Capital: Kigali; 1°56.633’S 30°3.567’E? / ?1.943883°S 30.059450°E
Population: 11.92 million (2016) World Bank
Currency: Rwandan Franc
Official languages: Kinyarwanda, French, English
A land of a thousand hills, with Savannah, many lakes, rainforests, birdlife and wildlife. Discover the Mountain Gorillas living in the Volcanoes by hiking through the bamboo and dense jungle forests. The majestic peaks will offer you a lifetime experience that will make you want to come back.
The amazing culture and people, very interesting especially the traditional dancers. Different types of dances but the one where you get to see ‘Men’ wearing grass wigs jump up high in the air and Women with a ‘Cow dance’ all singing beautiful songs – very overwhelming and exciting. Rwanda’s gorillas were made famous by the movie ‘Gorillas in the Mist’ – a film about an American Zoologist, Dr. Dian Fossey who dedicated her life to conserving the endangered gorillas in Rwanda during the 1980’s. Her grave site is located next to the other gorillas that were killed by the poachers.
For another special encounter – enjoy seeing the Chimpanzees in Nyungwe forest, one of Africa’s most pristine rain forests with a number of activities to enjoy including canopy walks. Apart from Chimps, a number of other primates can be seen as well and birds too. The Akagera Park has the ‘Big-five’ status now so you wouldn’t miss out to see some of these animals including the Rhinos.
Rwanda is generally a small country but there are plenty of ways to explore the varied landscapes whether you drive through the savannah-like plains of Akagera National Park or Kayak in Lake Kivu or climb the Misty slopes of the Virunga Volcanoes to see gorillas or simply relax on Lake shore beaches.
With the help of our Safari Specialists, you can visit Rwanda with your own Tailor-made itinerary today.