Ruhondo and Burera
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Mount Bisoke
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Agashya, Silverback, Mountains Gorillas, Volcanoes National Park
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Rwanda is one of the smallest countries in East Africa lying in the famous Great Lakes region dominated by mountains and numerous small beautiful lakes with a favorable tropical highland climate that makes Rwanda safaris so thrilling to adventure seekers and cultural enthusiasts. Dubbed the “Land of a thousand Hills” , Rwanda’s natural beauty mixed with the traditional music- dance performances plus the iconic mountain gorilla has transformed a once genocide ravaged state into a must visit destination which attracts thousands of visitors each year.

nyungwe-wildAre you interested in hiking volcanoes, gorilla trekking safaris, primates tracking, visiting cultural historic sites , boat rides or watching game roaming freely in the savannah plains ? , whatever your choice is Cycads Safaris is ready to help you organize the most thrilling & memorable safari to Rwanda you’ll ever have. Travel to Parc Nationale des Volcanoes and track the last surviving mountain gorillas, golden monkeys , visit the Dian fossey graves or attempt one of the 8 Virunga volcanoes. For primate lovers and ardent birders , Nyungwe forest is inhabited by over 13 different primate species including chimpanzees and the rare Angolan colobus monkeys as well as a big list of up to 275 bird species. Embark on a guided game drive in Akagera national park, blessed with a large concentration of hippos and giraffes which are not had to find ..tourists are treated to a boat cruise on Lake Ihema where they are exposed to all sorts of water birds and large mammals resting on the banks.

Rwanda also has something to offer to the cultural enthusiasts with as many traditional sights and attractions around Kigali and Gisenyi including the Iby’ iwachu cultural village, Genocide memorial centre, national museum as well Nyanza palace will make your captivate any culturalist. Boat rides on Lakes Ihema, Burera, Ruhondo and Kivu are normally the highlights of any Rwanda safari because of the stunning and breathtaking sceneries they present. Adrenaline junkies and adventure seekers will definitely enjoy the thrill of climbing one of the 8 dormant Virunga volcanoes most notably mount Sabinyo, Karisimbi and Muhabura which are very popular among novice and expert hikers.

Cycads Safaris organizes off the beaten track safaris in Rwanda creating a personalized itinerary that fits your budget and needs. We have something for everybody including back packers, couples, students as well as researchers and film makers from all corners of the world. Get great deals and discounts on Rwanda gorilla safaris and 3 day tour packages around any of the country’s best safari destinations. Contact us now through or for a booking or travel quote request.


Featured Rwanda Safari Packages

4 Days Gorilla safari  & Lake Kivu– Embark on an adventure in the misty jungles of the Virunga ranges tracking down the last surviving mountain gorillas. This is by far the highlight of any safari in Rwanda and also includes a visit to the Dian fossey graves, Karisoke research research centre and golden monkey tracking in the lowlands of the Virungas.  Enjoy the beautiful views as you swim and relax on the sandy beaches of Lake Kivu on the last day of trip.

3 Days Nyungwe forest tour  –  Regarded as one of Central Africa’s best preserved rain forests , Nyungwe is a popular primate destination that hosts large colonies of chimpanzees , colobus monkeys as well as an extensive list of bird species . The safari involves tracking primates in the forests and then after transfer to Butare to visit the National museum where most of Rwanda’s iconic and ancient artifacts are reserved.

4 days Akagera Safari & Gorilla tracking-  This combined safari packages includes watching game in Akagera park plus a visit to Volcanoes park to do mountain gorilla tracking. Guided game drives will expose you to mammals like zebras, giraffes, elephants, buffalo while a boat ride on Lake ihema offers opportunities to see aquatic animals like hippos and birds as they enjoy the busking sun.


Mount Bisoke