1000 Hills Safaris
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1000 Hills Safaris is Rwandan’s indigenous tour and travel company which offers Rental car and tours services, allowing you to select a tour in more 50 tours for best prices in Rwanda.Our ambition is to bring every bit of available online service special tours and car rental, and to create the easiest and cheapest way for customers to book it.
Kigali, Rwanda
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Tours and Tickets by 1000 Hills Safaris

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Andy O
Johannesburg, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
We were unaware of 1000 Hills’s involvement and or impact on our trip to Rwanda to visit Bisate Lodge, and trek with the great mountain Gorillas. But what a fantastic role they played in a wonderful 4 days. We had the pleasure and benefit of Amos’s companionship, skill, knowledge and passion over the entire period, from the seamless welcome at the airport, the tour of the fantastic city of Kigali and its moving Genocide memorial. The informative drive, including a stop to sample a local banana beer, to the Wilderness Bisate lodge. The collection each morning, the co ordination of our days trekking, and what co ordination he managed : ) and the daily return to Bisate and then back to Kigali, and to the airport. There is obviously extensive coordination from the team behind the scenes ensuring a first class delivery. So very well done to all. Amos you are a star!
Written January 17, 2019
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Thank you andy for recommandation.
Written July 30, 2019
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
What an excellent service by Leo & Yves! for a once-in-a-lifetime trip to see Silver Back Gorillas. Leo & Yves were in action helping me arrange a permit and Covid test. Leo even came to RBC to complete the PCR formalities The Gorilla Trekking experience is amazing and will never forget it. We had an amazing time with our Guide Yves and he was great throughout the trip! He was super friendly, highly knowledgeable.
We totally recommend booking this Trip through 1000 Hills, and specifically asking for Yves and Leo!
Written May 2, 2023
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Thank you so much Laujith for trusting us , we really enjoyed your time with us and it requires deep love for other people to sacrifice your valuable time to share your experience with others and it's really big contribution to future trip planning. May the Lord Almighty blesses you and strengths in everything you do and I hope we will meet again.
Written May 3, 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Friends
We took a day trip from Kigali for a safari at Akagera National Park. Our guide, Augustin, was early to pick us up at our hotel. He was kind, professional, and very knowledgeable! It was a lengthy trip, however we had the opportunity to see every animal you could ever expect to see on a safari. It was an incredible experience and we would highly recommend Augustin as a guide and 1000 Hills as a tour company.
Written November 11, 2022
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Thank you so much Emily for trusting us , we really enjoyed your time with us and it requires deep love for other people to sacrifice your valuable time to share your experience with others and it's really big contribution to future trip planning. May the Lord Almighty blesses you and strengths in everything you do and I hope we will meet again.
Written May 3, 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Saddy drove my family around Rwanda for four days. He was amazing and made our experience great. He was a great tour guide who showed us his love for Rwanda. He was always on time, dropped us off at our desired hotels and locations, and did everything we expected and beyond. He showed us his favorite spots, which were all amazing. I would highly recommend him.
Written August 23, 2022
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thank you for your great review and it really means a lot to to us and our future customers.
Written May 10, 2024
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
I did the Akagera Park and the Gorilla trekking with 1000 hills and it was the best experience ever!! Totally recomended! The tour was fantastic, I had an amazing time and my guide Augustin was great! He was very friedly, knew a lot of everything and responded to all my questions!
I had to change my tour a bit because I had to move my return ticket and 1000 hills helped me on everything, they even made sure I had time to get my PCR to return.

I totally recommend it! It's a once in a life-time experience! Thank you to 1000 hills, to Augustin and to Leo!

Emilia
Written December 9, 2021
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Thank you Emilia for your feedback and we really enjoyed our time together and we wish you all the best in life.
Written May 19, 2022
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
Our Thousand Hills guide, Claude, was an exceptional good-will ambassador for all things Rwandan. From Kigali-based activities and shopping to advocating for the right level of hike to observe the gorillas he genuinely was responsible for our wonderful experiences. He shared his personal history of the genocide, patiently explained the country's politics, growth and economic development, he taught us about Rwandan culture (music and dance) and its people, even a few words of Kinyarwanda language, and local cuisine. We didn't expect Rwanda to be one of the best places of our Kenya-Tanzania-Rwanda experience, but it was. The gorilla viewing was exceptional and having a guide who helps ensure the experience is suited to your capabilities is essential.
Written October 14, 2019
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Thank you for your great review
Written November 5, 2019
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Mindy L
Columbus, OH
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
We could not believe how amazing this trip was. It was a long drive from Kigali to Volcanoes National Park starting at 4:00am, but the early morning light with the mist covering the mountains was so beautiful. Our driver was very nice and quite knowledgeable about the country and it's history during our long drive. But the first thing he asked us was why didn't we stay closer to the park. Our travel agent made it quite clear that we had to stay in Kigali and I could not convince them they were wrong, so we had to waste 5 hours driving back and forth. Don't let your travel agent do the same to you!

We had to be there at 7:00am to meet up with our guides and get assigned to our group. We were assigned to the oldest group but that means we got assigned to the closest troop of gorillas. It was still an hour walk from the end of the road to the beginning of the jungle, but our gorillas were only about 100 yards into the jungle. We followed them for another hour through a bamboo grove, then another hour back to the road.

We got scary close to a troop of about 15 gorillas with a single silver back, Malambo, that was 18 years old. It was very clear that they were not even a little nervous around us. Even mothers carrying babies would walk about a foot from you with out looking in your direction.

We were incredibly lucky throughout our trip. The mountain is about 15,000 feet and when clouds hit it, they tend to drop a lot of rain. But we never had any rain. When it rains, the gorillas hide in the bushes to get out of the rain and are really hard to find and see. The bamboo grove we found them in was very open and made it easy to get some great pictures. The rain can also make the walk up through the farm fields a muddy, slippery mess, but we missed out on that too.

Even without any rain, some of the walk was not easy, especially for my wife who has a bad hip. However, at the end of the road, there is a rather large number of people available to hire as porters to help you during the trip. They are only $10 each and well worth it. Even with a couple of porters and guides to help her, my wife slipped crossing a small stream on the way down and twisted her knee. She made it down alright but was too sore to go see the golden monkeys the next day, so it cost us $500 each for the permits and then there was the driver and the guide too.

Even with all of that, it was the most surreal experience of my life and I cannot recommend it highly enough! Come prepared for a rainy muddy mess but pray for sunshine. Don't be a hero, hire a porter or two. By the time you reach the jungle, you are at about 7,000 feet so altitude might be a problem, especially if you have to hike even farther up to reach your troop, which every other group had to do. Bring some cash to tip the guides that lead you and the trackers that follow the gorillas around the clock, and of course your porters. I guarantee that you will never forget this experience!
Written November 2, 2023
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thank you for taking time to review our products we really enjoyed time spent with you and we are looking to host you again or your family members again and meanwhile we wish all best in life to come and may you make to heaven.
Written May 10, 2024
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
Where to start- not only is this company legit and trustworthy, they go above and beyond to accommodate every wish and need you have. They made everything EASY! The guides were beyond friendly- they were knowledgeable, fun, and (most importantly) good, good people. They treated me like family and went out of their way to ensure my comfort, safety, and enjoyment. I’m glad and grateful to have found them and will be back in Rwanda—and next time I come, I know exactly who to contact to plan for an amazing experience. Thank you, thank you, thank you! P.s. if you get Mugisha or Muhamed as your guide, consider yourself extremely lucky and please, please treat them well!
Written August 4, 2023
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Thank you for taking time to review our tour and we really appreciate your trust to us and your message show that you did trust us in vain, but we delivered to our promise...it is really our joy to you give your feedback and we hope time spent together will be steppingstone to build your future you are hoping to live in may alright God we serve grant you that.
Written May 10, 2024
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
We had an excellent trip to Akagara Game Drive. Yves was our guide, and he was absolutely amazing. He was very knowledgeable and helpful. We were picked up on time from Kigali and we did a full-day trip through the park. Akagara is stunningly beautiful, and we saw Hippos, crocodiles, giraffes, baboons, zebras, antelopes, elephants etc. Yves took us back to an area where the lions usually hang out. Unfortunately, we were not able to see them. Yves was a great and responsible guide, and he is very knowledgeable too. Last but not least, a big shout to Leo, the trip organizer without his help we could not complete this trip. Thank you both Leo and Yves for your warm help
Written May 2, 2023
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amazing to see your review Laujith, we really appreciate your time to review us we know you are a busy person, but you manage to do that and i hope you are well with your family and we hope to see you again soon.
Written May 10, 2024
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KB
Fremont, CA
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
My family and I spent nearly a week in Rwanda where we did the gorilla and golden monkey treks. The trip was well-organized and well thought out in terms of timing and itinerary. We made a stop to the Ellen Degeneres/Dian Fossey center, which was an added bonus. Our guide was Emmy - he was friendly, polite, professional, punctual and easygoing. He made us feel welcome and comfortable from the moment we arrived. He is very knowledgable about the country and shared many interesting things about the culture and history. His passion for his work truly shows. Having him as our guide was definitely a highlight and made our time there even more memorable.
Written January 15, 2023
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thank you taking time and review us, many people like to review when encounter terrible experience, but you are among the few who willing witness remarkable experience like this. I wish you all best life itself , life giver can give.
Written May 10, 2024
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