(Affordable) Self Drive Rwanda Car Rentals from Kigali at US $60

(Affordable) Self Drive Rwanda Car Rentals from Kigali at US $60 are reliable for travelers visiting Rwanda. (Affordable) Self Drive Rwanda Car Rentals from Kigali at US $60 are ideal for those transferring to Volcanoes national park, Nyungwe forest national park, Akagera national park and the genocide memorials on long term car rental, short term car rental, car rental with a driver guide and one way car rental.

Rwanda, often referred to as the “Land of a Thousand Hills,” is a small yet captivating country nestled in the heart of East Africa. Known for its lush green landscapes, rare mountain gorillas, and vibrant culture, Rwanda offers a unique and rewarding experience for adventurous travelers.

(Affordable) Self Drive Rwanda Safaris from Kigali While guided tours are popular, an increasing number of intrepid explorers are choosing self-drive adventures in Rwanda. Self-driving in Rwanda allows you to immerse yourself in the country’s natural beauty, set your own pace, and uncover its hidden gems.

All About Self Drive in Rwanda Safaris and Must Visit Destinations

  1. What is Self-Driving in Rwanda like

Embarking on a self-drive adventure in Rwanda offers a sense of freedom and flexibility that traditional tours may not provide. With the power to design your itinerary, you can explore off-the-beaten-path locations, stay longer in places that captivate your heart, and interact more closely with the local communities. Self-driving allows you to create a personalized experience that caters to your interests and preferences, making it a popular choice for curious and adventurous travelers.

  1. Prepare for Your Self-Drive in Rwanda Safari

Before setting out on your self-drive safari in Rwanda, careful preparation is ideal for an exciting journey as you transfer from one destination to another. When coming for the safari, make sure to have a valid international driving permit and be educated with Rwanda’s road rules and driving conditions. You must know the Best time to visit Rwanda, Weather conditions and wildlife viewing opportunities. Carry and pack ideal clothing, camping gear, and essential supplies too.

  1. Choose the Ideal Vehicle

Choose the right vehicle when going on the self-drive safari in Rwanda is very important for the self-drive safari. For instance, driving a 4×4 vehicle is perfect due to the fact that you have to move along rugged roads in the rural areas hence hard to navigate. This 4×4 vehicle is ideal while in the National Parks and off-road adventures.

  1. Get to know the Destinations to visit in Rwanda

Rwanda referred to as a county of a thousand rolling hills, is perfect to explore while on self-driving safari in destinations like;

  • Volcanoes National Park

Known as a haven for wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers, Volcanoes National Park is famous for its population of endangered Mountain Gorillas. While in the park, you get to watch and be in the presence of the majestic Mountain Gorillas in their natural forest vegetation habitat for a period of an hour taking many photos to keep.

  • Akagera National Park

Akagera National Park is situated in the Eastern part of Rwanda and known to offer remarkable wildlife encounters as you get to watch various wildlife animals in their natural vegetation habitat wandering. The Park includes; diverse landscape with open savannahs, rolling hills and many lakes. While in the park, you enjoy exciting Game drives and the animals you watch include; elephants, giraffes, zebras, and lions.

  • Nyungwe Forest National Park

Nyungwe Forest National Park is known prominently for offering amazing Chimpanzee Tracking Experiences at the Cyamudongo Forest located close to the park requiring you an hour and a half to get there. Other than the Chimpanzees, you can watch other primates like the colobus monkeys which can be watched as you transfer along the trails. You get to hike through the forest trails then experience the magical Canopy Walk which offers you amazing views of the green forest.

  • Lake Kivu

Lake Kivu is awesome to explore while on safari in Rwanda as it offers you relaxation and exploration opportunities while at the beach shores. When driving along the Lake, enjoy views of the lake, Islands at a distance, bird species.

Consider the following while on your Self Drive Rwanda Safari 

  • Engage in Responsible Tourism

While on your self-drive safari in Rwanda, make sure to enhance responsible Tourism as you get to watch wildlife, Mountain Gorillas at a distance hence enhancing their well-being and lessening stress. This also makes them comfortable while takin you through their daily activities.

You should follow the guidelines offered by experienced guides and rangers so as to get the best unforgettable wildlife experience. While enhancing this, you are preserving the natural wonders and supporting the local communities.

  • Ensure safety precautions

While on self-drive safari in Rwanda, make sure to ensure safety precautions while driving especially on the rugged rough roads in the rural areas. You should avoid driving in the night as you look out for the changes in the weather conditions. Before setting off for the self-drive safari, make sure also inform someone close about your safari itinerary and carry essential emergency supplies to help you while on your safari.

Budget car rental options in Rwanda

Land Cruiser Prado

US $75/ Day

A Driver, 4 Adults

Fuel: Petrol

Toyota Rav4

(Affordable) Self Drive Rwanda Car Rentals from Kigali

US $45/Day

A Driver, 3 Adults

Fuel: Petrol

Roof Top Tent Land Cruiser

US $80/ Day

A Driver, 4 Adults

Fuel: Petrol

Standard Land Cruiser

US $75/Day

A Driver, 4-5 Adults

Fuel: Petrol