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One&Only Gorilla's Nest

Rwanda in Style with One&Only

9-day tailor-made holiday from £10,945 pp incl. flights

Special offer: 10% One&Only luxury lodge discount & air offer – Save up to £705pp

Summary

Short description

Experience pure luxury in the heart of Rwanda's national parks

Highlights

  • Explore vibrant Kigali, Rwanda's capital
  • Stay at both One&Only Nyungwe House and Gorilla's Nest
  • Track gorillas in the Volcanoes National Park
  • Watch chimpanzees playing in the trees at Nyungwe National Park
  • Relax on the shores of beautiful Lake Kivu

In Brief

  • 1 Night Kigali
  • 2 Nights Nyungwe National Park
  • 1 Night Lake Kivu
  • 3 Nights Volcanoes National Park

About

Recommended for:
Activity adventure | Honeymoon | Jungle | Natural world | Off the beaten track | Wildlife

Visit Rwanda and discover its incredible landscapes and diverse wildlife on this once-in-a-lifetime luxury holiday. Staying in spectacular One&Only lodges in both Nyungwe and Volcanoes National Park, you'll enjoy gourmet Rwandan dining and warm hospitality right in the heart of the jungle. There's even a day spent swimming off the quiet shores of Lake Kivu. Track gorillas in their natural habitat, watch chimpanzees swinging through the trees, and hike verdant trails through the misty mountains. It's all accompanied by stylish accommodation inspired by traditional Rwandan design.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
UK to Rwanda

Enjoy complimentary airport lounge access before boarding your daytime flight to Rwanda. A private transfer will take you from your hotel to the centre of Kigali, the country’s capital and cultural hub. Extending across the hills and valleys of central Rwanda, it’s a haven of verdant open spaces and broad, clean streets. Tonight, perhaps dine in one of the hotel’s international restaurants, or enjoy a drink al fresco on the terrace, surrounded by the lush greenery of the hotel grounds. 

Stay: Marriott Kigali Hotel (Deluxe)

Days 2-3
Nyungwe National Park

After a scenic drive through remote villages, working tea plantations and eucalyptus forests, you’ll arrive in Nyungwe National Park. On the way, enjoy an included stop at the replica of the 18th century King’s Palace, home to the resident royal inyambo – sacred cows with giant horns. The next two days will be spent in the rainforests of Nyungwe, among 300 species of bird and 85 species of animal. Track chimpanzees as they swing through the canopy, or take an optional walk along the highest – and longest – canopy trail in Africa. One&Only Nywunge House is nestled in the jungle, its wooden villas looking out across the treetops, where colobus monkeys play. Each evening, enjoy farm-to-table dining in the restaurant, or even on your terrace, by candlelight.

Stay: One&Only Nyungwe House, Rwanda (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 4
Lake Kivu

After breakfast today you’ll head to Lake Kivu, one of a string of huge freshwater lakes lying along Africa's Great Rift Valley. Against a backdrop of sandy beaches and leafy hills, you’ll have the chance for everything from refreshing lake swims to a sunset kayak paddle among the fishing boats. With views of the misty red Nyiragongo volcano, it’s a truly breath-taking place. Tonight, your hotel offers an optional buffet-style dinner and evening entertainment, right on the shores of the lake.

Stay: Lake Kivu Serena Suite (Deluxe) 

Meals: B

Day 5
Volcanoes National Park

A private transfer will see you to the Volcanoes National Park, where the stunning One&Only Gorilla's Nest features a collection of ultra-chic Forest Lodges with private decks and outdoor showers, dotted amid verdant grounds. You’re perfectly placed for the next day's gorilla tracking adventure. Tonight, dine at Nest, where authentic Rwandan cuisine is brought to life by local ingredients and ultra-talented chefs.

Stay: One&Only Gorilla’s Nest (Ultra)

Meals: B D

Days 6-7
Volcanoes National Park

The highlight of the holiday has arrived, as you set off into the misty Virunga Mountains with the help of an expert guide. You’ll stop first at the Kinigi Gorilla Headquarters, where you’ll be grouped by fitness level and given a safety briefing. After a short drive to the edge of the national park, you’ll trek into the bush to find one of the region’s mountain gorilla troops. And, once they’re located, there’s nothing more to do but watch in wonder, as babies and mothers play and hulking silverbacks sit eating nettles. The following day leads to even more wild encounters, as you take an included golden monkey trek and perhaps one of many optional excursions – think hiking in the mountains or canoeing on a gentle river. You can even visit the Karisoke Exhibit, run by the world-renowned Dian Fossey international gorilla conservation organisation.

Stay: One&Only Gorilla’s Nest (Ultra)

Meals: B L D

Days 8-9
Kigali to the UK

After breakfast, you’ll say farewell to the jungle as an included transfer brings you back to Kigali. An included private tour showcases the city sights, including the Kigali Genocide Memorial, which tells the story of the 1994 genocide. Since then, Rwanda’s community service policies have transformed the country. Later, you’ll head back to the airport for your overnight flight to the UK, arriving on day nine.

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Pricing

Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Accommodation rating: Deluxe

9-day tailor-made holiday from £10,945 pp incl. flights

Ultra

Special Offer

10% One&Only luxury lodge discount & air offer: Save up to £705 pp.

Book by: 28 February 2020

Low Season

from £10,945 pp. incl. flights

High Season

from £12,740 pp. incl. flights

Includes:

  • Complimentary UK airport lounge access
  • Return flights from London to Kigali
  • Private airport transfers and transport throughout
  • 1 night accommodation in a 5* (Deluxe) hotel on a B&B basis
  • 2 nights accommodation at the 5* One&Only Nyungwe House on a full-board basis including soft drinks and minibar
  • 1 night accommodation in a 4* (Superior) hotel in an Executive Suite, on a full-board basis
  • 3 nights accommodation at the 5* One&Only Gorilla's Nest (Forest Lodge) on a full-board basis including alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages with meals, plus two signature resort experiences daily
  • Gorilla tracking permit, chimpanzee and golden monkey tracking permits
  • Kigali city tour
  • Visit to King's Palace and lunch in Butare
  • Kayaking on Lake Kivu

Terms & Conditions

Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.

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