One of 10 remaining families of mountain gorilla can be found on the slopes of the Virunga mountains in the Volcanoes National Park. This unique experience affords you the mysterious intimacy of the rainforest, alive with the calls of colourful birds and chattering of the rare golden monkey.
Flights in and out of the country are through Kigali, the capital and heart of Rwanda. It is a modern city, clean and safe, and within easy reach of the country’s cultural and natural treasures. Take a Kigali City Tour and visit the Genocide Memorial commemorating the lives of 250 000 Tutsis killed by the Hutus in 1994.
Learn about the rich biodiversity of Nyungwe, the largest protected mountain forest in Africa and home to the one-and-only canopy walkway in East Africa. Journey through the majestic rainforest, trailing the energetic chimpanzee while exploring the beautiful hills.
Akagera National Park is located in the north-eastern region of Rwanda and is home to the “Big 5” (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo). Enjoy guided day- and night-safaris or experience forest-fringed lakes on a boat ride. This area is also rich in a wide array of birdlife.
Visit the picturesque, characterful town of Kibuye on Lake Kivu, or the bustling market town of Gisenyi. This is the perfect place to relax after gorilla-trekking, as it is only an hour’s drive from The Volcanoes National Park. Kayaking on the deep emerald green waters while admiring your mountainous surrounds is a great way to spend a day.