Welcome to Rwanda the “Land of a Thousand Hills and a Million Smiles” is a country entrenched in a heartbreaking past but one full of optimistic people who smile brightly towards the future. In this verdant and lush land, lock eyes with mountain gorillas deep in the forest, proudly maintaining their remote and secluded natural habitat.
Rwanda has emerged as one of East Africa’s premier travel destinations. With a capital city transformed and world-renowned attractions which teem with wildlife and spectacular display of African culture, a Rwanda safari is a perfect getaway-and-relax you might just need after this fretful pandemic. Visit Rwanda and go gorilla trekking in one of the most revered rain forest jungles on planet earth.
Volcanoes National Park is Rwanda’s tourism jewel that makes home to the gentle giants of the mountain slopes, the magnificent mountain gorillas. Thousands visit Rwanda every year to spend that once-in-a-lifetime hour with the great apes.
Parc National des Volcans is where Dain Fossey set off this unforgettable adventure in 1967. This is arguably the best place to track and see gorillas in the whole of Africa. It has some of the best forest lodges on the continent, you can see hundreds of bird species, track the endangered golden monkey, hike the tenuous volcano summit, take a nature walk and experience raw indigenous African cultures in the boundaries of the forest. Unlike the other three gorilla destinations, Volcanoes is easy to access and proudly pricey for the luxury treat.
Akagera National Park with its lakes, papyrus swamps, hills and savannah are now a Big Five Africa safari destination. A game drive in the savanna tracks will reveal lions, elephants, buffaloes, hyenas, hippos and even the daylight shy leopards. The birding is excellent too, there are nearly 500 bird species in the park and an avid birder may encounter more than 100 species over a two-night stay. Akagera is a great addition to Volcanoes NP after you see gorillas and don’t have to cross borders.