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Discover the best of Rwanda on this 7-night itinerary taking you from the culturally vibrant city of Kigali to the sprawling plains of the Akagera National Park and onwards to the mystical Volcanoes National Park. Learn about Rwanda's compelling history and encounter magnificent wildlife across its breathtaking natural terrains. Embark on the adventure of a lifetime when you visit Rwanda. 

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Itinerary includes:
  • Return flights from the UK
  • All domestic flights
  • Transfers between the hotels and airports
  • All tours and activities where mentioned
  • 2 nights stay at the 4.5-star Kigali Marriott Hotel
  • 3 nights stay at the 5-star Magashi Camp
  • 2 nights stay at the 5-star Bisate Lodge
Day 1
Fly from UK to Kigali

Welcome aboard! Your journey into the Land of a Thousand Hills begins here as you depart from the UK to Rwanda's capital city, Kigali. Sit back and anticipate the adventure of a lifetime as you prepare to venture into the striking and rugged beauty of this sensational country. Upon arrival in Kigali, you'll be greeted by a private driver who will transport you to your accommodation for the night. 

Day 1-2
1 night stay at Kigali Marriott Hotel

Ideally located in the heart of the Kigali city centre, the luxurious Kigali Marriott Hotel is the first stop on your itinerary. Boasting contemporary-style accommodation and a selection of on-site dining venues, the hotel offers everything you need to rejuvenate after a long flight. You can freshen up with a dip in the hotel pool or treat yourself to a trip to the Saray Spa. 

Day 2
Road transfer from Kigali to Akagera National Park

Following your introduction to Kigali, it's time to venture out of the city and into the wilderness. You'll be met once again by a private driver who will transport you to your next location, the Akagera National Park.

Day 2-5
3 nights stay at Magashi Camp

Perched above the ground on the banks of Lake Rwanyakazinga, Magashi Camp is a breathtaking, rustic-style luxury camp boasting spectacular views of the surrounding park and lake that can be enjoyed from your own private veranda. Throughout your stay, you'll enjoy expert-led nature walks and game drives designed to showcase the vast and varied beauty of the park. 

Day 3
Akagera National Park Game Drive

Spanning 1,122 km² of rich and varied terrain, the Akagera National Park is Rwanda's only game reserve, boasting incredible landscapes and a variety of wildlife including approximately 500 bird species. You'll venture out on a thrilling expert-led game drive across the park where you'll have the chance to spot the magnificent creatures that inhabit Akagera, including giraffes, hippos, zebras and the unmissable 'Big Five'. 

Day 5
Road transfer from Akagera National Park to Kigali

Following an exhilarating adventure in Akagera National Park, it's time to head back to Kigali for another night at the Kigali Marriott Hotel. You'll be greeted by your driver upon check-out who will transport you back to the capital. 

Day 5-6
Kigali

Upon your return to Kigali, you will visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial, a site honouring the victims of the Rwandan Civil War through education and remembrance. You can learn about the events that led to war at the site's visitors centre. 

During your time in Kigali, you can venture out and explore other cultural sites such as the Inema Arts Center, showcasing contemporary African art and Caplaki Crafts Village where you'll find handmade Rwandan crafts. 

Day 6
Road transfer from Kigali to Volcanoes National Park

After an immersive and insightful experience in Kigali, it's time to return to the Rwandan wilderness. Once you've checked out at the Kigali Marriott Hotel, you'll be transported to the next stop on your itinerary, the spectacular Volcanoes National Park. 

Day 6-8
2 nights stay at Bisate Lodge

Located within a naturally formed amphitheatre of an eroded volcanic cone on the border of the Volcanoes National Park, Bisate Lodge is a unique luxury lodge benefiting from breathtaking views of the Bisoke and Karisimbi volcanoes and the surrounding forestry. During your stay, you can enjoy gazing at the native bird species from the comfort of your own private veranda. 

Day 7
Gorilla Trekking

Home to approximately 300 mountain gorillas, the Volcano National Park is considered to be one of the most accessible gorilla trekking spots in all of Africa. On this once-in-a-lifetime excursion, you'll venture out with an expert guide into the thick forest landscapes where these magnificent creatures reside. Your guide will offer insightful knowledge into the behaviours of the gorillas as you observe them from a comfortable distance. Throughout your trek, keep an eye out for the rare and elusive Golden monkey species that also resides in the region. 

Day 8
Road transfer from Volcanoes National Park to Kigali

Following an incredible time in the Volcanoes National Park, your journey into the Rwandan wilderness has come to an end. Upon check out at the lodge, you'll be met one last time by your driver who will transport you back to Kigali to catch your flight back home. 

Day 8
Fly from Kigali to UK

Once you've arrived in Kigali, you'll make your way to the Kigali International Airport where you'll catch an international fight back to the UK. 

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Itinerary includes:
  • Return flights from the UK
  • All domestic flights
  • Transfers between the hotels and airports
  • All tours and activities where mentioned
  • 2 nights stay at the 4.5-star Kigali Marriott Hotel
  • 3 nights stay at the 5-star Magashi Camp
  • 2 nights stay at the 5-star Bisate Lodge
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