The Land of a Thousand Hills, The Land of a Thousand Memories
Rwanda is home to magnificent national parks, dense forests, and majestic mountain ranges. Visitors can encounter the iconic mountain gorillas, chimpanzees, and other primates, as well as the Big 5 and a vast array of bird species.
In addition to its diverse wildlife, Rwanda also boasts a rich culture and heritage, with opportunities to engage with local communities and experience their traditions. Whether it’s trekking through lush forests, immersing oneself in the local culture, or simply relaxing amid stunning natural beauty, Rwanda’s thousand hills are filled with just as many chances for memories.
The Ways You Can Experience Rwanda
More Than 400 Bird Species
Rwanda’s high altitude forests provide unique birdwatching opportunities, with species like the Grauer’s swamp warbler and the red-faced barbet being found only in the Albertine Rift.
A boat safari on Lake Ihema in Akagera National Park is a unique way to experience Rwanda’s wildlife, with opportunities to see hippos, crocodiles, and a variety of birdlife.
Chimpanzees, Golden Monkeys, and Primates
Rwanda is more than just chimpanzees in Nyungwe Forest National Park and mountain gorillas – there are also colobus, golden, L’Hoest’s, owl faced, Dent’s, blue and vervet, with olive baboons, nocturnal potto and bushbabies.
Day & Night Game Drives
Akagera National Park offers game drives with experienced guides, where visitors can see a variety of wildlife including giraffes, zebras, and antelopes.
Meet Mountain Gorillas
Rwanda is one of the few places in the world where visitors can have the unique experience of tracking and observing mountain gorillas in their natural habitat.
Rwanda’s rich culture can be experienced through interactions with local communities and visits to cultural sites such as the King’s Palace Museum and the National Museum of Rwanda.
Recharge & Relax
With its stunning natural scenery and peaceful surroundings, Rwanda offers a chance to recharge and relax, whether it’s with a visit to Lake Kivu or a stay at a luxury lodge.
Visitors can explore Rwanda’s natural beauty on two wheels, with biking opportunities in areas like Musanze and the Congo Nile Trail.
Nyungwe Forest National Park is a great place for nature walks, with trails that wind through stunning forests and offer the chance to see primates and a variety of birdlife.
Rwanda’s rivers and lakes offer fun canoeing and kayaking experiences, with the Mukungwa River and Gisenyi being popular destinations.
Guided walking safaris in Akagera National Park provide a chance to see wildlife up close while enjoying the park’s scenic landscapes.
Though Rwanda is most famous as a destination to see primates like chimpanzees and mountain gorillas, they now also have all members of the Big Five at Akagera National Park.
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