Land of the Mountain Gorillas, dramatic jungles and fascinating cultures. Located in the heart of Central and East Africa, Rwanda is a lush country of boundless mountains and breathtaking scenery. This “Land of a Thousand Hills” is home to one third of Africa’s bird species, several species of primates, and most significantly, 40 percent of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas.
Travel to the Northwest Territory, to the National Volcanoes Park, and hidden amongst the dense, misty forests of these treacherous volcanic slopes you will discover a truly unique African safari experience. A hike through sometimes challenging terrain on one of Rwanda’s famous mountain gorilla tours can bring you into contact with these highly endangered creatures and allow you to experience one of the most intimate and poignant of African wildlife safari encounters first hand. Gorillas have become such an ingrained part of Rwandan culture that, each year in June, the country celebrates a unique naming ceremony for baby mountain gorillas, or Kwita Izina as it is known locally.
Rwanda is also home to a deep heritage of violent conflict and genocide sites. Private, emotional tours of these sites bring to life the history of violence and conflict of Rwanda while highlighting the incredible progress and forgiveness of its people.