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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.
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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)
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)
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)
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)
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.
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)
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)
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)
Transfer to Kigali Airport for your morning
flight back to London. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
A direct helicopter option is available
at additional cost.
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.
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
Available on request.
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
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RPR2020: 8 Nights
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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...