Vacation Itinerary: Premium Bespoke Luxury Inspiration
Destinations: Nairobi City, Kigali City and Volcanoes National Park
Private Dates: Departs daily – Inquire for availability.
Day One – Kigali City
Connect afternoon schedule flight from (Nairobi) Jomokenyatta International Airport to Kigali International Airport; The city of Kigali spreads out over several hills and valleys, sprawling across about four ridges and the city is located on one of these ridges hence the country of Rwanda has been called the “Land of a Thousand Hills” as much of the country is covered by rolling, grassy hills and there are also volcanic mountains in the northwestern part of the country. Upon arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will be met by our tours representative, outside the airport arrivals section and transferred to your hotel.
Kigali Serena BB or Flame Tree (BB)
Day Two – Kigali City/Volcanoes National Park
Breakfast will be served at the city hotel followed by city tour. The history of Rwanda dates back centuries, Kigali has been a part of it for 100 years. Founded in 1907 as a German settlement, Kigali did not become the capital until Rwanda’s independence in 1962 when it replaced the colonial seat of power in Butare. You will visit the Kandt museum, see old Kigali and the craft centers then visit the genocide memorial site. Learn about Rwanda’s history from pre-colonial times to the 1994 genocide; learn about other genocides in the world and how this country has dealt with that past. Tour more and see the new developments in Rwanda; the recovery has been incredible, a testament to humankind’s resilience. Lunch will be served in Kigali town. Later, depart by road to Ruhengeri. Its approximately 21/2 hrs driving time to get to Volcanoes National Park.
Mountain Gorilla Lodge or Similar (B.L.D)
Day Three: Volcanoes National Park – Gorilla Trek – Lake Kivu
Early breakfast will be served at the lodge; at 0620 hrs you will be transferred to the Volcanoes National Park HQs for your first day of trekking. Briefing by your trackers will follow then you will drive to the trail head for the start of your amazing Gorilla Tracking adventure. Porters may be hired for the trek to carry your backpack and gear. Trekking starts at the cultivated foothills of the Virunga’s and gets somehow immersed as you get higher. Later on you will get close with one of the Gorilla Families hence your dream safari comes true. After viewing the gorillas for an hour you will trek back to the starting point, you will be transferred to your lodge for lunch. There after depart from foothills of the volcanoes and drive to Lake Kivu Serena arriving in the Afternoon. The whole evening at leisure to enjoy optional activities offered at an extra cost.
Lake Kivu Serena or Similar (B.L.D)
Day Four: Depart
Breakfast will be served at the hotel, check out by 10:00am thereafter you will be transferred to Kigali International Airport to connect an afternoon flight to Nairobi – Kenya, Upon arrival at Nairobi International Airport, you will be met by our concierge team who has reserved a restaurant for your farewell dinner depending on your departure flight time. Later you will be transferred back to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to connecting your outbound flight back home.