Classic Rwanda

A week-long introduction to Rwanda with gorilla and chimpanzee trekking and the best luxury lodges in the country.

Start your trip in Kigali where you will spend the first night in a luxury hotel. You will have the chance to visit the Genocide Memorial and Museum for a sombre introduction to Rwanda’s turbulent past and Inema Arts Centre, one of East Africa’s major art galleries, housing a collection of artists from around the African Continent. From Kigali you will head to your luxury lodge nestled in the foothills of Volcanoes National Park. Here you will be taken on a unique adventure with expert guides through the park to view the daily life of gorillas in their natural habitat. You will also have the opportunity to go on a trek in search of the endangered golden monkey. Next, you will visit Nyungwe Forest National Park, staying in another exceptional lodge. Here, you can enjoy a morning trekking through the fertile slopes of the park in search of chimpanzees. Spotting the primates is not guaranteed but you will enjoy a fabulous morning trekking through stunning surroundings. You will also have free time to relax and enjoy your stunning lodge before returning to Kigali for one final night.

Trip highlights

  • 2 nights in Kigali at The retreat by Heaven in a Deluxe King room with breakfast and dinner included

  • 2 nights in Volcanoes National Park at One&Only Gorillas Nest Hotel in a Forest Lodge with all meals included

  • 1 day gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park

  • ½ day tracking golden monkeys in Volcanoes National Park

  • 2 nights in Nyungwe Forest National Park at One&Only Nyungwe House in a Nyungwe room with all meals included

  • ½ day tracking chimpanzees in Nyungwe Forest National Park

Map of your holiday


The price for this itinerary is GBP £10,040 (pricing also available in US Dollars)

This is a per person price, based on 2 people travelling and sharing a room.

What’s included

  • 6 nights in luxury accommodation as listed above

  • Private transfers and tours with an English speaking guide and driver

  • All internal flights in economy class seating

What’s not included

  • International flights (discuss your specific requirements with us)

  • Travel insurance

  • Any visas you may require

This is a guide price. Please enquire and we will provide a full personalised quote for you.  All our itineraries are tailor-made to your own requirements so can be modified however you wish.



Our suggested luxury hotels for this trip

The Retreat, Kigali, Rwanda

The Retreat

Boasting 20 rooms, this 5 Star luxury boutique hotel is Kigali’s first entirely eco-friendly solar powered resort featuring locally crafted sustainable teak wood furniture, expansive custom built rooms with peaked ceilings, front and rear private patios, outdoor rain showers and private salt water plunge pools. Set in the vibrant heart of Kigali, this luxury boutique hotel and spa offers easy access to all that is happening in this dynamic city. The Retreat offers massage & spa treatments, meditation, yoga, nature walks, fresh organic meals, and private fitness classes, perfect during your stay.

One & Only Gorillas Nest, Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

One&Only Gorilla’s Nest

A stunning combination of design and outstanding natural beauty, this is a beautiful lodge situated at the foot of the Virunga Volcano Range. This is a secluded spot, home to the spectacular mountain gorilla. The 21 luxury lodges and suites balance on wooden pools over botanical gardens, giving you the feeling of being in the treetops. Each offers floor to ceiling windows, and outdoor tubs and some feature private pools. The restaurant serves Rwandan-inspired dishes prepared using produce from the organic gardens. This is an exceptional lodge in a breathtaking setting

One & Only Nyungwe House, Nyungwe National Park, Rwanda

One&Only Nyungwe House

One & Only Nyungwe House is set on the edge of the Nyungwe Forest in Rwanda’s mountainous southwest. Part of a working tea plantation, its roots are well-established, yet its offerings are distinctly modern with every comfort you could ever need or desire. 22 luxury rooms and suites situated in 6 stunning wooden villas. All designed to frame nature, with exceptional views of the forest, open fireplaces in each and every room and suite, Private decks offer all guests extraordinary private spaces to watch the wildlife, Interiors and artwork is inspired by the natural beauty and traditions of Rwanda.