Rwanda – the land of a thousand hills cascading with infinite grace. Rwanda is indeed blessed with unique landscapes, extraordinary biodiversity, with incredible wildlife living throughout its volcanoes, montane rainforest and sweeping plains. 

The top attractions are the mountain gorillas of in the blanketed mountain ranges of Volcanoes National Park. Rwanda hosts a quarter of the mountain gorilla population along with Uganda (half) and DR Congo (a quarter). Rwanda and Uganda have created a unique safari experience where conservation based tourism of gorilla trekking has proved crucial in saving the endangered mountain gorillas. Travellers get to experience the once in a life time thrill of seeing mountain gorillas in their natural tropical rainforest habitat.


And yet with its inspirational story of transformation, Rwanda has diligently worked to move on from the grim episode of genocide to turn into one of Africa’s remarkable transformational stories.

Rwanda offers a lot more than gorilla trekking. From Kigali arguably Africa’s most vibrant city to the great rift valley/Albertine rift valley which is home to many endemic species, Rwanda awes every visitor. Rwanda has big game including lions, rhinos, giraffes and other mammals that dwell in Akagera, Nyungwe Forest and other national parks. Rwanda also has remarkable creativity that spans time from ancient kingdoms and are uniquely celebrated in rich traditional dance and architecture. Visitors to Rwanda can enjoy all this happy in the knowledge that Rwanda leads with the green mindset having banned plastic bags in 2008 remains one of the countries innovatively leading in the transition to greener living. Above all, Rwanda was voted as 9th safest country in the world by World Economic Forum. Rwanda is now an upscale low impact destination with some of the best lodges in the world ( )

Whether it is for gorilla trekking or a more immersive experience, we will tailor just the Rwanda safari for you.


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