Gorilla enthusiasts travel from far and wide to catch a glimpse of these majestic creatures in their natural habitat. Yet there is so much more to see and experience in Rwanda.

Volcanoes National Park

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Volcanoes National Park is situated in the northwestern Rwanda, and is the lush home to roughly 800 resident mountain gorillas. There are twelve gorilla families living in the park in total, all fully habituated to a human presence. The groups, or troops, consist of at least one silverback each along with several females and youngsters.


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Kigali is the capital city of Rwanda, and a major arrival point for tourists visiting Rwanda’s national parks. Kigali has overcome a dark past, and provides a fascinating insight into Rwanda’s post-genocide recovery.

Akahera National Park

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Akagera National Park is Central Africa’s largest protected wetland and the last remaining refuge for savannah-adapted species in Rwanda.

Lake Kivu

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Lake Kivu is the largest lake in Africa a popular tourist destination given its proximity to the Volcanoes National Park, home of the mountain gorillas. Lake Kivu does not a hippo or crocodile population, making it a safe swimming destination.

Nyungwe Forest

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Nyungwe is one of the oldest rainforests in Africa, and the largest expanse of forest in Rwanda. Nyungwe is rich in biodiversity and home to a small population of chimpanzees, as well as 12 other species of primate, including the black-and-white colobus monkey.