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Rwanda Safari Holidays

Known as the ‘land of a thousand hills’ Rwanda is home to undulating landscapes and mountains blanketed in thick tropical rainforests that cover large areas of the country. Many who visit Rwanda come here to see the gorillas as part of an add-on to a safari in a nearby country. Certainly, the great apes that reside on the dramatic ancient slopes of the Virunga mountain range in Volcanoes National Park would appeal to any wildlife lover, but there is more to tailor-made holidays in Rwanda than gorillas. The fertility of Rwandan land thanks to an ancient volcanic activity means eco-systems have developed an incredible diversity in animal and plant species.

For more information or to discuss the best Rwanda safari holiday for you, contact us today.

 

OUR SAFARIS

  • Volcanoes National Park

    Volcanoes National Park in the north-west of Rwanda forms part of the larger Virunga Conservation Area. There is a wide variety of habitats that sustain a huge range of biodiversity across plants, reptiles, primates and birds.

  • Nyungwe Forest National Park

    Hidden amidst vast tea plantations in south-west Rwanda, Nyungwe Forest National Park is the largest undisturbed mountain rainforest in central and eastern Africa.

  • Akagera National Park

    Akagera National Park is located 3-4 hours east of Rwanda’s capital Kigali. The park is a combination of open savannah, undulating hillsides and Africa’s largest wetland system.

  • Kigali

    The city of Kigali is spread across an area of green valleys and hills. It is one of Africa’s cleanest and safest cities – an indication of its progressive mentality.

  • Lake Kivu

    Lake Kivu is Rwanda’s largest lake and the 6th largest in Africa. The shoreline comprises beautiful rolling hillsides of pine and eucalyptus, punctuated with terraces of bananas along the way.

When to go

 

June to September and December to February are Rwanda’s two dry seasons. During these months finding wildlife in Akagera is easier and trekking conditions to see the mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park are more favourable.
 

However, Rwanda can be visited year-round. The likelihood of seeing gorillas is not affected by rain and travel out of season can mean fewer tourists and lower prices.

 

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How to Book a Rwanda Safari Holiday

Take a look at our recommended Rwanda safari itineraries and hand-picked Rwanda lodges, camps and hotels for a bit of inspiration to get you started.
 

To discuss your tailor-made Rwanda safari, gorilla trekking holiday, luxury honeymoons or family safari itineraries, speak to one of our Rwanda experts today by contacting us here.

 

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