Nestled in the heart of Africa, the small country of Rwanda offers tremendous diversity and countless opportunities to explore its picturesque landscape and distinctive culture. With scenery ranging from immense volcanoes to vast savannahs and pristine rainforests to tranquil lakes, Rwanda’s varied geography matched with its deep history makes this country a unique African destination.

Known as the “land of a thousand hills,” Rwanda is dominated by rolling hills and volcanoes in the north. The lush jungles of Volcanoes National Park are home to several ancient volcanoes as well as 13 species of primates, including the well-known mountain gorilla. Just two hours south of Volcanoes National Park is Rwanda’s capital, Kigali, a bustling city shrouded in Rwanda’s culture and history. With yearlong springtime weather, the Akagera National Park contains miles of savannahs and swamplands that make a Rwanda safari an incomparable experience. Lake Kivu in western Rwanda offers an array of watersports with an unexpected landscape of both beaches and mountains.

When visiting Rwanda’s national parks it’s common to see animals such as zebras, giraffes and elephants in the savannahs as well as chimpanzees and golden cats in the rainforests. Rwanda’s diverse territory is home to more than 700 species of birds including African Spoonbill, Tropical Boubou, and Red-Faced Barbet.

Holbrook’s experience in leading trips to destinations that are off the beaten path has allowed us to create unique opportunities for travelers that wish to experience all of the beauty, diversity and adventure that Rwanda has to offer.