Landlocked between Uganda, DR Congo, Burundi and Tanzania, Rwanda is a small country of 26,400 sqkm which is often called « the Switzerland of Africa » due to the its numerous hills and the chain of volcanoes in the North-West region. This country has also an extremely rich history as modern human settlements, in what is now Rwanda, date from the last glacial period, either in the Neolithic period around 8000 BC, or in the long humid period which followed, up to around 3000 BC. More recently the country has undergone a huge effort of national reunification allowing visitors to fully appreciate the friendliness of its population and the cleanness of its environment.

Rwanda is famous for its mountain gorillas and it offers probably the best conditions to trek and observe these magnificent primates, as the forest in which they live is less dense and easier to access than in the neighbouring countries. Other species, such as the endangered golden monkeys, plus beautiful locations, such as Lake Kivu, naturally complement active adventures in this extraordinary country.

Encounter with Mountain Gorillas and Golden Monkeys

January to December

6 days / 5 nights - from £ 6,250 per person

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Highlights of nature in Rwanda: Mountain Gorillas, Lake Kivu and the birds of Nyungwe

January to March & June to October

12 days / 11 nights - from £ 8,690 per person

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Two natural treasures of Rwanda: the National Parks of the Volcanoes and the Akagera

January and February & July to September & December

12 days / 11 nights - from £ 9,350 per person

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Capital city: Kigali

Flight time from Europe: 11 hours (via Nairobi)

Time difference: GMT + 2 hours

Best time to go: December to February, July to October

Visas: Required for UK passport holders

Health requirements: Yellow fever certificate required. Cholera, malaria and dengue fever occur in some areas. Visit your health professional at least 4 to 6 weeks before your trip to check whether you need any vaccinations or other preventive measures

Language: Kinyarwanda

Currency: Rwandan Franc

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