Luxury Holidays & Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda

Why should you travel to Rwanda on a luxury holiday with us?

The land of a thousand hills. The gorilla capital of the continent.

Rwanda serves up an entirely different spin on an African safari from its Sub-Saharan neighbours. Here, you’ll explore Kigali’s colourful past, hike epic peaks in Virunga National Park, and experience tracking and trekking with gorillas in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park. Walking side by side with veterinarians and conservation experts, hearing their tales, you’ll gain unique insights about how they monitor and provide lifesaving medical care to the endangered mountain gorillas in Rwanda. Equal parts fascinating and thrilling, these are moments that will stay with you long after you return home.

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What to see and do in Rwanda

As ever, use the below travel inspiration to feed your imagination then make an enquiry about your very own Rwanda vacation.


Rwanda’s years of sorrow during the 1990s have largely faded away, giving the young country space in which to breathe and to reimagine itself. What remains is an invigorating, beautiful country whose natural landscapes, thriving cities, and incomparable wildlife make for a truly unforgettable travel experience. Today, it has become one of Africa’s most luxurious and safest holiday destinations for foreign tourists, and offers far more than safari and sun to those who want to find it.


The chance to trek with gorillas in Rwanda, whose intelligence and gentle power still many to silence, is undoubtedly why many travellers are drawn to this captivating country. But there’s more moments, more memories, to be made here. In the Nyungwe Forest, where over three hundred species of bird caw and call in the wild branches, you’ll watch as chimpanzees bounce and swing on the vines below. This realm, remote and undeveloped, demonstrates the many faces of Rwanda and the riches that can be discovered. One trail at a time.


Between forest lodges and urban pads, the luxury hotels of Rwanda offer a comfortable and diverse array of options for intrepid travellers. Kigali’s streets, a necessary and important diversion on your first stay in Rwanda, will give way to the high forest canopy and stately dormant volcanoes which populate the country’s highlands. There will always be a soft bed, a cool breeze, and impeccable service at Rwanda’s luxury safari lodges.


For those who are moved by nature and love the idea of trekking across this lush and eye-opening land, a holiday or honeymoon to Rwanda is a no-brainer. Often, these experiences are paired with trips to idyllic Zanzibar or the balmy island of Mauritius. Others stay among the canopies, heading out from Bisate Lodge to trek the stately gorillas of this spectacular, forested region, where – by night – you can enjoy a view of countless stars by the crackling fireside, or else head into the volcano country of Virunga and the bamboo forests that thicken the highlands there.

The best of Rwanda


Perfectly positioned in the centre of Rwanda, cosmopolitan Kigali stretches across rolling hills, long ridges and verdant valleys.

While some travellers skip Kigali and head straight to the forests for gorilla trekking, we love stopping in the thriving capital to soak up some culture. More than 25 years after Rwanda’s devastating genocide, Kigali has emerged from the shadows and made a proud comeback with its vibrant art scene, stylish hideaways and delicious eateries.


Lying in southwest Rwanda, Nyungwe Forest is a wildlife haven and hiker’s paradise.

One of Rwanda’s most important areas of biodiversity and home to hundreds of incredible plant, bird, butterfly and mammal species, Nyungwe Forest is the remote and undiscovered area many only dream of.  Listen to birds caw from the wild branches, watch chimpanzees swing from the vines below and breathe in the fresh air of this little known but infinitely rewarding holiday destination.

Volcanoes National Park

Sitting peacefully in northwest Rwanda, this is one of the best places in the world to trek with mountain gorillas.

Running along the border with Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, Volcanoes National Park plays home to 62 square miles of verdant rainforest. Encompassing five of the eight volcanoes that sit in the Virunga Mountains, our skilled tracker will take you to the best spot along the slopes to trek with Rwanda’s mountain gorillas, before weaving through the bamboo forests in search of elusive (and playful) golden monkeys.

One&Only Nyungwe House, Nyungwe Forest National Park

Shrouded in mist, One&Only Nyungwe House emerges as a blissful sanctuary in the Rwandan hillsides. Surrounded by ancient forest on one side and a working…
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One&Only Gorilla's Nest, Volcanoes National Park

Whilst the name One&Only Gorilla's Nest will leave you in no doubt as to the draw of this luxurious mountain lodge, stepping inside to the…
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Singita Kwitonda Lodge, Volcanoes National Park

A unique feat of contemporary architecture, nestled amid the lush landscapes of Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park, Singita Kwitonda Lodge is redefining the gorilla tracking experience.…
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