Holidays in Rwanda
Safari Holidays in Rwanda
Rwanda- the “Land of a Thousand Hills”- is a country of verdant beauty and abundant fauna and flora. The country is flourishing, and tourists love to visit this safe and popular little country that has invested heavily in tourism and infrastructure over the last two decades. Many visitors are lured to Rwanda by the Silverback Mountain Gorillas, who make their home in the staggeringly beautiful Virunga volcanic chain, an area made famous by the American gorilla researcher Dian Fossey.
Among Rwanda’s special attractions are its three national parks: Akagera National Park, Volcanoes National Park – home of the mountain gorillas, and Nyungwe National Park, all of which are phenomenal destinations for nature enthusiasts. The movie “Gorillas in the Mist” was filmed in Volcanoes National Park, the authentic location of the Karisoke Research Centre that was founded by famed primate researcher Dian Fossey.
Forest birding, crystal clear lakes, savannah safaris and authentic traditional culture encourage visitors to the tiny country of Rwanda to stay longer. Rwanda’s incredible natural wealth and biodiversity make the country a prime destination for nature lovers and people who wish to gain an authentic African experience. Why not combine a trip to Rwanda with a visit to neighboring Uganda? For Rwanda itineraries and costs – customised to your specification and price range – please contact Arlanda Tours and Travel
Tailor-made Rwanda Safaris
What to expect in Rwanda
Surprisingly easy. There is a very good network of tarmac roads to all major parks. The road from Kigali to the Virunga Mountains is particularly good although this is used by a lot of traffic and is also built around many of the winding hills leading up to the park, so whilst it can be slow moving, the views are spectacular.
The roads elsewhere are also very good and given that Rwanda itself is a very small country, most destinations can be reached in a day. There is a good selection of flight options around the country, from scheduled flights, to private helicopter transfers to some of the lodges and parks. Choices are dependent on budget and time.
The one good thing about travelling around Rwanda is that once you leave the larger towns and cities, you will pass through the most beautiful countryside and traditional villages – plenty of photo stops and welcoming villages. Again, we only ever use good quality 4×4 vehicles for road transfers or regulated internal flights with registered airlines or private aviation companies for those who wish to fly.
Rwanda’s attractions we love
Volcanoes National Park
Montane rainforest that is home to the mountain gorilla.
Nyungwe Forest National Park
Walk among the playful chimps in this rainforest jungle.
Akagera National Park
Reward yourself with African savanna games in this park.
Rwanda’s culture hub and explore the genocide museums.
EAT = +3GMT
French + English
Official Currency of Rwanda
Kigali International Airport (KGL), the only international airport in the country where you’re most likely to land.
Please check with www.flighttime-calculator.com to estimate your flight time from your airport to Kigali International Airport (KGL).
Do I need a VISA?
Foreign citizens require a visa for Rwanda which can be obtained prior to travel or easily on arrival. Current cost is approx US$50. Please visit www.migration.gov.rw for more information.