‘Land of a Thousand Hills and a million Smiles’, this is Rwanda. Bordered by Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo, it is home to the legendary and critically endangered mountain gorillas living in the Volcanoes National Park. The capital city is Kigali. Rwanda has been voted the safest country in Africa, and in the top 10 worldwide. Being politically and commercially stable, tourism is becoming much sought after by the discerning traveller. Here is a country that is exceptionally clean (plastic bags are banned), the people friendly, good roads and easy access, (this year all travellers to Rwanda will receive 30-day visas on arrival, with no prior application needed), and more luxurious lodges are being planned.
Stunningly beautiful, it is a verdant country of unmatched diversity, with stunning landscapes of fertile green hills interspersed with lakes, rivers, savanna, rain forests, mountains, craters and waterfalls. With abundant rainfall and an equatorial climate, Rwanda is host to a myriad of bird and mammal species. Although many consider Rwanda primarily for gorilla tracking, the country offers so much more with some of the greatest wildlife experiences on the continent. Nyungwe Forest National Park offers breathtaking scenery, fabulous forest hikes, huge troops of monkeys and semi-habituated chimpanzees. Combined with Akagera National Park, big game country with an abundance of wildlife or Lake Kivu, you will discover a truly unique and very special safari.