Rwanda

Discover Rwanda with Ujuzi African Travel

Welcome to the “Land of a Thousand Hills.” The lush mountainous terrain of Rwanda, with ancient volcanoes towering above surrounding foothills, is home to endangered mountain gorillas, chimpanzees, and rare golden monkey. Rwanda’s emerald-green rainforests have a truly magical air.

Care for the environment is an integral part of Rwanda’s ethos. The capital, Kigali, was the first city in Africa to receive the United Nation’s Habitat Scroll of Honor Award for its cleanliness and commitment to conservation.

Top Attractions in Rwanda

Rwanda Safari Itineraries

Visit with mountain gorillas, search for golden monkeys, enjoy incredible birdwatching, and admire Rwanda’s many native floral species—the country is particularly known for its orchids. Plus, enjoy traditional safari activities like viewing elephants and giraffes.

Let these sample itineraries provide inspiration for your own Rwanda safari—then contact Ujuzi African Travel for a trip tailored to your dreams!

A mountain gorilla chews a leaf while sitting against a backdrop of lush greenery.

A mountain gorilla enjoys his lunch at Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda.

Gorilla Trekking Rwanda Extension

Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park is one of the few places on earth where humans still have the opportunity to encounter our evolutionary cousin, the endangered mountain gorilla—and it can easily be reached through air and land transfer from most African countries. Ujuzi African Travel is happy to add a Rwanda gorilla trek extension to any safari itinerary.

On your gorilla trek extension, you will spend one to three days at a comfortable lodge on the edge of Volcanoes National Park. Each morning, you will wake up early to meet your guide and trek into the mountains to find mountain gorillas in their forest home.

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Rwanda Golden Monkey

Rare golden monkeys are easily recognized due to the colorful patches on their faces and backs.

9-Day Mountain and Plains Rwanda Safari

On this Rwandan safari, you are likely to spot a plethora of wildlife including giraffes, zebras, lions, elephants and, of course, mountain gorillas.

At Volcanoes National Park in the Virunga Mountains, look for mountain gorillas and the endangered golden monkey—this is the only area in the world where both live.

You will also visit Akagera National Park, a gorgeous reserve of open savanna and lush lakes. It’s home to the Big 5 safari animals, as well as a variety of antelopes and other fascinating creatures.

With its mix of mountainous terrain, rainforest, and savanna, Rwanda is a delight for birdwatchers. Grab a good pair of binoculars and take advantage of unparalleled opportunities to spot some of its 670 feathered species.

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