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Rwanda

Explore Rwanda: Land of a Thousand Hills

Discover the breathtaking beauty of Rwanda, often hailed as the “country of a thousand hills.” This enchanting land boasts lush greenery, majestic mountains, tranquil lakes, and an unparalleled natural treasure—the renowned Virunga Mountains, home to a significant population of the world’s mountain gorillas. Immerse yourself in the heart of this picturesque landscape and encounter these incredible and endangered great apes up close.

As a rapidly developing nation, Rwanda has established itself as a beacon of cleanliness and a luxury travel destination. Experience the splendor of Kigali, known as one of the cleanest cities worldwide. Venture into Akagera National Park, a haven for wildlife enthusiasts, where you can witness the spectacular array of flora and fauna, including the iconic Big 5 and elegant giraffes.

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Best Time To Travel

December – March
June – September

High Season

June to September (Gorilla permits are scarce)

Time Zone

UTC/GMT +2 hours

Airport

Kigali International Airport

Enjoy Luxury Amidst Nature’s Embrace

Discover Rwanda’s opulent eco-lodges nestled within the lush wilderness of East Africa. Enveloped by the majestic Volcanic hills and dense, impenetrable forests, each night promises an unforgettable experience.

Experience the Splendor of Rwanda’s Safari Accommodations
In recent years, Rwanda has solidified its reputation as a premier luxury safari destination, giving rise to a plethora of exquisite safari lodges and camps.

Renowned luxury and international hotel brands have set up camp in the Volcanoes National Park, Nyungwe National Park, and Kigali City.

Embark on a journey to Rwanda for the awe-inspiring Mountain Gorilla Trekking adventure, and indulge in the unparalleled elegance and charm of our carefully curated selection of safari lodges and camps, offering divine and extraordinary experiences.

Frequently asked Questions About Rwanda Safari

Rwanda is a land locked country, and these means there is no water international transport only those neigblouring coutries that sahre water bodies can go through. internationally Rwanda has Kigali International Airport, your entry point, is approximately 10 km (6 miles) or a 20-minute drive from central Kigali.

The airport serves as the primary gateway for Rwanda’s gorilla safaris.

Airlines servicing Kigali International Airport include: RwandAir (the nation’s carrier), Uganda Airlines, Kenya Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, KLM, Qatar Airways, and Turkish Airlines.

You can also get to Rwanda by road through its neighboring countries like crossing to Uganda for mountain gorilla tracking.

Aside from east African nationals all Foreign travelers require tourist visas for entry into Rwanda.

You can obtain a 30-day visa from the Irembo Immigration Website for USD 50.

Getting the right and current travel restrictions to Rwanda please contact your embassy or consulate for the latest regulations.

Your passport must be valid for six months from the intended travel date and contain at least one blank page.

Fews years back due to the Covid-19 issues all Visitors to Rwanda had to present  COVID-19 PCR test done within the last 72 hours upon arrival at the airport.

However they are not a must anymore though moving with your certificate can save you a lot of issues.

Yellow fever proof is a must have and a few recommendations, including Hepatitis A and B vaccinations.

Adventurous eaters and travelers to rural areas should also consider the typhoid vaccine. Malaria is a high risk not only in Rwanda but  most Africa countries.

Avoid tap water and opt for bottled instead.

Rwanda’s official currency is the Rwandan franc (Rwf)this is used everywhere and accepted in all shopping malls across the country.
 
Although larger hotels and tour operators  accept U.S. dollars and credit cards. You can withdraw the local currency at ATMs in large cities or exchange your U.S. dollars at the airport and regional banks. 
Bills printed before 2009 are not be accepted.

Rwanda is moving so first on sustainability and going green. they have an active law and will confiscate all plastic in your luggage.

Please avoid carrying plastic bags to Rwanda.

Places to visit in Rwanda

Volcanoes National Park

Volcanoes National Park is Rwanda’s home for mountain gorillas sheltering the biggest number of mountain Gorillas in the Virunga Conservation Area. It covers over 160sqkm area in the northern part

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Nyungwe Forest National Park

Nyungwe forest is the most biodiversity National Park in Rwanda which is located in the southwestern part of Rwanda bordering Congo approximately 225km and about 5 hours from Kigali

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Akagera National Park

Akagera National Park sites in the eastern province of Rwanda bordering Tanzania and covers an area of about 1,122 sq km which was gazetted in 1934. Akagera National Park got

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Kigali City

Kigali is a city built in a hilly country, sprawling across about four ridges/ it is the great capital and largest city of Rwanda.It is situated near the geographic center

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Lake Kivu Rwanda

Lake Kivu is located in the Albertine Rift which borders between the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda in the western branch of East Africa.

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Our Rwanda tours

1 Day Akagera Tour

This1 Day Akagera Tour will give you a classic African safari outlook of Rwanda – the land of “a thousand Hills.Akagera National Park is a mixture of Savannah and forested

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10 Days Rwanda Birding Safari

10 Days Rwanda Birding Safari takes you to the different national parks and interesting sites of Rwanda specifically for bird watching. Expect from this tour the service of a highly

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4 Days Birding Rwanda safari

4 Days Birding Rwanda safari

The 4 Days Birding In Rwanda expose you to most of the interesting natures among the thousand hills. Visit Nyungwe Forest, the massive montane forest found in southern Rwanda and

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5 Days Nyungwe Forest Tour

Our 5 Days Nyungwe Forest takes you to in the southwest Nyungwe National Park is a vast tract of virgin forest, one of the largest uncut natural forest reserves remaining

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