Tanzania vs Rwanda

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

The mountain gorilla of Rwanda are incredible creatures

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.

Nyungwe Forest in Rwanda is filled with amazing scenes

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. 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.

The dik-dik is a small antelope found in Tanzania


Popular Tanzania Safaris

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

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The wildebeest migration in the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.

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