Highlights of Rwanda

Nyungwe Forest & Volcanoes National Park
6 nights private tour from $15,400 per person

Embark on a Rwandan adventure and have incredible encounters with two of the world's great ape species; mountain gorillas and chimpanzees. Travel in to the heart of the lesser known Nyungwe Forest in search of the resident chimpanzee community before traveling up to the misty valleys of Volcanoes National Park and watch a gorilla family feed and play amongst the lush green fern.

Highlights of Rwanda
At a glance
  • Go in search of chimpanzees, birds and other primate species in Nyungwe Forest

  • Indulge in a variety of wellness experiences in the heart of Nyungwe Forest

  • Come fact to face with the endangered mountain gorillas on a gorilla trekking experience

Journey highlights
  • Go in search of chimpanzees, birds and other primate species in Nyungwe Forest

  • Indulge in a variety of wellness experiences in the heart of Nyungwe Forest

  • Come fact to face with the endangered mountain gorillas on a gorilla trekking experience

Our tailor made journeys include:
  • Your dedicated Travel Consultant who will take care of arrangements
  • Private international airport transfers in destination
  • Your own private, English-speaking local guides
  • Unique experiences, hand-picked by our Journeys team
  • Entrance to must-see local sites
  • Dedicated 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • Complimentary access to My Scott Dunn – industry-leading travel app providing pre-departure information and in-journey support

When to visit

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Rwanda can be visited at any time of year. There are two annual rainy seasons: the big rains which last from mid-February to the beginning of June, and the small rains from mid-September to mid-December. Rainfall, especially over the mountains, is heavy during these two periods, particularly from March to May. The long dry season, June to September, is the best time for tracking gorillas in the Volcanoes National Park and for hiking in Nyungwe Forest Reserve.


Price Guide: (per person based on double occupancy and excludes international flights)

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  • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
  • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
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June $17,000 $4,300 plan your trip
July $17,000 $4,300 plan your trip
August $17,000 $4,300 plan your trip
September $17,000 $4,300 plan your trip
October $15,400 $3,900 plan your trip
November $15,400 $3,900 plan your trip
December $15,400 $3,900 plan your trip
January $17,000 $4,300 plan your trip
February $17,000 $4,300 plan your trip
March $15,400 $3,900 plan your trip
April $15,400 $3,900 plan your trip
  • May
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    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $15,400
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    $3,900
  • June
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    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $17,000
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    $4,300
  • July
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    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $17,000
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    $4,300
  • August
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $17,000
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    $4,300
  • September
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $17,000
    Deposit from*
    $4,300
  • October
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $15,400
    Deposit from*
    $3,900
  • November
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $15,400
    Deposit from*
    $3,900
  • December
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $15,400
    Deposit from*
    $3,900
  • January
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $17,000
    Deposit from*
    $4,300
  • February
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $17,000
    Deposit from*
    $4,300
  • March
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $15,400
    Deposit from*
    $3,900
  • April
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $15,400
    Deposit from*
    $3,900
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Itinerary

Fly into Kigali
Day 1-4

Nyungwe Forest National Park

Upon arrival into Kigali you will be met and driven down to the vast Nyungwe Forest. Here, you will stay nestled alongside the ancient rainforest within the rolling fields of an expansive working tea plantation. The next three days will offer an exclusive introduction to the vibrant culture of Rwanda along with the fascinating wildlife. Enjoy a variety of curated immersive experiences from wild chimpanzee trekking, to spellbinding nature walks along the jungles canopy bridge, birding experiences and hikes filled with close encounters and awe-inspiring views. When you are not exploring this wildlife haven, learn more about the inner workings of a tea plantation or indulge in a variety of massage treatments in the blissful spa.

Accommodation: One&Only Nyungwe House ( 3 nights )
Day 4-7

Virungas and northern Rwanda

This morning you will drive from the forest to an airstrip that will fly you back to Kigali. You will be met on arrival and taken on a tour of this up and coming city with the option to visit the Genocide Museum. The main event of any trip to Rwanda is of course the gorilla trek. Wake up early, enjoy a hearty breakfast and then set off on this bucket list adventure. Your trek will take you through a patchwork of agricultural land before entering the National Park, here you will battle dense jungle vegetation in search of your designated gorilla family. A trek to the gorillas is breath-taking in more ways than one, the hike can be exerting but it is completely worth your efforts once you are face to face with a large silver back or a playful baby gorilla. During your three nights stay you will gain a further insight into the local culture of those living on the boarder of the national park with a visit to a local community, and there is the option to trek in search of the elusive golden monkeys which are endemic to this region of the world.

Accommodation: Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge ( 3 nights )
Fly from Kigali
We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you.
Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your holiday.

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When to visit

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Best time to visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit

Rwanda can be visited at any time of year. There are two annual rainy seasons: the big rains which last from mid-February to the beginning of June, and the small rains from mid-September to mid-December. Rainfall, especially over the mountains, is heavy during these two periods, particularly from March to May. The long dry season, June to September, is the best time for tracking gorillas in the Volcanoes National Park and for hiking in Nyungwe Forest Reserve.

Highlights of Rwanda
Highlights of Rwanda

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itineraryis a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation.

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  • Every itinerary is crafted from scratch, based around exactly what’s important to you
  • Packed full of unique experiences, hand-picked by our journeys team
  • Expert local guides enrich your experience in every destination
  • Your own dedicated Travel Specialist who will take care of every detail of your trip
  • We have a 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • We offer flexibility and financial protection to give you total peace of mind

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