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Rwanda is one of the few places to see wild mountain gorillas.

Rwanda

Safari reserves & places to visit in Rwanda

Click below to read more detailed information, where you can stay, and holiday ideas visiting each area.


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Akagera

3 places to stay

Scenic Akagera covers 1,100km² of grasslands, lakes, swamps and woodlands and is home to the so-called Big Five as well as many other mammals and hundreds of species of birds.

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Gishwati-Mukura

1 places to stay

This new national park connects the Gishwati and Mukura forests in western Rwanda and aims to provide first-class forest birding and eventually chimpanzee-viewing.

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Kigali

6 places to stay

Kigali is Rwanda's attractive capital, and invariably features on Expert Africa road tours as an overnight stop. Stays invariably include a visit to the poignant Genocide Memorial.

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Lake Kivu

5 places to stay

The Rwandan side of Lake Kivu is a picturesque lakeshore region with some comfortable lodges. The new lakeside road weaves above the lake through eucalyptus and banana groves.

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Nyungwe Forest

2 places to stay

Nyungwe Forest National Park is the largest swathe of tropical montane forest in East Africa, and home to a bewildering range of flora and fauna, including 13 species of primates.

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Volcanoes

8 places to stay

Volcanoes National Park is home to more than half the world's mountain gorillas – a handful of family groups moving gently through the high forests. It's the best place in Africa to meet them.

Our top safaris in Rwanda

Here are 9 great Rwanda safaris to inspire you.


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Golden Monkey Safari

12 days • 5 locations
KIGALI AIRPORT TO KIGALI AIRPORT

Combine four key areas of Rwanda on this excellent-value trip, for a true wildlife and cultural experience. The perfect itinerary for those who want to see all the highlights of Rwanda.

US$8,960 - US$9,990 per person

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Mona Monkey Safari

9 days • 3 locations
KIGALI AIRPORT TO KIGALI AIRPORT

This example of a luxury holiday explores the wildlife of Nyungwe Forest, the scenic shores of Lake Kivu and the mountain gorillas of Volcanoes National Park, all accompanied by a private guide and vehicle.

US$10,190 - US$13,260 per person

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L'Hoest's Monkey Safari

7 days • 3 locations
KIGALI AIRPORT TO KIGALI AIRPORT

Meet three iconic primates – gorillas, chimps and golden monkeys – and explore Rwanda's fascinating culture on this excellent value privately guided adventure.

US$5,010 - US$5,470 per person

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Gorillas and Serengeti Safari

11 days • 4 locations
KIGALI AIRPORT TO KILIMANJARO AIRPORT

Combine three iconic experiences – mountain gorillas in Rwanda, and the Serengeti plains and awe-inspiring Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania.

US$10,920 - US$11,860 per person

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Gorillas and Maasai Mara Safari

9 days • 3 locations
KIGALI AIRPORT TO NAIROBI AIRPORT

This trip combines two of Africa's most unforgettable wildlife experiences – Rwanda's mountain gorillas and Kenya's Maasai Mara.

US$9,770 - US$11,640 per person

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Mountain Gorilla Safari

5 days • 2 locations
KIGALI AIRPORT TO KIGALI AIRPORT

Staying in great-value lodges, with a private driver-guide and 4WD, this adventure includes two treks to get up close with groups of mountain gorillas.

US$5,550 - US$5,550 per person

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Gorillas and Migration Safari

9 days • 3 locations
KIGALI AIRPORT TO KILIMANJARO AIRPORT

This luxury safari combines two iconic wildlife experiences: trekking to see the mountain gorillas in Rwanda, then flying to the northern Serengeti in search of the wildebeest migration and spectacular river crossings.

US$14,770 - US$19,300 per person

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The Highlights of Africa

17 days • 7 locations
CAPE TOWN AIRPORT TO KIGALI AIRPORT

An epic adventure taking in some of Africa’s most incredible sights and wildlife experiences, from Cape Town to the Okavango Delta, Victoria Falls, the Maasai Mara and an encounter with mountain gorillas.

US$12,660 - US$15,280 per person

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Silverback Gorilla Safari

4 days • 1 locations
KIGALI AIRPORT TO KIGALI AIRPORT

Fly into Rwanda and you can be trekking to meet a family of mountain gorillas the next morning. An itinerary like this could easily be combined with a safari in Kenya or Tanzania.

US$8,650 - US$9,760 per person

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Rwanda holiday styles & special interests

From family adventures to romantic breaks, find ideas here for your perfect Rwanda safari


Birdwatching

Birdwatching

Diverse habitats, discreet hides and superb guiding.

Cultural experiences

Cultural experiences

Get an insight into Africa's cultures and history.

Honeymoons

Honeymoons

Romantic safaris and castaway island retreats.

Luxury

Luxury

First-class service, scenic vistas and unparalleled comfort await you during these carefully selected luxury holidays. 

Photography holidays

Photography holidays

Great holidays to suit the keen photographer.

Solo Travel

Solo Travel

Trip ideas ideally suited for a solo traveller.

Walking

Walking

Explore Africa's most scenic trails on foot.

Walking safaris

Walking safaris

Explore Africa's untouched wildernesses on foot.

Wildlife safaris

Wildlife safaris

These trips include hard-hitting game and fascinatingly elusive species alike, as well as superb guiding and a variety of diverse ecosystems.

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