There’s no shying away from Rwanda’s spine-chilling past: the horrific genocide that took more than a million lives in 1994 will be forever imprinted in this country. Visiting the Kigali Genocide Memorial is a must and will enlighten you on Rwanda’s history and the events leading up to the genocide.
Despite carrying the weight of this tragedy, Rwanda is propelling forward and embracing their promising and dynamic future. With tourism playing a key role in the economy, it’s a safe, stable and welcoming country attracting the adventurers who are after a luxury safari experience like no other.
It’s no secret that Rwanda’s rare Mountain Gorilla is the reason why most people are enticed to include this destination in their luxury safari itinerary. And for good reason. The nature of the habitat where this iconic species resides is more open than in neighbouring Uganda, resulting in clearer and more iconic photographic opportunities. It is also fair to say that, at times, the trekking itself can be easier with clearer paths through the jungle, it is important to remember that there are no assurances in regard to the length or difficulty of the trekking.
Exchange a glance with a mountain gorilla, and it’s truly an experience that will make your journey unforgettable.