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Parc National des Volcans (Volcanoes National Park)
Situated in the far northwest of Rwanda, Volcanoes National Park protects the steep slopes of this magnificent mountain range – home to the rare mountain gorilla – and the rich mosaic of montane ecosystems, which embrace evergreen and bamboo forest, open grassland, swamp and heath. An exhilarating trek through the cultivated foothills of the Virungas offers stirring views in all directions. Then, abruptly, the trail enters the national park, immersing trekkers in the mysterious intimacy of the rainforest, alive with the calls of colorful birds and chattering of the rare golden monkey, and littered with fresh spoor of the mountains’ elusive populations of buffalo and elephant. Through gaps in the forest canopy, the magnificent peaks are glimpsed, easily accessible and among the highest in Africa, beckoning an ascent. After a challenging trek, guests have the chance to see these gentle giants.
Located at Rwanda’s geographical heart, the rapidly growing city of Kigali is not only the national capital, but also the country’s most important business center and main port of entry. Kigali boasts a range of hotels catering to all tastes and budgets, and an assortment of fine restaurants whose menus reflect the country’s historical links with Belgium – while also embracing numerous other international cuisines. The city is home to several genocide memorials – sobering reminders of the country’s tragic past.
Nyungwe National Park
Nyungwe National Park is in southwestern Rwanda and hosts 13 species of primates, including chimpanzees and large groups of black and white Angolan colobus monkeys. Nyungwe is also home to habituated primate species such as mangabeys and the blue monkeys. Several large mammals inhabit the forest including golden cats, bush pigs and the black-fronted duiker. Nyungwe is home to nearly 300 bird species including the beautiful blue turaco.
Akagera National Park
One of Africa’s great conservation stories, Akagera National Park has gone from a land nearly devoid of wildlife due to poaching and overgrazing by domestic cattle, to a thriving park offering tourists the chance to see Africa’s Big 5 on a luxury Rwanda safari. Its revival was born from a partnership between the non-profit African Parks organization and the Rwanda Development Board. Akagera is Rwanda’s largest park, and its only park with savanna habitat – remember, Rwanda is the ‘land of 1,000 hills.’