Rwanda

Trek to adventures in “The Land of a Thousand Hills.” This landlocked paradise south of the Equator offers breathtaking scenery, as well as gorilla & golden monkey tracking in Parc National des Volcans on the slopes of the Virungas mountains where roughly half of the world’s wild population of mountain gorillas reside. The resort town of Gisenyi on the shore of Lake Kivu is a must-see attraction, as is the capital city of Kigali with its Genocide Memorial, Crafts Center and Pottery Project.

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Language

Kinyarwanda, French, English, Swahili

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Time Zone

GMT +2

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Currency

Rwandan Franc (RWF)

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Average Temp

66° F

Rwanda

Mountain Gorillas in the Virungas

Inspire Your Expedition with Our Sample Itinerary

Day 1 – KIGALI, RWANDA / PARC NATIONAL DES VOLCANS

Arrive in Kigali

Transfer to Parc National des Volcans

Accommodations: Volcanoes Virunga Lodge
Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2 – PARC NATIONAL DES VOLCANS

Gorilla Tracking

Accommodations: Volcanoes Virunga Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 – PARC NATIONAL DES VOLCANS

Choice of one excursion:

  • 2nd gorilla trek (supplement applies)
  • Track Golden Monkeys
  • Trek to Dian Fossey’s grave and research center
  • Enjoy the resort town of Gisenyi on Lake Kivu
  • Visit the Twin Lakes

Accommodations: Volcanoes Virunga Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 – PARC NATIONAL DES VOLCANS / KIGALI

Choose activity from Day 3 options

Afternoon private transfer to Kigali

Accommodations: Kigali Serena Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5 – KIGALI / HOMEWARD BOUND

Private Morning tour:

  • Genocide Memorial
  • Crafts Center
  • Pottery Project

Private transfer to airport

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Starting at $5,930 per person
(two travelers, double occupancy, airfare not included)

Itineraries are customized to travelers’ interests and preferences.
Final prices will vary based on dates of travel and number of travelers.

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Susan B.
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When to go:

Year-round (dry season is June through October)

What to eat:

Isombe (stew made from cassava leaves), Igisafuria (chicken, vegetables & plantains), Matoke (steamed & mashed local bananas)

What to pack:

Neutral colored clothing: long-sleeved shirts & t-shirts, jeans, safari trousers & shorts, rain jacket & sweater; gloves; swimwear; comfortable walking shoes & hiking boots; sunscreen, sunglasses, hat; insect repellent; camera equipment & binoculars; universal adapter

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