• Baby gorilla, Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

    Baby gorilla, Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

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  • Wildlife in Akagera National Park, Rwanda

    Wildlife in Akagera National Park, Rwanda

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  • Dancers in the Virungas, Rwanda

    Dancers in the Virungas, Rwanda

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  • Lake Kivu in Rwanda

    Lake Kivu in Rwanda

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Rwanda Holidays & Safaris

Luxury tailor-made holidays and gorilla safaris in Rwanda, East Africa

Tailor-made holidays in Rwanda

Known for gorillas, chimps, diverse birdlife and beautiful mountain and lake scenery, a holiday or safari in Rwanda can be tailor-made for you with the right experiences and great places to stay. Talk to our Rwanda specialists for personal advice.

I loved watching the chimpanzees going about their daily activities: nest-building, baby-sitting, playing, collecting food. I also loved the opportunity to see the landscape and to talk with my guide about Rwanda and his life.

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Start planning your tailor-made holiday now. Tell us what you want, and we will tailor make your perfect trip.


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Things to do in Rwanda

Rwanda is best known for the opportunities of seeing mountain gorillas and chimpanzees in the wild. Nature and wildlife encounters are the key reason most travellers come, but often the cultural aspects of Rwanda make just as big an impact on visitors.

When to go to Rwanda

The best time to visit Rwanda is in the dry seasons from about mid-December to mid- February and then from June to September. You can go in other months, and birders will appreciate the months of November to March for the migrant species swelling the numbers of resident birds, but travel and trekking is more difficult then. However, note that chimp trekking tends to be more successful in the rainy months.

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Lake Kivu area, Rwanda © JCroucher

Places we love to stay in Rwanda

Here you’ll find a small collection of our favourite places to stay in Rwanda, though as an independent tour operator specialising in tailor-made holidays, we actually sell a much wider choice of Rwandan properties than we show.

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Facts and information

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Flight time

Various airlines fly to Kigali including Kenya Airways via Nairobi.

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Main language is Kinyarwanda but English is widely spoken. Many people also speak French or Swahili.

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GMT +2hrs

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Entry visas are issued on arrival, entry fee is $30, to British passport holders.

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Rwanda is a malarial country but the risk is low as most of the country is at high altitude. The following vaccinations are recommended: Hepatitis A & B, Polio, Tetanus & Typhoid. Yellow fever vaccinations is compulsory. Seek advise from your GP.

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The Tribes blog brings you regular articles written by our specialists, travellers or partners and conservationists in our destinations. We have a big collection of articles now, so have a mooch to find some interesting short reads.

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