Rwanda holidays and tours, 2014 and 2015

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 safari in Rwanda, gorillas, monkeys and chimpanzees
Discover gorillas, monkeys and chimpanzees in stunning Rwanda , from £2699 - £3099 (7 days) inc UK flights
Gorilla tracking holiday in Rwanda
A unique safari taking in the wildlife highlights of Rwanda, from £3180 (6 days) ex flights
Rwanda and Uganda wildlife holiday
Rwanda and Uganda adventure., from £2300 - £3200 (14 days) inc UK flights
Rwanda safari holiday
Rwanda,The Amazing experience., from £2700 - £3500 (10 days) ex flights
Gorilla Safari & the Masai Mara
Superb safari and trip to see gorillas, from £2969 - £4349 (18 days) inc UK flights
Gorilla tour in Rwanda
Mountain Gorillas are most spectacular scenery on earth., from £475 - £880 (3 days) ex flights
Primate tour in Rwanda and Uganda
Track down mountain gorillas and chimps in Uganda & Rwanda, from £3450 (11 days) ex flights
Gorilla safari & holiday in Rwanda, tailor made
Dramatic scenery & gorilla tracking, from £4520 (11 days) inc UK flights
Rwanda eco lodge accommodation
Eco-lodge and unique tourism experience in Rwanda, from US $17.50 - US $35 per accommodation per night
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

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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 £2969 - £4349 including UK flights
Gorilla tour in Rwanda
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
Fascinated to hear about the Genocide from our guide who had lived through it as a young boy. Thrilling to see the Gorillas and Chimps. (more)Jan Lachman
From £475 - £880 excluding flights
Rwanda and Uganda wildlife holiday
I am still what reeling from the experience but having traveled to 146 countries, I would rate Rwanda as a jewel. Without a doubt the trek to see the gorillas in Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda, was the most amazing experience we enjoyed. (more)Arlene Sword
Excellent...Trekking to see the gorillas was the best bit and being in Uganda; a very friendly and relaxed country (more)Ingrid Fichardt
It was a wonderful experience to see how the peoples of Africa live, work and play as well as observing their incredible wildlife (more)Colin Stevens
From £2300 - £3200 including UK 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

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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
Mountain gorillas infographic

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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