Known as “The land of a Thousand Hills”, Rwanda is filled with green undulating hills, gardens and tea plantations, but is most famous for being home to more than half of the world’s last surviving mountain gorillas about 350 of them. Gorilla Trekking is the primary reason visitors go to Rwanda. Sitting with a small family group of some of the closest relatives to humans is one of the world’s greatest wildlife experiences. The gorillas are protected by the Volcanoes National Park in the magnificent Virunga Mountains, situated in north-western Rwanda.
The Volcanoes National Park borders Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda. The National Park is known as a haven for the mountain gorilla and was the base for the zoologist Dian Fossey’s research into this gentle giant. Rwanda now has ten habituated gorilla groups, the largest number of in Africa, making it the prime gorilla trekking destination. On a gorilla trekking tour, you spend 1 hour in close range of a small family group of some of the closest relatives to humans. This is one of the world’s greatest wildlife experiences and a gorilla safari is a ‘must’ for serious wildlife enthusiasts.
Best known for its wealth of primates, Rwanda is home to the endangered mountain gorillas and some wonderful hiking spots.
The best time visit Rwanda is from mid-May to mid-October, this is the long dryRead More
Rwanda is one of the world’s most densely populated countries. The country isRead More
The National Language in Rwanda is ‘Kinyarwanda’ spoken by most people.Read More
Health conditions in Rwanda, once poor, have improved in the 21st century owing toRead More
A valid passport with visa is mandatory when travelling to Rwanda. The bilateral agreementsRead More
The Rwandan Franc (Rfr) is the principal currency, although US dollars are widely acceptedRead More
Even though Rwanda is located only two degrees south of the Equator, Rwanda’sRead More
The official languages of Rwanda are French, Kinyarwanda, English and Swahili. English is spokenRead More
In Rwanda, agriculture is a crucial sector and is the backbone of the economy. 90% of theRead More
: Although service charges are generally included in the bill, tipping is common inRead More
Rwanda the smallest country in the African mainland, has left its tragic historyRead More
The mountain gorillas are one of Rwanda's main tourism draw cards and the governmentRead More
In general, pack lightly. Leave room for gifts and souvenirs. Softsided luggage packsRead More
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