Rwanda

Why we love Rwanda

We came to Rwanda in 2016 with our dear friends Colleen Patrick-Goudreau and her husband David. Our main goal was to see the gorillas but we were surprised at how beautiful Rwanda was. Completely landlocked and situated on a high plateau, it certainly feels like the country of a thousand hills.

Equally surprising was its progressiveness. Rwanda has one of the world’s highest percentage of women in government and environmental policies more extensive than much of the developed world. This includes a devotion to cleanliness that’s immediately evident when you land in Kigali, thanks in part to a nationwide monthly clean-up by everyone in the community – even the president.

But perhaps the most remarkable experience – not just in Rwanda, but anywhere – is seeing the country’s gorillas up close in their natural habitat. It is a life-changing moment and nothing can prepare you for the experience.

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Highlights

  • Unique wildlife: gorillas and chimpanzees
  • Safe, friendly and fun
  • Consistently gorgeous scenery
  • Lions, recently reintroduced and thriving in Akagera park
  • Learn about the 1994 genocide
See what it’s like to see gorillas face-to-face in Rwanda

Did you know...

  • Rwanda is landlocked and known as the “country of a thousand hills”.
  • 90% of the people are still living in rural areas and are involved in agriculture.
  • Avocados are widely available and a great vegan standby!
  • Rwanda’s policy is “No Plastic Bags Allowed”.  Plastic bags are actively searched for and confiscated at the country’s entry-points.

What Rwanda is like with World Vegan Travel