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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.

11 days (1 Night Kigali 3 Nights Akagera National Park 3 Nights Nyungwe National Park 3 Nights 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.

Itinerary

Arrive Kigali, Rwanda

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

The Retreat

1

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.

Magashi Camp

2

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.

Magashi Camp

3

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.

Magashi Camp

4

Akagera National Park / Nyungwe National Park

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

One&Only Nyungwe House

5

Nyungwe National Park

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

One&Only Nyungwe House

6

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.

One&Only Nyungwe House

7

Nyungwe National Park / Volcanoes National Park

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

Bisate Lodge

8

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.

Bisate Lodge

9

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.

Bisate Lodge

10

Volcanoes National Park / Kigali

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

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