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

₤ 3,368 (PPS)

Overview

This Best of Rwanda safari vists three stunning regions in Rwanda 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.

Best of Rwanda Safari at a Glance

  • 1 night Kigali Serena Hotel (Bed & Breakfast)
  • 2 nights, Nyungwe Forest National Park, either Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel (Base & Pared back) or One&Only Nyungwe House (Luxury), both Full Board
  • 1 nights Lake Kivu Serena Hotel (Full Board)
  • 2 nights Volcanoes National Park at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Pared Back), Wilderness Sabyinyo (Base and Red Carpet)
Outline

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.

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, the very popular Golden Monkeys trek or an alternative excursion. You return to Kigali in the afternoon for your onward flight in the evening.

How the price changes for different group sizes:

These are approx prices per person as there are various lodge combinations. The main itinerary shows per person prices based on 2 people. However prices Decreases by approx 10% if you are 4 people (as it is a privately guided tour) and decreasing even more by approx 4-5% if you are a party of 6 pax. (Single supplements for 3rd or 5th person in a group are also available.)

Contact us for a tailored quote.

Add the Gorilla permit

We have excluded the gorilla permit which is $1500 per person for one day in peak season and the chimpanzee trekking permits which are $150 per person. These are added on at time of quoting for your specific trip. This is because some people like to purchase two gorilla permits so that they can visit twice. And some people don't do the Gorilla trekking.

Plus, outside of the peak season (June to October), if you do the Chimp trekking in Nyungwe National Park AND the Gorilla trekking then the Gorilla permit price decreases to $1050 per person.

Other optional tours or permits:

  • Nyungwe Colobus Monkey permit - $40 per person
  • Nyungwe guided bird walk - $40
  • Volcanoes Golden Monkey permit - $100

Tailor-make this Best of Rwanda safari

We can use a variety of accommodation on this safari. You can swap accommodation around so that the price lies between one of our price below. Or you can add in One&Only Gorilla's Nest or Bisate Lodge for the ultimate Rwanda safari. You may also need to add on an extra night in Kigali at the end, depending on your flight connections.

Contact us for a tailormade quote.

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PRICE FROM ₤ 3,368 (PPS)

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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
₤ 4,022
/PPS
Paired Back option with Nyungwe Top View Lodge & Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
This Itinerary
as outlined above
Average Of
₤ 6,112
/PPS
Base case with Nyungwe Top View Lodge & Wilderness Sabyinyo Lodge
Red Carpet
all the bells & whistles
Average Of
₤ 7,583
/PPS
Red Carpet optin with One&Only Nyungwe House & Wilderness Sabyinyo Lodge
Pared Back
if you need to save
Average Of
₤ 3,368
/PPS
Paired Back option with Nyungwe Top View Lodge & Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
This Itinerary
as outlined above
Average Of
₤ 5,303
/PPS
Base case with Nyungwe Top View Lodge & Wilderness Sabyinyo Lodge
Red Carpet
all the bells & whistles
Average Of
₤ 6,697
/PPS
Red Carpet optin with One&Only Nyungwe House & Wilderness Sabyinyo Lodge
Pared Back
if you need to save
Average Of
₤ 4,022
/PPS
Paired Back option with Nyungwe Top View Lodge & Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
This Itinerary
as outlined above
Average Of
₤ 5,303
/PPS
Base case with Nyungwe Top View Lodge & Wilderness Sabyinyo Lodge
Red Carpet
all the bells & whistles
Average Of
₤ 7,583
/PPS
Red Carpet optin with One&Only Nyungwe House & Wilderness Sabyinyo Lodge