For an emotionally-stirring experience, look no further than a luxury holiday in Rwanda. With its jungle-smothered volcanoes, hills and valleys covered in a dense patchwork of banana, maize and tea plantations and a wealth of lakes and rivers, Rwanda overflows with tropical lushness.

Why travel to Rwanda

Undoubtedly the gorilla trekking in Rwanda is a prime reason for visiting this enthralling country. Home to the mighty mountain gorilla in the Parc National des Volcans and trekking to see these majestic creatures is a heart-warming experience. Rwanda is also teeming with birdlife in the magnificent rainforests of Nyungwe, as well as wide-open plains with a completely different ecosystem.
Now well into the healing process since the genocide of 1994, Rwanda’s people have created a remarkable museum to commemorate the tragic events, which is a deeply moving and very worthwhile experience. In the capital, Kigali, and other towns, a raft of new places to stay, eat, drink and dance have created a real buzz – enhanced by the Rwandans’ great love of life.
This enthusiasm is evidenced by ‘Umuganda’, a ritual which takes place once a month, where Rwandans spend the morning cleaning, building and helping each other. Visitors are more than welcome to pitch in with this life-affirming effort during their trip to Rwanda.

Rwandan Francs




GMT +02:00




June - September


Hello (General greeting) - Muraho
How are you? - Umeze gute?
What’s your name? - Witwa nde?
Pleased to meet you - Ndabishimiye
Bon voyage / Have a good journey- Urugendo rwiza


Same all year
25°C on average


Same all year


We believe travel is precious

The world has transformed dramatically since cazenove+loyd was founded in 1993. On every trip we take, we wonder how that destination will look in another 30 years. We are passionate about our destinations and understand that it has become more important than ever to conserve their wildlife, habitats and communities for future generations.


Our Destination Expert’s top tip

Avoid packing toiletries into plastic bags in your suitcase, plastic bags are banned in Rwanda and if found, will be confiscated and you could be fined.

Terry Moohan

Specialises in

Africa + Indian Ocean

With over 60% of its parliament members being female, Rwanda has the highest percentage of women in the parliament in the world.


Rwanda is known as the “Land of a Thousand Hills” because of its hilly terrain. It has a 1,000 hills.

Where to stay

Best hotels in Rwanda

Nothing but the best. Browse our handpicked, tried-and-tested luxury Rwanda hotels.

Singita Kwitonda Lodge, Volcanoes National Park

Singita Kwitonda Lodge is a world-class eco-luxury lodge nestled in Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park. With breathtaking views of the Virunga Mountains, it offers guests an unforgettable experience of tracking endangered mountain gorillas.

The lodge's elegant suites blend seamlessly with the natural surroundings, and guests can enjoy exceptional dining, spa treatments, and guided treks to witness the captivating beauty of these gentle giants while supporting conservation efforts.


Magashi, Akagera National Park

Magashi is an extraordinary safari lodge nestled within Akagera National Park. With luxurious tented accommodations overlooking Lake Rwanyakazinga, guests can witness a diverse array of wildlife, including lions, elephants, and hippos.

Guided game drives and boat safaris provide thrilling encounters, while conservation initiatives ensure the preservation of this precious ecosystem.


One & Only Gorilla’s Nest, Volcanoes National Park

One & Only Gorilla's Nest is a remarkable luxury lodge located in Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park. Surrounded by lush greenery and mist-covered mountains, it offers an unforgettable experience of encountering endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat.

With exquisite accommodations, personalised service, and immersive gorilla trekking experiences, the lodge provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to connect with these magnificent creatures and contribute to their conservation.


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