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.

Cities

  • Kigali
  • Byumba now called Gicumbi
  • Gisenyi now called Rubavu
  • Gitarama now called Muhanga
  • Huye formerly Butare
  • Kibungo
  • Kibuye now called Karongi
  • Ruhengeri now called Musanze


Other destinations

Rwanda has 3 national parks:

Recommended Rwanda Tour Itineraries

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!

By plane

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.

By car

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)

By bus

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.

6 Day Rwanda Primates Safari

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. 

7 Day Rwanda Gorilla, Chimps and Cultural Tour

This 7 day safari will take you to the Volcanoes National Park for a gorilla tracking experience and to Nyungwe Forest National Park for chimpanzee tracking. Read More

8 Day Rwanda Primate and Cultural Tour

This safari will provide you with opportunity to trek chimps in the Nyungwe Forest, trek Gorillas in the Volcanoes National Park, have a game drive, enjoy a boat ride in the Kibuye area and a visit to the memorial sites in Kigali. Read More

10 Day Rwanda Grand Adventure Safari

This safari will provide you with opportunity to trek chimps in the Nyungwe Forest, trek Gorillas in the Volcanoes National Park, have a game drive, enjoy a boat ride in the Kibuye area and a visit to the memorial sites in Kigali. Read More

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