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Safari Planning

The tours featured on this site may be booked as a private arrangement with exclusive use of vehicles and a driver guide. Further they may be adapted to suit your specific needs.  R.A.S. caters for both groups and individuals.  We offer a wide range of tours from which to choose and we are there to assist you to tailor your safari to suit your taste, budget and style. We encourage our clients to discuss their expectations, budget, etc., to be able to deliver a custom-made safari to them. R.A.S. will be pleased to prepare itineraries and price quotes according to your group's requirements.

On Arrival

You will be met at the airport by one of our R.A.S. representatives and transferred to your hotel where you will be briefed on your safari itinerary.

Transportation

Our vehicle fleet comprises custom-built safari vehicles, all maintained to the highest standards.  In addition, the skills and knowledge of our drivers and guides ensure that your safari is a rewarding experience.

Do I need a visa?

Unsure if you need a visa, the following website is most useful in this regard:  http://www.migration.gov.rw/

What immunisations and vaccinations do I need?

All travellers should visit either their personal doctor or a travel health clinic six to eight weeks before departure.

The following immunisations/vaccinations are compulsory for travel to all areas of Rwanda:

  • Yellow Fever

The following immunisations/vaccinations are recommended for travel to all areas of Rwanda:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Polio
  • Diphtheria
  • Tetanus
  • Typhoid

The following immunisations/vaccinations should be considered for travel to all areas of Rwanda:

  • Hepatitis B
  • Rabies

Travellers to any tropical area are usually advised to bring Malaria prophylaxis (with Lariam, Malarone, or doxycycline).

Please consult your doctor for more specific advice.

What do I need to bring?

  • Cotton clothing that can be layered including a long-sleeved shirt and a fleece or light sweater (Rwanda can get chilly in the mountains)
  • sturdy trousers
  • moisture wicking undergarments
  • lightweight wool socks
  • strong waterproof walking boots (comfortable for going up and down steep hills)
  • a pair of inexpensive gardening gloves to grip the prickly vegetation while on the gorilla trek
  • raingear,
  • sun protection including a hat, glasses and sun screen,
  • camera, reserve batteries, film as required,
  • torch
  • binoculars,
  • a small backpack to carry water and a packed snack or lunch.

    The guides will provide a walking stick as needed.