Destinations

Rwanda

Rwanda's Parc National des Volcans is home to the mountain gorillas to whom Dian Fossey dedicated her life and whose story is told in the iconic film 'Gorillas in the Mist'.

Rwanda is a tiny landlocked country surrounded by Uganda to the north, Tanzania to the east, Burundi to the south, and the Democratic Republic of Congo to the west.

Often called the 'land of a thousand hills', Rwanda is a mountainous country with a temperate year-round climate. Its main and enduring attraction is its primate population - in particular its mountain gorillas - and close encounters with these gentle giants being one of the most memorable wildlife viewing experiences in the world. This is the highlight of our Rwanda safaris.

The country carries the burden of history following an infamous civil war in the early 1990s — but today visitors to Rwanda are openly amazed at how far the country has come and how willing its people are to talk about and forget the past. Political and social stability returned to Rwanda in 1999 with the new Government of National Unity and it is now Africa's most progressive country. 

The Virunga mountains are home to more than half the world's approximately eight hundred remaining mountain gorillas, the same primates Dian Fossey studied in the 1970s and ’80s. The chance to visit them in their natural habitat draws visitors from across the globe to these peaks shared by Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo - with Rwanda occupying the high-end, luxury space. 

Often referred to as the Singapore of Africa, Rwanda has emerged as one of the continent's premier travel destinations, with a capital city transformed and its world renowned national parks such as Nyungwe and Akagera, teeming with birds, primates and big game, minus the masses of tourists encountered in other parks in East Africa.

Today, Rwanda remains stable and tourism is a key contributor to the economy and it is home to some of the most holistic safaris we offer throughout Africa. 

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