Kigali is the capital and largest city of Rwanda. It is situated in the centre of the nation, and has been the economic, cultural, and transport hub of Rwanda since it became capital at independence in 1962. Beginning on April 6, 1994, Kigali was the scene of the Rwandan Genocide — the slaughter of approximately one million Tutsi and moderate Hutu by Hutu militias (interahamwe), and some members of the Rwandan army. The genocide memorials are a moving testament to this tragic history.
(Kigali, Parc National des Volcans)
You slowly make your way up the dense forested hills, weaving through tall bamboo; the ground beneath you a tangle of roots and the air around you chilled with mist. Quite suddenly, the greenery in front of you is broken by the massive dark head of a silverback gorilla, and as your eyes meet, you are forever changed.
(Parc National des Volcans, Kigali, Nyungwe)
Trekking in the majestic Virunga mountains to visit the rare mountain gorillas and then the Nyungwe Forest National Park were the forest is home to 14 species of primates. Includes a city tour in Kigali, transfers, and guide.
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