Rwanda

THE LAND OF A THOUSAND HILLS IS PACKED WITH LUSH SCENERY AND THE MAJESTIC GORILLA

Africa + Indian Ocean

Rwanda

Gorilla Trekking, Primeval Forests, Bird Spotting and fascinating culture

Why take a tailor-made holiday to Rwanda?

Rwanda is truly beautiful, with its jungle-smothered volcanoes, its hills and valleys covered in a dense patchwork of banana, maize, sorghum and tea plantations, and its gorgeous lakes and rivers, Rwanda overflows with tropical lushness.

As well as being home to the largest and most easily accessible mountain gorilla population in the Parc National des Volcans, Rwanda has teeming bird-life in the magnificent rainforests of Nyungwe, as well as wide-open plains with a completely different ecosystem.

Now well into the healing process since the genocide of 1994, Rwanda’s people have created a remarkable museum as a “never-again” reminder; to visit it is a deeply moving and very worthwhile experience. In the capital, Kigali, and other towns, a raft of new places to stay, eat, drink and dance have created a real buzz – enhanced by the Rwandans’ great love of life.

What is the accommodation like in Rwanda?

There are some new, stylish lodges and camps are beginning to be developed but it's still a place where expert guidance is essential and the more adventurous traveller will be happiest.

When should I visit Rwanda?

Rwanda is best visited in December through March and July through to October

All itineraries are individually designed but as a guideline we can arrange four days in Rwanda from £2500 per person excluding flights.

WHAT OTHER PEOPLE SAY
“It was absolutely fantastic. Every location exceeded our expectations, we only wish it was all a bit longer.”

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For over 20 years we have been creating the best luxury tailor-made holidays, we know our countries inside and out and really know how to get under the skin of each one and the best way to experience them.

Genocide memorial

Visit the Genocide memorial in Rwanada

The Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre, in Kigali, Rwanda, commemorates the Rwandan genocide in 1994. Opened in 2004 to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the start of the genocide the center is used to remember, learn and prevent anything like this happening again. We highly recommend anyone travelling to Rwanda visits the center to gain a better understanding of the struggles this nation has had to face.

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volcanoes national park

Volcanos of Rwanda

The Parc National des Volcans is in North West Rwanda, known for its beautiful Virunga volcanoes and as the habitat of the impressive mountain gorilla. An area comprising 6 extinct and 3 active volcanoes, established as a National Park to protect the wildlife of the Virunga mountain range. There are currently 7 habituated gorilla families of varying sizes, which are spread around the Park. Some are typically harder to get to than others but observing these amazing creatures is more than worth the sometime strenuous walk.

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Itineraries

The creation of each individual itinerary starts with a client’s dream.  In discussion we translate these initial desires and aspirations into our vision of the best achievable holiday. Our meticulous planning and love of our destinations ensure that we create once-in-a-lifetime experiences. We promise you precious and everlasting memories.

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visit the gorillas in Rwanda

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Reviews

At c+l, we have no vested interest in the hotels and lodges which we select - we review everything and choose the best for a particular client. And because we visit our three regions on a regular basis and have details conversations with over 90% of our clients on their return, our choices can be refined continually. The choice of what is best for the client is our only consideration

SABINYO LoDGE

Gorilla trekking lodge Rwanda

A small, intimate lodge situated close to the gorilla trekking HQ. The managers will welcome you into their home as you sit back and enjoy the magnificent views of  the Virunga Volcano range.

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VIRUNGA LODGE

gorilla trekking holiday Rwanda luxury mountain lodge

Arrive in style, landing on the lodge’s helipad, you will feel like you are on top of the world at Virunga Lodge. Watching the mist clear as a new day begin is quite magical.

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