Highlights - Trekking the magnificent mountain gorilla; In search of Colobus Monkeys, tour the Gisakura tea plantation... Read more ...
Highlights - Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park; Relax at lake Kivu; Optional excursions in Kigali... Read more ...
Kigali via Nairobi
10 hours 10 minutes
GMT +2 hours
Not required for UK passport holders
Yellow fever certificate required
Best time to travel
July - September, December - January
The driest months in Rwanda are between July and September and from December to January. The rains tend to fall between April and May and then again from October to November. However, trekking for gorillas involves entering the rainforests so you need to be prepared to get wet and muddy most of the year.
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* Gorilla tracking in Volcanoes National Park
* Relax at Lake Kivu
* Trek for chimpanzees in Nyumgwe Forest
* Perfect add on to Kenyan Safari
* Trek for gorillas
* Sightseeing in Kigali
For an authentic experience of a Rwanda safari & gorilla tracking, the expert guides and privileged access provided by Abercrombie & Kent are essential. We can offer luxury holidays in Rwanda with tailor-made itineraries.
Perhaps most surprising of all is the beauty of the country. With much more to offer than gorilla trekking, Rwanda is a land locked gem just half the size of Scotland. It is spectacular to behold and more than worthy of its epithet of the land of a thousand hills, Mille Collines. Misty, moody rainforest in the south gives rise to lushly forested volcanoes and bamboo in the north. Dugout canoes ply the tranquil waters of Lake Kivu in the west and undulating grass plains of Akagera in the east are interspersed with light acacia woodlands.
A Rwanda safari will introduce you to its lovely people who are wonderfully friendly. They have courage and warmth and yet there is an innocence to them that is not always so evident in other parts of Africa.
Every successful gorilla tracking safari in Rwanda brings a surprise. No matter what you are told beforehand, little can prepare you for the privilege - their eyes are so compelling, soft and brown, full of curious gentleness, inquisitive yet also accepting. As Dian Fossey said in 'Gorillas in the Mist', "The expression in his eyes was unfathomable. Spellbound I returned his gaze - a gaze that seemed to combine elements of enquiry and acceptance."
An A&K safari in Africa is individually tailored to suit your needs and timescales. However, as a guide, a 4 day Rwanda gorilla tracking will cost from £2,715 per person based on two adults sharing.
Suggested Rwanda Accommodation Offers
The ultra-luxurious 5 star Nyungwe Forest Lodge is located in an expansive tea plantation on the edge of Nyungwe Forest, overlooking the forest canopy in a ridge below...
Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge is a luxurious lodge located on the edge of the Parc National des Volcans (Volcanoes National Park).
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I can easily say that nothing - nothing - in the natural world compares to an hour spent with wild mountain gorillas. An encounter with these magnificent beasts is absolutely without parallel.
- MM, Edinburgh
Elephant Outreach Programme, Botswana
Sanctuary Stanley's and Sanctuary Baines' Camps introduce the children of Ngamiland to their natural heritage through positive interaction with a trio of orphaned elephants.
Winter Solstice with Abercrombie & Kent
Relax on a beach in Thailand or explore diverse wildlife in the Galapagos Islands, whatever travel experience you're looking for we've some winter savings to help you get there so this winter get out of drizzly Britain and explore the world with Abercrombie & Kent.