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Parks & Attractions in Rwanda

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One of the beauties of visiting Rwanda is the close proximity of its main attractions, of which most are located between one and five hours from the capital city of Kigali. This allows for unique combinations of rainforests, volcanoes, savannah, city and lakes across its key attractions, which might be fewer but are no less impressive. The variety you can enjoy across Rwanda’s attractions is stark, from the low-lying savannah of Akagera National Park which is more reminiscent of East Africa’s more traditional safari, to the undulating primate trekking centres of Volcanoes National Park and Nyungwe Forest National Park, where incredible encounters with endangered mountain gorillas and chimpanzees can be experienced. Below is a list of the main attractions with details of each one.

Not just about gorilla tracking, there is a whole country to explore when you discover rwanda.

Top Parks & Attractions in Rwanda

PARKS AND ATTRACTIONS OF RWANDA

Akagera National Park

An eastern savannah reserve with some beautiful scenery and a few resident grazers including giraffes.

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Gishwati-Mukura National Park

The twin forests of Gishwati and Mukura are home to five primate species, including habituated chimpanzees.

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Kigali

Known as the garden city with a laid back feel and framed by the surrounding hillsides. From here you set off to track the gorillas.

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Lake Kivu

A picturesque lake with views across to neighbouring DRC. A sleepy town but a nice place to relax after gorilla trekking.

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Nyungwe Forest National Park

Nyungwe is a lovely gallery forest with walking trails. Home to semi-habituated chimpanzees and a friendly group of black and white colobus monkeys.

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Volcanoes National Park

Volcanoes National Park is home to the dramatic Virunga Volcanoes and Rwanda's breathtaking mountain gorillas.

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