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Safari In Rwanda

Despite its modest size, Rwanda is a major mountain gorilla breeding site. Seeing these great apes up close offers a remarkable experience.

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Discover A Truly Spectacular Rwandan Safari

A safari in Rwanda is an experience beyond words. The instant you come face-to-face with a mountain gorilla in its natural habitat is a feeling you'll never forget. A profound sense of connectivity envelopes you as you approach in quiet awe and see a mother cradling her infant carefully just metres from you amid the mist-covered, mystical Virunga Mountains. The land, wildlife, and people are all deeply entwined into the natural environment here in this pristine wilderness. The far-reaching effects of this harmony ripple through every corner, leaving an enduring impact on all who bear witness.

Embark on a voyage to the ‘Land of a Thousand Hills’ on a spectacular walking safari. With its easily navigable terrain, Rwanda stands out as one of Africa's most exhilarating destinations. It guarantees spectacular wildlife experiences, beautiful scenery, and a friendly, hardy population of about 13 million. This small country is now recognised as Africa's economic success story and a symbol of lasting development, reconciliation, and regeneration.

Rwanda's diverse habitats encompass a rich tapestry of ecosystems, each with its unique charm; like Nyungwe Forest National Park, the luscious rainforests are brimming with diverse wildlife, ranging from colourful bird species to primates like chimpanzees. Expansive grasslands such as Akagera National Park provide a haven for herds of antelope, zebras, and other wildlife. In contrast, the woodland landscapes throughout the country offer a mosaic of habitats for a wide range of plant and animal species, making Rwanda a captivating destination for nature enthusiasts and wildlife lovers.

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Safari Camp Serenity: Your Rwandan Escape Awaits

Rwanda beckons with unmatched and unforgettable moments, allowing you to enjoy one-of-a-kind experiences amid its dramatic landscapes and discover award-winning, luxurious sanctuaries nestled in the country's pristine corners. 

Kusini Safaris provides experiences in conservation tourism in two of Rwanda's most stunning regions: the savannah and the rainforest. Nestled in an eroded volcanic cone with a view of Volcanoes National Park, Bisate is an award-winning establishment. The sophisticated Magashi in Akagera National Park boasts jaw-dropping views over stunning Lake Rwanyakazinga and is surrounded by abundant, iconic African wildlife.


Besides thrilling mountain gorilla and golden monkey trekking, there is much to see and discover at Sabyinyo

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An Award-Winning Eco-Chic Rainforest Lodge: Wilderness Bisate

Resembling giant birds’ nests perched amidst the treetops, the six Forest Villas comprising Wilderness Bisate in Volcanoes National Park are undeniably breathtaking. These are often regarded as Africa's best places to begin a walking safari in order to observe the renowned Virunga mountain gorillas.

Home of the Silverback: Camp Sabyinyo

Nestled amid the mist-covered foothills of the Virunga Massif, idyllic Camp Sabyinyo is situated. The steadfast commitment to conservation and rehabilitation can be felt everywhere. This luxury camp offers you an opportunity to intimately connect with the narratives of the land, the untamed wilderness, its wildlife, and its people. Your stay here becomes a meaningful contribution to wildlife preservation and community empowerment endeavours. In this extraordinary environment, you'll sense the enduring spirit of resilience echoing around you.

Planning Your Rwanda Experience: Ideal Seasons to Explore

Rwanda benefits from a delightful tropical highland climate with unique characteristics. Its elevated terrain results in lower temperatures than typical for an equatorial nation. Kigali experiences consistent daily temperatures all year round, ranging from 12°C to 27°C. Generally speaking, the hilly northwest, where Bisate is located, is colder than the eastern, low-lying areas.

Rainy Season

March to May, October and November

  • The continuous rains officially begin in March, although this weather has several advantages. The rainy season brings forth a thriving rainforest; nevertheless, gorilla sightings might become challenging due to the slippery and wet ground. Instead, consider exploring Rwanda’s renowned birdlife. March sees the birdlife at its most active. With heavy and long rains lasting until May, although gorilla trekking can be difficult, May is a great time to track the chimpanzees in Rwanda, as they can be spotted on the ground feasting on the dropped fruit.
  • The misty mountains truly come to life in October; it's one of the best months to visit Rwanda since there are plenty of opportunities for stunning photography. The short-lived rains begin this month and continue into November. This is a perfect time to visit Kenya's coastline if you're interested in combining a beach vacation with a safari in Rwanda. 

Dry Season

June to September and December to February

  • June signals the onset of Rwanda's extended dry season, making it an excellent choice for activities like mountain gorilla trekking and exploring national parks like the wildlife-abundant Akagera National Park. July offers the opportunity to track golden monkeys and delve into exciting game drives, continuing through to the exceptional safari month of September.
  • December ushers in a sprinkle of rain as the season transitions into a brief dry spell. These conditions are picture-perfect for thrilling gorilla trekking adventures. Remember to pack a cosy fleece to keep warm during the chilly high-altitude nights.

Explore Rwanda: Experiences You’ll Never Forget

Encounter a close relative by viewing the misty mountain gorillas up close on a walking safari. This unmatched wildlife experience awaits as you trek through Rwanda’s luscious Volcanoes National Park. Witness playful infants reminiscent of toddlers and untroubled adults foraging for sustenance. If fortune smiles upon you, a heart-pounding, memorable meeting with a majestic silverback may be in store, a memory to treasure forever.

There's nothing quite like that initial glimpse of a rare avian species. As you remain vigilant and patient, your senses heighten to detect the subtlest movements and sounds. And then, the moment arrives. A burst of vibrant reds and blues, the delicate tip of a beak. It's pure magic! Birding will enhance your wildlife safari. Looking a little closer at the ecology around you can reveal something genuinely unique, whether you're a first-timer or a seasoned observer. Admire the goliath heron's enormous size (1.3 m). Experience the graceful flight of an Amur falcon and be amazed when you see a shoebill stork in Akagera National Park's marshes.

Immerse yourself in our tailor-made Rwandan safaris, designed to unveil the magic of once-in-a-lifetime encounters. Be mesmerised by private moments, magnificent scenery, and opulent, award-winning getaways tucked away in the unspoiled wilderness of the nation.

In our interconnected world, the value of privacy has grown increasingly scarce; as you venture into the wilderness, allow yourself to detach from the digital realm. Explore the world of renowned wildlife at your own pace with Kusini Safaris. Take part in exclusive game drives and track animals with a knowledgeable guide. Alternatively, arrange for specialised experiences and private camps that your family or friends can enjoy together.