Photo: Nyungwe Forest
a Sample 10-day itinerary
You arrive in Kigali, the beautiful and vibrant capital city of Rwanda and enjoy an overnight stay—including bed and breakfast—in the heart of the city at the luxurious Kigali Serena Hotel, the perfect place to unwind after a long journey.
You begin your day by taking flight: you leave Kigali early and take a chartered helicopter to Akagera National Park, located in North-East Rwanda. The aerial trip over the park will provide you with striking views of the lush greenery and roaming wildlife. You will then have lunch at Ruzizi and spend the night at Rwanda’s firs eco-camping site, the Ruzizi Tented Camp.
Today starts with an exciting Game Drive where you discover the diverse wildlife traversing the Kilala plain. Packed lunch will be provided to fuel you for the adventure that lies ahead and the day will conclude in comfort at the Ruzizi Tented Camp.
A morning boat trip starts your day as you cruise the serene and picturesque Lake Ihema. After visiting the Akagera National Park headquarters, you enjoy lunch back at the camp, then witness firsthand the legendary spellbinding Akagera sunset. This is followed by a night drive accompanied by sundowners, during which you explore a range of nocturnal wildlife, before spending the night at Ruzizi Tented Camp.
The cross-country adventure continues as you drive back to Kigali and then take an afternoon flight to Kamembe in South-West Rwanda. You are then driven to the deluxe and beautifully-situated Nyungwe Forest Lodge—located at the edge of the Nyungwe Rainforest National Park—where you spend the night.
Your rainforest exploration begins with chimpanzee trekking—an activity unique to this part of the continent—followed by lunch at the Nyungwe Forest Lodge. After an afternoon of relaxation and pampering, you spend a night at the lodge.
You start your day having breakfast overlooking the splendid tea plantations. Morning relaxation will be followed by the memorable canopy walk experience during which you will be suspended in the air amongst the trees taking in the breathtaking views of the rainforest. The day of adventure concludes at the Nyungwe Forest Lodge where you spend the night before embarking on another exciting leg of your journey.
You start the morning by flying back to Kigali where you embark on a Kigali City Tour and visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial – a historic site that provides you with the history of the Rwanda. After lunch at Rwanda’s first international restaurant franchise—Bourbon Coffee—you drive to the majestic volcanoes in the North of Rwanda where you will spend the night at the luxurious Sabyino Silverback Lodge which is situated at the foothills of the Virungas Volcano chain.
Your day begins with you taking in the spectacular views of the Virungas and going Golden Monkey trekking. The afternoon brings a trip to the Iby’iwacu Cultural Village where you experience Rwandan traditional culture up-close before spending the night at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge.
They final day of your adventure begins with Gorilla trekking—an unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experience that brings you face-to-face with Rwanda’s mountain gorillas. After lunch at the Lodge, you will drive to Kigali in the afternoon, be transferred to the airport and depart Rwanda in the evening having inevitably fallen in love with the Land of a Thousand Hills.