The slow deliberate pace of Rwandans is filled with orderliness, calm, cleanliness, respect and rules – rules that get followed so much more than any other African country we’ve traveled in. One can only imagine that after the atrocities of the ’94 genocide, what Rwandans needed most was a sense of security along with stability to begin healing the hurts of the past. Rwanda is so much more than just genocide and gorillas though… We invite you to explore the ‘little Switzerland’ of Africa and experience the wonderful sense of reconciliation, unity and hope that this beautiful country has to offer.
Rwanda lies just south of the equator and slightly east of the centre of Africa. The capital city of Kigali is in the centre of the country and home to the Genocide memorial which is a worthy stop on any safari itinerary.
The main safari interest in Rwanda is gorilla trekking in the rainforest with its diverse range of species of which many are endemic.
The Rainforests in Rwanda
As the very first National Park to be created in Africa, Volcanoes National Park lies in the north-eastern corner of Rwanda and borders Virunga National Park in Congo and Mgahinga National Gorilla Park (part of Bwindi Impenetrable NP) in Uganda. Best known for its mountain gorillas, the park is also home to buffalo, spotted hyena, black-fronted duiker, golden monkeys and bushbuck. Elephants are still reported to be in the park but sightings of them are very rare.
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