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Rwanda is home to the mountain gorillas in Africa. Visit Volcanoes National Park  for the Rwanda gorilla trekking safaris. Besides the gorillas, you can track the chimpanzee in Nyungwe Forest National Park, and lots of wildlife in Akagera National Park including the lions. Rwanda has a rich cultural heritage which you shouldnt miss while on your safari with Wild Whispers Africa.  Do Rwanda safaris and get into the fantastic green forests of this land where nature and culture coexist. 

Rwanda, might be a small in size, but it is such a beautiful place to visit. The land of a thousand hills is a perfect safari destination for those looking for a new and rich African experience. Its treasures are numerous and the scenery is breath taking. One visit and you will want to come back over and over again.


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Track Gorillas in 1 day When on a business tour and or conference, you can

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2 Day Gorilla Safari Rwanda Day 1: Kigali City tour and transportation to the Volcanoes

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During this 3 day Gorilla safari in Rwanda, you will be excited to visit the

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4 DAYS CHIMPANZEE AND GORILLA TREKKING The Tour Overview Travel to the Nyungwe Forest National


4 Days Rwanda Tour, 2 Gorilla Treks The splendor combined with gorilla trekking in Rwanda


This carefully curated 5-day Rwanda cultural experience offers participants a deep dive into the country’s

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5 Days Gorillas and Chimpanzee Tracking Rwanda Primates safari includes Gorilla trekking, visiting tourist sites


6 Days Rwanda Gorilla Tour, Wildlife & Chimps Tracking This 6 days Rwanda wildlife tour

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This exciting 7 days Rwanda gorilla tracking safari starts and finishes in Kigali or ends


This carefully crafted 7-day Rwanda birding safari combines the best of avian exploration in Nyungwe


The Tour Overview This package comprises tracking chimpanzees in the Nyungwe Forest National Park and


This meticulously crafted 8-day Rwanda safari offers participants a unique blend of cultural exploration, chimpanzee

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Spend your safari visiting the Mountain Gorillas of Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park and the Kahuzi


10 days Adventure safari in Rwanda Day 1: Arrival in Kigali. On arrival at Kanombe

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Detailed itinerary Day1: Arrive at Entebbe International Airport- Pick up and drop off at Hotel.

Best Things To Do in Rwanda

Rwanda Gorilla Trekking

Gorilla trekking in Rwanda offers a unique opportunity to observe endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. The primary destination is Volcanoes National Park, located in the northwestern part of the country.

The best time to go is during the dry seasons, from mid-December to mid-February or from June to September. These periods offer better hiking conditions and clearer views. However, gorilla trekking is possible year-round.

A single gorilla permit in Rwanda costs $1,500 per person for a one-hour encounter with a gorilla family. This fee contributes to conservation efforts and local community development. We offer packages ranging from budget to luxury options. A basic 3-day gorilla safari can start from around $2,500 per person, while more extensive tours can cost $5,000 or more.

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Rwanda Chimpanzee Tracking

Rwanda has more primates beside the magnificent gorillas. Think chimpanzees, golden monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, and so many more primates. It is said to be home to about 1/5 of the world’s primate population. So if you are fascinated by primates, visit Rwanda this year.

Chimpanzee safari in Rwanda offers an exciting opportunity to observe our closest primate relatives in their natural habitat. The primary destination for this experience is Nyungwe National Park, located in southwestern Rwanda.

The best time for chimpanzee trekking is during the two dry seasons: mid-December to mid-February and June to September. These periods offer more comfortable hiking conditions and better visibility. However, trekking is available year-round.

A chimpanzee trekking permit in Rwanda costs $250 per person for a one-hour encounter with a chimpanzee group. This is significantly more affordable than gorilla trekking permits.

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Rwanda Game Viewing Safaris

Akagera National Park is home to the Big Five (lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and buffalo) as well as zebras, giraffes, hippos, and numerous antelope species. The best time to visit is during the dry seasons from June to September and mid-December to mid-February, when animals gather around water sources.

Game viewing safaris can be combined with gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park for a comprehensive Rwanda wildlife experience.

Safari costs vary depending on accommodation and tour length. A basic 3-day safari in Akagera can start from $600 per person, while more luxurious options or longer stays can range from $1,000 to $3,000 or more.

For a complete Rwanda wildlife experience, many visitors combine Akagera with gorilla trekking. A 7-day package including both experiences can cost between $3,000 to $6,000 per person, depending on accommodation choices and whether it includes the $1,500 gorilla permit.

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Rwanda Birdwatching

Rwanda is a birdwatcher’s paradise, boasting over 700 bird species in diverse habitats. Key birding destinations include:

Nyungwe National Park: Home to 322 bird species, including 29 endemics. Famous for the great blue turaco and red-collared mountain babbler.

Akagera National Park: Over 500 species, ideal for spotting savanna and water birds. Volcanoes National Park: Known for Albertine Rift endemics like the Rwenzori turaco. Gishwati-Mukura National Park: Recently restored forest with numerous bird species.

The best time for birding is during the dry seasons (June-September and mid-December to mid-February), though year-round birding is possible.

Costs vary depending on the package and duration. A basic 3-day birding tour can start from $800 per person, while more comprehensive 7-10 day tours covering multiple parks can range from $2,000 to $4,000.

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Rwanda Cultural Tours

Rwanda cultural tours offer visitors a deep dive into the country’s rich heritage and vibrant traditions. Key destinations include: Visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial and local markets. Explore the King’s Palace Museum and traditional Intore dance performances. Visit Huye home to the Ethnographic Museum and ancient Nyanza royal capital. Or take a trip to Rubona, Experience rural life and traditional banana beer brewing. Nyungwe is a great place to learn about tea production and local communities.

A basic 3-day cultural tour might start from $500 per person, while more comprehensive 7-10 day tours can range from $1,500 to $3,000.

Custom itineraries focusing on specific aspects of Rwandan culture (e.g., music, art, or cuisine) can be arranged.

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Rwanda Beach Holidays

There are some beautiful tropical beaches on the shores of Lake Kivu.

Lake Kivu: The largest lake in Rwanda, with several beach-like areas along its shores. Popular spots include:
Gisenyi (Rubavu): Known for its sandy shores and resort hotels
Kibuye (Karongi): Offers a more laid-back atmosphere with beautiful scenery
Cyangugu (Rusizi): Less developed, but with stunning views

These lake destinations can be visited year-round, but the dry seasons (June-September and mid-December to mid-February) are most comfortable.

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Rwanda Historical Tours

Rwanda has a rich, yet tragic history. But the amazing thing is that the country has manged to rise from the ashes of the genocide that happened 20 years ago. There several memorial sites spread across the country, including the genocide museum in Kigali.

Visit Kigali Genocide Memorial: A poignant tribute to victims of the 1994 genocide. Nyanza: Home to the King’s Palace Museum, showcasing pre-colonial royal life.  Huye: Features the Ethnographic Museum and National Museum of Rwanda. Ntarama and Nyamata Genocide Memorials: Churches preserving evidence of the genocide. Murambi Genocide Memorial: A former technical school with powerful exhibits.  Nyanza Genocide Memorial: Site commemorating the killing of Tutsi refugees.

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FAQs about Safaris in Rwanda

Yes I believe Rwanda is an excellent location for a safari as it can offer visitors with one of a kind and distinctive experiences. This is because:

1. Gorilla Trekking:

- Rwanda joins a club of just 3 countries in the world where you can go gorilla trekking and experience a close encounter with the world’s most endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat.

– Volcanoes National Park, located in Rwanda, contains several gorilla families that roam freely with minimal human interference in a clean and secure area.

2. Diverse Wildlife:

– Although Rwanda’s mountain gorillas are world famous, the country has plenty more wildlife adventures to offer.

- Elephants, lions, leopards, zebras, giraffes and myriad antelope species live in Rwanda’s Akagera National Park.

- Nyungwe National Park, one of Africa’s oldest rainforests, is a primate treasure trove with around a third of the continent’s 25 species of monkeys and apes, such as chimpanzees, colobus monkeys and baboons, plus diminutive duikers, forest elephants, and extraordinary birdlife.

3. Spectacular Landscapes:

- Rwanda's stunning landscapes provide a picturesque backdrop for your safari experience.

– From the primordial rainforests of Nyungwe to the rolling hills and valleys of Volcanoes National Park and the savannah plains of Akagera, Rwanda is a country of diverse, beautiful landscapes.

4. Well-Managed Parks and Conservation Efforts:

· Rwanda has taken important steps in protecting wildlife and in providing both basic infrastructure and management for its national parks.

- And strict anti-hunting laws introduce a commercial incentive to protect them: the country has a lively trade in carbon offsets; and its national parks are the site of successful reintroductions of lions and rhinos.

5. Safe and Stable:

Rwanda is a safe, stable, clean country where travellers will be comfortable, and don’t have to worry much about their safety.

- With its outstanding progress since the 1994 genocide, and its position as a regional leader in peace, reconciliation and development, the country deserves far better than to be demonised in this manner.

6. Unique Cultural Experiences:

And, as well as wildlife attractions, the country provides a host of cultural opportunities to enhance your safari adventure.

- The Kigali Genocide Memorial, traditional dance performances, and home-stays with local communities are just some of the ways in which tourists can come to know Rwanda.

7. Proximity and Accessibility:

- Another interesting point of Rwanda is that it is a small nation, which means that it’s possible to combine several Rwanda national park and attractions in one tour across the country and you won’t spend too much travel time in one day.

- It’s well set up for tourism too, with reasonable roads, a good domestic flight network and ethical standards you’d expect in Europe – no tipping, for example.

And although Rwanda is not as prodigious in landscape or has as many animals as other countries in East Africa, it provides an intimate and luxurious quality of game-viewing experience.

Gorilla trekking permits cost $1,500 per person for a one-hour encounter.

Chimpanzee trekking permits in Nyungwe National Park cost $250 per person.

A room can cost between $100 and $1,500 or more per night per person.

Distance also plays a decisive role in transportation costs: while domestic flights are between $300-500 per person for the approximately four-hour passage to the next department, private vehicle transfers are $150-300 per day.

The prices of these entrance fees vary. Volcanoes National Park, for instance, charges $50, while in Akagera National Park the price would be $40 per person per day.

These guided activities usually have a charge ranging from $20 to $100 per person (depending on the activity and duration).

A 5-day gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda, including permits, accommodation, transfers, park fees, guided activities and more could cost from $3,200 per person to $8,100 or more, depending on the level of comfort and the tour itinerary details. Please note that these figures are approximate and may vary as per the actual tour operator, time of travel and the customization of the itinerary. Tour may be tailor made for a budget conscious traveler. It is recommended that one may use the services of a reputed tour operator to create an itinerary helping in better budget planning and achieving overall satisfaction.

Our website presents a range of exciting safaris and tours that we having to offer. Whether you are interested in a gorilla trekking excursion, a wildlife safari, or even a beach tour, we have something for everyone. Our price range is tailored to enable our customers to pick what suits their interest and budget.

So, whenever you are ready to start planning your dream safari adventure, just get in touch via our contact form, by email or by phone. Let us know what dates you have in mind for your travels, how many people will be travelling with you and what you would like your safari experience to include. We’ll then get back to you quickly to suggest several options that should match your requirements. From specialist luxury accommodation, through to more adventurous activities or a combination of both, we look forward to helping you develop the itinerary that’s right for you.

After making your selection of your perfect safari, we will assist you on your booking process; simply complete our online booking form, providing us with all relevant information and pay a deposit or full payment, depending on the selected package. An extensive pre-departure guide will be forwarded to you after your booking confirmation with every necessary details to prepare you well for your trip from visa requirements, immunization updates, and packing guidelines.

On your first day, your guide will meet you at the airport and take you straight to your first stop. He’ll be a professional, fluent in English, and extremely knowledgeable about the wild elephants, lions and other wildlife you’ll encounter, as well as the landscapes and riveting human stories that will captivate you throughout your journey. Once you return, we’d like to hear about your trip – your feedback adds to what we already know to help us improve our services for the future.

The best time to visit Rwanda for a safari is during the dry seasons, from mid-December to early February and from June to September. These months offer the best conditions for gorilla trekking, general wildlife viewing, and chimpanzee trekking. However, if your primary interest is birdwatching, the wet seasons from September to November and from March to May would be the optimal choice.

Because of its high altitude, the country has a wonderful tropical high-land climate, with temperature ranging from 14°C. Be aware that temperatures can vary drastically from place to place due to the distinction in altitude. Day time average temperature is around 30°C aside from the highlands in which it is noticed to be extremely cold. There are 4 seasons: the short dry season (December to mid-March), long dry period (mid-May to mid-October), and the Short rains (mid-October to November) as well as the Long rains (mid-March to mid May). The northeastern Rwanda gets more rain in comparison with other parts of Rwanda. Traveling in the rainy season is as well adventurous, the landscape is amazing and it flora verdant can be ideal for photography. Therefore there isn’t any particular time to go to Rwanda given that each season has its particular timing.