EPIC Rwanda

The Land of a Thousand Hills

Epic Rwanda Journeys

Rwanda

Rwanda, is a place of great diversity and beauty. Spectacular volcanoes and dense tropical forests dominate the north, while gentle hills and valleys, calm lakes and turbulent rivers dominate the rest of the country.

We generally suggest a minimum of a three night stay to enable two days of gorilla viewing. The first day is always overwhelming and a second day allows an immersion into the experience. It also allows us to mitigate against the weather and maximise the possibility of quality viewing.

Many people ask about the chances of not seeing the gorillas. It is very rare not to see them as every gorilla family group has national parks observers with them throughout daylight hours and radio contact is kept with observers and approaching client groups.

The gorilla trekking tends to be easier than in Uganda. Also Rwanda better caters for individual levels of fitness and the experience can be tailored to the fitness of the clients.

The gorillas live in a protected area, free from poachers, and can be viewed in their natural habitat at a fairly close range. Trackers are immersed in the mysterious intimacy of the rainforest, alive with the calls of colourful birds and the chattering of rare golden monkey. Nothing can prepare you for the impact of encountering a fully-grown silverback gorilla, up to three times the size of an average man, yet remarkably peaceable and tolerant of human visitors.

The lush forested slopes of the mountains form a dramatic natural setting for what is arguably one of the most poignant and memorable wildlife experiences in the world.

Rwanda is a fascinating country and a modern day success story.  It is now one of the most secure African nations. The Rwandese people are incredibly hospitable and will no doubt leave you with a deep respect for their resilience and culture.


Best Months

June – October and December – March

Rwanda
Epic Suggests

Allow 5-11 Days

Sample Itineraries

Every journey with Epic is tailored to your specific needs…or designed to inspire your next journey.

  • 4 Nights Classic Rwanda
    4 Nights Classic Rwanda

    Most travellers who enjoy wildlife want to see a mountain gorilla at some stage and this safari allows them to do that in a cost effective way. Epic uses the socially and environmentally responsible lodges operated by companies with the best reputations in safari lodge management and conservation. Arriving into the capital, Kigali. Most travellers choose to visit the Genocide memorial and various cooperative local markets as an introduction to the recent history and remarkable resurrection of Rwanda. This itinerary is 3-4 nights long and can be bundle very nicely with further exploration in Rwanda to Akagera National Park and potentially for chimpanzee trekking. This trip also compliments a more conventional wildlife safari in Kenya, Tanzania or at Victoria Falls – connecting into Southern Africa.

    Photo Credit Ian Johnson

    When to Travel

    Best Months
    June – September &
    December – February

    Shoulder Months
    October- December &
    March- May

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  • 4 Nights Premier Rwanda
    4 Nights Premier Rwanda

    On everyones’ “must do” , “once in a lifetime/bucket list.” The main objective is spending time trekking to and spending time with the critically endangered Mountain Gorillas in the Volcanoes National Park. Epic uses the highest luxury lodges operated by companies with the best reputations in safari lodge management and conservation. Arriving into the capital, Kigali. Most travellers choose to visit the Genocide memorial and various cooperative local markets as an introduction to the recent history and remarkable resurrection of Rwanda. This itinerary is 3-4 nights long and can be bundle very nicely with further exploration in Rwanda to Akagera National Park and potentially for chimpanzee trekking. This trip also compliments a more conventional wildlife safari in Kenya, Tanzania or at Victoria Falls – connecting into Southern Africa.

    When to Travel

    Best Months
    June – September &
    December – February

    Shoulder Months
    October December &
    March-May

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