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Lake Ruhondo in Rwanda

Places to visit in Rwanda

Rwanda is a country of misty rainforests, expansive lakes and mountains that rise over humble farmland. While most visits begin and end in the capital, Kigali, Rwanda’s main draw is undoubtedly its mountain gorillas, and our Africa specialists can include the best places to visit them in your tailor-made trip. Volcanoes National Park is home to around half of the world’s mountain gorillas, as well as golden monkeys, buffalo and forest elephant. Tramping through the moist, tangled rainforest can be challenging, but your first glimpse of a gorilla is a worthy reward. There are plenty more places to go in Rwanda after your gorilla-tracking experience. Nyungwe Forest National Park is the territory for 13 primate species, including chimpanzees. Meanwhile, Lake Kivu’s sandy shores provide a place to relax after the jungle.

Book a safari holiday to Rwanda, the "land of a thousand hills," but it is best known for its famous mountain gorillas.

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Popular places to visit in Rwanda

Featuring heavily on our itinerary ideas for visiting Rwanda, these places are destinations that we know prove consistently popular with our travellers. How you choose to include them in your trip can be tailored into a route that best suits your preferences.

Map of places to visit in Rwanda

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