Remarkable Rwanda - famous for the silverback mountain gorillas that have captured the world’s imagination since Dian Fossey came to study the mountain gorilla families in the 1970s.
But that’s not all this beautiful country has to offer. Rwanda is a largely undiscovered Eden, she promises unrivalled biodiversity, dramatic mountains and volcanos, some of the oldest and most precious rainforests on earth, a glittering skein of lakes, rivers and waterfalls and three stunning national parks. As to wildlife, Rwanda boats of 13 species of primates (25% of Africa’s total), and a remarkable 670 species of birds, many of which are globally endangered.
At Gorillas and Wildlife Safaris we can guide you through the best safari destinations in Rwanda on our Rwanda safaris. Our tours in Rwanda are packaged in a form of gorilla trekking safaris, mountain gorilla safari packages, tracking primates, chimpanzee tours in Nyungwe Forest, and game safaris to Akagera National Park. We book gorilla trek safari permits for tourists and international tour agents wishing to take safaris in Rwanda.
We do arrange cultural tours and safaris in Rwanda. Our tour guides know well all the sites of tourism interest in Rwanda including the Rwanda Genocide Museum, Dian Fossey’s grave, community village tours, Rwanda Museum, city tours etc.
Although Rwanda's natural history is amazing, Rwanda's gorilla safaris are not the only aspect of the country that you'll remember. In 1994, Rwanda's bloody civil war spilled across the world's headlines, known almost universally as 'the genocide'.
Now, ten years after Rwanda's genocide, the country is peaceful. Its democratic government promotes harmony, not strife, and people look forward with optimism. Many are keen to tell of their past, keen to tell the world what happened, and to guard against it ever happening again.
Safaris in Rwanda
Rwanda's facilities and hotels are sometimes basic; service and food can be poor, as many staff are new to tourism. It's not a place to drive yourself, but we have a team of capable driver/guides who can take you on a safari in your own 4WD, so you control the pace and the schedule each day.
To glimpse the heart of contemporary Africa, for some wonderful wildlife viewing and a thought-provoking holiday, a safari Rwanda can be fascinating.
Rwanda’s Most Visited National Parks and Sites
But aside from Rwanda's gorillas, a holiday in Rwanda could include the primates in the forests of Nyungwe; the country's magnificent scenery; Akagera National Park's more conventional African wildlife; and the beautiful shore of Lake Kivu. Travel in Rwanda is very easy and we'll arrange a 4WD and driver/guide for your safari.
For an alternative reason – Rwanda's past – see towards the bottom of this page for our thoughts; and rest assured that anyone from the country would urge you to come to Rwanda on holiday. Meanwhile, if you're thinking of a safari in Rwanda, the main areas to consider are: