For over 12 years, we offer amazing private and group Rwanda safaris/Rwanda safari tours. These include; Rwanda gorilla tours for gorilla trekking in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park, Wildlife safaris in Rwanda, and community Rwanda tours. We also offer beautiful scenery viewing for the best African Rwanda safari vacation trips

Rwanda Gorilla Safari From Kigali

Rwanda Gorilla Safari to tour gorillas in Volcanoes National Park & tour – 2 Days

Enjoy  Rwanda safaris and vacation packages that offer remarkable Rwanda safari experiences such as Rwanda gorilla tours/safaris taking you gorilla trekking in Rwanda’sVolcanoes,  wildlife safaris in Rwanda’s Akagera National Park, Chimpanzee tracking trips in Nyungwe National Park, community and beautiful scenery seeing safaris in Rwanda, etc.

You can arrive via Kigali International Airport or major land ports like Katuna and Cyanica from Uganda, Goma & Ruzizi 1 from Congo, Russumo border from Tanzania, or the Burundi border, to start your safari in Rwanda.

Our Rwanda tours enable you to traverse this incredibly beautiful destination that has positioned itself among the incredible Luxury destinations on the African continent.

We customize amazing Rwanda Safaris and tours and offer a great combination of customized exclusive encounters featuring extensive wildlife exploration in Akagera National Park including the Big 5, remarkable Rwanda Primate Safari encounters including Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park (one of the greater Virunga range)as well as Golden Monkey tracking.

You can also do Chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe National Park plus Colobus Monkey treks, adventure mountaineering expeditions to Karisimbi and Bisoke mountains, canopy walk (the first of its kind in Africa), historical and heritage tours, and recreational encounters on the expanse waters of Lake Kivu on its sandy beaches.

Tell us your Rwanda safari interests and we craft the perfect Rwanda safari itinerary to suit your perfect dream/wishes beyond your expectation.

We have a long working relationship with all the best lodges in Rwanda, hence our Rwanda safaris consultants team shall ensure you get the best and most suitable lodges based on budget, midrange, and upmarket classes depending on your choice and budget.

Our Rwanda safaris consultants team will book your gorilla permit once you give them your travel and gorilla tracking dates of interest, organize your pick upon arrival at Kigali Airport, or any Rwanda border point plus all transportation during your safari in a clean sound comfortable 4×4 safari car by a competent professional informative driver-guide.

Let us plan your Rwanda safaris and tap into our expertise in personalizing your dream safari in Rwanda and you will have the ultimate African safari memories. 

Here is a list of popular Rwanda safaris(Vacation packages)/Best Rwanda Safari Itineraries for you to quickly choose from.

    Briefs About Popular Rwanda Gorilla Tours| Gorilla Trekking In Rwanda Safaris 

    We organize the best Rwanda gorilla tours taking you Gorilla trekking in Rwanda-a golden chance to trek, and see mountain Gorillas in Volcanoes National Park in the Virunga ranges of Africa.

    Usually, we offer you (our clients) an affordable Rwanda gorilla safari that includes other safari activities like wildlife viewing, cultural community visits, historical and heritage site visits, beautiful scenery viewing, and recreation on top of trekking the gentle beautiful Mountain Gorillas.

    Below are some of the most popular gorilla Rwanda safari packages for your consideration and ALL can be customized to suit your exact interests.

    15 Days Rwanda Safari Tour

    This 1 day Gorilla trek Rwanda Safari is an amazing short one day Rwanda gorilla safari or Rwanda gorilla tour taking you gorilla trekking in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park gives you a great opportunity to wrap up your once-in-a-lifetime gorilla trekking trip in the shortest time possible.Read More

    Rwanda Gorilla Safari From Kigali

    This 2 day Gorilla trek Rwanda Safari is a wonderful short two days Rwanda gorilla safari or Rwanda gorilla tour taking you gorilla trekking in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park offering you a great opportunity to fulfill your dream of seeing the endangered Mountain GorillasREAD MORE

    3 Days Akagera Safari in Rwanda Wildlife Tour

    This 2 days Akagera safari in Rwanda Akagera National Park is a 2 days Rwanda safari, offering you an exciting wildlife viewing in Akagera National Park –  Rwanda’s biggest and only savannah park.

    2 Days Chimpanzee Tracking Safari In Rwanda Nyungwe National Park

    This 2 days Chimpanzee tracking safari in Rwanda Nyungwe National Park is a 2 days Rwanda safari tour that offers you a rare opportunity to trek and see Chimpanzees in Rwanda, and incredible scenery, floral.READ MORE

    3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari, Gorilla Trekking Rwanda in Volcanoes National Park

    Your 3 days Rwanda Gorilla Safari is a 2 nights/3 day Gorilla trekking Rwanda tour, offering remarkable gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park, a Kigali Memorial Museum visit, community, and scenery seeing..READ MORE

    Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Tour & Dian Fossey – 3 Days

    3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari & Dian Fossey Hike is a 2 nights/3 day safari Rwanda tour that takes you on lifetime experiences of gorilla trekking in Rwanda and Diana Fossey Hike in Volcanoes, starting and ending in Kigali City. READ MORE

    Gorilla Safari in Rwanda & Recreation at Gisenyi Lake Kivu

    Your 3 days Rwanda safari is a 2 nights/3 days safari in Rwanda, combining the unforgettable experience of gorilla trekking in Rwanda Volcanoes National Park with a remarkable recreation Rwanda tour of Lake Kivu…READ MORE

    Gorilla Safari in Rwanda & Golden Monkey Tracking in Volcanoes National Park 3 days

    Your exciting 3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Tour & Golden Monkey Trekking Safari is a 2 nights / 3 days Rwanda tour, combining amazing gorilla trekking and Golden Monkey tracking in Volcanoes National Park with a walking tour to the Twin Lakes.READ MORE

    3 Days Chimpanzee Tracking Safari in Rwanda Nyungwe National Park

    3 days Chimpanzee tracking safari in Rwanda Nyungwe Forest National Park is an exciting 2 nights/3 days Chimps trekking in Rwanda safari tour that takes you for the ultimate chimpanzee tracking and canopy walk adventures in Nyungwe Forest.READ MORE

    Rwanda Gorilla Safari & Genocide tour 3 days

    3 Days Akagera Safari in Rwanda Akagera National Park is a perfect short 2 nights/3 days Rwanda safari wildlife tour, taking you for a rewarding game viewing trip in Akagera National Park – Rwanda’s biggest and only savanna park…READ MORE

    2 Days Gorilla Safari in Rwanda to tour Gorillas in Volcanoes National Park & Kigali City

    4 Rwanda safari is a Rwanda safari itinerary that takes you on a unique gorilla trekking in Rwanda with the historical Dian Fossey hike in Volcanoes National Park, and Twin Lakes Tour starting and ending at Kigali International Airport. READ MORE

    Rwanda Gorilla tracking Adventure 2 Days

    Your 4 days Rwanda safari is a double gorilla trekking in Rwanda 4 days trip, offering Mountain Gorilla trekking in Rwanda to see them twice. You’ll also visit the beautiful twin lakes, explore the ancient Musanze Caves, and tour Kigali City and the Genocide Museum. READ MORE

    Golden Monkey Tracking Uganda Safari

    This remarkable 4 days Rwanda tour offers gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park and Mount Bisoke hiking adventure, a tour of Kigali City and the Genocide Memorial, plus a variety of optional activities to make the trip your own. READ MORE

    Rwanda Gorilla tracking Tour 4 Days

    Your 4 days safari in Rwanda is a four days safari Rwanda tour that offers you amazing gorilla trekking in Rwanda Volcanoes Park, wildlife trip in Akagera, community village visits, and a Kigali Genocide Memorial tour..READ MORE

    8 Days Uganda Tour, Gorilla Trekking, Chimpanzee Tracking, Wildlife Viewing Tour

    The 4 days safari to Rwanda featuring fabulous Gorilla trekking and Golden monkey tracking in Volcanoes National Park, Musanze caves visit, Lake Kivu beach relaxation, Kigali City & Genocide Memorial Museum tour …READ MORE

    Gorilla Safari in Rwanda; 5 Days

    Your 5 days Rwanda safari is a four nights and five days safari in Rwanda that starts and ends in Kigali offering Gorilla trekking, Golden monkeys, Dian Fossey hike, Musanze Caves, and Twin Lakes walking tours near the park..READ MORE

    5 Days Wildlife & Chimpanzee Safari in Rwanda to Akagera and Nyungwe Forest National Park

    The 5 days Rwanda safari (primates tracking tour) is a perfect affordable Rwanda primates tour that begins and ends in Kigali for those interested in wonderful Gorilla trekking and chimpanzee tracking Rwanda tours..READ MORE

    5 Days Gorilla and Wildlife Safari in Rwanda

    Your exciting 5 days safari in Rwanda is a five days safari to Rwanda, featuring three of Rwanda’s top safari experiences including gorilla trekking, wildlife viewing, and the Kigali city & Genocide Memorial tour.READ MORE

    5 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari

    Your exciting 5 days safari in Rwanda is a five days safari to Rwanda, featuring three of Rwanda’s top safari experiences including gorilla trekking, wildlife viewing, and the Kigali city & Genocide Memorial tour.READ MORE

    Rwanda Safari; 9 Days

    This 6 days Rwanda wildlife safari offers you amazing wildlife, golden monkey tracking, Dian Fossey tomb hike, Musanze Cave exploration, beautiful scenery, Kigali City & Genocide Memorial tour.READ MORE

    6 Days Gorilla and Chimpanzee Safari in Rwanda

    6 days Rwanda tour offers unforgettable experiences of mountain gorilla trekking, chimpanzee tracking, forest canopy walk, Lake Kivu beach tour, Musanze caves exploration, and cultural heritage tours.. READ MORE

    6 Days Safari in Rwanda

    This 6 days safari in Rwanda offers gorilla trekking and golden monkey tracking in Volcanoes National Park, Twin Lakes Tour, Musave Caves walking adventure, community visits, beautiful scenery, and wildlife viewing in Akagera National Park. READ MORE

    6 Days Rwanda Safari

    This 6 days Rwanda safari (primates trekking trip) is a five nights six days safari Rwanda primates tour that starts and ends in Kigali. The 6 days Rwanda safari trip offers you an opportunity to see the best of Rwanda’s primates. READ MORE

    Rwanda Uganda Gorilla Tracking Tour 7 days

    The 7 days Rwanda safari is a great package that combines all of Rwanda’s best highlights, including gorilla trekking, chimpanzee tracking, wildlife viewing, canopy walk, Kigali city & genocide memorial tour, plus more..READ MORE

    7 Days Safari Rwanda Tour

    7 Days Safari Rwanda Tour combines gorilla trekking, chimpanzee tracking, wildlife viewing, canopy walk, Musanze cave walk, cultural tours, and Lake Kivu beach relaxation to form a diverse and exciting journey. READ MORE

    Gorilla Safari in Rwanda; 8 Days

    8 Days Rwanda Safari features gorilla trekking in Rwanda, chimpanzee tracking, canopy walk tour, wildlife game viewing, Lake Kivu boat tour, beach relaxation, cultural heritage tours, and genocide memorial visit.READ MORE

    6 Days Gorilla and Chimpanzee Safari in Rwanda

    8 days Rwanda tour features gorilla trekking in Rwanda Volcanoes National Park, chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe, Mount Karisimbi volcano hiking, Musanze caves walk, Kigali city tour, community tours, and scenery viewing. READ MORE

    Rwanda Safari; 9 Days

    9 days Rwanda safari offers you a variety of exciting activities, including gorilla trekking in Rwanda, golden monkey tracking, chimpanzee tracking, wildlife viewing, Lake Kivu boat tour, community walks, Kigali City tour. READ MORE

    9 Days Rwanda Tour

    9 days Rwanda tour is a wonderful nine days tour in Rwanda, offering you a highlight of all Rwanda safari attractions and activities i.e chimp trekking, and wildlife viewing without doing the pricey Rwanda gorilla trekking tour. READ MORE

    9 Days Safari In Rwanda Vacation Trip

    9 days safari in Rwanda holiday trip. The trip offers you a wide selection of activities including mountain gorilla trekking in Rwanda, chimpanzee tracking, wildlife viewing, Lake Kivu boat tour and relaxation, Dian Fossey tomb hike, cultural tours, and Musanze Cave walk READ MORE

    15 Days Rwanda Safari Tour

    This 10 day in Rwanda safari tour is a relaxed 10 days Rwanda tour, offering you a taste of Rwanda’s most popular attractions and activities such as gorilla trekking in Rwanda, chimpanzee tracking, wildlife viewing, Lake Kivu, Kigali city, community village tours, and so much more!.READ MORE.

    Rwanda Gorilla Safari From Kigali

    10 days Rwanda safari tour is an amazing 10 days Rwanda tour, starting and ending in Kigali. This itinerary is the perfect combination of Rwanda’s highlights, offering you gorilla trekking, chimpanzee tracking, golden monkey tracking, game viewing, Lake Kivu tour, and community tours.READ MORE

    11 Days Gorilla, Chimpanzee and Wildlife Safari in Rwanda

    11 days Rwanda safari is a wonderful 11 days Rwanda tour that offers you the best highlights of a safari to Rwanda i.e Gorilla trekking, Chimpanzee tracking, game viewing, lake Kivu boat, scenery viewing, and community tours, starting from and ending in Kigali.READ MORE

    12 days Safari In Rwanda Tour is a varied and relaxed 11-night/12-day safari in Rwanda, offering a great mix of activities such as gorilla trekking in Rwanda, Chimpanzee tracking, Golden monkey tracking, game viewing, community Rwanda tours, relaxation, and beautiful scenery viewing READ MORE

    Your 12 days Rwanda safari vacation trip is a relaxed 11 nights/12 days Rwanda tour that starts and ends in Kigali. The tour gives you the absolute best of Rwanda’s wealth of wildlife with gorilla trekking, chimpanzee tracking, golden monkey tracking, wildlife viewing, and more! And complements them with volcano hiking, relaxation, and some fascinating cultural and community tours. READ MORE

    This 13 days Rwanda safari tour vacation is a relaxed 12 nights/13 days safari in Rwanda tour that offers gorilla trekking in Rwanda, chimpanzee and golden monkey tracking, canopy walk, game viewing, volcano hiking, cultural tours, and community visits. Your 13 days Safari in Rwanda tour begins with a tour of Kigali, Africa’s greenest and cleanest capital. READ MORE

    This 14 Days Rwanda Safari Tour Vacation Trip is a 13 nights/14 days Rwanda tour that allows you to travel at a relaxed pace and take in all the best highlights of Rwanda:- gorilla trekking, Chimpanzee tracking, Golden monkey tracking, wildlife viewing, volcano hiking, community and cultural tours, scenery viewing. READ MORE

    Your 15 Days Rwanda Safari Tour Trip is a Rwanda tour offering Gorilla trekking, Chimpanzee tracking, and Wildlife viewing Culture & Community tours, Bisoke hike, etc. Starting and ending in Kigali, this 15 days safari in Rwanda tour, will offer you time to relax, and learn about Rwanda’s history and culture, and stunning landscapes,.READ MORE

    11 Days Gorilla, Chimpanzee and Wildlife Safari in Rwanda

    Your 16 days Rwanda safari tour is a relaxed 15 nights/16 days Rwanda tour, offering you a variety of amazing experiences, including mountain gorilla trekking, golden monkey tracking, chimpanzee tracking, Rwanda wildlife safari, community tours, Mount Bisoke hike, Lake Kivu tour, Kigali city tour.READ MORE

    Rwanda Safari National Game Parks – Rwanda Safari Tour Destinations | Rwanda Safari Parks

    National Parks of Rwanda have threatened ecosystems and wildlife reserves found in Rwanda in east-central Africa which has attracted many safaris in Rwanda. This is because of the effect of the genocide where National Parks were used as hiding places. Find More about Rwanda Safari Parks

    Nyunwe Forest National Park
    Nyunwe Forest National Park

    Nyunwge Forest National Park

    Located to the southwest of Rwanda, the Nyungwe Forest National Park is close to the border of Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo in the south and the west respectively. It is recorded to be among the ancient African forests that are noted to have survived the last ice age. Nyungwe Forest is among the largest montane forest in the East of Africa and is considered to be the well-conserved forest in the entire highlands of Central Africa. Read More about Nyunwe Forest National park

    Akagera National Park
    Akagera National Park

    Akagera National Park

    Rwanda’s Akagera National Park located to the east of the country with views of the plains of Tanzania stretches over a geographical size of 1122 km2 and it is being managed under the arrangement of public-private partnership arrangement of the Rwanda Development Board and the African Parks from 2010.. Read More about Akagera National park

    Volcanoes National Park
    Volcanoes National Park

    Volcanoes National Park

    The Volcanoes National Park is an English of the former French naming the Parc Nationale des Volcanos which is positioned to the northwest of Rwanda sheltering the Rwandan section of the entire Virunga Volcanoes that comprise eight (8) mountains shared by Rwanda along with adjacent countries of Uganda and DR Congo.. Read More about Volcanoes National park

    Kigali city Rwanda
    Kigali city Rwanda

    Kigali City Rwanda

    Kigali city is known as the largest in Rwanda and the main capital with a count of more than one (1) million people as of 2012. Kigali is recorded to be the main economic, political and social hub of Rwanda since her independence in 1962. The city shelters, the Presidential offices, and residences along with a range of government ministries make it a center of power in Rwanda. Read More about Kigali City Rwanda

    Rwanda Location on Google Maps

    Rwanda Safari Attractions

    Time in Rwanda while Planning a Safari to Rwanda

    Rwanda has no time difference that is posed by the summer and winter months. What should be noted that the destination Rwanda is two (2) hours ahead of GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) also known as the Prime Meridian. Read More about Planning a Safari to Rwanda

    Which Currency to expect in Rwanda during Rwanda safaris

    Rwanda uses Rwandan Franc abbreviated as RWF and it can be got at the Airport on arrival by exchange any foreign currency that you might have carried along with you or in any other foreign exchange bureaus in Kigali city. Find More Information about Rwanda

    Rwanda’s International Dialing Code – while code to put while making a call to reserve your safari in Rwanda

    +250 is the Rwanda’s International Dialing Code and this is flowed by the respective number that you want to contact. If you are interested in making a call from Rwanda to the outside world, you can dial 001 for the USA or 0044 for the UK. Telephoning can be made using the Rwandatel which is the largest Telecommunication Company in Rwanda. Know More about Rwanda

    Food in Rwanda – What Food to Expect during a Rwanda Safari

    Rwandan food

    Rwandan food

    The Rwandan food differs from the ordinary to good. The Belgian-inspired cuisine and fresh fruit are commonly good. It should also be noted that Rwanda maintains a considerable hygiene standards though variability in results. The local Rwandese cuisine features sweet potatoes, beans, corn, peas, millet, fresh fruit, such as Ovacadoes, Papayas and mangoes. The combination of Corn and Cassava locally named Umutsima, the combination of Cassava Plant leaves with spinach and eggplant named isombe and fried plantains named mizuzu are noted to be the poplar traditional dishes of Rwanda. The drinks include; local beer and a locally sorghum brewed beer named ikigage. More Information about Rwanda

    Travelling in Rwanda – Accessing various Rwanda Safari Sites

    Self drive car hire in Rwanda

    Self drive car hire in Rwanda

    In Rwanda, if you have a 4WD Vehicle whether you intend to do a self-drive or take a driver, you can traverse the whole of it. The hilly landscapes at times present road sections that make the 4WD drive ideal. It should also be noted that most of the main routes in Rwanda are tarmacked but the road network in more rural areas tend not be tarmacked and are at times in poor condition. It would be more ideal to take a local driver who is well conversant the landscapes if you are visiting for the first time. Find More about Travelling in Rwanda

    Where to go for a Rwanda Safaris – Rwanda Safari Destinations 

    A Rwanda Safari is carried out in her national parks including Volcanoes National Park famous for Rwanda gorilla tours, Golden monkey tracking in Rwanda, Bisoke hike & Dian Fossey hike. Akagera National Park is known for Rwanda wildlife safaris and then, Nyugwe National Park for Chimpanzee trekking in safaris in Rwanda, adventure canopy walks, and Colobus Monkey tracking among others.

    Besides the Rwanda National Parks, other places of interest in Rwanda include; the last Royal Palace of Rwandan Monarch at Nyanza, the National Museum of Rwanda in Butare with over 100,000 artifacts, the dark places associated with the 1994 Rwandan genocide including the Kigali Genocide Memorial at Gisozi, Murambi genocide site, Nyamata genocide memorial among others.

    Kigali City apparently among the best cities on the African continent is also a destination of its own for your Rwanda tours.

    When to go for a Rwanda Safari / Best time to go for Safari in Rwanda

    June to Mid-September, there is the best time to visit Rwanda because it is usually a dry season. Rwanda features an impressive tropical highland climate it is important to note that weather has an effect on the best visiting time for Rwanda Safari among other factors.

    Rwanda lying in the south of the Equator enjoys high altitude and features considerable rainfall amounts. The temperatures differ largely between the locations motivated by altitude though little from month to month in one place. In Rwanda’s capital Kigali, the mean temperature for the day is around 21°C.

    Rwanda features extended rain seasons from March to May and in these months, the rain is heavy and considerable persistent. From the months of June to Mid-September, there is a considerable dry season which makes it an ideal time for undertaking a safari in Rwanda.

    From the Months of October to November, Rwanda is marked by a shorter rainy season which is later followed by a dry season from December to February.  Just to note that with climate change, these seasons can at times be affected. In Rwanda, it can be noted that there is usually light cloud cover in both rain and dry season which helps in moderating temperatures and also brings along light rain showers occasionally.

    The dry seasons offer a good time for Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda as the forest trails won’t be slippery and muddy. However, Chimpanzee trekking in Rwanda is better done in the rainy seasons as there is plenty of food and Chimpanzees do not move to distant places.

    Major Rwanda Safari Categories/types.

    Rwanda gorilla safaris to Volcanoes National Park have for long been the most popular safari category in Rwanda but with the increment in the Gorilla permit price to $1500pp, the other categories like Rwanda Chimpanzee trekking safari to Nyungwe National Park or Rwanda Wildlife Safari to Akagera National Park have received considerable attention. The Rwanda cultural tours & Rwanda historical tours also form part of the Rwanda Safari product.

    Rwanda Safari Accommodation / Rwanda Safari Lodges & Hotels

    Rwanda safari lodges or accommodation depends on the class of your Rwanda safari category out of Budget, Midrange & Luxury. The standard of lodges might differ from various destinations depending on how many properties are in place.

    Luxury safari lodges in Rwanda/midrange hotels in Rwanda include; Protea by Marriot, Serena Hotel, Radisson Blue & Hotel Mille Colline in Kigali, One & Only Nyungwe House in Nyungwe National Park, Magashi Camp & Ruzizi Tented Camp in Akagera National Park, Serena Resort at Lake Kivu, Bisate Lodge, Sabyinyo Silverback, Virunga Lodge and Singita Kwitonda Lodge in Volcanoes National Park.

    The Rwanda midrange safari lodges/ midrange hotels in Rwanda include; Hotel Chezlando in Kigali, Nyungwe Hill Top View Hotel in Nyungwe National Park, Akagera Game Lodge in Akagera National Park, Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge & Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge in Volcanoes National Park, Cormoran Lodge in Kibuye and Paradis Resort at Lake Kivu.

    Rwanda budget safari lodges/ budget hotels in Rwanda include; Gisakura Guesthouse in Nyungwe National Park, Dereva Hotel close to Akagera National Park, Hotel Paradis Malahide at Lake Kivu, and Muhabura Hotel in Volcanoes National Park.

    Safari Cost for Rwanda Safari

    The Cost for Rwanda safari tours is determined basically by the safari category that you are undertaking, the number of days to spend on safari in Rwanda, the accommodation category that you intend to sleep in while on the Rwanda tour, and the type of Safari vehicle to be used.

    The Rwanda Gorilla Safari would, of course, involve purchasing a gorilla permit currently sold at $1500 per person while the Chimpanzee trekking safari in Rwanda would involve purchasing the Chimpanzee permit currently sold at $90 per person while the Rwanda wildlife safari to Akagera National Park involves budgeting for park entrance fees currently at $40pp, park ranger guide fees of $40 for a full day and then other activity fees like a boat cruise on Lake Ihema.

    We, at Prime Safaris & Tours Ltd, will be more than excited to customize a safari package that suits your interests and budget.

    Rwanda Visa Policy/ What to know about the Visa policy for Rwanda For Safaris

    Every Rwanda safari undertaker is required by the government of Rwanda to purchase a Rwanda Visa apart from those that hail from countries that are Visa exempt. Nationals from all countries that are not visa-exempt can obtain the Rwanda Single entry Visa upon arrival at Kigali International Airport or its major land borders valid for 30 days upon payment of $30pp.

    The Rwanda Visa can as well be applied online via the Immigration portal or through the Rwandan diplomatic mission in your country.  One should have a minimum of a 6-month valid passport and a blank page where the visa stamp can be put.

    The nationals of the following countries are Rwanda visa-exempt for 90 days period; Angola, Benin, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Guinea, Haiti, Indonesia, Kenya, Mauritius, Philippines, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Sao Tome & Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Singapore, South Sudan, Tanzania & Uganda.

    Holders of diplomatic passports from the following countries are Rwanda Visa-exempt; Djibouti, China, Ethiopia, India, Gabon, Israel, Mozambique, Morocco, Namibia, United Arab Emirates, and Turkey.

    Time in Rwanda while planning a safari to Rwanda/ what is the time in Rwanda?

    The destination Rwanda is GMT +2 thus 1 hour behind neighboring Uganda. This is very helpful to know especially if doing a combined Uganda Rwanda Safari. Uganda is GMT+3.  Travelers on safari in Rwanda ought to know that Rwanda doesn’t have timing differences resulting from the summer and winter months.

    Which Currency to expect in Rwanda during Your Rwanda safaris

    Rwandan Franc (RWF) is the official currency of Rwanda and it’s available at all Forex Bureaus in the country and all entry points including Kigali International Airport and land borders. However, other international currencies like US Dollars, Euros, and British Pound are accepted at major hotels or shopping centers in Rwanda.

    Rwanda’s International Dialling Code – while code to put while making a call to reserve your safari in Rwanda

    Rwanda International Dialling Code is +250 and then, you put the number that you intend to call eliminating the 0 digits at the start of the number itself.

    How to get a local Rwandan Sim Card on Rwanda Safari

    It is possible to get a local sim card while arriving for a tour in Rwanda. Look out for Telecom company shops at Kigali International Airport or Kigali city itself and request to purchase the local sim card. Telecom company options include MTN Rwanda, Airtel Rwanda, and TIGO.  The passport and the Hotel reservation are required. The line costs $1 to $2 and the process takes about 30 minutes.

    Food in Rwanda – what food to expect on Rwanda safari

    Rwandan food varies from ordinary to good. It is the Belgian-inspired cuisine along with fresh fruit that is mostly good. Rwanda observes high hygienic standards, no wonder, her capital Kigali is the cleanest city in the whole of Africa.

    The local food that you can taste during Rwanda safaris mainly includes; sweet potatoes, corn, beans, millet, peas, and fresh fruit such as Ovacadoes, mangoes, and Papayas. The local/traditional Rwandan food combinations include; Umutsima – a mixture of Corn ad Cassava, Isombe – a mixture of Cassava plant leaves with eggplant and Spinach and then Mizuzu got from fried plantain. 

    While on Rwanda tours, you can also explore the Ikigage – a local beer brewed out of Sorghum. Rwanda also has the finest factory-produced beers and the common ones are; Primus, Skol & Murtzig. Of course, International wine brands are also present in Rwanda.

    Traveling in Rwanda while on Rwanda Safaris & Tour

    4X4 Vehicle is recommended in Rwanda due to the nature of the terrain. Rwanda is a hilly country but the road network from the capital city Kigali to various regional towns which are also close to Rwanda tour destinations like Volcanoes NP, Nyungwe NP & Akagera NP is tarmacked and in good condition. Roads inside National Parks are not paved and can be rocky like the case of Volcanoes or compromised by heavy rains like the case of Akagera NP. It is always recommended to go with a local driver who understands the roads better and the respective speed limits. Driving in Rwanda is on the right-hand side and the speed limit ranges from 40 to 80km/hr.

    Language in Rwanda – what language to expect while on Rwanda Safari?

    The dominant language spoken in Rwanda is Kinyarwanda since Rwanda is a homogeneous nation. French is also majorly used followed by English and Kiswahili.

    Vaccinations required for Rwanda Safari/ Is Yellow Fever Vaccination mandatory for travel to Rwanda? Mandatory Vaccinations for Rwanda and Recommended Vaccinations for those who want to go for Rwanda Safaris.

    Yellow Fever vaccination is mandatory for travelers coming from countries with a risk of yellow fever transmission or a country with an active yellow fever outbreak.  Below are countries with a risk of Yellow Fever transmission;

    In Africa; Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sudan, Togo, Uganda.

    In the Americas; Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela.

    The Yellow Fever Certificate becomes active 10 days from the date of Vaccination. This means that you need to have taken it at least 10 days before you arrive for a safari in Rwanda.

    Recommended Vaccines for travel in Rwanda include; Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Typhoid, Rabies, Malaria, and Meningitis. Out of these, the anti-malarial tablets are the ones that are commonly given consideration.

    Rwanda’s Historical past in brief;

    The land of a thousand hills is a popular slogan that she derives from her rolling hills, the destination Rwandan was traditionally a monarch like most of the African societies.  A homogeneous nation with three tribal groups, the hereditary Kingship was from the Tutsi and palace of the last two Kings of Rwanda; King Musinga and his son King Rudahigwa still thrive at Nyanza to the south of Kigali. The other tribes included the Bahutu and the Batwa who all lived together in harmony complementing each other as they did different things; the Tustin were pastoralists, the Hutu were cultivators and the Batwa were good at pottery.

    With the coming of Colonialists and the use of the divide and rule policy, the Belgians stratified the society according to these tribal groups and used the local leaders in this case were the Tutsi to administer and implement the colonial practices which included forced labor. This, in turn, created strong divisions among the Rwandans which later culminated in the Rwandan Revolution of 1959 which saw many Tutsis go into exile. The exiled Rwandese who were majorly Tutsis made several attempts to return home but would always be repulsed by the Hutu regime that was in power until 1990 when a strong force of Rwanda Patriotic Front made an invasion and this civil war resulted in the bloody ethnic conflict in Rwanda that led to the death of over 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus.

    Following this unfortunate incident, it’s surprising how the Rwandan society has recovered to build one of the fastest-growing economies on the continent and made it all possible to build social cohesion among the citizens.  This history forms part of the Rwanda tour product and sites of reference still exist as living testimony of what transpired in Rwanda’s past.

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