Rwanda lies just south of the Equator, in the heart of Central Africa and is often referred to as “land of a thousand hills”. A relatively small country, it is possible to experience the many highlights in a space of a week.
Most travellers head to Rwanda to come face to face with the mountain gorilla at Volcanoes National Park. This is a once in a lifetime experience and few words can aptly describe the emotions one feel at the first sight of one of the closest relatives to human.
There is more to Rwanda than just gorillas. The stunning picturesque Akagera National Park offers guests an authentic big five safari experience without the crowd while Nyungwe, one of the oldest rainforests in Africa teems with wildlife and is the base for chimpanzees tracking.
The best time to visit Rwanda is during the dry season, when it is a more comfortable time for safaris, is from June to early October and mid-December to early February.