Deluxe Rwanda in Comfort and Style

13 Days from £8484 per adult. All trip details below can be tailored just for you
13 Days
Tailor-Made Tour
Honeymoon
Primate Watching
Luxury

Using some of the best wildlife lodges in the country, this gently paced itinerary also encompasses Rwanda’s top natural history highlights. Starting with four nights in the Volcanoes National Park where you will spend two amazing days gorilla tracking plus a day seeking the rare golden monkey, descend to Lake Kivu for beautiful lakeside scenery and calm relaxation. Then head to Nyungwe forest for troops of chimpanzees and a possible twelve other species of primate, some extremely rare. With a little time in Kigali at the end, you will soon discover why Rwanda is considered one of the most beautiful and friendly countries in all Africa.

Itinerary

Price from £8484 per adult. Based on sharing double / twin rooms

Day 1 - Depart London

Includes In-flight Meals.

Day 2 - Volcanoes National Park

Arrive Nairobi and connect with flight to Kigali. Met on arrival by your private driver with 4x4 vehicle and drive to your luxury lodge close to the Volcanoes National Park. Free afternoon to relax and explore.

Staying at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge. Includes Dinner.

Day 3 - Volcanoes National Park

After breakfast, check in at the park entrance at 0700 for a thrilling morning of mountain gorilla tracking. The length and difficulty of the walk to the gorillas depends on which group you are tracking and its whereabouts that day; but once there, you can spend a full hour watching these amazing creatures. Lunch at the hotel. Afternoon at leisure to relax or visit the twin lakes of Bulera and Ruhondo.

Staying at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 4 - Volcanoes National Park

Morning golden monkey tracking with park guides. Free afternoon or optional visit to local forest for wildlife and ancient archaeological site.

Staying at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 5 - Volcanoes National Park

Another morning of exhilarating gorilla encounters. You will typically be assigned a different group from the previous day. Lunch at the hotel and afternoon free.

Staying at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 6 - Lake Kivu

Depart with you private driver to Lake Kivu and drive south through green terraced hills, past homesteads and through sleepy fishing villages to the small town of Kibuye on the lake shore.

Staying at Cormorana Lodge. Includes Breakfast.

Day 7 - Lake Kivu

A free day to relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of Kibuye. This sleepy lakeside town has a white sand beach and kayaks for hire, and boat trips are available to nearby islands.

Staying at Cormorana Lodge. Includes Breakfast.

Day 8 - Nyungwe Forest National Park

Continue south along Lake Kivu then head inland via a beautiful patchwork of forest and tea plantations to Nyungwe Forest National Park.

Staying at Nyungwe Forest Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 9 - Nyungwe Forest National Park

Early morning transfer to the Nyungwe Forest National Park to meet with your trackers. Spend morning primate tracking – chimpanzees will be your main quarry, and you may encounter other primates, birds and insects along the way. PLEASE NOTE: the walking here is very steep and slippery; primate troupes may be many hours walk from the park headquarters and are often fast moving. A good level of fitness is essential.

Return to guesthouse for lunch. In the afternoon, enjoy a canopy walkway tour through the forest

Staying at Nyungwe Forest Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 10 - Nyungwe Forest National Park

Another morning primate trekking in the forest. Free afternoon to relax and enjoy the wonderful facilities of your hotel.

Staying at Nyungwe Forest Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 11 - Kigali

Depart from your hotel and drive to Butare to visit the National Museum. Lunch at local restaurant and then continue to Kigali. Explore the city by foot and enjoy a dinner in a local restaurant.

Staying at Des Milles Collines Hotel. Includes All Meals.

Day 12 - Kigali to London

Free morning in the city. If you wish you can visit the Genocide Memorial with your private guide. Transfer to airport in time for flight home.

Includes In-flight Meals.

Day 13 - Arrive UK

Includes In-flight Meals.

Travel Info

Are Flights Included?
Yes

Flight Info:
Fly from Heathrow via Nairobi to Kigali

Area Specialist

Jonathan Morris
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Rwanda is a year round destination. The driest months are June to September but you should expect rain at any time.

If you have any queries about this tour please feel free to call me directly on +44 (0)1803 866965 or...

I am sorry for taking so long to let you know my thoughts on my tour of Rwanda in August. It was such an amazing experience that I had to write a journal of it while everything was still fresh in my mind. There was so much to say that it took a while and of course having to go back to work and come down to earth again! Janice Booth is an excellent tour leader and I appreciated the background information she sent me beforehand so making it even more interesting. I learned and gained so much. We were fortunate to locate the Sabinyo group [of gorillas] quite quickly and the hour with them was an exhilarating experience… Hopefully Reef and Rainforest will do another trip there again sometime. I will certainly recommend it to friends.

Mrs S M - Suffolk

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Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge: -1.412909, 29.568275
Nyungwe Forest Lodge: -2.462350, 29.100110
Cormoran Lodge: -2.052189, 29.343359
Des Milles Collines Hotel: -1.946694, 30.061962