Rwanda

Rwanda is less than half the size of Scotland, but is home to more than eight million people. The country is tucked deep in the heart of Africa, more than 1500 km from the nearest sea port. Within its borders are packed mountains, rivers, lakes, marshes, savannah and forests – including Nyungwe, the largest single remaining tract of montane forest in East and Central Africa. Tea and coffee bushes vie for space on the intensively cultivated hillsides with a patchwork of farms covering the slopes and valleys.

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Parc National des Volcans

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Rwanda’s primary attractions lie in the Parc National des Volcans where the endangered mountain gorilla survives amongst the deep forests of the Virunga volcanoes. The PNV lies just a few hours drive north of Kigali and thus makes a convenient base for gorilla tracking. Elsewhere in this truly stunning country the adventurous can visit the lakes and savannah plains of Akagera, Nyungwe and the shimmering waters of Lake Kivu – all within a day’s drive of each other.

The dry seasons from June to October and December to March are considered the best times to visit.

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Gorilla Encounter

Highlights of this itinerary:

  • The lush rainforest of the Virunga Volcanoes
  • Go tracking for the endangered Mountain Gorilla
  • Optional visit to Diane Fossey’s grave
  • 3 nights at Sabinyo Silverback Lodge
  • 1 night at Kigali Serena Hotel

From £2,630 per person

Discover Rwanda

Highlights of this itinerary:

  • Explore the lesser known parks of Akegera & Nyungwe Forest
  • Go tracking for the endangered Mountain Gorilla
  • Relax on the shores of Lake Kivu, Africa’s sixth largest lake
  • 2 nights at Akagera Lodge
  • 3 nights at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
  • 1 night at Kigali Serena Hotel
  • 3 nights at ORTPN Rest House, Nyungwe
  • 2 nights at Cormoran Lodge
  • 1 night at Kigali Serena Hotel

From £4,160 per person

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RWANDA INFO

Visa

A Visa is required for UK passport holders.

Health Requirements

Yellow Fever vaccination required if arriving from an endemic area.

Time Difference

GMT + 3 Hours

Flight Time

10hrs Indirect

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