Rwanda in Depth

10 days exploring the highlights of Rwanda with plenty of opportunities to go trekking in search of fabulous primates.

You will start with two nights in Kigali, enjoying an introduction to Rwanda from its sombre and turbulent past to the vibrant culture of today. Enjoy a private tour of the Genocide Museum, art gallery, coffee tasting and the bustling Kimirinko Market. Next, travel to Volcanoes National Park, a sancturary for the rare mountain gorillas.  Here you will spend two nights in a luxury lodge, heading out trekking in search of majestic gorillas and the endangered golden monkey. From here, you will go to Lake Kivu and spend two nights relaxing in between your wildlife adventures. Enjoy some time kayaking and witnessing the comings and goings of life on the lake. Your trip will finish with three nights in Nyungwe Forest National Park, one of Africa’s most ancient forests. Here you will stay in a stunning luxury lodge with plenty of opportunities to explore the beautiful park. Head out in search of chimpanzees, trekking through the jungle with your guide and also enjoy some time trekking in search of Colobus monkeys.

Trip highlights

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

  • Private full day tour of Kigali

  • 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 Rubavu at INZOZI Beach Hotel in a Balcony Suite with breakfast included

  • ½ day kayaking on Lake Kivu

  • 3 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

  • ½ day Colobus monkey trekking in Nyungwe Forest National Park

Map of your holiday


The price for this itinerary is GBP £12,590 (pricing also available in US Dollars)

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

What’s included

  • 9 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.

INZOZI Beach Hotel

A warm and welcoming hotel situated close to Lake Kivu offering excellent, friendly service. The 17 rooms are decorated in a cosy style and offer beautiful views of the surrounding landscape. Guests can enjoy a dip in the pool or enjoy a cocktail, this is the perfect place to relax after a few days gorilla trekking. The restaurant serves a range of delicious local and international dishes. Activities on offer include hiking or cycling the Congo-Nile Trail, the Pfunda Tea Estate or kayaking on the calm, crocodile and hippo-free waters of Lake Kivu.

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 spaces to watch the wildlife with interiors inspired by the natural beauty and traditions of Rwanda.