Rwanda is almost unrecognizable today compared to over 20 years ago when it was on the verge of being lost forever. The aftermath of the 1994 genocide had a devastating impact on the environment, making its story of revival even more remarkable.
In the heart of central Africa, this small highland country (10,169 sq km) is dramatically beautiful. Most of its rolling land, punctuated by terraced hills and mountains, stands above 5,000, (1,520 m ). It is intensively cultivated, yet more than 10 per cent of its land is protected. Kigali, the capital, which sits among farmed hills, receives about 50" (1,250 mm) of annual rainfall. Rwanda has four seasons: the long wet, from mid-march through mid-May; the long dry, through mid-September, the short wet, through mid-December; and the short dry, through mid-March.
The Rwanda safari takes you to a country and land of a thousand hills silent in posture yet intriguing enough for any traveller opting for a Rwanda safari.
Volcanoes National Park in the northwest of the country is the most famous of Rwanda’s parks and is the place that most people come to on holiday because of its renowned residents, the mountain gorillas.
Gorilla trekking is its biggest attraction. Less well-known holiday options are Akagera National Park on its eastern border and Nyungwe Forest National Park in the south.
As a result of our track record in Akagera and over 10 years of successful collaboration with the RDB, in October 2020, the Government once again entered into a long-term agreement to have African Parks, this time to manage Nyungwe National Park. The Rwandan Government is showing how protected areas, with a clear vision and under the right management, can support people and wildlife long into the future.