Rwanda Tours Packages, Vacations: Our Top Pick for Every Traveller

The Best Rwanda Tours Packages, Vacations: Our Top Pick for every traveller by Kabira Safaris. Discover the top Rwanda Tour Packages for Gorilla Trekking, Wilderness Safaris, Birding, and Cultural Trips. Let our team of Rwanda tour experts hand-craft your trip of a lifetime to Rwanda for gorilla trekking and more. Book your all-inclusive Rwanda tour today.

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Informative Rwanda Tours Guide

Rwanda tours are top African Tours to Rwanda (tours du Rwanda) – the land of a thousand hills. Rwanda is a small country relatively smaller than Scotland but filled abundantly with natural beauty including one of the world’s endangered primates the mountain gorillas that are trekked on Rwanda Gorilla tours. Rwanda is a land of endangered mountain gorillas, wildlife, bird species, and beautiful people. Rwanda Gorillas are found in the Volcanoes National Park where tourists from the world over can have a gorilla trekking tour any day of the year. Tours in Rwanda are customized to help each traveler have an experience of their wish in the land of a thousand hills. Kabira Safaris packages are inclusive of Gorilla du tours, wildlife safaris, birding safaris, a hike to the Dian Fossey grave at the Karisoke Research Centre, chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe Forest as well as canopy walk on Nyungwe Forest National Park. Our tours stretch further to the Kigali city tour, a visit to Lake Kivu, and a tour to the local markets and communities.

Rwanda Wildlife Tours

Wildlife in Rwanda is one of the key attractions in the country with several big cats and wild species. Though Rwanda tours may not seem the classic African Wildlife Safari destination, in the east of the country is the scenic Akagera National Park that is worth exploring. Akagera National Park is surrounded by savannah plains, rolling hills and deep valleys in the north, papyrus swamps, and lakes to the east.  Akagera National Park is home to savannah wildlife species like giraffes, elephants, lions, zebras and many more. Rwanda is also home to several wildlife species including thirteen primates including chimpanzees, monkeys, and the Ruwenzori colobus arboreal colobus which move in groups of up to 400 individuals. This is the largest population troop size of primates you can sight in Africa. Learn More about Rwanda Wildlife Safaris

Gorilla Trekking Tours in Rwanda

Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda – All You Need To Know

The most accessible and easiest mountain Gorilla trekking in Africa is the major drawcard of Rwanda tours. Volcanoes National Park Rwanda is the closest gorilla safari park to its airport, Kigali International Airport. Unlike in the other countries of Uganda and Congo, in Rwanda as soon as you arrive at Kigali International Airport you are just a few hours away from the park. Mountain gorillas of Rwanda are all fully habituated and open for trekking and still surviving in their natural habitat. Rwanda’s gorillas are the easiest to trek as they live on the bamboo-covered slopes of the Virunga Volcanoes and live within an easily reachable range. It was on these slopes that the popular primatologist did her conservation works and the place where the movie Gorillas in the Mist was shot-making Rwanda Gorilla trekking popular the world over. Learn More about Rwanda Gorilla trekking Safaris

Chimpanzee Trekking Tours

Meeting the Nyungwe Forest Chimps – Rwanda

Chimpanzees are one of the primates in Rwanda found in Nyungwe Forest National Park southwest of Rwanda. Nyungwe forest is the largest remaining tract of forest with about 200 tree species covering approximately an area of 970 square kilometers. Chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe Forest Rwanda starts off from three reception centers which are Uwinka, Gisakura, and Kitabi where tourists meet the park rangers for a trek to the forest. To reach the chimp trek point, you will be driven to the start point where rangers take the trekkers to where the chimps are spending their day. Chimpanzees share about 98.7% DNA with humans and have several human-like behaviors that are amazing to watch for a maximum of an allocated 1 hour. These chimpanzees are habituated and safe to track easily noticeable by their deafening screams, loud hoots, and booming hitting of the tree barks and buttress. Learn more about Chimpanzee trekking in Rwanda

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Canopy Walk Nyungwe

A suspension above the lush montane rainforest is the Canopy walk of Nyungwe Forest National Park, one that offers a spectacular view of the ancient forest treetops as well as birdlife and other species within. Nyungwe forest canopy walk is suspended 70m high and covers about 160m long. To have a canopy walk experience, you take either the Igishigishigi, Imbaraga, or the Umuyove trails. To reach the park you will be driven on a 4×4 safari vehicle, however, on arrival at the Uwinka visitor center, you will walk to the canopy walk start point. Walking 60 meters above the forest floor could be anxiety-causing for those people with height problems, but it’s worth undertaking and a remarkable experience. Learn More about Canopy Walk in Nyungwe Forest Rwanda

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Rwanda : Nyungwe forest and Canopy walkway

Birding Tours in Rwanda

Rwanda has a bird list of about 703 bird species and a high number of the Albertine Rift bird endemics. 29 Albertine Rift endemics are found in Rwanda and it’s one of the best places to see the red-collared babbler. Rwanda birding tours offer accessible birding spots and some of the most desirable African bird species. All four (4) parks in Rwanda are good for bird watching tours, however, Akagera National Park and Nyungwe Forest National Park are the top spots for avid birders. Some of the bird species in Rwanda include the Rwenzori Nightjar, Handsome Francolin, Rwenzori Turaco, Grauer’s Warbler, Blue-headed Sunbird, Grauer’s Swamp Warbler, Shelly’s Crimsonwing, Kungwe Apalis, and many more. Learn More about Rwanda Birding Safaris

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Birding in Rwanda

Rwanda Cultural Tours

Cultural tours in Rwanda are one of the perfect ways of understanding the people who inhabit the hills of a thousand hills. Cultural tours, offer you the chance to the famous cultural sites of the country including the Kigali Genocide Memorial. Kigali Genocide Memorial has three permanent exhibitions that portray an outcome of violence. The largest of the exhibitions documents the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi, the other is a children’s memorial, and the third exhibits a history of genocidal violence around the world. This is one of the best educational spots for the history of Rwanda. There are several cultural sites in Rwanda some in the different museums as well as a lot that can be learned on a visit to the Rwandese communities. Learn More about Rwanda Cultural Tours

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Rwanda traditional dance

Among the world’s most endangered species, the mountain gorillas call Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda home. They inhabit an almost otherworldly setting at the base of the majestic highlands. So that you may see these incredible animals up close and be a part of this ecotourism success story, we will customize a trip just for you based on your interests and degree of activity. In addition, you can see wild chimpanzee families in the southern Nyungwe rainforests, and a remarkable variety of unique plants can be found in Akagera National Park’s grassland and low-lying lakes. With a thriving capital city and one of Africa’s finest road networks, Rwanda is an impressive and motivating nation. Rwanda is conveniently located between Tanzania and the world-renowned Serengeti National Park. Covid Update: Health measures have been put in place, and Rwanda is available for travel and accepting visitors. Get in touch with our knowledgeable staff right away to begin organizing your journey!

Kigali Convention Center

Kigali City And Genocide Memorial
Experience the wonders of Rwanda’s capital city on a one-day tour. Kigali, which is more accurately a hill than a mountain, is the commercial and political epicenter of Rwanda.

Nyungwe National Park Rwanda - Canopy Walk

Nyungwe Canopy Walk Day Tour
Nyungwe National Park, located in the western Great Rift Valley, safeguards verdant mountainscapes, thick rainforests, thirteen primate species, and a great deal more. A whole day of activities can be tailored to your preferences on this tour.

Game drive in Akagera National Park

Day Tour to Akagera National Park
Enjoy a full day of private exploration of Akagera National Park and increase your chances of seeing black rhino, lions, giraffes, and other wildlife. Take advantage of your guide’s intimate familiarity with the area as you pedal your way through the expansive marsh.

Rwanda Gorillas And Wildlife Safari

1 Day Gorilla Trekking Rwanda
Visitors who are already in Rwanda and would like a quick tour of one of the gorilla families in Volcanoes National Park can join up for this one-day gorilla trek. Open grasslands, bamboo woods, and marshes are the defining features of this park. An earlier version of Volcanoes National Park included portions of the Virunga.

Wildlife in Akagera National Park Rwanda

2 Days Gorilla Trekking Rwanda
If you want to cross gorilla trekking off your bucket list, this is the vacation for you. Anyone traveling on their own or with a small group and facing time or business constraints would find this tour to be ideal. You will gain a true sense of Rwanda’s past, present, and future on this two-day tour of Kigali’s must-see attractions.

Rhino tracking in Akagera National Park Rwanda

2 Days in Akagera National Park
It is possible for safari expenses to exceed budget. On a 2-day tour to Akagera National Park, you won’t have to worry about hidden costs. The tour covers accommodation, meals, and park fees according to the itinerary. So, you can relax and enjoy exploring the park with a professional guide, searching for animals like rhinos, lions, and elephants.

Adult Male Mountain Gorilla Silverback [ Gorilla trekking tours in Rwanda]

3 Days Gorilla Trekking Rwanda
You will begin and finish your three-day gorilla safari in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda. As part of it, you can go gorilla trekking, which costs $1500 per person. In Volcanoes National Park, where you can see more than 400 mountain gorillas, you will go on a gorilla tracking adventure.

Golden Monkey trekking in Volcanoes National Park

3 Days in Akagera National Park
Experience the pinnacle of game drives in Akagera National Park on this three-day wildlife safari. Lions, buffalo, giraffes, zebras, hippos, and, most recently, rhinos have been added to the park’s roster of big species, making it the only Savannah park in Rwanda to offer such spectacular photo opportunities.

Uganda Gorillas And Wildlife Safari

Double Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda
For those interested in tracking mountain gorillas twice in as many days, with two separate gorilla families, Rwanda offers a 4-day double gorilla trekking package. Going on a double gorilla trip in Rwanda is a once in a lifetime chance to see how two distinct gorilla groups interact socially and behaviorally.

Akagera National Park

4 Days in Akagera National Park
This 4 Day Akagera National Park Rwanda Safari takes place in a unique location—Akagera National Park—which is home to the BIG 5. Come to Akagera for an unforgettable adventure that includes game drive in the park in search of lions, leopards, rhinos, warthogs, buffalo, and zebras.

Nyungwe National Park Rwanda - Canopy Walk

5 Days in Rwanda Itinerary
Join us on a 5-day Rwanda safari and experience some of the country’s most popular attractions and activities. Going on a gorilla hike in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park is the most exciting part of the trip. In Nyungwe National Park, you will have the opportunity to do gorilla trekking, chimpanzee trekking, and canopy walking, among other things.

Boat Cruise on Lake Ihema

Short Rwanda Safari Itineraries
The chance to see the last mountain gorillas in their natural habitat in Volcanoes National Park is a major draw for safari goers visiting Rwanda. On a privately guided tour, you can relax and enjoy the experience to the fullest, knowing that your guide will be there for you every step of the way.

Fly-in Rwanda Gorilla Trek

Long Rwanda Safari Itineraries
The island is hospitable to a wide variety of wildlife, including monkeys, a third of Africa’s bird species, amiable locals, and verdant hills and volcanoes. Rwanda is a small country with two major attractions: the memorial to the 1994 genocide in Kigali and Volcanoes National Park, home of the endangered mountain gorillas. Combining a gorilla safari with chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe Forest National Park or a visit to Volcanoes National Park will give you a broader primate experience.

chimpanzees trekking Nyungwe Park

Primates Tracking Itinerary
The best of Rwanda’s cultural and natural attractions are included in this thrilling itinerary. Shop for local art, visit the Kigali genocide memorial, and test your negotiating skills at a bustling market. Explore the secluded chimpanzees in Nyngwe Forest National Park on foot. Volcanoes National Park, the site of famed scientist Dian Fossey’s efforts to save mountain gorillas from extinction, is a fitting way to end your adventure.

Gorilla Tracking in Volcanoes National Park Rwanda

Gorilla Trekking And Wildlife Tour
Experience the pinnacle of safari travel on this 6-day wildlife and gorilla safari through Rwanda. Go on thrilling game drives through Akagera National Park and walk among the mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park. The only Savannah park in Rwanda, Akagera National Park is home to a variety of large species, including the much sought-after lions, buffalo, giraffes, zebras, and hippos, all of which make for fantastic photo ops.

Happy New Month from Akagera National Park!

7 Days in Rwanda Itinerary
Even though it is one of Africa’s smallest nations, Rwanda packs a lot of attractions that even a weeklong visit won’t cover. Still, a week is more than enough time to explore many of the best parts of this landlocked jewel, from the culturally vibrant city of Kigali to the world-renowned mountain gorillas at Volcanoes National Park.

Chimpanzee trekking tours in Rwanda Nyungwe Forest National Park

8 Days in Rwanda Itinerary
The eight-day Rwandan adventure will take you to three breathtaking national parks, so brace yourself. This action-packed safari has it everything, from climbing with mountain gorillas in Volcanoes to following chimpanzees in Nyungwe Forest to seeing the Big 5 in Akagera. Now, let’s jump right in!

gorilla habituation permit

Great Apes of Uganda and Rwanda
The Great Apes of Uganda and Rwanda give you an opportunity to encounter chimpanzees and mountain gorillas in the wild as you journey deep into the lush hills of Uganda and Rwanda. Observe these wonderful creatures with a primatologist and track gorillas in the forests of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and the Volcanoes National Park.

Happy New Month from Akagera National Park!

12 Days in Rwanda Itinerary
Rwanda, often called the “land of a thousand Hills,” is a stunning destination that you will see firsthand on this journey. Turning along the hilly roads, you can enjoy the varied sceneries and landscape of Rwanda. Savannah, forests, and mountains are all found in the parks. In Volcanoes National Park, you’ll go on a trek with golden monkeys and mountain gorillas, while in Nyungwe forest, you’ll see chimpanzees and colonobus monkeys.

Nyungwe Lake Kivu Gorillas Itinerary

Private Gorilla Trek Rwanda
Vehicles begin delivering gorilla trackers to various gorilla trek starting places at 7:00 in the morning, after a briefing for the trackers. You run the danger of having your permission revoked and the associated fees repaid if you fail to appear at the scheduled time. The day of the tracking is when guests are assigned to a family of gorillas.

Gorilla Trekking to Volcanoes

Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes
Some have even said it changed their lives, because seeing gorillas in their own environment is an experience like no other. Experienced trackers and guides accompany small groups of tourists up bamboo-covered slopes to spend an unforgettable hour just feet away from the docile gorillas as they go about their daily lives. It’s a precious and awe-inspiring experience.

Land of thousand hills Rwanda

Land of a Thousand Hills
It seems like only yesterday to me. This would be my first overseas vacation, and all I knew about the country I was visiting was what I had read about the atrocities that occurred there in 1994.

Kayaking on Lake Kivu

Kayaking on Lake Kivu
Kayaking around Lake Kivu’s shores is a relaxing way to take in the sights, with the mountains providing a dramatic backdrop while you paddle peacefully around.

Rwanda Gorillas & Savanna Safari

Rwanda’s Nyungwe, Lake Kivu & Gorillas
Located in East Africa, Rwanda is known as “The Land of a Thousand Hills.” Join us on an 8-day Rwanda itinerary to learn more about this fascinating country. Rwanda is a must-do vacation destination due to its breathtaking landscapes, welcoming locals, and rare animal encounters.

fly-in in gorilla trek Rwanda

Fly-in Rwanda Gorilla Trek
Be advised that there is no major airstrip in close proximity to Volcanoes National Park, so keep that in mind when you plan your visit to this magical land. The enchantment of fly-in safaris, however, is not out of reach. Guests of the resorts located close to Volcanoes National Park can take advantage of charter helicopter trips that land close to the park.

Kayaking on Lake Kivu

Kayaking on Lake Kivu
Kayaking around Lake Kivu’s shores is a relaxing way to take in the sights, with the mountains providing a dramatic backdrop while you paddle peacefully around.

Gorilla Guardians Village

Gorilla Guardians Village
Rwanda offers much more than just gorillas! Immerse yourself with the local culture in this hamlet, managed by a nonprofit with a mission to uplift communities and repentant poachers. Witness a local king’s traditional home, observe a medicine man in action, test your aim with a bow and arrow, and enjoy performances of dance and drumming.

African Primates Expedition

Primates And Big 5 Safari Itinerary
Experience two gorilla hikes, a special occasion, and the testimonies of individuals who collaborated with Dian. Find chimpanzee families in Nyungwe National Park’s woods. From a hot air balloon in the Maasai Mara, marvel at the Big Five and the Great Migration. Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, The Giraffe Center, and the Karen Blixen Museum are all available as optional excursions.

Botswana, Safest Country in Africa for Safari

Botswana Safari And Gorilla Trekking
We have found that the diverse wildlife and flora of Botswana and Rwanda provide the best opportunities for up-close encounters with nature on our many trips to Africa. You may see the “Big Five” (lions, elephants, cape buffalo, rhinos, and leopards) and a plethora of birds in Botswana’s UNESCO-designated Okavango Delta, one of the most important wildlife sites in Africa.

Luxury Rwanda Tours Safaris

Gorilla Trekking From United Kingdom
One of my most unforgettable experiences was trekking through Volcanoes National Park in search of mountain gorillas. I count it as a great fortune to have been able to observe these majestic, amiable animals for an hour in their natural habitat. Permits are extremely expensive and rare, so I considered this a once in a lifetime opportunity.


Rwanda Gorillas And Wildlife Tour
Embark on a 7-day Rwanda Gorillas and Wildlife safari and visit Volcanoes National Park, a sanctuary for the endangered mountain gorillas. Take in the breathtaking scenery of this massive tropical rain forest while you learn about these fascinating primates.

Adult Male Mountain Gorilla Silverback [ Gorilla trekking tours in Rwanda]

Visit the Gorillas of Rwanda
Seeing mountain gorillas in their natural habitat in Rwanda is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Some have even said it changed their lives, because seeing gorillas in their own environment is an experience like no other. Skilled trackers and guides accompany small groups of tourists up hilly terrain to spend an unforgettable hour in the presence of these placid gorillas as they go about their everyday lives.

Victoria falls trips

Gorilla Trekking From Victoria Falls
The Best Guide to Gorilla Trekking From Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe & Zambia. Do you want to book a gorilla safari from Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe or Zambia online? This entails taking a trip to Rwanda or Uganda from Victoria Falls, and then either seeing the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest or the Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, or the Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda.

14 days in Rwanda

Gorilla Trekking From South Africa
Could you please let me know if you are currently in one of South Africa’s cities? I would be more than happy to assist you. Outside of gorilla trekking—the most popular activity in Rwanda—we will show you the rest of the country’s attractions. Gorilla permits, lodging, and transportation are just a few of the travel services that we will help you arrange.

Gay Travel in Rwanda

Gorilla Trekking From Luxembourg
Cheap Gorilla Trek Rwanda from Luxembourg to Kigali a Roundtrip starting from € 350. Plan your Gorilla Trekking Safari from Luxembourg to Kigali, Rwanda. below are the Gorilla Trekking Packages from Kigali to the Volcanoes  National Park.

Volcanoes National Park Rwanda activities

Rwanda Primate Safaris
Primate safaris can be demanding in nature but the rewards can most certainly be exceptionally rewarding. More often than not, primate safaris involve walking, hiking, and trekking through rainforests with terrains varying depending on which species you are searching for.

Lake Kivu is among the Great lakes of Africa. It lies on the border between the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda, and is in the Albertine (western) Rift, a part of the Great Rift Valley.

2 Weeks in Rwanda Itinerary
Just returned from an amazing two-week tour of Rwanda with Explore Rwanda Tours with my traveling companion. The following national parks were visited by our group: Kigali, Nungwe (a rainforest and chimpanzee hiking destination), Lake Kivu, Volcanoes (a gorilla and golden monkey viewing destination), and Akagera (a wildlife refuge).

is Burundi worth visiting

Burundi And Rwanda Safari
The Perfect Burundi And Rwanda Safari Itinerary + Map & Tips. This 6 Day Burundi and Rwanda safari allows you to explore the finest of the wildlife in Rwanda and Burundi, as well as the distinctive cultures of these two countries.

Rushaga offers the most Adventurous Gorilla Trekking (Uganda Safari Company)

Double Gorilla Trek Rwanda & Uganda
Gorilla Trekking in Uganda and Rwanda (Trekking Gorillas Twice) is intended for those who want to undertake gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – Uganda, and Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda. Observing and comparing two different gorilla families allows one to examine and compare group behaviors/dynamics.

Multi-Country African Safari

It is a common misconception among first-time safari planners that all African wildlife reserves are the same. In their minds, it’s possible to witness tens of thousands of migratory wildebeest or herds of elephants crossing highways anywhere on the African continent.
Not so:
Safaris spanning multiple African countries are, without a doubt, the most sought-after and fulfilling vacation options available today. Because every country offers something special, it stands to reason that the best way to cover a lot of ground is to visit multiple countries. This is because each country has its own distinct culture and traditions.

While organizing a safari across multiple African countries isn’t as difficult as it seems, it’s important to remember that some of the continent’s infrastructure is still in its early stages of development. Traveling from point A to point B can still take some time, even if the distances aren’t that far. It becomes clear that some logistical expertise is required when one considers the very enormous size of Africa.

Every year, many thrill-seekers have the time of their lives on safaris in Africa. With a plethora of helpful pointers from experts… you can, too.

Rwanda vs Uganda Gorilla trekking - Guide Comparison

Uganda and Rwanda Tours
The untamed beauty of the Eastern African countries of Rwanda and Uganda can only be appreciated by those who have been there themselves. Despite its lively nightlife, Rwanda’s capital Kigali is haunted by its past at the Kigali Genocide Memorial. You will be amazed by the abundance of museums and tourist attractions in Kampala, the capital of Uganda.

National Parks in Kenya

Kenya And Rwanda Safari Itinerary
On this exciting safari through eastern Africa, you will see the fabled animals of the continent, including the “big five” and endangered primates. Go on a safari in one of Rwanda’s world-renowned national parks and see elephants, zebras, giraffes, and a plethora of birds up close and personal, or go into the country’s jungle and encounter a group of habituated gorillas.

East Africa honeymoon itinerary

East African Safari Itinerary
A genuine African safari isn’t complete without experiencing the enchantment of East Africa. From daring gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda and Rwanda to the boundless plains of the Serengeti and the Masai Mara, this safari location has something for everyone. Popular East African destinations for beach vacations include Zanzibar, Mafia, and Pemba.

Self-drive Serengeti

Serengeti Safari And Gorilla Trek
Visit Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda to get up close and personal with mountain gorillas. At the base of Mount Sabyinyo, you might see some jovial golden monkeys. Set off on a safari through the Serengeti in search of once-in-a-lifetime animal encounters. Hike to the Ngorongoro Crater’s edge accompanied by an expert guide.

Tanzania Tours Packages

Kenya, Tanzania And Rwanda Itinerary
On a thrilling safari through three separate regions, you will discover the Masai Mara in Kenya, the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Tanzania, and the famed Serengeti National Park in Kenya. Explore Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park, nestled in the foothills of the Virunga Mountains, in search of the majestic Mountain Gorilla.

Zanzibar Vacation

Gorilla trek, Serengeti And Zanzibar Itinerary
The Handcrafted An Awesome Rwanda Serengeti Zanzibar Itinerary, Map & Tips – is a Romantic adventure with Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda, Serengeti Safari and Beach Stay in Zanzibar. Gorilla Trek Rwanda, Serengeti, Zanzibar Honeymoon is a Luxury affordable Africa Safari.

Congo Gorilla Safaris

Rwanda, Congo And Uganda Itinerary
15 Days Rwanda Congo Uganda Safari is one amazing primate, wildlife, and great volcano hiking tour. The Rwanda Congo Uganda Safari trip offers a tourist a great experience exploring Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Uganda the Pearl of Africa.

People Also Ask

1. Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Cost

A Gorilla permit in Rwanda costs US$ 1500 each and you are required to purchase a permit to see the Gorillas in Rwanda. Each person buys a permit at 1500 USD to go Gorilla trekking in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park spending a maximum of 60 minutes in the presence of the Mountain Gorillas.

Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Cost

2. Is Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safe

YES, it’s safe to trek Gorillas in Rwanda – because Gorilla Tourism is a significant source of income for the governments of Uganda and Rwanda.

Is Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safe

3. Tailor-made Rwanda Tours

As one travels westward across Rwanda, the flat grasslands and swamps of the east give way to rolling hills and mountains. In the west, bamboo forests cling to the sides of dormant volcanoes, providing a safe haven for the endangered mountain gorilla. For an unforgettable safari experience, go on a trek through one of the last remaining rainforests in Africa in pursuit of these majestic silverbacks. Take a tour that takes you on a hike through Volcanoes National Park and Akagera National Park in Rwanda, or combine a trip to Rwanda with a stop in Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, or even the Republic of the Congo, a country that is both popular and relatively unknown.

Tailor-made Rwanda Tours

4. Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda vs Uganda

Comparing Gorilla Trekking Rwanda vs Uganda is very vital and offers helpful information for tourists who want to take Gorilla safaris either in Uganda or Rwanda.

Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda vs Uganda

Best Places to Visit in Rwanda

Rwanda is known as the “Land of a Thousand Hills” for its beautiful landscapes, and its top attractions are waiting to be explored. A tiny landlocked nation in East Africa, Rwanda is well-known for both its beautiful scenery and its rich cultural legacy and its infamous past involving the terrible genocide that occurred there only twenty years ago (1994).

It was clear to me during my visit that Rwanda had recovered and was making great strides to restore international attention to its stunning landscapes. In light of their troubled history, the Rwandan people have laid a new, more solid groundwork, one in which they all work toward achieving peace. In order to keep their nation clean, they also work closely together. I have never seen an African country that spotless!

Rwanda might be one of Africa’s smallest nations but not only does it pack in plenty of excellent. wildlife destinations ranging from montane rainforests to grassy savannahs, but its modest size means that getting between places of interest is relatively quick and simple. Rwanda is 1.5 times the size of South Africa’s Kruger National Park and almost all points of interest are about a 4-hour drive from Kigali.

Things to Do in Kigali

Kigali stands out as an exemplary African city that is focused on the future. The capital of Rwanda has gone from a city infamous for genocide and civil strife to a shining example of modern urban planning. In the twenty years following the genocide, those who were forced to flee have returned to the city, armed with newfound knowledge, capital, and business ideas. An assortment of sushi restaurants, yoga centers, bakeries, artisan coffee shops, and a co-working space for startups have all been established by foreigners. Dancing clubs, sports pubs, and venues for live music are all part of the burgeoning nightlife.

Volcanoes National Park

Parc Nationals de Volcans (PNV), Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park, is situated in the country’s northwest and shares borders with neighboring Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Upon entering the park, the terrain changes from farmland to a thick evergreen forest. This breathtaking region, which spans an enormous 8,000 km², safeguards five of the nine breathtakingly magnificent Virunga Mountains, which are characterized by rugged, verdant slopes covered in lush tropical rainforest.

In the Virunga Mountain Range, which is home to the world’s last remaining mountain gorillas, you’ll find nine volcanoes—the tallest of which is Karisimbi at 4,507 meters—three of which are active and six of which are extinct.

Akagera National Park

Twenty years ago, when Akagera National Park in Rwanda was about to be irretrievably ruined, it was nearly unrecognizable. The incredible narrative of its recovery is all the more astounding given the catastrophic effects on the environment caused by the 1994 Tutsi genocide. The Akagera National Park was taken over by African Parks and the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) in 2010, which changed the park’s course to one of hope and prosperity.

Our shared goal from the start has always been to turn Akagera, a once-depleted terrain populated by over 30,000 cattle, into a profitable park that serves the needs of both humans and other animals. The rehabilitation was built upon a basis of effective conservation law enforcement procedures and robust community engagement. A conservation effort to help safeguard the species involved the reintroduction of lions and black rhinos in 2015 and 2017, followed by the introduction of white rhinos in 2021, after poaching was nearly eradicated in just five years. As a result of effective conservation efforts, the number of animals inhabiting Akagera has increased from around 5,000 in 2010 to about 12,000 in the present day.

Nyungwe Forest National Park

With its 1,019 km2 of thick Afromontane forests, meadows, and wetlands, Nyungwe is one of the oldest rainforests in Africa and Rwanda’s greatest forest expanse. The park supplies a substantial amount of freshwater to Rwanda and is a headwater basin for the Nile and the Congo, the two biggest rivers in the world. Here you may find 85 species of mammals, over 1,100 types of plants, and 13 species of primates from Africa, including the chimpanzee, the Ruwenzori black-and-white colobus, and the L’Hoest’s monkeys.

Agricultural expansion, unsustainable harvesting, unlawful mining, and rampant poaching have all threatened the existence of Nyungwe’s abundant flora and fauna in the past. After a fruitful collaboration with Akagera National Park, the Rwandan government encouraged African Parks to sign a 20-year management deal for Nyungwe in 2020. The park’s economic sustainability depends on our joint efforts to restore and protect species, engage local communities, and establish a solid tourist offering. Presently, the park is cultivating an environmentally sound and economically independent asset while also instilling a feeling of conservation ownership in the local community.

Gishwati-Mukura National Park and Biosphere Reserve

Among Rwanda’s well-known national parks, Volcanoes, Akagera, and Nyungwe are the most well-known, although few are aware that a fourth exists. Gishwati Forest and the smaller Mukura Forest are two distinct woods in Gishwati-Mukura National Park, which is situated in the Kivu Belt region of northwest Rwanda. A buffer zone of around 30 miles separates the two forests. By any definition, this is not a park. Gishwati-Mukura is not a preservation effort for a scenic region, but rather for reversing the effects of one of Central Africa’s worst instances of environmental deterioration.

Rwanda Travel Advisory

Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Rwanda has been issued by the CDC as a result of COVID-19, signifying an extremely high level of the virus. Being completely immunized with an FDA-authorized vaccination may reduce your risk of catching COVID-19 and experiencing severe symptoms. Take a look at the CDC’s particular advice for both vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers before you plan any trip abroad.

For additional information about the limits and requirements associated to COVID-19 in Rwanda, please visit the Embassy’s COVID-19 page. You are compelled to remain quarantined by the Rwandan government, and the U.S. Embassy is unable to release you. Regardless of your immunization status, a positive COVID-19 test result in Rwanda will necessitate quarantine at your own expense until you get a negative result. The U.S. Embassy will only be able to provide limited help in this matter. There will be a reduction in consular services during this time.

Is it Safe to Visit Rwanda

Rwanda is generally a safe destination to visit; nonetheless, you will be subject to the current travel restrictions while planning your arrival, departure, and movement within the country. When looking for a peaceful and secure African country to visit, one should choose Rwanda.

In most people’s minds, Rwanda is synonymous with a dangerous and unstable nation. In their minds, the sorrow of the 1994 genocide would immediately come to mind. But you will be astounded by the nation’s resilience, unity, and growth in the rebuilding process, as well as by their vows to “never again” bring their lovely nation crashing down.

Car Rental Rwanda

You can rest easy knowing that we have your back in the event that any problems emerge during your vacation thanks to our unrivaled customer service, which includes 24/7 on-call support services and hassle-free bookings. Overview of the Good: Whether you want a chauffeur-driven vehicle or a self-drive option, Rwanda Car Rental has you covered. We offer brand-new SUVs, pickups, sedans, and vans for your tour to Rwanda. Pick up your rental car at one of our many accessible sites in Rwanda and hit the road!

Rwanda National Park

Some of the activities you might want to include on your itinerary are gorilla trekking, chimpanzee trekking, wildlife safari, birding tour, and cultural tours. However please note that there is so much more to experience in Rwanda, and whatever your interests you must plan well and have enough facts for a great Rwanda experience.

Rwanda is a stunning, ecologically distinct landlocked nation in east central Africa. There are many chances to get in touch with nature and observe wildlife in this nation. The Rwandan government has designated four parks as national parks. Numerous native flora and fauna are safeguarded by these expansive and breathtaking national parks. Gorillas and eastern chimpanzees can be seen on guided tours with the proper permits and reservations.

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