Travel to Rwanda
Mountain gorilla trekking, scenic beauty, friendly and inviting culture
Known as the “Land of a Thousand Hills,” Rwanda is the fertile and friendly red-soiled Tibet of Africa, famous for its mountain gorillas, lush scenery, rich history, coffee and tea plantations, and the beautiful Lake Kivu. Witness a mountain gorilla in the wild on an unforgettable encounter or embark on a game drive in a national park bordering Tanzania. Experience the history and remarkable growth of Rwanda’s capital city Kigali or head to Lake Kivu for a relaxing getaway. No matter what road you take in Rwanda, your trip is guaranteed to make an impression on more than just your passport.
RWANDA NATIONAL PARKS AND REGIONS
Volcanoes National Park – The best place in the world to view mountain gorillas.
Nyungwe Forest Reserve – Africa’s largest montane (a highland area located below the subalpine zone) rainforest is home to thirteen species of primates, including over 500 chimpanzees.
Akagera National Park – A classic African big game savannah, Akagera is a complete contrast to the rest of Rwanda and shares an unfenced border with Tanzania.
Lake Kivu – One of Africa’s Great Lakes is a beautiful inland sea surrounded by steep, green, terraced hills offering relaxation on white sand beaches between some of Rwanda’s more physically challenging attractions.
Kigali – The safe and friendly capital city is home to 900,000 people and is the center of business and port of entry for Rwanda, conveniently located in the center of the country within a three hour drive of all tourist attractions.
- Mountain gorilla treks
- Golden monkey treks
- Chimpanzee trekking
- A visit Dian Fossey’s Karisoke Research Center and Memorial
- Hiking to the top of the volcanoes
- Trips to beautiful Lake Burera and Lake Ruhondo
- Visit the Kigali Memorial Center
- City tours
- Shopping at the markets in Ruhengeri
- The annual Gorilla Naming Ceremony in June
- Hiking in the rainforest viewing primates and waterfalls
- Bird watching
- Game drives
- Sunbathing and beach relaxation
- A trip to the Gisakura Tea Plantation
- A visit to the National Museum in Butare, an intellectual and cultural town that is home to the finest ethnographic collection in East Africa