A Thousand Hills Rwanda

Famous for the large population of Mountain Gorilla that reside in Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda is also home to Golden Monkey that you can track and watch while they go about their business. There are also chimpanzee living in Nyungwe, two groups have been habituated and offer the chance to observe them at close range.

It is possible to combine your gorilla or chimpanzee trek with a traditional safari in Akagera National Park. The savannah landscape offers the chance to find the big five as well as hippos and crocodiles. Although the game is not as abundant as it is in Kenya or Tanzania, the government investment into the park is paying off and it is improving year on year. There are less tourists to this unique park and the sense of satisfaction in supporting their conservation efforts make it a worthwhile visit.

Kigali is Rwanda’s capital and largest city, located in the centre of the country and surrounded by rolling hills and steep valleys. This thriving and lively city offers fantastic hotels and restaurants against the backdrop of the towering Kigali Mountain.

An inescapable part of Rwanda’s history is the devastating 1994 genocide that rocked the country and the world. More than 20 years on, we can reflect on this atrocity and better understand what happened through a visit to the genocide memorial, a simple whitewashed building set among the mass graves of the 250,000 victims of brutal tribal massacres.

Rwanda is green and fertile and enjoys a temperate climate. The people are incredibly friendly and hospitable. Although geographically small Rwanda has a huge heart and is extremely diverse comprising magnificent mountains, ancient forest, bamboo, tea plantations, the huge fresh-water Lake Kivu with its pretty beaches as well as savanna plains in the South West making it a wonderful compact and vibrant destination.

Destinations Within Rwanda


Volcanoes National Park in northwestern Rwanda is the home of the mountain gorilla and the golden monkey, and was the base for the primatologist Dian Fossey. Mountain gorilla trekking at the Volcanoes National Park involves hiking up a steep volcano through dense bamboo jungle in search of one of the gorilla families. Encountering these primates is considered one of the most exciting and memorable Wildlife encounters in Africa.


Akagera National Park in Rwanda is an amazing conservation success story. It is Central Africa’s largest protected wetland and the last remaining refuge for savannah-adapted species in Rwanda.

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