Rwanda is best and famously known for gorilla trekking safaris, the Republic of Rwanda is known as the Land of a Thousand Hills, and for good reason, the breathtaking scenery in this tiny Eastern-Central African country is mind blowing.
And no wonder, its mountainous topography includes the Rift Valley escarpment and incorporates five of the eight volcanoes in the Virunga Mountain chain.
It is here in the bamboo rain forest of Volcanoes National Park that Rwanda’s twelve habituated mountain gorilla groups are found.
There are no words for the wonderment of setting eyes on these primates. Not for the faint – hearted or lazy, the trek to locate them can be arduous.
You can opt to stay at premier Sabyinyo Silver back Lodge or Bisate Lodge. With only 9 suites, set far apart from one another, Sabyinyo Silver back Lodge will assure you have all the seclusion and privacy you need.
Its colonial-style suites feature wrought-iron furniture, a fireplace, and luxury furnishings for utmost comfort in the cool highlands of Rwanda.
The lodge offers fantastic views of the volcanic peaks of Bisoke, Mikeno, and Karisimbi. We also recommend staying at Bisate Lodge, a 6-villa, upmarket accommodation located within a dense forested wilderness, to which birds and smaller fauna have made it their home.
Virunga Lodge is perfectly suited for the perceptive vacationer seeking the country-home rusticity of living in a Banda suite.
These suites are crafted out of naturally occurring materials like stone and clay, with furniture made of rattan and rough – hewn wood.
Enjoy Rwanda’s superb temperate climate, which stays pleasant throughout the year, and in the evening warm yourself by a romantic fireplace that adds a cozy glow to each suite and highlights the eclectic collection of local art that adorns it.
You can spend time on your patio soaking in the views of the twin lakes, Ruhondo and Burera, and the lush farmlands and Savannah plains of Volcanoes National Park.
You can also keep an eye out for chimpanzees and other primates as you tour Nyungwe forest. While the chimps are used to human presence, they tend to remain in the higher trees, and your guide will ask you to approach their habitat with care.
One&Only Nyungwe House is yet another luxury accommodation in the famed Nyungwe Forest National Park.
Surrounded by the fragrance of tea gardens and breathtaking views of the countryside, the lodge is the quintessential holiday accommodation.
Soak in the heated infinity pool with lush Rwandan greenery all around you, or perhaps just sip drinks beside it.
You can keep up with your daily workout routine in the well-equipped fitness center or allow the highly trained massage therapist to pamper and rejuvenate you.