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Rwanda Holidays

Land of a thousand hills

A trip to Rwanda promises heart-stopping adventure and wonderful wildlife encounters.

As home to almost a third of the world’s mountain gorilla populaton, trek through the bamboo forests, shadowed by the Virunga volcanoes, in search of these majestic animals. Visit one of the many national parks to see even more wildlife, such as giraffes, hippos and elephants. Tour the bustling capital city of Kigali, and walk or drive the Congo Nile trail for spectacular scenery and memories to last a lifetime.

For even more safari adventure, head to the Masai Mara before or after your trip to remarkable Rwanda. Or, for a complete contrast, swap the jungle for Mombasa’s beautiful shores and calm waters for a spot of relaxation. 

Essential Information
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  • Time Zone GMT+ 2
  • Currency Rwandan Franc (RWF)
  • Visa Information British citizens need to obtain a visa for Rwanda.
  • Language English is widely spoken
  • Flight Time Approx. 11 hours; Rwanda Express offer a direct service to Kigali from London Gatwick. Indirect flights are available from UK airports on Emirates, Qatar, Etihad, Air France and KLM via their hubs.
  • Health Information Special vaccines are required for travel to Rwanda.

Top Tips from our Experts

George

Destination Specialist

"If you're looking for a safari with a difference, visit Rwanda. After the immense gorilla trekking experience you can safari in the Nyungwe National Park and the Akagera National Park"

Robert

Destination Specialist

"A top tip for when trekking to the gorillas is to make use of the porters that accompany you. They will carry your bags and assist you on the steep and often slippery tracks." 

Our Rwanda destinations

Gorillas through the Mist

Rwanda

Kigali

Kigali

Types of Rwanda holidays

Rwanda Tours

Tours

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