At B&R we make it incredibly easy for you to journey with your friends, family, colleagues or on your own. Create your own private trip by taking over one of our dates—or we can request a fresh one. Prices are sliding scale to suit the number of travellers. Interested in tweaking the itinerary? We can do that too. Ask us for details!
The right number of like-minded travellers to make new friends.
Your dates. Your group. Our expertly-designed itinerary.
Tailored to your interests, a bespoke travel experience.
Combines the hallmarks of any B&R itinerary (excellent hotels and beautiful routes) with the freedom of pacing each day exactly the way you like.
Throughout the day, a knowledgeable local guide provides insider access and expert tips. At night, you can explore and dine on your own.
Our B&R guides are with you throughout, anticipating needs, translating languages, providing advice and—above all—facilitating fun.
We use premium hotels that are unique expressions of the region. Often they’ve had a previous life as a monastery or a castle, but in every case they offer an exceptionally comfortable stay.
These are stylish 4-star properties that offer a casual and comfortable stay. Often without a 24-hour concierge or room service, they tend to be smaller family-run hotels that are perfect for the region.
“I can’t say I really ‘work out,’ but I’m in good shape and am relatively active.”
“I enjoy a good walk or ride, and feel comfortable while on the move.”
“I get moving at least once a week, and don’t mind a little sweat.”
“I get moving a few times per week and enjoy some exertion.”
“I want to feel invigorated each day and going hard is how I like to do that.”
Contemporary Rwanda is a country moored by its recent past, yet firmly set on its future. Everywhere you look, the country is churning and forward-looking. With this influx of optimism the exceptional beauty of Rwanda has never been more intriguing: cloud forests that house some of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas, burgeoning coffee production which carpets the hills with shiny green leaves as far as the eye can see, incredible mountain ranges comprised of volcanoes, National Parks ripe for discovery, hidden inland beaches—and most importantly, people who are welcoming and eager to share the story of their country and their resiliency.
Trip designed by Travel Expert Christine TuckerView Christine’s Profile
Converted from USD based on the latest exchange rate. Final amount and payment will be in USD. Final conversion rate is determined by your bank.
Kigali to Kigali request a
Ready for Adventure?
Simply fill out this form to view the itinerary. We’ll also email you a copy so you can refer back to it later.
Select Your Trip Dates
Go with the right number of like-minded travellers to make new friends.
Limited Space / Waitlist
This departure is either sold out or almost fully booked but with deposit we will request additional rooms from our hotels where possible.
Rwanda WalkingBOOK NOW
Your private Rwanda Walking trip
* Trip elements may be adjusted on smaller group sizes.
Have a custom trip designed exactly to your interests. Like a tailor making a bespoke suit, it will fit you perfectly.
Our Bespoke trip designers are a talented bunch who can craft unforgettable experiences for your specific group—and working within your needs and budget.
Get in touch with a Trip Designer to begin planning your perfect vacation.REQUEST A QUOTE
Day by Day
Arrive to Kigali where you'll be greeted by a team to assist you through customs and visa purchase. Then onward to your hotel for an evening on your own.
Discover one of Kigali's oldest and most vibrant neighbourhoods by foot before visiting the Genocide Memorial Centre to understand the dark days of the 1994 Hutu-Tutsi conflict.
Head toward stunning Nyungwe Forest, a vast national park. In the afternoon you'll spend time at a nearby tea plantation garnering insight into the plant's cultivation before an infusion tasting on the premises.
Explore the largest protected high-altitude rainforest with remarkable diversity where you'll seek out a cheeky little friend—the Colobus monkey—a fascinating primate that is abundant in the park.
Move towards the coast of the jaw-dropping Lake Kivu. Along the way you'll stop to amble the Congo Nile Trail near Kibuye before arriving to your lunch spot.
Get into the bright green hillsides of the coffee plantations on today's walk exploring Rwanda's famed coffee washing stations.
Wander the majestic Virunga mountain range, comprised of a string of volcanoes. In the afternoon, experience Rwandan hospitality as you interact with local communities as you walk through the area.
Head into Volcanoes National Park where you'll be assigned an expert tracker and a Silverback gorilla family to seek out. The sight of the magnificent creatures—especially the young, when they make eye contact—is truly stirring.
Return to the park for an invigorating hike to Diane Fossy's gravesite. Later you'll explore the twin lakes: Lake Bulera and Lake Ruhondo. In this scenic spot steep, intensively farmed hills surround the dark blue waters—a truly enchanting scene.
Enjoy a relaxing morning around the lodge before you drive back to Kigali to connect with your departing flight.
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 »
One&Only Nyungwe House, Nyungwe National Park
Sink into the comfort of your secluded forest haven, brimming with sumptuous amenities, a crackling fireplace and vibrant artworks inspired by the natural beauty of Rwanda. Private and furnished balconies open up to the lush flora, perfect for spotting the wildlife roaming free. 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 »
Singita Kwitonda Lodge, Volcanoes National Park
Singita Kwitonda Lodge blends exceptional luxury with conservation. In this singular spot, guests can discover high-altitude cloud forests, trek Volcanoes National Park and come face-to-face with the endangered mountain gorilla. With an objective to maintain the biological integrity of 7,000 acres of land, Kwitonda Lodge is a modern example of conservation undertaken by both the lodge and local communities. View hotel website »
Beautiful scenery, great food, amazing history and charming people—I love it! There was no sense of tourism at all during the trip and we really got to see the country in a unique way.—Lisa Jackson
Trip was amazing and one of the biggest reasons was the guides. They were great as individuals but the relationships they had with one another contributed to the success of the trip. You could tell they really liked each other and enjoyed each other’s company.—Lori Landgarten
This trip is appropriate for travellers who take long walks once a week, and don’t mind a little sweat. It includes moderate to challenging walking on a variety of surfaces. On occasion the golden monkey & gorilla tracking can lead through untamed forest and steep, slippery terrain.
“I go on a long walk once a week, and I don’t mind a little sweat.”
Rolling terrain on a variety of surfaces. Most days, one or two steeper climbs to spectacular viewpoints or places of interest.Read more on our Activity Levels
What’s included? Everything you need. Plus everything you’d
want. Plus a few things you never knew you wanted ‘til you got them.
In a word: everything. In ninety words? Signature B&R guides; local experts; unique, unforgettable biking and walking routes; private tours; authentic local cuisine; lessons and demonstrations; local artisanal wines; wine tastings; all victuals and libations; all the endorphins you can handle; new insight; interesting, fun and like-minded travel companions; a feeling of total freedom. In short: an extraordinary, hassle-free journey of discovery.
- All hotel accommodation as indicated
- All meals as indicated
- Services of Rwandan National guide and support vehicle
- Golden Monkey Permit ($100 USD per person)
- All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off as specified in itinerary
- Gorilla permits ($1,500 USD per person / per trek)
Walking Sticks & Hip Holsters
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.
Sometimes your B&R trip simply isn’t long enough! Extend your stay for the best vacation possible. If you wish to spend a few days in region either before or after your official B&R trip, and need assistance making those plans, your B&R Travel Advisor can help.
Call us to create an independent travel experience that fits your needs—we can also arrange for a local guide.
Spend more time in Rwanda
If you would like to add on another night at Singita and a second gorilla trek please let us know at time of booking. If you'd like to extend your trip elsewhere, we recommend a trip to Akagera National Park for two or three nights. You’ll get a taste for a vastly varied landscape from the rest of Rwanda. In the 1990s the land here was nearly destroyed until a revival project proved that a bit of drive, education and dedication can bring places back from the brink. It's a beautiful compliment to the theme of our Rwanda Walking trip, where we investigate the revival of the mountain gorilla.
More Trip Inspiration
And your mind? Totally and utterly blown.
We craft extraordinary experiences, tailor made to meet
your every need, with every stitch of every day crafted
just the way you want it. Learn more about Bespoke