Explore Rwanda with Wilderness Safaris

Land of a Thousand Hills

Rwanda, a tiny landlocked country in central Africa, is characterised by undulating hilly and mountainous terrain and is known as the “Land of a Thousand Hills.” Situated in the heart of the Albertine Rift, it is one of Africa’s most biodiverse regions, a haven of rainforest endemism with its most celebrated wild mammal being the iconic mountain gorilla of the Virunga massif.

A densely-populated country with a predominantly rural population, Rwanda is known for its traumatic history in the form of the 1994 genocide, as well as for its courageous recovery to become a stable, well-run and united country. Such optimistic energy has earned the country the epithet “Remarkable Rwanda” and a fast-growing number of curious tourists and fans.

Things to look forward to in Rwanda:

  • Tracking mountain gorillas and other primates including encounters with habituated groups
  • Visiting the moving Kigali Genocide Memorial
  • Exploring the natural splendour of untouched rainforest
  • Seeing Lake Kivu, one of Africa’s great lakes

Rwanda, a tiny landlocked country in central Africa, is characterised by undulating hilly and mountainous terrain and is known as the “Land of a Thousand Hills.” Situated in the heart of the Albertine Rift, it is one of Africa’s most biodiverse regions, a haven of rainforest endemism with its most celebrated wild mammal being the iconic mountain gorilla of the Virunga Massif.

A densely-populated country with a predominantly rural population, Rwanda is known for its traumatic history in the form of the 1994 genocide, as well as for its courageous recovery to become a stable, well-run and united country. Such optimistic energy has earned the country the epithet “Remarkable Rwanda” and a fast-growing number of curious tourists and fans.
Rwanda, a tiny landlocked country in central Africa, is characterised by undulating hilly and mountainous terrain and is known as the “Land of a Thousand Hills.” Situated in the heart of the Albertine Rift, it is one of Africa’s most biodiverse regions, a haven of rainforest endemism with its most celebrated wild mammal being the iconic mountain gorilla of the Virunga massif.

A densely-populated country with a predominantly rural population, Rwanda is known for its traumatic history in the form of the 1994 genocide, as well as for its courageous recovery to become a stable, well-run and united country. Such optimistic energy has earned the country the epithet “Remarkable Rwanda” and a fast-growing number of curious tourists and fans.
Tracking mountain gorillas and other primates including encounters with habituated groups

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Why Rwanda?

  • First time to Africa
  • Travelled to Africa
  • Seasoned Traveller
  • Sharing more than 97% of its DNA with humans, the Critically Endangered mountain gorilla is perhaps the most charismatic forest resident; Bisate guests have an opportunity to observe habituated groups of the species.
  • Rwanda’s position in the centre of the Albertine Rift in the western section of Africa’s Rift Valley results in amazing diversity and endemism, from primates such as golden monkey and chimpanzee to black-fronted duiker and Rwenzori turaco.
  • Pioneering reforestation and other ecotourism projects by Wilderness Safaris and its partners play a critical role in the conservation of the remaining islands of central African rainforest biodiversity.

Seasonality

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  • Dec
  • Green Season Highlights

    • Two rainy seasons: March-May and September-December
    • Regular rainfall leaves the air clear and thus provides better photographic opportunities
    • Trees and plants start to flower, encouraging birdlife
    • The entire country is lush and green
  • Dry Season Highlights

    • Two dry seasons: June-August and January-February
    • While some rain still falls, this is a drier time of year with less muddy and dense conditions in the forests
    • Fruiting trees in Gishwati and Nyungwe can make for great primate viewing
    • This is arguably the peak time to visit the savannahs of Akagera for game viewing

Rwanda- Biodiversity Gem of the Albertine Rift

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