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Rwanda holidays and tours, 2015 and 2016

Our Rwanda holidays & Rwanda gorilla safaris follow in the steps of Dian Fossey to Virunga National Park, Africa’s premier gorilla tracking destination. All our Rwanda holidays & Rwanda gorilla safaris are provided by operators committed to supporting local people & the environment.
Gorilla tracking holiday in Rwanda
A unique safari taking in the wildlife highlights of Rwanda, from £3180 (6 days) ex flights
Gorilla Safari & the Masai Mara
Superb safari and trip to see gorillas, from £3019 - £3499 (18 days) inc UK flights
Gorilla safari in Rwanda, gorillas, monkeys and chimpanzees
Discover gorillas, monkeys and chimpanzees in stunning Rwanda , from £2599 - £2749 (7 days) inc UK flights
Rwanda safari holiday
Rwanda,The Amazing experience, from £2700 - £3500 (10 days) ex flights
Gorilla tour in Rwanda
Mountain Gorillas are most spectacular scenery on earth, from £960 - £1400 (3 days) ex flights
Rwanda and Uganda wildlife holiday
Rwanda and Uganda adventure, from £2400 - £3500 (14 days) inc UK flights
3 day Rwanda gorilla safari
A gorilla safari taking in some of Rwanda’s iconic locations, from £720 (3 days) ex flights
Wildebeest migration safari & gorilla tour
Visit Serengeti national park and the gorillas in Rwanda, from £2400 - £3300 (14 days) inc UK flights
Gorilla safari in Africa
Track the world’s largest gorillas in DR Congo, from £4995 (16 days) ex flights
Rwanda & Uganda bird watching tour
Designed to see as many as possible endemic birds, from £2800 - £3600 (17 days) ex flights
Gorilla safari & holiday in Rwanda, tailor made
Dramatic scenery & gorilla tracking, from £4520 (11 days) inc UK flights
Overland tour of Kenya to Rwanda, gorillas and gameparks
Join game drives in Kenya & a gorilla trek in Uganda, from £495 (19 days) ex flights
Primate tour in Rwanda and Uganda
Track down mountain gorillas and chimps in Uganda & Rwanda, from £3595 (11 days) ex flights
Rwanda eco lodge accommodation
Eco-lodge and unique tourism experience in Rwanda, from US $17.50 - US $35 per accommodation per night

56 reviews for Rwanda holidays4 star overall rating

These full and frank independent Rwanda holidays reviews are from travellers who have booked directly through Responsible Travel. They are not edited by us or any of the companies we work with. Find the real story, from real travellers below.

Gorilla Safari & the Masai Mara
Every day was fabulous always something different... travelling with like minded people was also a good thing. (more)Valerie Koppi
Gorillas!!!!!. Interacting with them was the most exceptional experience elf my life and the biggest adrenaline rush I have ever had. Its is without comparison. The Masai Mara was amazing, will decamping was a buzz and White water rafting on the Nile was an amazing experience but being close to the African people(especially the happy kids) and not isolated in 5 star resorts made the trip a once in a lifetime experience. (more)Mark Asquith
It was excellent. I would go again tomorrow... it was such a fabulous trip from the start in Kigali to the end in Nairobi. Seeing the gorillas was obviously so special and memorable and the rafting in jinja was an unexpected highlight. Also the people in my group and our fabulous exodus team who were to efficient, friendly, patient and organised. (more)Sally Knowles-Jackson
From £3019 - £3499 including UK flights
Rwanda and Uganda wildlife holiday
I definitely feel as if the holiday benefited local people and supported conservation. The gorilla permits may be expensive, but that money is certainly helping to secure the future of an endangered animal. And on one trek in particular the guide explained how money generated from tourism in the area was used to get local people involved in agricultural projects. To get so close to these amazing animals in their natural habitat is such a unique, unforgettable experience. (more)Siofra Brennan
As good a holiday as we have ever had, initial concerns about using a non UK company we had not heard of before were soon allayed by the professional and prompt service we received from the operator based in Rwanda, we cannot thank them enough! (more)Darren Winslow
Life-changing. (more)Liz Lawson
From £2400 - £3500 including UK flights
Gorilla tour in Rwanda
Unforgettable experience, everything was top notch (lodge, guide, trips, landscape, people) (more)Karin Reschenhofer
Excellent...Incredible Gorilla Trekking adventure with getting up close and personal with a whole family of gorillas. (more)John Owens
Overall, great!...Driving through the mountain villages, walking through the plantation fields, to then trek through the dense jungle and come across the wonderful mountain gorillas (more)Jacqui Wilson
From £960 - £1400 excluding flights
Overland tour of Kenya to Rwanda, gorillas and gameparks
Memorable parts? Seeing the gorillas. Visiting the Pygmy village. Tips? Bring long trousers and T-shirts to cover up in Uganda. Pack lightly as there is laundry at the campsite. Local benefits? Yes, particularly when visiting the Pygmy village and the Kenyan school. My trip was the first 19 days of a longer 75 day tour. Whilst I did not go on this activity I know that later in the longer tour they go on a lion walk. I would urge you to research the company that runs this... (more)Genevieve Isherwood
From £495 excluding flights
Rwanda safari holiday
Memorable parts? Visiting the gorillas but also seeing what an amazingly beautiful country Rwanda is Tips? Get fit!! Don't worry about the hotels food etc as all fantastic and take a smaller lens than you think when visiting any of the apes, monkeys etc and use the porters!! Local benefits? Supported conservation and local employment definitely!! Overall rating? Fantastic!! Having visited a lot of places but never Africa it was brill (more)chrys Mellor
From £2700 - £3500 excluding flights

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really
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Mountain gorilla Key facts:


The mountain gorilla can be found in Uganda and Rwanda and DRC and are critically endangered due to logging, political unrest and poaching. The largest of the species, these giants can grow to 6 ft tall and prefer dense open canopy forests.

When to go
The best months for gorilla trekking are June – October and December - February

Get your permit early to avoid disappointment!
All gorilla trekking requires a permit and each park has a maximum it allows per day:
  • Bwindi National Park, Uganda: allows 32 a day
  • Mgahinga National Park, Uganda: allows 6 a day
  • Parc National Des Volcans, Rwanda: allows 38 a day
The permits can be bought up to a year in advance and can be arranged by your tour operator. The costs vary but you can expect to pay between $350 and $700 US Dollars.

Checklist
There are a few basic regulations you need to consider before booking a gorilla holiday;
  • You have to be over 15 years of age
  • You cannot be sick or have any infectious disease
  • Trekkers must be fit as reaching the gorillas can take anything between 2 and 5 hours trekking
  • Trekkers must be well equipped, which includes warm clothing for the wet cool climate high in the mountains
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