Family Travel in Rwanda with kids : Mountain gorillas, chimpanzees, and the best canopy walk in East Africa may all be found on a Rwanda safari. A family trip to Rwanda with children or young people is a wonderful opportunity to discover this breathtaking country of a thousand hills.
The popular safari activities in Rwanda, like as chimpanzee and mountain gorilla trekking, are not appropriate for children because the minimum age requirement is 15. The best Rwanda family vacations include excursions to Akagera National Park for wildlife watching, game drives, and boat cruises. The African Big Five, which include lions, buffaloes, leopards, rhinos, and elephants, can be seen here by the entire family. A city tour of Kigali and boat cruises on Lake Kivu are other attractions.
Advice for family travel with children in Rwanda.
Be cautious and avoid getting malaria when going on a family safari in Rwanda with young children. Don’t take kids into malarial areas if they aren’t old enough to take preventive medications properly or if they can’t explain any malaria symptoms to their parents.
Parents with young children should inquire if their hotel offers child-friendly activities and/or babysitting services. For most other forest hikes in Volcanoes and Nyungwe National Parks, as well as gorilla and chimp tracking activities, participants must be 15 years of age or older.
When to go to Rwanda?
Anytime of the year is a good time to visit Rwanda. The best months to travel to Rwanda are, however, June through September and December through February.
The rains are less frequent during this time, making the jungle pathways dry and accessible. Although these months are ideal for all activities, they are also peak tourist season, so you should make reservations with Acacia Safaris well in advance.
Mid-December to early February marks the start of the brief dry season. June through September is considered the lengthy dry season. The greatest times to go gorilla trekking are during the short and lengthy dry seasons.
The longest dry season in Rwanda and the ideal time to go gorilla trekking is from June to September. Hiking is simpler at this time of year since the trails are less slick and muddy.
There aren’t many opportunities for it to rain during this time of year, but since it’s a tropical jungle, anything can happen. Permits are in high demand at this time of year because it is when most tourists visit Rwanda to trek gorillas.
December to February: This is Rwanda’s brief dry season and the ideal time to go gorilla trekking there. The greatest time to visit if you want to see mountain gorillas and go bird watching. In Rwanda during this season, migratory birds can be seen.
It provides the easiest trekking or walking conditions in the forest during the dry season. Additionally low during this season is the danger of malaria.
It is possible to plan day trips or longer journeys through Rwanda for families travelling with children. When travelling to Rwanda, keep your children with you since they can participate in family-friendly activities. All of our locations, including Kenya safaris, Tanzania tours, and Uganda wildlife tours, allow you to organize family safaris.