RWANDA

The Land of a Thousand Hills

Situated in central Africa, Rwanda is a country of astounding natural beauty. Known as the Land of a Thousand Hills, its majestic ranges are blanketed in lush tropical rainforests. The rolling scenery is accentuated with vast glimmering lakes and striking dormant volcanoes, most famously the Virunga volcanoes, where you’ll find the world’s last remaining mountain gorillas hidden deep in the bamboo forests.

Renowned for its unparalleled concentration of incredible nature and wildlife, Rwanda has four national parks, Volcanoes National Park, Gishwati-Mukura National Park, Akagera National Park, and Nyungwe National Park. Here you can trek through rainforests to find native golden monkeys, a growing population of chimpanzees, and rare troops of mountain gorillas and silverbacks. Descend from mountains to discover Lake Kivu, Rwanda’s largest lake and the sixth largest in Africa. Boasting some of the best inland beaches in Africa, Lake Kivu offers swimming, kayaking, and even scuba diving below the mystical depths. You can stay overnight on the eastern shore and take a day trip to Napoleon Island, home to thousands of bats.

Explore Kigali, Rwanda’s picturesque capital city. Surrounded by rolling hills and lined with leafy boulevards, Kigali is one of Africa’s safest and cleanest cities.

A name synonymous with a horrific past, Rwanda has made leaps and bounds towards a dynamic future. Today the country is an upcoming leader in environmental conservation and responsible tourism. A trip to Rwanda offers the chance to contribute to conservation and a prosperous future, while experiencing the breathtaking privilege of meeting the last precious mountain gorillas in their unspoiled homes.

Due to its central location, Rwanda combines beautifully with its East African neighbours. Extend your trip to Tanzania and Kenya to see the Great Migration, or round out your luxury holiday with a relaxing visit to the sunny shores of Zanzibar.

Time zone: UTC +2 (Central Africa time)

Temperature: 21 - 27

1000m - 450m (Altitude, above sea level)

The highest point: 4,507m

The lowest point: 950m

High Season: June - October & 15th December - 15th January

Low Season : 16th January - 31st May & 01st November - 14th December