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Rwanda

Rwanda is known as the “land of 1,000 hills”, and its landscape is indeed rolling and green as far as the eye can see. It also sits entirely above 3000 feet in elevation, which makes for a pleasant temperature year-round. The dry months of June through September and December to February offer the best weather for trekking. Today the country has largely stepped beyond its history of genocide to become one of the most prosperous and progressive in Africa. Rwanda is best known for gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park, but it has recently re-wilded Akagera National Park into a legitimate savannah safari destination. Now visitors can have a complete safari itinerary entirely within the country’s borders.

Continent: Africa

Gorilla in Volcanoes National Park near Bisate Lodge in Rwanda / Crookes and Jackson / Courtesy of Wilderness Safaris

Rwanda is known as the “land of 1,000 hills”, and its landscape is indeed rolling and green as far as the eye can see. It also sits entirely above 3000 feet in elevation, which makes for a pleasant temperature year-round. The dry months of June through September and December to February offer the best weather for trekking. Today the country has largely stepped beyond its history of genocide to become one of the most prosperous and progressive in Africa. Rwanda is best known for gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park, but it has recently re-wilded Akagera National Park into a legitimate savannah safari destination. Now visitors can have a complete safari itinerary entirely within the country’s borders.

Continent: Africa

Best Hotels & Lodges in Rwanda

We can book anything, but these are some of our favorite places to connect with nature in Rwanda.

Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda 
Akagera National Park, Rwanda 
Nyungwe Forest National Park, Rwanda 
Singita Kwitonda Lodge / Ross Couper / Courtesy of Singita

Itinerary: Great Migration to Gorillas: Tanzania and Rwanda

This double bucket list wildlife itinerary combines the highlights of Tanzania and Rwanda, including the Great Migration and gorilla trekking.

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