Rwanda, the country of thousand hills
Also called the Singapore of Africa, the capital of Rwanda is one of the cleanest and safest cities in Africa. Stroll around the modern city scattered which is over several hills. You should also visit its lively markets and meet its friendly locals. Finally visit the genocide memorial to understand what the country and its people went through.
AKAGERA NATIONAL PARK
Akagera is in the protected wetlands of Eastern Rwanda. This is now a BIG 5 game reserve after the reinsertion of black rhinos and lions a few years ago.
Game drive safari as well as boat cruise on the lake are waiting for you to spot the incredible local fauna. The Park is home to many species including marine ones and provides ecofriendly installations such as solar panels as well as educational programs on the environment.
NYUNGWE FOREST NATIONAL PARK
We will now take you to one of the oldest rainforests in Africa in the Southwest part of the country. Lush and dense, a multitude of fauna species and birdlife can be spotted. The forest is home to 13 of African primates including the chimpanzees, spottable while trekking around the forest or on a walk on its wooden canopy.
Lake Kivu is situated right at the bottom of the hills of Gisenyi, in the Northern-East part of the country. This is perfect to take a break and relax between the different tours. A multitude of activities are available once by the lake, from kayaking to boat cruises. The perfect place to stop by to unwind during your trip.
VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK
The last stop of this Rwandan trip will be by the gorilla sanctuary of the Virunga mountains. You will go on a tour, accompanied by your guide, for several hours through the diverse landscapes of the volcanic mountains and enter the natural environment of these primates. Although the gorillas will be the main attraction, you will also be able to spot golden monkeys and visit the tomb and research center of the great Dian Fossey.