Exceptional Trips 2023: Rwanda

Discover a land full of spectacular wildlife, great activities, and inspiring communities.

The most impressive lakes in the world

From boiling lakes to vast alpine bodies of water, these are our favourite lakes from around the world. 

East Africa’s best wildlife spots

Our pick of the best national parks to visit in Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda.

Getting ready for Rwanda: what to read, watch and do before you visit

Get to know Rwanda before you travel there.

Nature’s gentle giants: a comprehensive guide to gorilla tracking

For many, gorilla tracking is a spine-tingling wildlife experience without peer.

King of cats: the best places to see lions

We’ve scoured the African continent for some of the best sites to get up close and personal with lions.

The best wildlife encounters in Rwanda

Your comprehensive guide to finding Rwanda’s most intriguing wildlife including gorillas, chameleons and rhinos.

The best coffee destinations around the world

From Colombia to Kosovo, we pick some of our favourite lesser-known places to enjoy a good cup of coffee. 

Nyungwe Forest National Park

With a wealth of endemic birds and primates including the charismatic chimpanzee, this national park inhabits the largest montane forest in East Africa. The…

Rukari Palace Museum

Nyanza’s main tourist attraction, this ancient hilltop palace marks the site of the old Mwami’s (King’s) home. The Rukari Palace Museum is the top…

Volcanoes National Park

This immensely scenic and ecologically diverse chain of free-standing mountains is an excellent spot to track gorillas. The 160km² Volcanoes National Park protects the…

Food and drink in Rwanda

Tea field workers © Jordygashagaz, Wikimedia Commons Food Kigali boasts an impressive and growing range of restaurants representing international cuisines such as Indian, Italian,…

Akagera National Park

Home to elephant, buffalo and hippo as well as numerous antelope and bird species, this national park is Rwanda’s only savannah reserve. Named after…

Kigali Genocide Memorial

This dignified yet sobering museum and memorial marks the site of one of the largest massacres that took place during the 1994 Rwandan genocide.…

Health and safety in Rwanda

Safety Health With Dr Felicity Nicholson. For up-to-date information on health issues across Africa, click here. Rwanda itself isn’t a particularly unhealthy country for tourists and…