Luxury Rwanda Safari Tours & Vacations
Luxury Rwanda Safari Tours & Vacations
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Rwanda proudly homes an array of breathtakingly beautiful national parks, montane forests, dense rainforests, and crater lakes amongst other biodiversity. Often referred to as the ‘land of a thousand hills’, Rwanda sits in the Great Rift Valley and, over time, this has resulted in dramatic landmarks, and mountains. Today, Rwanda is home to thousands of mountains, 370 of which are named.
The country is most famously known for its mountain gorillas. There are only three countries in the world that home wild mountain gorillas: Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Rwanda. The Virunga Mountains are a chain of volcanoes that expand over these countries and the Rwandan part of the Virunga Mountains is named the ‘Volcanoes National Park’ – this is the best place to go trekking to see both the golden monkeys and the endangered mountain gorillas.
Because of its tropical climate, there are thousands of animal species that thrive in the protected parks and forests. Whatever safari you are looking for, Rwanda offers something for everyone.
Rwanda is one of the friendliest countries in Africa. As a nation, they are forward-thinking and optimistic, which is truly inspiring considering the history and hardship they have been through.
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Suggested Itineraries for Rwanda
Tracking the mountain gorillas4 NightsWhen it comes to safari experiences in Africa, tracking the mountain gorillas is often high on the list. With approximately 1,000 mountain gorillas left in the wild today, trekking through the Virunga Mountains and spending an hour in their presence is a humbling and unforgettable moment.
Highlights of Rwanda4 NightsThis week-long private tour of Rwanda gives you a taste for two of the most beautiful national parks in the country. You’ll start your tour in Kigali, where you have a night to relax and recover after your international flight. The following morning, you will fly to Akagera National Park in eastern Rwanda, to spend two nights on safari at Magashi Lodge. This park is diverse in its landscape, made up of wetlands, savannahs and dense forests.
The Chimpanzees and Gorillas of Rwanda6 NightsThis 6-night tour takes you to two dense and vibrant forests where you will have the opportunity to track both the habituated chimpanzees, the golden monkeys and the mountain gorillas.
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How long should my Rwandan safari be?
Although there are plenty of national parks and forests to visit across the country, Rwanda safaris tend to be shorter, or combined with other countries to make a longer trip. The most desirable thing to do in Rwanda is trek to see the mountain gorillas in the Volcanoes National Park and this can be done in a two or three-night private tour, depending on how many gorilla treks you’d like to do. That said, there are plenty of destinations to combine to offer a fantastic week-long safari in Rwanda.
Which national parks are the best in Rwanda?
Rwanda has four national parks which are all protected and closely monitored ecosystems. These include Akagera National Park, Nyugwe National Park, Gishwati-Mukura National Park, and the Volcanoes National Park. Nyungwe National Park is in the south of the country and is home to 13 primate species including the blue monkey, the red-tailed monkey, the velvet monkey, and the golden monkey. The Volcanoes National Park is in the north and is the go-to for mountain gorilla treks. Akagera National Park, in eastern Rwanda, is more of a varied safari destination and, as a result of the successful translocation in 2021, they now have southern white rhinos in the park.
How much is a gorilla trek in Rwanda?
The price for a gorilla permit in Rwanda is currently $1,500 per person per trek. The cost of the permit, although high, is extremely fundamental in keeping these gorillas safe. The money is spread across the team of dedicated rangers, trackers, guides, and staff at the park headquarters, whose sole job is to protect these endangered species and to ensure their numbers stay stable. The total cost of your gorilla safari will vary depending on how many treks you decide to do, and which camp you decide to stay in. We offer four and five-star lodges in the Volcanoes National Park but we can create an itinerary that is suited to you and your budget.
Is Rwanda good for a honeymoon safari?
Absolutely! Rwanda is perfect for those looking for an adventurous honeymoon, with unique destinations and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. As most of the safari experiences – like the golden monkey and mountain gorilla treks – are quite demanding physically, I would recommend Rwanda for younger or active honeymooners. There are plenty of incredibly special lodges across the country I would recommend for couples, like Bisate Lodge and the One and Only portfolio in particular.
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