Best of Rwanda Safari

This highlights of Rwanda safari vists three stunning regions as well as a trekking safari to see the mountain gorillas. There are many highlights including tracking chimpanzees in Nyungwe, gorilla trekking in the highlands, golden monkeys, a canopy forest tour and Lake Kivu.

Your first day is in Kigali.  Here you can  absorb the culture and history of Rwanda and prepare for the gorilla trekking tour. On the second day  you spend the morning on a city tour which includes the Genocide Museum . Then you head to Nyungwe National Park where you spend 2 nights. Here you enjoy chimpanzee trekking and a canopy walk through the forest. On Day 4, you head to scenic Lake Kivu to overnight in Gisenyi on the eastern lakeshore.

Then you head to the base for gorilla trekking at the Parc National des Volcans (Volcanoes National park). This is a scenic journey through the lush terraced landscape of rural Rwanda.

You will stay at at one of two lodges Gorilla Mountain View Lodge (Premier) or Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge (Luxury) . On the following day you start early for your gorilla trek. You are given a full briefing, assessed and put into small groups for the gorilla trek. This can take between two and six hours depending on the movements of the gorillas. And the number of rests and photo stops that you may need. After the trek  you have lunch at the Lodge and then return to Kigali for overnight. You travel south through the lush coffee, tea and banana plantations. You fly out the following morning.

Best of Rwanda (6 nights) at a Glance:

We offer this tour at two price points, Premier and Luxury:

1 night Kigali Park Inn by Radisson (Premier) or Kigali Serena Inn (Luxury), Bed & Breakfast

2 nights Nyungwe Forest National Park, Nyungwe Forest Lodge (Premier) or One & Only Nyungwe House (Luxury), Full Board

1 night Lake Kivu Serena Lodge, Lake Kivu, Full Board

1 night Volcanoes National Park, Gorilla Mountain View Lodge (Premier) or Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge (Luxury)

Final night Kigali Park Inn by Radisson (Premier) or Kigali Serena Inn (Luxury), Bed & Breakfast

Please note: The Gorilla permit ( US$ 1500) per person per trek is NOT INCLUDED, due to price being subject to change without notice.

Tailor-make this safari

We can use a variety of accommodation on this safari. You can swap accommodation around so that the price lies between our Premier and Luxury options below. Or you can add in Bisate Lodge to replace Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge for the ultimate Rwanda safari. You can also add on an extra ngh in the Volcanoes National Park if you wish to have a more leisurely experience.

Single supplements for 3rd or 5th person in a group are also available, as are Single tours. Contact us for a quote.

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