Rwanda Safaris; Book the Best Guided Rwanda Tour Packages
Join wild Rwanda Safaris and see what a Safari in Rwanda has to offer. Discover the best places to visit, top Rwanda Safaris e.g Luxury Gorilla Safaris and other experiences.
Rwanda Safaris allow tourists to explore the “land of a thousand hills” while offering an interesting and unforgettable experience in exploring the beauty of Rwandan cultures, stunning Cities, extraordinary history and rich biodiversity. This is our complete Guide for Gorilla Trekking Rwanda in Volcanoes National park, Kigali City Tour and Rwanda Wildlife Safaris. We have also shared our best guided and Bespoke Safaris in Rwanda.
Best Time to Go on Rwanda Safaris
Rwanda is an all year safari destination although, to experience the Rwanda Safaris better, you should visit during the dry season that normally starts in June to September. December to early February is the other dry season you choose to safari in Rwanda.
This is the best time to Visit Rwanda as for Rwanda Gorilla Trekking tracks are dry and passable, game drive a lot doable (parks roads are dry and animals are easily spotted as they converge at different water bodies.
Rainy season is recommended for researchers, lepidopterist because of various species during then and lastly, budget travelers. There a re always discounts during rainy season.
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Most Popular Rwanda Gorilla Tours Packages
Rwanda is one of the only 3 countries in the world that has mountain gorillas and it is known to have the most accessible mountain gorillas and of course, other wildlife experiences. Besides wildlife, Rwanda has rich culture and a history that requires one’s attention. While on a Rwanda Gorilla Trek, you will experience its cultural and history for a complete experience.
This is a short gorilla tour and distinctly designed to let those of you with limited time or on business trip /conference to be part of a magical encounter with the endangered mountain gorillas in the wild...
Looking for an ultimate Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda? Here is the most idealistic 3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Tour in Volcanoes National Park that also involve Golden Monkey Trekking, Iby’iwacu Cultural village tour and...
Rwanda Safaris Tours:
Rwanda Safaris with wildlife viewing as an activity lead tourists to Akagera National Park in Eastern Rwanda for the chance to see the lions, leopards, elephants, buffaloes, Rhinos, Kobs, Defassa waterbucks, Common elands, Topis, Oribis, warthogs, Nile Crocodiles, Hippos and Rothschild giraffes.
Rwanda Tours also include Chimpanzee trekking within Nyungwe Forest National Park, birding safaris through the different Important Birding Areas, tours of Lake Kivu e.g. canoe riding, coffee and tea plantations, cultural tours leading to the Iby’Iwacu cultural village as well as the genocide memorial sites and many others.
Africa Safaris to Rwanda don’t only focus on natural attractions but also built Cities hence tour of Kigali City, one of Africa’s cleanest and safest Cities.
Best Long Safaris in Rwanda
Checkout our ideal Long Rwanda Safaris (5 Days Plus) that involves visiting different destinations in and out of Rwanda.
Your 10 Days Gorilla Trekking Rwanda Tour takes you to Volcanoes National Park, a home to a section of mountain gorillas, Nyungwe Forest National Park, Akagera National Park, Rwanda genocide sites and the scenic Lake Kivu…
Our 6 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari offers the best value for money as it takes you to the most popular destinations in Rwanda; Volcanoes, Akagera, Kigali and Nyungwe forest National Park. This safari offers you a chance to trek the mountain…
This 5 Days Rwanda Primates Safari will give you an exposure to the various primates in Rwanda game parks which include gorilla trekking, and golden monkey trekking in Volcanoes national park chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe national park…
Our 7 Days Rwanda Uganda Safari package takes you to visit two gorilla safari countries with activities like gorilla trekking adventures, golden monkey tracking, wildlife viewing, Dian Fossey Hike, cultural excursions, nature walks, boat…
Best Short Rwanda Safaris
Whether on a business trip or in transit, Rwanda has got a safari for you. Checkout the best Short Safaris to Rwanda.
2 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari is a cheap gorilla trekking safari to Volcanoes National Park, the only place to see mountain gorillas in Rwanda. This 2 days Rwanda gorilla safari is designed for all travelers interested in encountering the rare mountain…
This 2 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari introduces you to the stunning Akagera National Park, the only savanna national park and also the country’s biggest. Expect to indulge in a guided game drive and boat cruise on this special wildlife safari in…
This 4 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking and Chimpanzee Tour is short Rwanda safari taking you to Volcanoes for mountain gorilla trekking & nyungwe forest for chimpanzees and canopy walk. This Africa wildlife safari to the “Land of a thousand…
Explore the most popular parks in Rwanda; Volcanoes National Park and Akagera National Park on our 4 Days Rwanda Gorilla and Wildlife Safari trip. Expect unmatched Rwanda gorilla trekking and rewarding wildlife game drive plus…
There is no perfect way to discover the beauty of Rwanda most popular destinations including National Parks (Volcanoes, Akagera national park, Nyungwe Forest and Gishwati-Mukura National Parks), Genocide Memorial centers (Kigali Genocide Memorial Center, Gisenyi, Nyamata, Murambi, Nyarubuye, Nyanza and Ntarama genocide memorial Centers), Lake Kivu, Kigali City, Tea, and Coffee Plantations and the Virunga volcanoes than through Rwanda Safaris.
Mountain gorilla trekking is the main activity for Rwanda safaris because the land of a thousand hills is one of the few places where tourists get the chance to meet face to face with the giant apes in their natural habitat and this is within the north-western corner of the country.
There are currently 10 habituated Gorilla groups in Volcanoes National Park the only gorilla trekking destination in the country and these include Agashya (Group 13), Amahoro, Bwenge, Hirwa, Kwitonda, Susa A, Susa B (Karisimbi), Sabyinyo, Ugenda and Umubano. With the available 10 habituated Gorilla groups, 80 gorilla permits are issued by the Rwanda Development Board per day at $1500 each.
Other popular tourist activities during Rwanda Safaris are chimpanzee trekking, golden monkey tracking, wildlife viewing in Akagera, cultural tours, volcano climbing, nature walks/hiking and birding.
Where to Stay during Rwanda Safaris?
The places to stay during Rwanda safaris include Safari Lodges, Guesthouses, Hotels, Tented Camps and depend on the destinations you have visited-be it Volcanoes, Nyungwe Forest, Akagera National Parks, Lake Kivu, Kigali City and many others.
The best places to stay during your safari in Rwanda are Bisate Lodge, Singita Kwitonda Lodge, One&Only Gorilla’s Nest, Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, Magashi Camp, Hotel Des Mille Collines, Kigali Serena Hotel, Virunga Lodge, One&Only Nyungwe House, The Bishop’s House, Ruzizi Tented Lodge, and many others.
You can also checkout the list of Best Hotels in Kigali City Rwanda.
What to Pack for Rwanda Safaris?
The land of a thousand hills generally experiences a temperate tropical highland climate characterized by cool temperatures and relatively high rainfall and because of this, packing right for Rwanda Tour is as crucial as choosing the most interesting activities to participate in.
Your packing list for Rwanda Holiday should have travel documents, cellphone, safari pants, gardening gloves, short and long-sleeved shirts, pair/s of shorts, toiletries, first aid kit, waterproof hiking boots, sandals, camera, sunglasses and sunscreen, a wide-brimmed hat, insect repellent and pair of binoculars among others.
FAQs about Rwanda Safaris
The best time of the year, months to go on a Rwanda Safari is June, July, August, September, December, January or February. These are the driest months of the year in Rwanda and the best time to see gorillas in Rwanda.
There is no specific cost for Rwanda safaris but, one can easily estimate how much a Rwanda safari would cost by using the cost of a Rwanda gorilla permit, park entrance fees, lodging fares and transportation costs. To avoid miscalculations, always use a local tour operator for your Rwanda safaris price costing.
Yes, gorilla trekking in Rwanda is of value due to the fact that besides being an amazingly exclusive activity, it is a contribution to the conservation of the rare primates species, Mountain Gorillas.
Rwanda is a budget safari destination if you choose to stay modesty, sleep in basic lodges, travel in group if possible or opt for low budget safari cars and choose your Rwanda safaris activities carefully.
Gorilla trekking is somewhat challenging as it involves trekking mountainous forests with slippery trails while searching for ever moving gorillas. But, compared to the Uganda and Congo, Rwanda gorilla trekking experience is quite easier.
For travelers who prefer exclusive safari experiences, Rwanda is the destination to go as it features some of the best luxury safari lodges in Africa. Rwanda parks are also closer to the international airport hence shorter travel time.
Uganda offers cheaper gorilla safaris as compared to Rwanda provided her gorilla permit are priced cheaply than that of Rwanda.
Rwanda is among the top safest countries to travel to. The crime rate is very low and Rwandans are very welcoming and friendly people.
Rwanda gorilla trekking permit cost USD $1,500 for foreign tourists. Rwandans and East African residents can get gorilla permits at a discount.
A Rwanda gorilla trekking safari can cost as follows; 1 Gorilla Trekking Rwanda can cost around USD $1,650 – $1,900 based on number of travelers, a 2 day gorilla trek can cost USD $1,830 – $2,300 and a 3 Day Rwanda Gorilla Safari cost between USD $1,970 – $2,680.