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The Land of a Thousand Hills

Rwanda, nestled in the heart of East Africa, is a landlocked country bordered by Uganda to the north, Tanzania to the east, Burundi to the south, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west. Its central location grants it access to the region’s Great Lakes, including Lake Kivu in the west. Rwanda’s geography is characterized by verdant hills, lush forests, and stunning mountain ranges, notably the Virunga Mountains in the northwest.

Climate of Rwanda

The climate of the country is pleasantly temperate due to its elevation, with variations across different regions. Generally, the country experiences two main seasons:  January and February tend to be the warmest and driest months of the year (although there is always a chance of rain). This is especially true in the lower lying areas where wildlife drives, boat trips etc. take place. Despite hot daytime temperatures in lower lying areas, it will be much cooler at night and during time spent at higher altitudes where gorilla treks take place.

The rainy seasons in Rwanda are generally from March to the end of April or beginning of May, and again from mid-October to the middle of December. 



Rwanda, the land of a Thousand Hills

The country is often referred to as the “Land of a Thousand Hills” due to its strikingly hilly terrain and landscape. The country’s geography is characterized by rolling hills and lush valleys, creating a picturesque and scenic environment that captivates visitors. These hills are not only visually stunning but also play a significant role in shaping its culture, agriculture, and way of life. The hills provide fertile land for farming, with terraced fields covering their slopes and contributing to Rwanda’s reputation as a country with a strong agricultural sector. Additionally, the hills offer breathtaking panoramic views and opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking, trekking, and photography. The nickname “Land of a Thousand Hills” captures the essence of its natural beauty and serves as a testament to the country’s unique and captivating landscape.

Rwanda National Parks

Volcanoes National Park

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Nyungwe National Park

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Gishwati-Mukura National Park

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Akagera National Park

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Rwanda and gorilla Trekking

3 Day Rwanda to Uganda Gorilla Trek

Gorilla trekking in Rwanda is a remarkable wildlife experience that allows visitors to journey into the misty forests of Volcanoes National Park in search of endangered mountain gorillas. It’s an opportunity to observe these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat and witness their social interactions, feeding behaviors, and familial bonds. Gorilla trekking in the country typically involves hiking through dense vegetation and rugged terrain, guided by experienced trackers and park rangers who lead visitors to habituated gorilla groups. Once the gorillas are located, trekkers are granted a precious hour to observe and photograph the gorillas from a safe distance, providing an intimate and unforgettable encounter with one of the world’s most iconic species. Gorilla trekking in the country contributes to conservation efforts, supports local communities, and offers travelers a transformative experience that fosters a deeper appreciation for wildlife and the importance of protecting endangered species and their habitats.

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