Trek through misty forests to encounter golden monkeys and silverback gorillas in the wild
Situated in central Africa, Rwanda is a country of astounding natural beauty. Known as the Land of a Thousand Hills, its majestic mountain ranges are blanketed in lush tropical rainforests.
The rolling scenery is accentuated with vast glimmering lakes and striking dormant volcanoes, most famously the Virunga volcanoes, where the world's last remaining mountain gorillas can be found, hidden deep in the bamboo forests.
Renowned for its unparalleled concentration of incredible nature and wildlife, Rwanda has three protected national parks, Akagera Parc, National des Volcans, and Nyungwe Forest National Park.
Here you can trek through rainforests to find native golden monkeys, a growing population of chimpanzees, and rare troops of mountain gorillas and silverbacks.
Then, descend from the mountains to discover Lake Kivu, the second biggest freshwater lake in the world and one of the African Great Lakes.
Boasting some of the best inland beaches in Africa, Lake Kivu offers swimming, kayaking and even scuba diving below the mystical depths. You can stay overnight on the eastern shore and take a day trip to Napoleon Island, home to thousands of bats.
Explore Kigali, Rwanda's picturesque capital city. Surrounded by rolling hills and lined with leafy boulevards, Kigali is one of Africa's safest and cleanest cities.
A name synonymous with a horrific past, Rwanda has made leaps and bounds towards a dynamic future. Today the country is an upcoming leader in environmental conservation and responsible tourism.
A trip to Rwanda offers the chance to contribute to conservation and a prosperous future, while experiencing the breathtaking privilege of meeting the remaining precious mountain gorillas in their unspoiled homes.
Due to its central location, Rwanda combines beautifully with its east African neighbours. Extend your adventure to Tanzania and Kenya to the see the Great Migration, or round out your luxury trip with a relaxing visit to the sunny shores of Zanzibar.