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Rwanda lies just south of the Equator, in the heart of Africa. In the space of a week, it’s possible to experience many highlights thanks to the country’s relatively small size.

Musanze

Musanze

A hassle-free and buzzing city with plenty of choice for eating out, ATMs, vibrant nightlife, markets and artisanal trades.
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Rubavu

Rubavu

A waterfront town on the shores of Lake Kivu with red, sandy beaches and an easygoing tropical character.
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Karongi

Karongi

A popular beach retreat, with hillsides covered in pines and eucalyptus serving as a backdrop to the sparkling lake.
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Nyanza

Nyanza

Home to the King's Palace - a reconstruction of the traditional royal thatched dwelling shaped like a beehive.
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Huye

Huye

A centre of academia and home to the Ethnographic Museum, with perhaps the finest collection in East Africa.
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Kigali

Kigali

The capital city is pleasantly low key yet dynamic and progressive. It's green, clean and safe with meaningful culture and remarkable drive.
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Ngoma

Ngoma

A convenient stopover from Tanzania. Half-day trip to the Rusumo waterfall.
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Rusizi

Rusizi

A small town on the border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the closest town to Nyungwe National Park.
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Nyagatare

Nyagatare

A convenient base to explore the Akagera National Park for those on a restricted budget or averse to camping
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Volcanoes

National Park

Volcanoes

The premium destination for gorilla tracking with plenty of side activities.
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Gishwati Mukura

National Park

Gishwati Mukura

The two small forests have recently been granted national park status, offering wildlife and community-based activities.
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Nyungwe

National Park

Nyungwe

An ancient rainforest with incredible biodiversity including chimpanzees, primates, birds, orchids and butterflies.
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Akagera

National Park

Akagera

Home to the Big Five, these relatively warm and low-lying plains form Rwanda's safari region.
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National Parks

Volcanoes National Park

“In the heart of Central Africa, so high up that you shiver more than you sweat,” wrote the eminent primatologist Dian Fossey, “are great, old volcanoes towering almost 15,000 feet, and nearly covered with rich, green rainforest – the Virungas.”

 

The Volcanoes National Park fall on one side of the Virunga Massif, home to mountain gorillas, golden monkeys and much more.

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National Parks

Akagera

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Lake Kivu

National Parks

Nyungwe

Towns

Kigali

Highlights

Rwanda is easy to explore by car. The popular circuit between the national parks passes through magnificent scenery, with a new vista and warm smiles greeting travellers around every corner.

Sports & Adventure

Canopy Walkway