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   Mountain Gorilla, Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda     
   Lake Kivu, Rwanda    
   Trekking in Nyungwe Forest National Park, Rwanda    
   Traditional Intore dancers, Butare, Rwanda    
   Nyungwe Forest National Park, Rwanda    
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Rwanda Holidays

Rwanda, with its beautiful, rolling mountainous landscapes, was best known as Africa’s premier gorilla tracking destination until the tragic events of 1994. However, the country has been peaceful for almost two decades now, and has by its own efforts achieved both reconciliation and reconstruction. Tourism has an important part to play in this recovery. Visitors will find both the best gorilla tracking and a genuine welcome on holidays to Rwanda. It's a tiny country right in the heart of Africa, half the size of Scotland, and surrounded by some massive neighbours – the Congo, Uganda and Tanzania. A country of hills, lakes and rivers, with a rich tapestry of green and fertile landscapes, Rwanda is a delight. See a selection of our tailor-made Rwanda holidays and tours below that include both gorilla trekking and a chance to see more of the striking countryside.

Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda

The highlight of all Rwanda holidays is inevitably meeting the Mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park. Our travel team agree that spending time watching a habituated group of Mountain gorillas is one of life’s most moving wildlife experiences.  A recent population census showed the Mountain gorilla population at 880, a 3.7% annual growth rate. Three decades ago it was around 370 individuals, so the stringent conservation measures have truly paid off.  

Nyungwe National Park & Beyond

Another outstanding highlight of holidays to Rwanda is spotting the 13 species of primate in Nyungwe National Park and its diverse birdlife. But don't miss beautiful Lake Kivu and its lakeside towns, Butare, the former capital with its famous Intore dancers and important ethnographic museum, Akagera National Park with its excellent birding and Kigali, the capital city.

Kigali

Built on a hillside, Kigali is a small city without many landmark buildings. The city centre is busy, bustling and colourful, whereas the administrative and government quarter is quieter with wide, shady streets and white-walled villas. Kigali is a remarkably safe town to explore. A city tour can include the powerful Gisozi Genocide Memorial and visiting this site is an extremely moving experience. Other interesting sights include Nyamirambo, the original old part of the city and the Caplaki Handicrafts Cooperative. There are a number of good places to stay in the capital including the 5-star Kigali Serena, the Hotel Mille Colline and the convivial Chez Lando.

Tailor-made Rwanda Holidays & Tours

Many people visit Rwanda purely to see the gorillas, and we can arrange this for you, but Rwanda holidays can offer so much more. We have a good range of interesting tours that enable you to see a little more of this scenic country. The main roads are mostly tarmac and you travel with a driver-guide in a four-wheel drive vehicle. We can offer both tailor-made holidays as well as high quality small group tours. Or ask us about a gorilla and beach combination.

Email our Africa team or call us on 020 7666 1250 to speak with one of our travel specialists about their first hand experiences of holidays to Rwanda.

Example Rwanda Holiday Ideas
We can tailor-make any itinerary for you - these Rwanda holiday ideas are intended to be a starting point. Call us if you would like to start planning a trip Rwanda. 020 7666 1250

Total Itineraries: 6      
Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Special
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This is a short visit to Rwanda's Parc National des Volcans to see the gorillas. It makes a great add-on to a safari in Kenya or Tanzania or a beach extension to Zanzibar, but if you can, we recommend a slightly longer tour such as the Northern Rwanda: Gorillas & Kivu Private Tour.
  • Wildlife
From £2495
per person
5 day holiday
Flights included
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Rwanda Primates Small Group Tour
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Nine-day scheduled tour which starts and ends in Kigali, taking in Nyungwe Forest, Kibuye, Gisenyi and gorilla tracking in Volcanoes National Park.
  • Small Group Tours
  • Wildlife
From £3240
per person
9 day holiday
Flights included
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Northern Rwanda: Gorillas & Kivu Private Tour
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This five-day tour takes you to see the mountain gorillas and also includes a chance to see something more of Rwanda's beautiful lush...
  • Wildlife
From £3495
per person
5 day holiday
Flights included
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Rwanda: Culture, Primates & Nature Private Tour
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This 10-day tailor-made tour encompasses the natural highlights of Rwanda - gorillas, chimps, Nyungwe Forest, Lake Kivu and the lakeside...
  • Wildlife
From £3795
per person
11 day holiday
Flights included
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Rwanda, Kenya & Zanzibar
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KenyaKenya
ZanzibarZanzibar
This is a superb trip with gorilla trekking in Rwanda's Parc National des Volcans, a Big-Five safari in the Masai Mara, a visit to the Unesco World Heritage Site of Stone Town and time on the beach in Zanzibar.
  • Luxury
  • Wildlife
From £4950
per person
15 day holiday
Flights included
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Tanzania Safari and Rwanda Gorillas
TanzaniaTanzania
RwandaRwanda
Combine a safari in the best of Tanzania’s northern parks with tracking gorilla in Rwanda for an exceptional game and gorilla...
  • Safari Holidays
From £5220
per person
10 day holiday
Flights included
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