RWANDA THE LAND OF A THOUSAND HILLS

Gorilla adventure tours brings to you What to see in Rwanda, Rwanda Attractions, What to see in Rwanda also known as A land of a thousand hills, with Savannah grasslands, many lakes, rain forests, 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 Rwanda Attractions 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.

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Rwanda Attractions & Destinations

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Akagera National Park

Rwanda AttractionsAkagera National Park Rwanda  is  found in North Eastern Rwanda, at the country’s border with Tanzania. It is dominated by swamps and small lakes with flow in the wake of River Kagera. All the water sources work together to create a piece of spectacular scenery. It is quite a remarkable eco-system. The Park was obviously named after River Kagera.

Volcanoes National Park Rwanda (PNV)

Volcanoes National Park borders Virunga National Park in DRC and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in south-western Uganda. Besides its huge population of Mountain Gorillas, this park also harbors the endangered Golden Monkeys, a primate specie that apparently offers the best diverse tourism activity within the national park at the moment.

Park shelters five of the eight volcanoes of the Virunga Mountains which are: Mount Karisimbi, Mount Bisoke, Mount Muhabura, Mount Gahinga and Mount Sabyinyo) covering over 160 km2 of rain forest and bamboo.

Nyungwe Forest National Park

Nyungwe forest national park is Rwanda’s leading chimpanzee tracking safari destination for primates and birding tours in Rwanda. Nyungwe forest Rwanda is the source of Africa’s great rivers. Rain that falls on the east side feeds the Nile and on the west runs to the Congo. The Congo-Nile Divide is a mountain range that runs north to south through Rwanda. Nyungwe Forest is a high-altitude, mountainous rain forest in southern Rwanda conserved in 2005, the Government of Rwanda declared Nyungwe a national park, according it the highest level of protection in Rwanda.

Lake Kivu in Rwanda

Part of Africa’s Great Rift Valley, Lake Kivu in the west of Rwanda is surrounded by magnificent mountains and has deep emerald green waters covering a surface area of 2,700 km2. It is Rwanda’s largest lake and the sixth largest in Africa. For adventurous travellers, an exciting way to explore Rwanda is a kayaking tour on Lake Kivu, or mountain biking or hiking one of the 6 off-the-beaten path stages of the spectacular Congo Nile Trail.

Genocide Memorial Centers

Rwanda has tragic history that has contributed greatly to how the country is today. The 1994 genocide was documented worldwide, and many across the world sympathized and prayed for Rwanda but only the people of Rwanda understand how tragic and scarring that period was. Visit Rwanda and experience its Culture

Mount Karisimbi

Climbing Mt Karisimbi is a strenuous yet very rewarding hike which is normally done as a complement to gorilla trekking and all done within Volcanoes National Park. The climb starts early in the morning taking 6 hours and involves navigating through the Bisoke side before reaching the first stopping place at an altitude of 3,700 metres for overnight camping before finishing off the journey the next day.