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Rwanda

Rwanda has an instant association with its amazing mountain gorillas and dramatic mountain views. Its rich biodiversity in the Volcanoes National Park and the Nyungwe Forest, along with its charming people make Rwanda a place that visitors will long to return to. Explore tea plantations, unwind by the shore of Lake Kivu, or continue your safari in Akagera National Park.

The name Rwanda evokes images of amazing mountain gorillas in the mist, eating nettles on the slopes of the Virunga volcanoes. Rwanda's captivating natural features continue to draw visitors in, from Lake Kivu and Rwanda’s majestic volcanoes, to the acres of lush vegetation, verdant tea plantations and dense rainforest. Rwanda is home to hundreds of species of trees, plants and birds, in which its varied wildlife and biodiversity can be seen across the stunning national parks.

A great place for nature loving travelers, Rwanda has three main conservation areas. The Volcanoes National Park is in the north-west of the country and is home to the impressive mountain gorilla. Time spent here tracking the gorillas on foot is for many travelers a lifetime dream come true. To the south you find the Nyungwe Forest, whose dense forest canopy is home to large chimpanzee and colobus monkey populations. In the east, Akagera National Park is home to a unique swamp ecosystem that is one of the largest protected wetland areas in eastern Africa.

Rwanda is known for its complex and tragic history, yet the Land of a Thousand Hills, with its stunning natural surroundings and impeccable wildlife mean that visitors have now returned to this beautiful country, allowing the capital Kigali and the shores of Lake Kivu to rebuild and redevelop. The people are charming and welcoming, keen to show off their tiny gem of a country to visitors.

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Highlights of Rwanda

Nyungwe Forest & Volcanoes National Park

Embark on a Rwandan adventure and have incredible encounters with two of the world's great ape species; mountain gorillas and chimpanzees. Travel in to the heart of the lesser known Nyungwe Forest in search of the resident chimpanzee community before traveling up to the misty valleys of Volcanoes National Park and watch a gorilla family feed and play amongst the lush green fern.

Off the beaten track Rwanda

Akagera National Park & Volcanoes National Park

Synopsis: This six day Rwandan adventure combines the classical African safari experience with the opportunity to visit the majestic mountain gorillas of the Virunga Massive, all within Rwanda. Head to the open savannahs and damp swamps of Akagera National Park in search of lions and the endangered black rhino before heading to the misty forests of Volcanoes National Park in search the endangered

Best for: Adventure, Off the beaten track, Wildlife, Active & adventure

Rwanda and Tanzania in Ultimate Luxury

Serengeti & Volcanoes National Park

Visit the sprawling plains of the Serengeti and come face to face with a curious mountain gorilla, all the while enjoying the full Singita Experience. Singita is never your average safari camp. Well known for impeccable service, exquisite detail and stunning furnishings, this combination is the perfect option for those looking to travel in ultimate luxury.

Twin Center Rwanda and Cape Town

Rwanda & Cape Town

Go in search of the mountain gorillas of Rwanda in the well known Volcanoes National Park, before flying onto the cultural city of Cape Town where you can indulge in delicious food and wine, visit the vibrant winelands, climb to the peak of the impressive Table Mountain or visit the resident penguins at boulders beach. One simple flight connects these two very different, but equally as popular, Af

Best for: Adventure, Couples, Honeymoon, Wildlife

Call us on 858 345 1761 to start planning your safari to Rwanda

Call us on 858 345 1761 to start planning your safari to Rwanda

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