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Rwanda Holidays

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 holidays on an emotional and spellbinding journey you will never forget.

A holiday to Rwanda promises heart-stopping adventure and wonderful wildlife encounters. Take yourself out into the wilderness, gorilla trekking along muddy paths and rugged mountain terrain and come face to face with these majestic, human-like primates. 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 land of a thousand hills

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.

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 more safari adventures, end your holiday with a trip to the Masai Mara or, for a complete contrast, swap the jungle for Mombasa’s beaches for a spot of relaxation. Whatever your holiday dreams are, call our Destination Specialists today and they will help you put together an unforgettable tailor-made Rwanda holiday.

Destination Highlights
  • Prepare to be left in awe as you witness endangered Mountain Gorillas in their natural habitat on a Gorilla trek.
  • See chimps, Colobus Monkeys, Mangabey Monkeys and lots of other unique wildlife on a canopy walk in Nyungwe.
  • Go in search of a wide variety of wildlife on a safari experience in Akagera National Park.
  • Visit the Genocide Memorial to learn of Rwanda’s history or attend a tradiitonal Gorilla Naming Ceremony.

Time Zone

GMT+ 2

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.


Rwandan Franc (RWF)

Visa Information

British citizens need to obtain a visa for Rwanda.


English is widely spoken

Health Information

Special vaccines are required for travel to Rwanda.

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