Rwanda's Parks & Places

There's More Than A Thousand Hills To Discover

From gorilla trekking in the lush forests to exploring the vibrant city of Kigali, Rwanda has something to offer for every type of traveler. Whether you’re interested in wildlife, culture, or simply relaxing in stunning natural surroundings, Rwanda is the perfect destination. 

Let us guide you through the highlights of this remarkable country and help you plan your next adventure!

Learn More About Rwanda's Parks & Places

Volcanoes National Park

Volcanoes National Park is a must-visit destination in Rwanda, as it is home to the world-famous mountain gorillas. Trekking to see these gentle giants in their natural habitat is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that can only be found in this part of the world. Additionally, the park is also home to several active and dormant volcanoes, offering a unique opportunity for hiking and exploring the dramatic landscape.

Nyungwe Forest National Park

Nyungwe Forest National Park is another must-visit destination in Rwanda, known for its lush forests and rich biodiversity. Visitors can enjoy a range of activities, including trekking to see chimpanzees and other primates, birdwatching, and hiking to scenic waterfalls. The park is also home to one of the highest canopy walks in East Africa, offering a thrilling adventure and stunning views of the forest.

Lake Kivu

Lake Kivu is a beautiful lake located in the western part of Rwanda, known for its clear blue waters and scenic shoreline. Visitors can enjoy a range of water activities, including swimming, kayaking, and fishing. The lake is also surrounded by several charming towns and villages, offering a glimpse into local life and culture.


Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda, is a vibrant and cosmopolitan destination, known for its excellent museums, galleries, and restaurants. Visitors can learn about the country’s history and culture at the Kigali Genocide Memorial and the National Museum of Rwanda, or simply enjoy the city’s bustling markets and colorful streets.


Butare, also known as Huye, is a charming town located in southern Rwanda, known for its colonial architecture, museums, and vibrant cultural scene. Visitors can explore the Ethnographic Museum, the National University of Rwanda, or simply stroll through the town’s picturesque streets and gardens.


Akagera National Park is a stunning wildlife reserve located in the northeast corner of Rwanda, known for its diverse landscapes and rich wildlife. Visitors can enjoy game drives to see the park’s iconic Big Five (lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos, and buffalos), as well as a range of other species, including giraffes, zebras, and antelopes. The park is also home to several scenic lakes and rivers, offering a unique opportunity for boat safaris and fishing.

Let’s start planning your next safari.

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