Beyond the Gorillas: 9 Other Travel Attractions in Rwanda

Will a rise in gorilla trek permits send travellers across the border?  Or are there enough attractions in Rwanda to keep it growing in popularity as a top travel destination? The opportunity to sit in close proximity to a critically endangered mountain gorilla is the undisputable highlight of a visit to Rwanda. Mountain gorilla trekking […]

Tips for Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda

An encounter with mountain gorillas is becoming one of Africa’s most popular wildlife activities and is Rwanda’s top tourist attraction. The opportunity to sit in close proximity to these critically endangered primates in their natural habitat is extraordinary. It’s an unforgettable travel experience that has brought me to Rwanda not once – but twice. My […]

Rwanda: An Unforgettable Wildlife Encounter with Mountain Gorillas

He has been watching us since we arrived, his eyes portraying a curiosity that matches ours. But we are not equals. He is the largest and oldest silverback in Rwanda – and this is his home. He demands respect and as his 220kg body moves deceptively fast towards us, we give it without hesitation. I […]

18 Things You Might Not Know About Rwanda

You probably know that Rwanda is one of only three countries in the world where the critically endangered mountain gorilla lives.  You’ve undoubtedly heard of the devastating genocide that took the lives of more than 800,000 people in just 100 days in 1994.  And you are probably aware of its location as a land-locked country […]

Postcards from Rwanda: Gorillas and Beyond

Many foreigners associate Rwanda with two things – mountain gorillas and the 1994 genocide. But the attractions of this small land-locked country in East Africa extend beyond tracking the world’s largest primate in its natural habitat. And whilst the genocide is an unforgettable chapter in the country’s history, Rwanda is now considered one of Africa’s […]