Rwanda

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Famous for its mountain gorillas and regretable genocide humbling and incredibly rewarding for everybody who visits.

Rwanda is a magnificently scenic country known as the “Land of a Thousand Hills”. After many years of post-colonial conflict which culminated in the 1994 genocide Rwanda’s democratic government can now proclaim to be a country both stable and peaceful.

Almost every visitor who travels to Rwanda comes to see the Mountain Gorillas that live in the Virunga Mountains (Volcanoes National Park) on the border of Uganda, Rwanda and Congo.

It was here that Dian Fossey carried out research for 20 years creating the foundation for mountain gorilla tourism.

Volcanoes National Park: A particularly important area as it has seven habituated gorilla groups which can be trekked. Any close observation and contact with these incredible apes, within their own natural habitat, is one of the most wonderful and inspiring wildlife experiences possible.

Kigali: Depending on your travel plans and possible flight schedule you may require an ovenight in Kigali, Rwanda’s attractive capital, which has some historial places of interest as well as it’s day to day appeal.

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Kigali Kigali

Kigali is Rwanda’s attractive capital city. Located in the centre of the country and spread out over several hills, it is bustling, colourful and noisy whilst also being clean and safe. It is a city with positive character and ambience.

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Volcanoes National Park Volcanoes National Park

Volcanoes National Park protects the Rwanda sector of the Virunga Mountains, a range of nine volcanoes- six extinct and three active – which straddle the borders of Uganda (Virungas National Park) and Congo (Mgahinga National Park).

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Volcanoes National Park

Gorilla Mountain View

Gorilla Mountain View

Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

Hotel De Mille Collines

Hotel De Mille Collines

Kigali, Rwanda

Kigali Serena Hotel

Kigali Serena Hotel

Kigali, Rwanda

Laico Umubano Hotel

Laico Umubano Hotel

Kigali, Rwanda

Kinigi Guesthouse

Kinigi Guesthouse

Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

Virunga Lodge

Virunga Lodge

Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

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