Detailed day-by-day itinerary

KIGALI, Kigali Serena Hotel, SATURDAY 17 SEP 2022

Kigali Serena Hotel, formerly known as Kigali InterContinental Hotel, is a large, upmarket hotel with plenty of modern facilities. Located in Rwanda’s busy capital city, it is just 10km from Kigali International Airport.
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KIGALI, City tour and trip to the Genocide Memorial SUNDAY 18 SEP 2022

You’ll be driven around Kigali to see the highlights of the city, with a main stop at the Genocide Memorial and museum. This will give you a fascinating, though sobering, insight into Rwanda’s modern history. It is remarkable to learn just how far Rwanda has come in such a short period of time and it certainly adds a deeper understanding about the Rwandan people.
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VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK – Mountain Gorilla View Lodge SUNDAY 18 SEP 2022

Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, previously called Gorilla Mountain View Lodge, is located on the slopes of Rwanda’s Mount Sabyinyo. A good mid-range hotel set in spacious grounds, it has beautiful views of the surrounding volcanoes and is only a 15-minute drive from the headquarters of Volcanoes National Park, which is the starting point for gorilla trekking.
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VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK – Golden Monkey Trekking SUNDAY 19 SEP 2022

Spend a morning trekking to find the golden monkeys in the Volcanoes National Park. These endangered monkeys are endemic to the Albertine Rift area and are characterised by their golden-orange fur. You’ll be able to enjoy an hour watching them jump through the bamboo and hunker down to chew bamboo leaves, curiously watching you, as you watch them.
Your driver-guide from Kigali will operate your transfers to the park headquarters and introduce you to your trekking group and parks guide.
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VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK – Gorilla trekking SUNDAY 20 SEP 2022

Gorilla trekking in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park is a magical experience, transcending any other wildlife encounter we know. Meeting a gorilla family in their forest home, led by a dominant male silverback and a cluster of females and young, is a natural adventure that fully repays the cost in unforgettable memories and images.
Your driver-guide from Kigali will operate your transfers to the park headquarters and introduce you to your trekking group and parks guide.
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SERENGETI MIGRATION AREA, Nomad Serengeti Safari Camp WEDNESDAY 21 SEP 2022

Nomad Serengeti Safari Camp is a classic tented mobile camp for up to 14 guests. The camp changes location several times a year, broadly following the wildebeest migration around Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park, when hundreds of thousands of animals move through the ecosystem.
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NGORONGORO CRATER, Entamanu Ngorongoro, SUNDAY 25 SEP 2022

Entamanu Ngorongoro is a relatively new tented camp, opened in August 2016, and set in an isolated, scenic spot high on the crater rim. The drive in, along relatively poor roads, can take up to an hour and a half, but there’s very often the bonus of giraffe (a species that is absent from the crater itself) to be seen en route.
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NGORONGORO CRATER, Day trip to the Ngorongoro Crater, SUNDAY 26 SEP 2022

To drive into the Ngorongoro Crater is to immerse yourself in a renowned wildlife park. Prides of lion and clans of hyena patrol amongst herds of zebra, wildebeest and Thomson’s gazelle, whilst flocks of crowned cranes keep out the way of jackals. Come for elephants with big tusks, too. And then there are the rhino…
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