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Akagera National Park in Rwanda

Things to do in Rwanda

Home of the mighty mountain gorilla, Rwanda offers a unique opportunity to track these rare creatures in the lush bamboo forests in which they live. This highly rewarding experience is just one of many things to do in this small but fascinating country and wildlife lovers will also enjoy chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe Forest and golden monkey tracking in Volcanoes National Park.

After all the activity you could unwind at tranquil Lake Kivu, where the sandy shores and calm waters provide a beautiful backdrop for lazy afternoons in the sun or boat rides to admire the views of the steep surrounding hills.

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Ideas for experiencing Rwanda

Experiences you have as you travel often hold the longest memories. As part of their research trips, our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know Rwanda, and the best local guides. These activities reflect some of their best-loved experiences.

  • Nyungwe Forest National Park, Rwanda

    Chimpanzee Tracking

    Nyungwe Forest

    If you are lucky enough to encounter them, you will spend a really enjoyable hour watching them leap from branches, build nests from leaves in the treetops, and play and groom each other.

  • Golden monkey, Volcanoes National Park

    Golden Monkey Tracking

    Volcanoes National Park

    The golden monkeys live in the bamboo vegetation towards the base of the volcanoes and have overcome their initial shyness to accept their daily visit by researchers and tourists.

  • Caplaki Handicraft Centre, Kigali

    Kigali City Tour

    Kigali

    A city tour with a guide and private vehicle will visit some of the cities sights and monuments and teach you more about Rwanda's history. The tour will include the deeply moving and very well designed Gisozi Genocide Museum, where more than 250,000 Rwandans who were killed during the 1994 genocide have been buried.

  • Mountain gorilla, Volcanoes National Park

    Visit to Dian Fossey's Grave

    Volcanoes National Park

    Forest hogs, buffalo and various species of monkey live in the forest, so keep your eyes peeled as you trek! Once you get to the Karisoke Research Camp you will be shown around, and can see Dian Fossey's grave as well as the hut where she spent so many years living close to the gorillas.

  • Silverback gorilla, Volcanoes National Park

    Gorilla Tracking

    Volcanoes National Park

    Gorilla Tracking Mountain gorilla tracking is one of Africa's most superb wildlife experiences. It is difficult to describe the exhilaration attached to fist setting eyes on a wild mountain gorilla.