Welcome to Rwanda

Sure, Rwanda's name may evoke memories of the horrific genocide that brutalised this country in 1994, but it's all over and the country has embraced a promising and dynamic future. Rwanda remains stable, tourism is once again a key contributor to the economy, and you'll feel absolutely welcome.

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$60 Classes & Workshops

Traditional Drumming and Dancing Class

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Azizi Life Experiences, Muhanga, Southern ProvinceArrive at the office before being introduced to the history of dancing in Rwanda and the reasons behind imitating cows’ movements. There will be welcoming songs and drumming to make you feel welcome. You will then have a demonstration and coaching from experts dancers, learning about the practices guided by experts. Here you will be taught how to move your feet, arms, the whole body. You will have short breaks and ask as many questions you have.You will then combine all your new moves into a short traditional dance. Then you can have go at the drumming and you are free to dance! Finally, there will be a chance to shop for gifts and souvenirs store. There is a wide range of high quality handicrafts for sale, including those made by the artisans you visited.Duration: 3 hours

$2990 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3-Day Rwanda Gorilla Safari

Day 1: (L, D)Arrive at Kigali Airport where you will be welcomed by a Nkuringo Walking Safaris representative and transferred to your accommodation. You will have lunch in the capital city before proceeding to the most beautiful national park in the country: Volcanoes National Park. You will explore bamboo forests, open grassland and swamps. You will head to the lodge for Dinner and overnight at (Budget Option: Kinigi Guest House). Day 2: Gorilla tracking. 2-5 hrs trekking (B, L, D) Today you will have the opportunity to spend some time with the endangered mountain gorillas. You will take a beautiful hike through the green landscape and hills of the Virunga Volcanoes. Spend a magical hour with these amazing creatures while your guide talks about the family and their behavior. Return to the lodge in the early afternoon to relax and enjoy the breathtaking view, dinner and overnight. (Budget Option: - Kinigi Guest House).Day 3: Parc National des Volcanoes – Kigali – DepartureHave a relaxing breakfast and enjoy the beautiful scenery one more time before you head back to Kigali with a packed lunch. In the afternoon, you will enjoy a guided city tour and visit some interesting, historical sites, including the Kigali Memorial Center.Depending on the time of your international flight you will be dropped at Kigali International Airport.*For a fee, you can upgrade to either a mid-range option (Mountain Gorilla View Lodge), or a Luxury option (Volcanoes Virunga Lodge) (inclusive of local beverages and laundry service).

$550 Day Trips & Excursions

1-Day Akagera National Park safari

Today early morning we leave Kigali at about 6 am for a day trip to Akagera national park, which is about 3 hours away from Kigali. Akagera national park is majorly a Savannah park with Elephants, Zebras, Giraffes, Buffaloes, and recently introduced Lions. We shall take a game drive in search of these mammals. The game drive can last about 4 hours depending on the animal sightings and interest.Have lunch at Akagera game lodge or a picnic lunch in case you packed before your last game drive on your way out of the park arriving in Kigali later that evening.

$100 Tours & Sightseeing

Kigali City Tour

Your tour starts at 9:30am (details provided in confirmation email) for an introduction. From there you will head off to the city for a great day of sightseeing. Travel through Nyamirambo to the top of of Mt. Kigali for views of the city and the countryside; sip milk at a milk bar; visit a market where you'll taste fruits; go to a public art walk led by a local artist; refuel with a great Rwandan lunch; stop for the best coffee around; travel by water taxi and more! Your tour ends at 3:30pm with a drop off at the Genocide Memorial. Our driver will wait and drop you off at your hotel after the visit. This tour includes: Transportation by private vehicle for the day and drop off at the end of the tour (pickup not included), entrance fees, lunch and coffee. 

$2491 Day Trips & Excursions

5 days gorillas and chimpanzee tracking

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Bwindi Inpenetrable Forest, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Western RegionYou will visit Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for mountain gorilla tracking and Kibale National Park for Chimpanzee tracking and 11 other primates. You drive through Queen Elizabeth National Park on your transfers.Duration: 5 hours

$310 Multi-day & Extended Tours

2 days Akagera National Camping Safari

Your guide for the trip will collect you from your accommodation the previous night, enjoy a scenic drive to the park which will take you approximate 3 hrs to the park entrance. The drive is relatively short compared to the other destination. Dominated by lakes, swamps and marshland, the Akagera National park boasts a huge compliment of nature and wildlife that cannot be found elsewhere in the country. We will have picnic lunch en route. Once in the park we go for the game drive by visiting the giraffe valley. Akagera NP allows you not only to visit this beautiful Park but also its astonishing views over Lake Ihema.