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Rwanda

Discover Rwanda with Ujuzi African Travel

Rwanda is a flourishing country of lush mountainous terrain, giving it the moniker “Land of a Thousand Hills.” Ancient volcanoes tower above surrounding foothills, their rich soil giving life to emerald green canopies. Home to endangered mountain gorillas and rare golden monkeys, Rwanda’s rainforests have a truly magical air. Care for the environment is an integral part of the Rwandan ethos, tangible both in its remote natural areas and its bustling cities. The capital, Kigali, is the first city in Africa bestowed with the United Nation’s Habitat Scroll of Honor Award in recognition of its cleanliness, security, and commitment to conservation.

Top Attractions in Rwanda

  • Volcanoes National Park
  • Mgahinga National Park
  • Mountain Gorilla Trekking
  • Golden Monkey Trekking
  • Nyungwe Forest National Park
  • Chimpanzee Trekking
  • Virunga Mountains
  • Kigali Genocide Museum & Memorial
  • Huye Mountain Coffee Tour
  • Akagera National Park

Rwanda Safari Itineraries

Visits with mountain gorillas, golden monkey treks, birdwatching, and orchid tours are just a few of your Rwanda travel options, along with traditional safari activities like tracking 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 Safari

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 arrange a short or extended stay in Rwanda to any safari itinerary. View this sample itinerary to get a taste of what a brief but transformative visit with Rwanda’s mountain gorillas could look like.

Rwanda Golden Monkey

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

10-Day Nature and Culture Rwanda Safari

Visiting mountain gorillas is a must-do for any traveler to Rwanda, but these noble creatures are not the only ones who will fill you with awe, should you choose to explore more of the country’s natural riches.

Rwanda is unique in its biodiversity, providing unparalleled birdwatching opportunities with its 670 avian species. Rwanda offers traditional safari animals such as lions, elephants and giraffes, but it may be most famous for its primates. Nyungwe Forest’s thriving troop of Ruwenzori black-and-white colobus is the largest primate community in all of Africa, and the Virunga Mountains on Rwanda’s northwestern border are the only place in the world to see the endangered golden monkey.

This sample Rwanda safari itinerary also connects you with Rwandan culture through visits to historical sites, villages, and the chance to make classic Rwandan dishes with a local chef. Contact us for a Rwanda adventure designed just for you!

Need a little inspiration to get planning? Here are some of our best Rwanda photos to whet your travel appetite!

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