Rwanda is go!

October 8th 2021  |   Wildlife Safaris, Rwanda  |  by   Lucinda Rome
Rwanda is go!

Surprisingly perhaps, gorilla viewing is not the only thing on offer in Rwanda, and it’s becoming a genuinely world class destination for many other reasons with savannah, wetland and forest wildlife in abundance. Akagera National Park is being regenerated under a long term project headed by African Parks, and is emerging as an excellent wildlife reserve; where else do you have the chance to see black rhino, sitatunga, lion, leopard, elephant and shoebill? Nyungwe Forest is home to plenty of chimps and myriad other primates and birds. It’s spectacular.

Short break
Fly overnight to Kigali, and you can be in the Volcanoes National Park little more than four hours after you’ve landed. Stay at Singita Kwitonda for incredible scenery, luxurious accommodation, and wonderful opportunities to track mountain gorillas. We always recommend two gorilla visits, so a three or four night stay is ideal.

Singita Kwitonda is a superbly comfortable lodge and a great spot from which to track the mountain gorillas

A week on safari
Combine three nights at Magashi Camp with four nights at Bisate Lodge for the finest possible week in Rwanda. Superb accommodation, boat cruises and drives in Akagera, and the gorillas in the mountains… fabulous.

Gorilla tracking from Bisate Lodge

Two weeks or more
Stay a night at the Kigali Serena Hotel and enjoy one of the neatest and cleanest cities in Africa, with its fascinating history that includes the thought-provoking genocide memorial. Travel on to One&Only Nyungwe House to see chimps and colobus monkeys, then onwards to Volcanoes National Park where Virunga Lodge is a terrific option for scenery and gorilla tracking. Finish up with three nights or more at Magashi Camp to see Rwanda’s plains wildlife returning to its best.

Great wildlife viewing at Magashi Lodge

What next?
We would be delighted to help you plan a dream safari in Rwanda. Our team of experts has travelled widely throughout Africa and the Indian Ocean and can offer expert advice on every type of safari from family and beach holidays to riding and primate safaris. Do get in touch – chatting to people by phone or email is what we do best. We listen, we explain, we answer all sorts of questions even those you didn’t know to ask, and finally we make suggestions. If this is your first time to Africa or your twenty first, we have a team standing by to help make the planning easy and the journey the best ever. Please get in touch whatever stage you’re at.

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