Rwanda - The land of a thousand hills

Rwanda is simply a magical country. It’s known as the Land of a Thousand Hills, so called because of its unique landscape of extinct volcanoes and grassy highlands. This lush landscape is home to the magnificent mountain gorilla, and is famous for its large number of sightings of this endangered species.

Why use us

  • All holidays are 100% tailor made and uniquely different from another.
  • Travel with experienced, experts who know Africa inside out.
  • Interact with local people and learn more about the country you are visiting.
  • See some amazing sights and wildlife parks that will take your breath away.
  • Accommodation ranges from luxurious to affordable meeting western standards.

Map of RwandaRwanda has the second largest number of mountain gorillas in Africa and so provides intrepid travellers the perfect setting of mountains and tropical terrain to go in search of this impressive primate.

Rwanda also provides an opportunity to glimpse chimpanzees and colobus monkeys in the Nyungwe National Park.

Kigali, the country’s capital is also well worth a visit with its amazing views over terraced hills, as well as housing the Kigali Memorial Centre, documenting the atrocities of the civil war in 1994.

 

Key highlights of your trip:


  • Visit Kigali and Genocide Museum

  • Mountain gorilla trekking

  • Volcanoes National Park

  • Mountain climbing

  • Visit Lake Kivu

  • Akagera National Park

  • Visit orphanages in Kigali

  • Community projects in Kigali


Our concept of voluntouring, allowing the traveler to not only enjoy the delights of Africa, but also to volunteer on local community projects lies at the heart of Sandfield Travel. We have many rewarding projects in Rwanda to suit the tastes and skills of anyone wishing to give something back to this wonderful country.

SAMPLE ITINERARY

Rwanda Gorilla tracking Special


From £1500 per person

This is a short visit to Rwanda's Parc National des Volcans to see the gorillas. It makes a great add-on to a safari in Kenya or Tanzania or a beach extension to Zanzibar, but if you can, we recommend a slightly longer tour such as the Northern Rwanda: Gorillas & Kivu Private Tour.

Day 1 - Depart  to Rwanda - There many connection for Kigali Rwanda. BA, Kenya airways etc
Day 2 - Kigali
On arrival in Kigali, you will be met and assisted by your guide and driver who will transfer you to Musanze near Parc National des Volcans to stay 2 nights at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, all meals included (drive time approx 2½ hours). Mountain Gorilla View Lodge is a simple lodge within close reach of the main headquarters of Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park (Parc National de Volcans). The individual stone cottages are well spaced from each other with en suite facilities, set in lovely grounds with views of the Volcanoes. The main area has a bar and restaurant serving tasty meals using local ingredients. Do take warm clothes in winter months as these mountainous areas can get surprising cold for Africa.

Day 3 - Volcanoes National Park
After an early breakfast, you will be met by staff from ORTPN Park Headquarters. You will be briefed on appropriate conduct whilst gorilla trekking and then trackers will lead you into the forested slopes to seek one of the groups of Mountain Gorillas. Prepare yourself for you’re about to meet the relatives. Afternoon at leisure.

Day 4 - Volcanoes National Park & Kigali
Today you ca visit Dian Fosey’s memorial, trek to see the golden monkeys and or be driven to Lake Kivu to relax there. Make sure that you get to visit the cultural centres to learn more about this wonderful country.

Day 5 - After a morning city tour, you will be transferred to the airport to check in for your flight home.

Included: Prices includes a professional driver-guide, excursions and activities, one gorilla permit, park permits, accommodation three meals and mineral water.

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