Rwanda

Rwanda is a tiny, mountainous, land-locked country offering warm hospitality and a variety of experiences, despite its troubled past. Much of the country is impressively mountainous, the highest peak being Karisimbi, at nearly 15,000 feet, in the volcanic Virunga chain protected by the Volcanoes National Park. Certainly, gorilla trekking is a focus here in the area made famous by prominent primatologist Dian Fossey (Gorillas in the Mist).

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Below are our recommended places to visit. Contact us today or call 303-778-1089 to learn more about how we are able to customize the perfect luxury Rwanda safari just for you!

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.

Kigali
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. 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.’

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Our passion for Africa began with a dream of living on the continent – a dream realized. We explored parks, rivers, mountains and villages, learned about the flora and fauna, fell in love with everything, and came away wanting to share our passion for a remarkable continent. Africa Adventure Consultants was born of the desire to give more people the chance to experience Africa’s wonders. Let us guide you into the wilderness.

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Africa is enormous. There are endless things to see and do, and it can’t all be done in one trip. That said, we realize that many people believe that a trip to Africa is ‘once in a lifetime’ (though many more end up realizing once is not enough!). What do you most want to see? What experiences have you been dreaming of? Visit our destination pages to narrow your choices down, browse our safari types to get a sense of the activities and styles available, or talk with a Journey Specialist to hone in on the areas that will deliver the journey of your imagination.

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We know it can be hard to narrow down what to do on vacation, especially with the wealth of choices that are available on the African continent. That’s why we have created an array of sample itineraries to inspire your travel. Browse through them – you’ll find everything from family safaris to honeymoons to Kilimanjaro climbs – and find the places and activities that excite you. From there, you can contact a Journey Specialist to start the process of crafting a customized safari just for you!

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