Ultimate Rwanda: Roaming with Endangered Wildlife

We cannot get enough of Rwanda. Offering an entirely different spin on an African safari to its other sub-Saharan neighbours, it never ceases to amaze. The undisputed Gorilla capital of Africa, spend eight nights exploring this remarkable country and getting up close and personal with fascinating wildlife. On this luxury adventure, you’ll explore Kigali’s colorful past, present and future, as well as hike over volcanic peaks and past shimmering lakes to discover rare wildlife such as the iconic and endangered Mountain Gorillas. But it’s not just about seeing wildlife in Rwanda, but protecting it too as we introduce you to the important conservation work that is being done here to protect this beautiful country.

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Cosmopolitan Kigali

The capital of Rwanda, Kigali has a short but rich history and on a private city tour, you’ll discover the lesser known side of this African city. Whether visiting the Kigali Genocide Memorial Center, the Kandt Natural History Museum – or the crafts centers and curio shops, there is something here for everyone. Get a real taste for Kigali with lunch at one of the many local restaurants, before leaving the buzz of the city for the serenity of the mountains.

The Volcanoes of Virunga

Overlooking the volcanic peaks of the Volcanoes National Park and the shimmering lakes of Ruhondo and Bulera, a whole raft of activities awaits you at Virunga Lodge. On arrival, you’ll set off on a kayak tour of the lakes, where you’ll also have the opportunity for a refreshing swim, before a leisurely cycle through the lakeside communities on the shores of Lake Kivu. From Virunga, you’ll also venture into the highland bamboo forests that the critically endangered golden monkeys call their home. Following trails with expert trackers, you’ll spend some time with these playful primates as they frolic through everyday life, oblivious to their audience.

The King of the Jungle

At Bisate Lodge, you’ll get closer to local communities and majestic wildlife than ever before. Gorilla tracking is one of the most rewarding and exclusive wildlife experiences out there as you immerse yourself in the mysterious intimacy of the rainforest and weave through overhanging vines to observe majestic Silverbacks and their families in their natural habitat. But to give it that added dimension, we’ll also arrange for you to go in the company of a local gorilla doctor, working as part of the Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project, who can share their knowledge on gorilla behaviours and conservation.

Bisate Lodge is not only luxurious but also retains strong environmental and cultural links and so, during your stay, you’ll also have the opportunity to participate in the tree planting scheme, spend the afternoon at the Sabyinyo Community Association and visit the Iby’wacu cultural village for an insightful look into Rwanda’s conservation efforts.