THE LAND OF THOUSAND HILLS
Known as the “land of a thousand hills”, Rwanda’s stunning scenery and warm, friendly people offer exceptional experiences in one of the most remarkable countries in the world. It is hallowed with extraordinary biodiversity, with incredible wildlife living throughout its volcanoes, montane rainforest and extensive plains.
Being Africa’s serene, travellers come from far and wide to catch a glimpse of the magnificent gorillas, yet there is so much more to see and experience.
Mountain gorillas' behaviors in Rwanda were studied by the late Dian Fossey for 20 years, trailed by the filmmakers who shot Gorillas in the Mist. Now small groups of private visitors can experience one of the most remarkable wildlife encounters on earth - gorilla trekking through the unspoiled Virunga's rainforest.
A safari in Rwanda cuffs well with other East African destinations in Kenya and Uganda. Also, home to Gorilla, chimpanzees and and other primates, birds in Nyungwe Forest National Park, without forgetting other national parks like Akagera National Park which gives an opportunity for game viewing in a distinct savannah setting.
Lake Kivu is one other great destination in Rwanda to enjoy boating on Lake Kivu, hiking, kayaking and chimp trekking; Lake Kivu is a stunning expanse of water enclosed by Rwanda's gradually rolling slopes. This is where the slogan name 'the country of a thousand hills' came from because of its rolling countryside.
A reconstruction of the traditional royal residence, the King’s Palace is a beautifully-crafted thatched dwelling shaped like a beehive. In olden times, Nyanza was the heart of Rwanda. According to oral tradition, it was the site of battles and power struggles.
For a long time, the monarchy was mobile, moving the court between various locations. When it eventually settled in one place, Nyanza was the obvious choice. The capital of the kingdom had as many as 2,000 inhabitants, and huts built with the same methods as seen here.
Ultimately Rwanda offers what is frequently a hard-to-gain insight into, wildlife and environments and Central African cultures contingent of the past heartbreaks it had gone through about 20years back. Kindly glance our variety of popular expeditions and safari itineraries applauded lodging or talk to one of our African Safari Travel Experts for help with planning a Modified Rwandan safari.
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