Rwanda holidays

Known as ‘The Land of a Thousand Hills,’ the tiny African nation of Rwanda is a natural paradise that has become one of the continent’s hottest holiday destinations. Blessed with an abundance of incredible wildlife and some of the most spectacular natural landscapes you’ll see anywhere in the world, Rwanda is ideal for those hoping to safari, involve themselves in water sports, or enjoy all the charm of the country’s blossoming capital. Home to some of the rarest animals on the planet, it’s a country with a huge amount to offer, and a great deal to see and do. 

With a package holiday to Rwanda with Qatar Airways Holidays, you can experience the delights of this small East African country in absolute style, taking it at your own pace and in your own distinct way.    

  • Discover Rwanda’s growing capital, Kigali, and dive into the city’s great cuisine, burgeoning arts scene, fascinating Islamic Quarter, and unique cultural heritage.
  • Explore the peninsulas and islets of Lake Kivu, one of Africa’s Great Lakes. Here, you’ll find yourself in luscious natural surroundings, try your hand at any number of water sports, take a day trekking, or just kick back and relax by the waterside. 
  • Shop your way through Kigali’s lively Kimironko Market, where you’ll find local handicrafts, souvenirs, food, clothes and accessories.
  • Discover Rwanda’s astounding natural heritage and seek out some of the region’s largest and rarest animals, including elephants, giraffes and gorillas.
Holiday Packages

Rwanda holiday packages

Comfort and luxury are essential to any relaxing holiday. With holiday packages to Rwanda with Qatar Airway Holidays, you’ll stay in luxury accommodation no matter where you are in the country. Having established strong relationships with a number of Rwanda’s top hotels, we’re able to offer you the best in Rwandan hospitality and service. So, whether you’ve been out on safari or walking along the shores of Lake Kivu, you’ll always return to relax in a perfect hotel room at the end of the day.

Rwanda is home to some of the region’s best cooking and proves an interesting adventure for any food-loving visitor. Our culinary packages to Rwanda will introduce you to the cuisine’s staple ingredients - freshwater fish, dairy and local vegetables -  and demonstrate how they’re combined to create fantastic dishes that include plantain-based matoke and the always popular ugali. 

Good to know

  • Time Zone
    GMT+2 hours
  • Languages
    English, French, Kinyarwanda
  • Dialing Code
    +250
  • Electricity
    230V 50Hz
  • Currency
    Rwandan franc
  • Experiences

    Rwanda holiday experiences

    • Head up into the Parc National des Volcans – one of the last remaining natural habitats of the silverback gorilla. Encountering this majestic animal in the wild is a once in a lifetime opportunity.
    • Take a boat trip out onto Lake Ihema, where you’ll be able to spot elephants, giraffes, hippos and buffalo.
    • Explore Nyungwe National Park, home to over 500 chimpanzees, miles of trekking trails, and, if you have a head for heights, a number of suspended canopy walkways.
    • Visit some of Kigali’s excellent art museums, many of which double as local outreach centres, and get a taste of the country’s contemporary art scene. Both the Inema Art Centre and Niyo Art Gallery are two of the most renowned in Kigali.;
    FAQ

    Frequently Asked Questions

      When to visit Rwanda?
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      Despite its position close to the equator, the Rwandan climate is temperate all year round. This is largely due to the country’s elevation. Temperatures are relatively stable, with a low of 15°C and a high of just under 30°C. During February to May, and from September to December brief showers interrupt the sunshine.