Despite a turbulent past, Rwanda is a thriving African country, immediately notable for its cleanliness, hospitality and rich cultural heritage. Situated in the Albertine Rift, Rwanda is one of Africa’s most biodiverse regions.
Set against the backdrop of its endless green hills and mountainsides, Rwanda offers guests some of the best primate tracking on the planet. In the Volcanoes National Park, more than a third of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas live in high altitude cloud forests.
Encounter other primate species such as the Golden Monkeys, Sykes monkey or the boisterous chimpanzees of the Nyungwe Forests. Akagera National Park is situated in eastern Rwanda. Explore open plains, woodlands, lakes and swamps in search of Africa’s highest hippo densities and rare and elusive creatures such as the secretive Sitatunga or shoebill stork.
“I hope you have an experience that alters the course of your life because, after Africa, nothing has ever been the same.”* - Suzanne Evans
Volcanoes National Park
Situated in the far northwest corner of Rwanda, the Volcanoes National Park is named after a chain of dormant volcanoes that makes up the Virunga Massif. The montane slopes of these volcanoes are a dramatic natural setting that forms a protected area for roughly half of the world's remaining mountain gorilla population.
Tracking these endangered mountain gorillas through the rainforest, alive with the calls of numerous birds and chattering of the rare golden monkey is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that we would love to share with you.
Akagera National Park
On the north-eastern side of Rwanda, Akegera National park is one of the success stories after the country’s genocide. From a wildlife wasteland, it now has been restored to an amazing park, spanning more than 2,500 square kilometres.
With a typical east African safari feel, Akegera National Park consists of rolling mountains, grasslands, savanna, woodland, swamps, and plains. With this diverse habitat range, the park has now become an amazing wildlife destination contributing to the welfare of the local populations and preservation of “lost” wildlife, such as lions and Eastern black rhinoceros that have been reintroduced into the region. These are the type of success stories that we burn for and will support.
Nyungwe National Park
Considered to be one of the oldest rainforests in Africa, the jungle paradise of the Nyungwe National Park supports an abundance of fauna and flora, including a quarter of Africa’s primate species. Here chimpanzees and L’Hoest’s monkeys - endemic to Albertine Rift - can be found in their natural habitat. Primate trekking through the lush tropical forest is an obvious highlight, but other species such as serval, Congo clawless otter and various species of duiker can be found. Being relatively unknown, the Nyungwe forest is a biodiverse region that requires conservation, and a visit to this region will contribute to its protection.