Track mountain gorillas in the Volcanoes National Park
Chimpanzee trekking in the Nyungwe Forest
Spend a day relaxing on the beaches of Lake Kivu
Experience the lively markets of Rwanda’s capital, Kigali
Witness Rwanda’s lush, natural beauty and warm, friendly people
Curated by Nico Heath
Day 2 Kigali – Nyungwe Forest Reserve
You’ll be transferred by car to the Nyungwe Forest Reserve in the southwest of the country. Along the way, observe traditional Rwandan daily life in the villages.
Check into the Nyungwe Forest Lodge and stroll through the forest, watching for native flora, fauna, and birdlife.
Day 3 Nyungwe Forest Reserve
Today you have the opportunity to go chimpanzee trekking through the forest. Observe wild chimpanzees swinging through the canopy and witness their noisy social interactions.
Day 5 Kigali - Lake Kivu
After breakfast you’ll be transferred to Lake Kivu, one of Africa’s great lakes. Laze on the beautiful beaches, take a boat trip on the lake, or enjoy sundowners with a view.
Day 7 Volcanoes National Park
Over the next two days you’ll experience one of the most thrilling wildlife adventures in Africa – the opportunity to witness mountain gorillas in the wild. On both days, you’ll head out with an experienced guide to explore the slopes of the Virunga volcanoes in search of these gentle apes.
Tracking can take a full day but it will all be worth it when you spend an hour in the company of wild mountain gorillas.
Day 9 Departure
Today you’ll be escorted to the airport for your onward journey.