Steep Volcanic Mountains, Grassy Plains & Lush Rain Forests
Superb Primate Tracking + Stunning Landscapes
Situated in the heart of the Albertine Rift, Rwanda is one of Africa’s most biodiverse regions, a haven of rainforest endemism with its most celebrated wild mammal being the iconic mountain gorilla. Rwanda’s courageous recovery to become a stable, well-run and united country has energized locals and earned the moniker “Remarkable Rwanda.”
Tucked in between the iconic safari destinations of Kenya and Tanzania, Rwanda offers guests some of the best primate tracking on the planet – set against the backdrop of its endless green hills and soaring mountainsides.
With over half of the world’s remaining mountain gorilla population, it’s no surprise that the majority of guests visit Rwanda to track and view the highly endangered gorillas. Rwanda is superb for primates in general, including the fun-loving Sykes monkey, the Golden monkey and the boisterous chimpanzee.
It was on the bamboo-covered slopes of Rwanda’s Virunga Volcanoes that the late Dian Fossey studied the behavior of the endangered mountain gorilla for 20 years. Her life and work was featured in the film Gorillas in the Mist.
Lake Kivu is a gorgeous expanse of water surrounded by Rwanda’s gently rolling slopes – in fact, Rwandans call their home ‘the country of a thousand hills’ because of its undulating landscape. Kivu is a great place to enjoy boating, hiking, kayaking and chimp trekking.
For guests seeking a deeply enriching safari, Rwanda offers an experience that is difficult to find anywhere else.
Best time to travel: Year-round, May – October is best
Not sure where to go?
Whether you’re looking for a classic safari, a private off-the-beaten path journey, a conservation/mission driven adventure, a small group safari, or a personal exploration of Africa’s cultures and rituals, Africa 360 can create your personalized trip of a lifetime.