Just a few degrees south of the equator, Rwanda is a jewel of a land, from the deep emerald of its forests to the brilliant sapphire of its lakes.
This captivating country is known as the land of a thousand hills; wherever you look you will find mountains and volcanoes towering above you, and it is also the place where Dian Fossey fought off poachers and politicians to save the deeply endangered African Mountain Gorilla.
A holiday to Rwanda promises to leave you absolutely spellbound; when you pay a visit to this glorious country you can see the peaceful shores of the glittering Lake Kivu, the awe-inspiring Nyungwe National Park and traverse rope bridges in the treetops.
Many visitors come to Parc National des Volcans for gorilla trekking adventures but because the number of permits to view these gentle giants is strictly limited, these need to be arranged well in advance.
The gorillas are a magnificent sight and one which is certainly unforgettable. In the park, you can also admire the dramatic chain of seven volcanoes which provide a border with both Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Aside from the gorillas, you can track Golden Monkeys, visit the Diana Fossey Museum or ramble down trails with breathtaking views, while in the Parc National Des Volcans.
Chimpanzee and 13 different species of primates can be tracked in the spectacular Nyungwe National Park, which is also home to over 285 bird species. Enjoy the canopy walk which is suspended 50m over this one-of-a-kind forest, or explore one of the hundreds of hiking trails found here.
When on holiday in Rwanda, you can kick back on the sandy beaches of Lake Kivu - one of the largest lakes in Africa. Go kayaking on the lake, mountain biking or hiking on one of the six off-the-beaten-path stages of the spectacular Congo Nile Trail.
Akagera National Park is home to the Akagera River, recorded to be one of the sources of the Nile River. It includes a range of lakes, all of which combine to form one of the largest wetlands in Central Africa, as well as some of the most scenic savannah in East Africa.
View the enormous range of wildlife here, including the “Big Five”, and more on guided game drives, as well as adventurous walks and boating trips. This national park also boasts almost 500 species of birds, including the spectacular shoebill.
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