Rwanda is the land of a thousand hills cascading with infinite grace. Rwanda is indeed blessed with extraordinary biodiversity, with incredible wildlife living throughout its volcanoes, montane rainforest and sweeping plains. The top attractions are the mountain gorillas of Volcanoes National park.

Rwanda has diligently worked to move on from a grim episode of a genocide into one of Africa’s remarkable success stories. In addition to the gorillas, Rwanda has opportunities for immersive cultural experiences in one of Africa’s unique history.

Rwanda is now an upscale low impact destination with some of the best lodges in the world ( )

Popular RWANDA  Safaris


Rwanda is a landlocked country found in the central part of East Africa. Bordered by Uganda to the north, Burundi in the south, DR Congo to the west and Tanzania to the east.
Kinyarwanda, French and English
The Rwandese Franc $1 = 1075 Francs as of Feb. 2023
The best time to go on safari is between June and September during the dry season. However some of our guests prefer visiting at the end of the rainy season when the luxuriant greenery of the hills is in its full blossom.
Light warm clothing for summer. A sweater or fleece for the cooler mornings and for highland rainforests where a marrow piercing cold occasionally chills the body. Bright colors and white are not recommended for a safari, with khaki-coloured clothing generally recommended for travel in the African wilderness. Good hiking boots are a must for those going gorilla trekking.
-Long sleeved shirts, pants and socks to protect from mosquito bites -A small flashlight and batteries -Anti malaria medication and electrolytes in case of dehydration -Adapter plugs and convertors for electrical devices -Sun glasses, sun hat and sunscreen -Long skirts, t-shirts, sweaters, pants, tops and flip flops -Good walking shoes -A good camera, lots of memory sticks, batteries and a charger -Insect repellent -Light rain gear for summer months -Warm clothes for the morning and evening -Binoculars
Rwanda is a low impact upscale safari destination. Safari prices thus range from $1,500 per person for a 3 day safari to $15,000 per person for longer safaris. The variables that determine safari price are: 1. The number of days spent on safari 2. Number of travelers on safari. The bigger the group the cheaper the safari 3. Lodges chosen where luxury lodges will make a safari dearer than budget lodges 4. Transport: Flying is pricier than driving though it comes with obvious advantages 5. Admin costs. Overseas companies often charge unjustifiably higher fees compared to local based companies.
One needs at least 3 days to explore Rwanda given Rwanda’s rich biodiversity, unique history and rich culture. We would not recommend anything less especially because we understand that Rwanda has to be understood in the context of its volatile recent past and its even more promising recent progress.
Yes, there is malaria in Rwanda. It is advisable to speak to your doctor for advice before you travel to Rwanda.
Yellow fever vaccine is a requirement to travel to Rwanda.

Safari is a Swahili word with Arab origins. The verb means to make an arduous journey into the African interior. To fully enjoy a safari, it is imperative that one builds a broader perspective of the safari destination. Safari is exceedingly rewarding for those who endeavor to understand the interconnectedness of people, the land, the biodiversity and history. The best books on Botswana as recommended by us are:

  1. Left to Tell – Immaculee Ilibagiza
  2. Gorillas in the Mist Diane Fossey
  3. A Thousand Hills: Rwanda’s Reborth and the Man who Dreamt it – Stephen Kinzer
  4. Shake Hands With the Devil – Romeo Dallaire
  5. The Barefoot Woman – Scholastique Mukasonga