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.


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Guests at Mountain Gorillas Nest Lodge often opt for a four-night stay as it allows them a day to acclimatise to the altitude and to take the easy hike to see the golden monkeys; as well as to more days to do proper hiking excursions into the mountains to properly observe the amazing mountain gorillas in their Read More Read More

Wonderfully secluded in the foothills of massive dormant volcanoes, Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge is just around the corner from Parc National des Volcans (also known as the Volcanoes National Park), and a great base for extensive gorilla tracking. With the temperate climate and lush tropical vegetation, the proximity of northwestern Virunga Mountains of Rwanda ensures that spectacular views abound from this lodge. Read More

This magnificent mountain lodge near the Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda not only overlooks the Virunga volcanoes but also faces the shimmering lakes of Ruhondo and Bulera. Three hours drive from Kigali, the lavish lodge provides easy access for guests to go gorilla tracking, climb volcanoes, look for the delightful golden monkeys of the area and visit Dian Fosseys grave. Read More

Set a mere ten kilometres from Kigali International Airport and showcasing the very best of Rwandese cultural art, this five-star establishment enjoys a prime location in one of Kigalis most charming boulevards. The hotel is perfect for both leisure and business travellers, and the state-of-the-art conference centre, 500-seater auditorium and lavish ballroom even makes it suitable for large, upmarket events. Read More

Nyungwe Forest Lodge sits on a working tea plantation on the edge of Nyungwe National Park, in south-western Rwanda. The lodge blends seamlessly into the fringes of the Nyungwe Forest, the largest in Africa. The forest is home to 13 different types of primates, making up 20% of all the apes on the continent - including black and white Colobus monkeys and chimpanzees. From it’s unique location, Nyungwe Forest Lodge offers a wealth of game-viewing opportunities, rich cultural experiences and comfort throughout your stay. There are 6 wooden villas, built on stilts which blend inconspicuously into the lush vegetation which surrounds the property. Read More