Rwanda is a small country in the heart of Africa, with many naturally beautiful attractions,
some of which are: the almost extinct mountain Gorillas that live in Volcanoes National
Park in the North of the country, the Nyungwe National park, a biodiversity paradise in
the south and the Congo Nile Trail, linking corridor crossing the Congo Nile divide and
connecting the two national treasures.
Having walked since dawn, you're tired but your senses are alive. You hear them grunt before you see them: a group of mountain gorillas, spread through the dense vegetation. The massive silverback isn't far. You look at him - and he stares back, wide-eyed; it's the intense gaze of an intelligent, thinking being.
An encounter with wild mountain gorillas is certainly the best wildlife safari in Rwanda. About half of the world's remaining mountain gorillas live in the Volcanoes National Park and the wildlife safaris here are probably the best gorilla safaris in Africa.
"The land of a Thousand Hills", Rwanda is a green undulating landscape of hills, gardens and tea plantations. It offers tourists a one of a kind journey - home to one third of the world remaining Mountain Gorillas, one third of Africa's bird species, several species of primates, volcanoes, game reserve, resorts and islands on the expansive lake Kivu, graceful dancers, artistic crafts and friendly people.
The magnificent Virunga Mountains, situated in the Northern Province of Rwanda, on the
border of Rwanda, DRC and Uganda. These mountains consist of six Volcanoes, 125 km2 of
mountain forest, and are home to the famous gorilla families.
There are many activities to be enjoyed in this area apart from Gorillas Trekking in the Volcanoes National Park. This area is home to numerous caves, a number of Cultural and Community Tourism initiates as well as being an excellent location for bird watching.
Set at a relatively low altitude on the border with Tanzania, Akagera National Park could
scarcely be more different in mood to the breezy cultivated hills that characterize much of
Rwanda. Dominated to the east by the labyrinth of swamps and lakes that follow the meandering
course of the Akagera River, the most remote source of the Nile, this is a diverse landscape
of tangled acacia woodland interspersed with open grassland, high rolling hills along the
western boundary and patches of thick forest.
Camping alongside the picturesque lakes of Akagera, or atop Muyumbu ridge overlooking the lakes and Tanzania in the distance, is a truly mystical introduction to the wonders of the African bush.
Lake Kivu is one of the African Great Lakes. It lies on the border between the Democratic
Republic of the Congo and Rwanda, and is in the Albertine Rift, the western branch of the
East African Rift.
Lake Kivu is a beautiful lake, especially in the southern strip around Kibuye. Recommended for a few days of sunshine and relaxation, nice drives and to simply leave behind the city. Lake Kivu a must see lake.from Rwanda,it over looks Goma.you must reach there and see for your self what this great lake has to offer your eyes.
Serenely sited on the white sandy shores of Lake Kivu, the sixth largest lake in Africa, and surrounded by extensive tropical gardens, the tastefully open-plan Lake Kivu Serena Hotel offers the ideal week-end escape.
Rwanda has a rich culture evidenced in the diversity of fine crafts and strong traditions.
These include music and dance and a variety of arts and crafts. Sought after crafts include
pottery, basketry, painting, jewelry, wood carving and metalwork.
A window on Rwanda's history is provided by numerous Memorial sites and Museums preserved around the country. A number of Community Based Tourism experiences offer travellers the opportunity to experience cultural life.
Lakes Burera and Ruhondo, close to the gorilla-tracking center of Musanze, are often neglected
Visit an island, where you will get a boat or dugout canoe ride to the respective island in lakes Ruhondo and Burera. Enjoy the nice scenery and excellent birding opportunities. You can have a picnic on the island were you will discover nature in traditional canoes.
Nyungwe National Park offers a rare and important habitat for many species, especially
primates and birds. And at over 1000 km2, Nyungwe is Africa’s largest protected mountain
With about 310 bird species, 26 of which are endemic, Nyungwe is one of the most important and still undiscovered bird watching destinations in Africa. Reaching to almost 3000 meters above sea level with Mount Bigugu the highest point in the Park, Nyungwe’s forests extend to altitudes occupied by few other forests in Africa.