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Gorilla in Volcanoes National Park

Rwanda holidays 2020 & 2021

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Trekking in the dense tropical forests of Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park, the trees clear to reveal a scene few others have witnessed, and one that remains under serious threat: a troop of mountain gorillas. Some sit munching on leaves in pensive silence. Younger ones squabble as they tumble through the branches. The large silverback lazes, stretched out, in the dappled sunlight. And, with the help of our safari specialists, you could be right there, just a few steps away.

Having explored the country extensively, our specialists will use their first-hand experience to plan your holiday to Rwanda, tailored to your interests and budget. As well as gorilla tracking, they can help you discover other parts of the country. See chimpanzees and up to 12 other primate species in Nyungwe Forest National Park. Or, relax on the sandy shores of Lake Kivu, one of Africa’s largest lakes.

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Suggested tours for Rwanda

These tours give you a starting point for what your trip to Rwanda could entail. They cover routes we've found work particularly well and feature some of our favourite places to stay. Treat them as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you.

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  • Trip suggestions based on your interests
  • Advice on where to safari, when
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Our detailed brochures feature trip ideas and travel experiences recommended by our specialists.

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Our expert guides to travelling in Rwanda

Written by our specialists from the viewpoint of their own travels, these guides will help you decide on the shape of your own trip to Rwanda. Aiming to inspire and inform, we share our recommendations for how to appreciate Rwanda at its best.

  • Mountain gorilla, Volcanoes National Park

    Gorilla tracking: Rwanda or Uganda?

    Tracking mountain gorilla in either Uganda or Rwanda is one of Africa's most memorable wildlife encounters. There are pros and cons to each country, but in each one, you will have an experience you will never forget.

  • Game drive with Shenton Safaris

    A typical day on an African safari

    A typical day on safari essentially revolves around the need to see the wildlife at its most active. It usually follows a similar routine with slight variations between destinations and seasons.

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