Primates and Lakes: Gorillas, Monkeys, and Adventure in Rwanda

Getaway to Rwanda for unforgettable primate encounters and luxurious lodging

This eight-night itinerary showcases the best of Rwanda's primate destinations from the comfort of One&Only's two exclusive resorts, Nyungwe House and the newly re-built Gorilla's Nest, as well as time to retreat at the stunning Cleo Lake Kivu, situated on the lakeshore with stunning views. There's plenty of opportunity for rest and relaxation, as well as boating and kayaking adventures on the lake and fine dining.

Luxury Rwanda safari: 12 days / 11 nights

DAYS 1, 2 & 3:

Arrive to Kigali, overnights The Retreat by Heaven

DAYS 4, 5 & 6:

Fly to Kamembe, overnights One&Only Nyungwe House

DAYS 7 & 8:

Drive to Lake Kivu, overnights Cleo Hotel

DAYS 9, 10 & 11:

Return flight to Kigali, road transfer to Virunga. Overnights One&Only Gorilla’s Nest

DAY 12:

Return by road to Kigali, depart

Highlights of your luxury Rwanda safari

  • After clearing Covid arrival testing protocols, a guide and driver are at your disposal to explore Kigali's countless galleries, markets, and Genocide Memorial.
  • Fly to Nyungwe's spectacular rainforests for a canopy walk and chimpanzee trek for your first encounter with Rwanda's primates. Enjoy lunch in the gardens and a tea tasting after your trek or relish some spa treatments after your trek.
  • Spend 3 nights nestled in the hills surrounding Virunga's imposing volcanoes. Embark on a gorilla trek to see the country's famed silverbacks as well as a golden monkey trek. Spend your afternoons soaking in the countryside with the help of your private guide and vehicle.
  • Return to Kigali at your leisure for final sightseeing and shopping.


$16,700-$22,600 for each of 2 people sharing in 2023

Includes: 1 chimpanzee, colobus monkey, gorilla, and golden monkey permit per person and internal flight Kigali-Kamembe

**Nyungwe House is closed in November.

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The Retreat by Heaven

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Cleo Lake Kivu Hotel

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One&Only Nyungwe House

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One&Only Gorillas Nest Hotel

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