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Rwanda's Rainforest and Primates

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Itinerary Highlights

A clean, green and captivating country, Rwanda offers unique cultural experiences, breathtaking landscapes, diverse scenery and exceptional wildlife encounters. On this wonderful introduction to the treasures of the land, explore the capital city of Kigali, before heading south to the mist-shrouded jungle and tea terraces of Nyungwe National Park, encountering rare birds and several primates. Your Rwandan adventure ends in the striking Volcanoes National Park, in which you can get up close to the rare golden monkeys and majestic mountain gorillas that call the area home. Stay in three distinct, luxurious properties in three dynamic destinations, and get set for an experience filled with discovery and wonderful wildlife.

Wildlife Encounters
Perfect for:

Those seeking to get up close to Rwanda's beautiful landscapes and wonderful wildlife

Guide Price:

Prices from £7,500 per person. Includes accommodation, flights, transfers, UK lounge passes and specified activities

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Your itinerary at a glance

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    1 night Kigali, Rwanda
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    3 nights Nyungwe Forest National Park, Rwanda
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    2 nights Volcanoes National Park , Rwanda
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Rwanda can be visited all year-round with various seasons better for spotting various wildlife. The dry season falls between June and September, which is best for spotting the famed mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park. Meanwhile, the rainier seasons are great for tracking chimps. Temperatures stay fairly constant throughout the year, with warm days and cool nights.

Fly to Kigali

Once arrived in Kigali, take a private car transfer to The Retreat.

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Kigali, Rwanda

Staying at

The Retreat by Heaven

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Spend your first night in Rwanda in the compact, clean capital city of Kigali, with a stay at the luxury boutique hotel, The Retreat. Owned by a couple with a background in public health, the focus here is on sustainability – both environmental and social – as well as showcasing the vibrancy of Rwandan culture. Why not spend your first day enjoying the swimming pool, spa facilities and activities at The Retreat, before heading out on a guided Kigali city tour to see a range of sights – from the moving Genocide Memorial, to local artisans’ workshops.

Highlights

Immersive activities at The Retreat include cycling tours, Rwandan arts and crafts, lunch with a local family or cookery classes.

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Take a private car transfer to One&Only Nyungwe House

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Nyungwe Forest National Park, Rwanda

Staying at

One&Only Nyungwe House

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Nestled within the tea plantations and lush green forest of Nyungwe Forest National Park, One&Only Nyungwe House is a charming property comprising just twenty-two bedrooms, perfectly located for exploring the wildlife delights of the park. Don your hiking boots and head out with an expert tracker in search of the cheeky Colobus monkeys – Nyungwe is said to house some of the largest numbers of this species worldwide! Feel the thrill as you walk high above the trees on the Canopy Walk, comprising three suspension bridges that offer an entirely new perspective to the forest. Also home to chimpanzees, head back into Nyungwe with a guide in search of these incredible primates – a wonderful introduction before the gorilla trek that awaits! Back at One&Only, activities include tea tasting, archery and wellness programmes.

Highlights

As well as the famed primates, Nyungwe Forest National Park is home to over 250 species of birds!

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Transfer to Bisate Lodge

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Volcanoes National Park , Rwanda

Staying at

Bisate Lodge

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Your third and final destination in Rwanda is the striking Volcanoes National Park, home to the country’s undoubted highlight, the mountain gorilla, as well as the endemic golden monkey. Your base here is Bisate Lodge, an innovative eco-property that consists of just six luxury villas nestled in the forest, from which two unforgettable wildlife encounters await. As well as an exciting tracking excursion to see the playful golden monkeys, head out on a truly once-in-a-lifetime trek in search of the majestic mountain gorillas. An expert tracker will guide you safely through the park, before you get up close to these phenomenal gentle giants – with which we share around 98% of our DNA!

Highlights

Many of the trekking porters were once poachers but now earn a living by assisting in the conservation of these amazing animals.

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Fly to London

Take a private car transfer to Kigali Airport for your onward flight.

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