Destinations

Rwanda

Rwanda's Parc National des Volcans is home to the mountain gorillas to whom Dian Fossey dedicated her life and whose story is told in the film 'Gorillas in the Mist'.

Rwanda is a tiny landlocked country surrounded by Uganda to the north, Tanzania to the east, Burundi to the south, and the Democratic Republic of Congo to the west.

Often called the 'land of a thousand hills', Rwanda is a mountainous country with a moist, temperate year-round climate. Its main and enduring attraction is its primate population, in particular its mountain gorillas, one of the most awesome wildlife viewing experiences in the world and this is the focus of our Rwanda safaris.

The country carries the burden of history following an infamous civil war in the early 1990s — but today visitors to Rwanda are openly amazed at how far the country has come and how willing its people are to talk about and regret the past. Political and social stability returned to Rwanda in 1999 with the new Government of National Unity.

DID YOU KNOW?

Hyenas are portrayed as scavengers and will do so when given the opportunity. However, they are also accomplished hunters and obtain up to 75 per cent of their food from their own kills. In the Kruger National Park in South Africa they kill 50 per cent of their own prey and in the Kalahari in Botswana they kill up to 80 per cent. They detect carcasses by smell from as far as four kilometres away.

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