Rwanda accommodation is top notch and offers travellers a luxurious stay at a number of Rwanda lodges.
Rwanda is home to rolling green hills, volcanoes, gorillas and other primates. You’ll also find a third of Africa’s bird species and friendly people. For a wider primate experience, you can combine gorillas with chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe Forest National Park or a visit to see the golden monkeys in the Volcanoes National Park.
Lodges in Rwanda
The ideal complement to the primate-oriented wildlife-viewing offered at Volcanoes and Nyungwe National Parks, Akagera is a classic savannah reserve that has undergone an ambitious recent rehabilitation programme to become a fully-fledged Big Five safari destination. Rwanda lodges and other Rwanda accommodation in the area offer excellent places to relax between adventures.
Characterised by rolling green hills terraced with cultivation, Eastern and Central Rwanda is not so scenically spectacular as the western part of the country and it supports far less endemic wildlife than the Albertine Rift. That said, the region does incorporate the national capital Kigali, the starting point of most extended explorations of Rwanda, as well as the important cultural sites of Nyanza and Huye.
The self-styled ‘intellectual centre’ of Rwanda, Huye stands at a breezy altitude of 1,755m to the southwest of Kigali. During the colonial era, it was the second-largest town in the joint territory of Ruanda-Urundi (after the capital Bujumbura, which lies in modern-day Burundi).
Shared between Rwanda and the DR Congo, beautiful Lake Kivu extends for 2,370km² across the floor of the Albertine Rift, and is hemmed in by a steep terraced escarpment that rises up to 1.5km above its surface. Ranked among the world’s 20 deepest and 20 most voluminous freshwater bodies, it is lined with pretty fishing villages and a trio of larger ports in the form of Rusizi, Karongi and Rubavu.
Sprawling magnificently across the elevated ridge that divides Africa’s two largest drainage systems, the 1,015km² Nyungwe Forest National Park protects East Africa’s largest tract of montane rainforest. The park is a remarkably rich centre of biodiversity, with more than 1,050 plant species recorded, along with 85 mammal, 310 bird, 32 amphibian and 38 reptile species. Rwanda accommodation and Rwanda lodges close to the area are simply opulent and provide excellent places to stay.
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