10 Day Best of Rwanda Holiday Adventure
Volcanoes National Park
10 Day Best of Rwanda Holiday Adventure
This epic best of Rwanda holiday adventure takes you into nature’s heart of the Volcanoes National Park, Akagera National Park, Lake Kivu and Nyungwe forest as you explore the beauty of the ‘land of a thousand hills’ and meet the famous great apes — primates, chimps and mountain gorillas.
This Rwanda safari holiday is our pick of the best locations and properties for the ultimate Rwanda adventure.
- Game drives, safari boat cruises and guided bush walks in Akagera National Park (remote northern area / private reserve).
- Nyungwe National Park and rain-forest
- Tree-top canopy walk
- Colobus monkey trekking
- Lake Kivu and Congo Nile cycling trail
- Kigali city tour and entrance to genocide memorial
- Gorilla trekking in the Volcanoes National Park
- Golden monkey trekking in the Volcanoes National Park
Value: We negotiate the best rates with our partners in Africa, ensuring that we remain super competitive with our pricing, whilst adding value to your trip. You will not pay more by booking your trip with us as a package compared to booking each element individually.
No hidden costs & no charge for payments by credit card
DAY 1 : KIGALI
On arrival into Kigali, we kick-start our rwanda holiday adventure by meeting our VIP Airport assistance team that will escort you to your waiting driver.
Overnight: KIGALI MARRIOTT HOTEL.
Dinner this night is included.
DAYS 2 – 3 : AKAGERA NATIONAL PARK
In the morning you will meet your driver from Magashi Camp and will join a shared shuttle with other guests taking you to the camp. (This is the only way to reach the camp except by helicopter). The transfer takes around 3-4 hours but the last hour is a game drive. Stay for two nights in Akagera Park.
Overnight: MAGASHI CAMP
During your stay here you will join other guests on shared game drives, boat cruises and walking safaris operated by the expert guides. This is a unique and exclusive reserve open only to guests at Magashi. There is much to explore.
The camp opens officially in March 2019 and is currently under construction. It is owned by the same company who own BISATE LODGE (wilderness safaris, who also own top safari properties in Botswana and Namibia) and we trust them 100% to deliver another beautiful and eco-sensitive property and high-end safari experience.
DAY 4 : KIGALI
Enjoy a game drive as you exit the park on a shared transfer to Kigali. On arrival into Kigali you will be met by your private driver/guide who will take you on a private city tour including the genocide memorial if you wish, before transferring you to the hotel. (Lunch this day is included).
Overnight: KIGALI MARRIOTT HOTEL
DAYS 5 – 6 : NYUNGWE FOREST NATIONAL PARK
You will be transferred to the airport where you depart on a short (shared) light aircraft flight to the south of Rwanda where you stay for two nights.
Overnight: ONE & ONLY NYUNGWE HOUSE
During your stay here you may also choose from a selection of inclusive in-house activities offered by the lodge. These vary and are at the discretion of the lodge but usually include nature walks or community tours, tea plantation tours, tea-tasting experiences etc.
The following day your private driver/guide will meet you and escort you with a park ranger on a guided Colobus monkey trekking experience. Return to the lodge for lunch before joining the shared tree-top canopy walk which is famous and an excellent opportunity for birding and spotting smaller primates.
DAY 7 : GISENYI
Transfer with your private driver/guide to Lake Kivu where you may wish to enjoy a boat cruise on the lake in the afternoon (extra cost applies).
Overnight: LAKE KIVU SERENA HOTEL (superior room)
DAY 8 : VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast, in the company of a guide you will embark on one of the part of the Congo Nile trail. The Congo Nile Trail is a trail alongside Lake Kivu that extends from Rubavu, continues through Rutsiro via the Karongi, Nyamasheke districts and ends at Rusizi District 215 km in total for the whole circuit. It’s a trail of beautiful landscapes, including rolling hills and clear water. Enjoy the views of Lake Kivu coastline. Biking offers adventurous travelers an exciting way to discover Rwanda. Eucalyptus trees line the road, while every corner of the hills is terraced with bananas. You may do as much of the trail as you wish and your driver guide will accompany you.
At your leisure make your way with your guide around 1-2 hours to the Volcanoes National Park where you stay at your lodge for two nights.
Overnight: BISATE LODGE
In the afternoon you may wish to enjoy a complimentary shoulder massage at the loge or one of the inclusive activities such as the guided village walk.
DAY 9 : VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK
Enjoy the wildlife encounter of a lifetime as you trek the magestic mountain gorillas. You will join up to 8 other individuals in your group and will be given a briefing before trekking.
After trekking you may discuss other activities with your driver or enjoy the inclusive community tours and activities.
Overnight: BISATE LODGE
DAY 10 : END OF ITINERARY
In the morning you will be returned to the trekking HQ where you join a walking group to trek the golden monkeys (this is usually a gentle hike). The playful Golden Monkeys are a delight to watch as they spring from tree to tree with their bright bushy tails. The monkeys are habituated so used to seeing visitors and it is usually possible to get very close to them but they are still very much wild primates and your ranger will explain their behavior and personalities as you trek.
After the trek, return to the lodge for lunch (included) before transferring 2-3 hours to Kigali. We will drop off at the airport or a city hotel and this will mark the end of our 10 Day Rwanda Holiday Adventure.
From: USD $9,790 per person (2 people sharing / low season).
Low Season: March, April, May, October & December. Please contact us for all other dates.
Accommodation level: Luxury
Accommodation, meals and drinks as listed, private transfers / private driver guide at Nyungwe House and Bisate Lodge and shared game drives at Magashi Camp, private city tour in Kigali 1 x Gorilla trekking permit and 1 x Golden monkey trekking permit per person, Colobus monkey trekking, tree top canopy walk, congo nile trail cycling, park fees, VAT, emergency evacuation cover and inclusive lodge activities.
International flights, visas, travel insurance, tipping and any other services or activities not listed.