Rwanda Safaris and Gorilla Trekking
Rwanda is a staggeringly beautiful country and home to some of Africa’s premier primate wildlife watching and tracking. Discover it in all the style, high comfort and care of Jacada Travel.
We create completely personalised itineraries and Rwanda safari tours for the luxury traveller; one that may combine this as well as other African countries for a complete safari adventure, seamless transfers by modern 4WD vehicles, drivers and expert local guides and trackers. With only the very best hotels that we’ve checked out first hand, let our Africa travel designers put together an incredible and eye-opening trip to Rwanda.
A central African country of unbelievable natural beauty. Scenes of rolling green savannahs, hills smothered with tropical rainforests and bamboo forests, falling to lakes (Lake Kivu is one of the African Great Lakes), then rising to dormant volcanoes and home to three protected national parks (Akagera, Volcanoes and Nyungwe).
The foremost reason for many who come to Rwanda is to spot its golden monkeys, and see Rwanda’s rare mountain gorillas and silverbacks in the wild. Defying its troubled past, Rwanda’s stability and hospitality is going from strength to strength.
Get inspired by browsing through our most popular example trips below. Then call one of our expert Rwanda Travel Designers to start planning the journey of a lifetime.
Our Top Example Trips to Rwanda
We chose Jacada Travel to plan our second safari trip to Africa. We wanted a private safari experience on our terms! We had two major goals: see the mountain gorillas of Rwanda and check off the rhino from our Big Five list. We put Jonny Humphries to work on the itinerary, and he knocked it out of the park. Jacada had excellent ideas about what we should do, and all their recommendations were spot-on. We were met by cheerful, helpful greeters at each airport and each transfer point. Having someone meet us at all these places really relieves the stress. Our guides in Kenya and Rwanda were top-notch. Our accommodations were all five-star. We were always wistful when we left a hotel because we were always having a good time. Then we would get to the next place and be equally impressed and excited about the new place. Everything went off without a hitch. Jacada is first-class all the way.
We have used Jacada Travel for 3 epic trips to Africa over the past 5 years. For each trip, Byron arranged an itinerary that met our desires and with the least amount of travel time between lodges. All of the lodges, game drives, flights, transfers, etc. were 5-star! Byron and his team kept us informed about the trip from the beginning of booking all the way through to the end including some nice notes along the way. We will certainly be using Jacada Travel for future travel, in Africa and elsewhere.
After we had decided our next vacation should be a big tour through Africa, I contacted Jacada by mail. Within two days I was called back and shared my key requests with a travel designer. In a short period of time our whole trip through 5 countries and using 5 different top lodges (Kalahari Plains, Nxabega, Matetsi, Bisate and Mnemba Island) including all long haul and connecting flights and the permits for visiting the gorillas in Rwanda was finalised. There was a great build up of wonderful experiences with nature and people throughout our journey. There were only minor things during the preparation and the trip - which I shared with the company directly - that can be improved to move to a 5* rating.
The trip was exceptional, it exceeded our expectations. They gave us the itinerary we wanted, and arranged to have us met at each destination, making us feel so welcome and special. The wonderful accommodations and food enhanced the beautiful surroundings. We loved the communal dinners, having met so many interesting people, both local and international. So many personal touches, we are already planning our next trip.
Fantastic experience overall. Local guides outstanding. Byron and team did an excellent job helping to secure accommodation and make the whole trip happen and very very helpful, knowledgeable and responsive. Accommodation at Bisate was world class. Rwanda was a delightful country to visit and clearly seeing the gorillas was an incredible experience.
Our first experience with Jacada. It was flawless. Great attention to detail, perfect selection of areas to visit and camps where to stay and, most importantly, a great choice of service providers. They (Jacada) will be the first ones we call to plan our next trip.
What an amazing trip to Africa! Jacada designed a truly amazing itinerary for us and accommodated our unique requests while also planning a few unexpected extraordinary extras for us like a surprise birthday safari dinner campout under the stars in Malawi's MVuu park for our family and travel partners. Jacada exceeded our expectations for a luxury vacation in Africa: where we visited Rwanda and experienced 2 days of gorilla Trecking , Malawi where we were awed by the elephants and hippos on a boat safari, and Kenya where we caught the start of the great migration. We were greeted at the airport at each of our destinations and at all times were in the care of wonderful guides, drivers, and staff. It was truly stress free and although we covered a lot in 2 weeks, we came back rested, charged, and with fantastic memories. The accommodations were all wonderful, the guides very knowledgable and friendly, and the seamless flow of the trip perfect. Jacada accommodated all of our unique requests, while also putting in some wonderful experiences we wouldn't have known to even ask for. They truly customize your vacation to your personal wants and needs, and provide exceptional service throughout from start to finish. Jacada's expertise in personalized travel ensured we had an extraordinary vacation that exceeded expectations, and were filled with memories of a life time. We will definitely use Jacada again for our future travel. We were truly impressed and grateful. Thanks to Jonny for the planning, and Byron for the photography advice.
Jonny at Jacada helped my friend and I create the trip of a lifetime! Every detail was meticulously planned. I would recommend them in a heartbeat and can't wait to use them again for my next adventure.
Need to Know
When to go
Rwanda has two dry seasons, one lasting from June until September and the other from December to February. March to May is the country's first wet season and is followed by another from October to November.