Ruanda Volcanoes Nationalpark Vulkan Landschaft

Between rainforest and savannah

Immerse yourself in the beating heart of Africa with a tailor-made luxury trip to Rwanda, the land of a thousand hills. Imagine walking through mist-shrouded rainforests where the majestic mountain gorillas are enthroned in their natural habitat - a rare and unforgettable experience that will set your heart racing. Rwanda opens its arms and invites you to discover not only its breathtaking landscapes and vibrant wildlife, but also to experience the warm hospitality of its people.

In the capital Kigali, clean streets and lively markets reflect the dynamic and progressive atmosphere. A visit to the Kigali Genocide Memorial offers deep insights into Rwanda's recent history. Not far from Kigali, the Volcanoes National Park offers a unique opportunity for gorilla trekking. This experience amidst the volcanic landscape remains unforgettable and also offers encounters with rare golden monkeys and a variety of birds.

In the southwest of the country, Nyungwe National Park attracts visitors with its ancient rainforest, which is one of the oldest in Africa. Visitors can go chimpanzee trekking here and walk on a suspension bridge above the forest to enjoy spectacular views. Akagera National Park in the east is known for its vast savannahs and abundant wildlife, including elephants, giraffes and lions. The park's numerous lakes are also an important habitat for birds.

Our tailor-made luxury trips to Rwanda offer you unparalleled experiences, from exciting safaris in the national parks to encounters with the friendly locals. Get ready to be enchanted by the beauty and diversity of Rwanda - a true adventure awaits you.

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    Best time to travel

    June - September

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    Price

    From 6.000 € per person plus flights

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    Flight time

    14h from Frankfurt am Main

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    Recommended trip duration

    From 10 days

Anja Sterker

Anja Sterker

Travel Designer

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German, English

5 reasons to travel to Rwanda

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Volcanoes National Park

a special place of nature conservation

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Gorilla Trekking

a unique experience

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Akagera National Park

for a safari in search of the Big 5

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Mountain Gorillas

observe endangered gorillas in the wild

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Nyungwe National Park

Chimpanzees romping around in the rainforest

Our favorite Rwanda trips

Let our Rwanda trips inspire you. We are happy to tailor each trip to your wishes and ideas.

Colobus Affen sitzen auf einem Ast im Wald
Discover Rwanda exclusively
Rwanda Round Trip | Duration: 10 nights
  • Safari in Akagera National Park
  • Visit to the Kigali Memorial Center
  • Chimpanzees in Nyungwe Forest
  • Gorilla Trekking
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Berggorilla fasst sich ans Kinn
Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda
Rwanda Round Trip | Duration: 4 nights
  • Experience the capital Kigali
  • Volcanoes Nationalpark
  • Mountain gorillas and golden monkeys
  • On the trail of Dian Fossey
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Portraet einer Loewin
From the rainforest to the Savannah
Rwanda and Tanzania Roundtrip | Duration: 14 nights
  • Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda
  • Chimpanzees on Rubondo Island
  • The Big 5 in the Serengeti
  • White sandy beaches in Zanzibar
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The encounter with the mountain gorillas is a deeply moving experience that I have rarely had before. In addition, the warm-hearted people made my trip to Rwanda particularly memorable and made Rwanda something very special.

Anja Sterker
Travel Designer

Lodges in Rwanda

Stay in the most beautiful and exclusive lodges in Rwanda and make your safari even more unforgettable

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Worth knowing about Rwanda

Exciting information about your trip to Rwanda

General Information

Imposing volcanic peaks and rainforests in the northwest and dry savannah landscapes in the southeast make Rwanda a sought-after travel destination. Also known as the land of 1,000 hills, Rwanda is one of the smallest countries in East Africa. Densely populated, Rwanda has a remarkable population of about 12.6 million. The capital Kigali, located in the heart of the country, is considered the cultural and economic centre. Characterized by expansion, the lively city of over a million inhabitants is only about two hours drive from the national parks. Whether Gorilla trekking or game drives on the tracks of the Big Five: Rwanda impresses with unique nature experiences. As one of the few states in Africa, it also has its own native language, the widely spoken Kinyarwanda. Many Rwandans also speak English and French.

Ruanda Volcanoes Nationalpark Vulkan Landschaft

Climate and best time to travek

Located close to the equator, Rwanda offers a tropical highland climate with daily average temperatures of around 25° Celsius. Humid and mild could describe the year-round prevailing weather in simple words. The great differences in altitude between the various regions sometimes make for considerable temperature differences. In general, the long dry season from May to October is considered the best time to travel. The short dry season from December to March is also suitable for active travel. During the rainy seasons between March and May and October and December, heavy rainfall is likely. Although it usually rains every day during this time of year, the sun always peeks out between the showers. The Volcanoes National Park in northwestern Rwanda is considered particularly rainy.

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Destinations and activities

Besides the young capital Kigali, the national parks in the northwest and southeast of Rwanda are especially popular. In the  Volcanoes National Park at the foot of volcanic peaks over 4,000 meters high, luxurious lodges attract guests from all over the world. Around a third of the world's gorilla population is based here. It is also the former home of the renowned  Gorilla-researcher Diane Fossey and can be visited in the national park. Extensive hiking and mountain biking to the top of the volcanic craters are possible, as well as visits to the small villages and communities. The  Nyungwe National Park in southwestern Rwanda is something like the country's water reservoir. Exotic plants are as much at home here as chimpanzees, reptiles and rare bird species. The Akagera National Park in the dry savannah region presents itself as a less crowded alternative to Serengeti National Park. Thanks to successful reintroduction projects, animal lovers can even experience the famous Big Five here.

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The capital Kigali

The capital city of Kigali, located in the centre of Rwanda, has about 1.3 million inhabitants. In addition to its hilly location at around 1,645 meters, the modern metropolis is characterized by its contemporary architecture. The Kigali Convention Center, for example, with its colourfully illuminated domed roof, is a real sight to see. The tallest building in the country is the 20-story Kigali City Tower. The university city of Kigali has a long-standing partnership with Mainz on the Rhine. In the former presidential residence outside the city centre, the Rwanda Art Museum displays historically relevant exhibits. In addition to various art galleries, small boutiques and large shopping centres invite visitors to enjoy shopping. Kigali is not only considered one of the cleanest cities in Africa but also the central transportation hub of Rwanda. International guests currently reach Rwanda via Kigali International Airport. In 2022, this was to be replaced by Bugesera International Airport, which is located about 50 km to the south.

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