Landlocked in central Africa, Rwanda sits in a mountain region to the south of Uganda. The country is lush, with extraordinary biodiversity, beautiful lakes, waterfalls, mighty rivers, rolling hills and impressive mountains. The shared border with Uganda runs through the Virunga Mountains, home to some of the world's few remaining mountain gorillas, providing a profoundly moving game viewing experience. Despite Rwanda's brutal history, the country is now peaceful and the people warm, friendly and very welcoming.
Parc National des Volcans on the slopes of the Virunga Mountains
Nyungwe Forest National Park is a large tract of montane rainforests with large troops of colobus monkeys, chimpanzees and incredible birdlife which can be enjoyed from easily walked trails
Kigali Memorial Centre, a permanent memorial to those who fell victim to the genocide, a sobering reminder to us all alongside an enlightening educational facility
Rainy seasons: March to May and October/November with the heaviest rains falling in April although it can rain almost any time in the mountains. Rwanda is largely mountainous and the high elevations mean that temperatures are rarely extreme. The hottest months are December to February and the driest months are July to September.