An active adventure holiday in Rwanda

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Rwanda is a perfect for active travellers. Highlights include gorilla tracking in the Virunga mountains, chimp tracking in Nyungwe National Park, and canoeing on the Mukungwa River. There are also the steep day or overnight hikes to the volcanic Virunga peaks, most notably the 4,507m Mount Karisimbi and the 3,711m Mount Bisoke. A diverse selection of hiking trails traverses the densely forested slopes Nyungwe National Park. Then there’s the scenic 227km Congo-Nile Trail, which runs roughly parallel to the eastern shore of Lake Kivu, and takes ten days to complete on foot, five by bicycle, and two or three by 4x4.


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Gorilla trekking and the Great Migration Combo Safari (11 days)

day 1

Welcome to Kigali
  • Gorilla trekking and the Great Migration Combo Safari (11 days)
  • Gorilla trekking and the Great Migration Combo Safari (11 days)
  • Gorilla trekking and the Great Migration Combo Safari (11 days)
  • Gorilla trekking and the Great Migration Combo Safari (11 days)
  • Gorilla trekking and the Great Migration Combo Safari (11 days)
  • Gorilla trekking and the Great Migration Combo Safari (11 days)

day 2

Onwards to Volcanoes National Park
  • Gorilla trekking and the Great Migration Combo Safari (11 days)
  • Gorilla trekking and the Great Migration Combo Safari (11 days)
  • Gorilla trekking and the Great Migration Combo Safari (11 days)
  • Gorilla trekking and the Great Migration Combo Safari (11 days)
  • Gorilla trekking and the Great Migration Combo Safari (11 days)
  • Gorilla trekking and the Great Migration Combo Safari (11 days)

day 3

Gorillas: maximise your time
  • Gorilla trekking and the Great Migration Combo Safari (11 days)
  • Gorilla trekking and the Great Migration Combo Safari (11 days)
  • Gorilla trekking and the Great Migration Combo Safari (11 days)
  • Gorilla trekking and the Great Migration Combo Safari (11 days)
  • Gorilla trekking and the Great Migration Combo Safari (11 days)
  • Gorilla trekking and the Great Migration Combo Safari (11 days)

day 4

Your second trek is better
  • Gorilla trekking and the Great Migration Combo Safari (11 days)
  • Gorilla trekking and the Great Migration Combo Safari (11 days)
  • Gorilla trekking and the Great Migration Combo Safari (11 days)
  • Gorilla trekking and the Great Migration Combo Safari (11 days)
  • Gorilla trekking and the Great Migration Combo Safari (11 days)
  • Gorilla trekking and the Great Migration Combo Safari (11 days)

day 5

Early departure for the Serengeti
  • Gorilla trekking and the Great Migration Combo Safari (11 days)
  • Gorilla trekking and the Great Migration Combo Safari (11 days)
  • Gorilla trekking and the Great Migration Combo Safari (11 days)
  • Gorilla trekking and the Great Migration Combo Safari (11 days)
  • Gorilla trekking and the Great Migration Combo Safari (11 days)
  • Gorilla trekking and the Great Migration Combo Safari (11 days)

day 6

Keep an eye on the Mara River
  • Gorilla trekking and the Great Migration Combo Safari (11 days)
  • Gorilla trekking and the Great Migration Combo Safari (11 days)
  • Gorilla trekking and the Great Migration Combo Safari (11 days)
  • Gorilla trekking and the Great Migration Combo Safari (11 days)
  • Gorilla trekking and the Great Migration Combo Safari (11 days)
  • Gorilla trekking and the Great Migration Combo Safari (11 days)

day 7

Your patience will be rewarded
  • Gorilla trekking and the Great Migration Combo Safari (11 days)
  • Gorilla trekking and the Great Migration Combo Safari (11 days)
  • Gorilla trekking and the Great Migration Combo Safari (11 days)
  • Gorilla trekking and the Great Migration Combo Safari (11 days)
  • Gorilla trekking and the Great Migration Combo Safari (11 days)
  • Gorilla trekking and the Great Migration Combo Safari (11 days)

day 8

Masai Mara side; just to make sure
  • Gorilla trekking and the Great Migration Combo Safari (11 days)
  • Gorilla trekking and the Great Migration Combo Safari (11 days)
  • Gorilla trekking and the Great Migration Combo Safari (11 days)
  • Gorilla trekking and the Great Migration Combo Safari (11 days)
  • Gorilla trekking and the Great Migration Combo Safari (11 days)
  • Gorilla trekking and the Great Migration Combo Safari (11 days)

day 9

Location, location, location
  • Gorilla trekking and the Great Migration Combo Safari (11 days)
  • Gorilla trekking and the Great Migration Combo Safari (11 days)
  • Gorilla trekking and the Great Migration Combo Safari (11 days)
  • Gorilla trekking and the Great Migration Combo Safari (11 days)
  • Gorilla trekking and the Great Migration Combo Safari (11 days)
  • Gorilla trekking and the Great Migration Combo Safari (11 days)

day 10

Your last day - plan it well
  • Gorilla trekking and the Great Migration Combo Safari (11 days)
  • Gorilla trekking and the Great Migration Combo Safari (11 days)
  • Gorilla trekking and the Great Migration Combo Safari (11 days)
  • Gorilla trekking and the Great Migration Combo Safari (11 days)
  • Gorilla trekking and the Great Migration Combo Safari (11 days)
  • Gorilla trekking and the Great Migration Combo Safari (11 days)

day 11

Fly home

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