This small and narrow West African country is a little known destination, yet The Gambia is home to more than 570 bird species and a great diversity of mammals. Accessible via a six-hour direct flight from the UK, visitors can stay in a range of camps and lodges set in tranquil, wildlife-rich forests along the River Gambia.


Rwanda, also known as the ‘land of thousand hills’, with a mountainous and volcanic geography; hosts an estimated one third of the world’s mountain gorilla population. The gorillas here have become particularly famous thanks to Dian Fossey and her pioneering studies of their behaviour for more than 20 years.


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