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Ultimate Rwanda


USD 4,350

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  • 1
  • 10 Days


East African Discovery

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Ultimate Rwanda

With this tour you visit all of Rwanda's National Parks and places of interest; Safari in Akagera, city tour in Kigali, chimp track in Nyungwe, relax at lake Kivu and Gorilla and Golden Monkey track in Volcano's National Park, all while taking in Rwanda's beautiful landscapes.

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

Akagera National Park

After your breakfast in Hotel des Mille Collines you will transfer to Rwanda's only Savannah National park, stopping on the way for lunch. You should arrive in plenty of time to go out on an exciting game drive around the beautiful Akagera National park.

Ruzizi Tented Lodge

Game Drives

The day will be spent out on Game drives In Akagera. As well as lions being recently introduced, there is also many other big game animals like Giraffes, Elephants, Antelopes, Zebra and Crocodiles. A must for any birder would be to take a boat cruise along the banks of lake Ihema, which can be arranged for an additional cost. Read more

Ruzizi Tented Lodge

Back to Kigali

After one last early morning game drive, you will transfer back to Kigali to relax and spend a bit of time in the city, exploring and visiting one of the many superb restaurants which your guide can recommend to you. Kigali is one of the regions most developed and affluent cities, and your guide can take you round the most interesting areas. Read more

Hotel Des Mille Collines

Genocide Memorial and Nyungw

Spend the morning at the moving Genocide memorial, learning about Rwanda's tragic past and remarkable recovery since. A visit to the genocide memorial is a 'must do' for anyone travelling through Rwanda. In the Afternoon you will transfer to Nyungwe Forest national park, Africa's largest mountainous forest, where you will check in and enjoy the incredible view from your lodge. 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

Golden Monkey Tracking and Back to Kigali

Golden Monkeys are rare and endemic to this region, living in the bamboo areas found at the base of the volcanoes themselves. Playful and inquisitive, these monkeys are a pleasure to watch. There are two troops you can track both numbering around 80. Once you have reached the Golden monkeys you will watch them for one hour as they go about their daily lives. In the afternoon you will transfer back to Kigali ready for you evening flight home. Read more


Day in trip
Day 1
Location Kigali
Day 2
Location Akagera National Park
Day 5
Location Nyungwe Forest National Park
Day 7
Location Lake Kivu
Day 8
Location Volcanoes National Park


Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Transport during the tour
  • Accommodation
  • Gorilla, chimp and Golden monkey tracking permits
  • Kigali city tour and Genocide memorial entry
  • 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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