To explore Rwanda is to immerse yourself in a verdant world of emerald hills, forests, volcanoes, tropical rainforests, and the faces of elusive mountain gorillas. Half the world’s population of these mysterious, gorgeous creatures reside in Rwanda and it is here where you have an incredible opportunity to literally come face to face with them in their world on a gorilla trek. Beyond this, Rwanda features fantastic wildlife viewing from hippos to elephants, along with relatively untouched beaches along Lake Kivu, and a complex, challenging yet fascinating history to learn about through the locals who are among some of the friendliest, warm-welcoming people on the planet. Unique encounters with nature happen here that very rarely happen anywhere else.
Currency: Rwandan Franc (RWF)
Country Code: +250
Do I need a Visa? Visas are required for many countries, best to check VisaHQ for the current requirements for each individual country
How will I charge my devices? Rwanda’s electrical current is 230v, 50 Hz
How do I get there? Well, if you’re heading to Kigali (KGL) and flying from…
New York: 17 hours
Los Angeles: 20.5 hours
Toronto: 17.5 hours
Sao Paulo: 13 hours
London: 8.5 hours
Geography: Rwanda is located in East Africa, inside it a series of lakes, rivers, forests and mountains that primarily dominate the central and western part of the country. It’s highest peaks are the famed Virunga volcano chain in the northwest.
Time Zones: GMT +2
How's the weather? Due to it’s high altitude, Rwanda has a mild climate as far as extremes go in the highlands, temperatures however vary dramatically from region to region. Rwanda has four seasons- rains from mid March to mid May, short rains from mid October to mid December, a long dry period from mid December to mid March.
Get with the Gorillas. The ultimate adventure of a lifetime as your guide takes you trekking through Parc National des Volcans through the hills and swamps. At the end of the arduous trek, you’ll be rewarded by coming face to face with one of these majestic primates
Get a slice of Rwandan life with a fun local guide who will take you to local markets, a traditional palace, museums and Botanical Gardens along the way
Trek through Nyungwe Forest National Park with an expert naturalist where you’ll be treated to glimpses of colobus monkeys, unique birds and even a Rwenzori turaco (look that one up!)
Climb the Visoke volcano
Visit Karisoke Research Centre set up by the famed primatologist Dian Fossey and learn about the gorillas from top experts
Special Rwandan pre-departure gift delivered to your door before you embark upon your journey.