Rwanda

Home to some of the most varied landscapes on the continent as well as huge numbers of wildlife.

About Rwanda

WITH A PROUD HISTORY OF CONSERVATION AND UNRIVALLED BEAUTY

Known as “The Land of a Thousand Hills,” Rwanda is a green, undulating land of hills, gardens and tea plantations. Along with its spectacular scenery, Rwanda has a unique gift to offer: it is home to one third of the world’s remaining population of Mountain Gorillas. As if this were not enough, it also boasts one third of Africa’s bird species, several other species of primate, volcanoes, game reserves, resorts and islands on the expansive lake Kivu, graceful dancers, artistic crafts and friendly people. Despite a decade of war and environmental devastation, Rwanda has made a remarkable recovery, and now continues to honour its long, proud history of conservation.



Rwanda has gone through an incredible transformation and is now very safe to visit. The gorilla trek experience is just one of the fantastic experiences on offer and as a country, Rwanda is a surprising and inspiring destination for a holiday, not least because of the remarkable way it has united in the twenty years since it tore itself apart during the horrific genocide against the Tutsis of 1994. Despite its traumatic history, this is a country that is well worth a visit, its numerous treasures ideal for the adventurous but also for those who wish simply to behold a truly beautiful gem of Africa.



Climate

Rwanda’s high altitude allows for a pleasant tropical highland climate, with an average daily temperature range of less than 2° C. Temperatures vary considerably from region to region because of the variations in altitude. At Kigali, on the central plateau, the average temperature is 21° C. Rainfall is heaviest in the southwest and lightest in the east. A long rainy season lasts from February to May and a short one from November through December.

Seasons

JANUARY (Green Season)
FEBRUARY (Green Season )
MARCH (Green Season)
APRIL (Shoulder Season)
MAY (Shoulder Season)
JUNE and JULY (High Season)
AUGUST (High Season)
SEPTEMBER and October (High Season)
NOVEMBER (Start of Green Season)
DECEMBER (Green Season except 20 Dec – 10 Jan)





Rwanda’s environment is a rich tapestry of habitats and its government is striving to build a post-conflict ecotourism industry. The most biologically diverse habitats lie within three protected areas: Volcanoes National Park, Akagera National Park, and Nyungwe National Park. Forests, once extensive, are now concentrated in the western mountains and the Lake Kivu area, and include habitat for golden monkeys, hippos, giraffes, zebras, leopards, crocodiles, and nearly 600 species of birds.



Morning and Afternoon Safaris
Bird Watching
Walking
Boat Trips
Night Safaris
Cultural visits
Chimpanzee Trekking
Beaches
Private Charters
Gorilla Trekking



11.92 Million People
Kigali
Franc
English, Kinyarwanda and French
Coffee, Tea and now Tourism




OUR FAVOURITE PLACES TO STAY

We have first-hand experience of the camps and accommodation in this magnificent safari paradise