The green mountainous landscape along with an array of rainforests has earned Rwanda Safaris the nickname “Land of a Thousand Hills”. From tracking the mountain gorillas of the Virunga Volcanoes to meeting cheeky chimpanzees of Nynugwe Forest, or relaxing on the savannah plains of Akagera National Park, Rwanda safari has it all. In addition to vast wildlife highlights Rwanda Safari Tours also gives you a chance to meet and discover one of the friendliest populations of the entire continent, hospitable, generous, and forgiving.
Volcanoes National Park - Meet the Agashya gorilla family & bird watching
Akagera National Park - big fives, savannah, woodland, wetland, and dozens of beautiful lakes.
Kigali - Meet the gorilla families in the wild.
Nyungwe National Park - Wildlife population of chimpanzees, 12 other species of primate, including the Albertine Rift to the L’Hoest’s monkey.
Lake Kivu - boating, kayaking and unwind in idyllic shore
Hôtel des Mille Collines – visit the place that refuge nearly 1300 people during the genocide.
Gisenyi - Coffee plantation tours
You are warmly embraced by the hospitality of the Rwandan people wherever you go. Openly sharing their cultures and history is a way of telling their story to the world. Spend time in a local village to learn about their arts and crafts, familial roles, traditional medicine, forest hunting-gathering techniques of the Batwa, local cuisine, tribal beliefs, and much more during your Rwanda safari!
Rwanda’s relatively high altitude invites remarkably pleasant tropical highland climate, albeit also with plenty of rain. Normally, Rwanda safari’s dense rain forests and natural scenic trips are good for year-round activity. However, the Best Time to Visit Rwanda is during the short dry season from mid-December to February or the long dry season from June to September. To experience the best of Rwanda Safaris, visit Gazelle Safaris Africa today. Our Rwanda Travel Guide will provide the real understandings to plan your tailor-made holiday.
Kigali | Franco-Rwanda cultural Centre | Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge
Kigali Genocide Memorial Site | Virunga Lodge | Iby’Iwacu Cultural Village |
Kigali | Nyungwe National Park | Colobus Monkey Trekking | Kamiranzovu waterfall | Lake Kivu
Kigali City Tour | Nyungwe National Park | Canopy Walk | Gisozi Genocide Memorial
Kigali | Musanze Rwanda | Lake Mulehe Gorilla Lodge |
Genocide Memorial | Nyayumba Hot Springs | Gisenyi Local Market | Iby’Iwacu
Kigali | Nyamata | Inema Art Studio | Ruhengeri | Twin Lakes | Gisenyi
This spectacularly beautiful Rwanda National Park is one of the oldest rainforests in Africa.
The Kibeho Parish has been a global Roman Catholic holy pilgrimage destination since the appearance of the Virgin Mary on 28 November 1981.
Peaceful and compact, Huye was originally founded in the early colonial era.
Meet the Agashya gorilla family, and spend some time with them in the wild and in such close proximity.
Lake Kivu offers spectacular vistas of islands and inlets along its shoreline, with beautiful beach resorts, along with ample opportunities for hiking and cycling.
You just can’t miss the capital city of Rwanda for its pleasantly low-key yet dynamic and progressive surroundings.
This famous Rwanda Destination is known for its relatively warm and low-lying plains brimming with savannah, woodland, wetland, and dozens of beautiful lakes.
All our holidays are uniquely designed for each of our clients. That’s because we can take you anywhere in Africa and create any experience you’d like. We’re not limited by fixed destinations, itineraries or hotels and we won’t restrict you by date or budget. Instead, you can dream big or small, and think far and wide or closer to home. Call us to start planning your personally tailored Safari holiday today.
Yes, Rwanda is the safest country in Africa. Even though the country has seen its fair share of violence and bloodshed but now the country is back on its feet again. Crime is relatively low, and locals are welcoming, friendly and hospitable. However, to avoid pickpockets and petty crime, you must be cautious and vigilant all the time.
You can track mountain gorillas throughout the year in Uganda and Rwanda. However, June to October is the best time for gorilla trekking. This is the dry season of Rwanda which allows perfect conditions for trekking.
A gorilla permit is a card/ document issued by the Rwanda development board to allow you to spend an hour with the mountain gorilla in Volcanoes National Park. Currently, the cost of a gorilla permit can come up to 1500$ to 1700$ including permit, private transport, English-speaking guide, accommodation, and meals.
We always advise our clients to book a permit at least 3 months in advance. Due to high demand especially in the peak season, the permits tend to sell out quickly. Contact Gazelle Safaris Africa for more information.
Rwanda is considered one of the safest countries in the world. All tourists are escorted by armed rangers while tracking the gorillas.
For gorilla trekking, you’ve to hike through difficult terrain, water bodies, thick vegetation, hills, and valleys. The activity can possess some initial challenges but in the end, it’ll be rewarding.
Rwanda is a much smaller country in comparison to Uganda. Uganda has more Gorilla Families and habituated gorillas group. Also, the permits are more easily available.
Just came back from the trip to Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo with Gazelle Safaris Africa. Thanks to a wonderful customized itinerary and with great support from Annabel Uwi, the owner and the manager of Gazelle Company and an amazing guide, Bob Magezi, they made the trip an exciting adventure! Safaris was amazing, stays was great, rides pleasant!
Excellent service throughout the planning stage and till the drop off stage. The trip and all the activities were just as promised, and even better than expected. All round awesome experience. I will be using the company again for both trips within Uganda and international ones. It was a lifetime Pleasure and beautiful memories with Gazelle Safaris Africa.
We travelled twice with Gazelle: first to Murchison Falls and a year later to Queen Elizabeth National Park, from Entebbe. The trip was organised very well, good recommendations were made but our needs and preferences were also taken into account in a flexible way. Anne was very clear with communication and very receptive resolving all unexpected situations. Two fantastic weeks in Uganda!
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