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Rwanda Walking

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Trekking + walking

7 days

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Destinations: Nyungwe Forest National Park
Type of adventure: icon-16.png Trekking + walking
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 8495
Duration: 7 days
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  • Type
    Private
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    Scheduled

    The right number of like-minded travellers to make new friends.

    Private

    Your dates. Your group. Our expertly-designed itinerary.

    Custom

    Tailored to your interests, a bespoke travel experience.

  • Support
    Daytime Guided
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    Self-Guided

    Combines the hallmarks of any B&R itinerary (excellent hotels and beautiful routes) with the freedom of pacing each day exactly the way you like.

    Daytime Guided

    Throughout the day, a knowledgeable local guide provides insider access and expert tips. At night, you can explore and dine on your own.

    24/7 Guided

    Our B&R guides are with you throughout, anticipating needs, translating languages, providing advice and—above all—facilitating fun.

  • Hotels
    Signature
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    Signature

    We use premium hotels that are unique expressions of the region. Often they’ve had a previous life as a monastery or a castle, but in every case they offer an exceptionally comfortable stay.

    Bistro

    These are stylish 4-star properties that offer a casual and comfortable stay. Often without a 24-hour concierge or room service, they tend to be smaller family-run hotels that are perfect for the region.

  • Level
    Enthusiast
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    Occasional

    “I can’t say I really ‘work out,’ but I’m in good shape and am relatively active.”

    Recreational

    “I enjoy a good walk or ride, and feel comfortable while on the move.”

    Enthusiast

    “I get moving at least once a week, and don’t mind a little sweat.”

    Avid

    “I get moving a few times per week and enjoy some exertion.”

    Expert

    “I want to feel invigorated each day and going hard is how I like to do that.”

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Revel in Rwanda's revival

Perhaps best known today for its infamous recent history, Rwanda is now setting forth in a new direction. We pay respect to the country’s troubled past and then experience its forward-looking development. We explore the vibrant city of Kigali and diverse verdant countryside: mountain forests that are home to Silverback gorillas, tea and coffee plantations and lake islands with traditional fishing villages. Along the way we meet people who share with us their optimism of a new Africa: seamstresses proud of their colorful dress, reformed poachers making a living by productive, sustainable means and everyday people farming, planting coffee and tea, improving their situation in whatever means are presented. Everywhere there is determination to create a country that is peaceable, viable, and authentic—and remains true to what makes Rwanda a truly special place.

Trip designed by Travel Expert Michele Harvey TRIP DETAILS per person from $8,495 USD
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Based on 4 ppl double occupancy
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Day by Day

Welcome to Rwanda! Your guide and driver will meet you at the airport and drive you to the Kigali Serena Hotel, where your guide will host a short reception for you and discuss the upcoming day’s events and activities. They will be happy to make dinner suggestions and reservations for you!

After an early lunch in Kigali we’ll head to the airport for a short 25-minute flight to Cyangugu, on the shores of Lake Kivu. Our ultimate destination today is the stunning Nyungwe Forest, a vast national park that extends across the border into Burundi to the south. Visit a nearby tea plantation before embarking on a short walk this afternoon.

We dedicate the morning to the Colobus monkey, a particularly interesting primate species that is abundant in the Nyungwe Forest National Park. Return to the lodge for lunch before joining in on a forest-canopy walk to observe chimpanzees in the area.

Much of the day today is dedicated to exploring the shores of Lake Kivu, considered one of Africa’s “Great Lakes.” Take a morning drive to a coffee station for a firsthand lesson on one of the country’s major economic drivers. Later, undertake a village to village walk near Kibuye, overlooking the shoreline, islands and coves of this beautiful lake.

Journey to Ruhengeri Province and the Virunga Mountains this morning. Drive through the heart of the “Thousand Hills” stopping occasionally to visit roadside markets and along the way. Have a short visit at the ex-poacher’s village, offering interesting insights into traditional shelters, medicines, foods, and culture.

Rise early the next morning and follow expert trackers to see groups of Silverback gorillas, a truly life-changing experience. Return to the lodge in the early afternoon for some relaxation before continuing on a variety of activities including a beautiful walk on the shore of Lake Ruhondo, a boat trip on the lake or a visit to a farming village.

Return to Kigali this morning to visit the starkly moving Genocide Memorial Centre and the Hotel Mille Colline, also known as “Hotel Rwanda.” Later, explore the wonderfully clean and friendly downtown area, a colourful local arts and crafts centre and home of the Richard Kandt Natural History Museum.

After a final breakfast, your guide will return you to the Kigali International Airport for your onward flight. If you have an afternoon flight they will be happy to suggest some additional activities or events. Bon Voyage!

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What’s included? Everything you need. Plus everything you’d
want. Plus a few things you never knew you wanted ‘til you got them.

In a word: everything. In ninety words? Signature B&R guides; local experts; unique, unforgettable biking and walking routes; private tours; authentic local cuisine; lessons and demonstrations; local artisanal wines; wine tastings; all victuals and libations; all the endorphins you can handle; new insight; interesting, fun and like-minded travel companions; a feeling of total freedom. In short: an extraordinary, hassle-free journey of discovery.

  • All hotel accommodation
  • Meals where included with your accommodation
  • Alcohol where included with your accommodation
  • Services of Rwandan National guide(s) and support vehicles
  • All special events and private tours
  • All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off
  • All baggage transportation
All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Butterfield & Robinson
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