Rwanda is one of the smallest countries in East Africa. Located underneath the equator, Rwanda is one of the amazing destinations visited by tourists most especially those interested in primates safaris.
Rwanda is a mountainous country and thus the reason as to why it is known as the land of thousand hills! There are lots of rolling hills all over its part enchanted with green cover! In the northern part of the country are the Virunga Volcanoes, one of the richest biodiversity areas in East Africa.
Rwanda has become a very popular tourism destination in East Africa due to being a habitat of one of the sought after animals in Africa the endangered mountain gorillas that live in the Virunga Mountains. Rwanda is one of the few organised destinations where the visitor can have an exciting experience of meeting the silverback in a very organized manner. This is supplemented by the visiting the dian Fossey’s Karisoke research centre and her tombs and also the golden monkeys at the basement of the volcanoes national park. Diana Fossey was a German female primatologist who fought tooth and nail to save the mountain gorillas from extinction in the 1940s.
Rwanda has spiced up its tourism world by reserving Nyungwe forests for primates tracking where you can also meet the chimpanzees the closest cousin of man with a 98.5% DNA similar to mankind.
With Rwanda being a small country, it is an ideal stopover for a short trip to sum up a big five safari trip in Uganda.
- Watching the mountain gorillas in their natural setting at volcanoes national park.
- Touring Dian Fossey’s Karisoke research centre
- Exploring Kigali city as you visit different historical, cultural and political establishments.
- Having a picnic at the beaches of Lake Kivu. Trekking the common primates in Nyungwe forest.
Why Visit Rwanda?
Rwanda is one of the few tourist destinations where travelers visit the mountain gorillas. Located in Central Africa, Rwanda has immense attractions ranging from the endangered mountain gorillas, chimpanzees, wildlife and more. Here are the most popular 10 things that attract tourists to Rwanda;
Scenic Splendor and Serenity
Rwanda is blessed with spectacular scenery and natural landscapes – mountain peaks and passes, dense and ancient forests, miles of unspoiled Lake Kivu shoreline, rivers to sooth or thrill you, and rolling flower fields and grasslands of every hue. Places to inspire you, places to explore or to simply revel in the joyous gift of nature
A luxury Rwanda safari cannot end without staying at some of the award-winning safari lodges in Volcanoes National park, Nyungwe, Lake Kivu and Akagera national park, the bush equals bliss. Luxury, impeccable service and cuisine, soothing spa’s and superlative wildlife encounters add up to safari adventures that will exceed your wildest expectations.
Experience the cultural interactions that are real and awe-inspiring. Whether you spend a day in Iby’Iwacu cultural village or a city township; a week in Bugesera reconciliation village or escape to a typical Rwanda farm, you’ll find Rwandese friendly and their day-to-day lifestyles and customs accessible. Short or long stay – you’re welcome!
Beautiful weather in Rwanda, spectacular locations, awesome scenery, and record-breaking, mega-thrill adventure mixed in – that’s how we’ve earned the title the Adventure Capital of the World.
Feel the energy of our towns, catch the beat of Afro-pop, hip-hop or jazz in Kigali’s night club, play in our casino’s, visit our museums, be entertained in our theatres. Shop, dine and follow the pulse of our rhythm to your next urban African adventure.
Your Rwandan Feast
From traditional comfort food to star dining; a hearty buffet or a gourmet banquet beneath a star-strewn African sky, let your taste buds take you on a journey of discovery with mouth-watering Rwandan soul food.
Indulge your senses
Relax and rejuvenate the Rwandan way. Cocoon yourself in calming treatments and soothing therapies. Scented traditional balms made with indigenous oils and ingredients will have you stress-free and feeling like African royalty in no time—all happening in Rwandan capital-Kigali.
Kigali to Lake Kivu
Head on to the place of beaches and relaxation—All the way, magnificent scenery and small towns filled with history and character beckon. From spectacular landscapes and lush farmlands keep you company until you arrive in Lake Kivu – one of the East Africa’s most beautiful Places.
Kigali to Volcanoes National park
The green hills and spectacular scenery here leads you to home of world’s rarest mountain gorillas and your final destination: Volcanoes – Rwanda’s Golden Mile of landscapes and Beauty.
Lush with evergreen vegetation, beaches, rivers, lakes and friendly towns, Rwanda is a region of extraordinary natural beauty. Play golf, dine, sunbathe and experience one-of-a kind marine, nature and adrenaline sports activities amid its dramatic mountain scenery and ancient rain forests