Interact with magnificent creatures in vibrant and miraculous Rwanda!See Details
Rwanda, one of the immensely popular safari destinations in Africa, is renowned for its stunning landscapes, distinctive culture and incredible biodiversity, with amazing wildlife living throughout the volcanoes, rainforests and vast plains. The popular activities like Kigali cultural experience, gorilla trekking safaris at Volcanoes National Park, chimpanzee or golden monkey trekking in Nyungwe National Park, game drives in search of the Big Five in Akagera National Park, will definitely make your Rwanda tours captivating and memorable.
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How to Plan Your Rwanda Tour?
Best Time to Visit: Jun to Sep & Dec to February (Dry Season)
Major Cities for International Flights: Kigali (capital), Butare
Visa: Travelers of most countries need a tourist visa to enter Rwanda. E-visa can be obtained online or at any Rwandan diplomatic mission beforehand. The visa on arrival at Kigali International Airport is valid and available for all world nationals as well.
Money Tips: Although US dollars are commonly used in Rwanda, the principal currency is Rwandan franc (Rfr). Mastercard, credit and debit cards are widely accepted.
Begin with Kigali city tour to admire the cultural and natural highlights of this unique country, then head northeast to Rwanda's largest park - the Akagera National Park for adventurous game safaris in search of the Big Five.
Your Rwanda trip should cover the most well-known mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park, chimpanzee or golden monkey trekking and birding in Nyungwe, game drive in Akagera, boat cruise on the Lake Kivu, and a visit to the Iby'Iwacu cultural village.
8 Days or More
Expand your tours to Rwanda with exhilarating wildlife safaris or birding experience in the three highlighted national parks, kayaking on the Lake Kivu, indulging in activities of the Iby'Iwacu cultural village as well. Or you may extend to the neighboring countries like Uganda, Tanzania or Congo.
Trip Planning FAQs
Crime rate is relatively low in this country due to its well-established culture and hospitable locals. In order to promote ecotourism, the government strives to keep the national parks especially safe for travelers so that mountain gorilla treks are quite regulated. Also, your driver guide from the reputable tour operator will accompany you all the way.
What should I wear when taking my Rwanda trip?
There is big temperature difference between daytime and evening in Rwanda. Generally, light clothing and sun protection are needed in the warm daytime, while comfortable sweater will be fine in the cool evening. During your trekking safaris in the Volcanoes or Nyungwe National Park, sturdier clothing, waterproof jacket, solid walking shoes, leather gloves as well as gaiters would be useful in the mountains. Besides, please take precautions against mosquitos and avoid wearing blue which attracts flies in the Akagera National Park.
Do I need any vaccinations for tours to Rwanda?
Yes, receiving a YELLOW FEVER vaccination at least 10 days beforehand is very imperative, and your official YELLOW FEVER vaccination certificate will be required upon your arrival at the yellow fever region of Africa. It is highly recommended for most travelers that they should take sensible precautions against MALARIA as well.
Can I interact with gorillas in Rwanda? Any safety problem?
Undoubtedly, the most popular tourist activity in Rwanda is gorilla trekking. With almost half of the world's wild gorilla population, the Volcanoes national park has a high concentration of endangered mountain gorillas. The park guides and trackers will lead you safely to visit the gorillas, and tell you on how to take pictures with them, observe the gorillas eating or react to their behavior properly, etc.
How is the internet situation in this country?
Rwanda is one of the top three African countries in terms of internet connectivity, as there is an excellent mobile phone network covering almost the entire country. Local SIM cards can be purchased easily everywhere, even in remote towns.