6 Days / 5 Nights Luxury Rwanda Gorilla Safari

Arrive/Kigali – Volcanoes National Park- Kigali/Depart

Introduction

Accommodation preview

Destinations

Start

End

Basis

Duration

Kigali Marriott Hotel Kigali Day 1 Day 2 FB 1 Night
Bisate Lodge Volcanoes National Park Day 2 Day 5 FB 3 Nights
Kigali Marriott Hotel Kigali Day 5 Day 6 FB 1 Night
Not Included Transfer for International departure Day 6 Day 6 Breakfast Not Included

Key
B&B: Bed and Breakfast
FB: Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 1: KIGALI MARRIOTT HOTEL, KIGALI

Kigali

Rwanda’s capital and biggest city stretches across undulating lush hills surrounded by towering mountains, the largest of which is Mount Kigali, rising 1850metres above sea level.

Kigali is the country’s financial, commercial and cultural hub, served by an international airport and featuring a wide range of accommodation options, restaurants and points of interest, including the Kigali Genocide Centre, an atmospheric market and numerous craft shops.

With its interesting architecture, busy streets, meandering boulevards, and green hillsides, Kigali is said to be one of the most attractive cities in Africa and is definitely worth a visit.

Day Itinerary

Arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will be met and assisted by a our Rwandan representative who will transfer you the lodge for your overnight stay

Overnight: Kigali Marriott Hotel    

Experience the highest standard of comfort and convenience at Kigali Marriott Hotel. This premier luxury business hotel in Kigali is conveniently located along KN3 Avenue in downtown Kigali, close to the financial district, embassies, government ministries and Kigali City Hall. Timeless elegance surrounds you on arrival to a modern and spacious lobby and grand stairs. Experience spacious guest rooms decorated in warm pastel colours and fitted with the latest in technology.

Visit Cucina Restaurant for tasty, innovative Italian fare and Lobby Bar for cocktails and city vistas. Complete your stay with a day of pampering at Saray Spa, the largest spa in the city, with its 5-star treatments and outdoor pool. Featuring the largest meeting space in the city, the hotel in Kigali is ideal for hosting productive conventions, elegant weddings and retreats of all sizes. Whether here for business or leisure, their Kigali luxury hotel offers all the amenities you’ll need for an unforgettable retreat in Kigali, Rwanda.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 2: BISATE LODGE, VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK

Volcanoes National Park

Bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo in Rwanda, the Volcanoes National Park is best known as a sanctuary for the World’s Rare Mountain Gorillas. Visitors flock here to experience a face to face encounter with these intriguing creatures.

The park is set high on the jungle-covered slopes of the volcanic Virunga Mountains. Highly regulated treks through the reserve allow visitors to spend an hour at a time with these incredible primates in their natural habitat. While the Gorilla’s are without a doubt the main drawcard, visitors can also look forward to exploring a network of scenic hiking trails, visiting the tomb of the world-famous Dian Fossey and the Karisoke Research Centre, and enjoying a beautiful day hike to the Crater Lake on Mount Bisoke.

Day Itinerary

The day will start with cup of coffee and later you will proceed to a city tour of Kigali including the visit of the genocide memorial. where you learn about Rwanda’s history Pre-colonial to 1994 genocide as well as other genocides in the world, visit the Kandt Museum, tour old Kigali and the Craft centres, visit the genocide memorial site Tour more and see the new developments; the recovery has been incredible, a true testament to humankind’s resilience. Later you will proceed to Volcanoes National Park arriving in time for Lunch at the lodge.

Overnight: Bisate Lodge      

Bisate Lodge is located in the natural amphitheatre of an eroded volcanic cone and has dramatic views of the peaks of the volcanoes, Bisoke and Karisimbi, rearing up through the Afro-alpine forests of nearby Volcanoes National Park. Six luxurious en-suite Forest Villas maximise comfort and views, while retaining environmental principles and reflecting the culture of rural Rwanda. Each guest contributes to Bisate’s biodiversity conservation and local community projects – making a far-reaching impact on an iconic Critically Endangered species: the mountain gorilla.

Aside from tracking one of the several habituated Gorilla groups, activities include visiting nearby natural attractions, hiking to Dian Fossey’s burial site, and observing the Park’s group of endangered endemic golden monkey. Walks on Bisate’s property offer birding and participation in the reforestation programme.

INSIDER’S TIP: Bisate is within easy driving distance of Volcanoes National Park Headquarters, from where gorilla treks depart daily.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 3: BISATE LODGE, VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK

Volcanoes National Park

As previously described

Day Itinerary

After an early breakfast, you will be collected to the park headquarters to start your gorilla trekking adventure weaving through overhanging vines, moss-covered hagenia and giant lobelias that thrive in the tropical climate, our experienced trackers, they spent their entire lives in or close to this forest, soon bring us up close with the family.

Upon sighting the Gorillas, you will stay with them for a magical hour as they go about their daily life, feeding, playing, resting; raising their young. Coming face to face with a giant Silverback must truly be one of the greatest wildlife experiences on earth! In the afternoon, you will relax at the lodge.

Overnight: Bisate Lodge      

Bisate Lodge is located in the natural amphitheater of an eroded volcanic cone and has dramatic views of the peaks of the volcanoes, Bisoke and Karisimbi, rearing up through the Afro-alpine forests of nearby Volcanoes National Park.

Six luxurious en-suite Forest Villas maximize comfort and views, while retaining environmental principles and reflecting the culture of rural Rwanda. Each guest contributes to Bisate’s biodiversity conservation and local community projects – making a far-reaching impact on an iconic Critically Endangered species: the mountain gorilla.

Aside from tracking one of the several habituated Gorilla groups, activities include visiting nearby natural attractions, hiking to Dian Fossey’s burial site, and observing the Park’s group of endangered endemic golden monkey. Walks on Bisate’s property offer birding and participation in the reforestation programme.

INSIDER’S TIP: Bisate is within easy driving distance of Volcanoes National Park Headquarters, from where Gorilla treks depart daily.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 4: BISATE LODGE, VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK

Volcanoes National Park

As previously described

Day Itinerary

The day will start with coffee and snacks; you will be transferred to the park headquarters for a briefing and allocation of the gorilla groups. Later you will trail through the routes created by the gorillas. You will have an hour with the mountain gorillas to capture another experience in the volcanoes NP

Overnight: Bisate Lodge      

Bisate Lodge is located in the natural amphitheater of an eroded volcanic cone and has dramatic views of the peaks of the volcanoes, Bisoke and Karisimbi, rearing up through the Afro-alpine forests of nearby Volcanoes National Park. Six luxurious en-suite Forest Villas maximise comfort and views, while retaining environmental principles and reflecting the culture of rural Rwanda. Each guest contributes to Bisate’s biodiversity conservation and local community projects – making a far-reaching impact on an iconic Critically Endangered species: the mountain gorilla.

Aside from tracking one of the several habituated Gorilla groups, activities include visiting nearby natural attractions, hiking to Dian Fossey’s burial site, and observing the Park’s group of endangered endemic golden monkey. Walks on Bisate’s property offer birding and participation in the reforestation programme.

INSIDER’S TIP: Bisate is within easy driving distance of Volcanoes National Park Headquarters, from where gorilla treks depart daily.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 5: KIGALI MARRIOTT HOTEL, KIGALI

Kigali

As previously described

Day Itinerary

You will wake up at leisure for breakfast after which you will start yout transfer to Kigali and you will arrive in time for lunch relaxing in the afternoon.

Overnight: Kigali Marriott Hotel    

Experience the highest standard of comfort and convenience at Kigali Marriott Hotel. This premier luxury business hotel in Kigali is conveniently located along KN3 Avenue in downtown Kigali, close to the financial district, embassies, government ministries and Kigali City Hall.

Timeless elegance surrounds you on arrival to a modern and spacious lobby and grand stairs. Experience spacious guest rooms decorated in warm pastel colors and fitted with the latest in technology. Visit Cucina Restaurant for tasty, innovative Italian fare and Lobby Bar for cocktails and city vistas. Complete your stay with a day of pampering at Saray Spa, the largest spa in the city, with its 5-star treatments and outdoor pool.

Featuring the largest meeting space in the city, the hotel in Kigali is ideal for hosting productive conventions, elegant weddings and retreats of all sizes. Whether here for business or leisure, their Kigali luxury hotel offers all the amenities you’ll need for an unforgettable retreat in Kigali, Rwanda.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 6: END OF ITINERARY

Day Itinerary

After breakfast will be picked up by your safari guide and transfer you to Kigali and upon arrival you serve lunch and later be transferred to the Kigali International airport for your international flight

Basis

Breakfast

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