Rwanda is a country of contrasts, with lush green mountains, pristine lakes and beautiful valleys. The Volcanoes National Park is a rainforest haven and one of Africa’s most biodiverse regions, but, of course, its most celebrated wild mammal is the iconic, critically endangered mountain gorilla.
Rwanda’s absolute highlight is access to gorilla trekking and spending time with the highly endangered mountain gorillas. It is one of only three countries where you can currently do this – the other two being Uganda and the Congo.
Affectionately known as the ‘Land of a Thousand Hills’, a safari in Rwanda is an unforgettable African experience. With its unique wildlife, stunning landscapes and rich culture, Rwanda is a destination not to be missed.
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Rwanda offers a uniquely comprehensive experience, from rainforest and imposing volcanic peaks to East Africa-styled safari, having outstanding scenic savannah dotted with floodplains.
The Volcanoes National Park is particularly scenic, with its volcanoes, lava flows and crater lakes. Akagera offers the Big Five safari. Nyungwe and the Gishwati in the west of the country are the home of many primates, including chimp troops, tea and coffee plantations and breathtaking views. Lake Kivu is part of Africa's Great Rift Valley, with scenic views of mountains and the beautifully impressive lake at every turn.
Rwanda's main airport in the capital city of Kigali offers easy daily connections into the East African countries of Tanzania and Kenya for visitors wishing to combine their highly engaging gorilla safari with the Great Migration, Zanzibar or some of the other well-known and top national parks for wildlife viewing. Safari Guru understands the best connections and safari offerings to combine some of our favourite primate safari lodges, including Bisate Lodge, Singita Kwitonda Lodge or One&Only Gorilla's Nest, with other well-suited luxury camps such as Magashi Camp and One&Only Nyungwe House creating a well-rounded and rewarding safari experience.
The gorilla trekking caters to many individual fitness levels and is tailored to your needs. Some stunning and exciting new accommodations are now available, with some still in progress, and visitors are guaranteed unspoilt wilderness, pure luxury and exceptionally high chances of seeing the protected mountain gorilla. Mountain gorilla troops are monitored for protection; conservation guards generally share their whereabouts with experienced trackers and guides.
An estimated 1050 mountain gorillas are left in the world, making them one of the most critically endangered animals on the planet. Rwanda is home to more than half of these gorillas. Primate safaris to see these magnificent creatures is an unforgettable experience and one that's high on many safari-goers' bucket lists.
Rwanda safari gorilla tours and treks operate in Volcanoes National Park in the northwest of Rwanda near the borders of Uganda and the DRC. The park is home to five of the eight volcanoes that comprise the Virunga Massif – a chain of volcanoes extending across all three countries.
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It exceeded our expectations. Not just the gorillas. The people. The trackers. The guide. The bishops house. The food. The coffee. The genocide museum. How Rwanda rebuilt itself under this government after such awful events in 1994, only 25 years ago. And it was all super well organised. So thank you.
- Sofie Piessens, Australia
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