Why you'll love it

Escape the concrete jungle for the real jungle to channel your inner Tarzan or Jane in Rwanda while staying at anything-but-humble luxurious accommodation for wellness and relaxation. You'll really ape-reciate this tour!

The Highlights Reel

There are only a few gorillas left on our planet. Therefore, the chance to come face-to-face with them is something few people have the opportunity to do. If you love an exclusive experience of adventure, wellness, and soul-stirring moments in the jungle, then this Rwandan tour is for you. 

You'll start your once-in-a-lifetime adventure in the capital city of Kigali for one night, where you'll get a taste of the local culture and food before continuing to Akagera National Park, the only Big 5 safari park in the country, for four nights. Then it's time for the big scene, you gorilla trekking through Volcanoes National Park! 

Home to some of the last remaining mountain gorillas, it's here that the movie Gorillas in the Mist was filmed. After all the excitement and finding your zen in the heart of the jungle for three nights, you'll finish your journey in Kigali again for a final taste of the Rwandan way of life.

Your Spectacular Stops

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Kigali

Kigali is Rwanda's capital city with so much culture and history to explore. You'll start your journey here for an easy stopover after arriving at Kigali International Airport and giving you a taste of the local life.

Kigali is also very safe, beautiful, and home to friendly faces! Here we suggest you meander the streets, visit the colourful markets, and, if time allows, have a leisurely lunch at the Hôtel Mille Collines.

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Akagera National Park

Akagera National Park is Central Africa's biggest protected wetland and the last refuge for Rwanda's savannah-adapted species. What does that mean exactly? Well, it's a wildlife sanctuary today but used to be near destroyed after the 1994 genocide.

This rags to riches story is inspiring and shows us that Mother Nature truly is miraculous. Here you can see some of the best wildlife in Rwanda. In fact, it's the only national park where you can see the Big 5! It's also a quick two-hour drive from your first stop, Kigali, so is the ideal next stop on your journey.

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Volcanoes National Park

Okay, let's get to the good part! Well, they're all good. No, really good. But gorilla trekking sort of takes the cake. And Volcanoes National Park is one of the best places to go gorilla trekking, home to roughly half of the world's wild mountain gorillas; it's the VIP destination of gorilla trekking.

Here you'll hike through the steep forested volcanic hills until you come face to face with the gorillas. You can usually sit and watch them for a full hour, and they will drive you to tears and have you in stitches in that hour with their relatable human-like behaviour.

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Kigali

You circle back to the capital of Kigali for your final night. After your eventful trip, you can explore the city at a leisurely pace before heading back home. Stop at some museums, sample local food, buy your final souvenirs and trinkets, and unwind before your flight home.

Then take one last look at the magical city of Rwanda, its incredible creatures, and warm smiles. You'll promise yourself that you'll be back!

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All your burning questions answered

Need more? We're one step ahead! Here's the answers to all the questions you might be wondering about...

Is this a package deal or what's included?

Your Rwanda tour price, inclusions and exclusions will depend on various factors, including but not limited to where you'll stay, the type of room accommodation you choose, how long you'll stay, what activities you'll be doing, and more. Remember that our Veldskoen Tours are 100% tailor-made, so no two tours are the same and are designed for you, and only you (okay, and the group you travel with, of course!). Let's start dreaming and planning!

Where should I stay for the stops on these tours?

In Rwanda, you can choose from many different types of accommodation. Depending on those activities you're most looking forward to, the people you're travelling with, and more, we can help you choose the best ones for your trip. You can expect anything from 5-star luxury hotels to unique lodges perched on volcanoes, wellness retreats, tented camps, and more.

When is the best time to visit for this tour?

Rwanda is a year-round destination. However, the prime time to visit is during the dry season from mid-December to early February or again between June to September, and the latter is also the peak season. We can tell you exactly when and how to have the best gorilla trekking tour with our expert advice! 

Okay, so let's get down to business. How many days do I need to set aside for this tour?

This is entirely up to you as our tours are tailored to your needs and requirements. However, for this tour, we recommend that you spend at least ten days in Rwanda to experience all the top highlights it has to offer. Let's start planning!

Your Holiday at a Glance

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1 night in Kigali | Rwanda

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4 nights in Akagera National Park | Rwanda

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3 nights in Volcanoes National Park | Rwanda

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9 Nights in total

Starting from $11,900 per person