• Gorilla in Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda
    Encounter Rwanda's Gorilla Families
  • Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda
    Admire the Virunga Mountains
  • Gorilla in Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda
    See Rwanda's stunning silverbacks 
  • Rwanda hillside
    Explore Rwanda's scenic countryside
  • Rwanda falls
    Enjoy Picturesque Scenery
Destination Rwanda

Gorilla Trekking & Kigali

Rwanda is becoming increasingly popular for wildlife enthusiasts who are keen on witnessing the endangered Mountain Gorilla in the forests of the Parc National des Volcans. Tourism has rebounded well since the infamous genocide of 1994 and tourism is encouraged, as the best way of saving the magnificent gorillas is to come and see them. 

Travelers visiting Kigali, should definitely take the time to visit the Memorial Center is a moving and poignant experience. The Centre is built on a site where over 250,000 victims of the genocide in 1994 are buried.

Rwanda is an incredible country to visit, some of the main sites that should be ticked of every travelers bucket list are as follows.


Must see sights in Rwanda

Gorilla Trekking in Virunga Volcanoes Mountains

One of the most incredible experiences in Rwanda is gorilla trekking, especially when it is in the Virunga Volcanoes Mountains. There are a reported 900 mountain gorilla's left in the world, hence making them an endangered specie. It is reported that at least half of these gorrila's live in the Virunga Mountain Range.

Interestingly the size of the ranges is often underestimated as the range is shared between Rwanda, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Kigali Genocide Memorial

Travelers will be presented with details about the horrific genocide in Rwanda that would leave more than 800,000 people dead in just 100 days.

There has been a serious amount of reconciliation that has happened over the years, but the impact of this genocide has left its mark on the lives of everyday people and generations of Rwandans.

Visitors can expect an emotional experience at this important memorial, where you can learn about the tragic event in great detail. There are guides that will explain the factors and tensions that led to the 1994 genocide accompanied with photographs and artifacts.

The City of Kigali

The Rwandan city is currently going through a cultural renaissance, in recovery from the 1994 genocide, Kigali has recreated itself as cultural hub for the incredible culinary scene and local handicraft making.

All travelers should take a few days out from their gorilla trekking tours to visit Kigali. You won't be disappointed.


See what travelers are saying about our Rwandan Safari's

"It was the most wonderful trip to Kenya, Tanzania, and Rwanda. We saw so many animals and were very up close. The lodging, food, and guides were really top-notch. Charles was our guide in Tanzania, and was so fun and full of information.

The Rwanda portion of my trip was outstanding. The gorilla trek was so good. We were very close to the gorillas and saw a big family. The golden monkey trek was aslo very fun. There were monkeys all around us".

Jean C (Via Tripadvisor)

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