Your tailor-made safari holiday to Rwanda

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This luxury itinerary seamlessly combines a gorilla tracking experience in Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park with a traditional safari in the beautiful Akagera National Park, all whilst staying in two of Rwanda's most luxurious lodges. Your three nights in Akagera will include day and night game drives, walking safaris, fishing, birding and boating in some of the most scenic savannah in East Africa comprising of woodlands, open plains, lakes, grassy low mountains and swampland. Magashi Camp is set on the shores of Lake Rwanyakazinga which is home to one of Africa's highest hippo densities, some very large crocodiles, and the secretive sitatunga and shoebill stork.

By contrast, Volcanoes National Park,protects the steep rainforested slopes of the magnificent Virungas mountain range. Here you will stay at the luxury, eco-lodge, Bisate, in a Forest Villa with outstanding views. The lodge is within easy driving distance of Volcanoes National Park headquarters from where you will depart on your memorable gorilla trek. Aside from tracking one of the ten habituated gorilla groups, activities include visiting attractions such as Gorilla Guardian village, the twin lakes of Buhondo and Burera, the lava tunnels of the Musanze Caves, Dian Fossey's grave and even seeing the endemic golden monkey. Walks at Bisate Lodge offer birding and participation in the reforestation programme.

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Day 1

Catch your overnight flight from Philadelphia International Airport to Kigali

Day 2

1 night at Kigali Serena Hotel | Kigali

Upon arrival at Kigali Airport you will be met by a member of the Mahlatini team who will transfer you by road to your hotel. Depending on the time of your arrival you may also receive a Kigali City Tour.

Room Type: Standard Room Meal Basis: BB Bed and Breakfast

Day 3 - 5

3 nights at Magashi Camp | Akagera National Park

Today you will be transferred by road to the Akagera National Park which is approximately 2h30min.

Room Type: Tented Room Meal Basis: AIS All Inclusive and Scheduled Safari Activities

Day 6 - 8

3 nights at Bisate Lodge | Volcanoes National Park

Today you will be transferred by road to the Volcanoes National Park for your gorilla tracking, golden monkey tracking and other activities.

Room Type: Suite Meal Basis: AIA All Inclusive and Scheduled Activities

Day 9

Today you will be met by your private driver who will transfer you by road to Kigali Airport where you will connect with your onward flight home.

Tailor-made itinerary from $10,370 pp

Includes

  • International flights from Philadelphia International Airport
  • Accommodation as specified
  • Meals as specified
  • All scheduled safari activities offered by the camps or lodges
  • Road transfers as detailed in the itinerary
  • National Parks and conservation entry fees
  • 1 x Gorilla Tracking Permit and 1 x Golden Monkey Tracking Permit per person
  • Drinks at Magashi and Bisate
  • Kigali City Tour

Excludes

  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Additional activities not offered as scheduled by the accommodation
  • Visas and visa fees where relevant
  • Beverages with the exception of all inclusive hotels
  • Additional gorilla treks

Flights

  • Outward Flight:
  • Overnight from Philadelphia International Airport to Kigali
  • Return Flight:
  • Overnight from Kigali to Philadelphia International Airport

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