- Learn about animal welfare and conservation programmes
- Discover Kigali’s growing art scene and lively nightlife
- Track chimpanzees and other primates in Nyungwe
- Look deep into the eyes of a mountain gorilla
LAND OF 1000 HILLS
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Known as ‘the land of a thousand hills’, Rwanda is a lush, hilly country with more than a third of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas living amongst the bamboo-covered slopes of the Virunga Mountains in the Volcanoes National Park. Rwanda is a peaceful country, full of promise and one of the cleanest countries in the world. Conservation programmes in Rwanda have been very successful with wildlife numbers increasing every year.
- Situated in the Great Lakes region, Rwanda is dominated by mountains in the west and savanna to the east, with numerous lakes throughout the country. With four national parks, a thriving capital city, spectacular scenery and diverse wildlife, Rwanda has plenty to do and explore,
- Kinyarwanda, French, English and Swahili are the official languages of Rwanda. Kinyarwanda is spoken by nearly all Rwandans. French, English and Swahili are widely spoken and understood.
- Rwanda has a year-round tropical highland climate. Rain is common in Rwanda with the driest months being June to mid-September and the wettest from mid-February to May and mid-September to mid-December.
Rwanda is home to more than a third of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas. Situated in the far northwest of Rwanda, Volcanoes National Park protects the steep slopes of this magnificent mountain range. After gorilla trekking, relax on the shores of Lake Kivu, Rwanda's largest lake and sixth largest in Africa. Akagera National Park is a conservation success story where many wildlife species have been reintroduced. Safari enthusiasts can see lion, black rhino, leopard, buffalo, elephant, antelope, zebra, giraffe, baboons, monkeys, and 500 almost bird species. Primate tracking is popular in the dense forests of Nyungwe National Park.
Our team are always on the lookout for the best experiences Rwanda has to offer, here are a few our favourites:
- Volcanoes National Park
- Akagera National Park
- Lake Kivu
- Nyungwe National Park
- Genocide Memorial Sites
Parc National de Volcans is home to over a third of the world's remaining mountain gorillas. Visiting the mountain gorillas is a truly humbling experience.
Akagera National Park has a diverse landscape and many animals have been reintroduced making it Rwanda’s traditional ‘Big Five’ safari destination.
With deep emerald green waters, Lake Kivu is a peaceful and tranquil place full of bird life. Relax on the beach or go kayaking, mountain biking or hiking and explore the area.
Nyungwe National Park is often thought of as one of Africa’s oldest forests and is home to many chimpanzees and 12 other primate species.
The charming capital of Kigali is a clean, safe and cosmopolitan city with a growing art scene and a mix of lively restaurants and bars.
The memorial sites of the Rwandan Genocide commemorate those who lost their lives in 1994 and are a moving places for contemplation and reflection.