The Best Safaris in Rwanda

Rwanda

Interested in taking a safari in Rwanda? Whether you're a wildlife enthusiast, nature lover, or simply seeking an exhilarating escapade, a safari is a terrific way to spend a memorable holiday in Rwanda. But how should you choose one? Well, we have meticulously analyzed an extensive range of safari tours from highly esteemed and top-rated tour companies in order to find the absolute best options available. From thrilling game drives and close encounters with majestic creatures to immersive cultural experiences and breathtaking landscapes, these top safaris in Rwanda offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness nature's grandeur up close.


The Top 3:

  • 4 Days, $3749.00

  • 16 Days, $6945.00

  • 7 Days, $18600.00

What are safaris like in Rwanda?

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Here are the important factors:

  • 40 trip options analyzed
  • $652 average price per day (USD)
  • 2 to 19 days in length
  • 4.83 of 5 average rating
  • 22 people or less on average

You'll be surprised at the array of safaris in Rwanda, as there is something for everyone. It's no wonder that visitors can't get enough of these tours, boasting an impressive average guest rating of 4.83 out of 5 stars. Picture yourself joining a group of like-minded adventurers, with an average maximum size of 22 people, ensuring a fantastic blend of social and personalized experiences. The average tour length spans 7 days, with tours ranging from 2 to 19 days long. Regarding physical activity, the tours are categorized as moderate, serious, and easy, with the majority being moderate. With our thorough analysis of 40 safaris, we've found the best. So rest assured that Rwanda has something to captivate every kind of traveler.

(All tour prices are in US Dollars before taxes, and come from a base price that is reported by TourRadar. Peak season prices can vary significantly, particularly in destinations where seasonal travel fluctuates dramatically.)

So, let's get to it and see...

The 10 Best Safaris in Rwanda
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Devine African Safaris Ltd



4 Days Start/End in Kigali 3 Destinations 6 People at Most Ages 15 to 85 Guest Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars

This fantastic trip has a rating of 5 out of 5 stars. Experience the excitment of wildlife trekking and gorilla trekking on your journey. Your adventure starts and ends in Kigali. With an emphasis on wildlife and safaris, you know you'll have an amazing adventure. Lasting 4 days, the maximum group size is 6 people, and it's good for guests age 15 to 85. Organized by Devine African Safaris Ltd, this is a great deal because it's only $937 per day.

  • Jeep & 4WD
  • Wildlife
  • Safari
  • Wildlife Trekking
  • Gorilla Trekking
  • Big Five
$3,749
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for safaris.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Mukisa Safaris Uganda



16 Days Entebbe to Kigali 14 Destinations through Uganda, Rwanda 6 People at Most Ages 16 to 75 Guest Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars

With a stellar 4.9 out of 5 rating, this extraordinary safari adventure, visiting Uganda and Rwanda, is the perfect choice. And since the priority is on wildlife and safaris, this tour is a great choice. Experience a trip that takes you to 14 remarkable destinations, including Mbale, Moroto, Kotido, and Kidepo Valley National Park. Begin your trip in Entebbe and complete it with a memorable finale in Kigali. You'll create amazing memories while experiencing wildlife trekking and gorilla trekking. Spanning across 16 days, the safari adventure accommodates 6 individuals, and is suitable for guests age 16 to 75. Offered by Mukisa Safaris Uganda, this remarkable safari adventure is priced at just $434 per day. Don't miss out on this incredible experience.

  • Jeep & 4WD
  • Wildlife
  • Local Guide
  • Safari
  • Wildlife Trekking
  • Gorilla Trekking
  • Big Five
$6,945
TourRadar
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by New Horizon Africa Safaris



7 Days Start/End in Kigali 4 Destinations 4 People at Most Ages 16 to 80 Guest Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars

This exceptional trip offering by New Horizon Africa Safaris has received a 5 out of 5 rating. On this 7-day trip you can unwind while also making new memories. Explore 4 incredible locations on this trip, including Akagera National Park and Volcanoes National Park. Begin and conclude your remarkable journey in the gorgeous destination of Kigali. Get ready to fully embrace wildlife trekking and gorilla trekking. With a group size of 4 people, it's suitable for guests age 16 to 80. Rest assured, this trip is all about wildlife and safaris, guaranteeing an unforgettable adventure. This remarkable trip is priced at an unbeatable $2657 per day.

  • Jeep & 4WD
  • Wildlife
  • Safari
  • Wildlife Trekking
  • Gorilla Trekking
$18,600
TourRadar
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by New Horizon Africa Safaris



10 Days Start/End in Kigali 6 Destinations 3 People at Most Ages 15 to 100 Guest Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars

Check out this journey that has received rave reviews, earning a stellar 5 out of 5 rating. You'll enjoy wildlife trekking and gorilla trekking. Discover a journey that spans 6 destinations, with notable stops in Gisenyi, Akagera National Park, Nyungwe Forest, and Kibuye. You'll start and end your journey in beautiful Kigali. This extraordinary adventure also revolves around wildlife and safaris. Spanning across 10 unforgettable days, this voyage offers an intimate group experience with 3 participants, and it's great for guests age 15 to 100. Brought to you by the renowned New Horizon Africa Safaris, this exceptional opportunity is priced at an incredible $780 per day - an unbeatable value.

  • Jeep & 4WD
  • Wildlife
  • Safari
  • Wildlife Trekking
  • Gorilla Trekking
$7,800
TourRadar
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Bamboo Ecotours



2 Days Start/End in Kigali 2 Destinations through Rwanda, Uganda 6 People at Most Ages 16 to 80 Guest Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars

This 2-day safari, visiting Rwanda and Uganda, is ideal for guests age 16 to 80. And priced at only $745 per day, it's a great value, too. This terrific trip also highights wildlife and safaris. On this amazing journey, you'll experience wildlife trekking and gorilla trekking. Kigali kicks off your expedition, serving as both the starting and finishing point. It's offered by Bamboo Ecotours, a very popular company with rave reviews and knowledgeable guides.

  • Jeep & 4WD
  • Wildlife
  • Safari
  • Wildlife Trekking
  • Gorilla Trekking
$1,490
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for safaris.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Devine African Safaris Ltd



5 Days Start/End in Kigali 3 Destinations through Rwanda, Uganda 6 People at Most Ages 15 to 85 Guest Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars

Priced at just $614 per day, this terrific 5-day safari, visiting Rwanda and Uganda, is ideal for guests age 15 to 85. You'll start and end this amazing trip in Kigali. Organized by the reputable Devine African Safaris Ltd, this is one of the best tours on this list.

  • Jeep & 4WD
  • Wildlife
  • Safari
  • Gorilla Trekking
  • Big Five
$3,069
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for safaris.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Bamboo Ecotours



3 Days Start/End in Kigali 3 Destinations through Rwanda, Uganda 4 People at Most Ages 15 to 80 Guest Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars

Check out this incredible safari adventure that has received a 5 out of 5 rating from previous guests, visiting Rwanda and Uganda. You'll love the emphasis on wildlife and safaris, too. Wildlife trekking and gorilla trekking are just a few of the activities on this terrific journey. With a duration of 3 days, this journey ensures an intimate group size of 4 people, and is good for guests age 15 to 80. Kigali will be both the start and end of your journey. This fantastic option, organized by Bamboo Ecotours, presents an unbeatable value at just $613 per day.

  • Jeep & 4WD
  • Wildlife
  • Safari
  • Wildlife Trekking
  • Gorilla Trekking
$1,840
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for safaris.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Bamboo Ecotours



4 Days Kigali to Kampala 4 Destinations through Rwanda, Uganda 4 People at Most Ages 15 to 80 Guest Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars

Spanning over 4 days, this safari, visiting Rwanda and Uganda, has a maximum size of 4 individuals. Welcoming guests age 15 to 80, it is organized by Bamboo Ecotours, a very popular company with plenty of great reviews. Guests are treated to unforgettable wildlife trekking and gorilla trekking experiences. This itinerary covers 4 captivating destinations, with stops in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park, among others. Begin your trip in Kigali and complete it with a memorable finale in Kampala. With an emphasis on wildlife and safaris, you know you'll have an amazing adventure. Available at an unbeatable price of only $609 per day, this option also has a rating of 5 out of 5 stars from previous guests.

  • Jeep & 4WD
  • Wildlife
  • Safari
  • Wildlife Trekking
  • Gorilla Trekking
$2,435
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for safaris.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by G Adventures



12 Days Nairobi to Kigali 8 Destinations through Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda 12 People at Most Ages 15 to 99 Guest Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars

Here's your chance to take off on an exceptional safari, visiting Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda, that has garnered a 5 out of 5 rating. Experience the excitment of wildlife trekking and gorilla trekking on your journey. With a duration of 12 days, this jouney will have 12 participants, and it warmly welcomes guests age 15 and older. And since the priority is on wildlife and safaris, this tour is a great choice. Expertly organized by G Adventures, this amazing trip is an incredible value at just $550 per day.

  • Jeep & 4WD
  • Wildlife
  • Safari
  • Wildlife Trekking
  • Gorilla Trekking
$6,599
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for safaris.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by New Horizon Africa Safaris



6 Days Start/End in Kigali 4 Destinations through Rwanda, Uganda 66 People at Most Ages 12 to 75 Guest Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars

This memorable safari, visiting Rwanda and Uganda, is offered by New Horizon Africa Safaris which has received plenty of positive reviews. The trip itself has a guest rating of 5 out of 5 stars, and is priced affordably at $533 per day. Uncover the beauty of 4 destinations on this itinerary, with highlights such as Akagera National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Begin and conclude your remarkable journey in the gorgeous destination of Kigali. Rest assured, this trip is all about wildlife and safaris, guaranteeing an unforgettable adventure. You'll create amazing memories while experiencing wildlife trekking and gorilla trekking. The maximum group size is 66 people, welcoming guests age 12 to 75.

  • Jeep & 4WD
  • Wildlife
  • Safari
  • Wildlife Trekking
  • Gorilla Trekking
$3,200
TourRadar

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How much do safaris in Rwanda cost?

Average Daily Price Safaris
$652

Visitors will find a large range of terrific options for safaris when planning a visit to Rwanda. The price of these specific trips can vary according to length, destinations, and travel style. The average price of safaris in Rwanda based on data from 40 options is an affordable $652 per day. If you're interested in more information about tours here, see our guide to tour prices in Rwanda.

And for more information on Rwanda, see Rwanda Travel Costs and Rwanda Hotel Costs.


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