This little gem of a country in the middle of equatorial Africa has been known as “the land of 1,000 hills”. A watershed between Africa’s 2 largest river systems, the Congo and the Nile, Rwanda is a mountainous country with a moist tropical climate all year round. All the greenery and water makes it home to some amazing wildlife and forests. The most notable and biggest tourism driver is the endangered Mountain Gorilla. Found in the Parc National des Volcans on the border of Uganda, this park incorporates Rwanda’s slice of the Virunga Moutains.
Gorilla Trekking Safaris are a highlight. Rwanda has established itself as a leading destination for this adventure. Whether you only have time for the 4 Day Rwanda Itinerary or you want to explore the area in the Classic Rwanda and Uganda Itinererary, or you are adding Rwanda to a Tanzania or Kenya extravaganza, it is an exciting holiday destination. Rwanda has picked itself up from the Genocide that plagued the country in the early 90’s. Tourism is one of the biggest income drivers for the country.
Kigali is a fascinating buzzing city and for those with time, a great place to learn about the countries traumatic history.
We have selected top-quality accommodations in Rwanda. One of our favorites is Volcanoes Virungas Lodge, operated by one of our preferred partners. With stunning views of the Virunga Volcanoes, you realize there is so much more to this country.
Gorilla trekking can be strenuous so it is a good idea to get advice before you start. We have some useful guidelines in our Information and Tips pages or you can chat to our consultants, many of whom have enjoyed this privileged encounter! As in Uganda permits are limited daily which helps monitor and manage the tourism impact on these creatures. It is best to book your trip in advance.