The Land of a Thousand Hills
Rwanda is a beautiful little country, tucked south of Uganda. What it lacks in size, it makes up for in character and history. We always encourage our clients to spend a couple of nights in Kigali to soak up the markets and culture of the Rwandan people.
Most people move through Rwanda to trek to the Gorillas. Conservation is at the forefront of our minds when we book these trips, and we ensure our permits are legitimate and ethically obtained. Gorilla trekking permits need to be booked well in advance.
The landscapes of Rwanda are truly breathtaking featuring: volcanoes, rain-forests and vast open plains. The wildlife is abundant. Here are just a few of the things you can see and do on your trip to Rwanda:
- Volcanoes National Park offers an excellent opportunity for Gorilla trekking and may also yield sightings of the endemic and endangered Golden Monkey
- The Kigali Genocide Memorial is a sobering day that will help to fully understand and appreciate Rwandas painful past
- Akagera National Park is an unique safari destination, the largest wetland in Central Africa. With 482 recorded bird species, you may even spot the prehistoric Shoebill
- The remains of the tragedy that occurred at Nyamata Church
- Nyamirambo woman’s Center – an NGO aimed at addressing gender-based violence, gender inequality and discrimination by providing education and vocational training to woman
- Nyungwe Forest National Park is a hikers paradise with 13 hiking trails for exploring this ancient rain-forest which is home to 300 birds species, many butterflies and orchids, 75 mammal species including 13 primates. It is an excellent place to trek if you wish to observe chimpanzee in their natural habitat
- Rwandan art at the Inema Arts Center
- Kimironko market is a bustling market and definitely worth stopping in to purchase fabrics, souvenirs and crafts of the region