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Rwanda vacations and safaris

Travel into Volcanoes National Park to track gorillas on a tailor-made tour of Rwanda

The main reason for visiting Rwanda is to track the famous mountain gorillas, but though this is an undeniably wonderful experience, there is a great deal more to the country and it is well worth spending a few extra days to experience it all. A couple of days of gorilla tracking is ideal and can easily be combined with some time in Kigali, relaxing along the shores of Lake Kivu or chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe Forest.

Flight Time

17¼ hours (New York to Kigali)

Time Zone

UTC +2

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Suggested itineraries for Rwanda

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

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Our expert guides to traveling 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

Typical day on 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.

Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda
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