Rwanda’s Gorillas & Lakes


Safari Overview

This six-day itinerary introduces you to some of the most beautiful areas in Rwanda and allows you to be privy to one of the world’s most profound wildlife encounters.

Start your adventure at a luxurious hotel set along one of Kigali’s most charming boulevards. Kigali Serena Hotel’s relaxed and welcoming atmosphere will provide a wonderful introduction to Rwanda, before you head out for a guided city tour of the capital city. Here, you’ll visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial, a poignant place of remembrance and learning.

Next stop is Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, located in the foothills of one of the volcanic mountains that make up the Virunga Massif and a ten-minute drive to the main entrance of the Volcanoes National Park. Home to about half of the mountain gorillas left on Earth, Volcanoes is a sanctuary in which you’re able to spend time with these critically endangered primates. This gorilla safari in Rwanda gives you the rare privilege of observing the everyday interactions of these vulnerable gorillas – arguably one of Africa’s most soul-stirring wildlife experiences.

Crown your once-in-a-lifetime gorilla trekking trip with some fabulous R&R at a luxurious hotel situated on the shores of Lake Kivu. A destination of astonishing beauty where the sparkling waters of Africa’s sixth largest lake meet pristine beaches flanked by swaying palm trees.



  • Guided city tour of Kigali
  • Spend time with endangered gorillas in Volcanoes National Park
  • Stay at a luxury hotel on the shores of Lake Kivu
  • Activities like boat cruises, kayaking and mountain biking
  • Comfortable road transfers through Rwanda’s picturesque landscapes

After landing at Kigali International Airport, you will be welcomed by your guide who will transfer you to Kigali Serena Hotel. Located in a secure neighbourhood just a five-minute walk from the city centre, Serena’s design seamlessly blends contemporary five-star comfort with rich Rwandan heritage, art and culture. Spend the day at leisure to prepare for your once-in-a-lifetime gorilla trekking adventure.

After breakfast the next morning, you’ll embark on a guided city tour of Kigali and visit the Genocide Memorial for a sense of Rwanda’s turbulent history, followed by lunch at a local restaurant. You will then be transferred north, making your way through beautiful, terraced hillsides as you gradually ascend the base of the spectacular Virunga Volcanoes. You’ll arrive at and check in to Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, located in the foothills of a volcanic mountain and a short drive from the main entrance of Volcanoes National Park.


  • Intercamp transfers
  • Scheduled activities


  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature