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Rwanda Safari: Unforgettable Adventures Await!

Get to Know Rwanda

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By Susan Swanepoel

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Rwanda, the “Land of a Thousand Hills,” is renowned for its breathtaking landscapes and extraordinary wildlife experiences.

Home to the iconic mountain gorillas, Rwanda offers a unique blend of rich culture, stunning national parks, and captivating adventure.

Whether you’re trekking through dense forests in Volcanoes National Park, exploring the savannahs of Akagera National Park, or experiencing the serene beauty of Lake Kivu, Rwanda promises an unforgettable safari journey.

Embrace the spirit of Rwanda with its welcoming people, vibrant history, and remarkable biodiversity,

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Why Visit Rwanda?

Rwanda is a destination that captivates the heart and soul of every traveller. Here’s why you should embark on an unforgettable journey to this incredible country:

Gorilla Encounters

  • Mountain Gorillas: Experience the awe of observing mountain gorillas in their natural habitat at Volcanoes National Park.
  • Primate Diversity: Beyond gorillas, Rwanda is home to a variety of primates, including golden monkeys and chimpanzees.

Scenic Beauty

  • Stunning Landscapes: From the lush forests of Nyungwe to the serene shores of Lake Kivu, Rwanda’s landscapes are diverse and breathtaking.
  • National Parks: Explore Volcanoes National Park and Akagera National Park for unique wildlife and scenic experiences.

Cultural Richness

  • Vibrant Culture: Discover the dynamic culture and history in Kigali and beyond, with rich traditions and welcoming communities.
  • Heritage and History: Learn about Rwanda’s tragic genocide past and its remarkable journey of recovery and growth.

Luxury and Comfort

  • Exclusive Lodges: Stay in world-class luxury lodges and camps, such as those showcased on Discover Africa, offering exceptional comfort and service.
  • Culinary Delights: Indulge in Rwanda’s emerging culinary scene, with exquisite dishes and local flavours.

Adventure and Activities

  • Outdoor Adventures: Engage in thrilling activities like gorilla trekking, canopy walks, and boat safaris on Lake Ihema.
  • Hiking and Trails: Explore Rwanda’s beautiful landscapes through its numerous hiking and walking trails.

Accessibility and Infrastructure

  • Easy Access: Rwanda boasts excellent infrastructure with a range of flight options and well-maintained roads.
  • Tourism Services: Benefit from well-developed tourism services, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable travel experience.

Responsible Tourism

  • Conservation Efforts: Your visit supports vital conservation and community initiatives, contributing to the protection of wildlife and local communities.
  • Eco-Tourism: Rwanda is a leader in ecotourism, featuring numerous eco-friendly lodges showcased on Discover Africa’s Rwanda tours, ensuring sustainable travel practices.

Photography Opportunities

  • Capture Stunning Moments: With its diverse landscapes and abundant wildlife, Rwanda offers some of the best photography opportunities in the world.

Embark on a journey to Rwanda and discover a destination that promises adventure, beauty, and unforgettable memories.

Where to go in Rwanda

Rwanda is a land of outstanding landscapes and extraordinary destinations. From the iconic Volcanoes National Park, known for its mountain gorillas, to the scenic beauty of Nyungwe Forest and the vibrant culture of Kigali, there’s something for every traveller. Explore the tranquil shores of Lake Kivu, the wildlife-rich Akagera National Park, and the historical significance of Kigali Genocide Memorial. Each region offers its own distinct experiences, making Rwanda a versatile and captivating destination for all types of adventures.

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When is the best month to travel to Rwanda?

Rwanda can be visited year-round, but the best time to travel depends on what you want to experience. The dry seasons from June to September and December to February offer the best conditions for gorilla and chimpanzee trekking, while the wet seasons from March to May and October to November bring lush landscapes and excellent birdwatching opportunities. Understanding the seasonal variations will help you plan the perfect trip to Rwanda.


Looking for Something Unique?

Rwanda offers a variety of unique experiences that cater to every traveller’s dream. Whether you’re seeking adventure, relaxation, or cultural immersion, Rwanda has something special to offer. From thrilling canopy walks in Nyungwe Forest to serene boat trips on Lake Kivu, these unique experiences provide a deeper connection to Rwanda’s rich natural and cultural heritage.

Rwanda Safari Reviews

Hear from our guests who have experienced the wonders of Rwanda. Their stories of exceptional trip planning, life-changing adventures, and memorable experiences reflect the magic of our safaris and the unmatched beauty of Rwanda.

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Reuben, Malta
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Amazing honeymoon journey!

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Sam and Christine, United States
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An amazing Cape Town and Kruger Safari!

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Jon, United States
10 Jan 2022
There are not words for this marvelous and exciting trip!
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07 Jun 2017
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See Rwanda in Your Comfort

Rwanda caters to all travel styles, offering a range of accommodation and transport options to suit your preferences. From luxurious lodges and boutique hotels to budget-friendly guesthouses and self-catering apartments, you’ll find the perfect place to stay. Travel at your own pace with self-drive options, guided tours, or private transfers, ensuring a comfortable and personalised experience throughout your journey.

Holiday Styles and Options in Rwanda

Whether you’re seeking adventure, relaxation, or cultural immersion, Rwanda offers a variety of holiday styles to choose from. Enjoy thrilling safaris, serene lake getaways, vibrant city breaks, or tranquil countryside retreats. Customise your trip to include activities like hiking, wildlife viewing, historical tours, and cultural experiences, ensuring a diverse and enriching travel experience tailored to your interests.

Who is Travelling to Rwanda with you?

Planning your Rwandan adventure? Tailor your journey with experiences designed for every type of traveller. Whether you’re exploring with a loved one, embarking on a family adventure, discovering solo, celebrating a honeymoon, or enjoying a trip with friends, Rwanda offers unique and unforgettable experiences for all. Select your travel type to find the perfect itinerary and make the most of your safari holiday.

What You Need To Know

Planning a trip to Rwanda involves considering several important factors to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience.
From understanding visa requirements and health precautions to knowing the best times to visit and local customs, having the right information will help you make the most of your journey. Discover Africa provides essential tips and insights to help you prepare for an unforgettable adventure in this diverse and beautiful country.