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7 Days - Rwanda Highlights



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East African Discovery

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7 Days - Rwanda Highlights

Being a small country which is relatively easy to get around, you can visit all the main attractions of Rwanda in a week. Pay a visit to the gorillas of the Virungas and the Chimps of Nyungwe as well as taking in the unbelievable scenery and fascinating history of "the land of a thousand hills".


Arrive in Kigali

You will be met by your guide at the airport, briefed about your upcoming safari then transferred to your 5* Hotel, which was the set for the 2004 Hollywood film "Hotel Rwanda", where you will enjoy one of their panoramic view rooms. There are plenty of great places to eat in Kigali and your guide can recommend somewhere for you upon your arrival. Read more

Hotel Des Mille Collines

City Tour and Nyungwe

After breakfast at your hotel, you will check out and go on a city tour, visiting the genocide memorial which is a 'must-do' for any trip to Rwanda. There you will learn about the tragic history of this beautiful country and also get to see how the country has recovered since, which with the help of international aid has been remarkable. After grabbing your early lunch at one of the many restaurants you have to choose from, you will drive south for around 4-5 hours to one of the most deserted parts of Rwanda, Nyungwe Forest National Park. Read more

Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel

Chimp Tracking

Today you have the option of whether you would like to track mans closest relative, the Chimpanzee or go on a canopy walk to make the most of the spectacular views. The Chimpanzee tracking can be extremely strenuous, ascending and descending hundreds of meters in search of the Chimps, so this is the option we recommend for the extremely fit of you. The canopy walk is much more relaxed and you get the fabulous experience of being among the tree tops whilst taking in the breathtaking views, so this is the option we recommend for those looking for a more laid back time. It is possible to do both, so speak to our regional experts for more information. Read more

Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel

Lake Kivu

Today you will transfer to lake Kivu, to what is the prettiest town on the lake's shores, Kibuye. This is the perfect place to relax after a strenuous hike in Nyungwe and take in your beautiful surroundings. If you'd prefer to stay on the beach then it is possible to drive further north to Gisenyi, though prices may vary depending on your accommodation choices, ask your regional expert for more information. Read more

Cormoran Lodge

Volcanoes National Park

After your lazy morning relaxing at lake Kivu, you will take the scenic drive north along the shores of Lake Kivu and then through the Kigezi Highlands to Volcanoes NP, where you will check in at your lodge at the base of the extinct volcano, Mount Karisimbi.

Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

Gorilla Tracking

After an early breakfast you will set off on the unforgettable experience that is Mountain Gorilla tracking. After trekking through the dense forest to where the Gorillas were found the day before, you begin your tracking, searching for the largest primate in the world. Upon sighting them, you will stay with them for one hour as they eat, rest and bond with their young. To reach them it can take anywhere between 30 mins to 4 hours, so be prepared for a long trek through the humid rain-forest. Afterwards, you will spend the afternoon relaxing and taking in your beautiful surroundings. Read more

Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

Back to Kigali

Today you will transfer back to Kigali to catch your flight home. If your flight is in the evening then there are a couple of activities you can do in Volcano's for an additional cost, For instance track the endangered Golden Monkey's or take a visit to the settlement of the pygmy tribe that was native to the jungle. Read more


Day in trip
Day 1
Location Kigali
Day 2
Location Nyungwe Forest National Park
Day 4
Location Lake Kivu
Day 5
Location Volcanoes National Park


Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Transport during the tour
  • Accommodation
  • Gorilla and chimp tracking permits
  • Local guides
  • Information services
  • Entrance fee

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, consular 76fees or any other formalities.
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers


4 Reviews

Olly , United Kingdom

East African Discovery organised an excellent trip away for the 5 of us, they were able to sort everything we wanted for the duration of the holiday. We had a superb trip away and would recommend booking with them. Our trip was tailor made from the start, with communication over email being a stress-free experience. Hopefully we will use you again, to return to the excellent gorilla trek. Thanks East African Discovery. Read more

Monique , France

I would like to congratulate you for the very good trip you organized for the five of us. The driver, Herbert, was excellent, careful and full of attention, very punctual and always ready to satisfy us. He was always the first one to see the animals. We have been very lucky - leopard (2) - a female lion with 3 little ones - 6 sleepy lions - lions in the trees, gorillas after a walk of only 20 minutes, elephants, hippos etc.... The lodges were all excellent and full of charm; we enjoyed them very much. I shall not fail to recommend your company. Read more

Jocelyn , Canada

We had a 6-day safari in Uganda arranged by Ben Tinsley at East African Discovery in late November 2016. It exceeded all expectations for value for money, accommodation, variety of scenery and sights, and quality of the driver/guide. We have travelled extensively including in other parts of East Africa. Uganda is truly special. We appreciated that the company is locally owned, with excellent local intelligence and experience in the tourism and game tracking fields in Uganda. We liked that the company is small, offering bespoke safaris rather than off-the-shelf itineraries. Ben responded to all queries and requests promptly during the planning stage and no question was too silly to ask. Our driver/guide was prompt, organised, informative, and friendly - he had grown up in a part of the country that we visited so his local knowledge was particularly good. The chimpanzee and gorilla tracking were experiences of a lifetime. Everything went off without a hitch. The pricing of EAD was considerably better than that offered for similar safaris by the larger outfits. We would recommend EAD without reservation. Read more



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