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Rwanda's Forest, Plains & Mountains

12 days & 11 nights, Private Journey

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Pricing from: $19,195

Kigali, Nyungwe Forest, Akagera National Park & Volcanoes National Park

Rwanda's unspoiled landscapes and myriad flora and fauna are revealed to you on this unforgettable 12-day adventure. Wander through Nyungwe Forest, central America's largest mountain forest, in search of chimpanzees. Spend two days on game drives across the plains of Akagera National Park. And finally, spend two incredible days tracking gorillas and golden monkeys in the mountain wilderness of Volcanoes National Park.

  • Day 1
    Arrive Kigali

    Welcome to Rwanda! Upon arrival in Kigali, you will be welcomed at the airport and escorted to your hotel by private vehicle.

    The Retreat - Deluxe King Room - 2 Nights (D)
  • Day 2

    Get to know the capital city with a morning city tour and a visit to Kigali's Genocide Museum. After lunch at a local restaurant, spend an afternoon shopping at local boutiques.

    The Retreat - Deluxe King Room (B, L, D)
  • Day 3
    Kigali to Nyungwe Forest National Park

    After an early breakfast, transfer to the airport for your short flight from Kigali to Cyngugu. Located on the shores of Lake Kivu, Cyngugu is your gateway to the Nyungwe Forest. You'll be met on arrival by your guide, who will escort you to the lodge for lunch and an afternoon activity.

    One & Only Nyungwe House - Nyungwe Room - 3 Nights (B, L, D)
  • Day 4
    Nyungwe Forest National Park

    Your day begins before dawn, as you prepare for your chimpanzee trek. Spend the whole day exploring the wonders of Nyungwe Forest, central Africa's largest mountain forest.

    One & Only Nyungwe House - Nyungwe Room (B, L, D)
  • Day 5
    Nyungwe Forest National Park

    One day simply isn't enough to discover the many natural treasures of the forest. Spend a second full day in the park, observing chimpanzees in their natural habitat and marveling at other flora and fauna.

    One & Only Nyungwe House - Nyungwe Room (B, L, D)
  • Day 6
    Nyungwe Forest National Park to Akagera National Park

    After an early breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight back to Kigali. You'll be met on arrival and transfer to Kigali Serena. Mid-day, embark on a two- to three-hour scenic drive eastward to Akagera National Park. Located at a relatively low altitude on the border with Tanzania, the park contains a labyrinth of swamps and lakes that follow the Akagera River.

    Magashi Camp - Ensuite Tent - 3 Nights (B, L, D)
  • Day 7
    Akagera National Park

    Embark on a full-day game drive in the northern part of Akagera National Park, complete with a picnic lunch. Akagera is home to a healthy population of animal species like elephant, buffalo, hippo, zebra, giraffe, and a wide variety of bird life.

    Magashi Camp - Ensuite Tent (B, L, D)
  • Day 8
    Akagera National Park

    Enjoy another full day in this plains region, which offers an interesting contrast to the mountains that you'll explore in days to come. See how many of the region's eleven species of antelope you can spot today-your guide can help point them out.

    Magashi Camp - Ensuite Tent (B, L, D)
  • Day 9
    Akagera National Park to Volcanoes National Park

    Take one last morning game drive in Akagera. After breakfast, transfer back to Kigali and onto Volcanoes National Park, via an approximately three-hour drive. You'll arrive in the evening, which will be spent at your leisure.

    Bisate Lodge - Luxury Ensuite Room - 3 Nights (B, L, D)
  • Day 10
    Volcanoes National Park

    Adventure awaits on today's gorilla trek. Because the gorillas are completely wild, the time it takes to track them various enormously, from as little as a half hour to half a day. But once you find them, you'll spend one magical hour observing them. In the afternoon, as time allows, your guide will take you through the villages of Kinigi and Musanze to experience daily life. Alternatively, you may plan a visit to the beautiful twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo.

    Bisate Lodge - Luxury Ensuite Room (B, L, D)
  • Day 11
    Volcanoes National Park

    Your golden monkey trek starts bright and early at 7 a.m. Your guide will help you track these monkeys in the wild, so you can see them in their natural habitat-an experience you won't soon forget. If yesterday's schedule didn't allow for a village or lake visit, this afternoon is the perfect time. Or, enjoy a relaxing afternoon at the lodge.

    Bisate Lodge - Luxury Ensuite Room (B, L, D)
  • Day 12
    Volcanoes National Park to Kigali

    After breakfast, drive back to Kigali. Enjoy lunch at The Retreat, where a day room is also booked for your comfort and convenience. This evening, transfer to the Kigali Airport for your onward flight.

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Rwanda's Forest, Plains & Mountains

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