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Rwanda Safaris

With its undulating lush green mountains, mist-shrouded forest lands and a chain of seven volcanoes which punctuate Central Africa’s landscape, Rwanda is an intrepid explorers dreamworld. Home to almost a third of the world’s mountain gorillas, Rwanda safaris will take you gorilla trekking along muddy paths and rugged mountain terrain until you come face to face with these human-like primates. An emotional and spellbinding experience you will never forget.

Rwanda safaris, an adventure across the land of a thousand hills

Whilst Rwanda gorilla tours are undoubtedly one of the biggest drawcards of this small, landlocked country, Rwanda is also home to many other unique safari experiences that shouldn’t be overlooked. Highland rainforests and lush tea plantations offer a dramatically different setting to that of the wide savannahs of Kenya and Tanzania. While you may not see the Big Five on a Rwanda safari, you will see many bird species that cannot be found elsewhere in Africa, along with chimpanzees and colobus monkeys which can be seen walking amongst the canopies of Nyungwe Forest National Park

The Akagera National Park will open doors to even more unusual wildlife with its beautiful scenery, from bushy woodlands and dry savannahs to muddy swamps and low mountains. Here, you can head out on a game drive and cast your eyes upon buffalo, antelope, giraffe, leopards and hyenas. For creatures of the water, take a gentle boat cruise on Lake Ihema where you can catch a glimpse of hippos, crocodiles and many species of waterfowl.

Our Roaming Rwanda safari holiday package encompasses all the above into a fun, adventure-packed ten-day itinerary where you can just relax and go with the flow, seeing all that a Rwanda safari holiday has to offer. After intense encounters with nature, why not finish your trip with a beach break in Mombasa or a city trip to Johannesburg where you can indulge in some retail therapy and South African culture?

For a tailor made Rwanda safari holiday, call our Destination Specialists today who will be able to put together the trip of a lifetime based upon all your personal requests.

Be inspired by these safari itineraries

Hayes and Jarvis have a selection of Rwanda safari itineraries to give you an idea of what’s available for your Rwanda safari trip. For more options, call us today and we can help tailor make a luxury safari holiday just for you.

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Top Tips from our Experts

Nick

Senior Destination Manager

"The optimum time for gorilla trekking is during the dry seasons – from June to September, or late December to February."

Christie

Destination Executive

"If you're planning on trekking for gorillas then you'll need a sturdy pair of hiking boots – I'd recommend you wear them in before your trip so that they're really comfortable."

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