Self-drive in Rwanda - Budget Car hire

Rwanda, also known as the Land of a Thousand Hills, is an incredibly diverse country located in East Africa. Rwanda has stunning landscapes, vibrant culture, and incredible wildlife. Rwanda has become one of the most popular destinations in Africa for travellers seeking adventure and exploration. And a better way to experience all that Rwanda has to offer than by embarking on a self-drive adventure. These are very easy and interesting to take on because of the safety. Whether you’re a seasoned traveller or a first-time explorer, self-driving in Rwanda is an unforgettable experience. It offers a unique perspective on this beautiful country. From the bustling streets of Kigali to the lush forests of Volcanoes National Park, there’s something for everyone in Rwanda. So, if you’re ready to hit the open road and explore Rwanda on your own terms, here’s everything you need to know about self-driving in Rwanda.

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    Land Cruiser 4x4 (100 series) Rwanda Self-drive
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    Getting Started: What You Need to Know Before You Go

    • Before embarking on a self-drive Rwanda, there are a few things you should know to make your trip as smooth and enjoyable as possible. Here are some of the most important things to consider:
    • Driving in Rwanda: Rwanda drives on the right side of the road, and the roads can be narrow and winding, especially in rural areas. It’s important to be cautious and alert while driving and to be aware of the local driving customs and regulations.
    • Rental Cars: We offer a variety of vehicles for self-drive adventures. Be sure to do your research or ask our reservation team to advise you on the best car to use for the self-drive safari.
    • Navigation: While there are some signs and maps available, it’s always a good idea to have a GPS or map app on your phone to help you navigate. Google Maps and Maps.me are popular options.
    • Wildlife: Rwanda is home to some incredible wildlife, including gorillas and other primates, as well as elephants and other large mammals. It’s important to be respectful of their habitats and to follow all rules and regulations when viewing wildlife.
    • Permits: If you plan to visit any national parks or wildlife reserves, you will need to obtain permits in advance. This is especially true for gorilla trekking, which requires a permit and should be booked well in advance.
    • Insurance: Be sure to purchase comprehensive insurance for your rental car, as well as medical and travel insurance for your trip.
    Akagera Safaris
    Day Tours with Wildlife
    Gorilla Trekking
    Volcanoes National-Park Rwanda
    Rwanda Primates
    Nyungwe Chimpanzee Tracking
    Golden Monkeys
    Gishwati Mukura National-park

    The Best Self-Drive Routes in Rwanda

    Now that you’re prepared for your self-drive adventure, it’s time to hit the road! Here are some of the best self-drive routes in Rwanda:

    Kigali to Volcanoes National Park: This route takes you from the bustling capital city of Kigali to the lush forests of Volcanoes National Park, home to the endangered mountain gorillas. Along the way, you’ll pass through charming towns and stunning landscapes.

    Kigali to Lake Kivu: This scenic route takes you from Kigali to the shores of Lake Kivu, one of the largest freshwater lakes in Africa. Along the way, you’ll pass through tea plantations, rolling hills, and charming villages.

    Akagera National Park: This route takes you to the eastern part of Rwanda, where you can explore the incredible wildlife of Akagera National Park. From elephants to lions to giraffes, there’s no shortage of incredible animals to see here.

    Nyungwe Forest National Park: This route takes you to the southern part of Rwanda, where you can explore the lush forests of Nyungwe Forest National Park. Here, you can hike through the forest, see chimpanzees, and take in stunning views of the surroundings.