Rwanda

Enchanting and largely untouched, Rwanda offers dramatic volcanoes, lush national parks and privileged access to the endangered mountain gorilla.

Rwanda is off the beaten track, far from the ordinary traveller’s itinerary and the most breathtaking experiences are only accessible by foot — but that’s what makes it so special.

Join us on an extraordinary journey through towering bamboo forests and lush jungle on a quest to seek out the beautiful and elusive mountain gorilla in its natural habitat.

Pioneering award-winning journeys to Nyungwe, Virungas, Kigali and Beyond

Not for the timid traveller, a trip to Rwanda is about getting outside and exploring the country’s impressive wildlife from a remote and exclusive vantage point.

Explore Rwanda’s capital of Kigali and visit the memorial for victims of the 1994 genocide, which puts into perspective the miraculous transformation and recovery the country has gone through in just two decades.

Head north to the border of the Democratic Republic of Congo and weave deep into the heart of Rwanda’s Parc National des Volcans. The world-famous national park is home to ancient volcanoes and the world’s last remaining mountain gorillas.  

Extend your holiday and experience the diversity of Africa with a trip to the neighbouring countries of Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya, or explore the cities and safaris of South Africa.

Rwanda’s luxury high-end holiday accommodation  

Our accommodation options offer more than just a bed at night; they are an integral part of your experience. We have selected luxurious Rwanda accommodation that puts you front and centre of the action in comfort and style.

Stay in the heart of Kigali and experience the famous Rwandan hospitality at the award-winning 5-star Kigali Serena Hotel, featuring a newly refurbished outdoor pool and high-end day spa.

Named after its famous neighbours, the Sabinyo Silverback Lodge, is situated at the foothills of the Parc National des Volcans. Surrounded by breathtaking wildlife and dramatic landscapes, your private cottage is the perfect starting point for your trek to see the magnificent mountain gorilla.

Tour highlights from Rwanda experts

Our Africa travel experts have explored every corner of Rwanda and beyond to bring you award-winning, experiential holidays. Choose from a range of activities and experiences that encompass the very best of Rwanda:

  • Paddle a dug-out canoe on Lake Kivu
  • Imagine yourself as Dian Fossey as you experience gorillas in the wild
  • Explore the craft-filled streets of Kigali
  • Enjoy daily forest hikes at Nyungwe National Park

When to Go

Immerse yourself in breathtaking landscapes and endangered wildlife on an authentic trip that will enthral and excite even the most experienced traveller.

The best time to travel to Rwanda is between June and September, which are the driest months. This is the most popular time for gorilla tracking as the jungle is less muddy. 

Rains tend to be heaviest between April and May, and October and November for the majority of the country. The rainy season in Nyungwe is between September and May.

Expect cooler night-time temperatures at higher altitudes.

Featured Rwanda Journeys

Private5 days, from AU$9,930
Gorillas of Rwanda

​Time spent tracking and observing, at close quarters, a family of the world’s last remaining mountain gorillas is simply unforgettable.

Private5 days, from AU$9,930

Featured Accommodation

Bisate Lodge, Ruhengeri

This new eco-luxe camp is located in a 27-hectare amphitheatre of an eroded volcanic cone near Volcanoes National Park, prime mountain gorilla viewing territory.

Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, Virungas

​Sabyinyo Silverback luxury Lodge is situated in the foothills of the Virungas, the chain of 15,000 feet volcanoes stretching through Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, affords views of the volcanoes and the surrounding countryside.

Kigali Serena Hotel

Rwanda's Kigali Serena Hotel is located on a charismatic boulevard in central Kigali, Rwanda's capital.

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