Travelers - Family

Style - Adventurous

Destinations - Rwanda

Accommodations - Under Canvas

Budget - around $10,000 per person

Duration - Less than 10 nights

Month - August

Gateway - Kigali


Repeat travelers with Next Adventure, this family of 4 adults wanted us to plan them a short trip that focused solely on the country of Rwanda and its prolific populations of great apes and monkeys. Inspired by the notion of exploring Rwanda for more than just the country’s well-known appeals, we composed an itinerary that did not concentrate on big game wildlife viewing but rather primate treks and afternoon forest walks.

The family had a staging night in Kigali upon arrival, followed by a morning flight to Kamembe and a drive to Nyungwe National Park. During their 3 nights, they enjoyed a Canopy Walk above the tree tops of the Nyungwe Forest, both Chimpanzee and Black & White Colobus Monkey treks, and afternoon forest and birding walks. Next they enjoyed 3 nights in Volcanoes National Park where they got to experience two Gorilla treks sojourned by a Golden Monkey trek and a coffee tour. This family had one final night in Kigali that included a City Tour and Genocide museum visit, completing a full circuit of the country of Rwanda

Itinerary in Brief

  • Aug 24: Arrive in Kigali, transfer to Hotel (1 night)
  • Aug 25: Scheduled flight to Kamembe, road transfer to Hotel in Nyungwe National Park (3 nights), afternoon canopy walk
  • Aug 26: Morning Chimpanzee Trekking and afternoon at leisure
  • Aug 27: Morning Black-and-White Colobus Trekking and afternoon at leisure
  • Aug 28: Scheduled flight to Kigali, transfer to Volcanoes National Park, check in to Lodge (3 nights)
  • Aug 29: First Mountain Gorilla Trekking and afternoon at leisure
  • Aug 30: Golden Monkey Trekking and afternoon at leisure
  • Aug 31: Second Mountain Gorilla Trekking, transfer back to Kigali (1 night)
  • Sept 1: Morning City Tour and Genocide Memorial, dayroom at Hotel, transfer to Kigali International Airport for international departure

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