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FAMILY TOURS IN RWANDA

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A family vacation is the perfect time to watch your children open their minds to new experiences in a new part of the world. Rwanda, in East-Central Africa, is the perfect destination to unleash your older child’s imagination, especially for teens old enough to participate in primate tours and other unique wildlife safaris. To feel confident about the upcoming experience, you want to be sure you have considered every aspect of the trip and made the right choices. With AfricanMecca Safari’s help, you can rest assured that your time in Rwanda will exceed your expectations. We understand which aspects of your travel will either enhance or detract from your time together, and our professional guidance will give you exactly the kind of solid information you need to make the best possible decisions. As you plan your visit to Rwanda, we will make recommendations about accommodations, activities, and points of interest that stay within your budget, while maximizing your enjoyment of this spectacular country.

A common concern among parents considering a visit to Rwanda is how to ensure the whole family stays healthy while traveling. Your AfricanMecca travel consultant will provide details about measures you should take prior to your travel, including vaccinations, malaria prophylaxis, and warm clothing you’ll want to pack. Our recommended accommodations are equipped with mosquito netting or proofing to provide protection against insects. Additionally, the safari lodges, camps and transportation in Rwanda will be comfortable, convenient, and appropriate for the ages and interests of your children. Whenever possible, we will plan your route in a manner than minimizes flying and driving times, as some children do not do well with long journeys. For instance, we may recommend points of interest in the same geographical area, suggest that you spend more days at each destination, or plan your itinerary around a dual park experience.

To fully enjoy immersing yourself in the Rwandan flora, fauna, and cultures on your wilderness safari, you don’t want to be worried about overspending. We provide peace of mind by identifying child-friendly lodges and camps that meet your budget and provide the highest level of comfort and convenience for your family. Children’s discounts are available at some accommodations in Rwanda, ranging from budget lodges that attract many tourists to more secluded private getaways. The increase in family-oriented safaris in Rwanda has also brought to the market smaller, more intimate accommodations that are owned by local families. Although each accommodation defines its own pricing structure, there are some common patterns. In general, children under two years of age stay free and the rates for children under 12 are discounted compared to adult rates in most places. Rates for children over 12 are the same as adult rates. Some accommodations have special family rooms or tents, but you may need to get two or more separate adjacent rooms depending on your itinerary and family size. This particularly applies to families who are traveling with two or more children, as some rooms accommodate a maximum of two adults and one child. A parent will need to stay in each room to watch over the youngsters.

The time of year you choose for your family’s dream holiday in the amazing country of Rwanda will also influence your experience. Many parents wish to plan their travel at times that coincide with school breaks, including during the summer and over Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Children and parents alike are often thrilled with the high visitor levels at these times, as it gives them an opportunity to meet fellow travelers from around the world. Summer also coincides with the long dry season, so you will have superb wildlife viewing both in Rwanda and other areas in East Africa. Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park and the Great Migration in Kenya’s Masai Mara and Tanzania’s Serengeti are both wonderful to see during this season. The warm weather and minimal precipitation during this time of year also provides the best climate for a beach escape on the Indian Ocean or relaxing on the sandy shorelines of Lake Kivu, in western Rwanda. If you plan to spend the Christmas holiday in Rwanda, we encourage you to schedule your flights, activities, and accommodations early, as the local visitor levels peak during this season.

Most visitors come to Africa, and Rwanda in particular, to view unique species in their natural habitats. For this reason, activities that explore the natural world are a prime focus. For safety reasons, gorilla, golden monkey, chimpanzee (Nyungwe Forest), and primate trekking in national parks in Rwanda are restricted to older children over 15 years old, though younger children can visit Akagera National Park and enjoy the many other animals, both large and small. If you wish to take these primate treks and have younger children looked after, we can arrange other activities to keep your little ones happy and quite busy or each parent takes a trek in either of the two days. Activities suitable for younger kids include flower and birding tours or visits to local villages, where your children can learn traditional beading, bow and arrow skills, songs and dances, and much, much more! Akagera National Park and Lake Kivu do not have age restrictions on activities. Paramount for families is having a professional guide that can awaken their children’s excitement and engagement with the Rwandan bush. AfricanMecca Safaris has personal knowledge of its guides, and we assure you that each one takes a special, heartfelt interest in teaching children and delighting their young imaginations as they take families into a world of stunning scenery and remarkable wildlife. By learning about each child’s special interests, our guides are able to tailor the outback tours in a way that makes the time in Africa absolutely unforgettable for parents and youngsters alike.

If you’re like most families, your utmost desire when journeying to Rwanda is to give your children a lifetime of memories and a mind filled with adventurous and enlightening travel experiences. AfricanMecca Safaris is your premier partner in making your safari dream come true for you and your whole family.

Select Your Preferred Rwanda Trip Ideas & Experiences

1. Rwanda Safari Trip Ideas

2. Sample Itinerary Trips For Rwanda

3. Gorilla & Primate Safari Prices For Rwanda

WILDLIFE SAFARIS IN RWANDA
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WILDLIFE SAFARIS IN RWANDA

Rwanda is a specialty safari destination coupled with mountains, plains and lakeside viewing fauna. Your hilly adventure is heightened thanks to its gorgeous scenery, flora and pleasant climate.

RWANDA GORILLA TREK SAFARIS
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RWANDA GORILLA TREK SAFARIS

The playful antics and heartwarming social behaviors of mountain gorillas capture people's minds. AfricanMecca is proud to offer an insightful and enchanting trip into Rwanda's primate habitats.

CUSTOM-PRIVATE RWANDA SAFARIS
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CUSTOM-PRIVATE RWANDA SAFARIS

Flexibility is important during your wilderness trip to Rwanda so as to ensure an intimate, personal experience. A tailor-made tour can be arranged for any guest regardless of their preferred safari tier.

HONEYMOON SAFARIS IN RWANDA
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HONEYMOON SAFARIS IN RWANDA

A honeymoon is a special time in the lives of newlyweds. There is no more memorable place to mark new beginnings than the pristine wilderness of Rwanda, with its magnificent and truly unique denizens.

FAMILY SAFARIS IN RWANDA
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FAMILY SAFARIS IN RWANDA

Rwanda is the perfect active-adventure destination to unleash your child's imagination, especially for 15+ year teens old enough to participate in gorilla-primate treks and other unique wildlife safaris.

LUXURY SAFARIS IN RWANDA
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LUXURY SAFARIS IN RWANDA

We understand your requirements when you talk about fulfilling your dream of the ultimate luxury vacation experience in Rwanda where your every bespoke and plush needs are carefully catered to.

PHOTO SAFARIS IN RWANDA
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PHOTO SAFARIS IN RWANDA

AfricanMecca hand-selects the Rwanda photography instructors we provides to our guests. These are private photographers and exclusive encounters, and are never offered as part of a group.

CULTURAL SAFARIS IN RWANDA
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CULTURAL SAFARIS IN RWANDA

Rwanda is home to three tribal groups. We highly recommend setting aside some time during your wilderness safari adventure to visit cultural communities and experience Rwanda's traditional way of life.

RWANDA HIKING & TREKKING
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RWANDA HIKING & TREKKING

Rwanda is a hiking and trekking paradise, offering amazing trails for every experience level. AfricanMecca arranges hikes and treks in the top-notch protected areas of Volcanoes and Nyungwe Parks.

BIRDING SAFARIS IN RWANDA
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BIRDING SAFARIS IN RWANDA

Rwanda is home to some of the most beautiful avian fauna in the world. Despite its relatively small size, the country boasts more than 650 bird species, offering our guests a superb birding safari.

WEDDING SAFARIS IN RWANDA
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WEDDING SAFARIS IN RWANDA

Rwanda promises an inimitable escape that few venture to. It appeals to brides and grooms who want the most extraordinary nuptial celebrations with all the romance of an exotic and unique safari setting.

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SAFARI PRICES FOR RWANDA
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SAFARI PRICES FOR RWANDA

Review individual itineraries and prices of our suggested Rwanda safaris with the option of customizing your Africa tour based on your needs and preferences.

AFRICA TRIP IDEAS FOR RWANDA
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AFRICA TRIP IDEAS FOR RWANDA

Review experiences available in Rwanda from gorilla treks, photo wildlife safari, hiking, family to honeymoon romantic vacation, beach lakes, cultural & birding tours.

PARKS & RESERVES IN RWANDA
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PARKS & RESERVES IN RWANDA

Review information on wildlife safari parks, reserves and lakes in Rwanda i.e. Volcanoes, Nyungwe Forest, Akagera, Gishwati-Mukura and Lake Kivu

ACCOMMODATIONS IN RWANDA
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ACCOMMODATIONS IN RWANDA

Review information on safari lodges and camps, city hotels, lakeside resorts in Rwanda's pristine wilderness, cities, lake beach shores and idyllic forests.

BEST TIME TO VISIT RWANDA
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BEST TIME TO VISIT RWANDA

Review details on the best time to go to Rwanda to visit its various wildlife outback, forests, beachside lakes, cities and towns, mountains and other wildernesses.

RWANDA PRIMATE & GORILLA TREK
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RWANDA PRIMATE & GORILLA TREK

Review the opportunity to see the mountain gorillas and golden monkeys of Volcanoes Park and other primates like chimpanzees and colobus monkeys of Nyungwe.

RWANDA COUNTRY PROFILE
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RWANDA COUNTRY PROFILE

Review country information and travel tips on Rwanda i.e. geography, culture, history, climate, tipping guide, what to pack and wear, entry requirements and more.

CITY DAY TOURS FOR RWANDA
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CITY DAY TOURS FOR RWANDA

Review city tour suggestions on full or half day options in Kigali. Experiences can be customized around your vacation travels in Rwanda parks and reserves.

RWANDA SOCIAL MEDIA NEWS
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RWANDA SOCIAL MEDIA NEWS

Review Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Instagram real time social media news for Rwanda parks, towns, lakeside beaches, gorilla safaris, lodging and more.

AFRICANMECCA REVIEWS

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  • I just returned from a month in Africa, specifically Rwanda & Kenya. I am left breathless with my experience. AfricanMecca Safaris coordinated the entire trip for me and left no detail, nothing for me to do.
    Carol Bobb - Pennsylvania, United States
  • Rwanda was amazing. The accommodations, food, and guides AfricanMecca arranged were great. Raza also helped us through the complicated process of getting permits for gorilla trekking. AfricanMecca is a fantastic company to work with.
    Stephanie Weir - United States
  • Jambo Altaf and Raza! We are back on earth now after our fabulous honeymoon. This is to say THANK YOU so much for organising a week in Kenya that we will never forget.....!
    Dr Krina Zondervan, Oxford University - United Kingdom
  • Jambo Raza!!! The safari trip was spectacular! Everything went off without a hitch. We loved the Masai Mara. The migration was awesome. You listened to what I wanted and delivered it perfectly.
    Judi & Chaim Platt - Toronto, Canada
  • I cannot say enough about the quality of AfricanMecca. Their teams in Kenya and Tanzania were top notch. Raza, again thanks to you and your entire organization! We will be repeat customers.
    Dan Kobick - Managing Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers - New York, United States
  • AfricanMecca Safaris offers incredibly knowledgeable and skilled services! Our travel arrangements for 2 months of volunteering with TEACH Rwanda in country were made quickly and economically. Honored to work with Raza!
    Janet Brown - TEACH Rwanda Founder - United States
  • This is to let you know my guests, The Bryant's, had a wonderful time on the trip Samburu, Masai Mara/Kenya, Chobe/Botswana & Victoria Falls/Zambia. Everything was perfect! Thank you..
    Christine Milan - MT Carmel Travel - Connecticut, United States

EAST AFRICA SAFARI & TOUR HOLIDAY IDEA FOR RWANDA

When visiting Rwanda, we recommend combining your Kigali visit with a gorilla safari in Volcanoes Park, Nyungwe and Akagera. You may optionally extend out to other wilderness areas of Gishwati-Mukura ending with a beach vacation at Lake Kivu or even extending out to the exotic spice island of Zanzibar or Lamu, or even Mombasa.

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