David Jones

Excellent service. Apart from getting us an amazing deal on our trip the Wildfoot staff were always there to help with advice and guidance

MORE trust Pilot reviews >

Rwanda

Discover a world of wildlife in the land of a thousand hills View all trips View all deals

A landscape of rolling hills sweeping through the verdant countryside, dramatic volcanoes and shimmering lakes plays host to the famous mountain gorillas that characterise this beautiful country’s resilience.

Watch our inspirational Rwanda Video

Considering a trip to Rwanda? Watch our amazing Rwanda video and take a look at what's in store on a visit to this remarkable destination.

Discover Rwanda

Discover all that you can do and experience in Rwanda...

Wildlife

Wildlife

Rwanda’s major pulls for wildlife enthusiasts are spread between three beautiful National Parks, including the spectacular Volcanoes National Park which is home to Rwanda’s famous mountain gorilla sanctuary and the Dian Fossey Foundation. In Nyungwe National Park in the impressive hills of southwest Rwanda you will find 13 different species of primates including chimpanzees and black-and-white colobus monkeys living amongst the rainforest, whilst in Akagera National Park you can get an authentic game viewing experience with access to up-close encounters with a wide variety of animals including lions, rhinos, elephants, buffalos, leopards, giraffes and Africa’s highest concentration of hippos.
More Info
Birds

Birds

Boasting a bird list of over 600 species, Rwanda contains the highest concentration of birds per square kilometer in Africa and offers many highlights for birding enthusiasts including many of the Albertine Rift endemic bird species. Rwanda’s relatively small size makes it easy to cover a full range of habitats but the key area for most birding trips is the vast Afromontane forest of Nyungwe National Park which has been recognised by Birdlife International as an Important Bird Area and is likely to bring you sightings of many species including Grauer's and Neumann's warblers, red-collared mountain-babblers and the Albertine owlet amongst many others. A visit to Akagera National Park may also result in sightings of the distinctive shoebill stork, whilst in Volcanoes National Park you will have the chance to see the 17 endemic species which have been spotted here.
More Info
Getting Around

Getting Around

Rwanda is the 4th smallest country in mainland Africa which makes it easy to discover all that this beautiful country has to offer without the need for internal flights. Rwanda’s 3 major National Parks are all within easy driving distance of each other and as part of a small group tour with dedicated guides and transport you can enjoy relaxing drives through the country’s scenic landscapes in between. In Volcanoes National Park and Nyungwe National Park the main way to get around is on foot, with gorilla and chimp trekking being a popular choice and hikes and nature walks bringing you up close to the impressive wildlife that abounds. In Akagera National Park there are many options for game drives in special 4x4 vehicles, and boat safaris through the park’s 8 beautiful lakes are another popular choice.
More Info

Wildfoot Travel Experts

Simon Rowland
Simon Rowland
Rwanda Specialist

Speak to someone who’s been to Rwanda. Start planning your tailor - made trip by calling one of our friendly destination specialists on 0800 195 3385 or 44 1625 581143 for outside the UK.

Download Our Rwanda Brochure

Our Rwanda brochure contains a sample of some of our favourite Rwanda itineraries, created with you, the customer, in mind. Carefully selected by our team of wildlife-travel specialists, our exciting programme of out-of-the-ordinary travel adventures combines the planet’s most sought-after wildlife experiences with the very best in transport, accommodation and expert guiding.

Download PDF
WILDFOOT

JOURNAL

Loading....

About Rwanda

Acknowledged as one of the world’s finest emerging destinations for adventure and wildlife holidays, Rwanda has much to offer to the intrepid traveller, not least the chance to witness what Sir David Attenborough has called “one of the most exciting encounters of my life”…walking with mountain gorillas in the wild. Witnessing up-close the grandeur of these magnificent primates is without doubt one of the main draws for visitors to Rwanda, but it’s not just the gorillas that make this one of Africa’s newest hotspots for tourism. Visitors to this safe and welcoming country will find 3 beautiful National Parks filled with various species of wildlife including 13 different types of primates, the “Big 5”, and an abundance of birdlife. With a spectacular and diverse landscape of volcanoes, rainforests, rivers and lakes this thriving country is just waiting to be explored.

Foreign Travel Advice

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information, check www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice