Rwanda Safari Holidays

The ultimate 'off the beaten track' holiday experience, guaranteed to bring out the adventurer in you, it's time to experience a Rwanda safari.

With holidays to Rwanda see mountain gorilla in the wild - Photo courtesty of Virunga Lodge Gorilla tracking in Volcanoes NP - Photo courtesty of Virunga Lodge Virunga Lodge  in Volcanoes National Park

Highlights

  • Unique Cultural experience
  • Luxury Lodges
  • Abundance of Mountain Gorillas
  • Magnificent scenery
  • Untamed beauty
  • Adventure

A country of contrasts you will lose yourself in a world of towering mountains, rainforests and unique wildlife.

Hike through the bamboo and dense jungle of the Volcanoes National Park to discover mountain gorillas - a once-in-a-lifetime experience you won't forget, not only for your encounter with the gorillas but for the majestic peaks of the Virunga volcanoes.

The gorillas of Volcanoes National Park were made famous by zoologist Dian Fossey - of Gorillas in Mist fame - who tackled poaching head on. Yet the gorillas are still critically endangered, so the chance to see them in the wild is a very moving experience that will never forgotten.

For a special encounter, watch chimpanzees swing between the branches of the Nyungwe Forest National Park, the Amazon of Africa. Their fascinating social structure is absorbing, and eerily mirrors our own - you won't want to miss a second of their cheeky interactions.

But chimpanzees are only 1 of the 13 primate species found in Nyungwe Forest including the black and white colobus monkeys found in groups of up to 400 individuals which is almost 10 times the maximum group size recorded anywhere else.

Also at Nungwe, scale East Africa's highest canopy walk suspended 50 metres above the forest and see 240 tree species, 140 orchid species, hundreds of butterflies and 275 bird species including giant hornbills, great blue turacos and red-breasted sparrowhawks.

There are plenty of ways to explore the varied landscapes of Rwanda whether you game drive through the savannah-like plains of Akagera National Park, kayak in Lake Kivu, climb the misty Virunga Volcanoes or simply relax on lakeshore beaches.

Contact our Rwanda safari specialists for a tailor-made itinerary today.

Selected Rwanda Itineraries

Our favorite itineraries, showcasing the best of Rwanda

All Rwanda Itineraries
Foothills of the Virunga volcanoes, Mgahinga NP - Photo by Volcanoes Safaris

Volcanoes Craters and Savanna Rwanda and Tanzania Safari

Days
12
Cost Per Person
From $9,940 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Rwanda
Tanzania
Locations
Ngorongoro Crater, Arusha, Serengeti & Grumeti Reserves, Volcanoes National Park, Kigali
Male gorilla - Photo by Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

Rwanda Luxury Gorilla Trekking

Days
7
Cost Per Person
From $7,410 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Rwanda
Locations
Volcanoes National Park, Kigali, Nyungwe Forest National Park
Golden Monkey at Volcanoes National Park - Photo by Governors Safaris

Authentic Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Holiday

Days
9
Cost Per Person
From $7,070 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Rwanda
Locations
Volcanoes National Park, Kigali, Nyungwe Forest National Park , Lake Kivu
Virunga Volcanoes - Photo by Volcanoes Safaris

Rwanda Extended Gorilla Trekking Safari

Days
6
Cost Per Person
From $6,700 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Rwanda
Locations
Volcanoes National Park, Kigali

Rwanda Safari Holiday Reviews

Read what our previous clients thought of their Rwanda Holiday

Client Score: 4.7 out of 5 based on 6 reviews 4.5 View more reviews
Rwanda safari holiday

Susan Campbell & John McKinney

4

Lodging was all top-notch. Itinerary was excellent. Gorillas, golden monkeys and chimps all well worth the fee. Glad we got to see more of Rwanda, since it's a fascinating country. Only negative was the boat trip across Lake Kivu. Lost power several times and weren't dropped off where we expected to be. Also, though the guides were good, they weren't great. Very accommodating but not very proactive.

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Rwanda safari holiday

Mr Ian Smith & Ms Susan Bain

5

Overall we had an excellent trip. The recommended hotels and arrangements were excellent. Once again Mahlatini has shown that it provides an excellent services in the luxury travel market. We would have no hesitation in recommending Mahlatini to other travellers.

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Rwanda safari holiday

Mr Jeffery Parker

4

Probably closer to 4.5/5. Overall, we really enjoyed the trip. One of the better trips we've taken in the last 5+ years.

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