Discover the 'must do's of Rwanda
Unfairly, Rwanda is still remembered for its devastating genocide in 1994. The fact is this tragic incident took place over 20 years ago, nowadays, Rwanda portrays a remarkable story of recovery with warm welcoming people, one of the fastest growing economies on the African continent, and some jaw dropping things to see and do. Throughout this page, we hope to excite you to what one of the smallest African countries has to offer from its patch worked landscape to its dramatic volcanic peaks.
The mountain gorillas of Central Africa (Uganda, Rwanda and the DRC) are one of the resounding success stories of tourism and conservation working hand in hand. Over ten years ago the mountain gorilla population had decreased to only 620 individuals, whereas now, due to concerted efforts and well-structured eco-tourism models, the mountain gorilla populations have grown to over 800 individuals. The base for this breath-taking experience is the stunning Volcanoes National Park where you can stay at one of a number of properties from the eco-friendly Virunga Lodge to the luxurious Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge. Contra to people’s beliefs, gorilla safaris can be undertaken at any time of the year, although the more rainy months of March – May and October – November do make it slightly slipper underfoot.
- Best place in Rwanda for gorilla trekking: Volcanoes National Park
- Best time for gorilla tracking in Rwanda: June -March (excluding November)