Rwanda: land of a thousand hills
With rolling farmlands, a vibrant patchwork of colors and lush forested mountains, Rwanda is often referred to as the ‘Land of a Thousand Hills’. Despite its troubled past, the country is home to the most welcoming people you might ever encounter. For many visitors, trekking the magnificent mountain gorillas in the Volcanoes National Park is the wildlife experience of a lifetime and a short gorilla trek combines perfectly with a safari in Uganda, Tanzania or Kenya.
There are direct flights running between Nairobi and Kigali daily and you can be at your wonderful lodge overlooking the Virungas within 3 hours by private road transfer. Rwanda is a country rich in history and culture and whether you take a tour of Kigali city and Genocide museums, the lakes and waterfalls, soak in the spectacular beach and shoreline of Lake Kivu, or marvel at the prolific numbers of bird species in Nyungwe Forest, you will be delighted to discover that the scenery here is as diverse as its history and a visit will inspire and amaze you in every aspect.
The Gorilla Safari Company is rated ‘Excellent‘ on Trustpilot by 95% of our clients
We had an incredible trip to Africa thanks to The Gorilla Safari Company. From the moment we arrived in Kigali to the moment we left for home from Kilimanjaro, every detail had been planned and they were all executed to perfection.
There was always a driver waiting (or available) and they were all friendly and professional and helpful. All transfers between hotels went smoothly and the hotels that Gorilla picked for us were all excellent. All of the people that we met along the way were incredibly friendly and sincere and made us feel comfortable in an unknown environment. We would definitely use The Gorilla Safari Company again.
My trip to Uganda was a one of a kind experience. My favourite part was the gorilla trek and observing all the incredible wildlife. The Ugandans are a lovely people that are kind and friendly. The guides and drivers were exceptional and made the group feel at home. I highly recommend this tour if you plan to go on an African vacation
Third trip using the team at Gorilla Safari Co. Always a pleasure working with then. Amazing safaris in Namibia and Botswana. A life time of memories.
The team at Gorilla Safari Company was amazing. They stuck with me from 2020 pre-COVID through our once in a lifetime trip to Uganda in August 2022.
From having us met at the airport, to the recommendations for each of the accommodations, all of the air travel, excursions, and the permitting we felt safe, well cared for, and able to enjoy a lengthy itinerary with every detail covered. I can not thank them enough or refer them enough other travellers. You will not be disappointed!
The trip to Rwanda was awesome! The accommodations were great especially the Bwindi Lodge. The atmosphere there and the employees were so nice. the gorillas were unbelievable. I trekked with the help of the porters. They were definitely worth their weight in gold!
Tanzania was also a grand experience. I loved the Ilbouru Lodge...The food there was excellent and the gift shop quite reasonable. Willy, our fearless driver was so personable and caring. Loved him. He really knew his animals and went the extra mile to seek them out.
It was totally AMAZING! I thought the silverback was going to be the star of the show but there was a young, clumsy baby that was totally hilarious.
Ride 4 Woman is also a very special place, and I feel privileged to have stayed there. What a cool mission, and the staff there could not have done a better job taking care of us.
Thank you again for all your hard work!
Wow! Is about all I can say at this moment. It was truly a well planned and amazing trip.
The guides and drivers were all fantastic. The accommodations were beautiful. We felt well taken care of and everything went as planned.
Thank you for your help and we will certainly be recommending The Gorilla Safari Company to others.
LOVED the whole trip!
I did the Nyamirambo women’s centre guided walk and cooked lunch along with one of the ladies at her house and that was fascinating.
Magashi has a very special feel and fabulous guides that are professional with great ideas to suit my interests. I was very impressed.
Every single transfer went like clock work. Even the Kazangula border crossing which involves leaving one guide, taking an unaccompanied boat ride and then meeting the guide the other side was all very seamless and straightforward.
We felt very informed due to the information documents supplied pre-departure. We will definitely use the Gorilla Safari Company again.
This was the most relaxing trip knowing all reservations and details were taken care of. No worries at all.
Donna and Amanda were excellent in answering all questions on a very timely manner. Very helpful people helping us out all trip. Excellent Co. You can put your trust in that they want you to have the easiest and best one of a lifetime trip.
A true once in a lifetime experience seeing the gorillas. Donna organized a great trip to Rwanda and it exceeded all my expectations.
Highly recommend making the trip and using The Gorilla Safari Company to help organize it.
Gorilla Safari Company put together my short trip to Rwanda. Everything was perfectly organized from start to finish. I was particularly impressed (since not expected) with the personalized and superb arrival service - a gentleman was waiting for me at the bus drop, taking me to the lounge, completing all arrival formalities while I had coffee and croissant, before whisking me through immigration and security in a heartbeat.
I felt very well cared for and looked after throughout the entire trip. Thank you to Jill and Amanda for contributing to a memorable and out of this world experience.