Beyond the sands of the Sahara lies an Africa of almost unrivalled majesty. Here, across the expansive savannahs of the Serengeti and the Masai Mara, and amongst the deltas and jungles of Botswana and the Congo, Mother Nature plays out her daily battle of survival against the raw magnificence of the African landscape. These are some of the most exhilarating safari destinations on earth and yet, away from the open plains, Sub-Saharan Africa offers so much more. The surreal landscapes of Namibia’s Skeleton Coast and the golden, tropical hideaways of the Indian Ocean provide visitors some of the most unique and pristine natural environments anywhere in Africa, whilst Ethiopia’s rich vein of cultural heritage presents a fascinating mix of Christian, Muslim and African traditions that are unsurpassed anywhere else on the continent.
Visit the gorillas if you can; it's a once in a lifetime experience. You've got a great chance of seeing them and, although it's not cheap, part of the cost goes towards their preservation.