6 DAYS LUXURY RWANDA SAFARI EXPERIENCE

Overview

This 6 days – 5-nights luxury safari takes you on an unforgettable journey through Rwanda’s stunning landscapes and wildlife. Start your adventure in Kigali, where you’ll stay at the luxurious The Retreat by Heaven. Then, take a helicopter transfer to the One&Only Gorilla’s Nest in Musanze, your base for exploring Volcanoes National Park trek to see the majestic mountain gorillas and playful golden monkeys, and visit the Ellen DeGeneres Campus of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund. Next, hop on a helicopter to Wilderness Magashi Camp in Akagera National Park, where you’ll have the chance to spot the Big Five on a thrilling game drive. End your trip with a helicopter transfer back to Kigali where you will be transferred to Kigali International Airport.

Highlights

  • Luxury accommodations at The Retreat by Heaven, One&Only Gorilla’s Nest, and Wilderness Magashi Camp
  • Helicopter transfers for a unique aerial perspective of Rwanda’s landscapes
  • Gorilla trekking and golden monkey trekking in Volcanoes National Park
  • Visit to the Ellen DeGeneres Campus of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund
  • Game drive in Akagera National Park to spot the Big Five

Itineraries

Day 1: Arrive in Kigali, Transfer to The Retreat by Heaven

Upon arrival at Kigali International Airport, you’ll be greeted by your guide and transferred to the luxurious Retreat Hotel in Kigali. Settle into your room and take some time to relax and unwind after your journey. The Retreat Hotel offers a range of amenities, including a spa, fitness center, and outdoor pool, ensuring a comfortable start to your safari adventure.

Day 2: Helicopter Transfer to One&Only Gorilla's Nest, Musanze

After breakfast, you’ll take a helicopter transfer from Kigali to the One&Only Gorilla’s Nest in Musanze. This scenic flight will give you a bird’s-eye view of Rwanda’s stunning landscapes. Upon arrival at the resort, check into your luxurious suite and take in the breathtaking views of the Virunga Mountains. Spend the rest of the day relaxing and exploring the resort’s facilities, which include a spa, fitness center, and outdoor pool.

Day 3: Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park

Rise early for your gorilla trekking experience in Volcanoes National Park. After a briefing at the park headquarters, you’ll set out on a trek through the lush forest to observe a habituated gorilla family. The trek can be challenging, but the reward of seeing these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat is truly unforgettable. Return to the One&Only Gorilla’s Nest in the afternoon, where you can relax and reflect on your incredible encounter with the gorillas.

Day 4: Golden Monkey Trekking & Dian Fossey Ellen DeGeneres Fund Visit

Today, you’ll have the opportunity to trek to see the rare and endangered golden monkeys in Volcanoes National Park. These playful primates are a joy to observe as they leap through the bamboo forests. After your golden monkey trekking experience, visit the Ellen DeGeneres Campus of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund. Learn about Dian Fossey’s groundbreaking research and conservation efforts, and explore the exhibits showcasing her work and life.

Day 5: Helicopter Transfer to Wilderness Magashi Camp, Akagera National Park

After breakfast, take a helicopter transfer from Musanze to Wilderness Magashi Camp in Akagera National Park. This scenic flight will give you a unique perspective of Rwanda’s diverse landscapes. Upon arrival at the camp, check into your luxury tent and take in the stunning views of the park. Spend the afternoon relaxing at the camp and embark on an enjoyable sunset boatride in Lake Ihema enjoying bird watching with over 550 species of birds, including unique species like the Shoebill and the Papyrus Gonolek, and observe aquatic life like hippos, crocodiles, which will be followed by a night game drive to spot nocturnal wildlife.

Day 6: Game Drive, Helicopter Transfer to Kigali Airport

Rise early for a game drive in Akagera National Park. Spot the Big Five, including lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants, and buffaloes, as well as a variety of other wildlife. Return to Wilderness Magashi Camp for relaxation overnight stay and dinner before taking a helicopter transfer back to Kigali International Airport for your departure flight.

  • Air transportation in a Helicopter
  • Ground transportation in a 4×4 vehicle
  • Soft drinks
  • Meals + accommodation
  • Park entrance fees
  • Gorilla permit
  • Golden Monkey permit
  • Kigali city tour
  • Driver guide service (English, French, Kinyarwanda)
  • Airfares & Rwanda Visa
  • Luxury drinks/Alcoholic drinks
  • Tips to local guides
  • Personal insurance and shopping
  • Umbrella
  • portable water bottle
  • Entrance Fees