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Rwanda, often called "The Land of a Thousand Hills," offers a unique and powerful travel experience such as Gorilla Trekking. It is one of the only countries in the world where you can visit mountain gorillas in their natural habitat.

Why

The Volcanoes National Park is home to several habituated gorilla families, making for an unforgettable encounter.

The country has a rich cultural heritage with a variety of traditions, dances, arts, and crafts. Cultural experiences like visiting the Iby'iwacu Cultural Village offer insight into traditional Rwandan lifestyles. Coupled with rolling hills, deep valleys, and abundant lakes, Rwanda offers breathtaking landscapes. The Nyungwe Forest, one of the oldest rainforests in Africa, is home to diverse wildlife and provides a beautiful setting for hiking and bird watching.

Rwandan cuisine reflects a blend of local agricultural and traditional cooking techniques, offering a delightful culinary exploration.

To understand Rwanda's rebirth, a visit to the Kigali Genocide Memorial is essential. It's a profound experience that offers a deep look into the tragic history that has shaped the country's current identity.

Other activities:
Beyond gorilla trekking, Rwanda offers canopy walks, kayaking, and hiking, particularly around the stunning Lake Kivu. Forming part of this beautiful country's diverse ecosystems are the golden monkeys, chimpanzees, and numerous bird species, making it a haven for wildlife enthusiasts.

When

The country has a tropical highland climate, due to its high elevation, you can expect   lower temperatures than is typical for equatorial countries.

The best times for the various activities:

June to September and from December to February 

Gorilla Trekking, Wildlife, General Tourism, Hiking and Forest Exploration:

  • Easier hiking conditions and lower malaria risk.
  • Wildlife viewing in parks like Akagera National Park.
  • For hiking, especially in Nyungwe Forest National Park
  • Relaxing at Lake Kivu's beaches

December to February

Bird Watching: 

  • To see a large variety of migratory birds. 

June and September

  • Overall birding conditions


Year Round

Cultural Tours and Beach Holidays

Where

Located in the Great Rift Valley where the African Great Lakes region and East Africa meet lies Rwanda. Bordering Uganda to the north, Tanzania to the east, Burundi to the south, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west.

The main international airport in Rwanda is Kigali International Airport. It's situated near the capital city of Kigali. This is the primary gateway for most travellers coming to Rwanda for tourism, especially those planning to go on gorilla treks, as it provides access to the country's major tourist destinations.

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