Known as the “Land of a Thousand Hills,” the main attraction in Rwanda is mountain gorilla trekking. Despite being one of the most densely populated countries in the world, Rwanda is one of its cleanest. On the last Saturday of the month, the entire country gathers in their respective neighborhoods for Umuganda, a day dedicated to communal work for public good. Activities include street cleaning, repairing roads and building homes for genocide survivors.
Mountain gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park gained renowned in large part because of Dian Fossey, who passionately dedicated her life to their protection. The mountain gorillas inhabit the lush high altitude rainforests surrounding the Virunga Mountains. Visitors to Nyungwe Forest National Park can go chimp trekking and see other primates. After successfully reintroducing lion, black rhino and other megafauna, Akagera is now a Big 5 national park.
Kigali is Rwanda’s capital and main port of entry for international visitors via Kigali International Airport. The Kigali Genocide Memorial offers a moving and rare insight into the country’s tragic past.
Safaris in Rwanda
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Known as the “Land of a Thousand Hills,” the main attraction in Rwanda is mountain gorilla trekking. Despite being one of the most densely...
Liz and Mike Lang
We were pleasantly surprised at how much wildlife we saw along the banks of the channel while relaxing with our beer and wine on the boat.
We are back home from our adventure in Africa. The trip was everything we expected and more! Of course for me (Bev), the ultimate highlight of the trip was the gorillas in both Uganda and Rwanda. I loved everything connected to the...
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This was one of my best trips ever!!
I’m fresh back from another incredible AAC adventure. The chimpanzee trek was also wonderful…What a beautiful creature and an incredible opportunity to see him…I’m so thankful that I was included on the trek. We had a lot...
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Of course, the gorillas were AMAZING! We never expected to be that close.
Beth and I had an absolutely amazing time in Africa! Thank you for helping us with all the arrangements. Our guide in Rwanda, Sula, was very accommodating. He helped us with so many things I can’t even begin to list them all. Of...
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