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Rwanda Family Vacation

Inspirational safari family holiday to Rwanda

This family adventure incorporates the best of Rwanda and includes visits to the capital Kigali, the primordial Lake Kivu, the Afro montane forests of Nyungwe National Park and high-altitude cloud forests of Volcanoes National Park. It’s an itinerary is specifically designed with families of teens over the age of 15 years, in order to allow the children to participate in the gorilla trekking.  The lodges are luxurious and in pristine settings. 

A primate safari like no other, your family will encounter not only the endangered mountain gorillas but also chimpanzees, golden monkeys and colobus monkeys. The scenery of Rwanda is simply astounding, from the breathtaking Virunga volcano range to misty tea fields and expansive rainforests. 

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Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Kigali
  • 1 night - Kigali Serena Hotel, Kigali, Rwanda
  • 3 nights - Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda
  • 1 night - Lake Kivu Serena Hotel, Lake Kivu, Rwanda
  • 3 nights - One and Only Nyungwe House, Nyungwe Forest National Park, Rwanda
  • Ends - Transfer to Kigali for your international flight home

At a glance

  • Country Icon Rwanda
  • Nights Icon 8 Nights
  • City Icon City
  • Safari Icon Safari
  • Scenic Icon Scenic

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Guide Price

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Includes flights from JFK
Price per person based on a family of 4
Itinerary Details


Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Kigali

Kigali Serena Hotel pool at night
Kigali Serena Hotel outdoor dining
Kigali Serena Hotel lounge and bar area
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Day 1

Arrive at Kigali Airport where the family will be met and driven to your hotel in the city.

  • 1 night

Kigali Serena Hotel
Bed & Breakfast | 2 x Standard Rooms

Kigali Serena Hotel bedroom
Sabyinyo silverback lodge lodge exterior 1280
Sabyinyo silverback lodge breakfast with a view 1280
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Day 2 - 5

Today your driver will take you the +-2.5 hour drive to the Volcanoes National Park and to your lodge.

  • 3 nights

Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge
All Inclusive | Family Cottage

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Lake kivu serena hotel aerial view of the hotel 1280
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Lake kivu serena hotel a range of water sports 1280
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Day 5

Today your private driver will take the family to your hotel at Lake Kivu.

  • 1 night

Lake Kivu Serena Hotel
Half Board | 2 x Double Superior Rooms

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One and only nyungwe house bar area 1280
One and only nyungwe house private picnic 1280
One and only nyungwe house colobus monkey trek 1280
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Day 6 - 9

Today the family will be driven to your lodge at the Nyungwe Forest National Park .

  • 3 nights

One & Only Nyungwe House
All Inclusive | 2 x Canopy Treehouse Rooms

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Day 9

Today you will be returned to Kigali Airport for your international flight home.

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Our trips are unashamedly high-end but always deliver excellent value for money. Our guide price covers the majority of trip costs upfront, on a per person basis, including international flights and all transfers.

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  • 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 Chimp Tracking Permit per person
  • Sunset Kayaking Tour at Lake Kivu
  • Canopy Walk at Nyungwe Forest
  • Golden Monkey and Colobus Monkey Tracking
  • Private driver and guide
  • Carbon-offsetting with One Tree Planted
  • Conservation donation to Save the Rhino
  • Community projects contribution with Uthando
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  • 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
Indulge your passions


This sample trip offers countless adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most and we will curate your perfect itinerary.

  • Birdwatching Icon Birdwatching
  • Boat Trip Icon Boat Trip
  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walking Safari
  • Primate Trekking Icon Primate Trekking
  • Helicopter Flights Icon Helicopter Flights
  • Cultural Experience Icon Cultural Experience
  • Canoeing Kayaking Icon Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Fishing Icon Fishing
  • Hiking Icon Hiking
  • City Sights Icon City Sights
  • Star Gazing Star Bed Icon Star Gazing/Star Bed
  • Wellness Spa Icon Wellness/Spa
  • Kids Club Icon Family Activities
  • Cycling Icon Cycle Tours
  • Cultural Experience Icon Cultural Excursion
Enriching encounters


Whether you want to tick the Big Five off your bucket list or seek out specific safari species, our expert guides reveal the typical wildlife sightings to expect on this sample trip.

  • Gorilla
  • Chimp
  • Colobus Monkey
    Colobus Monkey
  • Bushbuck
Sample Itineraries


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