EXPLORE THE WONDERS OF AFRICA.
Rwanda’s exceptional commitment to conservation, epitomized by the flourishing mountain gorillas, combined with captivating landscapes and rich culture, offers an unparalleled travel experience.
Nature and Culture
Where Hills Tell a Thousand Stories.
They say that a trip to Rwanda should be based on its people, its culture, and of course, its gorillas. We reckon that couldn’t be a more accurate summary. Rwanda might have faced a troubled past, but the one constant it has always had in its corner is its spectacular scenery and biodiversity.
the Land of a
With its high-value, low-impact eco-tourism model, a trip to Rwanda offers accommodation in world-class eco-hotels, impeccable dining at the finest restaurants, and an opportunity to savor some of the best coffee in Africa. But there’s so much more to see in this relatively small African country than just its gorillas.
Luxury Africa Safaris to Rwanda
LUXURY AFRICAN SAFARI
13-Days Tanzania & Zanzibar Timeless Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda
13 Days | 2023-2024
Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Oldupai Gorge, Lake Manyara National Park, Arusha, Stone Town
Within your 13-day tour, you will encounter the best that of Tanzania and a truly unique Rwandan encounter. Explore the wildlife-rich national parks of Africa that promise close-up animal encounters like no other. Enjoy a private ocean safari and spice tour in Zanzibar that will reveal many cultural treasures before a gorilla trek in Rwanda to make sure you tick off is a true bucket list experience!
Tanzania | Rwanda
Includes On-Tour Air
Kenya & Tanzania Spectacular and Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda
16 Days | 2023-2024
Arusha, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park,Amboseli National Park, Ol Pejeta, Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kigali & Volcano National Park
This 16-day tour is designed to bring sheer African wildlife bliss to every traveler. Between Kenya, Tanzania, and Rwanda, you will experience the best of the best when it comes to luxury travel in Africa.
Gorillas in your midst… Spend the last three nights of your 16-day African safari to Kenya and Tanzania in Rwanda, home to the last remaining mountain gorillas on Earth.
Tanzania | Kenya| Rwanda
Includes On-Tour Air
13-Day Uganda and Rwanda Primate Safari
13 Days | 2023-2024
Entebbe, Murchison Falls, Kibale Forest, Queen Elizabeth & Bwindi NP, Mgahinga NP, Volcanoes NP, Nyungwe Forest, Lake Kivu & Kigali
This 13-Day Prestigious Combined Uganda and Rwanda safari take you across Uganda’s borders to Rwanda – famously known as a country of “A thousand Hills and a Million Smiles.” You will compare the unique features of Uganda and Rwanda, from the Gorillas both countries share, the green vegetation cover, and the rolling hills and valleys. You will meet eye-to-eye with the amazing Gorillas and Chimpanzees in their natural habitat, one of Africa’s major highlights.
Uganda | Rwanda
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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Rwanda at a glance
Venturing Beyond the Norm on a Holiday Raises Queries. When’s Rwanda’s Prime Wildlife Season? Night Chill Intensity? Languages? To Ready You for Your Rwanda Safari, We Compile Vital Insights Igniting Your Adventurous Soul.
Rwanda key facts
Rwanda’s sustainable eco-tourism approach provides top-tier experiences: world-class eco-hotels, exquisite dining, and a chance to relish Africa’s finest coffee.
Rwandan Franc (RFR)
All year around
Rwanda enjoys a delightful temperate tropical highland climate due to its elevated terrain. Despite being equatorial, it boasts lower temperatures. Kigali maintains a daily range of 12°C to 27°C, with minimal yearly variation. The cooler mountainous northwest, home to Bisate, contrasts with the warmer lower east.
March to May, Oct & Nov
June to Sep & Dec to Feb
Drawing on almost a decade of experience, we’re excited to offer unique and personalized insights for your Rwanda safari. Here, we answer your top questions about important safari tips – follow these guidelines for a safe and rewarding experience:
Currency in Rwanda: The currency used in Rwanda is the Rwandan Franc (RWF).
Time Zone: Rwanda is in the Central Africa Time Zone (CAT), which is two hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) +2 hours.
Credit Cards: MasterCard and Visa are generally accepted in Rwanda, including Wilderness destinations. American Express and Diners Club cards are not accepted at Wilderness properties.
Power Sockets: At Bisate, there are 220V plug points (multi-plug adaptor charging facilities, including USB) for charging devices. Magashi is 100% solar powered with 230V multi-plug adaptor charging facilities.
Packing for Safari: Check for luggage restrictions. Dress conservatively, especially for women. Pack warm clothing for cooler months and light clothing for summer. Avoid bright colors and white on safari.
Weather: Rwanda has a temperate tropical highland climate. Kigali’s daily temperatures range from 12°C to 27°C, with minimal variation. The north-west (Bisate area) is generally cooler.
Gorilla Trekking Attire: Pack warm, protective clothing, comfortable hiking boots, a hat, and a lightweight parka or raincoat.
Location: Rwanda is a landlocked country in East-Central Africa, bordered by Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, and the Republic of Congo.
Best Time to Visit: Gorilla trekking is year-round at Volcanoes National Park. Dry seasons in Akagera National Park offer great wildlife sightings.
Food: Enjoy traditional dishes like Liboke, Sambaza, coconut fish, and Kachumbari in our camps.
Attractions: Explore Rwanda’s biodiversity, iconic wildlife, volcanoes, rainforests, and plains. Experience gorilla and golden monkey trekking, visit Kigali, and discover other national parks and volcanic lakes, including Lake Kivu.
Why Visit Rwanda: Explore mountain gorillas, East African safari encounters, culture, and luxury camps in Rwanda’s stunning regions.
Culture: Rwanda comprises ethnic groups like Hutu, Tutsi, and Pygmy Twa.
Meaning of Rwanda: The name “Rwanda” comes from a local Kinyarwanda verb meaning “expansion.”
Places to See: Discover Akagera National Park, Volcanoes National Park for gorilla and golden monkey trekking, Kigali, natural forests, and Lake Kivu.
Visa Requirements: a visa is required to travel to Rwanda. Tourist visas are typically free for citizens of the Commonwealth, African Union, and Francophone countries, and they can often be obtained upon arrival.
Gorilla Trekking Permits: you need to acquire a permit to experience gorilla trekking in Rwanda. It’s recommended to secure your permits before your arrival. Bush 2 City Adventure Rwanda assists with this process, in collaboration with your Travel Designer. The permits play a vital role in conservation efforts and contribute to the well-being of local communities around Volcanoes National Park.
Your Travel Designer can offer details about various permit options, which may include standard, discounted, or private gorilla trekking permits.
OVID Protocols: Our approach to COVID aligns with the latest guidance from reputable sources like the World Health Organization. Please consult your Travel Designer for the most up-to-date travel advisories and COVID requirements before your Botswana trip.
Yellow Fever Vaccination: Rwanda doesn’t demand a yellow fever vaccination. However, if you’re also visiting Kenya and Uganda, yellow fever inoculation might be necessary. Confirm this with your travel clinic and Travel Designer prior to your trip.
Malaria Medication: While Bisate’s location isn’t in a malaria-risk area, other parts of Rwanda, like Magashi in Akagera National Park, pose a risk. We suggest discussing malaria prevention with your medical professional or travel clinic. Plan ahead, as certain medications need to begin before arriving in Rwanda.
We genuinely stand by our promise to be with you every step of the journey. Whether it’s crafting the ideal itinerary,
arranging exclusive air transfers between camps, or guiding you through
Customs procedures, we’re by your side at every turn.
Our dedicated presence doesn’t end there – we’re on the ground,
available 24/7, ensuring your experience is seamless from beginning to end.
Ready to explore uncharted paths?
Reach out to our Travel Designers and let’s create an unforgettable adventure together.
THINGS TO DO
Explore a compilation of captivating Rwanda tales – often referred to as "The Land of a Thousand Hills." Mother Nature's gift of awe-inspiring mountains, lush valleys, serene lakes, diverse wildlife, and the enduring spirit of its people form the core of every travel narrative connected to this remarkable nation.
Encountering mountain gorillas leaves an indelible mark. See mothers cradle young, playful toddlers, and family care mirrored in their actions. Witnessing these connections is a privilege, resonating with our own bonds.
Unmatched Wildlife Connection. Discover Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park for remarkable mountain gorilla encounters. An hour in their world reveals playful infants, foraging adults, and possibly a thrilling meeting with a majestic silverback.
Dubbed the 'Land of a Thousand Hills,' Rwanda boasts rich biodiversity, with the iconic mountain gorilla at its heart. Embark on a trek to encounter these extraordinary beings in the misty Virunga Mountains. Immerse yourself in their world during your stay at Wilderness Bisate and Wilderness Sabyinyo.