A mountainous landscape of swampy marshes, plateaus and magnificent animals. Located between the borders of Burundi, Uganda, Tanzania, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the country is divided in the north by magnificent volcanic peaks.
Travelers venture into this dynamic landscape to encounter the highly threatened, charismatic and majestic mountain gorilla. Dedicated zoologist and conservationist Dian Fossey did his life-long job studying and protecting these wonderful creatures.
The Virunga mountain range rises and Lake Kivu explores the Congo Nile route that runs along this impressive coastline.
Nature’s raw biodiversity and conservation, Akagera National Park is at the forefront of a lion relocation project and a prosperous success. The mountain peaks of Mount Nyiragongo, the most active volcano in Africa, are full of awe and are complemented by the warm smiles of the people of Rwanda.
Rwanda has a temperate climate due to its high altitude, this small mountainous country rarely sees temperatures that rise above 25 degrees.
With the country just two degrees south of the equator, Rwanda is a popular destination to visit year-round. In general, the best times to travel are in the dry season between June and September. During this time, there is hardly any rain, the days are comfortable and the nights are clear.
In the wet season, heavy rains occur most days and the strange alternate day experiences sunny weather. Gorilla trekking can be done throughout the year and the trek is an adventure in the rainy season. The drier months tend to be a popular time to track these magnificent animals.
Intriguing diversity, Africa’s oldest mountain forest in Nyungwe National Park. Considered by scientists as a place within Africa that harbored species of wildlife during the ice age.
Nyungwe Forest has a decades-old history, the thickly covered mountains offer a variety of habitats and adventures. Located in the southwestern corner of Rwanda, the national park is home to 400 species of chimpanzees and one of the only canopied walks in East Africa. The walk is approximately 200 meters long and offers a great experience looking out onto the surface of the forest or simply next to these impressive trees.
There is a wide range of hiking trails and for the avid bird watcher there are over 280 species of birds to be found. Endangered species include the Madagascar Pond Heron, the Grauer’s Swamp Warbler, and the Red-collared Babbler.