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Land of a Thousand Hills

ONE OF OUR TOP DESTINATIONS

PEAK SEASON

Jun - Aug

Steadfast’s favourite time to visit

Year Round

Famous For

Gorillas

Land of a Thousand Hills

Visit Rwanda

Great for: Gorilla trekking, primate safaris, birding, unique safaris

Extraordinary experiences are the hallmark of Rwandan travel. Kigali, the vibrant capital, brims with upscale restaurants, contemporary art centres, bustling markets and historical sites that allow visitors to immerse themselves in Rwandan culture. The true highlight, however, is incredible wildlife encounters.

In the low-lying east, Akagera National Park safeguards Africa’s largest wetland and provides Big 5 and aquatic safaris. To the west, the Land of a Thousand Hills is a primate haven. Observing mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park is the highlight of any trip to Rwanda, while chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe National Park is another unforgettable adventure.

HIGHLIGHTS

Gorilla trekking

Chimpanzee trekking

Golden monkey encounters

Big 5 safaris

Excellent birding

Vibrant Kigali

Featured Itineraries

The Alphen Boutique Hotel: Constantia, Cape Town (3 nights)

Heaven Boutique Hotel: Kigali, Rwanda (1 night)

Wilderness Bisate: Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda (5 nights)

 From R185 450 per person sharing for 9 nights

FAQ

UK: All British passport holders require a visa to travel to Rwanda and they can be obtained on arrival at the airport, at the Rwandan High Commission in the UK or online prior to arrival at the main port of entry.

USA: U.S. passports must be valid for six months after the date of entry into Rwanda. Travelers can obtain a Rwandan visa through the following procedures: Obtain a 30-day tourist visa at the port of entry.

EU: EU Citizens  must apply for a visa. The Rwanda eVisa is an online visa that allows you to visit the country for 30 days.

India: Indian citizens are exempt from applying for a Rwanda visa.

UAE: The Rwanda e-visa for UAE residents is an official travel document required for certain foreigners wishing to enter Rwanda.

Eastern Africa in general is a medium risk Malaria area. Malaria is still present and risk is dependent on the specific area you are visiting. We advise getting in touch with our team if you have any questions regarding the malaria risk in the area you will be visiting. Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda are medium risk areas and some of our clients choose to not take malaria prophylactics when visiting these destinations. Preventative methods including long sleeve shirts, long trousers and mosquito spray are advised, especially after sunset and in the rainy months. If you are traveling to Eastern Africa while pregnant, we advise you to consult with a doctor. The responsible decision is to take malaria prophylactics when visiting Malaria areas.

  • Peak Season: 6-12 months in advance
  • Mid Season: 3-6 months in advance
  • Low Season: 1-3 months in advance

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You are able to pay and carry USD in Rwanda. In restaurants and shops, credit and bank cards are charged in local currency. We advise carrying small amounts of USD for tips and extras.

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