Historically seen as the go-to destination to view the endangered mountain gorilla, Rwanda has evolved over the last decade, emerging as the gem of East and Central Africa.
Rwanda’s three national parks display extraordinary tales of successful conservation and are home to incredible diversity, abundant birdlife and exceptional experiences; from kayaking on Lake Kivu to river canoeing with views of volcanoes, taking to the skies on a hot air balloon safari, witnessing the Big Five and over 14 species of primates including golden monkeys and mountain gorilla.
In the East, Akagera National Park boasts the largest wetland park in East Africa, is home to the Big 5, and has some of the deepest concentration of mammalian life in the region. Farther afield in the South West, Nyungwe National Park offers over a dozen species of primates, a canopy walk, chimpanzee trekking and endless hiking in one of the last preserved rain forests on earth.
The jewel in the crown, in the North West of Rwanda, Virunga National Park is home to mellow canoe and paddle trips, the rare golden monkeys, and of course the famed mountain gorillas. A few days can easily be spent taking in the stunning volcanic landscape, visiting community projects and cooperatives and mountain biking the beautiful hillsides.
Urban adventure in Kigali, from exciting fashion and art to culinary tours and museums and engaging, hands-on artisan workshops combine with Rwanda’s wilderness experiences to provide an iconic safari destination; whether it be for a twelve-day safari or as a shorter extension to a safari in Kenya or Tanzania.