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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RWANDA WITH A&KRwanda is famed for its thrilling gorilla tracking on northern volcanic slopes crinkled with lush valleys. Yet as any of our returning guests will tell you, there's an awful lot more to this beautiful, wonderfully friendly central Africa state. From startlingly tranquil lakes to misty rainforest and rolling grass plains, the country dubbed 'The Land of a Thousand Hills' is a landlocked jewel.
Thankfully, it's a jewel that sparkles in A&K's heartland, where we began over half a century ago. With multiple offices across the continent, we offer seamless travel with 24-hour emergency contact and the very best vehicles. With long-established contacts and a large team of experienced staff, including top-notch guides selected for their specialities from gorillas to birds, and travelling families, we offer one-off experiences unavailable to other tourists.
Go on safari or gorilla tracking in Rwanda with Abercrombie & Kent in 2014 and we'll take you to the north of the country where the lush forest and bamboo of Parc National des Volcans, part of the cross-border Virunga Conservation area, hosts five families of gorillas - and sitting alongside them is the reward for a hearty tramp through verdant undergrowth.
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 tracked the Susa group which is the one I really wanted to see - it was almost as if gorillas were tumbling out of every bush, shrub and even at times they seemed to fall from the sky.
- MM, Edinburgh
Nakatindi Village and School
is located just outside Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park nearby Victoria Falls. This is a new project AKP and Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma have just adopted.
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