Rwanda Family Safaris
A brief overview for families heading to Rwanda
Regarded as a safe and very welcoming place, Rwanda is a great family destination with numerous opportunities to interact with the local communities and activities.
Mountain gorilla tracking is strictly restricted to those aged 15 and above, and similarly, chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe Forest is restricted for 15+. However, most of the properties in the national parks offer activities that children under the age of 15 can do. In the Volcanoes National Park, these include hikes, guided bird walks, mountain bike excursions, community walks, visits to local villages, markets and sacred forests and last but not least, volcano and mountain climbs! There is plenty for guests to do… boredom is not an option!
Whilst some of Africa’s busy cities may be daunting for families, Kigali is deemed a safe and clean city to explore. The city is home to international hotel chains, bars, cafes, museums, shopping centres and several craft shops. Whilst you can wander around the city at your own pace, we recommend exploring the city with a private guide on the first day, who can take you to the main sites of Kigali and explain the history and meaning behind them.
Combining Rwanda holidays with a safari (for example, in the Serengeti in Tanzania), is also possible for families and depending on the age of the children, we can advise the best destinations and camps to stay in for a comfortable and fantastic experience. Some camps offer family tents and are more suited towards families with children, offering facilities such as swimming pools and kids clubs.