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Rwanda

Landlocked in central Africa, Rwanda sits in a mountain region to the south of Uganda. The country is lush, with extraordinary biodiversity, beautiful lakes, waterfalls, mighty rivers, rolling hills and impressive mountains. The shared border with Uganda runs through the Virunga Mountains, home to some of the world's few remaining mountain gorillas, providing a profoundly moving game viewing experience. Despite Rwanda's brutal history, the country is now peaceful and the people warm, friendly and very welcoming.

 


Highlights

Parc National des Volcans on the slopes of the Virunga Mountains

Nyungwe Forest National Park is a large tract of montane rainforests with large troops of colobus monkeys, chimpanzees and incredible birdlife which can be enjoyed from easily walked trails

Kigali Memorial Centre, a permanent memorial to those who fell victim to the genocide, a sobering reminder to us all alongside an enlightening educational facility

 


Weather

Rainy seasons: March to May and October/November with the heaviest rains falling in April although it can rain almost any time in the mountains. Rwanda is largely mountainous and the high elevations mean that temperatures are rarely extreme. The hottest months are December to February and the driest months are July to September.


Activities

  • Gorilla and chimpanzee tracking - undoubtedly these primates are one of the main reasons to visit
  • Bird watching - Rwanda is one of Africa's top birding countries with an incredible 670 different species recorded
  • Game viewing is steadily improving in Akagera National Park
  • Walking and trekking along trails in the National Parks and around breathtakingly beautiful lakes

 


Sample Itinerary

Click on the title below for links to see our suggested itinerary.  But please remember that this is just an idea and we look forward to helping you plan YOUR safari!

Wild Places - Rwanda & Tanzania: For those who wish to get off the beaten track and yet see fantastic game: trek to see mountain gorillas in the Parc National des Volcans in Rwanda before game viewing in the Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania


 

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