Rwanda offers perhaps the ultimate in wildlife experiences and is one of the last remaining countries where you can track the endangered mountain gorilla in their natural habitat. While the legendary mountain gorillas may be the leading tourism act, Rwanda’s supporting cast includes Lake Kivu and the ancient Nyungwe Forest. Rwanda is a safe and friendly destination – a testament to the resilience of its people. For guests seeking a profoundly enriching safari, Rwanda will take you on an emotional journey you’ll be hard pressed to find anywhere else.
5 Reasons We Love Rwanda
Only country offering gorilla trekking in unashamed luxury
Success story post genocide-remarkably clean and safe
Boda Boda taxis in Kigali
Thriving art scene
Great coffee beans for those coffee lovers
Trek With Mountain Gorillas
Trekking mountain gorillas is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It instantly evokes the remarkable life of Dian Fossey as depicted in Gorillas In The Mist. Rwanda is one of the last remaining places in the world where you can see mountain gorillas in their natural habitat, with just over half of these animals left in the world found here. Even though expert trackers lead you through the tangled undergrowth and slippery mountain terrain, nothing prepares you for the intensity of the face to face encounter with mountain gorillas. It’s a genuinely thrilling experience.
Head to the Shores of Lake Kivu
This lakeside retreat, lined with swaying palms and colonial-era hotels, makes for the perfect respite from a hard day’s gorilla trekking. It is easily accessible from Kigali and all the national parks including the Volcanoes National Park and Nyungwe Forest National Park.
Visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial
To embrace the Kigali of today, you must understand its complicated past. The Kigali Genocide Memorial serves as both a museum as well as a mass burial ground for more than 250,000 victims of the genocide against the Tutsi tribe.
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