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Discover Rwanda

Rwanda

11 days from $23,245 per person

* Prices are in US dollars, based on double occupancy.

1 Night Kigali 3 Nights Akagera National Park 3 Nights Nyungwe National Park 3 Nights Volcanoes National Park

Discover Rwanda

Come on an adventure in the land of a thousand hills. Rwanda’s friendly people will welcome you as you explore the open plains, woodlands and lakes of Akagera National Park before continuing your safari to track wild chimpanzees in Nyungwe National Park and the mountain gorillas of Volcanoes National Park.


Highlights

Explore the land of a thousand hills and its magnificent mountains.

Discover how planting a tree leaves a lasting legacy in Rwanda.

Experience a fascinating walk through a tea plantation and learn what makes the perfect cup of tea.

Enjoy epic panoramic views from a scenic helicopter flight.

Accommodations

1. The Retreat

The Retreat by Heaven, an 11 room 5 Star luxury boutique hotel is Kigali’s first entirely eco-friendly solar powered resort featuring locally crafted sustainable teak wood furniture, expansive custom built rooms with peaked ceilings, front and rear private patios, bathrooms with indoor and outdoor rain showers, air conditioning, custom made ceiling fans, minibar, tea/coffee set up, Large flat screen TVs with exclusive premium channels, and complimentary purified water. 2 of these room types have inter-connecting doors suitable for families with children. We have 2 room type categories which include:

2. Magashi Camp

Akagera National Park

Magashi Camp is situated in the productive and phenomenally diverse north-eastern corner of Akagera National Park, overlooking beautiful Lake Rwanyakazinga. Akagera comprises some of the most scenic savannah in East Africa – open plains, woodlands, lakes, swamp, and grassy low mountains – and is home to one of Africa’s highest hippo densities, some very large crocodiles as well as well as the rare sitatunga and more than 520 bird species.

Six spacious and airy tents offer uninterrupted views over Lake Rwanyakazinga, while Magashi’s main area comprises a luxurious lounge, dining and bar area, pool, and expansive viewing deck with a convivial fire pit. The architecture and interiors pay homage to traditional Rwandan culture.

3. One&Only Nyungwe House

Gisakura, Western Province Rwanda

In Southwest Rwanda, just south of Lake Kivu on the Burundi border, One&Only Nyungwe House is set amongst the rich tea-plantations of Gisakura, on the edge of the iconic Nyungwe National Park. The park itself covers approximately 1020 km² of rainforest, bamboo, grassland, swamps and bogs, and is one of the last mountain rainforest habitats on the planet.

Surrounded by rainforest; nestled among mountains; One&Only Nyungwe House is a haven of creature-comforts where the wild secrets of nature come to life before your eyes. Stay in one of 22 luxury rooms and suites situated in five stunning wooden villa 

4. Bisate Lodge

Rwanda, Volcanoes National Park

Bisate Lodge lies in the natural amphitheater of an eroded volcanic cone. The word bisate means ‘pieces’ in Kinyarwanda, describing how the cone was once whole but worn away by natural erosion. The area has dramatic views of the volcano peaks of Bisoke and Karisimbi, rearing up through the Afro-alpine forests. The lodge’s spherical thatched structures echo the thousands of hills that dot the Rwandan, landscape, while the richly detailed interior exhibits surfaces and screens made from a variety of woven materials with strong resonance in Rwandan culture. Each of the six forest villas consists of a generous, yet intimate combination of bedroom, reception space and bathroom, featuring an indoor shower, bathtub and double vanity with separate toilet. All warmed by a central fireplace with breath taking views out across a private deck. Complimentary wireless internet connection is available in the villas only. Bisate is within easy driving distance of the Park Headquarters, from where gorilla treks depart daily.

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrive Kigali, Rwanda

With a warm welcome you will be assisted through immigrations and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy dinner and a restful evening. (D)

The Retreat

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Day 2. Kigali / Akagera National Park

Set off by road to your tented camp in Akagera, central Africa’s largest protected wetland. Home to a variety of plains game, predators, primates and birds. (BLD)

Magashi Camp

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Day 3. Akagera National Park

The day’s agenda includes expertly-guided game drives, walks and boating trips in search of the resident wildlife including: buffalo, leopard, elephant, giraffe, spotted hyena, zebra and eland. (BLD)

Magashi Camp

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Day 4. Akagera National Park

Rise early for another day of wildlife viewing. Akagera boasts a healthy lion population, as well as black rhino which were reintroduced to the park in 2017. Look out for the elusive shoebill with its massive bill, one of nearly 500 bird species found in the park. (BLD)

Magashi Camp

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Day 5. Akagera National Park / Nyungwe National Park

Continue by helicopter to your luxury lodge near one of the oldest rainforest in Africa, Nyungwe National Park. (BLD)

One&Only Nyungwe House

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Day 6. Nyungwe National Park

Experience the rainforest from a dazzling new perspective on the famous Canopy Walkway. (BLD)

One&Only Nyungwe House

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Day 7. Nyungwe National Park

Today’s agenda includes chimpanzee trekking deep in the forest. Observe them playing, wild and free, hooting and dashing through the trees. (BLD)

One&Only Nyungwe House

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Day 8. Nyungwe National Park / Volcanoes National Park

The adventure continues to Volcanoes National Park, by way of the beautiful shores of Lake Kivu. (BLD)

Bisate Lodge

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Day 9. Volcanoes National Park

Don your gaiters and gear and get ready to hike into the mountains. All fatigue melts away as you capture your first glimpse of the gorillas as they forage and move through the forest. (BLD)

Bisate Lodge

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Day 10. Volcanoes National Park

Return to the forest for another precious hour with the endangered gorillas, (subject to the advance purchase of a second permit) or perhaps search for the rare habituated golden monkey. (BLD)

Bisate Lodge

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Day 11. Volcanoes National Park / Kigali

Return to Kigali this afternoon in time to depart on an evening flight. (B)

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Pricing

Land Arrangements (Price per person)

Departure Dates Jul 30, 2019 - Dec 31, 2020
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