RWANDA

Rwanda has long been seen as the premiere destination for gorilla tracking, but today more than ever there are dozens of reasons to extend your stay, starting with the 13 species of primates and East Africa’s only canopy walk, all to be found in the dense rainforests of Nyungwe Forest National Park. Still, it’s hardly a surprise that Rwanda developed its reputation for Gorillas; experts estimate that there are only 780 mountain gorillas still in existence anywhere on earth, and one third of these majestic creatures can be found in Volcanoes National Park alone. With the recent re-introduction of lions to Akagera National Park in the east, Rwanda has truly come into its own as a full-fledged safari destination, and to top it all off, it’s not even a day’s drive between each of these world-class attractions.

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Why Rwanda

  • Gorilla Trekking - Gorilla tracking in Rwanda is often described as “life changing” and with good reason. With only an estimated 780 Gorillas left in the world, to see these gentle creatures in their natural habitat is a truly unique and unbeatable experience.
  • Primate Tracking - Chimpanzees, Black-and-white colobus monkeys, and the endangered Golden monkey.
  • Birding - Rwanda is amongst Africa's most exciting birding destinations.
  • Within this relatively small and compact country, there over 1450 bird species, of which 27 are Albertine Rift endemics.
  • Congo Nile Trail – Lose time along the lake in Rwanda's wildest corner.
  • Cultural experiences - Centuries of music, dance, history and hospitality are awaiting you in Rwanda.
  • Delve into some natural and cultural lore at the Musanze Caves.
  • Safaris - Experience a classic African Safari in beautiful Akagera National Park.

 


Some ideas of adventures to Rwanda...

As with all the itineraries on our website, these are just examples of what is possible. After listening to you, we will plan your obligation free itinerary taking your budget and individual needs into consideration. Contact us today to start planning your dream adventure to Africa.

 

SNEAK PEEK - RWANDA

FACTS


Area : Rwanda is a landlocked East African country. Its green, mountainous landscape has earned it the nickname “Land of a Thousand Hills.” The renowned Volcanoes National Park is home to mountain gorillas and golden monkeys. Bordering Congo and Uganda, the park encompasses 4,507m Mt. Karisimbi and four other forested volcanoes. Kigali, the nation's sprawling capital, has vibrant restaurants and nightlife.

Population : 11.78 million

Language : Kinyarwanda, English, French

Capital : Kigali

Currency : Rwandan franc

Weather


Climate : Rwanda can be visited and enjoyed any time of the year. Temperatures average around 24°C (75°F), except for in the higher mountain areas where it ranges from 10°C to 15°C (50°F to 60°F)

Dry Season:

The dry season which lasts from mid-May to mid-October, is the best time to track, hike and mountain climb, however, it is not as “green” as the wet season, which spans the other half of the year.

Wet Season:

mid-October to mid-May.
The Northeast has a lot more rain due to the volcanoes being covered in rainforest. Karisimbi (the highest peak in Rwanda at 2,507 meters) is usually covered with snow.

When to go:

How To Get There


Rwanda's International Airports : The main airport in Rwanda is Kigali International Airport. It is located 10 km East of central Rwanda.

Getting to Rwanda : Kigali currently receives direct flights from Nairobi, Entebbe, Bujumbura, Addis Ababa, Kilimanjaro, Brazaville, Douala, Libreville, Mombasa, Mwanza, Brussels, Amsterdam, Dar es Salaam, Istanbul, Johannesburg, Juba, Lagos, Lusaka, Doha and Dubai.

POINTS OF INTEREST


Kigali : This attractive city and its central location makes it a great base from which to explore the rest of the country. Built across several of Rwanda's thousand hills, Kigali is a modern and scrupulously clean city with many fine cafes, bars and restaurants as well as markets and handicrafts shops.

Nyungwe Forest : This forest covers some 1000 km² in the southwest of Rwanda and is an area of huge biodiversity.

SOME OF OUR FAVOURITE PICS FROM RWANDA

Akagera National Park in Rwanda
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Three young impala - Akagera National Park - Rwanda
Blue Monkey - #Nyungweforest #Eyeseeafrica
The Great Blue Turaco, the largest of all the Turacos, can be found throughout central Africa living within small groups in forested areas with elevations below around 2,700 ft. An interesting fact is that they are excellent climbers, but are poor when it comes to flying. Unlike most birds, both the males and the females of the species are flamboyant bright blue with yellow and red beaks. #birdwatching #Eyeseeafrica #adventuretravel #Rwanda

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