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Rwanda

An increasingly rare wilderness and a land of staggering beauty, Rwanda is home to half the world’s mountain gorillas and a vast savannah teeming with iconic wildlife.


LAND OF THRILLS

Explore an unforgettable Rwanda safari

Nothing can prepare you for it. The moment you encounter a mountain gorilla in the wild. As you close in quietly to see a mother cradling her baby, just metres away from you in the legendary mist-shrouded Virunga Mountains, there’s a palpable sense of interconnectedness. From the land, to the wildlife, to the people. Everything is seamlessly woven into every level of the ecosystem. And the ripple effects are seen everywhere.

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RWANDA

Journey to the Land of a Thousand Hills

Easily traversed, Rwanda is one of Africa’s most thrilling destinations – promising unique wildlife encounters, stunning landscapes, and warm, proud people. A land of astonishing beauty, Rwanda has risen phoenix-like from its troubled history. Today the tiny country of nearly 13 million people is Africa’s economic poster child, a model of reconciliation, regeneration and sustainability. 

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Rwanda at a glance

Going off the beaten track when on holiday comes with questions. When is the best season to view wildlife in Rwanda? How cold does it get at night and what languages are spoken? To help you prepare for your Rwanda safari, we have put together a few key facts to inspire your adventurous spirit.

Key Facts

Rwanda key facts

Vibrant and thriving. In the heart of Africa, Rwanda is one of Africa’s most biodiverse regions. Its bustling capital, Kigali, exemplifies cleanliness and order; plastic bags are banned and car-less Mondays are encouraged. Fiercely protective over its wilderness and land, we are proud to be involved in reforestation programmes and the protection of endangered wildlife.

POPULATION SIZE

13.3 Million

CURRENCY

Rwandan Franc (RFR)

GEOGRAPHICAL SIZE

26,340 km²

BEST TIME TO GO

All year round

LANGUAGE

Kinyarwanda

Habitats

Wildlife

Weather

THINGS TO DO

Rwanda experiences

You’ll feel it in the air. An invisible cloak of possibility. As you walk through the mist under the canopy of the Virunga’s lush rainforest. Or on a game drive in Akagera National Park, silently tracking a lion or leopard. Feel the vibrancy of Rwanda’s capital Kigali. Alive with the renewed energy of its people, who share a deep passion and love for their land and its wildlife.
Wilderness Rwanda Journeys

RWANDA JOURNEYS

Plan an unforgettable Rwanda safari

Our curated journeys in Rwanda offer you a taste of once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Filled with intimate encounters, dramatic landscapes and award-winning, luxury sanctuaries in pristine regions of the country. Hosted by our industry-leading guides. Passionate storytellers who look forward to sharing their love of Rwanda's iconic wildlife with you.

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Explore regions & camps in Rwanda

From rainforests to savannah, we offer conservation tourism experiences in two of Rwanda’s most magnificent areas. Award-winning Bisate, nestled in an eroded volcanic cone overlooking Volcanoes National Park. And elegant Magashi in Akagera National Park, with knockout vistas over beautiful Lake Rwanyakazinga, and an area teeming with iconic African wildlife.

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JOURNAL

Rwanda featured stories

Longing to go on a luxury Rwandan journey? Browse our collection - from award-winning photography to featured travel stories on mountain gorillas, and on-the-ground updates about our Rwandan conservation contributions.
The Journal
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Lauren Dold

09.07.2024

SACOLA Donates Water Supply To Villages Around Volcanoes National Park

Wilderness Sabyinyo and SACOLA provide for local communities in Rwanda

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Wilderness Blogger

26.06.2024

Wilderness Sabyinyo Newsletter – May 2024

May marked the beginning of peak season for Sabyinyo. Our guests were able to enjoyably experience t...

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Eric Dushime

14.06.2024

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When we say we’re there every step of the way, we mean it, literally. From planning the perfect circuit, to private inter-camp transfers on Wilderness Air, and easing you through Customs. We’re with you on the ground, at your side, 24-7, from start to finish. Ready to take the road less travelled? Contact our Travel Designers to plan an unforgettable journey.