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The Best of Rwanda

Volcanoes National Park, Nyungwe National Park, Kigali

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7 days


  • Stay in One & Only’s luxuriously unique Rwandan accommodation in the Volcanoes and Nyungwe National Parks
  • Track a family of endangered mountain gorillas through the volcanic mountain forest of the Volcanoes National Park 
  • Spot chimpanzees and colobus monkeys on a forest trail walk through the ‘Eden of Africa’
  • Embark on the Mount Bigugu trail to look over one of the Great African Lakes  – Lake Kivu
  • Harvest and brew your own traditional African tea at Nyungwe Lodge’s  Gisakura Tea Estate

What’s Included

  • 5 Nights All Inclusive
  • 1 Night Bed & Breakfast
  • Gorilla & Golden Monkey trek 
  • Chimpanzee Trek 
  • Canopy Walk 
  • Tour of Genocide Museum in Kigali 
  • Domestic Transfers 
  • International Economy Class Flights

Example Itinerary

Day 1-3


  • Track a family of Rwanda’s protected mountain gorillas to come face to face with these spectacular creatures
  • Be surrounded by the rolling volcanic mountains of the Volcanoes National Park

Discover the spectacular array of wildlife that call the Volcanoes National Park home during your stay at the luxury Gorilla’s Nest.

Begin your Rwanda adventure at the stylish One & Only Gorilla’s Nest, surrounded by a beautiful volcanic topography and eucalyptus groves. It is the closest lodge to the entrance of the Volcanoes National Park and therefore is the ultimate destination for gorilla treks through the historic rainforest. From here, you can track a family of endangered mountain gorillas, spot golden monkeys and over 300 different bird species trekking through the National Park. Gorilla’s Nest also offers guests the chance to visit a traditional Rwandan village to learn about local rural life, a wellness centre, infinity pool to unwind after your treks, and an open-air restaurant where guests can enjoy the surrounding volcanic landscape.

Day 3-6


  • Experience the only place in Rwanda that you can track chimpanzees at the Nyungwe National Park 
  • Embark on the Mount Bigugu walking trail over the highest peaks in the park to look out over the beautiful Lake Kivu

Spend three nights at Nyungwe House to discover the unique flora and fauna of the ‘Eden of Africa’. 

Transfer by helicopter to the One & Only Nyungwe House in the ancient rainforest of the Nyungwe National Park, known as the ‘Eden of Africa’. This forest is home to chimpanzees, twelve other primate species like the colobus monkeys, 300 species of birds and 100 species of orchids. Embark on a forest walk tailored to your needs to track the habituated chimpanzees or spot a rare Grauer’s rush warbler whilst walking across the canopy walk boardwalk high in the trees. We recommend the  Mount Bigugu trail that has impressive views over Lake Kivu – one of the Great African Lakes –  from its position in the peaks. The stunning Nyungwe House is set within rolling fields of a working tea plantation, where guests can enjoy a guided tea estate or unwind from their treks with a private yoga and meditation class at the spa.

Day 6-7

KIGALI, Rwanda

  • Visit the Kigali Genocide Museum to learn more about Rwanda’s turbulant past
  • Relax at the in-house spa to feel renewed before your international flight the following day 

Explore the fascinating and history-rich city of Kigali before your flight home.

Stay overnight at the luxurious Kigali Serena Hotel to explore the culture, heritage and traditions of Rwanda before flying home the following day. Take the chance to visit the Genocide Museum to learn about Rwanda’s turbulent past and how it has become a huge success story today. Unwind after your trekking adventures spotting the chimpanzees of Nyungwe to the Gorillas of the Volcanoes at the in-house spa before dining at one of Kigali Serena’s three restaurants.


We were so impressed with the standards here, particularly the level of service. The gorillas, of course blew us away and the whole trip was a truly spectacular wildlife experience.

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