Travaleur Safari - Volcanoes, Nyungwe & Kivu
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VOLCANOES, NYUNGWE & KIVU

  • See mountain gorillas and golden monkeys
  • Visit Nyungwe's canopy walk and treetops
  • Explore the Dian Fossey Research center
  • Enjoy a boat trip to Lake Kivu's islands
  • 7 DAYS
    7 DAYS
  • TAILOR-MADE
    TAILOR-MADE

Trip Overview

HIGHLIGHTS

  • See mountain gorillas and golden monkeys
  • Visit Nyungwe's canopy walk and treetops
  • Explore the Dian Fossey Research center
  • Enjoy a boat trip to Lake Kivu's islands

KEY DETAILS

  • Duration
    7 days
  • Travel style
    Tailor-made

Itinerary & Accommodation

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DELUXE
COMFORT
PREMIUM
DELUXE
Day 1
Kigali
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Park Inn by Radisson
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Mille Collines Hotel
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Retreat by Heaven
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Day 2
Nyungwe National Park
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Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel
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Kivu Marina Bay Hotel
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Nyungwe House
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Day 3
Nyungwe National Park
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Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel
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Kivu Marina Bay Hotel
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Nyungwe House
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Day 4
Lake Kivu
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Lake Kivu Serena Hotel
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Lake Kivu Serena Hotel
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Lake Kivu Serena Hotel
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Day 5
Volcanoes National Park
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Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel
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Virunga Lodge
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Bisate Lodge
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Day 6
Volcanoes National Park
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Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel
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Virunga Lodge
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Bisate Lodge
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Day 7
Kigali
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This itinerary is one of our most popular tours as it highlights some of the top sites in the region.
Choose to book this routing or have us Tailor-Make your journey to suit your needs and interests.

About your accommodation
COMFORT
PREMIUM
DELUXE
Comfort Package
Park Inn by Radisson
Park Inn by Radisson

With a convenient city-centre location, the Park Inn by Radisson Kigali offers 161 rooms and suites within easy reach of the main tourist sites of Kigali.

Property Facilities: Bar / Lounge, Gym, Pool, Restaurant, Safety Deposit Box, Sauna, WiFi (Complimentary)

Room Facilities: Air Conditioning, Bathroom (Private), Disabled Rooms (on request), Electrical Outlets, Fan, Fireplace, Hair Dryer, Iron / Ironing Board (on request), Laundry (Fee), Mini Bar, Room Service, Safe, Tea / Coffee, Television, WiFi (Complimentary)

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Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel
Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel

Enjoying breath-taking views over the forest, Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel offers 12 cottages situated near the attractions of Nyungwe National Park.

Property Facilities: Bar / Lounge, Restaurant, Safety Deposit Box, WiFi (Complimentary)

Room Facilities: Bathroom (Private), Balcony / Deck, Electrical Outlets, Fireplace, Hair Dryer, Laundry (Fee), Room Service, Safe, WiFi (Complimentary)

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Lake Kivu Serena Hotel
Lake Kivu Serena Hotel

Boasting panoramic lake views, the Lake Kivu Serena Hotel offers 66 rooms along the sandy palm-lined beach of Gisenyi.

Property Facilities: Activities, Bar / Lounge, Beach, Gym, Pool, Restaurant, WiFi (Complimentary)

Room Facilities: Air Conditioning, Bathroom (Private), Balcony / Deck, Electrical Outlets, Hair Dryer, Laundry (Fee), Room Service, Safe, Tea / Coffee, Television, WiFi (Complimentary)

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Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel
Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel

Just a short drive from Volcanoes National Park, Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel offers 8 rooms, a family suite and a manor house set amongst manicured gardens.

Property Facilities: Bar / Lounge, Pool, Restaurant, Safety Deposit Box, WiFi (Complimentary)

Room Facilities: Air Conditioning (on request), Bathroom (Private), Disabled Rooms (on request), Electrical Outlets, Hair Dryer, Laundry (Fee), Mini Bar, Room Service, Safe (on request), Tea / Coffee, Television, WiFi (Complimentary)

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Premium Package
Mille Collines Hotel
Mille Collines Hotel

Overlooking the hills of Kigali, the Mille Collines Hotel has 112 rooms conveniently located for exploring the Rwandan capital.

Property Facilities: Bar / Lounge, Pool, Restaurant, Spa, WiFi (Complimentary)

Room Facilities: Air Conditioning, Bathroom (Private), Balcony / Deck (on request), Disabled Rooms (on request), Electrical Outlets, Laundry (Fee), Mini Bar, Room Service, Safe, Television, WiFi (Complimentary)

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Kivu Marina Bay Hotel
Kivu Marina Bay Hotel

Featuring elevated views over Lake Kivu, the Kivu Marina Bay offers 79 rooms with close proximity to Nyungwe National Park.

Property Facilities: Bar / Lounge, Gym, Pool, Restaurant, Sauna, Spa, WiFi (Complimentary)

Room Facilities: Air Conditioning, Bathroom (Private), Balcony / Deck, Electrical Outlets, Laundry (Fee), Mini Bar, Safe, Tea / Coffee, Television, WiFi (Complimentary)

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Lake Kivu Serena Hotel
Lake Kivu Serena Hotel

Boasting panoramic lake views, the Lake Kivu Serena Hotel offers 66 rooms along the sandy palm-lined beach of Gisenyi.

Property Facilities: Activities, Bar / Lounge, Beach, Gym, Pool, Restaurant, WiFi (Complimentary)

Room Facilities: Air Conditioning, Bathroom (Private), Balcony / Deck, Electrical Outlets, Hair Dryer, Laundry (Fee), Room Service, Safe, Tea / Coffee, Television, WiFi (Complimentary)

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Virunga Lodge
Virunga Lodge

Perched high on a ridge overlooking Lakes Bulera and Ruhondo, Virunga Lodge features 10 bandas with sweeping views of the beautiful surrounds.

Property Facilities: Activities, Bar / Lounge, Restaurant, Spa, WiFi (Complimentary)

Room Facilities: Bathroom (Private), Balcony / Deck, Electrical Outlets, Fireplace, Hair Dryer, Laundry (Complimentary), Safe

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Deluxe Package
Retreat by Heaven
Retreat by Heaven

Moments from Kigali city centre, the Retreat by Heaven is an eco-friendly boutique property with 20 rooms built around a central swimming pool.

Property Facilities: Bar / Lounge, Gym, Pool, Restaurant, Sauna, Spa, WiFi (Complimentary)

Room Facilities: Air Conditioning, Bathroom (Private), Balcony / Deck, Disabled Rooms (on request), Electrical Outlets, Fan, Laundry (Fee), Mini Bar, Safe, Tea / Coffee, Television, WiFi (Complimentary)

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Nyungwe House
Nyungwe House

Set amongst a working tea plantation, Nyungwe House offers 22 rooms and suites boasting exceptional views of Nyungwe Forest.

Property Facilities: Activities, Bar / Lounge, Gym, Pool, Restaurant, Spa, WiFi (Complimentary)

Room Facilities: Bathroom (Private), Balcony / Deck, Electrical Outlets, Mini Bar, Tea / Coffee, Television, WiFi (Complimentary)

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Lake Kivu Serena Hotel
Lake Kivu Serena Hotel

Boasting panoramic lake views, the Lake Kivu Serena Hotel offers 66 rooms along the sandy palm-lined beach of Gisenyi.

Property Facilities: Activities, Bar / Lounge, Beach, Gym, Pool, Restaurant, WiFi (Complimentary)

Room Facilities: Air Conditioning, Bathroom (Private), Balcony / Deck, Electrical Outlets, Hair Dryer, Laundry (Fee), Room Service, Safe, Tea / Coffee, Television, WiFi (Complimentary)

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Bisate Lodge
Bisate Lodge

Blending into the forest with dramatic views towards Mount Bisoke, Bisate Lodge consists of 6 villas adjacent to Volcanoes National Park.

Property Facilities: Activities, Bar / Lounge, Restaurant, Wellness Treatments

Room Facilities: Bathroom (Private), Balcony / Deck, Electrical Outlets, Fan, Fireplace, Hair Dryer, Laundry (Complimentary), Mini Bar, Safe, Tea / Coffee, WiFi (Complimentary)

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Essential Info
COMFORT
PREMIUM
DELUXE
Comfort Package
    Included
    • Accommodation based on twin room sharing
    • Meals as per itinerary
    • Vehicle transfers as specified
    • English speaking guide(s) 
    • Activities as per itinerary
    • Entrance / Admission fees as per itinerary
    • Arrival and departure transfers on a group basis
    Excluded
    • All flights: international, domestic or regional, unless otherwise specified
    • Airport or departure taxes
    • Personal insurances
    • Any visas or travel permits required
    • Single room supplement
    • Late check out at properties
    • All drinks, unless otherwise specified
    • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
    • Tips and Gratuities
    • Expenditure of a personal nature
    • Optional excursions and activities
    • Arrival and departure transfers on a private basis
    General Information

    Climate

    • Rwanda has a year-round tropical highland climate. Temperatures vary by location and altitude, with little variation throughout the year. Rain is commonplace in Rwanda. The driest months are June to mid-September and the wettest from mid-February to May and mid-September to mid-December.
    • The dry season sees cloud cover and light rainfall. Roads and paths tend to be easier to navigate during this period.

    Language & Currency

    • The official languages of Rwanda are Kinyarwanda, French, English and Swahili. Nearly all Rwandans speak Kinyarwanda. French, English and Swahili are widely spoken and understood.
    • The local currency is the Rwandan franc, which divides into 100 centimes. US dollars are widely accepted; local currency is best for tipping and small purchases. Very few places accept credit cards outside of the major hotels in Kigali. Access to cash machines is available in most major towns, and exchanging currency can be done in banks and foreign exchange bureaus.

    Visa & Access

    • All foreign nationals require a visa for entry to Rwanda. Please check with your local Rwandan Embassy or our travel team for further information. Tourist visas can be obtained, on arrival, for travellers from the African Union, the Commonwealth of Nations and Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie at all ports of entry. For travellers of other nationalities, the Rwandan government has introduced an online ‘e-visa’ application system for obtaining tourist visas in advance of travel. Travellers who require a visa prior to arrival should carry a printed copy of their visa to present to immigration officials.
    • Kigali International Airport (KGL) is the primary airport serving Rwanda.

    Health

    • At least 6-8 weeks before departure, please visit your local health care provider or travel clinic for any vaccination requirements and to discuss any other potential health risks, such as malaria (where applicable). All travellers should ensure they have a comprehensive travel insurance policy in place.

    For any questions on Rwanda or your holiday, contact our travel team, who will happily assist you with any information you may require.

Premium Package
    Included
    • Accommodation based on twin room sharing
    • Meals as per itinerary
    • Vehicle transfers as specified
    • English speaking guide(s)
    • Activities as per itinerary
    • Entrance / Admission fees as per itinerary
    • Arrival and departure transfers on a group basis
    Excluded
    • All flights: international, domestic or regional, unless otherwise specified
    • Airport or departure taxes
    • Personal insurances
    • Any visas or travel permits required
    • Single room supplement
    • Late check out at properties
    • All drinks, unless otherwise specified
    • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
    • Tips and Gratuities
    • Expenditure of a personal nature
    • Optional excursions and activities
    • Arrival and departure transfers on a private basis
    General Information

    Climate

    • Rwanda has a year-round tropical highland climate. Temperatures vary by location and altitude, with little variation throughout the year. Rain is commonplace in Rwanda. The driest months are June to mid-September and the wettest from mid-February to May and mid-September to mid-December.
    • The dry season sees cloud cover and light rainfall. Roads and paths tend to be easier to navigate during this period.

    Language & Currency

    • The official languages of Rwanda are Kinyarwanda, French, English and Swahili. Nearly all Rwandans speak Kinyarwanda. French, English and Swahili are widely spoken and understood.
    • The local currency is the Rwandan franc, which divides into 100 centimes. US dollars are widely accepted; local currency is best for tipping and small purchases. Very few places accept credit cards outside of the major hotels in Kigali. Access to cash machines is available in most major towns, and exchanging currency can be done in banks and foreign exchange bureaus.

    Visa & Access

    • All foreign nationals require a visa for entry to Rwanda. Please check with your local Rwandan Embassy or our travel team for further information. Tourist visas can be obtained, on arrival, for travellers from the African Union, the Commonwealth of Nations and Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie at all ports of entry. For travellers of other nationalities, the Rwandan government has introduced an online ‘e-visa’ application system for obtaining tourist visas in advance of travel. Travellers who require a visa prior to arrival should carry a printed copy of their visa to present to immigration officials.
    • Kigali International Airport (KGL) is the primary airport serving Rwanda.

    Health

    • At least 6-8 weeks before departure, please visit your local health care provider or travel clinic for any vaccination requirements and to discuss any other potential health risks, such as malaria (where applicable). All travellers should ensure they have a comprehensive travel insurance policy in place.

    For any questions on Rwanda or your holiday, contact our travel team, who will happily assist you with any information you may require.

Deluxe Package
    Included
    • Accommodation based on twin room sharing
    • Meals as per itinerary
    • Local beer and wine at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge and One & Only Nyungwe Lodge (excl. imported and premium brand drinks)
    • Vehicle transfers as specified
    • English speaking guide(s)
    • Activities as per itinerary
    • Entrance / Admission fees as per itinerary
    • Arrival and departure transfers on a group basis
    Excluded
    • All flights: international, domestic or regional, unless otherwise specified
    • Airport or departure taxes
    • Personal insurances
    • Any visas or travel permits required
    • Single room supplement
    • Late check out at properties
    • All drinks, unless otherwise specified
    • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
    • Tips and Gratuities
    • Expenditure of a personal nature
    • Optional excursions and activities
    • Arrival and departure transfers on a private basis
    General Information

    Climate

    • Rwanda has a year-round tropical highland climate. Temperatures vary by location and altitude, with little variation throughout the year. Rain is commonplace in Rwanda. The driest months are June to mid-September and the wettest from mid-February to May and mid-September to mid-December.
    • The dry season sees cloud cover and light rainfall. Roads and paths tend to be easier to navigate during this period.

    Language & Currency

    • The official languages of Rwanda are Kinyarwanda, French, English and Swahili. Nearly all Rwandans speak Kinyarwanda. French, English and Swahili are widely spoken and understood.
    • The local currency is the Rwandan franc, which divides into 100 centimes. US dollars are widely accepted; local currency is best for tipping and small purchases. Very few places accept credit cards outside of the major hotels in Kigali. Access to cash machines is available in most major towns, and exchanging currency can be done in banks and foreign exchange bureaus.

    Visa & Access

    • All foreign nationals require a visa for entry to Rwanda. Please check with your local Rwandan Embassy or our travel team for further information. Tourist visas can be obtained, on arrival, for travellers from the African Union, the Commonwealth of Nations and Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie at all ports of entry. For travellers of other nationalities, the Rwandan government has introduced an online ‘e-visa’ application system for obtaining tourist visas in advance of travel. Travellers who require a visa prior to arrival should carry a printed copy of their visa to present to immigration officials.
    • Kigali International Airport (KGL) is the primary airport serving Rwanda.

    Health

    • At least 6-8 weeks before departure, please visit your local health care provider or travel clinic for any vaccination requirements and to discuss any other potential health risks, such as malaria (where applicable). All travellers should ensure they have a comprehensive travel insurance policy in place.

    For any questions on Rwanda or your holiday, contact our travel team, who will happily assist you with any information you may require.

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