Rwanda is a great destination not just because of its wildlife, but also for its breathtaking and varied scenery, plus its unique culture and fascinating history.
Rwanda is well known for Gorilla tracking and the experience is often described as "life changing" with good reason. With only an estimated 880 gorillas left in the world, seeing these gentle creatures in their natural habitat is a truly unique experience. The Spring 2015 edition of Travel Africa magazine features a four page article on Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park and is well worth a read.
When it comes to birding, Rwanda is amongst Africa's most exciting destinations - within this relatively small and compact country, there are over 1450 bird species across Volcanoes, Ngungwe and Akagera National Parks.
Rwanda also provides an uplifting view of Africa's potential future. It is impossible not to see and learn about the impact of the 1994 genocide against the tutsi. Whilst this can be a moving experience, at the same time it can be surprisingly uplifting as you will see first-hand how the people of Rwanda are positively moving forward together.