Rwanda is located in Central Africa but the Political Community is on the side of East Africa and has much history and natural beauty. There are many interesting sights to see, with many guided tours to choose from. Each tour group is led by an experienced guide that specializes in teaching others about the landscape and wildlife of Rwanda. There are expeditions to places like volcanoes, waterfalls and rain-forests which are home to many different African animals. Rwanda is home to a huge diverse population of animals including gorillas and the largest natural park for Hippos – some 20,000 are believed to be there. Although, Rwanda is still a developing country it has quite a few hotels and its new international interest in tourism is giving it a comeback.

Where to go in Rwanda (Destinations)

Nyungwe National Park

Nyungwe forest contains the largest remaining tract of montane rain-forest in East Africa

Parc Des Volcanoes

Parc Des Volcans is arguably the best place in the world to observe the critically endangered mountain gorilla

Lake Kivu

Lake Kivu is one of the few places in Rwanda where visitors can relax after a Safari

Akagera National Park

Akagera park is Rwanda’s only Savannah national park with the Big Five animals

Kigali City

Kigali City Rwanda
Kigali is the largest city in Rwanda, surrounded by beautiful hills

NOTE: Plastic bags are banned in Rwanda, and tourists are warned not to bring them to the country. Very true no plastic bags are allowed in Rwanda (Silverback Travel Company) Rwanda is a breath-taking unforgettable place where culture, adventure and conservation intersect. It’s hard to find the words to describe the sensation of looking into the eyes of a wild mountain gorilla standing so close you could touch it.

Nyungwe – The Rwandan chimp population of at least 500 individuals is now thought to be confined to Nyungwe national park (including a small community in the Cyamudongo Forest), but it remains faintly possible that a small population recorded in the early 1990’s in the more northerly and badly degraded Gishwati forest still persists.

During the rainy season, a troop of chimpanzees often moves into Uwinka and the coloured trail as well, and it is up to you to decide whether to pay extra to track them. You will hear them before you see them; from somewhere deep in the forest, an excited hooting, just one voice at first, then several, rising in volume and tempo and pitch to a frenzied unified crescendo, before stopping abruptly or fading away. Unlike most other primates, chimpanzees don’t live in troops, but instead form extended communities of up to a hundred individuals, which roam the forest in small socially mobile sub groups that often revolve around a few close family members such as brothers or a mother and daughter.

Male chimps normally spend their entire life within the community into which they were born, where as females are likely to migrate into a neighboring community at some point after reaching adolescence.