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Overview

This incredible 6-day Trip with a Purpose gives you the chance to enjoy one of Africa’s most beloved countries, Rwanda. Experience local culture and learn about the mammoth efforts being made to save endangered mountain gorilla populations, while partaking in the humbling experience of gorilla trekking. Your journey begins in the beautiful city of Kigali, where you’ll be immersed in the culture and history of Rwanda – its welcoming people provide one-of-a-kind experiences. You will also have the opportunity to visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial, a sombre trip back into a tumultuous past.

From Kigali, you’ll head off to explore the mystical rainforests that run up the hills of the Virunga Volcanoes. This is where you will participate in a gorilla trek, one of Africa’s most profound encounters and your travel spend will aid in safeguarding this endangered species for generations to come. You will also have the option of adding on a Golden Monkey excursion as well as a visit to the famed Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, a charity spanning decades who are doing inspiring work in research and vital conservation activities.

 

Why Is This a Trip with a Purpose?

  • Rwanda’s Development Board’s Mission is ‘Fast tracking economic development in Rwanda by enabling private sector growth.’ With that comes increased employment, learning and opportunities. It is fascinating to visit and see the healing and progress since the 1994 genocide, and being part of a tourism destination that is helping forge a better future for all Rwandans.
  • During your stay at Serena Hotel, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the streets of this amazing city, visiting attractions such as the Nyandungu Eco Park and the Nyambirambo Women Cooperative.
  • Set off on the Kigali City tour which includes a visit to the Genocide Memorial.

Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • Stay in comfortable and stylish accommodation
  • Gorilla trekking to meet the endangered mountain gorillas of Volcanoes National Park
  • Optional Golden Monkey excursion
  • Incredible views of the Virunga Volcanoes and volcanic lakes
  • Optional visit to the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund - a pioneer in gorilla conservation efforts
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Summary

Tour Duration: 6 Days
Start: Kigali, Rwanda
End: Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

Destinations visited

Accommodations visited

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Kigali, Rwanda

Kigali Serena Hotel
2 Nights
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Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

Virunga Lodge
3 Nights

Itinerary

Day to day

Touch down in beautiful Kigali after your international flight and you will be met by a representative who will provide a comfortable transfer to the first stop on your itinerary – Serena Hotel. After check-in, enjoy a delicious dinner before settling in for a good night’s rest to prepare for the adventure ahead.

Luxurious and stylish, Serena Hotel reflects both modern and historic Rwanda. Modern amenities, comforts, and conveniences are perfectly complemented by traditional Rwandese art and culture. Being a popular attraction in Kigali, this hotel is the ideal stop-over before the next leg of your journey – gorilla trekking.

During your stay at Serena Hotel, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the streets of this amazing city, visiting attractions such as the Nyandungu Eco Park and the Nyambirambo Women Cooperative. After, head back to the hotel for some rest and relaxation by lounging poolside, enjoying a drink from Sokoni Café and Bar, or treating yourself to massage or treatment at the health spa.

On day three, you’ll have one last breakfast at the hotel before setting off on the Kigali City Tour, which includes a heart-wrenching visit to the Genocide Memorial – the final resting place of more than 250,000 victims of the mass atrocity that took place in Rwanda in 1994.

 A laid-back lunch rounds off your Kigali adventure before you’re transferred to Ruhengeri – the home of gorilla trekking. The three-hour drive is a scenic one that passes through the beautiful, terraced hillside that has become characteristic of Rwanda’s landscape. Eventually, you’ll reach the base of the Virunga Volcanoes, where Virunga Lodge will be your home away from home for the remainder of your holiday.

Rates

Competitive rates for unforgettable experiences
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Date Price
2024-01-01 - 2024-02-29 $9,800
2024-03-01 - 2024-05-31 $7,315
2024-06-01 - 2024-09-30 $9,800
2024-10-01 - 2024-12-14 $7,315
2024-12-15 - 2024-12-31 $9,800

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What's Included?

  • All airport transfers and assistance
  • All taxes on the services quoted as mentioned
  • Bottled drinking water while trekking and in vehicle
  • Private transport in a 4x4 converted jeeps
  • Services of an English speaking driver-guides

What's Excluded?

  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
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