Visiting Rwanda, “the land of a thousand hills,” is one of the great wildlife adventures on the planet. The star attraction is the highly endangered mountain gorilla. An encounter with a silver-back gorilla can be a hair-raising experience and one you will never forget! The welcoming people, lush landscapes and other wildlife attractions make it an ideal addition to any African safari.
Rwanda is mountainous, green and lush, and home to over 670 birds, a variety of primates and 100 orchid species – a paradise for bird watchers, conservationists and botanists alike. The majority of tourism is focused on a visit to the Parc National des Volcans in the north.
Accommodations: Comfortable city hotels, safari camps are small and cozy, though not luxurious, with a focus on respecting the delicate environment.
Gameviewing: Trekking to view gorillas, hikes to view chimpanzees.
Getting Around: Minivans and 4×4 safari vehicles.
Other Attractions: Chimpanzees, golden monkeys and a variety of orchids and unusual birds can be found in the wetland and savannah of Akagera National Park.