Best of Rwanda

This private safari visits three stunning regions (Nyungwe Forest for chimpanzee tracking, Lake Kivu and Volcanoes National Park with a two-night stay to track the mountain gorillas. It starts with a night in Kigali.
DURATION

6 Nights

PRICING FROM

$ 3,860 (PPS)

Overview

This Best 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 .

Next you head to the Nyungwe National Park where you spend 2 nights at either Nyungwe Top View Lodge or One&Only Nyungwe House. 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 one of these lodges - Virunga Lodge (Base case)  Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge (Red Carpet), Bisate Lodge ((for a further Supplement, not shown). The Paired Back option is with The Bishops House. 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 return to the lodge where you spend another night.  There is time on the following day to do a second gorilla trek or the very popular Golden Monkeys trek or an alternative excursion. You return to Kigali in the afternoon for your onward flight in the evening.

Lower prices for 3 to 6 people

The main itinerary shows per person prices based on 2 people for the Base option with Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge. However prices decrease by approx 5% to 14% if you are a larger party, depending on which itinerary you choose and the number of people. Contact us for a tailored quote.

Add the Gorilla permit

We have excluded the gorilla permit which is $1500 per person for one day, and also the golden monkey permit which is $100. These are added on at time of quoting for your specific trip. This is because some people like to purchase two permits so that they can visit twice. Or if you add on a visit to Akagera/Nyungwe outside of the peak season (June to October) then the permit price decreases down to $1050 per person.

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 Base and Red Carpet options below. Or you can add in Bisate Lodge for the ultimate Rwanda safari. You can also add on an extra night in Kigali at the end, depending on your flight connections.

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

Tour Highlights

  • Gorilla tracking at Volcanoes National Park
  • Golden monkey tracking at Volcanoes National Park
  • Chimpanzee tracking & canopy tour at Nyungwe forest
  • Lake Kivu

Best of Rwanda at a glance

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PRICE FROM $ 3,860 (PPS)

Sonja Brand

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An idea of price

All our itineraries are merely samples of what we can arrange. Virtually every trip is tailor-made for you. The exact price of our sample itineraries depends on the time of year and accommodation used. This is merely a guideline.

It excludes regional flights to the start and end of the itinerary (as these may vary depending on where you fly into Africa). But it includes an estimate of any flights WITHIN the itinerary. Contact us for a quote including any regional flights needed.

Pared Back
if you need to save
Average Of
$ 3,860
/PPS
Paired Back option with Nyungwe Top View Lodge & The Bishops House
This Itinerary
as outlined above
Average Of
$ 5,530
/PPS
Red Carpet
all the bells & whistles
Average Of
$ 8,645
/PPS
Luxurious option with One&Only Nyungwe House & Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge
Pared Back
if you need to save
Average Of
$ 3,860
/PPS
Paired Back option with Nyungwe Top View Lodge & The Bishops House
This Itinerary
as outlined above
Average Of
$ 4,210
/PPS
Red Carpet
all the bells & whistles
Average Of
$ 7,405
/PPS
Luxurious option with One&Only Nyungwe House & Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge