Rwanda Active Adventure Holiday Destinations

Rwanda Active Adventure Holiday Destinations

 

Rwanda Active Adventure Holiday Destination has been indelibly associated with the horrific genocidal events of 1994. Now undoubtaby one of the safest places in Africa, this tiny nation is now attracting growing more visitors. Rwanda is small and easy to get around despite the hilly terrain. Good tar roads wind through fertile hillsides terraced with tea and coffee plantations making it is known as ‘The Land of a Thousand Hills!' Most places are within three hours drive from Kigali, the capital.

Most travelers come to enjoy a Rwanda gorilla safari in the Volcanoes National Park with the rare chance to see some of the last wild population of mountain gorillas. The natural habitat for the gorillas is the high altitude rainforest of the Volcanoes massif which is home to roughly half the world's estimated population of 700 mountain gorillas. There are 8 habituated mountain gorilla groups in the Volcanoes National Park so this is one of the best places for a clear sighting. Other highlights of a Rwanda gorilla safari include visiting the research centre of the late Dian Fossey (the renowned primatologist featured in Gorillas in the Mist) and also tracking the rare Golden monkeys.

Other ‘must sees’ include the ancient high-altitude forest of Nyungwe National Park in the southwest which is a paradise for primate fans. Ruwenzori colobus monkeys and chimpanzees are among the 13 different primates to be glimpsed on forest walks. The largest protected mountain forest in Africa, Nyungwe is home to 310 bird species (26 of which are endemic) including the great blue turaco, and a startling array of orchids and butterflies.

If you need to stay a night in the pleasant and safe capital of Kigali, the immensely moving Kigali Genocide Museum is well worth a visit as well as the King’s Palace once home to Rwanda’s last king. A good place to relax between chimpanzee and gorilla trekking is the beautiful freshwater Lake Kivu in Western Rwanda.

Our Featured Rwanda Active Adventure Holiday Destinations


Gisenyi Town (Rubavu), Lake Kivu, Northern Rwanda Destinations

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Volcanoes National Park 'Parc National des Volcans', Northern Rwanda Destinations

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Akagera National Park, Eastern Rwanda Destinations

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Kigali City, Rwanda Destinations

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The Kigali Genocide Memorial Center, Kigali City, Rwanda Destinations

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Cyangugu (Rusizi) Town, Lake Kivu, Southwestern Rwanda Holiday Vacation Destinations

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Butare Town, Central Rwanda Destinations

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Kibuye Town (Karongi), Lake Kivu, Western Rwanda

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Nyungwe Forest National Park, Southwestern Rwanda Destinations

Nyungwe Forest National Park Trail Nyungwe Forest National Park in southwestern Rwanda is south of Lake Kivu on the border with...

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Musanze Town (Ruhengeri), Northern Rwanda Destinations

Rwandan Traditional Dancer Musanze TownMusanze Town (Ruhengeri), Northern Rwanda Destinations.The bustling market town of Ruhengeri now known...

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Lake Kivu, Western Rwanda Destinations

Lake Kivu Fishing Lake Kivu is one of Africa's natural wonders and one of the Great Lakes of Africa with sandy...

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