Highlights of Rwanda

9-Day Highlights of Rwanda to Kigali, Volcanoes, L. Kivu and Nyungwe

Take on a breath taking Rwanda safari visiting Kigali, Volcanoes National Park, Lake Kivu and Nyungwe National Park.


*All prices are in US Dollars per person based on double occupancy accommodations unless otherwise stated. Fuel surcharges, government taxes and departure taxes fees are included. Package is subject to availability, may change without notice, blackouts, peak period surcharges, cancellation charges and other restrictions may apply. A 50% deposit due at the time of booking to confirm program. Final payment is due 100 days prior to departure. Once final payment is received, the program is non-refundable. To protect your investment, trip cancellation insurance is available at an additional cost. For additional Terms & Conditions please contact one of our safari specialists on +254724245950.

1. Kigali Serena Hotel
(Kigali, Rwanda)

Kigali Serena Hotel
Kigali Serena Hotel

On an enchanting boulevard in the heart of Kigali, Rwanda, in a secure location just a five-minute walk from the CBD, lies Kigali Serena Hotel. A distinctively rich blend of Rwandan heritage, art and culture with contemporary 5-star comfort in 148 sophisticated rooms and suites, Serena Kigali hotel provides a private and peaceful retreat like no other for discerning international diplomats and executives.

Enjoy a host of leisure amenities. Lose yourself in the tranquillity of our tropically landscaped pool. Indulge with a Mayan-inspired hot stone massage or a nature-based body wrap at Maisha Mind Body & Spirit Spa. Allow our restaurants to take you on a culinary journey, treating you to everything from expertly crafted Rwandese delicacies to enticing flavours from around the globe.

Kigali Serena Hotel is the city’s most exclusive private retreat for hosting signature social and business occasions of all manner and size with a state-of-the-art conference centre, a 500-seat auditorium and magnificent ballroom.

Discover a hotel renowned for going above and beyond to exceed all expectations and establish its reputation as one of the best hotels in Rwanda. Our unique sense of place, landscaped gardens and exquisite health spa and swimming pool set a serene backdrop for a truly extraordinary experience.

2. Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge
(Volcanoes NP, Rwanda)

sabyinyo silverlake lodge
Sabyinyo Silverlake Lodge

Accommodation at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge comprises six cottages, two suites, one family cottage. All are stone buildings with Rwandese terracotta tile roofs, and feature large sitting areas, fireplaces, stylish en-suite bathrooms finished with Venetian plaster a dressing room and a sheltered veranda. Heat exchangers in the fireplaces provide a plentiful supply of hot water. The family cottage comprises two independent ensuite rooms connected by a shared verandah. The main lodge building comprises reception, sitting room with snug area, dining room, library / games room, a responsible tourism / community awareness room, shop and bathrooms. Three large fireplaces provide warmth and all rooms are finished with a polished wooden floor. Two patio areas afford wonderful and dramatic views to the Virunga Volcanoes and the surrounding lowland farmland.

3. Lake Kivu Serena Hotel
(Gisenyi, Rwanda)

lake kivu serena hotel
Lake Kivu Serena Hotel

Lake Kivu Serena Hotel celebrates the shores of this African Great Lake as a destination of astonishing beauty, where pristine beaches and the sparkling waters of Africa’s sixth largest lake come together in breathtaking fashion. Your arrival is greeted by a bright, open-plan lobby giving way to a private stretch of beach reserved exclusively for hotel guests. We welcome you to experience unparalleled warmth, hospitality and relaxation at our tropically inspired hotel in Gisenyi, Rwanda.

With guest accommodations, restaurants and a spectacular swimming pool nestled among palm trees and manicured grounds and gardens, our privileged waterfront enclave provides all the amenities you would expect from a resort considered by many to be one of Rwanda’s best.

Boasting gracious, personalised hospitality and abundant recreational activities on land and water, this 66-room getaway is the perfect choice for an extended holiday or weekend escape. Guests may choose from a selection of beautifully appointed rooms and suites and savour exceptional dining highlighted by the lakefront Kiyaga Restaurant and evening sundowners on the beach at Ziwani Café. A modern conference centre and outdoor event venues overlooking the lake set us among the area’s premier hotels for corporate and social gatherings.

Lake Kivu Serena Hotel combines tropical serenity and waterfront exhilaration to create a truly unique Rwanda resort experience.

4. One&Only Nyungwe House
(Gisakura, Rwanda)

One&Only Nyungwe House
One&Only Nyungwe House

In Southwest Rwanda, just south of Lake Kivu on the Burundi border, One&Only Nyungwe House is set amongst the rich tea-plantations of Gisakura, on the edge of the iconic Nyungwe National Park. The park itself covers approximately 1020 km² of rainforest, bamboo, grassland, swamps and bogs, and is one of the last mountain rainforest habitats on the planet.

From thrilling outdoor pursuits in the National Park, to unique cultural insights and wellness experiences, One&Only Nyungwe House curates the most inspiring things to do in Rwanda.

  • Day 1 - Arrive in Kigali. Upon arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will be met by our representative and transferred to Kigali Serena Hotel for overnight (approx. 15 Min drive) - dinner under your own arrangements. Overnight: Kigali Serena Hotel.

  • Day 2 - Drive to Volcanoes National Park. After breakfast, proceed on a City Tour of Kigali including the Memorial Centre and Crafts Centers – this tour will be tailored to your wants so if you would like to spend the morning shopping just let your guide know. Overnight: Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge.

  • Day 3 - Gorilla tracking. After an early breakfast, drive to Volcanoes National Park Headquaters to be allocated a gorilla tracking group (15 min drive). Overnight: Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge.

  • Day 4 - Gorilla tracking. Today you will set out on your second gorilla tracking adventure. Lunch at the lodge. In the afternoon you can visit the Musanze Caves. Overnight: Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge.

  • Day 5 - Drive to Lake Kivu. After an early breakfast, you will transfer to Lake Kivu in western Rwanda. Arrive early noon and enjoy the sea breeze or swimming pool. Overnight: Lake Kivu Serena Hotel.

  • Day 6 - Lake Kivu. After breakfast, relax at the beach. A boat ride can be organized for you by the hotel. Overnight: Lake Kivu Serena Hotel.

  • Day 7 - Drive to Nyungwe National Park. After breakfast, you will drive to Nyungwe National Park. Enjoy lunch at the new One&Only Nyungwe House. Overnight: One&Only Nyungwe House.

  • Day 8 - Nyungwe National Park. Early morning, go chimps trekking, returning to the lodge in the afternoon. Overnight: One&Only Nyungwe House.

  • Day 9 - Drive back to Kigali. After breakfast, drive to Kigali, relax and recap the whole tour.

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