Tanzania vs Rwanda | Top Holiday Destinations in Africa

While Tanzania unquestionably has a far more extensive and diverse safari offering when comparing Tanzania Vs Rwanda, it does not have mountain gorillas!

Rwanda with just four protected areas in this heavily populated little country is quite simply outgunned by Tanzania on almost every safari metric, except primates.

With semi-habituated chimpanzees in the beautiful Nyungwe Forest and habituated mountain gorillas and golden monkeys in Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda trumps Tanzania when it comes to primate safaris when comparing Tanzania Vs Rwanda.

Nyungwe Forest in Rwanda is filled with amazing scenes | Tanzania Vs Rwanda

That said, with a single savannah park in Akagera, the overall safari experience and diversity of safari offerings cannot hope to compete with Tanzania’s range and variety of attractions.

My advice would be to go to Tanzania for your safari experience with a one-week add on to neighbouring Rwanda to get your fix of gorillas and other primates.

The mountain gorilla of Rwanda are incredible creatures | Tanzania Vs Rwanda

A day perusing the sobering genocide museum and some of the monuments and churches in and around Kigali is a must-do activity for your ‘add-on’ itinerary to Rwanda.


Popular Tanzania Safaris

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Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings (10 days)

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The Serengeti on Foot (9 days)

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July Wildbeest Migration Safari with HerdTracker (10 days)

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 | August Migration Safari with HerdTracker (10 days)

August Migration Safari with HerdTracker (10 days)

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Group Safari into Northern Tanzania (7 days)

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 | June to July Wildebeest Migration Safari in Tanzania with Herdtracker (9 days)

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If the great migration is on your travel bucket list, then this memorable safari in Tanzania is ideal for you....

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