RECOMMENDED RWANDA SAFARI ITINERARIES
All our tours are born out of a desire to share authentic African Safari experiences. Offering travellers individual journeys, designed to match your interests, tastes and budget, we provide tailor-made tours to Rwanda’s most famous top destinations. Enquire with our team of experts to start planning your safari journey today.
From stealing magic moments with mountain gorillas to experiencing heart-warming encounters with villagers, Rwanda Safaris will deliver experiences unlike any other.
Tucked in between the iconic safari destinations of Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania, Rwanda Safaris offer guests some of the best primate tracking on the planet – set against the backdrop of its endless green hills and soaring mountainsides. Rwanda is superb for primates in general, including the fun-loving Sykes monkey, the Golden monkey and the boisterous chimpanzee in the Nyungwe Forest. Despite a turbulent past, Rwanda is a safe and friendly destination – testament to the resilience of its people.
Rwanda is best known for being the home of the Mountain Gorillas and lately as one of the most progressive countries in Africa, with a turbulent history and incredible reincarnation. It is a land of great diversity and beauty. Volcanic mountains, dense forests, tranquil lakes and lively towns add a stunning backdrop to Rwanda’s real gems – the sincere, proud people and majestic, mysterious wildlife.
Gorilla Trekking Rwanda
With over half of the world’s remaining mountain gorilla population, it’s no surprise that the majority of guests visit Rwanda to track and view our highly endangered cousins. Africa’s easiest and most accessible gorilla trekking is the main draw card of Rwanda safaris. After arriving at the capital city of Kigali, you are only a few hours’ drive away from the legendary Volcanoes National Park and its habituated but still wild gorilla families. Gorilla trekking Rwanda combines well with Uganda Safaris.
Rwanda Wildlife Adventures
Rarely experienced in isolation, Rwanda safaris (or Rwanda gorilla trekking safaris) combine well with other East African destinations in Uganda, Kenya or Tanzania but there is more to green and hilly Rwanda than meets the eye: it is also home to the primate-filled Nyungwe Forest National Park where there are chimpanzees and fantastic bird-watching opportunities. Akagera National Park, on the other hand, offers big game viewing in a diverse savannah setting. Lake Kivu is a gorgeous expanse of water surrounded by Rwanda’s gently rolling slopes – in fact, Rwandans call their home ‘the country of a thousand hills’ because of its undulating landscape. Kivu is a great place to enjoy boating, hiking, kayaking and chimp trekking.
LAND OF 1,000 HILLS
Home of The Mountain Gorilla
Our top places to visit in Rwanda:
- Volcanoes National Park – gorilla treks & bird watching
- Kigali – gateway to the gorillas
- Lake Kivu – part of Africa’s series of Great Lakes and offers an idyllic shoreside interlude – before or after gorilla trekking – in the quaint town of Gisenyi. Spend your days boating, kayaking and unwinding as you soak up the sun.
Top Rwanda Destinations
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BEST TIME TO VISIT RWANDA
If you’re researching when to go to Rwanda then the chances are that it’s for a gorilla trekking adventure. Although it’s regarded as a year-round activity, the best time to visit Rwanda for a gorilla trek is during the short dry season from mid-December to early February or over the long dry season months of June to September. These periods offer by far the easiest trekking conditions and the lowest malaria risk.You can visit Rwanda and trek gorillas outside these optimum times of year but bear in mind that the going will be more difficult in the rain as paths are steep and maybe muddy. It pays to be as fit as possible before you commence your trek.
Otherwise, Rwanda can be visited any time of the year and it’s easy to get a tourist visa. Apply and get the Rwanda Visa online, better yet, you can get an East Africa Visa online if you plan on doing a Kenya or Uganda Safari. You can chose to pay at the immigration gate when you land at Kigali International airport if you can sacrifice that time in cues. Either way, contact our Rwanda Safaris Consultants to help you out on this one.