Rwanda is an incredible country offering so much diversity and packing a lot of punch for such a tiny place, relative to it’s huge neighbours in Tanzania and Uganda. Rwanda has a chequered history but has managed to make an extraordinary recovery in a short space of time, becoming a leading East African economy and becoming a much heralded example of what can be achieved with good governance.
Once just a haven for primate enthusiasts, Rwanda has fast become much more than that. As well as gorilla trekking and chimpanzee trekking, Akagera National Park now offers brilliant big 5 safari… and all can be done is serious luxury. Rwanda is taking the low volume, high price approach when it comes to wildlife tourism – some of Africa’s most exclusive lodges have opened here. This approach is good for conservation, but it does mean that it is simply too expensive for some – a more affordable and equally beautiful place to gorilla and chimpanzee trek is Uganda.