Rwanda Safari

Explore Rwanda: Encounter mountain gorillas in verdant Volcanoes National Park and delve into rich biodiversity

About Rwanda Safari

Rwanda, known as the “Land of a Thousand Hills,” offers a captivating blend of wildlife, history, and vibrant culture. The country is renowned for its magnificent national parks, including Volcanoes National Park, where visitors can encounter the rare and majestic mountain gorillas. Rich in biodiversity, Akagera National Park showcases the Big Five and numerous bird species. Rwanda’s tragic history is acknowledged at the Kigali Genocide Memorial, a poignant reminder of the country’s resilience and progress. The vibrant culture is evident in traditional dance performances, art, and local festivals. Just add the hospitable people, and you have a destination bound to impress.


Gorilla Trekking

spend a memorable hour with these endangered apes.


Come face-to-face with our closest relative.

Big 5 Safari

Track these iconic species in Akagera National Park .


Rwanda boasts 29 endemics among its 703 recorded species.

Year-Round Safaris

Experience phenomenal wildlife throughout the year.

Most Popular Rwanda Safari​

Experience the thrill of a lifetime on a Rwanda safari, where dreams of the wild come alive. Choose from our all time popular safari tours.

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Top Safari Destinations​​

Get set for an amazing trip through Rwanda’s safari hotspots, where you’ll meet incredible wildlife and enjoy stunning landscapes. Don’t miss out on exploring parks like Volcanoes National Park and Akagera National Park for an unforgettable safari adventure.

Volcanoes National Park

Site of Dian Fossey’s pioneering habituation and study of endangered mountain gorillas – one of the best places to see them.

Akagera National Park

This park can be visited throughout the year and offers your best chance of seeing the Big 5.

Gishwati Mukura National Park

Rwanda’s newest national park is primed for development and expansion, with a focus on the conservation of chimpanzees.

Nyungwe National Park

Like a scene from Tarzan, this pristine highland rainforest is home to chimpanzees and dozens of bird species.

Select tours based on when you will come

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Best Time To Go​

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While a fantastic safari is all but assured all year round, the weather does have a role to play, meaning that certain times are better than others. The best time falls between June and October and January/February when the dry conditions make animal spotting that much easier.
Although the timing is unpredictable, the wildebeest migration is evident from August, building to its peak in late September and October. The above period coincides with the Tourism High Season, meaning accommodations and parks are generally very busy.
The month of November and from March to May are the Wet Season, which means that some roads are inaccessible and certain camps close temporarily. On a positive note, special offers may be available at some camps as there are fewer tourists, and bird-watching is at its best.

What to do before or after the safari​

Explore supplementary destinations and activities to enrich your travel experience to the fullest extent possible.

Frequently Asked Questions About Rwanda Safari

Get answers to common questions about traveling to Rwanda Safari for a hassle-free experience. 

What's the best time for a wildlife tour in Rwanda?
Optimal wildlife viewing is during the dry seasons: June to September and December to February.
Most international visitors can apply for a visa online or obtain one upon arrival.
Volcanoes National Park is the premier destination for gorilla trekking experiences.
Rwanda offers sightings of golden monkeys, elephants, buffaloes, and a variety of bird species.
Adhering to guide instructions and park regulations is essential for a safe visit.
Vaccinations for yellow fever are mandatory, and malaria prophylaxis is recommended.
Include waterproof clothing, hiking shoes, sun protection, and a camera with a good zoom.
Major cities and tourist lodges accept credit cards, but cash is handy for smaller transactions.
Engage with local communities through visits to cultural villages and genocide memorials to understand Rwanda’s history and resilience.
By focusing on conservation efforts and sustainable tourism practices that protect its natural heritage and support local communities.
Nyungwe Forest National Park offers remarkable chimpanzee trekking opportunities.
Comprehensive travel insurance covering health, trip cancellation, and activities is highly recommended.
Tipping is appreciated for exceptional service in guiding, lodging, and dining, enhancing the local economy.
Enjoy hiking, canopy walks in Nyungwe Forest, and kayaking on Lake Kivu for adventure enthusiasts.
From luxury eco-lodges to budget-friendly hotels and guesthouses, Rwanda caters to a wide range of preferences and budgets.
With over 700 bird species, including Albertine Rift endemics, Rwanda is a haven for bird enthusiasts.

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