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Mountain Gorilla In Rwanda Istock 154952227
Mountain Gorilla In Rwanda Istock 154952227
Rwanda Trip Idea

Rwanda and Tanzania

Experience a safari holiday like no other, with a journey across the remarkable landscapes of Rwanda and Tanzania. Be captivated by big game, search for primates in the rainforest, enjoy spectacular birdwatching and see the epic migration of wildebeest and plains game - all in one unforgettable trip you will regale for a lifetime. Experience a safari holiday like no other, with a journey across the remarkable landscapes of Rwanda and Tanzania. Be captivated by big game, search for primates in the rainforest, enjoy spectacular birdwatching and see the epic migration of wildebeest and plains game - all in one unforgettable trip you will regale for a lifetime.
Experience a safari holiday like no other, with a journey across the remarkable landscapes of Rwanda and Tanzania. Be captivated by big game, search for primates in the rainforest, enjoy spectacular birdwatching and see the epic migration of wildebeest and plains game - all in one unforgettable trip you will regale for a lifetime. Experience a safari holiday like no other, with a journey across the remarkable landscapes of Rwanda and Tanzania. Be captivated by big game, search for primates in the rainforest, enjoy spectacular birdwatching and see the epic migration of wildebeest and plains game - all in one unforgettable trip you will regale for a lifetime.
Best Time To Go
All Year Round
Rwanda is remarkable all year round, however, in the dry seasons - from June to September and December to February - gorilla and chimpanzee trekking is at its best, and game viewing is also excellent.
Ideal Length
From 7-10 days
A week to ten days in this compact country provides plenty of time to enjoy the remarkable gems of Rwanda
Key Highlights
Itinerary At A Glance
Days 1 - 3
Days 3 - 6
Days 6 - 8
Days 8 - 10
Days 1 - 3
Days 3 - 6
Days 6 - 8
Days 8 - 10
Days 1 - 3
Akagera National Park
Akagera National Park is central Africa’s largest protected wetland and the only region where you’ll find savannah-adapted wildlife in Rwanda. The park is a remarkable conservation effort, ongoing since 2010.

  • A conservation success story that’s still being written.

  • Beautiful wetlands and sprawling savannahs.

  • Home to rare southern white rhino.

  • Spot elephant, lion, hippo, giraffe, zebra and more.

  • Over 500 species of birds.

  • Great for night and day game drives by vehicle or boat.
Days 3 - 6
Parc National des Volcans
The dense rainforests of Parc National des Volcans are one of the few remaining places where you can see mountain gorillas in their natural state. The park is also home to rare golden monkeys.

  • Lush, undulating mountain landscapes.

  • Unforgettable gorilla trekking.

  • Home to colonies of rare golden monkeys.

  • More than 700 species of birds.

  • Incredible hiking and climbing.

  • Luxury lodges provide an exclusive experience.
Days 6 - 8
Serengeti
Acacia-dotted savannahs, winding waterways and spectacular sunsets – this is quintessential Serengeti. Spot prides of lions laying in the shade as elephants lumber past, or feel the energy of thousands of migrating wildebeest as they lope across the plains.

  • Epic migration of wildebeest and plains game.

  • Large numbers of mammals and birds year round.

  • Big cats galore.

  • Incredible sunsets and stargazing.

  • Luxury camps and safari lodges.

  • Easy access to other safari locations.
Days 8 - 10
Mahale Mountains
Dense rainforest cascades down the slopes of the Mahale Mountains to the shores of record-holding Lake Tanganyika. At 1,436 metres deep, this lake is a haven for wildlife and watersports alike.

  • Best place in east Africa for chimpanzee tracking.

  • Ideally paired with Katavi National Park.

  • Hyper-secluded and quiet.

  • Outdoor adventure including kayaking, snorkelling and trekking.

  • Arrival by small plane and boat leaves a lasting impression.
Places to Stay
Welcome Greystocke Mahale Mahale Mountains
Welcome Greystocke Mahale Mahale Mountains
Mahale National Park, Tanzania
Greystoke Mahale
This is a fairy-tale land, where forested mountains fall into a crystal clear lake that is as big as an ocean but without the salt!
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Gorilla Family Rwanda
Connect with nature like never before
Your Rwanda Safari Awaits
Positive Impact
Supporting local communities, conserving wildlife and preserving wild spaces are commitments that have been ingrained in the Journeysmiths business model for over thirty years.Supporting local communities, conserving wildlife and preserving wild spaces are commitments that have been ingrained in the Journeysmiths business model for over thirty years.
African Communities
African Communities
In Africa, we support Ripple Effect, a cross-country, African-based charity who help small-scale African farmers release the potential of their land and lives. With every African journey we arrange we make a donation to Ripple Effect. In just over a decade, with the help of our generous clients, we have donated over £115,000 to Ripple Effect’s work in Africa!
5% of Net Profit to Charity
5% of Net Profit to Charity
In addition to fundraising, a minimum of 5% of our annual net profits are donated to charitable initiatives. We support four amazing charities who aid communities and wildlife conservation in our key destinations.
Property Partners
Property Partners
Partnering with people who share our values is vital to achieving our positive impact goals. We prioritise working with properties that collaborate with local communities and address location-specific needs from education to anti-poaching.
Price Guide
Each journey is tailor-made to you with prices to reflect, but you can expect to pay:
From £9,000 per person
Journeysmiths expert team of Travel Designers creates individual itineraries tailor-made just for you. When you book with us, we’ll design your dream holiday where you will create memories of a lifetime, benefitting from over 30 years of experience, expert travel advice and preparation, flawless organisation, and complete ATOL or TOPP financial protection.

Our worldwide network of deep relationships affords us excellent confidential rates with properties, airlines and service providers. This means the price of your holiday will generally be the same as if you booked every individual element yourself - just without any of the hassle.

Each and every holiday we put together is completely unique with prices to reflect. On a superb safari holiday, where the average cost per person is in the range above, you’ll stay in the world’s most exclusive and remote camps, with transport planned right to the door, and every meal, game drive and almost all activities included. Add personalisations like visiting in the height of peak season, chartering a private plane or embarking on unusual activities, and that figure can quickly increase!
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Amazing Rwanda
Ian
United Kingdom
"Memorable trip from the original booking with Ross to the amazing guide throughout our stay in Rwanda . Great hotels , lovely country , fabulous people and one unique unforgettable trek with the gorillas."
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Early Morning Mist Over The Virunga Volcanoes In Rwanda Istock 527016195 Credit Robert Ford
Early Morning Mist Over The Virunga Volcanoes In Rwanda Istock 527016195 Credit Robert Ford
Why Travel With Journeysmiths

  • 24/7 Support
    It is rare that we hear from our clients while they are away, but if you need us, we are here 24 hours a day and act swiftly to resolve any issue.
  • Logistical Expertise & Extraordinary Service
    Our teams work together to take care of every last detail of your holiday, ensuring it runs like clockwork from beginning to end.



  • Almost Nothing is Impossible
    Marvels can be found in the most unexpected places, so we’re devoted to making this your ultimate holiday, with no constraints.

  • Knowledge, Experience & Passion
    Since 1990, we’ve been exploring our planet, discovering the world's finest properties and most reliable partners so that you too can experience the best of the wild world.

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