Rwanda is a landlocked republic in Equatorial Africa, situated on the Eastern rim of the Albertine Rift, a western arm of the Great Rift Valley, on the watershed between Africa’s two largest river systems: the Nile and the Congo. Much of the country’s 26,338km2 is dramatically mountainous, the highest peak being Karisimbi (4,507m) in the volcanic Virunga chain protected by the Volcanoes National Park. The largest body of water is Lake Kivu, but numerous other lakes are dotted around the country, notably Burera, Ruhondo, Muhazi and Mugasera, all of which have erratic shapes following the contours of the steep mountains that enclose them.

ACCOMMODATION

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Kigali Serena Hotel
Kigali

Ideally located on one of Kigali's most charming boulevards, the five-star Kigali Serena Hotel is built around a polished granite atrium, which showcases the very best of Rwandese cultural art. Re...

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Hotel des Mille Collines
Kigali

This Sabena owned hotel offers a total of 113 rooms including eight suites with all the facilities travellers expect of an international city hotel, including full concierge, swimming pool, restaurant...

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Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge
Volcanoes National Park

The lodge is only minutes away from the headquarters of the Parc National des Volcans from where clients trek on foot to see the magnificent Mountain Gorilla – perhaps one of the most dramatic, ...

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Virunga Lodge
Volcanoes National Park

The magnificent Virunga Lodge is perched high on a ridge and has stunning views of the Virunga Volcanoes and the twin lakes Bulera and Ruhonda. The premier luxury destination for Rwanda wildlife safar...

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Gorilla Mountain View Lodge
Volcanoes National Park

The Mountain Gorilla View Lodge is perfectly situated for gorilla tracking in Rwanda. The 30 individual cottages have been built on 4 acres of land on the slopes of Mt Sabinyo. The stone and thatch co...

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Top View Hill Hotel
Nyungwe National Park

Nyungwe Top view hill hotel is the elegant place; a heaven on earth, idyllically situated on top of one of the hills of Nyungwe forest area; the largest single forest block in East Africa and the bigg...

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Lake Kivu Serena Lodge
Lake Kivu

Serenely sited on the white sandy shores of Lake Kivu, the sixth largest lake in Africa, and surrounded by extensive tropical gardens; the tastefully open-plan Lake Kivu Serena Hotel offers the ideal ...

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Bisate Lodge
Volcanoes National Park

Bisate Lodge is opening its doors in June 2017, but taking bookings now! Bisate Lodge will be located in the natural amphitheatre of an eroded volcanic cone – the word bisate means ...

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Ruzizi Tented Lodge
Akagera National Park

The Ruzizi Tented Lodge, a 14-bed tented eco-camp linked together using boardwalks, is the first of its kind in Rwanda. Ruzizi is built on the shores of Lake Ihema, Rwanda's second largest lake, t...

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Akagera Game Lodge
Akagera National Park

Akagera Game Lodge is located in Eastern Province; about a 2 hour drive from Kigali. The lodge is within the boundaries of Akagera National Park.
Akagera Game Lodge has an attractive settin...

ITINERARY IDEA

Day 1

Meal Basis: Bed & Breakfast

Rwanda’s capital and biggest city is built across an undulating series of lush hills surrounded by higher mountains, the largest of which is Mount Kigali, rising 1,850 metres 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.

Day 2 - 4

Meal Basis: Full Board plus Activities

Set high on the jungle-covered slopes of the volcanic Virunga Mountains, Parc National des Volcans is best known as a sanctuary for the region’s rare mountain gorillas. Highly regulated treks through the reserve allow visitors to spend an hour at a time with these incredible primates in their natural habitat.

Permits are required per person for each individual gorilla trek.

This itinerary is a guideline, Africa & Beyond tailor every trip to your individual specifications including all accommodation, flights, transfers & activities, please contact us to discuss your ideas.

ABOUT RWANDA

A combination of tropical location and high altitude ensures the most of Rwanda has a temperate year-round climate. Temperatures rarely stray above 30 degrees Celsius by day or below 15 degrees at night throughout the year. The exceptions are the chilly upper slopes of the Virunga Mountains, and the hot low-lying Tanzania border area protected in Akagera National Park. Throughout the country, seasonal variations in temperature are relatively insignificant. Most parts of the country receive in excess of 1,000mm of precipitation annually, with the driest months being July to September.

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