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Rwanda Primate Safari

Private Travel | Wildlife 10 Days & 8 Nights Lead-in price: £7695 Current prices from: £7695
Since the tragic events of 1994, Rwanda has become an extraordinary success story, evolving into one of the safest, cleanest and most inspiring tourist destinations in the world. This rapid transformation has been enabled, in part, by some of the country’s few natural resources, namely its astounding beauty and unusual wildlife. This private guided journey will take you on an unforgettable expedition around some of the key highlights, meeting several of our closest cousins, including chimpanzees and mountain gorillas, en route.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Join four separate primate seeking treks
  • Visit the Gorilla Guardians who protect the world's largest living primates
  • Learn about the 1994 genocide & how the country has worked together to overcome its horrors
  • Stay in 3- to 5-star accommodation

Kigali

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2679 2679 2679 2577 2577 2679 2679 2679 2679 2679 2577 2577
Min temp (C)(F) 1355 1355 1355 1457 1355 1254 1254 1355 1355 1355 1355 1355
Sunshine hours 5 6 5 5 5 7 7 6 6 5 5 5
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 753 1024 1185 1867 1074 231 90 351 904 1094 1406 1014
Rainy Days 17 17 20 23 17 6 5 7 13 19 23 20
Humidity L L L L L L L L L L L L
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Lake Kivu

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2679 2679 2679 2577 2577 2577 2679 2679 2679 2679 2577 2577
Min temp (C)(F) 1457 1457 1457 1457 1457 1355 1254 1355 1457 1457 1457 1457
Sunshine hours 5 5 5 5 5 7 7 6 6 5 5 5
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1175 1074 1225 1516 1285 402 211 562 1134 1466 1496 1185
Rainy Days 17 17 20 22 17 7 5 8 14 20 23 20
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 2882 2882 2984 2984 2882 2781 2679 2577 2679 2679 2882 2882

Nyungwe Forest National Park

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2068 2068 2068 1966 1966 1966 2068 2170 2170 2068 2068 2068
Min temp (C)(F) 1152 1152 1152 1152 1152 1050 1050 1050 1152 1050 1050 1152
Sunshine hours 5 5 5 4 4 7 7 6 6 5 4 5
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1677 1757 1998 25510 1697 422 141 392 1024 1576 1877 1727
Rainy Days 20 17 21 23 15 5 4 5 11 19 24 20
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Volcanoes National Park

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1864 1864 1864 1763 1763 1763 1864 1864 1864 1864 1763 1864
Min temp (C)(F) 846 846 846 846 846 745 745 846 846 846 846 846
Sunshine hours 5 5 4 4 4 6 6 5 5 5 4 4
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1385 1727 2199 1355 1426 562 361 763 1395 1998 1887 1335
Rainy Days 17 17 21 23 18 9 7 9 14 21 23 19
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A
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Superior Private Tour in brief

Days 1-2: Fly to Kigali

Fly overnight from London (regional connections available) to Kigali. On arrival, transfer to the Park Inn by Radisson for an overnight stay. Afternoon at leisure. (N) (N)

Day 3: Butare • Nyungwe National Park

Travel south by road* to Nyungwe National Park, stopping at Butare for lunch (payable locally) and a visit to the Ethnographic Museum. Stay 3 nights at the superb One & Only Nyungwe House. (B, D)

Day 4: Nyungwe National Park

Rise early for a trek into the nearby forest in search of chimpanzees. Once found, you will have one hour to observe their strangely humanistic behaviour. Afternoon nature walk, including a canopy trail across rope bridges 70 metres above the ground. (B, L, D)

Day 5: Nyungwe National Park

Morning trek searching for black-and-white colobus monkeys, which can sometimes be found in troops of several hundred individuals. Afternoon at leisure. (B, L, D)

Day 6: Lake Kivu

Drive the long and winding road north to the shores of Lake Kivu. This afternoon, join an optional boat excursion on the lake or simply relax. Overnight at the Lake Kivu Serena Hotel. (B, D)

Day 7: Lake Kivu • Volcanoes National Park

Optional morning kayaking excursion, then transfer north to the Volcanoes National Park. En route, visit the Dian Fossey Research Centre which details the life and work of the famed Gorillas in the Mist conservationist. Afternoon Gorilla Guardians cultural village tour, learning how conservation efforts continue to help mountain gorillas fight back from the brink of extinction. Stay 2 nights at the Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel. (B, L, D)

Day 8: Volcanoes National Park

Trek to one of the various nearby mountain gorilla families for a mesmerising and privileged hour in their company. Afternoon at leisure. (B, L, D)

Day 9: Volcanoes National Park • Kigali

Join one last primate adventure with a short trek to meet the golden monkeys that roam the nearby forest canopies. Later, continue to Kigali for an afternoon city tour, which includes a stop at the thought-provoking Genocide Museum. Overnight at the Park Inn by Radisson. (B, L, D)

Day 10: Fly to London

Transfer to Kigali Airport for your morning flight back to London. (B)

Meal basis:

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Important information * Day 3:

A direct helicopter option is available at additional cost.

Accommodation:

The One & Only Nyungwe House is of a notably higher standard than the other properties included in this itinerary and is the only viable option in the region. Upgrades are possible throughout the rest of the itinerary if you would like a more consistent level of accommodation.

Superior tour

This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.

Single supplement

Available on request.

Tailor-made travel

For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

Superior private tour accommodation

  • Park Inn by Radisson
    Park Inn by Radisson

    Conveniently situated a short distance from the centre of Kigali, Park Inn by Raddisson is a superior property comprising of 161 rooms, decorated to a contemporary international standard. The hotel also offers a number of facilities including a restaurant, bar/lounge, hair salon and spa. For those seeking to relax after a busy day of sightseeing, an outdoor swimming pool with sun loungers and bar is also situated on-site.Features: 161 rooms &amp; suites, restaurant, bar/lounge, swimming pool, spa, hair salon <br>Room amenities: television, minibar, complimentary Wi-Fi, air conditioning

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  • One & Only Nyungwe House
    One & Only Nyungwe House

    Situated in the west of Nyungwe Forest National Park, One &amp; Only Nyungwe House is a superior property comprising of just 22 rooms. All meals at the hotel are included and the restaurant offers a fine array of local and international cuisine with a farm-to-table ethos. A number of additional facilities are also available including a gym, spa and outdoor swimming pool. Outside the hotel, a number of activities are available with the local area being noted for sightings of the rare Mangabey monkey.Features: 22 rooms &amp; suites, restaurant, bar/lounge, swimming pool, spa, gym<br>Room amenities: Complimentary Wi-Fi, air conditioning, minibar, tea &amp; coffee making facilities

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  • Lake Kivu Serena Hotel
    Lake Kivu Serena Hotel

    Lake Kivu Serena Hotel is located on the shores of Lake Kivu, the sixth largest lake in Africa. The hotel is ideally situated on a sandy beach and offers a number of facilities including a restaurant, bar/lounge, swimming pool and spa services. All hotel rooms have been furnished to the high contemporary standard you would expect of a superior property.Features: 30 rooms &amp; suites, swimming pool, spa, restaurant, bar/lounge<br>Room amenities: Air conditioning, television, complimentary Wi-Fi, hair dryer

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  • Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel
    Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel

    Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel is situated in the Ruhengeri area, close to the Volcanoes National Park. The hotel offers guests an intimate experience with just 11 stylish rooms set in lush gardens, with views of distant volcanoes. The pool area has been designed for relaxing between activities and the restaurant offers great views to the hills beyond.Features: 11 rooms, a family suite &amp; cottage, restaurant, bar, swimming pool.<br>Room amenities: Air conditioning, TV, minibar and hairdryer.

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Dates & prices

RPR2021

Guideline Prices

Low season from £7695 per person

High season from £8795 per person

 

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

 
  • • 3- to 5-star accommodation
    • International flights
    • Private driver-guide throughout
    • All relevant trekking & wildlife permits
    • 8 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners

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