Discover and explore the natural wilderness of Rwanda’s most exceptional parks on this wildlife and nature-focused safari.
Spend time in both Nyungwe National Park and Volcanoes National Park on a chimpanzee, monkey, and gorilla treks, and spend time observing the great apes in close proximity.
This trip includes stays at a selection of tranquil, luxury accommodation, with a focus on replenishing the mind and spirit with spa treatments, natural settings, and freshly-prepared local cuisine.
For a truly unique and special trip, this Rwanda safari should be at the top of your bucket list.
Best Time to go
1 night in Kigali
Today your Rwanda journey begins. Enjoy VIP meet and greet service at Kigali Airport, whereby you’ll be transferred to The Retreat by Heaven. This tranquil boutique hotel is set in the vibrant heart of Kigali city and offers the perfect start to your trip.
Experience a full-day tour of Kigali while staying at The Retreat, which includes visits to Hotel de Mille Colline, the Kigali Museum, the Genocide Memorial as well as Old Kigali.
Experience a fine-dining experience at Fusion, with culinary traditions from Italy, Mauritius, and Morocco.
WHERE YOU'LL STAY
The Retreat by Heaven
This 20-room luxury boutique hotel is situated in Kigali and offers a tranquil garden-like setting in the heart of the city. Indulge in a pampering spa treatment or enjoy fine cuisine at Fusion restaurant – the perfect start to your Rwanda journey.
2 nights in Nyungwe Forest
Today you’ll depart Kigali via a private road transfer to Kigali Airport where you’ll enjoy a short, scheduled charter flight to Nyungwe. Upon arrival, you’ll be met and enjoy a 45-minute drive through to Nyungwe Forest. This spectacular natural wilderness is situated in southwestern Rwanda and is home to a variety of chimpanzees and monkeys, including the owl-faced and colobus monkeys.
Once here you’ll experience some thrilling wilderness activities, including a 3-hour Canopy Walkway tour, which is part of the Igishigishigi Trail and is a high suspension bridge with beautiful forest and valley views. You’ll also enjoy both a chimpanzee and colobus monkey trek in the Nyungwe Forest, which are truly unforgettable experiences.
Indulge in an intimate dining experience in the Dining Room, with freshly grown, local ingredients, inspired by the diverse culinary traditions of Rwanda.
WHERE YOU'LL STAY
One & Only Nyungwe House
Your treehouse suite at One & Only Nyungwe House is a blissful hideaway with views over the treetops and features a spacious, private balcony, as well as a large en-suite with a walk-in shower and deep stand-along bathtub.
2 nights at Volcanoes National Park
Today you’ll bid farewell to Nyungwe and enjoy a road transfer and tour to Volcanoes National Park via Kibuye. You’ll stop at Lake Kivu for a relaxed lunch before arriving at your destination: The Bishops House. Here you’ll enjoy 2 nights embracing the spectacular wilderness of the park and embarking on some thrilling adventures.
Tick gorilla trekking off your bucket list today, as you head into the forest on a guided trek. This can take anywhere from 30 minutes to a number of hours as your trackers make their way to the gorillas’ most recent location. Spend time with these gentle giants as they eat, sleep and play.
You’ll also get to enjoy a golden monkey trek in the Virunga Mountain Range.
Enjoy a variety of African, Asian and American cuisine, including multi-course menus for both lunch and dinner.
WHERE YOU'LL STAY
The Bishops House
This colonial-style boutique hotel is situated in the northern province of Rwanda and is close to Volcanoes National Park. All of the spacious rooms are furnished with antique hand-crafted four-poster beds, with lovely en-suite bathrooms and comfortable amenities.
VIP Meet and greet service at Kigali Airport
Transfer from Kigali airport to The Retreat by Heaven
1 night in The Retreat by Heaven in a Deluxe King Room on a bed & breakfast basis
1 Full day Tour of Kigali includes Hotel de Mille Colline, Kigali Museum, Genocide Memorial & Old Kigali
Private Road transfer to Kigali Airport for your schedule charter flight to Nyungwe
Upon arrival you will be met to take a 45 minutes’ drive to Nyungwe Forest
2 nights in One&Only Nyungwe House in a Nyungwe Suite on a full board basis (all house drinks (except champagne), limited laundry service, two activities per day
3-hour Canopy walk tour
Chimpanzee Trek + Colobus Monkeys Trek
Chimpanzee Trek Permit
Colobus Monkey Trek
Road transfer & Tour to Volcanoes National Park via Kibuye
Lake Kivu for lunch
2 nights at The Bishops House in a superior room on a full board basis (all house drinks (except champagne), limited laundry service, two activities per day
1 gorilla trek permit per person in Volcanoes Park
1 Golden Monkey trek per person in Virunga Mountain Range
Road Transfer from The Bishops House to Kigali Airport through the “Country of a Thousand Hills”
Transport in 4×4 Landcruiser and an experienced English-speaking driver-guide
Flying Doctor Emergency Evacuation Insurance
International flights, air reservations and airport taxes
Transfers not mentioned in the inclusions
Activities not mentioned in the inclusions
Activities specified as additional / optional in the inclusions
Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
All items of a personal nature
The minimum age for gorilla trekking is 15 years of age.
Trekking can take anywhere between 1hr and 6 hrs, and depending on the gorilla families allocated, the trail heads my be anywhere between 20 minutes to approximately 20 hours’drive from the park headquarters.
Child rates apply – please speak to your Explorer Safari travel planner for more details.
Our rates are per person sharing unless expressly identified. Please treat all pricing as a guide only: All rates are an estimation, subject to availability and may change without notice. Single supplements may apply. Enquire now or speak to one of our expert Travel Planners for updated rates. Our rates are per person sharing unless expressly identified. Please treat all pricing as a guide only: All rates are an estimation, subject to availability and may change without notice. Single supplements may apply. Enquire now or speak to one of our expert Travel Planners for updated rates.