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A conservation success story

A tiny nation by African standards, Rwanda has emerged as one of the world’s leading ecotourism destinations.

In its north, towering conical volcanoes blanketed in jungle are home to mountain gorillas and the ideal setting for Rwanda luxury safaris. A handful of troops of these gentle giants have been habituated, allowing a strictly limited number of visitors to spend time in their humbling presence. Watching mothers care for their young as adolescents play under the eye of an impressive silverback is one of the most astonishing wildlife experiences anywhere, and it has funded conservation efforts that make this the only population of great apes that is increasing in number.

To the west, the great Nyungwe Forest protects some of Africa’s rarest primate species, including chimpanzees you can track, while to the east, Akagera National Park is undergoing one of the most ambitious restoration projects in Africa with its savannahs once more playing host to lions, black rhinos and giraffes.

Rwanda’s success is down to how the benefits of tourism are shared with communities, and country-wide efforts to reforest and protect biodiversity, helped by a collection of incredible luxury lodges that let you be a part of the story.

What's the weather like?

When to visit Rwanda

Rwanda generally can be visited year-round, with its location near the equator at high altitude giving it a pleasant climate. The best time to visit is during its dry season, between June and September.
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    June - August
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    September - May

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What makes us different

Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

  • Unforgettable experiences

    Creating your trip is entirely collaborative and our Travel Researchers are here for every step.

  • Positive impact

    Curated sustainable experiences and accommodation that maximize the benefits to local people and place.

  • Fairness and transparency

    An open, competitive pricing structure that ensures more money goes to where it's needed in the destination.

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