8-day trip

Rwanda Gorillas and Akagera Safari

Experience some of Rwanda's best conservation stories, from the gorillas to the great plains
From 13406 PP


Rwanda's gorillas and great plains

Experience the rewards of Rwanda’s celebrated sustainable ecotourism efforts on a trip combining a safari in the resurgent Akagera National Park and an unforgettable gorilla trek in Volcanoes National Park.

In both parks, tourism directly supports conservation and local development, seeing gorilla numbers rise and, in Akagera, entire ecosystems being restored to their former glory with lions, rhinos and growing herds of elephants. Your luxury lodges, warmly welcoming and with stunning views, each play their part too, which you can learn about and get involved with during your stay.


Trip highlights

  • Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park

  • Luxury safari from Magashi Camp

  • Supporting Akagera National Park’s restoration

  • An introduction to Rwanda’s culture and history


What's included

  • Seven nights of luxury accommodation

  • Tours, gorilla trekking permits and safari activities

  • Internal flights and private transfers

  • Price per person based on two adults sharing

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    Akagera National Park
  • Virguna Lodge gorilla trekking 3
    Volcanoes National Park
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    Bisate Lodge
    Tourists close to gorillas during a gorilla trekking safari
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    Magashi Camp
  • Safari by boat in Akagera, Rwanda
    Akagera National Park
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    Gorilla trekking
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    Birding in Akagera

An unforgettable trip with a positive impact

Created to maximize the benefits to people and place, while minimizing the environmental footprint.

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    Properties and experiences that uplift and empower local communities.

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    Supports wildlife projects, protected areas and ecosystem regeneration.

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    Lodges and camps chosen for their sustainability credentials and initiatives.

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Days 1 — 2

Introduction to Kigali

Spend your first night at a charming boutique hotel in Rwanda’s capital, Kigali, heading out on a private tour of the city and genocide memorial to learn about the nation’s tragic past and hope-filled present.

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Days 2 — 5

Akagera safari

East of the capital, on the Tanzanian border, Akagera National Park is Central Africa’s largest protected wetland and the last remaining refuge for savannah species in Rwanda. After near collapse in the 1990s, it has seen an incredible transformation and regeneration thanks to conservation efforts which the pioneering Magashi Camp supports alongside NGO African Parks.

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Magashi giraffes

Days 5 — 8

Gorilla trekking

Cross the country westward to your lodge with views up to the forest-covered cones of Volcanoes National Park – mountain gorilla country. You’ll have three nights here, with time to explore on hikes and cultural excursions, but the real highlight is a gorilla trek.

Gorilla amidst lush foliage in Rwanda
Singita Kwitonda landscape

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Rwanda Gorillas and Akagera Safari
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In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

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