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Discover our Motorcycle Tour in Rwanda

For many adventurers, the perfect destination for an Africa motorcycle tour is in the land less traveled. A beautiful region where you are more likely to find yourself face to face with exotic wildlife than with throngs of tourists. A warm and welcoming country where it is easy to wander off the well-worn paths to explore the landscapes and engage with local people. Situated in East Africa, Rwanda is a hidden gem home to countless natural wonders. This little country is brimming with surprises: rolling mountains, virgin forests, marshlands, lakes, national parks and wildlife abound. Exploring Africa on a motorcycle tour in Rwanda aboard a Royal Enfield is guaranteed to be a truly unique adventure.

You will traverse beautiful mountain roads, hidden tracks and paths surrounded by breathtaking landscapes. Your heart will quicken as you see powerful wild animals roaming these lands, just as their ancestors have for eons. The rolling hills cradling terraced crops and fragrant tea will transport you to another world. Your eyes will delight as unassuming marshlands reveal the most abundant and diverse bird watching in all of East Africa. Your palate will savor the traditional meals, simple yet delicious fare made with the freshest locally sourced ingredients. Your heart will grow with every broad smile, every friendly wave, each enthusiastic conversation with the welcoming locals. Without a doubt, a motorcycle tour in Rwanda is the best way to immerse yourself in this unspoiled, authentic world.

Discover Akagera National Park, where you can observe native animals in their natural habitat. Lions, elephants, rhinos, zebras and hippopotami all call this area home. Explore Nyungwe Forest National Park, one of the largest high-altitude jungle reserves in Africa. We’ll also visit Volcanoes National Park, one of the country's main attractions, famous for its resident endangered mountain gorillas. Hop off your bikes and enjoy a cruise across Kivu Lake. Gisenyi and Kibuye, with their beautiful lakeside beaches, are perfect places to relax during your motorcycle tour in Rwanda. Offering a warm welcome to visitors, Rwanda is becoming one of the most exciting countries to visit in East Africa and a standout choice for your Africa motorcycle tour.

Rwanda Motorcycle Tour Season

When is the best time to visit Rwanda? Given its proximity to the equator, Rwanda’s climate alternates between two seasons: dry and rainy. It’s important to pick the right time to visit Rwanda so you can fully enjoy the country’s mountains and forests. The best season for a motorcycle tour in Rwanda is during summer from June to August. The rain also takes a break during winter with January being dry.

The lakeside towns only have one dry season, which is between June and August. The Volcanoes, Akagera and Nyungwe National Parks are best visited during the dry seasons. The country’s high altitude results in a mild climate with pleasant temperatures all year. The average temperature is around 20 degrees celsius. It rarely rains from June to August in the country’s capital, Kigali, and temperatures vary little throughout the year. If you are dreaming of spending time on the beach during your Rwanda motorcycle tour, summer is the time for you!

Explore Nature on a Motorbike Tour in Rwanda

Rwanda is located in East Africa, in the African Great Lakes region. This small country shares its borders with Burundi to the south, Tanzania to the west, Uganda to the north and the Democratic Republic of Congo to the east. During your motorcycle tour in Rwanda, you’ll explore its capital, Kigali, perched atop a hill at 1,500 m altitude. While there, you’ll have the opportunity to visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial before setting off for the countryside.

From Kigali, your Rwanda motorbike trip will take you through a variety of surprisingly gorgeious scenery. We’ll set out across the highlands, visiting virgin forests, vast marshes and even hillside tea plantations. In eastern Rwanda, Akagera National Park boasts abundant wildlife including lions, rhinos, zebras, giraffes, leopards and elephants. To the north, the Virunga Mountains are home to Volcanoes National Park. This lush forest attracts visitors eager to catch a glimpse of the chimpanzees and gorillas that live within.

Motorcycle Trip in Rwanda: Steeped in History and Culture

During your motorcycle tour in Rwanda, you will have an unparalleled opportunity to explore this East African country. The Rwandan population traditionally followed a clan system made up of Tutsi herders, Hutu farmers and Twa craftspeople. These communities all speak the same language and share the same religion. Rwanda experienced civil war for several years with fighting between the Tutsis and Hutus. This conflict provoked the 1994 genocide, when 800,000 people were massacred over 100 days.

Almost 25 years later, peace has been restored and the country lives in harmony. In fact, economic and social policies are gradually transforming this small farming country into an African benchmark for new technologies. After its tragic history, Rwanda is looking to the future and is thriving. Tourism is gradually becoming a promising economic sector, with many new travellers choosing to visit Rwanda each year. Come see what all the excitement is about on your Rwanda motorcycle tour.

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Rwanda : The Land of a Thousand Hills

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9 days
3 650  per rider
4 departures
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Stéphane
Stéphane
Expert from the region

After spending nearly 10 years in Asia, in Vietnam, Bali and the Philippines, he puts his passion for motorcycles and travel at the service of Africa. Freshly back from South Morocco, he is already preparing his next ride in Namibia!

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Rwanda is amazing. We loved the…
Rwanda is amazing. We loved the country and the people in it. This is one of my most favorite places I’ve ever been. The issues with the bikes did not ruin the trip for me, but it also makes it impossible to recommend Vintage Rides or to want to take another tour with your company.
Always love the trips, such unique…
Always love the trips, such unique and amazing experiences!
Rwanda is amazing. We loved the…
Rwanda is amazing. We loved the country and the people in it. This is one of my most favorite places I’ve ever been. The issues with the bikes did not ruin the trip for me, but it also makes it impossible to recommend Vintage Rides or to want to take another tour with your company.
Always love the trips, such unique…
Always love the trips, such unique and amazing experiences!
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