Fondly referred to by locals as the country of a thousand hills, this special little country is emerging as an exciting safari destination with its fair share of luxury accommodation. Its compact nature means all main attractions are within easy travelling distance of each other, and it is possible to pack rainforests, volcanic mountains, lakes, grassland and city life all into one trip.
Around one-third of the world’s population of mountain gorillas are found in Rwanda, and hence it is the premier destination for gorilla tracking. Catching a glimpse of these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat on the slopes of Virunga Volcanoes is regarded as life-changing. And beyond the gorillas, there is a compelling richness in the landscape and the people, as well as opportunity to see many other primates, game and a multitude of bird species.