Rwanda Safaris

flight time

11 Hours 30 Minutes (via Nairobi)

time zone


best airlines

Kenya Airways, Turkish Airlines

fly from

London, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Newcastle, Edinburgh

On The Map


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Volcanoes National Park

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Lake Kivu

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Tracks Safaris- We get you closer to Africa

Rwanda, known as the Land of 1,000 hills, is culturally rich and ecologically diverse. Its economy is primarily based on subsistence agriculture and it produces and exports some of the world’s finest tea and coffee. Rwanda’s capital is Kigali and it boasts three main National Parks.

Perhaps the best known is the Virunga Mountains which span the borders of Rwanda, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Uganda. This area, protected by all three countries, is the home of the endangered Mountain Gorilla Gorilla gorilla berengei.


Nyungwe Forest is among the largest forests remaining in Africa, and stands as one of the largest mountainous rain forests in the world. Nyungwe boasts 13 species of primates including chimpanzees, an enormous troop of Colobus monkeys, Gray-Cheeked Mangabey, and a variety of guenon monkeys, including l'Hoest's and Owl-Faced monkeys. Additionally, the forest has over 300 species of birds, with many irridescent fruit-eating varieties, and nearly 100 varieties of orchid.


Akagera National Park is located on the border with Tanzania and offers excellent game and bird viewing. Home to herds of elephant and buffalo, hippo, crocodile, leopard, spotted hyena, lion, giraffe and zebra and more than 12 types of antelope.


Lining the lakes are some of the continent’s densest concentrations of waterbirds, while the in the connecting marshes you can find the endangered and exquisite papyrus gonolek, and the bizarre shoebill stork - the latter perhaps the most eagerly sought of all African birds.


Please browse through our itineraries which will give you an idea of what Rwanda has to offer - choose between a small group set departure safari or a tailor made journey to your exact budget and requirements. We offer all levels of lodges from budget to the very best.


We work closely with a number of ground operators in Rwanda offering you the widest choice of itineraries and expereinces and would be delighted to help you plan your safari to Rwanda.  Tracks Safaris have visited Rwanda and trecked to see the gorillas and golden monkeys.  Talk to someone who has been there - call us on 01386 830264 or email [email protected] to start planning your Rwanda adventure!