Known as the land of a thousand hills
Rwanda’s stunning scenery and warm, friendly people offer unique experiences in one of the most remarkable countries in the world.
It is blessed with extraordinary biodiversity, with incredible wildlife living throughout its volcanoes, montane rainforest and sweeping plains.
Travelers come from far and wide to catch a glimpse of the magnificent gorillas, yet there is so much more to see and experience. From the warm and friendly Rwandan people to the dramatic vistas almost around every corner.
Home To One Third Of The World’s Mountain Gorillas, Parc National Des Volcans Is The Place To Go Gorilla Trekking
Rwanda is synonymous with gorilla trekking, particularly in the volcanic peaks of Rwanda where the rare and endangered mountain gorillas and golden monkeys live, you will experience a unique gorilla trekking safari experience that is truly unforgettable.
Residing high in the mist, the primates have found sanctuary among the dark green, dense vegetation of the Parc National Des Volcans. Tracking the powerful, but gentle, creatures takes in some of the finest views in Africa: mountains capes of thick moors, glistening lakes and forests of dense bamboo.
Roaming the vegetation are elephants, giant hogs and spotted hyenas. The keen-eyed adventurer might have the chance to glimpse the endangered Golden Monkey.
Deeper into the park, there are other natural wonders to behold. Caving beneath the volcanic rock offers travelers a completely different perspective. For those that trek up to the Musanze Caves, there is the chance to descend down into the darkness below, and once on the floor look up where the vegetation twists high towards the sunlight above.
Visitors with a mind to conservation will want to walk the Dian Fossey trail while in Rwanda. The Karisoke Research Center, which the Gorillas on the Mist author established, is still going strong today and is a fitting tribute to her legacy, while her grave is a reminder of the centre’s importance.
Only among the gorillas themselves will your realise what a very special country Rwanda is.