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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Rwanda activities

$60 Classes & Workshops

Traditional Drumming and Dancing Class in Rwanda

Arrive 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.

$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

DAY 1:Transfer To Kibale Forest National Park 5 Days Chimpanzee & Gorilla Trekking Safari is one the main luxury trips organised by gorilla safaris Uganda. A tour agent/guide from GS Uganda Limited will pick you up from the hotel or guesthouse of your choice and leave for Kibale Forest arrive in the afternoon.Driving time: is 6,5 hoursDAY 2:Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest At 8.00am we will start with 4 hours chimp tracking – during which you may also get to see 10 other primates Kibale park is also known for all the butterflies and birds. In the afternoon we will walk through Bigodi Swamp (home to a community based project).Accommodation: Kibale Forest Camp (self-contained tents) or Chimpanzee Guesthouse/Bandas (self-contained Banda’s) – Both outside the forest) Luxury Tour: Ndali Lodge or Primate Lodge KibaleDAY 3:Transfer to Kisoro Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park Early in the morning we will leave for Kisoro. We will cross Kazinga Channel, traveling through Queen Elizabeth Park, and reach Kabale in time for lunch. From Kabale we will continue through a beautiful landscape also defined as the “Switzerland of Africa”: mountains, lakes, hills with cultivated terraces, tropical rain forest and bamboo forest. On the last hill the landscape unfolds beneath us, taking in the vast planes between Uganda, Rwanda and Congo, with the Virunga volcanoes dominating the view. At the bottom of the valley is Kisoro, where we will stay at the famous Travelers Rest Hotel.Driving time: ± 8 hoursDAY 4:Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park The day of gorilla tracking, you will travel by car from Travelers Rest Hotel in Kisoro to Nkuringo, in the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park (1hr). Once there you will first receive a briefing (7.45am) and at 8.30am you will start the tracking. Once you have found the gorillas, you will be able to spend up to one hour with them! You will be expected back to the starting point by 7.00pm at the latest. physically conditioned peoples are recommended.Accommodation: Travellers Rest Hotel Kisoro Luxury Tour: Travellers Rest Hotel Kisoro (Suite Room)DAY 5:Transfer to Kampala Early in the morning after breakfast you will travel back to Kampala. On the way back to the city you will have lunch in Mbarara town, and after Masaka there will be an opportunity to a stop at the Equator for photo shoots and buying souvenirs and have tea or coffee.We will then bring you back to Kampala or Entebbe for your flight back home and marks the end of the Safari Tour.

$310 Outdoor Activities

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.