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This 5-day travel experience allows you to enjoy some of the best sights in Kigali, the vibrant capital of Rwanda. The city tour helps you gain knowledge about the place and its most attractive attributes. Volcanoes National Park lets you interact with the mountain gorillas – a rare opportunity for wildlife enthusiasts. Embrace the local elements of Kigali and be prepared to get fascinated!

Tour Nights

  • Kigali: 1 nights
  • Ruhengeri: 2 nights
  • Kigali: 1 nights
  • Tour CodeTour code: AWR02
  • Accommodation GradeAccommodation Grade
  • Private TourPrivate Tour

Tour At a Glance

  • Take part in the Kigali city tour
  • Have an educational experience in the Genocide Museum
  • Participate in the gorilla trek to observe the primate
  • Trekking in the Volcanoes National Park

Itinerary details

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  • Day 01 Arrive at Kigali
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    Upon arrival in Kigali, our representative meets you at the airport and transfers you to the hotel. You are briefed and are introduced to the English speaking driver guide.
    Overnight stay at the hotel in Kigali.
    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 02 Kigali - Ruhengeri
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    You take the city tour of Kigali in the morning. Genocide Museum, highlighting the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi, is covered. Depart to Ruhengeri for lunch at the lodge. Afternoon at leisure.
    Overnight stay at the lodge.
    Meals: Full Board

  • Day 03 Volcanoes National Park | Gorilla Trekking
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    Morning transfer to the Volcanoes National Park. The star attraction of this green space is mountain gorilla, one of the two subtypes of the eastern gorilla. You are briefed on the gorilla trek and then you set out on foot in search of your assigned gorilla group. Observe the fascinating gorillas in their natural habitat behaviour for an hour before a transfer back to your lodge for lunch. Afternoon at leisure. 
    Overnight stay at the lodge.
    Meals: Full Board 

  • Day 04 Ruhengeri - Lake Kivu - Gisenyi
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    Morning at leisure. You can opt for a gorilla trip again or take part in a Golden Monkey trek (payable locally). After lunch at the lodge, head to the resort on Lake Kivu for enjoying a pleasant afternoon. This freshwater lake is home to 28 species of animals; some of them are Walking catfish, Nile tilapia and Haplochromis. The beautiful resort towns of Gisenyi, Kibuye and Cyangugu are located along its shores and are connected by a wild roller-coaster road. The most urbanized amongst them is Giyenyi, possessing a tropical charm.
    Overnight stay at the hotel.
    Meals: Full Board 
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  • Day 05 Gisenyi – Kigali Airport
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    Post breakfast, transfer back to Kigali airport for your onward journey to UK with sweet memories.
    Meals: Breakfast

Hotels

  • Lemigo Hotel
    Lemigo Hotel
    Star Rating Kigali
  • Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
    Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
    Star Rating Ruhengeri
  • Lake Kivu Serena Hotel
    Lake Kivu Serena Hotel
    Star Rating Kigali
  • Kigali Serena Hotel
    Kigali Serena Hotel
    Star Rating Kigali
  • Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge
    Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge
    Star Rating Ruhengeri
  • Lake Kivu Serena Hotel
    Lake Kivu Serena Hotel
    Star Rating Kigali
  • Kigali Serena Hotel
    Kigali Serena Hotel
    Star Rating Kigali
  • Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge
    Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge
    Star Rating Ruhengeri
  • Lake Kivu Serena Hotel
    Lake Kivu Serena Hotel
    Star Rating Kigali

Kigali Serena Hotel Star Rating

Kigali
  • Kigali Serena Hotel

The hotel is in central Kigali Rwanda, just 10 kilometres from Kigali International Airport. Kigali Convention Centre and Stade Amahoro are also within 6 minute from the hotel.

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Kigali Serena Hotel Star Rating

Kigali
  • Kigali Serena Hotel

The hotel is in central Kigali Rwanda, just 10 kilometres from Kigali International Airport. Kigali Convention Centre and Stade Amahoro are also within 6 minute from the hotel.

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Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge Star Rating

Ruhengeri
  • Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

Located on the northwest edge of Rwanda, in Ruhengeri, bordering the magnificent Volcanoes National Park. Arrivals at the Kigali International Airport can expect a drive of 90 minutes to two hours to the Lodge.

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Lemigo Hotel Star Rating

Kigali
  • Lemigo Hotel

It’s excellent location and wonderful view viz: Easy access to Rwandan Capital city, to Kigali international Airport, Financial Institutions, and Ideal Point for safaris and Gorilla Treks. 5 Kilometer from Kigali Internationa

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Mountain Gorilla View Lodge Star Rating

Ruhengeri
  • Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

Located very close, about 15 minutes, from the main headquarters of Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park, this is a very handy base from which to explore the area and organise treks to see the golden monkeys and the mountain gor

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Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge Star Rating

Ruhengeri
  • Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

Located on the northwest edge of Rwanda, in Ruhengeri, bordering the magnificent Volcanoes National Park. Arrivals at the Kigali International Airport can expect a drive of 90 minutes to two hours to the Lodge.

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Lake Kivu Serena Hotel Star Rating

Kigali
  • Lake Kivu Serena Hotel

Lake Kivu Serena Hotel is in an ideal location just outside the small town of Gisenyi, on the shores of Lake Kivu. Hotel is located just 3 km from the centre of Gisenyi..

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Lake Kivu Serena Hotel Star Rating

Kigali
  • Lake Kivu Serena Hotel

Lake Kivu Serena Hotel is in an ideal location just outside the small town of Gisenyi, on the shores of Lake Kivu. Hotel is located just 3 km from the centre of Gisenyi..

More info

Lake Kivu Serena Hotel Star Rating

Kigali
  • Lake Kivu Serena Hotel

Lake Kivu Serena Hotel is in an ideal location just outside the small town of Gisenyi, on the shores of Lake Kivu. Hotel is located just 3 km from the centre of Gisenyi..

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What's Included?

  • Meet and greet services.
  • Assistance at the airport.
  • English speaking driver guide.
  • Transportation in 4x4 vehicle.
  • Mountain guide and trackers provided by the park.
  • Accommodation at selected hotels as specified.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Porterage while tracking.
  • One bottle of mineral water per person per day while gorilla tracking.
  • All park fees and government taxes.
  • Gorilla Trekking Permit.

What's not Included?

  • International flights and airport taxes.
  • Visas fees.
  • Driver Guide or local escort gratuities.
  • Diane Fossey’s grave fees.
  • Audio guide at Genocide Memorial.
  • Telephone bill, laundry and any items of a personal nature.
  • Drinks and dining rooms tips, porterage, personal travel and baggage insurance.
  • Any items not mentioned in the itinerary and inclusions.

Additional Information

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£) based on twin sharing.
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