Rwanda offers a truly authentic experience with its own individual charm, whilst less famous than Tanzania or Kenya, it offers a different type of safari holiday. The ‘Land of a Thousand Hills’ plays host to the silverback gorilla, dramatic mountain vistas and warm and friendly local people.
Sitting at high altitude, this small African country has a tropical climate. A beautiful country that offers dramatic scenery and mystery. Many might associate Rwanda instantly as the setting for ‘Gorillas in the Mist’, it has far more to discover than just this. A once in a lifetime experience, Rwanda offers the epitome of African adventure to walk and track the gorillas in their natural habitat.
The Volcanoes National Park sits two hours from Kigali and is Africa’s oldest national park, an abundant and rich biodiverse environment. The Nyungwe National Park has a dense forest canopy and is where you are likely to spot primates a plenty as it is home to 13 species including the chimpanzee. Akagera, lying to the east is the third national park of Rwanda and contrasts again from the scenery set out before, beautiful in an entirely different way where the savanna enables big-game and bird watching, Rwanda offers a different spectacle at every opportunity.
The national parks of course enchant and give unique opportunities to see some of the richest concentrations of flora and fauna, but don’t overlook the other facets of Rwanda to add to your adventure. A trip to one of the tea plantations, a day of exploration in Kigali, or some time relaxing on the glistening shores of Lake Kivu in peaceful sumptuous surroundings, Rwanda quickly becomes somewhere quite special for those lucky enough to visit!