Areas, parks & places to visit in Rwanda
Akagera National Park
The scenic Akagera National Park covers low-lying grasslands and woodlands, similar in feel to the 'traditional' safari areas of East Africa. If you're in Rwanda, then it's a good park to visit for a few days big game safari.
Kigali is the modern capital of Rwanda, and often useful as an overnight stop. It gets relatively few tourists, but if you take a stroll around the lively markets, you'll usually be met with friendliness.
Lake Kivu is one of the freshwater lakes in Africa's Great Rift Valley. The real joy of this area is driving along the gently weaving Eucalyptus-lined road through the hills and mountains beside the lake, where every corner of the hills is terraced with bananas.
Nyungwe Forest National Park
Nyungwe Forest National Park is the largest swathe of tropical montane forest left in East or Central Africa It's home to a bewildering range of flora and fauna, including 13 primates – and is a great destination for 2-3 days of hiking..
Volcanoes National Park
The Volcanoes National Park (Parc des Volcans) was made famous by Dian Fossey's work, and the film Gorillas in the Mist. Along with an array of other endangered species, more than half of the world's last mountain gorillas live here. At present, it's probably the best place in Africa to see them.