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Itinerary Ideas

Make the most out of your trek

A Rwanda gorilla safari is available as a stand-alone experience and we have 4-day trekking itineraries for those who are short on time. These tours fly in and out of the capital Kigali and provide everything you need for your gorilla trekking experience in the Volcanoes National Park – includinga 90% success rate at finding the gentle giants in their rainforest home.

But despite its small size, Rwanda is a surprisingly diverse country and home to several national parks and wildlife reserves. A gorilla safari can be combined with a chimpanzee tracking experience in the wonderful Nyungwe Forest, for example, or perhaps a couple of nights by magical Lake Kivuor in Akagera National Park, Rwanda’s up-and-coming savannah reserve.

Thanks to its international airport and well-practiced travel connections, Rwanda can easily be included in a larger African itinerary. You can double your gorilla experience by popping over the border into Uganda to trek for the gorillas of the legendary Bwindi Forest or expand your wildlife experience in a different direction by combining Rwanda with safari giant Tanzania and its iconic destinations such as the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. Ask us about getting the timing right and it’s possible to see gorillas, the great wildebeest migration and the Big 5 (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino) on one single itinerary.

And if you’d like to combine your Rwanda gorilla safari with something a little more relaxing, then consider a tour with an Indian Ocean beach resort on the itinerary. The island of Zanzibar, home to white-sand beaches and waving palm trees as well as spice plantations and fascinating Stone Town, the island’s historical capital, works well with Rwanda and is especially popular with families and honeymooners.

Browse of recommended Rwanda itinerary ideas below or simply contact usat Safari Online with your requirements and we’ll tailor-make your itinerary.


Top Experiences

Africa's Easiest Gorilla Trekking & More

1. Trek For Gorillas

Travel to Rwanda & the Volcanoes National Park for one of the biggest of big game encounters: face to face with a family of habituated mountain gorillas in their rainforest home.

2. Explore The Forest

Discover the secrets of Central Africa’s rainforests on guided walks – you’ll be looking out for the rare golden monkey but there are also other primates as well as birds & forest animals to see.

3. Taste Local Cultures

You’ll be entertained by Rwandan song & dance at your lodge but pay a visit to a local village for an insight into everyday life in the rainforests; you may get to meet the Batwa people, once known as pygmies.

4. Track Chimpanzees

Travel to Nyungwe Forest to track chimpanzees & other forest creatures plus the unique chance to view the teeming forest canopy from a tree-top walkway.

5. Go On A Kigali Tour

Kigali’s genocide museum is a sobering reflection of a troubled past but this safe & clean city is also home to colourful markets, great food & friendly people.


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