For the adventure or luxury traveler, Rwanda safari offers a vast range of safari styles from 100% tailor-made safaris to exhilarating small group departures.
Highlights of any Rwanda safari can include tracking the endangered mountain gorillas, visiting the graves of Dian Fossey and the gorillas with which she worked, walking the canopy walkways of Nyungwe Forest, or hiking the stunning volcanic peaks of Volcanoes National Park. Rwanda safari also combines perfectly with other big game destinations in East Africa such as Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda to create some truly once in a lifetime experiences including beach or more traditional big five safaris.
While in Rwanda, make sure to visit Kigali genocide sites, chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe forest, gorillas in Rwanda tours, Lake Kivu tour, mount Karisimbi and Bisoke volcano hiking tours, Hike to Dian Fossey tomb , cultural tours at the iby’iwacu cultural village in Musanze, wildlife tours in Akagera national park and explore tea plantations in the rolling hills of Rwanda and explore Congo tours, Uganda safaris as well as combine Kenya safaris & Tanzania national parks.
Battling with vines and scrambling across rough terrain, suddenly you are amidst a group of quietly preening chimpanzees in Nyungwe National Park. Resting on the forest floor, you observe their daily interactions as they play, fight and care for each other with astonishingly humane movements. If the trek has lasted a little longer, it is possible that they are already on the move after a chilled out morning, screeching through the high canopy in search of food in the forest.
At Universal Ventures Rwanda we have specialized in designing the perfect chimpanzee safaris in Rwanda, Congo and Uganda since we started out as World Primate Safaris back in 2010. Our thorough knowledge has led to our ability to tailor your chimpanzee safari to put you in the right place at the right time to maximize your chimpanzee experience.
The perfect Safari adventure in Rwanda. There are many Rwanda safaris to choose from, that range in length from 2 days up to 15 days. The most popular month for these tours is from November to May.
Akagera Game Drive is the perfect Wildlife Rwanda Safari to travelers who enjoy traveling on their own whether on a self drive adventure or guided Rwanda Safari adventure. We recommend you book this safari in Rwanda with Universal Ventures Rwanda; the best in Rwanda Safaris whether Gorilla Tours, Big Five Safari adventure, chimpanzee tracking tours, and primate safaris or Hiking safaris in Rwanda.
Lake Kivu is one of the most beautiful lakes in Central Africa. It is surrounded by lush rolling hills and is dotted with many beautiful green islands. This gorgeous scenery is largely because of its location in the Albertine rift valley. And, now with a number of quality hotels, resorts and beaches that have been set up along the lake, it provides a perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. And for those planning holiday or adventure tours in Rwanda, Lake Kivu should not miss on your Rwanda trip itineraries as it is a perfect place to relax after or in-between your adventures and safaris in Rwanda. For example, after the amazing gorilla trekking or volcano hiking in the Volcanoes National Park, Lake Kivu is the ideal place to relax and unwind.
If you are planning on visiting Lake Kivu please note that there are three major lakeside cities/towns along the lake that can host you. You can chose from the three cities depending on where you are coming from (flow of your itinerary) or on the type of experience you may be looking out for.
There are many hotels and sandy beaches and thus popular with weekend party goes coming in from Kigali and across from the Democratic Republic of Congo coming to party at the beaches over the weekend. Some of the hotels we can recommend for international visitors include: Lake Kivu Serena Hotel (upmarket), Paradis Malahide Hotel (Midrange), Inzu Lodge (budget).
Kibuye is situated midway between the north and the south of the Lake Kivu. It is a beautiful quiet town thus, not as vibrant as Gisenyi. It is arguably in the most scenic section of Lake Kivu. There are almost no beaches but there are number of hotels in quiet spots with a waterfront. Due to the quiet and beautiful scenery Kibuye is arguably the best place to retreat and relax on Lake Kivu. Some of the hotels we can recommend to international visitors include: Kivu Lode (upmarket), Moriah Hill Resort (Midrange), Home Saint Jean (Budget).
Cyangugu is the last town at the south of the lake. It overlooks Bukavu town on the other side of the lake in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Cyangugu is not as developed as the other two towns and does not have a lot of hotels. Cyangugu is situated about 30 – 40 minutes drive from Nyungwe Forest National Park and is thus a good place to stay when visiting Nyungwe forest national park for the chimpanzee trekking tour or other treks in the forest. Hotels we can recommend in Cyangugu include: Emeraude Kivu Resort (midrange).