Bordered by Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and Republic of Congo, Rwanda is one of Africa’s great lake regions. The climate and temperatures throughout the year vary and the country has two rainy seasons and two dry seasons. Tourism throughout the country has increased significantly over the years with many travellers keen to explore this beautiful country and experience its unique culture and history.
Places to visit in Rwanda
Intoxicating African culture comes alive at many of the destinations available for travellers to visit throughout with the Akagera National Park, located in eastern Rwanda. This area provides a unique take on the traditional East African Safari. Although it is quite small compared to other animal parks, it has populations of many African mammals such as elephant, buffalo, hippos, giraffes as well as leopard and lions.
Further to this, there are amazing bird watching opportunities with over 530 species located in the area. Along with this, there are amazing scenic views for visitors to experience of the Nyungwe Forest and Lake Kivu as well as numerous opportunities for both relaxation and exploration.
Best time to visit Rwanda
Rwanda experiences various weather climates throughout the year which should be considered when deciding on the best time to visit. The country experiences long dry and rainy seasons. The long rainy season starts in March and lasts into May, with the shorter second rainy season lasting from October to November. Along with this, the longer dry seasons are from June through to the end of September, with the shorter dry season starting in December and ending in February.
Comforts include a heated swimming pool and Wifi, with plenty of activities to tempt you into the jungle, including bird watching and trekking to view the 13 species of primate which call the park home – including chimpanzees. The lodge's architecture is designed specifically to blend in with its natural surrounding environment and is located near to the Nyungwe rain forest within a tea plantatio...
Place yourself on the edge of gorilla trekking action, at the closest luxury lodge to Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park, at the remarkable One&Only Gorilla’s Nest, a boutique lodge that very much orientates around the region’s unique wildlife. As such, a team of dedicated expert guides are always onsite to lead nature walks, treks and intrepid hikes in search of mountain and silverback gorillas, en...
If gorilla trek is on your wish list then the Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge makes for an ideal home from home during your stay. With stunning views of the Virunga volcanoes and accommodation in spacious stone cottages, it also creates a relaxing space to unwind after a long day’s trekking. Located just a short distance from the Parc National des Volcans the lodge provides guests with the perfect situa...
Singita Kwitonda Lodge is the real deal if looking for an intimate, boutique Gorilla trekking lodge in Rwanda, with just nine private pool suites to its name, an organic kitchen-garden onsite and group of expert guides who’ll lead your small group wildlife walks throughout the Volcanoes National Park. The lodge itself is a joy, all bare stone and wicker weave from the outside, though contemporary ...
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