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Mountain Gorillas & Wildlife

Rwanda Reserves and National Parks

Gorilla trekking in Rwanda is the perfect choice for an unforgettable wildlife encounter. It’s challenging, thrilling and emotional, all in one package. This small but scenic country, referred to as the Land of a Thousand Hills, has a lot more to offer

  • Volcanoes National Park
  • Akagera National Park
  • Gishwati-Mukura National Park
  • Nyungwe National Park

Benefits Visiting Rwanda.

  • One of the rare destinations to observe mountain gorillas
  • Opportunity to combine primate viewing with a classic savannah safari
  •  Well-balanced assortment of vehicle, boat, and walking activities
  • Outstanding birdwatching opportunities
  • Stunning scenic landscapes
  • High-quality roadways and infrastructure


Situated in the biodiversity-rich Albertine Rift, Rwanda boasts a diverse array of wildlife. Alongside gorillas and chimpanzees, visitors can encounter various primates such as Ruwenzori colobus monkeys and golden monkeys. Boat excursions offer glimpses of hippos and crocodiles, while Akagera’s savannah plains are home to giraffes, buffaloes, zebras, and defassa waterbucks. Lions are also present in the vicinity.


Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park is a highlight for most visitors interested in wildlife. Other captivating trekking options include observing golden monkeys within the same park, as well as encountering chimpanzees and Ruwenzori colobus monkeys in Nyungwe. For those seeking less strenuous safari activities, game drives, night drives, and boat trips are available in Akagera. All of Rwanda’s parks offer excellent birdwatching opportunities, while Volcanoes and Nyungwe National Parks are ideal for spectacular day hikes.

Rwanda Safari Tour Packages

Rwanda is still worth visiting as an up-and-coming destination offering primate walks, volcano hikes and bird watching in Volcanoes National Park and Nyungwe National Park, plus boat trips on Lake Kivu in the Rift Valley and classic safaris in search of the Big Five in low-key Akagera National Park.

  • Gorilla Trekking
  • Chimpanzee Trekking
  • Birding Rwanda Safari
  • Nyungwe Forest Tour
  • Akagera Wildlife Safari 

Best Time To Visit:

Rwanda welcomes visitors year-round, although April, the wettest month, is best avoided due to high rainfall. Slippery trails during this period can make gorilla trekking more challenging. Additionally, rain may disrupt the unique gorilla trekking experience, which is both time-constrained and exceptionally special. Overall, the optimal time to explore the country is from June to September, offering a higher likelihood of sunny weather and enhanced wildlife sightings.