Rwanda is known as the ‘land of a
thousand hills’ as it is home to dramatic
volcanic landscapes, large lakes and terraced
hillsides, all explored in this 10-night tour.
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Arrive in Kigali and meet your driver-guide before
departing for Akagera National Park. Stay 3
nights at the Ruzizi Tented Camp. (D)
Full-day safari drives organised on a shared basis
by your accommodation. (B, D)
Drive to Volcanoes National Park with a stop
for lunch in Kigali en route. Stay 2 nights at the
Mountain Gorilla View Lodge. (B, D)
Morning guided excursion in search of gorillas.
Afternoon optional visit to Sacola cultural village,
a project aimed at improving the livelihoods of
local residents. (B, L, D)
Trek into the national park in search of your
allocated habituated family group of golden
monkeys. After lunch depart for Kibuye. Overnight
on the shores of Lake Kivu at the Cormoran
Lodge. (B, L)
Drive to Nyungwe National Park. Stay 3 nights at
the Nyungwe Forest Lodge. (B, L, D)
This morning, search for Angola colobus
monkeys with your guide. After lunch, visit the
Nyungwe Nziza Project, which is attempting to
turn the national park into a viable ecotourism
destination. (B, L, D)
Transfer to the Cyamudongo forest and search for
chimpanzees. Climb the Nyungwe canopy walk to
see the forest from a different angle. (B, L, D)
Drive north back to Kigali, stopping at Butare for
a tour of the National Museum and Nyanza to
visit the Royal Palace and Rwesero Art Museum.
Overnight at the Hotel des Mille Collines. (B, L, D)
Visit the Genocide Museum and some of the
city’s colourful craft markets. Evening cultural
dinner (payable locally) before transferring to the
airport for your flight home via Nairobi. (B) Arrive
home the next day. (N)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
The Cormoran Lodge is situated in a small bay just to the north of Kibuye on the shores of Lake Kivu. The intimate lodge offers seven chalets raised on stilts that are set into the hillside above a raised beach, built principally of timber reinforced with local stone, that offer magnificent views out across the lake. The simple but comfortable chalets with en suite facilities feature wall-to-ceiling wooden panelling and are equipped with a minibar, flatscreen television, in-room safe and mosquito nets. The large adjacent building also set into the hillside houses the communal areas of the lodge, including a restaurant and lounge, both comfortable areas for...
Hotel des Mille Collines is a four star hotel with a fine setting and excellent personalised service situated in a large exotic garden in downtown Kigali. There are 112 rooms and suites all with en suite bathrooms, telephone, satellite and movie channels and mini...
Mountain Gorilla View Lodge has 24 individual cottages. The lodge offers beautiful views of the volcanoes and it is located about 15 minutes from the main headquarters of Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park. This makes the property a handy base from which to trek in search of the enigmatic mountain...
Situated in a tea plantation on the edge of the Nyungwe closed canopy rain forest, the Nyungwe Forest Lodge offers contemporary 5-star luxury in a natural, secluded setting. During the day guests can take part in guided monkey trekking, waterfall walks and an array of nature trails before relaxing in the lodge's outdoor heated infinity pool or spa on their return. Each of the 22 luxury rooms have a modern finish with large French windows, light wooden floors and bright...
The Ruzizi Tented Lodge is located among the riverine forest on the edge of Akagera's largest lake. The small private camp offers seven en suite safari tents dotted along the forested lake edge, sheltered by large trees and swaying palms. The tents offer en suite facilities, hot and cold running water via a solar hot water system, solar electricity, queen sized beds and small patios connected to the main reception area by wooden boardwalks. The thatched central reception area is the heart of the lodge, with a lounge-bar and dining area. A large deck with a fireplace sits under a shady fig tree overlooking Lake...
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DAK2017: 10 Nights
The Akagera National Park is located in the north east of Rwanda along the border with...
Rwanda's attractive capital, Kigali, straddles several hills with a bustling, colourful...
The Nyungwe Forest is a true rainforest, typically receiving in excess of 2,000mm of rai...
Situated on the steep volcanic slopes of the Virunga mountain range bordering Uganda and...