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DESIGNER HOLIDAYS & HONEYMOONS IN Rwanda

Rwanda was in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons, until now! This country is fast emerging as a premier destination for African safaris, with international travelers coming more frequently. Known for being one of Africa’s cleanest countries, it also goes by the name of the land of a thousand hills – Book your holiday to this breathtaking country and see for yourself what makes it tick!

  • A spectacular terrain boasting 23 lakes, volcanoes, numerous rivers and densely forested mountain ranges.
  • Rwanda plays host to half of the continent’s endangered mountain gorillas.
  • A nature lover’s playground with an ecological diversity of both fauna and flora.
  • Take your pick from the range of luxury lodges, tented camps and world class hotels.
  • Gorilla trekking – Be a part of this stirring, yet soporific experience and spend one precious hour in the company of a mountain gorilla family. The biggest draw card for tourists, but only accessible to a privileged few.

TOP 5 RWANDA HIGHLIGHTS

  1. PARC NATIONAL DES VOLCANS   Tick gorilla trekking off your bucket list and hike the densely forested mountains in search of these gentle primates. Only a few visitors at a time, you can’t afford to miss out!
  2. AKAGERA NATIONAL PARK   Make sure to include this park in your itinerary. The opportunities to view elephant, lion, hyena, giraffe and hippo, plus other different wildlife species are fantastic in Akagera.
  3. NUNGWE FOREST NATIONAL PARK   Explore this Garden of Eden and discover over a hundred orchid species that will leave you bedazzled. Nungwe Forest also features some other primate species including chimpanzees. Birdlife is prolific, with with over 670 species recorded countrywide.
  4. HISTORICAL MEMORIAL   Rwanda holidays are not only about immersing oneself in nature and getting close and personal with our primate cousins. Take a tour of the genocide memorial sites in the capital, Kigali and learn more about this gruesome past.
  5. LAKESIDE LIFESTYLE   Head to the shores of Lake Kivu – a lakeside retreat with all the makings of a tropical Indian Ocean coastline!

TIPS FOR TRAVELING RWANDA

CURRENCY   Rwandan franc (RWF) is the local currency. US Dollars and Euro are widely accepted. In Kigali, some international chain hotels and shops will take credit cards but for everything else, cash is king

CLIMATE   Rwanda has a temperate tropical highland climate, with lower temperatures than are typical for equatorial countries due to its high elevation. Kigali, in the centre of the country, has a typical daily temperature range between 12 °C (54 °F) and 27 °C (81 °F), with little variation through the year.

WHAT TO PACK   Take along specialized gear for hiking and trekking. Hiking boots, rain resistant clothes and water proof back packs are a must. Wrap all valuables like camera’s, etc. in self seal dry bags. Other clothing should be light weight and breathable. Due to the higher elevations, a warm jersey/jacket is a must for the cooler evenings. Mosquito repellent, sunscreen, a hat and costume should go in too.

PEAK HOLIDAY SEASON   The short dry season from December to February is considered the best time to go Gorilla Trekking.

 

OUR SELECTION: THE BEST Rwanda HOLIDAYS & HONEYMOONS

Over the past 21 years we have booked more than ten thousand custom holidays across Africa.
The selection of designer holidays presented below is based on customer feedback and represents ‘the best of the best’.
If you don’t find exactly what you’re looking for please contact us personally — with more than 1,000 selected partner properties in 16 countries we can and will create your dream holiday or honeymoon.

Kevin & Fiona Record - Founders, Owners and hands-on Managers

Gorilla Trekkking Rwanda

Gorilla treks in two different countries plus the opportunity to hike in luscious forests. This is the perfect Gorilla trek package visiting the natural jungle habitats of this fascinating animals.

Gorillas and Volcanoes
  • 2 Nights at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel, Lake Kivu, Rwanda
  • 2 Nights at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, Parc National des Volcans, Rwanda
  • 2 Nights at Chameleon Hill Lodge, Lake Mutanda, Uganda
6 Nights From $4 950
Per person sharing

Gorilla Safaris Rwanda

This short and sweet tour is ideal for those looking to add a bit more to their African adventure. Visit Uganda & Rwanda’s famous National Parks where these magnificent animals live in their natural environment. Trek through forests and jungles in small groups with expert guides to view them up close.

Gorilla Trek Highlights
  • 2 Nights at Mutanda Lake Resort, Lake Mutanda, Uganda
  • 2 Nights at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, Parc National des Volcans, Rwanda
4 Nights From $3 800
Per person sharing

Silverback Gorilla in Rwanda

Track Gorilla’s in their natural environment on this two country tour. This is a once in a life time opportunity to view these magnificent animals up close and personal.

Gorilla Trekking Adventure
  • 1 Nights at Kampala Serena Lodge, Kampala, Uganda
  • 2 Nights at Silverback Lodge, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda
  • 2 Nights at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, Parc National des Volcans, Rwanda
5 Nights From $4 390
Per person sharing