Rwanda Gorilla Tours

Rwanda is called "Land of a thousand hills. It is comprised of three historical ethnic groups and that is the Tutsi, Hutu and Twa.

Tourism in Rwanda

Tourism in Rwanda is the biggest foreign exchange earner. As of 2013-2018, Rwanda’s tourism sector was estimated to generate 25% foreign exchange earnings. Rwanda is a landlocked nation, also most famous as the Land of a Thousand Hills and prides itself of the spectacular sceneries, warm and friendly people.

Rwanda has plenty to offer the world; this is regardless of its compact size. Its compact size makes it even easier for tourists to explore it in the shortest period of time but return when filled with lasting memories. The country’s tourism sector has played a remarkable part and attracted direct investment from foreign investors. As a result, a number of classic international hotel brands have kept cropping up in Rwanda.

The prominent accommodation or hotel facilities offering outstanding accommodation services to the country’s travelers include the Radisson Blu, Marriott Hotels and Resorts, Sheraton Hotels and Resorts, Golden Tulip Hotels, Protea Hotels by Marriott as well as lodges such as Bisate Lodge, Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, 5 Volcanoes National Park, One & Only Nyungwe House, Magashi Tented Camp, etc.

Rwanda’s tourism sector is rapidly growing and attracts all categories of clients although it positioned itself as a high-end gorilla safari destination. Government of Rwanda has also entered into partnerships with the London-based association football team, 2 year partnership with Paris Saint-Germain F.C, Arsenal Football Club.

History of Rwanda

Rwanda attained its independence in 1962 from the Belgium. Rwanda was formed as a republic governed by the majority MDR-Pamehutu, this had gained complete control of the country’s politics. The Tutsi guerilla invasion to Rwanda from Burundi took place in 1963, just a year after granting Rwanda independence. As a result, over 14000 people lost their lives. The country’s historic event that is remembered is the 1994 Rwandan genocide between the Hutu and Tutsi where nearly a million lives were lost. A deep insight into this terrific event can be explored while on a tour in the genocide memorial centers in Rwanda including Kigali genocide center.

Wildlife and Tourism

Tourism in Rwanda is nature-based and it boasts of its breathtaking landscape. There are unique wildlife species to see on a safari in Rwanda. From beautiful primates to large and small mammals, birds and rolling hills or scenic volcanic mountains, Rwanda safaris have plenty waiting you to explore and experience.

Three primate destinations all exist in Rwanda and include Nyungwe Forest National Park, Gishwati-Mukura National Park and Volcanoes National Park. Guests in need to watch all the big 5 game in the wild, there is only one place to consider a must-visit and that is Akagera National Park.

People and Culture

Rwandans has a lot in common, especially when it comes to cultural values such as social cohesion, patriotism, unity and hard work. Kinyarwanda is the country’s common spoken language and it is a uniting language besides the official English, French and Kiswahili. Rwanda is comprised of 3 historical ethnic groups and that is the Tutsi, Hutu and Twa. These tribal groups have unique cultures and traditions, stories worth sharing.

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National Parks of Rwanda

Volcanoes National Park

Volcanoes National Park (VNP) is amazingly the most famous travel destination in Rwanda. Located in the Northwestern Rwanda, Volcanoes NP is where the world’s 30% endangered mountain gorillas reside and other mammals, reptiles, birds and floral species. This is the oldest park in Rwanda created in 1925 the same year with the Congo’s Virunga National park.

Overall, there are 1063 mountain gorillas still surviving and these live only within Uganda, Rwanda and Congo. Gorilla trekking is the main African safari highlight of every tour to Rwanda and permits can be obtained at USD1500 per person. Read More

5 Day Gorilla Safari

Nyungwe Forest National Park

Nyungwe Forest is another special primate viewing destination in Rwanda, home to 13 primates. Lying within the Southern province, Nyungwe supports over 500 chimpanzees, 400 colobus monkeys, l’hoest monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys and others. Over 140 orchid species, 1068 species of plants and 310 bird species also dwell within the park. Nyungwe offers excellent chimpanzee treks, forest walks, canopy walks, birding and tea farm tours.

Akagera National Park

Akagera National Park is the only park in Rwanda where tourists can visit to see the savanna wildlife species. The park harbors a huge profusion of big game and other small mammal species. The park was gazetted in 1934 and spans, offering home to animal species such as hyenas, elephants, giraffes, zebras, lions, leopards, bush bucks, topis, 500 bird species, and some primates, especially bush babies, olive baboons, blue monkeys, vervet monkeys, among others

Gishwati-Mukura National Park

Gishwati-Mukura N/Park is a newly established protected area and protects a variety of primates and birds. The park still remains untouched thus offering authentic wilderness experiences. It spans over and supports wildlife such as l’hoest monkeys, chimpanzees, olive baboons, black and white colobus monkeys, and more. Birds of Gishwati-Mukura National Park include martial eagle, red-throated alethe, grey-crowned cranes, purple-breasted sunbird, Rwenzori turacos, stripe-breasted tit, wood hoopoe, Rwenzori batis, strange weavers, and mountain yellow warblers. The main activities to enjoy on a tour in Gishwati-Mukura National Park include birding, cultural encounter, chimpanzee/primate tracking, and more. Read More

Why book with us?

Our unique game drives which elevate your experience.

One of the best services we offer are the unique game drives arranged by a team of experts to ensure that a customer’s expectations are exceeded.

Our experienced guides and expertise is our super power.

Time and again, our very happy customers tell us that our guides and tours and safari consultants are the best of the best. That’s because we select each for their expertise, experience and love for wildlife.

We know the best places to stay

Whether for a solo traveler, a couple or a private group of 2 and above looking to take over an entire resort, we select the best suitable accommodations for you among a variety of partners. All are handpicked, often calm and right in the heart of wildlife gathering spots.

We listen and consider every customer’s preferences

Are you a photographer who prefers to explore during the magic hour for just the right light? A birder who would rather rise early and stay in one spot for a longer stretch of time? Or a larger group that would benefit from free time? We know how to tie it all together to get you exactly what you want.