Rwanda

Enchanting and largely untouched, Rwanda offers dramatic volcanoes, lush national parks and privileged access to rare primates, including the endangered mountain gorilla.

Welcome to Rwanda, the Land of the Thousand Hills, where the people are warm and friendly and natural wonders abound.

Blessed with extraordinary biodiversity, this Central African country has incredible wildlife living throughout its volcanoes, montane rainforest and sweeping plains. The cloud forest of Parc National des Volcans is home to the critically endangered mountain gorilla which, once on the brink of extinction, has increased in number thanks to the conservation work begun there by Dian Fossey. Tracking these captivating primates through the rainforest is a challenging adventure but thoroughly life-changing.

While the magnificent mountain gorilla is Rwanda’s most famous attraction, there is much more to see and experience: Akagera National Park where lion and eastern black rhino have been reintroduced to the ecosystem; Nyungwe Forest, one of the oldest in Africa, which is home to 13 different primate species, as well as more than 300 bird and more than 75 different mammal species.

In addition to offering some of Africa’s most outstanding wildlife experiences, Rwanda is also one of the continent’s most progressive societies with a clear, sustainable vision for its future and a deep desire to protect its natural treasures.

Continent Africa
Language Kinyarwanda / Swahili / English / French
Capital Kigali
Population 12,971,867
Area 26,338km²
Currency Rwandan franc

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When to Go

Rwanda’s dry season (June to September) is the most comfortable time for gorilla tracking when the jungle is drier. However, availability of gorilla tracking permits will ultimately determine when you can travel. Rains tend to be heaviest between March and May, with a short rainy season in November.

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Abercrombie & Kent specialises in redefining luxury travel across Africa in all its diversity. We’ve been traversing its wild and wonderful wilderness areas for over half a century helping couples, friends and families discover its riches. So, whether you choose one of our luxury small group tours, private journeys or ask our travel experts to tailor-make your very own custom itinerary, rest assured that you’ll be immersed in the very best of Rwanda.

Our long-standing connections and office in Kigali allow us to offer our guests up-to-the-minute permit availability, the best rooms in the latest luxury lodges, the finest transport options and access to exclusive tours with the best experts in the region, as well as unmatched service at every stage of your journey. This kind of unencumbered insight into the authentic heart and soul of a place — to the people and sites that exist far beyond the reach of the average traveller — is something we pride ourselves on and ensure we deliver on every journey we create.

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