RWANDA SAFARIS AND TOURS, FROM KIGALI – Gorilla Tours; Chimpanzee Safaris; Cultural Tours; Visit to Kigali City, Nyungwe Forest, Volcanoes Gorilla Park, Akagera Park in Rwanda


Rwanda is a small country in the heart of Africa, with a total area of about 26,338 sq km, slightly smaller than Maryland State in the USA. It is about 10 times smaller than Uganda. It is bordered by Uganda in the North, DR Congo in the West, Burundi in the South and Tanzania in the East. To the outside world, Rwanda is known for the genocide of 1994, but it has recovered from those years of turmoil that characterised the nation in the period 1950-1994. Today, under the leadership of President Paul Kagame, Rwanda is peaceful, prosperous and inviting. The country has three (3) national parks – Nyungwe Forest Park known for its large size and a vast army of chimps and monkeys; Akagera National park for game, including zebra, giraffe, antelope, buffalo; and Parc Nationale des Volcans where Dian Fossey  dedicated her life researching the celebrated gorillas.


Departure dates: Four (4) of our tours above are run on scheduled basis every month. Others can be done privately, to run as and when clients wish to take them.

RWANDA GORILLA TOUR VRW1: Gorillas Express (3 days) departs every Friday.

RWANDA GORILLA TOUR VRW5: Gorillas, Chimps and Birds in Rwanda tour (7 Days)

RWANDA GORILLA TOUR VRW6: Gorillas, Chimps and Birds in Rwanda and Uganda (12 Days)

RWANDA GORILLA TOUR VRW7: Jewels of Rwanda (12 days)


Scheduled tours operate on a minimum of 2 people and maximum of 7 persons, except where specified.

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Rwanda Gorilla Tour VRW2: Gorillas in Rwanda (4 days)

Rwanda Gorilla Tour VRW3 – Gorillas in Rwanda and Uganda or Congo (8 days)

Rwanda Chimpanzee Tour VRW4: Chimps in Rwanda (5 days)

Rwanda Gorilla Tour VRW8: Gorillas and Culture in Rwanda (10 days)

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Itineraries that include a visit to the gorillas are subject to availability of permits at time of booking. Unless otherwise stated, only one gorilla permit is included in the safari cost; the other tracking(s) require a supplement to be paid at time of booking.

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Departures for itineraries that include a visit to the gorillas are subject to availability of permits at time of booking. Gorilla permits are in high demand and need to be booked and paid in advance! Book your gorilla safari accordingly and avoid disappointment!

LEVEL OF SERVICE: Standard accommodations. Generally our tour prices are based on mid-range accommodations. Where a client wishes to stay in low-budget places or top of the range facilities, please inform us at time of booking so that we book the accommodations of your preference and amend tour prices for you accordingly.

Key to Itineraries:

O/N: Overnight
FB Accommodation on Full Board basis. All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) are included in the safari cost.
HB Accommodation on Half Board basis. One meal (either lunch or dinner) as well as breakfast are included in the safari cost.
BB Accommodation on Bed & Breakfast basis. Only breakfast is included in the safari cost at the stated property.
B Accommodation on Bed Only basis. All meals at the stated property are not included in the safari cost. To be paid for directly by the client.

Click for a short descriptions of all hotels, lodges and camps in Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi that we use.

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For all categories of accommodation, ALL drinks (except bottled water) are excluded in the safari cost and clients are to pay for them direct to the hotels/Camps / Lodges. Clients could choose to fly out the following day in cases where there are no flights for their departure on the last day of the itinerary. A supplement for the extra night will be required.


Safaris start and end either in either Entebbe or Kampala in Uganda; or Kigali in Rwanda.

There are daily flights to Entebbe (Uganda) and Kigali (Rwanda) out of Nairobi with Kenya Airways and Rwandair Express.

Clients can make their own arrangements to arrive in Entebbe or Kigali on the day of, or the day before, their safari starts. SN Brussels flies to Entebbe and Kigali, from Brussels. South African Airways flies to Entebbe and Nairobi regularly. Ethiopian Airlines flies from London/Rome/Milan via Addis to Entebbe and Kigali. KLM flies to Entebbe direct from Amsterdam. Emirates Air flies from New York to Entebbe and Nairobi via Dubai. Egypt Air flies from Rome/Milan via Cairo to Entebbe. Rwandair has daily connections between Kigali and Entebbe, Kigali and Nairobi and Kigali and Kilimanjaro (Near Arusha in Tanzania). From other African countries, countries can fly to Nairobi using Kenya Airways, SA or Ethiopian Airlines and get a connecting flight to Ebb/Kgl.

From Europe the easiest way to get to Entebbe (for Kampala in Uganda) directly from London is with British Airways. Kenya Airways and British Airways have daily connections between London and Nairobi from where you can connect to Entebbe or Kigali with Kenya Airways or other airlines.

From the USA, clients need to fly to London, Brussels or Amsterdam and then get connecting flights to Kigali and Entebbe. Alternatively clients can fly from New York, Washington DC or Atlanta to Johannesburg with South African Airways and then take a connecting flight. Contact your travel agent for reservations.

Kanombe, Rwanda’s international airport is about 8km away from Kigali city centre. Several international and regional carriers, including SN Brusels, Emirates, Kenya Airways, South African Airways and Ethiopian airlines operate regular flights to Kigali-Kanombe. Uganda’s main international gateway is the Entebbe International Airport. It is located some 40km south of Kampala, the Capital, in the lakeside town of Entebbe. Its setting makes a spectacular entry to the country with an approach over Lake Victoria. A number of International and regional carriers operate regular flights to and from Entebbe: Air Tanzania, British Airways, Egypt Air, Emirates, Ethiopian Airways, Gulf Air, Kenya Airways, South African Airways and SN Brussels.

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