Rwanda is not a huge country, with just a few key wildlife regions.
The land-locked country lies on the edge of the equatorial rainforests of central Africa, dominated by dormant volcanoes, rolling hills, lakes and wetlands. The rare mountain gorilla is found along its north-western border with the DRC and Uganda, and the country is also noted for numerous other primate species including golden monkey, chimpanzee and black and white colobus. Highly populated, you’ll encounter local people wherever you travel going about their daily lives. There are three major wildlife areas, Virunga Volcanoes National Park in the north or the country, Nyungwe National Park in the south-west, and Akagera National Park in the east.