For couples looking for a truly adventurous and unique honeymoon, Rwanda is certainly a destination to consider! Highlights of a Rwanda honeymoon include trekking through the Volcanoes National Park to see the mountain gorillas, spending time in the breathtakingly beautiful forest of Nyungwe, and enjoying a safari in Akagera National Park. Another popular honeymoon itinerary is to combine Rwanda with Tanzania. We can customize itineraries to include the mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park and then fly across to the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, for a truly epic honeymoon. 

The accommodation offered across Rwanda is at a high level, and some lodges are particularly desirable for honeymooners. In the Volcanoes National Park, there is plenty of private and stylish accommodation, perfect for honeymooners, like Sabyinyo Lodge and Bisate Lodge. For those with a higher budget, lodges like Kwitonda Lodge and the One and Only portfolio are worth looking at. 

Although Rwanda is a landlocked country, for couples looking to combine a beach stay with their Rwanda safari or gorilla trek, there are plenty of options. For example, flying from Kigali to Zanzibar, the southern coast of Kenya, or even Indian Ocean islands like the Seychelles is doable from Rwanda. Alternatively, Lake Kivu is one of the African Great Lakes which could be a destination with the potential to relax after your adventurous honeymoon. There are plenty of possibilities, and our Africa specialists are here to customize your perfect honeymoon.

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Where to Go in Rwanda

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When to Visit Rwanda

Like most national parks and reserves in East Africa, the best time to visit Rwanda is the June to October period which is the dry season. This period lies in-between the rains so the conditions for activities like gorilla tracking, chimpanzee tracking, game drives and forest hikes are best. The period between December and March is also a good time to visit the country, although the festive period can often be very busy so make sure you plan well in advance. 

When it comes to gorilla tracking, the best time to visit the Volcanoes National Park is the June to October time, as well as the December to February period. The warm and dry weather offer good conditions for hiking. No matter what time of year you visit the Volcanoes National Park, we would always recommend you use a local porter. These are local people from nearby villages and will assist you on your walk through the forest – helping with steeper climbs, thicker vegetation or simply carrying your bags and camera equipment. This is particularly useful if the forest is wetter which can make it quite slippery.

The international airport in Kigali is where you will arrive and depart from. Kigali can be visited year round, with international flights arriving on a daily basis. The hotels in Kigali are open throughout the year and the weather is warm and pleasant year round. 


Rwanda Honeymoon Q&A

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Where is the best destination for a honeymoon in Tanzania?

This completely depends on what sort of honeymoon experience you are looking for. Most honeymoon couples have the mountain gorillas on their bucket list, so Volcanoes National Park is almost always visited. It is also a very accessible park to get to as it is only a 2 to 3-hour drive from Kigali. For honeymoon couples looking to combine other primate experiences, then Nyungwe Forest is a great option. Here you can do activities like hiking, canopy walks, and visiting waterfalls in the forest. There are also plenty of cultural activities you can do, such as visiting local communities and nearby tea plantations. Rwanda is also easy to combine with other destinations, so honeymoon couples can fly into the Serengeti for a safari or Zanzibar for some time on the beach, for example.   

Will our honeymoon in Rwanda be private? 

All of the itineraries we put together are completely customized and private. From the moment you arrive into Kigali, you will be met by a private driver/guide to a nearby airport hotel or continue on to the Volcanoes National Park to start your honeymoon. If you are doing a gorilla or monkey trek, this is on a shared basis. There is a maximum of six people per group, so you will be trekking with other travelers. You will also be accompanied by a professional guide, ranger and several porters. Other activities from the lodges, like community visits, may also be with other guests. All transfers will be on a private basis and we will organize these with our team of dedicated friendly and professional guides and drivers.

Which are the best safari camps for a Rwanda honeymoon?

The accommodation in Rwanda has really excelled over the last couple of years and today, there are several unique and stunning lodges across most national parks. In Bwindi, I’d recommend lodges like Bisate, Kwitonda and One and Only for your Rwanda honeymoon. A more cost-effective option would be Sabyinyo Lodge or Virunga Lodge – both offering fantastic service and attention to detail. The best way to find out what accommodation would be suited for your honeymoon is to speak on the phone, so that I can get a better understanding of what you are looking for and what would work within your budget. A phone call or video call is a great starting point, so get in touch!  


Can I combine the beach with a Rwanda honeymoon?

Rwanda is a landlocked country so although you cannot combine the beach inside the country, it is possible to fly to another country to add the beach at the end of your Rwanda trip. A common combination is Rwanda’s mountain gorillas, Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park and then Zanzibar Island. Other beach options include the southern coast of Kenya, or Indian Ocean islands like the Seychelles or Mauritius.