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.

Recommended Rwanda itineraries

Whatever your specific interests, budget or travel dates, we will put together an unforgettable trip of a lifetime for you. The itineraries that you will find here are based on recent trips that our clients have taken to Rwanda. But the options are limitless so if you do not find something to whet your appetite here, get in touch with us and one of our country specialists will design something just for you.

Just Gorillas!

  • Gorilla Trekking in Uganda
  • Starts and ends in Rwanda

Gorillas & Golden Monkeys

  • Kigali City Tour
  • Gorilla Trekking
  • Golden Monkey Trekking

Best of Both Countries

  • Gorilla Trekking (Uganda)
  • Golden Monkey Trek (Rwanda)
  • Kigali City Tour
  • Cultural Visits

Gorilla Habituation Trek

  • 4 Hour Gorilla Habituation Trek in Uganda
  • Kigali City Tour

Gorillas & Golden Monkeys

    • Gorilla Trekking
    • Golden Monkey Trekking
    • Super Deluxe eco-lodge
    • Unique eco-tourism activities
***SUPER DELUXE LODGE***

Double Trekker

  • 2 x Gorilla Treks in Uganda
  • Private Canoe Excursion
  • Scenic Hiking (optional)
  • Kigali City Tour

Gorillas & Lakes

  • Gorilla Trekking
  • Golden Monkey Trekking
  • Lake Kivu
  • Kigali City Tour (full day)

Perfect Primates

  • Kigali City Tour
  • Golden Monkey Trekking in Rwanda
  • Gorilla Trekking in Uganda
  • Chimpanzee Trekking in Uganda

Akagera & Apes

  • Akagera National Park
  • Safari Boat Cruise & Game Drives
  • Gorilla Trekking
  • Golden Monkey Trekking
***SAVE 30% ON GORILLA PERMITS IN LOW SEASON***

Gorillas, Monkeys & Chimps

  • Gorilla Trekking
  • Golden Monkey Trekking
  • Lake Kivu
  • Chimpanzaa Trekking
  • Tree Top Canopy Walk

Gorillas, Lake Kivu & Akagera

  • Gorilla Trekking
  • Visit Lake Kivu
  • Kigali City & Cultural Tour
  • Akagera National Park

Gorillas & Migration

  • Kigali City Tour
  • Gorilla Trekking
  • Serengeti National Park
  • Great Wildebeest Migration

Gorillas & Tanzania Safari

  • Gorilla Trekking
  • Community Guided Walk
  • Direct flight into the Serengeti
  • Central Serengeti (seasonal migration viewing)

Discover Rwanda

  • Game drives in Akagera NP
  • Gorillas & Golden Monkey Trekking
  • Visit Lake Kivu
  • Chimp & Colobus Monkey Trekking

Ultimate Rwanda

  • Akagera National Park
  • Nyungwe National Park
  • Gorilla Trekking
  • Golden Monkey Trekking
***SUPER DELUXE LODGES***

Gorillas, Crater & Migration

  • Kigali City Tour
  • Gorilla Trekking (Rwanda)
  • Lake Manyara National Park
  • Ngorongoro Crater
  • Serengeti National Park
  • Includes a free night on safari
***SPECIAL OFFER***

Gorillas & Southern Tanzania

  • Gorilla Trekking
  • Golden Monkey Trekking
  • Ruaha National Park
  • Game Drives & Walking Safaris
***SPECIAL OFFER***

Ultimate Apes Safari

  • Kigali City Tour
  • Golden Monkey Trek (Rwanda)
  • Gorilla Trek (Uganda)
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Chimpanzee Trekking
  • Murchison Falls & Ziwa Rhinos

Popular places to visit in Rwanda

Whatever your specific interests, budget or travel dates, we will put together an unforgettable trip of a lifetime for you. The itineraries that you will find here are recent trips that our clients have taken to either Rwanda or Uganda (sometimes both!). But the options are limitless so if you do not find something to whet your appetite here, get in touch with us and one of our country specialists will design something just for you.

Situated in the north-east of Rwanda, this 1200km² park is one of the most scenic to be found in Africa. It is also one of the oldest, having been established in 1934.

Lake Kivu is the largest body of water found in Rwanda. Kivu, derived from the Bantu word meaning lake, covers 2700km² and at points is close to 500m deep!

The Nyungwe Forest National Park is located in the south-west corner of Rwanda. Nyungwe is one of the oldest forests in Africa, even surviving the ice age.

A haven for mountain gorillas in the region, the Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda is also home to five volcanoes that form part of the nearby Virunga Mountains.