Rwanda Safari

Rwanda tours offer extraordinary experiences, blending natural wonders with cultural immersion. Track mountain gorillas in the mist-shrouded Volcanoes National Park, discover wildlife on safari in Akagera National Park, explore Kigali's vibrant culture, and pay respects at moving memorials that honor Rwanda's history.

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Rwanda Tours - Gorilla Trekking, Nature Hikes & Cultural Encounters


Rwanda, the "Land of a Thousand Hills," is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts and those seeking profound experiences. At its heart lies Volcanoes National Park, home to the iconic mountain gorillas. Encounter these gentle giants in their misty rainforest habitat on a guided trek – a transformative experience that will stay with you forever. Venture into Akagera National Park for classic African safaris, spotting elephants, lions, zebras, giraffes, and more amidst its scenic savannas and wetlands.

History, Culture, and Resilience

Kigali, Rwanda's capital, pulses with a vibrant energy and tells a powerful story of resilience. Visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial, a solemn and necessary experience honoring the victims and reflecting on Rwanda's path to reconciliation. Explore local markets for unique crafts and immerse yourself in the lively arts scene. Witness the warmth of Rwandan hospitality as you sample delicious local cuisine and enjoy evenings filled with lively music and dance.

Adventure Around Every Corner

Rwanda may be small but packs a punch for adventure seekers. Hike through scenic landscapes, from lush rainforests to rolling hills with views of shimmering lakes. Explore the towering canopy of Nyungwe Forest National Park on a thrilling walkway, spotting primates and vibrant birdlife. Cycle along the iconic Congo Nile Trail, passing through traditional villages and embracing the stunning beauty of Rwanda's countryside.

Tailor Your Dream Journey

Whether you seek adventure, wildlife encounters, moving cultural experiences, or a combination of them all, Rwanda tours offer the perfect blend. Work with local tour operators to personalize your itinerary, crafting the ideal trip based on your budget, interests, and desired pace. Choose from luxurious lodges, cozy guesthouses, or a mix of both to create a journey uniquely yours. With so much to offer, your Rwandan adventure is sure to be unforgettable.

Rwanda Tour Packages

Be inspired by a selection of our favorite Rwanda and Uganda gorilla tour packages. From primate trekking adventures to family-friendly holidays – all completely flexible and arranged to your travel needs.


Why You Must Visit Rwanda

Encounter majestic mountain gorillas in their rainforest home on thrilling gorilla trekking adventures.
Big Five Safari: Spot elephants, lions, leopards, buffalo, rhinos and more in Akagera National Park on safari game drives.
Kigali vibrant city tour: explore the country's moving history, vibrant markets, and flavorful cuisine.
Hike or cycle through Rwanda's breathtaking landscapes on adventurous trails like the Congo Nile Trail.
Chimpanzee & more primates: explore Nyungwe National Park, go chimpanzee trekking, walk on teh canopy and discover primates.
Hospitable people: experience the warmth of Rwandan hospitality and resilience

Where to go

Rwanda offers a wealth of unique and unforgettable destinations. Top of the list for many travelers is Volcanoes National Park, nestled in the misty Virunga Mountains. This haven for endangered mountain gorillas promises the thrill of face-to-face encounters with these majestic creatures. If diverse wildlife excites you, head to Akagera National Park, where lions, elephants, giraffes, and zebras roam the sprawling savanna, and a boat trip on Lake Ihema reveals hippos and crocodiles.

Beyond its incredible wildlife, Rwanda boasts destinations bursting with culture and natural beauty. Explore Nyungwe National Park, one of Africa's oldest rainforests, offering canopy walks amidst lush greenery and encounters with chimpanzees. For a relaxing lakeside escape, the shores of Lake Kivu provide sandy beaches and picturesque towns like Gisenyi, perfect for swimming, kayaking, and unwinding with breathtaking views.

Volcanoes National Park

Volcanoes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site nestled within Rwanda's Virunga Mountains, is world-renowned for its endangered mountain gorilla population and breathtaking volcanic landscapes. Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes is a top attraction that should bring you to Rwanda.

Best Time To Go

The most suitable time to go on safari in Rwanda is during the dry season, spanning from December to February and June to September. This is because the weather is sunny and dry, and the wildlife is more visible around water sources. Gorilla trekking is also best during this time as the trails are drier and easier to navigate. Birdwatching is ideal from December to February and June to July since migratory birds flock to Rwanda's national parks during these months.

The wet season from March to May and October to November may have lesser crowds and lower prices, but the roads may be difficult to navigate in some areas. It's worth noting that Rwanda's national parks are open year-round, and each season offers a unique adventure. Please see the month-by-month analysis in the boxes below for further details.

Dry Season

December to February
June to September

Rainy Season

March to May
October to November