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  • Seeing a gorilla in Parc National des Volcans will be the highlight of your Rwanda safari.
  • A large silverback mountain gorilla - the ultimate photo opportunity on your Rwanda gorilla trek.
  • The stunning views of Rwanda
  • Antilope in Akagera National Park

Rwanda is a landlocked country situated on the eastern rim of the Albertine Rift which is on the western arm of the Great Rift Valley in Eastern Africa. Much of the country is attractively mountainous, the highest peak being 4500 metres/14,600 feet. It is known as “The Land of a Thousand Hills”, an apt description as it consists of green undulating hills with gardens and tea plantations dotted around them, a very attractive destination for a Rwanda safari.

]What is important is that it is home to one third of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas, one third of Africa’s bird species and several other species of primates, perfect for a Rwanda safari.


The capital is Kigali, an attractive city sprawling across four mountain ridges and the valleys between.

Volcanoes National Park, 1.5 hours from Kigali by road is located in the Virunga Mountains, a magnificent chain of dormant volcanoes in the north of the country. It currently has 700 mountain gorillas as well as rare golden monkeys, Cape buffalo and a profusion of exotic birds. Obviously gorilla tracking is the main attraction in Rwanda but one can also visit the grave of eminent zoologist, Diane Fossey who undertook extensive studies of gorillas in Rwanda, explore caves and track the golden monkey.

Gorilla tracking on travel to Rwanda can be reasonably strenuous as trekking can take up to 6 hours at relatively high altitudes, but the experience will last a life time. Book one of our Rwanda tours today and get ready for a great experience.

 "Globetrotting with Goway" blog articles

For some additional reading, the following articles are from our blog “Globetrotting with Goway”….. a great source of information for those people who are, or who want to be, world travellers!

African Safari: How To Choose Your Ideal Safari Destination

Goway’s Cape to Cairo Fulfills the Ultimate Africa Bucket List

See the Best of East Africa’s Wildlife in Tanzania and Rwanda

Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda and Uganda

Kwita Izina 2015: Rwanda Naming Ceremony for Baby Gorillas

 

 Rwanda – Who says Adventure can’t be luxurious?

Goway’s Best Places To Travel To Africa This Summer

 

Rwanda Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to travel to Rwanda.

Learn about the history and culture of Rwanda, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Rwanda's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Rwanda for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Rwanda tours today!

 

 

Extend Your Trip

After your Africa tours, why not consider one of Goway's Europe tours or Egypt tours en route from Rwanda or perhaps a stopover in Dubai on one of our United Arab Emirates tours.

 

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  • Bisate Lodge

    Venture into the jungles of Volcanoes National Park to see Mountain Gorilla families up close and personal on this Rwanda vacation. When you're not trekking through the jungle, you'll stay at the exclusive and luxurious Bisate Lodge, which sits on the edge of an eroded volcano and offers incredible views of the mountain range.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,572
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Safaris Worldwide
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  • Cape to Cairo... Ultimate Journey of a Lifetime (September 2018)

    This epic 32-day journey of a lifetime takes in an Africa that people only dream of. It includes life-changing “bucket-list” experiences, stays at iconic hotels, and some of the most spectacular scenery on the planet.
    Duration:
    32 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 49,999
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Holidays of a Lifetime, Luxury and Beyond, Small Group Touring
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  • Mountain Gorilla Encounter (3 Day)

    Spend 3 days in the area made famous by Dian Fossey, the home of the world’s last surviving mountain gorilla population. Be one of only a few to see these gorillas in their own habitat.
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    3 Days
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    US$ 2,730
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Escorted Coach Touring, Safaris Worldwide
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  • Mountain Gorilla Encounter (4 Day)

    Spend 4 days in the area made famous by Diane Fossey, the home of the world’s last surviving mountain gorilla population. Be one of only a few to see these gorillas in their own habitat.
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    4 Days
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    US$ 2,928
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Escorted Coach Touring, Safaris Worldwide
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  • Mountain Gorilla Encounter Rwanda Special

    Walk in the footsteps of Dian Fossey and enjoy one of Africa’s great wildlife experiences. Safari in the hills of Rwanda in search of mountain gorillas, and witness first-hand the habits and family life of our nearest evolutionary relatives. You’ll also spend some time in the surrounding towns to learn more about Rwanda’s history and culture.
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    4 Days
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    US$ 3,548
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Safaris Worldwide
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  • One&Only Nyungwe House

    Head to the verdant landscapes of Rwanda and the edges of Nyungwe Forest on this safari vacation. Staying at the luxurious One&Only Nyungwe House, you’ll enjoy premium accommodations and world-class service as you learn about Rwandan history and trek through the jungle in search of chimpanzees.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,890
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Safaris Worldwide, Stays of Distinction
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  • Virunga Lodge: Stay of Distinction

    The Virunga Safari Lodge has been described as offering the best view in the world. Its organic, "bush-chic" design reflects the local building style and offers eco-luxury comforts to all guests.
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    3 Days
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    US$ 4,118
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Escorted Coach Touring, Safaris Worldwide, Stays of Distinction
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