RWANDA: THE LAND OF A THOUSAND HILLS. SANCTUARY TO THE FAMED MOUNTAIN GORILLAS
There is simply nothing like it. With an almost untouched rainforest and no less than five forested volcanoes, Rwanda is one of the most bio-diverse regions in Africa. It is home to the legendary mountain gorillas of the Virunga Massif, as well as other rare primates like chimpanzees and golden monkeys. These are just some of the reasons why Rwanda is becoming a choice holiday destination of an increasing number of travellers worldwide.
Track gorillas in the Virunga Volcanoes Range
The awe-inspiring Virunga Massif, also known as the Virunga Volcanoes Range is marked by jagged edges, steep cliffs, sometimes snowy summits and deep, picturesque valleys. It also has one of the largest mountain gorilla populations on earth. Guests need to be fairly fit for the guided trek through the forested volcanic slopes to follow the footsteps of these gentle, yet imposing creatures.
Witness other-worldly kind of natural beauty
The national parks in Rwanda are renowned for being virtually untouched by mankind. Pack your bags if you’re ready to explore a side of Mother Nature you have most likely never seen before:
- Volcanoes National Park: This breathtakingly beautiful park is a haven for mountain gorillas and golden monkeys. It also features the 4,507m-tall Mt. Karisimbi and four other forested volcanoes.
- Nyungwe Forest National Park: An ancient Montane rainforest that is still intact, creating a natural habitat for chimpanzees and other primates. It promises to move and touch you in ways undefined.
- Lake Kivu: One of a number of massive freshwater lakes along Africa’s Great Rift Valley, it is the largest lake in Rwanda and the 6th largest lake in Africa.
A symbol of hope
Many know Rwanda for its deeply traumatic history that is defined by genocide in 1994. But ever since, it has not only recovered, but it has also become a symbol of hope. An example of just what can be accomplished in the spirit of resilience. Talk to us about the best possible options to explore the unique wonders of Rwanda.