From a troubled past, Rwanda is emerging as one of Africa’s premier safari destinations, attracting visitors from around the world to its incredible National Parks and wildlife encounters. With four unique National Parks, easily combinable by road – including some spectacular scenic drives, Rwanda offers a friendly and welcoming experience on all budgets.
The capital Kigali, in the heart of the country is a great staring point, with vibrant markets and a young, fresh art and design scene. Hikers and bikers will be in their element in Rwanda, with an abundance of scenic trails across the country, whilst Lake Kivu also provides spectacular canoe and kayak adventures. The open savannah plains, swampland, highlands, and lakes of Akagera National Park makes for a hugely diverse landscape, resulting in a variety of plains game and predators for an action-packed big five safari experience.
Located on the Albertine Rift lies over a thousand square kilometres of virgin forest dating back to the ice age. The beautiful ancient Nyungwe Forest is home to thirteen types of primates including colonies of up to 300 Colobus Monkeys, Chimpanzees a tapestry of orchids and an incredible array of bird species.
Journey by road through the ‘land of a thousand hills’ to Volcanoes National Park, where the awe-inspiring atmosphere created by the sleeping volcanoes provides the perfect setting for the mesmerising and touching encounters with endangered mountain gorillas, an experience that resonates long after you leave.
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Arrive in Kigali for one night before a morning city tour and visit to the genocide museum, which provides a respectful and informative look at this tradgic past. Depart the city for a scenic transfer towards Lake Kivu and the Nyungwe Forest National Park and the Top View Hill Hotel for the next two nights. Go in search of the chimpanzees on a guided trek and view the forest from above on a canopy walk high in the trees.
Then, another beautifully scenic drive alongside Lake Kivu and over the Albertine Rift to Gisenyi, a little town set on a sandy beach. After a night in Gisenyi, and a day spent exploring the markets and cafes, depart for Volcanoes National Park and Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, ideally located on the slopes of Mount Sabinyo with fantastic views of the volcanos. The following morning rise early for gorilla trekking, an emotive and memorable experience to treasure for a lifetime. (CDA)
Truly Individual Holiday Includes:
From £3,599 per person
Price based on two people sharing accommodation. All elements of this trip can be tailormade to suit you. Simply enquire below.
This small group adventure offers a taste of both Rwanda and Uganda at Intrepid Travel’s Premium level, offering comfortable accommodation and special experiences, led by a highly experienced guide. With a gorilla permit included, the trip takes in a day trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to spend an unforgettable hour with the mountain gorillas.
Stay at the carbon neutral Nkuringo Gorilla Lodge for three nights, waking up each morning to the incredible views of the forest canopy. Spend an evening dining with a park ranger, to hear the incredible stories of a life spent in the wilderness and their unique relationship with the gorillas. Visit the Nyamata Genocide Memorial Centre and Museum for a deeper understanding of Rwanda’s devastating history. Stop off at the equator, taste the famous Rwandan ‘Rolex’ dish, the genuine warm hospitality of the people, the utterly breath-taking scenery, and the heart-stopping moments with endangered Mountain Gorillas. (INT)
Premium Small Group Tour Includes:
From £3,969 per person
Price based on two people sharing accommodation. Selection of dates available, single suppliment available.