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Lead Price
From £8995pp
Duration
10 days & 8 nights
Itinerary Type
Tailor Made
Holiday Type
Wildlife
Tour Highlights

Rwanda Primate Safari

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.

Itinerary

YEAR:
DAY 1: Fly to Kigali
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Fly to Kigali

Fly overnight from London (regional connections available) to Kigali. (N)

Meal basis:

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

DAY 2: Fly to Kigali
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Fly to Kigali

On arrival, transfer to the Park Inn by Radisson for an overnight stay. Afternoon at leisure (N)

DAY 3: Butare • Nyungwe National Park
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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)

*A direct helicopter option is available at additional cost.

DAY 4: Nyungwe National Park
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

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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
Low Season
From £8995 per person
High Season
From £10195 per person

What's included

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

Important information

Superior tour
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
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.
Guideline prices
Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin/double-room. Single supplement available on request. Pricing is indicative and may be subject to change due to external factors such as variable flight prices.
Meal basis
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
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