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Often called The Land of a Thousand Hills, Rwanda's spectacular national parks are home to a wide variety of rare animals while its temperate climate provides a landscape just bursting with flora and fauna and steeply terraced slopes. Its natural beauty is literally stunning. 

Gorilla tracking in Rwanda is often described as “life changing” as with only an estimated 880 Gorillas left in the world, to see these gentle creatures in their natural habitat is an unbelievabley unique moment. You can trek in The Virunga Mountains to see them and and then stay with them for one awe-inspiring hour, often crouching only a few feet away, whilst the gorillas go about their daily business.

After your incredible gorilla experience you can safari in the Akagera National Park or the Nyungwe National Park.

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The best time to visit Rwanda for a gorilla trek is during the short dry season from mid-December to early February or over the long dry season months of June to September. Read More

The best time to visit Rwanda for a gorilla trek is during the short dry season from mid-December to early February or over the long dry season months of June to September. Trekking during these months is far easier than in the rains and the risk of malaria is at its lowest. Trekking outside these optimum times of year is possible but much much muddier so walking becomes hard work.

In contrast, the best time to go chimpanzee trekking is during the two rainy seasons (February to June and September to December) as the apes are easier to locate. Food is much more difficult to source in the dry season meaning chimp families will often travel deep into the forest to seek sustenance.

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Every Month (last Saturday) Umuganda (Public Cleaning) Day
On the last Saturday of every month in Rwanda, there is Umuganda day. This is a day set aside to help neighbours, friends and family and Rwandans between the ages of 18 and 65 are obliged to take part. Activities include building roads, primary schools, health centres and collecting litter.

September - Kwita Izina (Gorilla Naming Ceremony)
This is the annual Rwandan ceremony of naming the new born baby gorillas and usually takes place in September at Musanze. The Kwita Izina event attracts the attention of several prominent personalities and public figures both internationally and locally and highlights the need to conserve the gorilla population.

 

 

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