Rwanda – the land of a thousand hills cascading with infinite grace. Rwanda is indeed blessed with unique landscapes, extraordinary biodiversity, with incredible wildlife living throughout its volcanoes, montane rainforest and sweeping plains.
The top attractions are the mountain gorillas of in the blanketed mountain ranges of Volcanoes National Park. Rwanda hosts a quarter of the mountain gorilla population along with Uganda (half) and DR Congo (a quarter). Rwanda and Uganda have created a unique safari experience where conservation based tourism of gorilla trekking has proved crucial in saving the endangered mountain gorillas. Travellers get to experience the once in a life time thrill of seeing mountain gorillas in their natural tropical rainforest habitat.
And yet with its inspirational story of transformation, Rwanda has diligently worked to move on from the grim episode of genocide to turn into one of Africa’s remarkable transformational stories.
Rwanda offers a lot more than gorilla trekking. From Kigali arguably Africa’s most vibrant city to the great rift valley/Albertine rift valley which is home to many endemic species, Rwanda awes every visitor. Rwanda has big game including lions, rhinos, giraffes and other mammals that dwell in Akagera, Nyungwe Forest and other national parks. Rwanda also has remarkable creativity that spans time from ancient kingdoms and are uniquely celebrated in rich traditional dance and architecture. Visitors to Rwanda can enjoy all this happy in the knowledge that Rwanda leads with the green mindset having banned plastic bags in 2008 remains one of the countries innovatively leading in the transition to greener living. Above all, Rwanda was voted as 9th safest country in the world by World Economic Forum. Rwanda is now an upscale low impact destination with some of the best lodges in the world ( https://www.cntraveler.com/gallery/africa-top-resorts )
Whether it is for gorilla trekking or a more immersive experience, we will tailor just the Rwanda safari for you.
Safari is a Swahili word with Arab origins. The verb means to make an arduous journey into the African interior. To fully enjoy a safari, it is imperative that one builds a broader perspective of the safari destination. Safari is exceedingly rewarding for those who endeavor to understand the interconnectedness of people, the land, the biodiversity and history. The best books on Botswana as recommended by us are: