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One of Africa's last-known tourist destinations, tiny Rwanda gets a fraction of the visitors of neighbouring Kenya and Tanzania -- but not for long. Tucked just below Uganda, it sits on the Albertine Rift which divides the Congo and Nile water catchment areas. This makes it one of Africa's most biodiverse regions. And unlike many other African countries, you can drive across it in a matter of hours. The result? A host of exceptional wildlife experiences within very close proximity.

Many people know about mountain gorillas, and Rwanda is one of the best places to see them. But there's also the Akagera National Park, home to all the big five. And Nyungwe Forest, a unique ecosystem where you can spot chimps, trek to waterfalls and cross a 70-metre high walking suspension bridge. Once you've had your fill of adventure, you can relax on the shores of spectacular Lake Kivu. It's one of Africa's most picturesque lakes with hardly a tourist around. For now.

Gorilla trekking

An essential guide to gorilla trekking in Rwanda & Uganda

3 days

Gorilla trekking in Rwanda

Up close with the elusive mountain gorilla
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8 days

Gorillas and the Big Five

Safaris and gorilla trekking in Rwanda
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10 days

Rwanda’s complete wildlife experience

Gorillas, chimpanzees and the Big Five
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  • Kigali

    Kigali

    Rwanda’s bustling capital sprawls across several valleys and hillsides, bookended by towering mountains...
  • Nyungwe National Park

    Nyungwe National Park

    One of Africa’s oldest rainforests, Nyungwe National Park is home to around 500 chimpanzees and 12 other primate species...
  • Akagera National Park

    Akagera National Park

    The savannah plains of Akagera National Park on Rwanda’s border with Tanzania are the perfect place for a Big Five safari...
  • Karisoke Research Camp

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  • Volcanoes National Park

    Volcanoes National Park

    The home of Rwanda's mountain gorillas
    Situated in the far northwest of Rwanda and named for the chain of dormant volcanoes that make up the Virunga Massif (Karisimbi, Bisoke, Sabinyo, Gahinga and Muhabura), Volcanoes National Park is home to endangered mountain gorillas, rare golden monkeys and more than 200 bird species...

Places to go in Rwanda

Rwanda Tours

Uganda and Rwanda Scheduled Safari

8 days exploring the national parks of Uganda and Rwanda

8 daysFrom $4,245
Destinations Rwanda, Uganda
Tour Type Small group tour
Activity Safari, Luxury, Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Culture, History, Solo Travel

3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Tracking

Tracking gorillas in Volcanoes National Park

3 daysFrom $2,600
Destinations Kigali, Volcanoes National Park
Tour Type Private guided tour
Activity Safari, Luxury, Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Culture, Indigenous Tourism, History, Responsible Travel, Eco-travel, Community-led Tourism

8 Days Epic Rwanda Safari Adventure

Explore Nyungwe and Volcanoes National Park

8 daysFrom $4,300
Destinations Kigali, Nyungwe National Park, Volcanoes National Park
Tour Type Private guided tour
Activity Safari, Luxury, Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Culture, Indigenous Tourism, History, Responsible Travel, Eco-travel

6 Days Rwanda Discovery

Explore Akagera and Volcanoes National Park

6 daysFrom $4,150
Destinations Kigali, Akagera National Park, Volcanoes National Park
Tour Type Private guided tour
Activity Cruise & Sailing, Safari, Luxury, Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Culture, Indigenous Tourism, History, Responsible Travel, Eco-travel

3 Days Nyiragongo Hiking Adventure

Summit an active volcano

3 daysFrom $1,300
Destinations East Africa, Central Africa
Tour Type Private guided tour
Activity Safari, Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Culture, History, Responsible Travel, Eco-travel

4 Days Gorilla Trekking Rwanda Safari

Gorillas and golden monkeys in Volcanoes National Park

4 daysFrom $3,000
Destinations Kigali, Volcanoes National Park
Tour Type Private guided tour
Activity Safari, Luxury, Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Responsible Travel, Eco-travel

Rwanda Travel Companies

Tailormade Africa

Luxury safaris experts
Destinations East Africa
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
Activity Safari, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Responsible Travel, Eco-travel

Governors' Camp Collection

Luxury Safari holidays in East Africa
Destinations East Africa
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
Activity Safari, Luxury, Honeymoon, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Responsible Travel, Community-led Tourism

Heritage Safaris

Rwandan-owned safari specialist
Destinations East Africa
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
Activity Safari, Family, Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Responsible Travel, Eco-travel, Community-led Tourism

Red Rocks Initiative

Community-lead conservation & tourism in Rwanda
Destinations Volcanoes National Park
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
Activity Safari, Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Culture, Responsible Travel, Volunteering, Conservation, Eco-travel, Community-led Tourism

Wild Frontiers

Safaris into East, West and Southern Africa
Destinations East Africa, Southern Africa
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Small group tour, Private guided tour
Activity Safari, Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Overlanding, Camping, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, National Parks, Culture, Indigenous Tourism, Solo Travel

Rwanda Eco Company & Safaris

Tailor made gorilla and wildlife safaris
Destinations East Africa, Central Africa
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
Activity Safari, Adventure, Backpacking, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Overlanding, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Culture, Indigenous Tourism, History, Responsible Travel, Eco-travel, Community-led Tourism

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