Discover Rwanda

Rwanda is best known for three main aspects: people and culture, national parks and gorilla watching. Coming to Rwanda to see the mountain gorillas in their natural habitat is the ultimate wildlife experience for many. A small population of gorillas live in the Parc National de Volcans, nestled high up in the mountains and shrouded by mist in early morning, and Virunga National Park is the best place to see gorillas in the wild. 

Rwanda is also home to the largest remaining rainforest in Africa, as well as costal shores along Lake Kivu and beaches at Gisenyi and coves at Kibuye.

Due to the endless mountains, Rwanda has earned the nick-name ‘Lane of a Thousand Hills’, however it is also worth spending time in in the capital city – Kigali.


Weather & Climate

Rwanda has four seasons: ‘long rainy season’ (March – May), ‘long dry season’ (June – September), ‘short rainy season’ (October – November), and ‘short dry season’ (December – February). Temperatures remain fairly constant, with warm days and cool nights, particularly at altitude.

When to go

You can track mountain gorillas in the Volcanoes National Park at any time of year, the best time is during the dry seasons from June to September and December to February.