Things to Do in Rwanda
The best things to do in Rwanda focus around the country’s beautiful wildlife, landscapes and people. The main and most popular is trekking the endangered mountain gorilla. There truly is nothing else like it in the world—looking deep into the expressive brown eyes of these gentle giants is an extremely special privilege and an unforgettable encounter. The trekking duration and conditions can vary but a moderate level of fitness is highly recommended.
There are other primates you can trek in Rwanda as well: playful chimps, curious colobus monkeys and cheeky golden monkeys. There is also the opportunity for more traditional safari activities such as game drives, nature walks and bird watching. If culture and history is of interest to you, a community visit, tea plantation tour or trip to the Dian Fossey Museum could be of interest. Additionally, the capital of Kigali is a great place to learn about the history of Rwanda by visting Genocide Museum—a heavy experience but one we feel is really important.
Experiences and activities in the Virungas
Virungas and northern Rwanda
Rwanda's Parc National des Volcans surely must rank at the top of any list for the sheer majesty of its landscapes. It's a land of soaring cloud capped volcanoes, beautiful mountain lakes and warm welcoming people.
Virungas and northern Rwanda, Rwanda
Gorilla tracking in Parc National des Volcanoes, through the mountainous forest on the slopes of the Virunga range, is a magical experience. Seeing a mountain gorilla in its natural habitat is one of the world's most thrilling wildlife experiences.
Kigali Genocide Memorial Center
Visiting the Kigali Genocide Memorial Museum should be on everybody's must-do list when in the area. The memorial is a haunting but stark journey through one of the most savage genocides in history, that took place in this tiny, landlocked country.