8 days from £5000pp plus international flights.
This is a great 8-day tour of authentic Rwanda. We have included wildlife highlights such as gorilla trekking, a trek to see the colobus monkeys in Nyungwe, and a golden monkey trek too, but we have not overlooked the cultural side of this fascinating country.
Since its troubles in the 1990's, Rwanda has become a vibrant and positive country whose people are friendly, and whose landscapes and natural heritage is awe-inspiring.
This is a tailor made tour where you have your own driver/guide and private vehicle, and you can take the trip at whatever date you like. You can change any part of this suggested itinerary to make a trip that is just what you want if it's not quite perfect for you. You might also like to know that the price will come down significantly if there are more people in your party. For example it will drop by about £900 per person with 4 people in the vehicle.
There is quite a bit of trekking in forests on this trip, so it's quite active. It's not beyond a person of average fitness though you need to be steady on your feet. It is in the forests of Nyungwe and Volcanoes NP that you will see the various primates for which Rwanda is famed, including mountain gorillas, golden monkeys, colobus, mangabeys and baboons. And the birdlife is superb!
At Lake Kivu you'll be able to enjoy the stunning scenery of this massive lake with the backdrop of the Virunga volcanoes, including Nyiragongo in DRC which is still active (it's not close enough to be a worry though!).
This really is a varied and exciting tour of Rwanda which we've no doubt will captivate you.
After breakfast we drive north to Kibuye on the shores of Lake Kivu, with stops at local markets on the way. We have lunch at a lodge, then continue to Gisenyi on the northern end of the lake. The hotel is on a sandy beach and has a swimming pool and water sports centre. This is a beautiful spot and a nice place to relax. Breakfast, Lunch.
You have the morning to enjoy the facilities at Lake Kivu Serena or just sit and enjoy the gorgeous scenery.
After lunch we head further north to Ruhengeri at the foot of the Virungas. This chain of mostly dormant volcanoes covered in montane forest is home to the endangered mountain gorillas and golden monkeys as well as other mammal species (such as buffalo, duiker, bushbuck). Breakfast, dinner.
Guide price from (pp sharing): £5000 (ex. international flights)
Price notes: This is a 2017 guide price. Please ask for prices for the specific dates you're interested in.
Airport transfers; Kigali city tour; accommodation on twin share basis; full board on 4 days and breakfast on 3 days; private vehicle and driver/guide; bottled water in vehicle; 1 gorilla trek permit; 1 golden monkey trek permit; 1 colobus monkey trek permit; park fees; emergency evacuation cover.
International flights and taxes; visa; tips; drinks; meals not stated; personal expenses. Second gorilla trek permit instead of Golden Monkey trek $650pp.
Getting there: You need to fly into and out of Kigali International Airport for this trip. Kenya Airways via Nairobi is one option, and flights will cost from around £750pp.
Departure dates: This is a private tailor made tour that you can take at any time you like.
A large, luxury hotel, centrally located in Kigali
A friendly lodge located near the Volcanoes park head quarters with lovely views. Ideally situated for Gorilla Trekking.
A luxury lodge on a tea plantation at Nyungwe Forest in southern Rwanda
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Time: GMT +2hrs
Flight time: Various airlines fly to Kigali including Kenya Airways via Nairobi.
Language: Main language is Kinyarwanda but English is widely spoken. Many people also speak French or Swahili.
Visas: Entry visas are issued on arrival, entry fee is $30, to British passport holders.
Health: Rwanda is a malarial country but the risk is low as most of the country is at high altitude. The following vaccinations are recommended: Hepatitis A & B, Polio, Tetanus & Typhoid. Yellow fever vaccinations is compulsory. Seek advise from your GP.
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