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Places to go in Rwanda

Places to go in Rwanda

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Perhaps most well-known for its gorilla-rich Parc National Des Volcanes, situated in the country’s north-west, Rwanda’s areas include Akagera National Park, Butare, Kigali Lake Kivu and Nyungwe National Park. All house a range of accommodations, both luxury and frontier. If you would like to know more, please give one of our destination specialists a call. In the meantime, do have a browse of Rwanda areas.

Akagera National Park, named for the river that runs through it, covers 2,500 square kilometres in the north-east and offers marsh and plain landscapes not necessarily associated with the country. Wildlife here, including big cats and impala, giraffe and zebra, is spectacular, and perhaps above all the park is a gift to bird-lovers.

Meanwhile, visitors to Nyungwe National Park can experience forests more than ten thousand years old that are home to an abundance of birdlife, rare orchids, butterflies as well as leopard, duikers and primates including the white bearded L’Hourst monkey.

Huye, better known perhaps by its old moniker Butare, is a charming and fascinating city known for its university, local culture including traditional dance and a reconstructed palace, and a very fine national museum.

Here and elsewhere, Rwanda accommodations include ecologically thoughtful camps, game lodges and hotels such as Lake Kivu, offering true luxury in close proximity to Lake Kivu and the Virungu Volcanoes. There are excellent lodges and camps from which to enter the mountains to find gorilla, and indeed a very special luxury villa/private house in Jack Hanna Guesthouse, home-away-from-home to the American conservationist.