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The beating of your heart and the low rumble of a massive, yet peaceful silverback are the only sounds you hear as you peer through the dense rainforest vegetation to witness, for the first time, some of the world’s last remaining mountain gorillas of the Virungas. Slowly, you release your breath, stifling a giggle as you watch the antics of infant gorillas and its family members. Your nature-seeking travel has brought you to Volcanoes National Park in northwestern Rwanda, and now it dawns on you that this moment will change your life forever.

The world’s love for these amazing creatures stems from the work of famed primatologist Dian Fossey, who dedicated her life to studying and protecting the now critically endangered gorillas. Because so few are left on the planet, seeing them in their natural habitat is a heartwarming experience that will deeply touch your soul and spirit. Your senses are heightened thanks to this Rwanda’s gorgeous scenery, your sense of adventure is sparked, and your concern is aroused for the conservation and protection of this species. Mountain gorilla trekking is the primary reason international guests safari in Rwanda, and you will have the opportunity to see some of the 880 or so left in the wild.

Visits to the 10 gorilla families habituated to humans in Volcanoes is tightly regulated; with only 80 permits issued each day, we recommend that you plan activities for your gorilla wilderness holiday well in advance, especially if you are coming to Africa during the height of the tourist season. The treks to locate the gorillas are one to four hours long, depending on which family you are visiting and the availability of food sources at that time of year. As you traverse the trail, you may see elusive spotted hyenas, buffaloes, black-fronted duikers, forest elephants, and other mammals. The canopy is filled with the chatter of birds, and you may even sight a galago peering back at you. If your schedule allows for an additional day at Volcanoes National Park, we can arrange a special outing to locate the golden monkeys, as well as many other rainforest denizens. You will require a separate permit to track golden monkeys.

If hiking tops the wish list for your dream vacation in Africa, we recommend that you visit Nyungwe National Park, another protected forested area in southwestern Rwanda that is home to an intact population of more than 500 chimpanzees. You will visit the primates at Cyamdungo Forest or near Uwinka Forest, the two communities open to guests. In addition to chimpanzee trekking, Nyungwe National Park is known for having the highest diversity of primate species in one location. Species include black and white colobus, silver monkeys, golden monkeys, Dent’s mona monkeys, L’Hoest’s monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, owl-faced monkeys, and grey-cheeked mangabeys, to name just a few.

All of these scampering creatures can be observed on specialized primate tours with AfricanMecca. Primates are just some of 85 species of mammals in the park, which share this unique ecosystem with more than 300 bird species including the great blue turaco, goliath heron, giant hornbill, hamerkop, and red-breasted sparrow hawk. In addition to fauna walks, we recommend that you take advantage of the Nyungwe Canopy Walk for a unique perspective of the forest, as well as the many hiking tours available, which range from one to seven hours long. You can even trek in the footsteps of anthropologists, conservationists, and explorers along the Congo-Nile Divide Trail.

No African tour would be complete without a classic wildlife safari experience, and Rwanda will exceed your every expectation. Akagera National Park is the only protected savannah in the country, and many plains game find refuge within the park boundaries. Both rare and common species can be observed on the open expanses, as well as in the papyrus swamps, woodland hills, and lakes. Birdwatchers may prefer the swamps, where sitatunga and shoebill storks are often seen. If you’re searching for large mammals then the grasslands are the place to be. Elephants, zebras, topis, buffalos, roan antelopes, klipspringers, impalas, rhinos and many other herbivores graze quietly here. Akagera National Park was once void of lions, but these majestic felines were reintroduced in recent years and join leopards, side-striped jackals, and hyenas as the park’s primary hunters. You can witness all the park’s flora and fauna on Big 5 game drives, specialized boating tours, nature-walks, and birding safaris. We recommend that serious bird lovers take a boat excursion on Lake Ihema. The leisure fishing at Lake Shakani is also exceptional.

Rounding out your ideal Rwanda trip itinerary, you can spend two or three days at Lake Kivu, one of the unsung gems in this part of Africa. Avifauna and fish species are the primary animal life in this region. Your schedule can include taking leisurely walks along the beach to see the unique hot springs, lazing in the sun, and touring the nearby villages, memorials, and other points of interest. Should you still have a bit of pent-up energy, try your hand at fishing, kayaking, windsurfing, biking, sailing, and beach volleyball. Just a quick boat ride away from the shoreline are the islands of Napoleon, Bugarama, and Nkomo, which offer intriguing ecosystems to explore. You can even swim in its blue water waters; thanks to the absence of crocodiles and hippos, Lake Kivu is one of the safest lakes in Africa.

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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

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AFRICA TRIP IDEAS FOR RWANDA
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AFRICA TRIP IDEAS FOR RWANDA

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PARKS & RESERVES IN RWANDA
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PARKS & RESERVES IN RWANDA

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ACCOMMODATIONS IN RWANDA
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ACCOMMODATIONS IN RWANDA

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BEST TIME TO VISIT RWANDA
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BEST TIME TO VISIT RWANDA

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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.

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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

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RWANDA SOCIAL MEDIA NEWS

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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 BOOKING & TOUR HOLIDAY IDEA 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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