Wildlife in Rwanda
The Albertine Rift is perhaps the richest location in Africa for both mammal and bird diversity, and mammal and bird endemism. It is also one of three locations in Africa most important for primate diversity and conservation.
Aside from more than a thousand plant species, 670 bird species and myriad reptiles and amphibians, Rwanda boasts some 151 mammal species, amongst which are 15 primates – including one of our closest genetic relatives and the famous subjects of Dian Fossey’s seminal research – the mountain gorillas.
Visits to Rwanda are as much about people as they are about nature. Friendly and vibrant, the customs and the culture of the people and communities can be experienced throughout your visit whether in the field, at their homes or in the local markets.