Rwanda is a tiny landlocked country in the Equatorila Africa, bordered by the Congo to the west, Tanzania to the east, Uganda to the north and Burundi to the south. The capital city is Kigali.
The country has a number of exclusive delights to offer the adventurous traveller. Often called the ‘Land of a Thousand Hills’, Rwanda is a mountainous country with a temperate tropical climate all year-round. Parc National des Volcans in the Virunga Volcanoes is the home to the mountain gorillas to which Dian Fossey dedicated her life.
Lake Kivu is another attraction, a beautiful inland sea enclosed by steep terraced hillsides
Rwanda also has a rich culture with its second city, Butare having one of the finest cultural museums in Africa.
Below is our suggested 3 safari options with different levels of accommodation, from which to choose. We are happy to customise the itineraries further as well as add the duration of stay with extra activities if you like.
Day 1: Arrival – Volcanoes Nat Park
Meet in the morning on arrival at the airport. Visit the Genocide Mausoleum. Lunch in town. Follow the road as it climbs to the base of the majestic volcanoes, with spectacular views across the five peaks. Continue toward Volcanoes NP.
Approx 130km – 3 hrs drive.
Day 2: Mountain Gorillas Tracking – Lake Kivu
As the first light of dawn breaks through the curtain of mist clinging to the summits of Karisimbi, Bisoke,Sabyniyo,Gahinga and Muhubura, we make our way into the Parc National des Volcans. Tracking the gorillas through the unique vegetation can take several hours of challenging walking in wet and muddy conditions. To see a gorilla, the trek will have been worth the hardship. After lunch at your hotel, continue towards Gisenyi, a nice small town, located on the north shore of Lake Kivu.
Approx 100km – 2 hrs drive
Day 3: Lake Kivu – Kigali – Departure
Enjoy during the early morning hours, the peaceful atmosphere of the calm and pristine waters of Africa`s highest lake. Return to Kigali. Lunch and Airport transfer.
Approx 175km – 3½hrs drive