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Rwanda – Immersing in Nature, Culture, and Wildlife

Rwanda

Journey Overview

TRAVEL PRICE PER PERSON:

From $8,675 per person

NIGHTS:

11 Nights

DESTINATIONS:

Rwanda

JOURNEY EXPERIENCE:

Welcome to

Rwanda – Immersing in Nature, Culture, and Wildlife

Experience the ultimate adventure as you set forth on a captivating journey starting in Kigali, where the vibrant tapestry of the city’s culture unfolds through its bustling streets, historical landmarks like the Kigali Genocide Memorial, and authentic interactions; then venture into the wild heart of Akagera National Park, where sprawling savannas and meandering rivers set the stage for thrilling wildlife encounters, from graceful antelopes to majestic elephants; and finally, be enchanted by the untamed beauty of Wilderness Rwanda, where lush rainforests lead you to the iconic mountain gorillas of Volcanoes National Park, offering an intimate glimpse into the kinship between humans and these gentle creatures – every step of this unforgettable expedition weaving together the narrative of Rwanda’s resilience and the breathtaking landscapes that define its soul.

Upon your arrival in Rwanda, our dedicated team extends a warm and personalized welcome by meeting you at the arrival migration area with a signboard. As you step off the plane, we facilitate a seamless immigration process for you while you enjoy refreshments in the comfort of the VIP lounge. Your luggage is our priority – we take care of its collection and coordinate with airlines if needed. Once all formalities are smoothly handled, we escort you outside, introducing you to your driver/guides who are ready to accompany you throughout your journey.

KIGALI

Discover the alluring beauty of Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda, where Wilderness Rwanda weaves together personalized service and immersive experiences to create an unforgettable journey. Upon your arrival at Kigali International Airport, a warm welcome awaits from a dedicated Wilderness Rwanda representative, marking the beginning of your remarkable adventure. Guiding you with care, you’ll be swiftly transported to the exquisite Heaven Restaurant & Boutique Hotel in the comfort of a private vehicle, ensuring both your privacy and satisfaction.

RESIDENCE KING ROOM, BREAKFAST INCL

Upon your arrival in Rwanda, a Wilderness Rwanda representative will warmly welcome you and facilitate a smooth transfer to the elegant Heaven Restaurant & Boutique Hotel. Settle into your Residence King Room, taking a moment to relax and immerse yourself in the tranquil ambiance.

In the evening, treat your taste buds to an exquisite dinner at Heaven Restaurant, where local and international culinary influences come together. After dinner, leisurely explore the hotel’s surroundings. The following morning, wake up to the beauty of Rwanda and enjoy a delicious breakfast at the hotel’s restaurant. With some free time, consider exploring nearby attractions or simply unwinding in the serene atmosphere. As your stay comes to a close, complete the check-out process, carrying with you cherished memories of your brief but enriching Rwandan experience.

Travelling from Rwanda to Akagera National Park is like stepping from the city into a whole new world. The road takes you from busy streets to wide open plains and rolling hills, and as you get closer to the park, you’ll see amazing animals like elephants and giraffes in their natural habitat. It’s like going on a safari!

AKAGERA NATIONAL PARK

Akagera National Park, nestled in eastern Rwanda, is a vast and diverse conservation area encompassing savannah plains, woodlands, wetlands, and pristine lakes. As Rwanda’s largest national park, it teems with an impressive array of wildlife, including the renowned “Big Five” and a multitude of other mammals and bird species. Visitors can explore this captivating landscape through game drives, boat safaris on Lake Ihema, guided nature walks, and camping, all while enjoying a more secluded wildlife experience compared to the well-known gorilla trekking destinations in Rwanda. Akagera’s conservation efforts and its role in the broader regional ecosystem make it a remarkable sanctuary for nature enthusiasts and a vital part of East Africa’s biodiversity preservation.

LUXURY TENT, BREAKFAST & DINNER INCLUDED

Experience an unforgettable three-night journey at Ruzizi Tented Lodge, where Akagera National Park becomes your captivating backdrop. Arriving at the lodge, you’ll settle into your luxurious tented accommodation, immersed in the untamed beauty of the wilderness. Evening embraces you with a flavorful dinner at the lodge’s restaurant, allowing you to relish the harmonious blend of local and international flavors against the backdrop of the African night sky.

Your second day unfolds with a morning game drive led by AMC experts, offering a chance to witness the awakening of Akagera’s diverse wildlife. Return to the lodge for a satisfying lunch, and then set out on a scheduled sunset boat trip on one of Akagera’s serene lakes, where you’ll witness the sky’s transformation and perhaps catch sight of animals coming to drink. The following day’s adventure begins with a hearty breakfast, followed by a half-day game drive to further explore the park’s landscapes and its fascinating inhabitants. Your afternoons offer the freedom to relax amidst the lodge’s amenities or explore the area at your own pace.

As your final morning dawns, savor your last breakfast, soaking in the tranquility of your surroundings and capturing memories. Completing your stay, you’ll check out with a sense of fulfillment, leaving behind footprints of your journey through Akagera’s wonders. This thoughtfully crafted three-night itinerary invites you to indulge in both the exhilarating safari experiences and the serenity of Ruzizi Tented Lodge, ensuring your time in Akagera National Park is a harmonious blend of exploration and relaxation.

The journey from Akagera National Park to Volcanoes National Park unfolds as a shift between two distinct landscapes. As you leave behind the savannas and wildlife of Akagera, the environment gradually transforms, revealing the scenic countryside, rolling hills, and vibrant villages that mark the path to Volcanoes National Park.

VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK

Volcanoes National Park, nestled in the northwest corner of Rwanda, is a breathtaking sanctuary of misty volcanoes, lush forests, and the mesmerizing realm of mountain gorillas. Covering around 160 square kilometres, this iconic park draws nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers from across the globe for the awe-inspiring experience of gorilla trekking. Beyond these magnificent primates, the park’s volcanic landscapes, golden monkeys, and vibrant birdlife offer a diverse tapestry of wildlife encounters. Volcanoes National Park not only immerses visitors in the heart of Rwanda’s natural beauty but also honours its cultural legacy, with the research of Dian Fossey and opportunities to engage with local communities. It stands as a testament to conservation efforts and sustainable tourism, inviting all who visit to share in the magic of this extraordinary wilderness.

VOLCANO MANOR

Upon your arrival at Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel, you’ll be embraced by the tranquillity of its surroundings, marking the beginning of your enriching three-night stay. Settle into your luxurious accommodations and let the ambiance of the retreat take hold.

As the sun rises on the second day, embark on a journey of discovery with Golden Monkey Tracking, guided by the Rwanda Development Board. This immersive experience takes you through the lush forests of Volcanoes National Park to witness these endangered creatures. What makes this adventure even more meaningful is that your participation contributes to the well-being of the local community. The porter fee you provide goes towards supporting ex-poachers, offering them a path to sustainable livelihoods and contributing to positive change.

The third day brings an extraordinary encounter – Gorilla Tracking, another initiative led by the Rwanda Development Board. Trek into the heart of Volcanoes National Park to witness the awe-inspiring gorillas in their natural habitat. Beyond this unforgettable experience, your contribution extends to conservation and community support. The porter fee you contribute aids ex-poachers, fostering their transformation and supporting local communities.

As your departure approaches, take a moment to reflect on the profound impact of your journey. With lasting memories of golden monkey and gorilla encounters, you’ll check out from the hotel, knowing that your experience has contributed positively to both nature and local lives.

This thoughtfully crafted three-night itinerary intertwines wildlife experiences with a commitment to making a difference, ensuring your stay is a testament to responsible and meaningful travel.

Transitioning from the awe-inspiring landscapes of Volcanoes National Park to the serene beauty of Nyungwe National Park is a journey that traverses Rwanda’s diverse terrain. As you bid farewell to the iconic Virunga Mountains and the captivating mountain gorillas, the landscape transforms, revealing rolling hills and picturesque villages. The road from Volcanoes to Nyungwe offers a glimpse into the vibrant local communities and the changing tapestry of Rwanda’s countryside.

NYUNGWE NATIONAL PARK

Nyungwe National Park, located in the south-western part of Rwanda, is a remarkable and biodiverse conservation area that encompasses approximately 1,000 square kilometres of pristine rainforest. As one of Africa’s oldest rainforests, Nyungwe is a haven for nature enthusiasts and wildlife lovers, boasting a rich tapestry of flora and fauna. The park’s lush canopies, numerous waterfalls, and an extensive network of hiking trails offer opportunities to explore its exceptional biodiversity, including rare primate species like chimpanzees and colobus monkeys. Nyungwe is also a paradise for birdwatchers, with over 300 bird species recorded. The park’s commitment to conservation and eco-tourism ensures that visitors can enjoy activities such as canopy walks, guided hikes, and encounters with habituated primates while contributing to the preservation of this invaluable rainforest ecosystem.

DOUBLE/ TWIN ROOM

Arriving at Nyungwe Top View Hotel, you’ll find yourself enveloped in a tranquil atmosphere that sets the tone for your upcoming three-night sojourn. Your accommodation, featuring a comfortable double/twin bed setup, becomes your retreat within the captivating realm of Nyungwe Forest.

The second day beckons with the thrill of a Chimp Tracking adventure, facilitated by your Wilderness Rwanda permit. Venture into the heart of Nyungwe Forest in pursuit of these fascinating creatures. Your Chimp Tracking Permit not only grants you access to this exceptional experience but also ensures your comfort through the presence of a porter, who will assist with carrying your belongings and enhance your wildlife encounter.

Continuing the exploration, the following day presents the opportunity for a Colobus Monkey Tracking expedition, thoughtfully organized by Wilderness Rwanda. As you navigate through the forest’s enchanting landscapes, observe these unique monkeys in their natural habitat. Just as with the Chimp Tracking adventure, your Colobus Monkey Tracking permit includes the support of a porter, underscoring the commitment to your comfort and the conservation efforts.

As your departure nears, take a moment to absorb the tranquillity and the memories you’ve amassed. With the experience of both wildlife encounters and the presence of porters, your check-out from Nyungwe Top View Hotel not only marks the conclusion of your stay but also serves as a reminder of responsible travel, leaving a positive imprint on the environment and local communities.

RESIDENCE KING ROOM, BREAKFAST INCLUDED

Leaving behind Nyungwe National Park’s captivating landscapes, the surroundings undergo a gentle transformation, revealing the scenic countryside and lively communities that characterize Rwanda. The return route to Kigali meanders through rolling hills and quaint villages, providing insights into the everyday rhythms of local life. As you journey back, the memories of your Nyungwe experience remain vivid, creating a bridge between the tranquility of the park and the dynamic energy of Kigali, where the urban rhythm resumes its beat.

Arriving at the serene Heaven Restaurant & Boutique Hotel marks the beginning of your one-night stay. Settle into your comfortable accommodations, where tranquility welcomes you.

The next day unfolds with a Kigali City Tour by Wilderness Rwanda, offering a deep dive into the capital’s vibrancy. Engage with the local culture as you explore bustling markets filled with art and crafts. A visit to the Genocide Memorial is a poignant tribute to Rwanda’s history, and your inclusive entrance fees ensure a seamless experience. This tour not only immerses you in Kigali’s cultural tapestry but also fosters understanding and reflection.

As your departure nears, relish your final morning at the hotel and indulge in a hearty breakfast. Completing the check-out process, you carry with you the resonance of your Kigali exploration and the profound impact of your Genocide Memorial visit. Your departure encapsulates a blend of relaxation, cultural immersion, and meaningful connection to Rwanda’s past, embodying the essence of responsible travel.

Your journey’s end is made smooth with help from Wilderness Rwanda. A private vehicle takes you from Heaven Restaurant & Boutique Hotel to Kigali International Airport. Depart with great memories, knowing you’re cared for until the last moment.

Services Overview

  • All accommodation on a shared basis
  • Meals as specified
  • Excursions and transfers as included in the quote
  • Most safari camps/lodges include two game activities per day in their rate – one in the morning and the other in the afternoon.
  • Private activities and guide may be booked, at an additional cost, for sole use or special interest activities. Please advise if you would like additional information on this service
  • Services of the camp/lodge guides and staff.
  • Relevant park fees and entrance fees as specified in the quote.
  • Drinks as specified – drink inclusions may differ between camps/lodges
  • Laundry can be done at most camps/lodges and hotels. In some cases this is included in the rate as quoted
  • Air transfers as specified, including Departure Taxes as relevant on Wilderness Air in Botswana and Namibia
  • Accommodation taxes, the applicable Tourism Levies and all relevant Value Added Tax (VAT) or Government Sales Tax (GST).
  • Meals not specified in the quote such as lunch and dinner in city hotels
  • Any drinks, park fees, entrance fees, porterage, tours/excursions and transfers not specified in the quote
  • Any scheduled commercial flights and related taxes
  • Cancellation, baggage and medical insurance
  • Staff gratuities
  • Any new Government Taxes, levies, fuel or industry increases which are beyond our control
  • Visa fees where relevant.
  • Any items of a personal nature.

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