Tailor-made Rwanda tours - fascinating, active and spectacular
Rwanda, the "jewel of Africa" captivates with breathtaking nature and its famous mountain gorillas. "The land of a thousand hills" with the very best conditions for an adventurous luxury trip between boutique hotel and eco lodge.
Kayak Lake Kivuu and take a glamping boat to a hidden island. Trek to Mount Muhungwe and venture out on a mountain bike or even a motorcycle for an action-packed tour of Volcanoes National Park. And as a highlight you will experience the gentle giants, Dian Fossey's mountain gorillas up close - impressive and unforgettable.
Are you sporty and adventurous? If so, a stay in the Volcanoes National Park is the ideal place.
Whether a mountain bike tour through the hills and villages along the lake, or for adrenaline junkies on a motorcycle.
With the canoe along the Mukungwa River and gain a unique perspective.
Go on a search together in the beautiful Volcanoes National Park, roam the thicket until you come face to face with the majestic mountain gorillas.
Unforgettable and impressive.
Visit the Dian Fosseys research station and also the famous gorilla cemetery, an experience that will leave you captivated.
In the Volcanoes National Park with its five volcanoes you hike together to the summit of Mount Muhungwe, the highest, non-volcanic Giofel in the country.
You will be rewarded with an incredible view of the surrounding volcanic landscape.
With a kayak you paddle over the water of the beautiful lake, which is fed by volcanic springs, all the way to your island.
In the evening your glamping camp will be set up for you for the night, your private chef will prepare a delicious dinner from freshly caught tilapia before you fall asleep Robinson Crusoe style under the starry African sky.
Kigali, a thriving African capital, cosmopolitan, located in the heart of Rwanda, lively and perfect to start with to enjoy some culture.
More than 25 years after the devastating genocide in Rwanda, Kigali has emerged from the gloomy shadows and made a proud comeback with its vibrant arts scene, stylish hotels and delicious restaurants.
This spectacular lodge is located at the famous Volcanoes National Park, in the dramatic setting of an amphitheater formed by volcanic cones.
The traditional shapes of the suites are a nod to Rwandan culture, while the sumptuous interiors offer luxury, comfort and warmth, as well as picturesque views.
The perfect starting point for your gorilla trekking.
The climate is rather mild and humid, due to the altitude of the country, although Rwanda is located on the equator, it does not have the typically hot equatorial climate. The rainy season between February and May accounts for around 40% of annual rainfall.
During Central European summer time there is no time difference between Germany and Rwanda, but when changing to winter time, Rwanda is one hour ahead.
The perfect travel conditions are in the dry seasons between December to February and June to September.
Rwanda has three official languages: Kinyarwanda, French and English.
Kinyarwanda is the official language and is spoken by approximately 93% of the population of Rwanda. A Bantu language spoken by all three ethnic groups in Rwanda, Hutu, Tutsi and Twa. It is also used as the language of instruction, in administration, the media and in trade.
As a former Belgian colony, French is Rwanda's second official language, but is now only spoken by very few. French involvement in the 1994 genocide had a negative impact on the status of the language. English was only introduced as an official language late, and English has only been used in schools since 2008 spoken and taught in English.
The most important staple food in Rwanda are plantains, the porridge made from them is the basis of many meals. A porridge made from cornmeal, sauces made from beans and tuber vegetables such as sweet potatoes and cassava are also frequently eaten. The traditional dishes “Ugali” and “Isombe” are made from cassava.
In Kigali, for example, there are some very good restaurants that offer both local cuisine and international specialties.
Do not drink tap water, only boiled or packaged. You should definitely try the tea and coffee grown in Rwanda, as well as the traditional beer and banana wine.
Rwanda is the most densely populated country in Africa with around 12 million inhabitants. Three ethnic groups live in Rwanda, the Hutu, Tutsi and Twa.
The darkest chapter in Rwanda's history took place in 1994 when up to 1 million Tutsis were killed in just a hundred days, a genocide committed by the Hutu. From an economic point of view, Rwanda is now, 25 years later, a success story. Today one no longer speaks of genocide, there is a peaceful coexistence of both ethnic groups.
The terrible events on the anniversary of the genocide and in the Kigalis Genocide Memorial are dealt with.
To enter Rwanda, you need a passport that must be valid for at least 6 months after the trip.
A visa is also required; this can either be applied for online in advance or after arrival at the airport. The fees are USD 50 for a stay of 30 days and USD 70 for a 90-day stay.
The fees can be paid at the airport in USD, EUR or by credit card.