uganda-rwanda Itineraries

Welcome to the Uganda-rwanda itineraries page! 

Africa is a huge, huge continent and each area of each country, and even the camps in these areas offer completely different experiences. The beauty of it’s diversity though is that there is definitely an itinerary out there for everyone. We have been crafting tailor made trips for over 20 years now, so really do know out stuff. It can therefore be a good idea once you have had a browse through the itineraries to give us a call for further discussion with an expert who has recently visited the lodges & areas in question… Although we keep our website updated and try to make it as comprehensive as possible, first-hand experience is a much better indicator of the real-time quality of a camp!

We can craft any itineraries to suit you entirely, providing that it is all logistically possible with your time frame and budget. So please note this page is merely here to give you an idea of some of our favourite combinations. We hope this serves as a useful tool for not just inspiration, but so you can work out the kind of trip you can get for your budget and time frame. 

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A GUIDE TO CHOOSING YOUR AFRICA HOLIDAY ITINERARIES 


All of our 50 itineraries are tailor made for each individual client, according to their budget, requirements and preferences.  We don't sell pre-packaged trips of any kind.  However, in order to show you how some of the different elements can fit together, and some of the kinds of trips that previous clients have taken, we set out here a few example itineraries.  These are for illustration purposes only and should not be read restrictively.  Your trip can include elements of any combination of any of these itineraries - the only limitations are your budget and your timeframe!

Please select the style of trip you are after. If you aren't sure what they all mean, here's a little guide; 

  • Adventure - This is still not camping as we know it! Expect here rustic, but comfortable and authentic accommodation. No frills, but no compromising on still exceptional levels of comfort and service. 
  • Classic - A step up from adventure, this is a perfect style for those who are after a barefoot luxury experience. With very high quality camps, but no super luxury frills. 
  • Premier - For those who are lovers of luxury... Not much is missing on these trips! 
  • Expert - If you are after the very best the country has to offer, this is for you. Private pools, butlers and even private safari parks... This is the creme de la creme of African Holidays. 
  • Then select your budget

    Rwanda Adventure

    Rwanda Adventure

    $3,500 per person (inc. internal flights)

    The most cost effective way to see gorillas in Rwanda. A great add on to a trip to Tanzania, with direct flights between the Serengeti and Kigali. 

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      A good, clean and comfortable value option from which to explore Kigali or to use for a quick overnight stop before or after visiting the mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park.

    • Mountain Gorilla View Lodge is the value acommodation for viewing gorillas. Set just a 10 minute drive from the Park gate the location is unbeatable, with beautiful views into the Park across the seemingly neverending mountain jungle landscape. Permits and logistics are not cheap when gorilla trekking in Rwanda and accommodation is where you can save. Frankly, it's all about the gorilla experience, Mountain View is no luxurious, but provides a great base for one of the greatest experiences in Africa. 

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    Rwanda Classic

    Rwanda Classic

    $5,000 per person (inc. internal flights)

    Great value and with a touch of class, this itinerary takes you to the highlights of Rwanda without breaking the bank.

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      A great, luxury city hotel in a superb location in the city centre. Beautiful and modern rooms which maintain traditional charm. 

    • Nyungwe is perfectly located in a beautiful forest setting and perfect for trekking to find habitualised wild chimps.

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      Situated on the North East shores of the stunning Lake Kivu, the Serena Hotel offers great value luxury. It is only a one hour drive to Volcanoes National Park, making it a great base for your gorilla trekking as well as exploring the culture and beauty of the Lake Kivu area. 

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    Rwanda Expert

    Rwanda Expert

    $9,000 per person (inc. internal flights)

    This trip explores gorillas in  detail, visiting them in both Rwanda and Uganda and visiting various families to see how they interact and the differences. Finish with a visit to see the chimps too to complete the primate experience.

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      A great, luxury city hotel in a superb location in the city centre. Beautiful and modern rooms which maintain traditional charm. 

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      Set in the hills surrounding the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, there is no better base than Bwindi Lodge from which to explore the surrounding jungle on safari. Set right in the heart of the action and with beautiful views, this cosy lodge is perfect for relaxing after a day trekking to find the incredible mountain gorillas. There are very, very few places left on Earth where such a special experience with an endangered species can be had.

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      Just like the nearby competition, Volcanoes Virunga Lodge has one of the best views over this exceptional scenic region. Run by the famous Volcanoes group, who run many top trips throughout Uganda and Rwanda, Virunga lodge is slightly more affordable than nearby Sabyinyo and yet still offers a good level of service and overall accommodation. Long the best lodge in the area, Sabyinyo how now taken Virunga’s crown and pushed a great lodge down into second place. We are fans of them both but considering the quality offered at Sabyinyo for a little extra, Sabyinyo takes the mantle as no 1 gorilla lodge.

    • Nyungwe is perfectly located in a beautiful forest setting and perfect for trekking to find habitualised wild chimps.

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    Rwanda Premier

    Rwanda Premier

    $8,000 per person (inc. internal flights)

    This trip focuses on luxury, on arrival into Kigali, visiting the chimps and then finishing with the pinnacle of luxury in Rwanda, Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, from which you visit the gorillas. 

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      A great, luxury city hotel in a superb location in the city centre. Beautiful and modern rooms which maintain traditional charm. 

    • Nyungwe is perfectly located in a beautiful forest setting and perfect for trekking to find habitualised wild chimps.

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      Sabyinyo is Rwanda’s leading gorilla lodge. Located approximately three hours from the capital Kigali, Saybinyo Silverback Lodge is a stunningly located property with views over the Virunga Volcanoes range and the Parc National des Volcans. Arguably the finest gorilla lodge anywhere, this lodge is run by the famous Kenyan safari group Governors who operate some of the Masai Mara’s finest safari camps. Service levels and location are the best in the area by far.

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