Rwanda, a tiny landlocked country in central Africa, is characterised by undulating hilly and mountainous terrain and is known as the “Land of a Thousand Hills.” In the centre of the Albertine Rift, it is thus one of Africa’s most biodiverse regions, a haven of rainforest endemism with its most celebrated wild mammal being the iconic mountain gorilla of the Virunga Mountains. .
A densely-populated country with a predominantly rural population, Rwanda is known for its traumatic history in the form of the 1994 genocide, as well as for its courageous recovery to become a stable, well-run and united country. Such optimistic energy has earned the country the epithet “Remarkable Rwanda” and a fast-growing number of curious tourists and fans.. .
Things to look forward to in Rwanda:
Tracking mountain gorillas, and encounters with habituated groups
Visiting the moving Kigali Genocide Memorial
Exploring the natural splendour of untouched rainforest
Seeing Lake Kivu, one of Africa’s great lakes
First time to Africa
Rwanda’s unique natural heritage, amazing diversity and endemism, is conserved in a suite of national parks – including Volcanoes, Akagera, and Nyungwe National Parks.
Travelled to Africa
The legendary Virunga Mountains are home to volcanoes, swathes of rainforest and half the world’s total population of Endangered mountain gorillas.
Pioneering ecotourism projects by Wilderness Safaris and its partners play a critical role in the conservation of the remaining islands of central African rainforest biodiversity.