Rwanda, known as the “Land of a Thousand Hills,” is a small but astonishingly beautiful country in East Africa. Famous for its mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda offers a unique and life-changing wildlife encounter. Beyond gorilla trekking, visitors can explore lush rainforests, serene lakes, and immerse themselves in the country’s remarkable recovery from its troubled past.
Rwanda’s climate is temperate, and the best time to visit is during the dry season from June to September and December to February. This period offers comfortable trekking conditions to encounter the mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park. The dry season also ensures clear views of Rwanda’s breathtaking landscapes, including the lush Virunga Mountains. However, Rwanda can be visited year-round, and the rainy season from March to May presents lush greenery and fewer crowds.
POINTS OF INTEREST
- Volcanoes National Park: Home to 5 volcanoes and the coveted mountain gorilla. Spend your day trekking (with guides) tropical rain forests in search of these majestic apes.
- Akagera National Park: A thriving conservation success story. As Rwanda’s only savanna park, Akagera offers a unique contrast to the country’s lush rainforests and is renowned for its stunning landscapes, vast open plains, rolling hills, and shimmering lakes