DISCOVER THE BEAUTY OF THE VIRUNGA MASSIF

DISCOVER THE BEAUTY OF THE VIRUNGA MASSIF

ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE

ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE

TRAVEL BRINGS POWER AND LOVE

TRAVEL BRINGS POWER AND LOVE

DISCOVER AFRICA’s BEST KEPT SECRET

DISCOVER AFRICA’s BEST KEPT SECRET

TRAVEL AS MUCH AS YOU CAN, AS FAR YOU CAN

TRAVEL AS MUCH AS YOU CAN, AS FAR YOU CAN

HANDICRAFTS EXPERIENCE

HANDICRAFTS EXPERIENCE

GO OUTSIDE AND EXPLORE

GO OUTSIDE AND EXPLORE

DISCOVER THE MYSTERY OF NYIRAGONGO CRATER

DISCOVER THE MYSTERY OF NYIRAGONGO CRATER

AND OF THE AKAGERA NATIONAL PARK

AND OF THE AKAGERA NATIONAL PARK

CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION

Travel to Rwanda (and East Africa) is restricted at the moment. Please let us know your interest in one of our tours by sending the contact form or booking inquiry form and we’ll keep you informed about lifting of restrictions. When your booking becomes impacted by any official travel restrictions, you will be offered a refund credit and up to 20% incentive, or you can apply for a cash refund.

Be assured that during your trip we’ll take all necessary precautions according to WHO and local public health advice on coronavirus.

Virunga Ecotours, connecting you to local people and wildlife

Virunga Ecotours is a tour organizer company operating in Rwanda with its headquarters based in Ruhengeri/Musanze near the famous Volcanoes National Park. We organize tours to different attractions within the area and the rest of Rwanda and East Africa. Our tours will give you a deep insight into our Rwandan culture and day to day life thus allowing you to actually live the destination, not just visit it.

We love to show you the wildlife in the Virunga Massif, home of the mountain gorilla. Gorilla trekking is the main attraction in this region. But there is more: hiking to the top of a volcano, golden monkeys, caves, beautiful lakes, kayaking on a river, …

Our mission is to integrate travel with conservation and community development in the Virunga area. Therefore several tours are developed for engaging with the local community in Musanze by participation in local activities in several typical Rwandan villages.

Our programs are completely flexible and merely a proposal! We have a number of wildlife and other add-on programs for you to include in your holiday trip. Not only in Rwanda, we can also arrange your safari in Kenya or Tanzania or make sure you have some wonderful beach days in Zanzibar to relax after your Rwanda adventure. See below or on the special Wildlife add-on and International add-on pages.

All tours featured can be adapted to your wishes, just let us know on the booking inquiry form. If a pick-up and drop-off in Kigali or at the airport is not included in the program, it can always be added.

Rwanda around the Volcanoes National Park

Cultural Heritage Tour

  • Traditional dance & drumming + magical pond
  • Twin lakes visit
  • Botanical garden

  • 3 days
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    Gorilla Trekking, Cultural tour and Lake Kivu

    • Kigali City tour
    • Banana beer production
    • Gorilla Trekking
    • Lake Kivu

    • 4 days
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      Stay with the locals at home

      • Homestay
      • Traditional food preparation
      • Day of typical Rwandan home chores

      • 3 days
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        Bisoke Crater Hike and Lake Kivu

        • Kigali City Tour
        • Banana beer production
        • Mount Bisoke hike
        • Traditional food preparation
        • Gisenyi city tour + boat ride

        • 4 days
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          Meet local people in Musanze + Kigali

          • Intercultural Exchange in 3 villages around Ruhengeri
          • Local School Visit
          • Gisenyi / Lake Kivu
          • Uburanga Art Studio
          • Ntarama & Nyamata Memorial

          • 5 days
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            Bicycling, canoeing and caves

            • Visit Musanze market
            • Dian Fossey’s Karisoke Research Centre
            • Canoeing
            • Caves & Cultural Village
            • Prepare your own dinner

            • 3 days
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              Nyiragongo Active Volcano

              • Gisenyi boat ride + City tour
              • Nyiragongo Volcano hike (Dem. Rep. of Congo)
              • Overnight stay at the active crater

              • 4 days
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                Wildlife add-on’s

                Gorilla Trekking

                • Extra night in Musanze
                • Trek the gorillas

                • 2 days
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                  Golden Monkey Trekking

                  • Extra night in Musanze
                  • Visit to the golden monkeys

                  • 2 days
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                    Trek the Gorillas of Uganda

                    • Visit the Batwa pygmy community
                    • Gorillas Trekking

                    • 3 days
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                      Nyungwe National Park

                      • King’s Palace
                      • Chimpanzee trekking
                      • Waterfall visit
                      • Canopy walk

                      • 3 days
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                        Akagera N.P. game drives

                        • Afternoon game drive giraffe valley
                        • Boat trip to hippos and crocodiles
                        • Bird watching
                        • Morning game drive

                        • 2 days
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                          International add-on’s

                          Masai Mara safari – Kenya

                          • Game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park
                          • 2 days game drives in Masai Mara Game Reserve

                          • 5 days
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                            Kilimanjaro hiking – Tanzania

                            • Hike led by professional guides and support staff
                            • Marangu route
                            • Exploring Mawenzi Ridge
                            • Summiting Uhuru Peak

                            • 7 days
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                              Ngorongoro + Serengeti safari – Tanzania

                              • Game drives Arusha N.P. and Tarangire N.P.
                              • 3 days game drives in Serengeti N.P.
                              • Game drive in Ngorongoro Crater
                              • Only available from June till December

                              • 9 days
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                                Zanzibar beach holiday – Tanzania

                                • Flight to Zanzibar
                                • 3 nights in beautiful beach lodge
                                • Discover Stone Town

                                • 4 days
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