Famous for its gorilla trekking, Rwanda is fast becoming one of Africa’s most popular holiday destinations. Whilst the giant mountain gorillas certainly steal the show, Rwanda is also home to three national parks, spectacularly diverse landscapes, a wide variety of wildlife and a bustling capital city.
Although notorious for the dreadful genocide of 1994, Rwanda has now evolved into a proudly united and optimistic country. It has one of the fastest growing economies in Africa, it has a higher percentage of women in parliament than any other country in the world and is now one of the safest and most friendly countries on the continent.
Along the northern border of Rwanda lies the Virunga Mountains. The mountains stretch across three country borders and are home to over 480 silverback gorillas. One large group is habituated in the Volcanoes National Park - the Rwandan part of the Virunga and are easily spotted on most treks. Seeing one of these majestic creatures up close is a truly unforgettable experience. When you look into there intelligent eyes you’ll see a face that is thinking, totally mindful of your own gaze upon it. Rwanda’s equatorial climate makes gorilla trekking an all year-round activity, although avoiding the wet seasons often makes for an easier trek.