Rwanda

Spending time with mountain gorillas is a true bucket list experience! Volcanoes National Park is home to about half the world’s mountain gorilla population, making Rwanda a top choice for a gorilla trekking safari. As for the setting, the country is extremely beautiful with its steep slopes covered in dense tropical rainforest. Don’t limit yourself to gorilla trekking as Rwanda has many other highlights worth exploring; it’s also a safe and welcoming country with friendly people and a growing tourism industry.

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Highlights in Rwanda

  • Gorilla trekking, and experiencing mountain gorillas up close
  • Forest hikes and waterfalls
  • Spectacular mountain scenery
  • Chimpanzee trekking
  • Golden monkey trekking
  • Excellent birding

Best time to travel

Dry season(s)

For gorilla trekking, we recommend travelling during one of Rwanda’s two dry seasons: mid-June to September or December to February.

Rainy season(s)

For chimpanzee trekking, the rainy season produces lush greenery so chimps move about less and are easier to track.

The short rainy season – October and November – is great for birding and photography. Rains normally come down in short, heavy bursts.

During the long rains – March to mid-June – gorilla trekking can be tough and muddy.

Travel regions within Rwanda

Volcanoes National Park

Spending time with mountain gorillas is a true bucket list experience! Volcanoes National Park is home to about half the world’s mountain gorillas, making Rwanda a top choice for a gorilla safari. As for the setting, it’s remarkably beautiful; the steep slopes covered in dense tropical rainforest. But don’t limit…

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