Rwanda

At a glance

  • Mountain gorilla sightings
  • Dramatic landscape of Volcanoes National Park
  • Chimpanzee trekking

Rwanda holidays

A wildlife experience with a difference

Unspoilt and enchanting, this 'land of a thousand hills' is a unique part of Africa. Lesser-visited than its East Coast neighbours, this only adds to its appeal. Most holidays to Rwanda are arranged in the hope of catching a glimpse of the incredible mountain gorilla; the dramatic landscape of Volcanoes National Park is one of the best places in the world for gorilla sightings. For the ultimate experience of Rwanda's wildlife, combine chimpanzee and gorilla treks.

  • The Volcanos National Park, home to ten gorilla families
  • Chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe National Park
  • Beautiful lakes, landscapes and forests ideal for trekking
  • The varied flora and fauna, including colobus and mangabey monkeys

Good to know

Time difference:

GMT +2 hours

Capital:

Kigali

Currency:

Rwandan Franc, although US$ are widely accepted

Flying time to destination:

10 hours to Kigali via Nairobi

More facts

When to visit Rwanda

Jan

Could be Recommended

might be time to escape

Feb

Could be Recommended

might be time to escape

Mar

Could be Recommended

might be time to escape

Apr

Could be Recommended

might be time to escape

May

Could be Recommended

might be time to escape

Jun

Recommended

Good time to escape

Jul

Highly Recommended

Perfect time to escape

Aug

Highly Recommended

Perfect time to escape

Sep

Highly Recommended

Perfect time to escape

Oct

Recommended

Good time to escape

Nov

Could be Recommended

might be time to escape

Dec

Could be Recommended

might be time to escape

Further climate information

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Kuoni Insider

It’s hard to explain how amazing this country is and I was totally surprised by its beauty, grace and wonderful people. There is so much to see and do but the highlight has to be seeing the endangered mountain gorillas in the wild.

After a 1½ hour trek up through the Volcanoes National Park (which was well worth the energy) we came across the Agashya group of around 20 gorillas! These fascinating and beautiful primates are an unbelievable joy to see in their natural habitat and this is an experience I will never forget. Of course take a camera but make sure you take time to enjoy the experience for yourself rather than just from behind a lens.

Denise Gadsby-Thompson
Store Manager, Winchester