Classic Rwanda - Tailor Made Private Guided Safari

This tour showcases the best that Rwanda has to offer from National Parks and game viewing to cultural encounters. Accommodation can be chosen according to your preference, though many lodges are small and availability may be the deciding factor.

Highlights * Gorillas & Chimpanzees * Game Drives * Lake Kivu * Kigali * Mountains & Forests


Arrive in Kigali for an overnight stay.

DAYS 2-3

Journey south with your driver-guide to Huye, often still referred to locally by its colonial name, Butare. Known as Rwanda’s cultural heart, Huye, is the country’s second city and home of the National Museum. Continue on to Nyungwe National Park for a 2 night stay. A highlight of your stay here is the opportunity to go chimpanzee tracking in one of Africa’s oldest rainforests. The chimps are known to move around so a degree of physical fitness is required. We also recommend the canopy walk for some incredible views over the mountainous forest.

DAYS 4-5

Drive to Lake Kivu for 2 nights in the resort town of Rubavu (also referred to as Gisenyi). Lake Kivu has a beautiful setting, enclosed by steep, green terraced hills and lined with sandy beaches and palm trees. Relax by the pool or take to the water – boat cruises and canoeing are available locally (charges apply).

DAYS 6-7

It’s a relatively short drive to Volcanoes National Park, home of Rwanda’s Mountain Gorillas where a holiday highlight awaits. Rise early and trek into the hills to locate and observe a gorilla family. So closely related to ourselves, it’s a privilege to watch these endangered primates in their natural habitat, from the chief Silverback and black backs down to the newest arrivals - an unforgettable, goose-bump moment.

DAYS 8-9

Drive through the hills to Kigali, for a city tour and visit to the remarkable Genocide Memorial, before heading onto Akagera National Park. Stay for 2 nights and enjoy the park’s safari experience on game drives.

DAY 10

Return to Kigali for a final overnight stay.

This is a sample itinerary designed to fit with the direct flights from the UK. It can be personalised for your requirements and combined with further safaris in Kenya or Tanzania. As gorilla permits sell out many months in advance, we recommend booking early.

For your personalised quotation, please contact the African Pride team on 01904 619428 or email:

See page 139 of the African Pride 2020-21 brochure