A green undulating landscape of hills, gardens and tea plantations. In the north, the magnificent Virunga Mountain range – a group of six towering volcanoes standing sentry along the border of DRC and Uganda. They are located inside a national park, and are surrounded by over 150 km² of mountain forests, and one of only two places to see the endangered Mountain Gorillas.
The Volcanoes National Park was first gazetted in 1925 and includes Karisimbi, Bisoke and Mikeno Volcanoes. Apart from gorilla trekking, there are many other activities to be enjoyed in this area including forest walks, trekking golden monkeys, and a number of Cultural and Community Tourism initiatives.
Akagera National Park offers a varied topography. It is dominated by the Akagera River – interspersed with lakes, and acacia woodland, and areas of open grassland with some patches of thick forest. Truly a diverse region. Attracted to the park are buffalo, giraffe and zebra – with small groups of elephant, many antelope species and a good number of birds (525 species).
Nyungwe is a rare and important habitat for many species, especially primates and birds. And at over 1000 km², Nyungwe is Africa’s largest protected mountain rainforest. With about 310 bird species, 26 of which are endemic, Nyungwe is one of the most important – and still undiscovered – bird watching destinations in Africa. Reaching to almost 3 000 meters above sea level with Mount Bigugu Nyungwe is also home to one of Africa’s greatest concentrations of chimpanzees and a sometimes noisy, acrobatic combination of other primates such as Ruwenzori colobus and Lhotse’s monkeys.
Lake Kivu & Kigali
A couple of days at the Lake is a great way to relax after a safari, or enjoy a few nights in the bustling city of Kigali. Here you may consider visiting some of the Museums which are a stark reminder of the recent dark history of Rwanda and the genocide.