The remarkable allure of Rwanda

Tucked between Tanzania to the east, Uganda to the north and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west, Rwanda is a remarkably small country nestled in a 10,169-square mile pocket of land brimful of high-altitude forests and shimmering lakes.

While close encounters with the endangered mountain gorillas in the northwest have long been a major drawcard for visitors venturing into the country, Rwanda’s rebirth in recent years has revealed that it has countless other experiences to offer. From the misty forests of Nyungwe National Park to the primordial Lake Kivu, not to mention the sophisticated capital city Kigali with its line-up of African fusion food, it all adds up – and explains why travelers with a taste for East Africa’s unique appeal are starting to insist that Rwanda is included on their itinerary.

Given Rwanda’s proximity to other coveted East African destinations, such as Tanzania’s iconic Serengeti, it’s fast becoming the perfect complement for an unforgettable African journey that encompasses the thrill of a wilderness safari with the spiritual experience of intimate forest encounters. Singita’s properties in the Serengeti are perfectly positioned for tailormade circuits and offers uninterrupted views and some of the best game viewing in Africa.

Affectionately known as “The land of a Thousand Hills” due to the endless stretches of undulating hills in its typography, this tiny country offers as many experiences too. And, Rwanda’s warm heart and gentle spirit are increasingly beckoning likeminded travelers to embrace its beauty.