Walk through an equatorial Rainforest enriched by the ash of five Volcanoes and be granted an audience with Mountain Gorillas in their unique home!
Rwanda, landlocked republic lying south of the Equator in east-central Africa. Known for its breathtaking scenery, Rwanda is often referred to as le pays des mille collines (French: “land of a thousand hills”). The capital is Kigali, located in the centre of the country on the Ruganwa River.
A Rwandan safari is Africa’s easiest and most accessible gorilla trekking country and the main draw card for visiting. Your African Gorilla Safari starts after arriving at the capital city of Kigali, you are only a few hours’ drive away from the legendary Volcanoes National Park which is home to the still wild gorilla families.
Small groups of privileged visitors can experience one of the most memorable wildlife encounters on earth – gorilla trekking through the pristine Virungas rainforest.
A Rwandan gorilla safari combines well with other East African destinations in Uganda, Kenya or Tanzania but there is more to green and hilly Rwanda than meets the eye: it is also home to the primate-filled Nyungwe Forest National Park where there are chimpanzees and fantastic bird-watching opportunities. Akagera National Park, on the other hand, offers big game viewing in a diverse savannah setting.
Lake Kivu is a gorgeous expanse of water surrounded by Rwanda’s gently rolling slopes. Kivu is a great place to enjoy boating, hiking, kayaking and chimp trekking.
Small, compact and easy to travel around, friendly Rwanda has dealt with its past tragedies and offers intrepid travellers and wildlife enthusiasts what is usually a hard-to-gain insight into Central African cultures, wildlife and environments. This is also where the late Dian Fossey studied the behaviour of the endangered mountain gorilla for 20 years, followed by the filmmakers who shot Gorillas in the Mist.
Why not walk through an equatorial rainforest enriched by the ash of five volcanos, be granted an audience with mountain gorillas in their unique home, stand humbled before the Kigali Genocide Memorial, experience savannah abundance at beautiful Lake Rwanyakazinga in Akagera National Park and contribute to the restoration and conservation of Albertine Rift wilderness.
This experience is a transformative, purpose-filled journey.