Known as the land of a thousand hills, Rwanda’s home to some awe-inspiring landscapes. Heading to this remote destination for a safari will provide you with one of the greatest privileges in the world – seeing wild, endangered gorillas in their natural habitat. In addition to these magnificent creatures, you’ll also find antelope, impala, giraffe, zebra and vervet monkeys here in Rwanda.
What you’ll love most about Rwanda
- The magnificent mountain range of Volcanoes National Park, situated in the far northwest of Rwanda, boasts a peak (Karisimbi) of nearly 15,000 feet. It’s here where you’ll trek endangered mountain gorillas and see the rare golden monkey
- The diverse Nyungwe National Park is a rainforest home for 13 species of primate including a small population of chimpanzees and the L’Hoest’s monkey. There are 120 species of butterfly and 1,068 plant species found in the park too
- Those looking to experience game viewing of Africa’s ‘Big 5’ should safari in Akagera National Park. The terrain here offers low-lying plains, savannah, woodland, wetland and a dozen lakes. Eastern black rhino and lions were introduced to the park to aid the continent’s conservation efforts
- Despite being one of the smallest countries in Africa, Rwanda has one of the highest bird counts on the continent. There are currently over 700 bird species throughout Rwanda’s four national parks
- Outside of wildlife viewing, and given its network of near endless trails, Rwanda is an incredible place to explore on two wheels with off-the-beaten-track cycling. The nation has also invested heavily into the sports of cricket and golf, so if you’re interested in either of these two pastimes, you’re sure to enjoy your time here