Rwanda Tours & Safaris
Rwanda is a relatively stable East African country, and easily accessible from Kenya and Uganda. It is relatively easy, safe and simple to travel around. It is landlocked, surrounded by Uganda to the north, Tanzania to the east, Burundi to the south, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west.
Rwanda is not only the land of a thousand hills, but also a country rich in flora and fauna and stunning natural beauty in its scenic rolling and breathtaking green savannah. The country hosts some rare species of animals like the silverback mountain gorillas as well as unique birds and insects in the tropical forest of Nyungwe.
Rwanda Tours & Safaris. There are many interesting sights to see, with many guided tours to choose from. Each tour group is led by an experienced guide that specialises in teaching others about the landscape and wildlife of Rwanda. There are expeditions to places like volcanoes, waterfalls and rainforests which are home to many different African animals.
- Byumba now called Gicumbi
- Gisenyi now called Rubavu
- Gitarama now called Muhanga
- Huye formerly Butare
- Kibuye now called Karongi
- Ruhengeri now called Musanze
Recommended Rwanda Tour Itineraries
Designed to suit the time constrained travelers limiting themselves to visiting only the Volcanoes National Park gorillas tracking...
2 Day Rwanda Gorilla Safari
for travelers with limited holiday time to visiting only the Volcanoes National Park to track the Mountain Gorillas and depart.
3 Day Rwanda Gorilla Trekking
Visit the memorial sites in Kigali city, Akagera N.Park for a game drive, Ihema Lake to see water animals, Rusomo waterfalls ...
3 Day Gorillas & Kigali City
Volcanoes National Park for a mountain gorilla tracking & Nyungwe Forest National Park for Golden Monkey trekking adventure...
4 Day Gorillas & Golden Monkeys
Akagera National Park for a game drive and to Ihema Lake for a canoe ride to see the water animals and birds. Read More ...
2 Day Akagera & Ihema Tour
Visit the memorial sites in Kigali city; takes you to Akagera National Park for a game drive; takes you to Ihema Lake for a boat ride..
3 Day Rwanda Cultural & Wildlife
Game drive, Ihema Lake and Volcanoes National Park (PNV) for Gorilla trekking safari, and the memorial sites in city of Kigali...
4 Day Akagera Wildlife & Gorilla
Volcanoes National Park for a gorilla tracking experience and Gisenyi for a boat cruise, crown the safari with a visit to the Genocide memorial ...
4 Day Gorilla Trekking & Lake Kivu
How to Travel To Rwanda
I’m not a plastic bag!
Thin plastic bags are prohibited in Rwanda. Luggage will be searched at the border and even at police checkpoints throughout the country to make sure you are not carrying plastic bags. Prior to the ban, one-time use plastic bags plagued city streets and threatened the delicate environment. Today, Rwandan cities are almost litter-free and some of the cleanest in Africa!
There are direct international flights into Kigali from Brussels several times a week on Brussels Airlines, and from Istanbul three times per week on Turkish Airlines. KLM also flies to Kigali directly from Amsterdam. RwandAir has, since the end of August 2011, started flights to Dubai (via) Mombasa using its new Boeing 737-800 and separately to Jo-Burg using the same aircraft. There are also daily flights from Entebbe airport in Uganda, Johannesburg and Addis Ababa. Additionally, there are connections twice a day from Nairobi, and several flights a week to Bujumbura. Note that the Rwandan capital is also easily accessible (3h by road) from the Goma airstrip in DRC.
Transport network Road infrastructure The following areas are paved: • Kigali – Kibuye very winding, little traffic, in good condition. • Kigali – Ruhengeri good condition. • Ruhengeri-Gisenyi: Good. • Kigali – Uganda border Byumba: good condition, many trucks. • Kigali – Gitarama: Good. The road network of the city of Kigali and its suburbs, outside the main paved roads, consists of roads in very poor condition. The Kibuye-Gisenyi and Kibuye-Cyangugu tracks remain difficult. The use of an all-terrain vehicle is recommended. Fuel supply is generally provided in the main cities. Generally, drive with caution, particularly at night, given the large number of pedestrians along roads, including children. Hire one of our Safari Cars or driver for a great travel around Rwanda. (link)
In Uganda, several bus companies make the 8 hour journey from Kampala in Uganda to Kigali. As of Jan 2011, it costs 7000 Rwandan francs from Kigali to Kampala on Horizon.
Tanzania has an open border with Rwanda, but this is a far more difficult way to enter Rwanda as it is remote, and part of the road in western Tanzania remains unpaved. A bus runs from Mwanza to Benako (both Tanzania) and from Benako buses run onto Kigali.
In Burundi, there are two ways to enter from Rwanda, and security in border areas varies. For the intrepid, there is a daily direct service from Kigali to Bujumbura operated by Yahoo Car, and since 2007, a new luxury service operated by Belvedere Lines.
More Rwanda Safaris to chose from.
This 5 day Rwanda Primate Safari gives you the opportunity to visit the Nyungwe Forest National Park to trek the chimps and see other primates along the way. Show More.