Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park
Volcanoes National Park

Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park

An incredible 160 km² of volcanoes and bamboo forest, and home to all of Rwanda’s 11 habituated gorilla families.

Visit Dian Fossey’s grave
Karisoke Research Camp

Visit Dian Fossey’s grave

Hike up to the spot where acclaimed primatologist Dian Fossey was buried after her murder in 1985. You can also view her (now-ruined) Karisoke Research Camp.

Experience contemporary Kigali
Kigali

Experience contemporary Kigali

Spend time in bustling Kigali to experience its markets and nightlife. For a more sober experience, visit the Genocide Museum and Memorials just outside the city.

Attend a Kwita Izina
Volcanoes National Park

Attend a Kwita Izina

The annual Kwita Izina gorilla-naming ceremony takes place every September, offering an insight into Rwandan culture and the country’s efforts to promote gorilla conservation.

Remember Rwanda's past
Rwanda

Remember Rwanda's past

Kwibuka, which means “remember” in Kinyarwanda, is a series of events every April in commemoration of the 1994 genocide.

Go chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest
Kibale Forest National Park

Go chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest

Grab yourself a guide and set off into the evergreen jungle of the Kibale National Park in Western Uganda in search of chimps. You shouldn't have too much trouble finding them, as this beautiful forest is famous for its thriving primate population.

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