Welcome to Rwanda

Rwanda is a landlocked country in the Great Rift Valley where the African Great Lakes region and East Africa converge. One of the smallest countries on the African mainland, its capital city is Kigali.

Located a few degrees south of the Equator, Rwanda is bordered by Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

It is highly elevated with its geography dominated by mountains in the west and savanna to the east, with numerous lakes throughout the country. The climate is temperate to subtropical, with two rainy seasons and two dry seasons each year.

With its rapid growth of the tourism sector, the country is now undoubtedly the best option when it comes to a real safari experience. Its tourism fraternities have greatly contributed to the ever-increasing attraction of people especially nature lovers from different corners of the world that come specifically to have a life-changing exposure to some of the hard-to-find nature wonders.

The country offers a wide range of thrilling activities including gorilla & chimp trekking, golden monkey tracking, Kigali city tour, nature walks, Dian Fossey grave hike, wildlife viewing and many more.

Exploring Rwanda

Embark on Rwanda safaris to the Land of a thousand Hills with Crowned Crane Safaris and discover the untold wealth of natural wonders in this magical landlocked country.

With our depth of experience in the tourism sector, we specialize in tailor-made budget gorilla safaris to Rwanda for private and group visitors to Volcanoes National Park which is set in the northwestern part of the country home to a section of 1004 endangered mountain gorillas that still exist on earth today.

On Rwanda safari, visitors do not only stop at Volcanoes National Park to trek mountain gorillas or golden monkeys but you also get a chance to explore other exceptional tourist sites or attractions, variety of thrilling activities that make Rwanda the one most sought after safari destination. Be part of a few lucky ones to explore all the hidden treasures of this remarkable country on Rwanda safari right from the breathtaking views of its rolling hills, the Virunga Mountain ranges to chimpanzee tracking and canopy walk in Nyungwe National Park or reach out to Gishwati Mukura National Park and trek chimpanzees.

Head to Akagera National Park and view the big five African game and several other savanna grassland dwellers. To get thrilled with the Rwanda cultural experience and history, a visit to Iby’Iwacu Cultural Village, Bugesera reconciliation village and genocide sites should be a must-do on Rwanda safari.

Our Rwanda safaris further extend to Dian Fossey tomb site at Karisoke Research Center, Kigali for a city tour and get you a chance to spot some of many birds that make a total of over 700 bird species in Rwanda, nature walk.

Our Rwanda safaris entirely take you on an adventure both on the short and long gorilla and wildlife tours within visitor budget yet with a lot more to enjoy.

Rwanda Highlights

Gorilla Tracking in Volcanoes national park

With mountain gorilla trekking in Rwanda’s Volcanoes national park attracting more than half of the total number of tourists who visit this “land of thousand hills”, there have been developments recorded especially in the tourism sector.

This country has one of the highest numbers of these primates, and these are all found in one park, giving trekkers the best spot for the activity. This interesting activity involves moving through the tropical rain forests of Volcanoes National Park in search for these endangered primates.

The trip is worth it as one spends a whole day with the gorillas and also gets a chance of taking clear photos with the great apes. Before going on a Rwanda gorilla safari tour, one should first book his or her gorilla tracking permit because failure to obtain it, he/she cannot be allowed to view the primates.

A gorilla permit in Rwanda costs USD750, and it's issued by the Rwanda Development Board at their offices. It’s wiser for an intending visitor to use a credible tour company to obtain these permits to save time and also give room for better services.

Tourists are advised to obtain the permits in time (3 weeks before travel date) to avoid inconveniences and also avoid the competition which is associated with acquiring them.

Golden Monkey Tracking

Just like gorilla trekking, golden monkey tracking is carried out in the tropical rainforests of Volcanoes National Park.

This is a thrilling adventure that involves moving through thick forests searching for the primates in their natural habitats.

Their uniqueness and hard-to-find behaviours make a trek even more interesting and breathtaking.

Chimp Tracking

Chimpanzees in Rwanda are found in Nyungwe National Park, and they are regarded as man’s closest mammals.

These great apes are interesting to view in their groups as they have some characteristics and behaviours which are identical to those of human beings.

Dian Fossey Grave Hike

Found in Volcanoes National Park, the grave of the late popular primatologist, Dian Fossey is one of the key attractions in the country.

These are found on a high altitude in the park calling for a hike and in most cases, it’s arranged as an additional tourist activity.

This site has gained popularity and many people including tourists and researchers go to Rwanda with an aim of looking at these graves.

While on this hike, one stands a chance of encountering some primates in the park including the gorillas, golden monkeys and squirrels.

Kigali City Tour

A safari to Rwanda comes to life with a Kigali City Tour. This city is one of Africa’s cleanest and well-planned cities and a drive-through on some of its streets is a thrilling adventure as one gets to meet and greet some of the local people.

Other interesting tour activities one can enjoy while on a Rwanda Tour include;-Wildlife tour, nature walks, bird watching, boat rides and many more.