Packing list for Rwanda

It is highly recommended visitors to Rwanda take anti-malarial drugs. Seek advice a few weeks before you travel to determine the most suitable regime, and bear in mind you may need to start on the course a couple of weeks before you arrive in Rwanda. At the same time, check whether any vaccinations require updating. Most common over-the-counter medication is available at pharmacies in Kigali, Huye and other large towns, but not in smaller towns or the likes of Akagera and Nyungwe National Park, so it is worth stocking up in advance with any prescription drugs or others that you use regularly. Essentials such as sunblock and insect repellent can also be bought locally but still it is easier to deal with this kind of thing at home. Travellers often find that their eyes are more irritable in the tropical heat and dust, so contact lens users might want to bring glasses as a backup.


Our Recommended Itinerary

Nature, Romance and Exclusivity - A Complete African Honeymoon (14 days)

day 1

Arrival in Cape Town
  • Nature, Romance and Exclusivity - A Complete African Honeymoon (14 days)
  • Nature, Romance and Exclusivity - A Complete African Honeymoon (14 days)
  • Nature, Romance and Exclusivity - A Complete African Honeymoon (14 days)
  • Nature, Romance and Exclusivity - A Complete African Honeymoon (14 days)
  • Nature, Romance and Exclusivity - A Complete African Honeymoon (14 days)
  • Nature, Romance and Exclusivity - A Complete African Honeymoon (14 days)

day 2

Full day Winelands

day 3

Full day Cape Point
  • Nature, Romance and Exclusivity - A Complete African Honeymoon (14 days)
  • Nature, Romance and Exclusivity - A Complete African Honeymoon (14 days)
  • Nature, Romance and Exclusivity - A Complete African Honeymoon (14 days)
  • Nature, Romance and Exclusivity - A Complete African Honeymoon (14 days)
  • Nature, Romance and Exclusivity - A Complete African Honeymoon (14 days)
  • Nature, Romance and Exclusivity - A Complete African Honeymoon (14 days)

day 4

Retail Therapy

day 5

Safari in the Okavango Delta

day 6

Safari in the Okavango Delta

day 7

Safari in the Okavango Delta

day 8

Tanzanian safari delights
  • Nature, Romance and Exclusivity - A Complete African Honeymoon (14 days)
  • Nature, Romance and Exclusivity - A Complete African Honeymoon (14 days)
  • Nature, Romance and Exclusivity - A Complete African Honeymoon (14 days)
  • Nature, Romance and Exclusivity - A Complete African Honeymoon (14 days)
  • Nature, Romance and Exclusivity - A Complete African Honeymoon (14 days)
  • Nature, Romance and Exclusivity - A Complete African Honeymoon (14 days)

day 9

Meet the Masaai

day 10

Serengeti Safari
  • Nature, Romance and Exclusivity - A Complete African Honeymoon (14 days)
  • Nature, Romance and Exclusivity - A Complete African Honeymoon (14 days)
  • Nature, Romance and Exclusivity - A Complete African Honeymoon (14 days)
  • Nature, Romance and Exclusivity - A Complete African Honeymoon (14 days)
  • Nature, Romance and Exclusivity - A Complete African Honeymoon (14 days)
  • Nature, Romance and Exclusivity - A Complete African Honeymoon (14 days)

day 11

Glamorous Camping in the Grumeti

day 12

  • Nature, Romance and Exclusivity - A Complete African Honeymoon (14 days)
  • Nature, Romance and Exclusivity - A Complete African Honeymoon (14 days)
  • Nature, Romance and Exclusivity - A Complete African Honeymoon (14 days)
  • Nature, Romance and Exclusivity - A Complete African Honeymoon (14 days)
  • Nature, Romance and Exclusivity - A Complete African Honeymoon (14 days)
  • Nature, Romance and Exclusivity - A Complete African Honeymoon (14 days)

day 13

Trekking Gorilla’s

day 14

Departure

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Popular Rwanda Safaris

These popular itineraries can be customised to match your budget and travel dates

 | Nature, Romance and Exclusivity - A Complete African Honeymoon (14 days)

Nature, Romance and Exclusivity - A Complete African Honeymoon (14 days)

This exclusive African honeymoon through East and Southern Africa is the perfect way to celebrate the start of your new journey together...

 | Gorilla trekking and the Great Migration Combined (11 days)

Gorilla trekking and the Great Migration Combined (11 days)

Unforgettable experience in the jungles of Rwanda to track the last Mountain gorillas on earth and view the awesome Great Migration river crossings...

The Uganda Hills | The Complete East Africa Experience (13 days)

The Complete East Africa Experience (13 days)

Enjoy East Africa's most celebrated highlights, from a snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro, to sailing above the Serengeti in a hot-air balloon and meeting mountain gorillas...

Chimpanzee | Meet the Primates of Uganda and Rwanda (12 days)

Meet the Primates of Uganda and Rwanda (12 days)

See mountain gorillas, chimpanzees, golden monkeys and tree-climbing lions, take a boat cruise and visit Rwanda's genocide memorial ...

 | Best of Africa Safari (16 days)

Best of Africa Safari (16 days)

Experience the best of Africa, from the Okavango Delta – one of Africa's Seven Natural Wonders – to the endangered mountain gorillas and East Africa's Great Migration...



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