The New Africa
Rwanda has made incredible strides since its virtual implosion in 1994. Its cities boast broad, newly paved boulevards lined with flowerbeds and parkland, yet its still Africa to the core—with colourful costumes, music, and vibrant markets all around. Immaculate villages and lush fields abound, verdant tea plantations spread over the hilly countryside: everything is green and growing. It is the ‘land of a thousand hills,’ and home to the endangered Silverback Gorillas. Join B&R for a firsthand look at this remarkable country.
This is a signature B&R Walking trip—expertly guided, small groups, premium hotels.
Kigali to Kigali
8 Days / 7 Nights
Price per person from: $8,995
Single supplement: $600
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Day by Day
Visit the highlights of Kigali—museums, markets and the genocide memorial. Enjoy cocktails at "Hotel Rwanda," Hotel des Milles Collines with a special guest and genocide survivor.
Fly south to the Nyungwe Forest Lodge and the surrounding National Park. Visit a local tea plantation before kicking back and relaxing at Rwanda's only five-star property outside of Kigali.
Bask in the natural wonders of Rwanda, exploring the forest canopy and searching for the famous Colobus monkey amongst other animals!
Board our private boat this morning as we head north on Lake Kivu taking in coffee farms and remote islands along the way, complete with a bat colony.
Walk straight out of the hotel for a spectacular coastal hike passing fishermen working from their dugout canoes, before visiting an orphanage in the afternoon.
Head to the Volcanoes National Park and hike through the research centre, Karisoke Research Park, made famous by Dian Fossey. Relax this afternoon in our cottage-style lodge in the mountains.
Wake up before dawn for a full morning of gorilla tracking in the reserve—truly a life-changing experience. Hike the dense jungle at 7000ft of elevation.
En route to Kigali visit a former poacher village, before farewells at the airport.
Kigali Serena Hotel, Kigali
The premier property in the capital, the Kigali Serena Hotel offers comfortable rooms with modern amenities such as business centre and WiFi, as well as more traditional ones like swimming pool and health club. Its best feature, however, may be its location, in a quiet area that is also convenient to the airport, historical district and bustling commercial areas. View hotel website »
Nyungwe Forest Lodge, Gisakura
This lodge is Rwanda’s only 5-star accommodation outside the capital. Built to blend in with the surrounding environment, the lodge is situated in a tea plantation on the edge of the Nyungwe closed canopy rain forest. Its 24 spacious guest rooms all face the forest and offer full amenities. The hotel is also known for its top-notch service and comfortable public spaces. View hotel website »
Lake Kivu Serena Hotel, Gisenyi
Located on the white sandy shores of Lake Kivu, the sixth largest lake in Africa, and surrounded by tropical gardens, the tastefully open-plan Lake Kivu Serena Hotel offers a luxurious and relaxing stay. Within several hours drive of both the Rwandan capital and the glorious Volcanoes National Park, it overlooks its own private beach and offers 66 spacious guestrooms. View hotel website »
Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge
A member of the famed Governors Camp group, this nine-room luxurious outpost is situated in the foothills of the mighty Virungas, affording wonderful views of the volcanoes and the surrounding countryside. Guest cottages have been beautifully constructed and appointed, and the lodge is the perfect base from which to explore this unique and fascinating corner of Africa. View hotel website »
This trip is rated Moderate. This trip has a wide variety of types of walks. We cover everything from a paved, urban stroll through Kigali to coastal hikes around Gisenyi. Our most challenging hike is on Day 7, while gorilla spotting on the slopes of Volcanoes National Park.
Walking Sticks &
Included with all walking trips are Leki telescoping walking sticks and custom-made padded hip holsters, which comfortably carry one full half-litre water bottle. And while the walking sticks get “recycled” for use by another B&R traveller, the holsters are yours to keep at trip’s end.
- All hotel accommodation
- All meals, including beverages
- Services of B&R guide and local guide
- All special events and private tours
- Detailed maps, route suggestions and water bottle
- All baggage transportation
- All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off, including comfortable 4x4’s for longer distances
- All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service
At Your Service
We take pride in choosing guides who are not only exceptional travelling companions, but who’ll go far beyond the call of duty to ensure an unforgettable experience.
"An unforgettable trip in a country with a turbulent past and a bright future–made possible by the incredible Rwandans we encountered during the trip. Africa seen differently."
— Megan Bowen,
Rwanda Walking 2011
Notes from the Road
- Rwanda: A Powerful Spirit“It was like, ‘Kaboom,’” Joan Gilroy recalls. A seasoned traveller, Joan always looks forward to the arrival of the B&R brochure, where she can get a sense for the destinations on offer each year. But when an email entitled “Rwanda …
- An Insider’s ItineraryThe gift of travel is that it is never the same experience twice, whether we return to a favourite and familiar locale or fly off to a completely foreign destination on a whim. Rather, it is the romance of wanderlust, …
- Remarkable RwandaWhen B&R asked me to put together a unique African experience in Rwanda for a trip, they didn’t need to ask twice: I’ve long believed this extraordinary country—far removed from its politically tumultuous history—will be the new, hot destination in A …
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