We offer amazing safaris in Rwanda, the land of a thousand hills. These trips range from day tours to longer vacations that feature different adventure activities. Also known as the Land of a thousand hills, Rwanda is a hot destination for gorilla safaris and tours, chimpanzee trekking safaris, cultural tours and wildlife adventures.
The Virungas of Rwanda are the last outpost of the endangered mountain gorilla, and their lush slopes provide an appropriately dramatic natural setting for what is perhaps the most poignant and thrilling wildlife experience to be had in Africa.
We will tailor make your tour to include other exciting activities that include chimpanzee trekking, bird watching, nature walks, white water rafting, mountain climbing, sport fishing, cultural and religious tours which can be tailor made and built around clients’ needs.
Visit Rwanda, the Land of a Thousand Hills to discover what it has to offer the world only while on our best affordable Rwanda safaris. All our Rwanda safaris are amazing, offering all Rwanda safari tourists ultimate Gorilla Trekking experiences, Chimpanzee Tracking adventures, Big 5 Game experience and Authentic African Cultural experience and much more. Book Rwanda safaris-budget or luxury holidays in Rwanda to visit the country’s 4 best National Park , scenic water bodies and amazing historical sites.
Our Rwanda safaris are categorized into Gorilla Trekking safaris, Chimpanzee safaris, Wildlife tours, Cultural safaris, City tours, Primate Tours, hiking tours and others. Each of these Rwanda safaris guarantee holidaymakers distinct experiences and essentially, we arrange short Rwanda tours to long Rwanda safaris.
Rwanda is without doubt one of the compact African destination but offers ultimate Big Africa Game encounter in a single habitat and Primate experiences – from Mountain Gorillas, Chimpanzees, Golden Monkeys to a range of other unique primate species. Rwanda is geographically positioned within the East-Central Africa, a landlocked country but an exceptional safari destination worth spending every penny.
Boasting of its lush rolling hills, Rwanda has greatly transformed from its dark past to now amazing economy and the most visited African safari destination attracting thousands of Rwanda safari travelers each year. Rwanda lies on the Great Rift Valley, and forms part of the Greater East Africa Community with Kigali its main Capital City. Kigali Capital of Rwanda is noted to be one of the world’s cleanest and safest cities. Rwanda is bordered by a number of East-Central African states including the D.R. Congo, Burundi, Uganda & Tanzania-all amazing destinations.
Rwanda is geographically set in a strategic position, lying on a high altitude making it the best destination with exceptional landscape. The country’s landscape features the lush rolling hills, savanna grassland to the East and mountainous especially on the Western region. Interestingly, it is a warm welcoming country with locals offering a special kind of treatment to all Rwanda safari tourists.
Rwanda is an exceptional destination in Africa geographically distinct and boasting of its only 4 beautiful National Park, lush tropical rain-forests, water bodies and unique cultures. Rwanda is undoubtedly a complete destination where you have both a magical encounter with Mountain Gorillas, Chimpanzees and Golden Monkeys combined by amazing sightings of the Big 5 Game in the savannas.
Rwanda safaris usher holidaymakers into the beautiful Volcanoes National Park to enjoy the Rwanda Gorilla Trekking experience. This Gorilla Park was founded in 1925 and presently, a home to 13 already habituated gorilla families including Hirwa, Susa A, Karisimbi, Agashya, Umubano, Bwenge, Titus, Sabyinyo, Pablo etc. It is also noted for its thrilling Golden Monkey Trek experiences which let holidaymakers get a close encounter with Golden Monkeys in the wild or have the best of Bird watching experience to sight over 200 bird species that are confined in this park.
Rwanda stands out as one of the very few safest and secure destinations in Africa and the world at large. It also features a lush vegetation characterized by magical savanna, tropical rain-forests, riverine, woodland, each offering refuge to country’s diverse wildlife species. Rwanda is also a great destination with 5 of the 8 Greater Virunga Volcanoes/Mountains. If you are a nature lover, Rwanda is a place to visit to see all the Big 5 Game in a single habitat-best enjoyed in Akagera National Park, Rwanda’s only savanna park.
For enthusiastic primate lovers, you aren’t left out when it comes to Rwanda safaris. Visit Nyungwe Forest National Park & Gishwati-Mukura National Park, amazing primate spots to see chimpanzees and a range of other interesting primate species including L’Hoest monkeys, baboons, colobus monkeys and others. Besides, there are also over 23 scenic Lakes and several Rivers to explore in Rwanda while on Rwanda safaris.
Rwanda is without doubt one of the favorite Gorilla Trekking destinations in Africa-an amazing place to visit to the endangered Mountain Gorillas. These are special species and there are fewer than 1063 Mountain Gorillas still living on earth, only sighted in Uganda, Rwanda and D.R. Congo. In Rwanda, Mountain Gorilla sightings are only possible in the country’s Volcanoes National Park which is part of the Greater Virunga Conservation Area (VCA).
Rwanda offers the best high-end Gorilla safaris and has 13 habituated groups for Rwanda safari tourists to trek and they translate into a total of 104 Gorilla Permits. Each valid Rwanda Gorilla Permit costs USD1500 and possible to book through a trusted ground tour company/operator or directly with the team from Rwanda Development Board. Please, book your Rwanda Gorilla Permit early preferably 2-6 months.
Rwanda is also noted for outstanding wildlife safari experiences offered only in its Akagera National Park, the only savanna park. It is an ultimate Big 5 Game destination offering the best sightings of African lions, bush elephants, leopards, rhinos and buffaloes in just a single habitat; 500 bird species, several Masai giraffes, zebras, roan antelopes and others. Wildlife safaris in Akagera National Park can also be combined with the Volcanoes National Park’s Gorilla Trekking experiences or Nyungwe Forest Chimpanzee Treks.
Rwanda is noted for its warm and hospitable people countrywide. The local residents are peaceful and offer endless smile throughout visitors’ Gorilla Trekking adventures, Chimpanzee Tracking safaris, Rwanda Tours, Game viewing, Birding, Hiking etc. Rwanda has a population of about 12.6 million people and sits on an area measuring about 26338sq.kms. 80% of Rwanda is largely composed of youths and there are 3 sub-groups of tribes all living in Rwanda including The Twa, Tutsis and Hutu.
The common spoken language in Rwanda is Kinyarwanda besides French and English. For long, the 3 tribal groups have harmoniously lived. While on Rwanda safaris, expect a special kind of the treatment, enjoy amazing dances, great performances, explore more about their lifestyles, norms, traditions and a lot more on cultural tours.
ACTIVITIES TO DO IN RWANDA.
Rwanda is a compact destination with variety of exciting activities/experiences that guarantee you memorable holiday. Among the many activities to enjoy on Rwanda safaris include;
Mountain Gorilla Trekking.
Mountain Gorilla Trekking without doubt is the main highlight of all Rwanda safaris. It is an exceptional experience Rwanda is noted for, offering visitors opportunity to enjoy a close encounter with rare Mountain Gorillas while in their natural habitat. Trekking with Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda is open to holidaymakers above 15 years and treks to see these unique apes are done in Volcanoes National Park – Ruhengeri.
Note, permits for trekking Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda cost USD1500 per person and you can have it booked via our reservation team or via Rwanda Development Board-RDB. In addition to Gorilla Permits, also carry with you a valid passport, visas, camera with no flashlight, first aid kit or medical kit, toiletries, daypack, long sleeved shirts, rain gear/jacket, bottled water, sweater, trouser.
Chimp Trekking is another best experience worth taking Rwanda safari, East Africa. In Rwanda, Chimpanzee Tracking safaris are excellently carried out in the Nyungwe Forest National Park, Gishwati-Mukura National Park which also protect a range primates including the black and white colobus monkeys, L’Hoest’s monkeys. Nyungwe Chimpanzee Trekking permits are issued at USD100.
Enjoy the best of Rwanda Big Game viewing experience and experience what Rwanda has to offer in terms of savanna wilderness adventures. Akagera N/Park is without doubt the only savanna park in Rwanda that guarantees visitors on Rwanda safaris great Big Game encounters. While at Akagera, expect to have the best of Game drive or Launch cruise.
Rwanda is notably one of the best birding destinations in Africa, offering exceptional bird sights from a range of its habitats. The important birds of Rwanda include the shoebill stork, Kivu thrush, papyrus gonoleks etc. Other main highlights of the Rwanda safari include Trekking to Dian Fossey Tomb site, Volcano climbing/hiking (Mount Bisoke-3711m, Mount Karisimbi-4507m), Hike through the Congo Nile Divide Trail or embark on Canopy walk, Nature walk or Tour the Twin Lakes.
When to visit.
Before you take a flight to Rwanda to spend a holiday, first, you need to know the most ideal time to get there. Rwanda is without doubt an all year-round destination but the dry season is the best time to get here to enjoy Rwanda holiday. Each year, Rwanda records 2 significant dry seasons beginning from June to September & December to February.
The 2 dry seasons are the best for Gorilla Trekking adventures in Volcanoes National Park/Golden Monkey Treks or Chimpanzee Tracking in either Nyungwe Forest National Park or Gishwati-Mukura N/Park. Also, it is during the 2 drier seasons when Rwanda safaris are their peak and if you are heading for Gorilla safari/Chimpanzee holiday, you must consider booking your permits early enough.
There are also 2 wetter/rainy seasons experienced in most of Rwanda tourist destinations and preferably the best to sight birds. That is from March to May and October running up to November but these are rainy months and the ground is usually muddy/slippery making them unfavorable for Gorilla Trekking.