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Rwanda is a country located in Central Africa characterized by a mountainous and hilly landscape covered by verdant rainforest and herbaceous savannahs which are just ideal for safaris.

During a trip to Rwanda do not forget to visit its renowned national parks, such as Akagera National Park and Volcanoes National Park, where it is possible to spot some rare mountain gorillas. If you wish to relax on charming beaches, enjoy a day at Kivu Lake, which offers some of the most beautiful lake beaches of the whole continent.

Of course, here it is also possible to visit dynamic and gaudy cities, such as the capital, Kigali, which is located on the top of a hill and offers unforgettable views of the endless valleys, or Butare that is the cultural centre of the country. In the villages it is possible to find handicraft products, simple but precious souvenirs, that will remind you of your wonderful vacation. Some of the most characteristic products are baskets, batik, drums and little statues. Finally, do not forget to taste the delicious local dishes.

Whether you are looking for a safari to discover gorillas, a tailormade tour to explore the lush nature or a fun holiday to learn something on the local communities, our travel experts will organize a tailormade itinerary suitable for you. Discover the tailormade tours proposed and live your exciting holiday!

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  • 3 Day Rwanda Gorilla Safari and Tour miriam-kyasiimire Travel proposals

    Tour | 3 days | No flight

    3 Day Rwanda Gorilla Safari and Tour

    Discover Rwanda in the heart of Africa with this short but intense safari tour and tailormade holiday. As you travel to the home of mountain gorillas in the Virunga volcanoes, enjoy the scenery of “the thousand hills.” Gorilla trekking is a unique experience looking the eyes of the massive animals. You get to spend up to one hour with gorillas, within five feet of a gorilla. Safari Highlights:
    •    Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable forest

    Visited places: Ruhengeri, Kigali

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  • 6 Day Rwanda Primate Safari and Tour miriam-kyasiimire Travel proposals

    Tour | 6 days | No flight

    6 Day Rwanda Primate Safari and Tour

    Discover Rwanda, in the heart of Africa, with this unique safari holiday and tailormade tour! This Rwanda safari gives you an opportunity to try two exceptional wildlife experiences: chimpanzee trekking and gorilla trekking. A beautiful hike through the forest will lead you to these fascinating creatures where you can see them up close and personal. The chimp trekking differs a bit from gorilla trekking as the chimps are running around, making the sightings a bit more sporadic, and rushed ...

    Visited places: Kinigi, Nyungwe National Park, Ruhengeri, Kigali

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  • Birding Rwanda and Gorilla Safari and Tour miriam-kyasiimire Travel proposals

    Tour | 12 days | No flight

    Birding Rwanda and Gorilla Safari and Tour

    Discover Rwanda, Africa, on a unique safari and birding tailormade tour and vacation! Rwanda has three Important Birding Areas (IBAs) i.e. Volcanoes National Park, Akagera National Park, and Nyungwe National Park with over 700 species of birds including the Red-Faced Barbet, Bennett’s Woodpecker, and Papyrus Gonolek. Rwanda is located in the Albertine Rift valley, which offers an ideal landscape and habitat for birds. Birding Sites: Akagera National Park, Nyungwe Forest, Volcanoes ...

    Visited places: Kigali, Akagera National Park, Nyungwe National Park, Lake Kivu, Ruhengeri

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  • Uganda & Rwanda Wildlife safari and tour miriam-kyasiimire Travel proposals

    Tour | 12 days | No flight

    Uganda & Rwanda Wildlife safari and tour

    Discover two amazing countries in Africa, Uganda and Rwanda, on a tailormade safari tour and vacation! This Uganda and Rwanda trip will give you the best in both countries in 12 short days of safari. You will visit the prime areas in Uganda and Rwanda getting a good glimpse in the life in these two countries with a long history of neighborliness.     Safari Highlights: Track Rhinos in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary Game drives Top of Murchison falls Boat safaris on River Nile, ...

    Visited places: Kampala, Murchison Falls, Kibale, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Ruhengeri, Lake Kivu, Nyungwe National Park, Kigali

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  • 4-Day Rwanda Tour and Dian Fossey Memorial Journey christine-mwinike Travel proposals

    Tour | 4 days | No flight

    4-Day Rwanda Tour and Dian Fossey Memorial Journey

    Are you looking for a really unique safari experience and holiday? Then depart to Rwanda, Africa, and enjoy a tailormade tour with plenty of game drives and cultural insights. Trek the gorillas and hike to Dian Fossy's grave  at the Karisoke Research Centre on the slopes of the Bisoke Volcano where she spent close to 20 years habituating, studying, and conserving the endangered mountain gorillas. She was murdered on the 27th of December 1985 at the Karisoke Research Centre and ...

    Visited places: Kinigi, Kigali

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  • 8 Day Rwanda Wildlife Safari and Tour miriam-kyasiimire Travel proposals

    Tour | 8 days | No flight

    8 Day Rwanda Wildlife Safari and Tour

    Discover Rwanda, Africa, on a unique tailormade tour and safari holiday! During this trip and vacation, you will experience the beauty of Rwanda – the “land of a thousand hills.” Enjoy the different backdrops and landscapes of Rwanda as you turn along the hilly roads. The parks are a mixture of savannah, forest, and mountains. You will trek chimps in Nyungwe forest, and gorillas in Volcanoes national park. Safari Highlights: Game drive Boat ride Chimpanzee tracking in ...

    Visited places: Kigali, Akagera National Park, Nyungwe National Park, Ruhengeri, Lake Kivu

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  • Miriam Kyasiimire

    Miriam

    Travel and tourism expert for Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania

Why visit Rwanda

Rwanda is a country located in Central Africa without any access to the sea. Its territory is mainly mountainous and hilly, this is why, it is often called "Country of thousand hills". The most important mountain range is Virunga chain situated to the North-Western part of the country; it also hosts many active volcanoes.

Being set just below the Equator, the weather in Rwanda is pleasantly warm during the whole year and shows two seasons: a dry one, from June to August, and a rainy season, which spans from March to May and from September to November. Although the temperatures are quite high, the sun never shines too often, due to the white clouds that often cover the sky.

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