Project Description

SILVERBACKS IN STYLE

5 Days & 4 Nights | Rwanda

Kigali & Volcanoes National Park

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HIGHLIGHTS

GREAT FOR

Honeymooners – Perfect for a short getaway to Africa

Photographers – Stellar chance to capture primates

AVAILABLE ACTIVITIES

Gorilla trekking

Golden monkey trekking

Birding

Cultural tours

BEST TIME TO GO

High Season: May to October

Green Season: November to April

OVERVIEW

If you only have a limited amount of vacation time and want to use it for a once-in-a-lifetime experience, this condensed itinerary idea ticks all the boxes. Not only does it use some of Rwanda’s most reputable accommodation but it also places you at the heart of mind-blowing Volcanoes National Park for excellent gorilla trekking. Even better, instead of rushing from place to place, you will have three nights in the park, even to sample all it and the lodge have to offer.

Kicking off in Kigali – a well-organised capital city that is full of surprises – you are driven by your expert guide to the park, giving you time to absorb the landscape, scenery and everyday village life.

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THIS ITINERARY WAS DESIGNED BY JOANNE

If you’ve always wanted to see the gorillas, just go for it! It’s as amazing as they say and I enjoyed every second of my precious hour with them. I’ve also visited Akagera, which is lush and beautiful, and where the game is making an extraordinary comeback.

TRIP SUMMARY

DURATION

4 Nights / 5 Days

DESTINATIONS VISITED

Kigali, Rwanda

Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

ACCOMMODATIONS VISITED

DAILY ITINERARY

It is always a welcome sight to see your driver-guide waiting for you at the airport. Leaving Kigali International, you are escorted to your first overnight stop: The Retreat. A stylish and streamlined boutique hotel, it has everything you need to settle into Rwanda.

If your schedule allows, it is worth exploring Kigali. The Genocide Memorial is thought-provoking and informative, and the traditional markets and contemporary art galleries hold much fascination. Twitchers can get cracking with time at the bird sanctuary.

Why we love The Retreat:

  • A home-from-home feeling
  • Attention to detail in the design
  • Swimming pool to cool off in
  • Gym and spa for relaxation
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Sometimes it is fun to just sit back – exactly what you will be doing today as you are driven to Volcanoes National Park, the gorilla-trekking capital of the world. Your lodge for three nights is Sabyinyo Silverback, named after a famous volcanic peak and the gorilla alpha male.

In addition to searching out families of mountain gorillas, you will go on a separate trek to find golden monkeys. Although smaller than gorillas, they live in larger groups and can be amusingly acrobatic.

Why we love Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge:

  • A true community-owned lodge
  • Convenient boot-cleaning service
  • In-room massages after trekking
  • Cosy fireplaces to ward off the chill
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It’s hard to believe that in just a few days you could have made so many wonderful memories: from sampling fresh Rwandan tea to sharing a glance with a gorilla, being awed by the tree canopy or charmed by a gorilla baby…

Whatever you’ve experienced, there’s time to reflect on your time in Rwanda on the drive back to Kigali today. A beach break can easily be arranged on the Kenyan or Tanzanian coastlines if you need time to unwind.

INCLUDED

  • All activities specified
  • All transfers specified
  • Private vehicle if booked (extra cost)
  • All meals, drinks and sundowners
  • Laundry

EXCLUDED

  • International flights
  • Items from the safari shop
  • Pre- and post-itinerary accommodation
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Medical insurance, tests and vaccinations where stipulated
  • Tips / gratuities

PRICE IS IMPORTANT

This itinerary is here to inspire you and prices may change due to availability, season and the year that you plan to travel.
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WHY BOOK WITH BIGGESTLEAF TRAVEL

  • We are passionate about what we sell

  • The most competitive and flexible rates

  • We offer personalised and customised experiences

  • Our consultants specialise in different safari-experiences
  • We have over 10 years’ experience in the travel industry

  • Our quick response and turnaround times