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Why Rwanda

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.

Quick Info

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.


HI/LoF Rainfall
JAN 80/65 3.68"
FEB 81/66 2.83"
MAR 80/66 7.46"
APR 79/66 10.27"
JUN 78/65 4.56"
JUL 77/64 3"
AUG 78/64 2.83"
SEP 80/64 3"
OCT 80/65 5.23"
NOV 80/65 6.48"
DEC 80/65 4.91"

Rwanda Tours

Add-on $5,795

Rwanda in the Mist

5 days from $5,795 per person





Follow in the footsteps of late activist Dian Fossey and observe the “Gorillas in the Mist” on this extraordinary journey into Rwanda’s Virunga Mountains and Parc National des Volcans.

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