Rwanda is a tiny country and one of the most densely populated on earth. It is a mountainous, green land located near the Equator and home to over 670 bird and 100 orchid species – a paradise for bird watchers and botanists. The majority of tourism is focused on a visit to the Parc National des Volcans in the north. Within its confines are 6 volcanoes and hundreds of mountain gorillas. An encounter with a silver-back alpha male gorilla, 3 times your size, can be a hair-raising experience and one you will never forget!
Accommodations: Some city hotels, safari camps are small and cozy, though not luxurious, with a focus on respecting the environment.
Gameviewing: Trekking to view gorillas, hikes to view chimpanzees.
Getting Around: Minivans and 4×4 safari vehicles.
Other Attractions: Chimpanzees, colobus monkeys and a variety of orchids and unusual birds can be found in the wetland and savannah of Akagera National Park.