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Mountain Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Volcanoes National Park and scenic wildlife safaris in Rwanda

Rwanda is where you can trek to come face to face with wild mountain gorilla. And, for many, that is thrill enough. Yet Rwanda, has a lot more to beat its chest about. You can explore the natural wonders of unspoiled rainforests or relax on the shores of translucent-blue Lake Kivu. In many ways, Rwanda safaris holidays offer every facet of the perfect African safari adventure.

Green and mountainous, this small central African nation packs in an astonishing array of jaw-dropping scenery, ecodiversity and leisure activities. From the friendly buzz of downtown Kigali city to the jungles and big-game savannah of the world-class National Parks, Rwanda safaris make your perfect African holiday.

Rwanda Safaris Attractions

If gorilla trekking comes top of your African bucket list then head north. There is simply nowhere better to make acquaintances with a silverback than amid the lush jungle of the Volcanoes National Park. To the south lies the Nyungwe National Park. This mist-swaddled rainforest is alive with 13 species of primate and 300 species of bird, including the exquisite Rwenzori turaco. The mountain gorillas in the Virungas range get all the attention but Rwanda is home to numerous rare primates, most of which can be found in the staggeringly beautiful Nyungwe Forest national park in the south-west of the country. The forest is best known for its large troops of chimpanzees but is also prime swinging grounds for L'Hoest's monkeys, Angola colobus, vervet monkeys, and a range of others, along with around 300 bird species. Best of all, the cost for this whole package, which includes a day of tracking chimpanzees through the mountains, a nature walk, and two nights in a comfortable forest lodge with full board, still costs less than a single gorilla tracking permit cost of USD $1500 up north. To the east the rolling plains of Akagera National Park are another hotspot for bird-watchers. They also cater rather well for big-game spotters. And to the west Lake Kivu's deep blue waters and white-sand beaches offer some deserved R&R.

In a nutshell: the main reason for considering Rwanda Safaris is to track the famous mountain gorillas, but though this is an undeniably wonderful experience, there is a great deal more to the country and it is well worth spending a few extra days to experience it all. A couple of days of gorilla tracking is ideal and can easily be combined with some time in Kigali, relaxing along the shores of Lake Kivu or chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe Forest.

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Why Rwanda Safaris

A fascinating and magical destination that combines majestic wildlife, astounding culture, amazing inland beaches and more - the only problem is you’ll want to come back again and again!

The ultimate gorilla tracking destination
This compact country is one of few destinations where you can see these wonderful, human-like primates, up close in their natural habitat.

Dramatic landscapes
The Virunga Volcanoes provide the most stunning backdrop to Rwanda safaris.

Primate heaven
Mountain gorillas, chimpanzees and golden monkeys; Rwanda is a great destination for budding primatologists, and can be combined with Madagascar for the ultimate primate safari.