Day 1: Kigali
Upon arrival at Kigali International Airport, you are met by an A&K representative and transferred to Kigali Serena Hotel for overnight (20 minutes’ drive). Dinner is under your own arrangements.
The Retreat is Kigali’s only true boutique hotel will just 11 luxury rooms divided into superior and deluxe rooms. The hotel is entirely solar powered and features a beautiful pool, spa and The Fusion restaurant which offers fresh farm to table cuisine, refreshing cocktails and wellness menus. Each of the rooms have a private balcony where you can sit and enjoy the sights and sounds of Kigali and the superior rooms also feature a private back patio. The décor is simple but features strong Rwandan elements highlighting the countries love of colors and patterns.
Day 2: Volcanoes National Park
After breakfast you will be met by your A&K driver guide and visit the Genocide Memorial Centre – this is a very moving experience that will give you an in-depth insight into the history of Rwanda and how the genocide started, peaked and the recovery process that the country has been going through ever since
Once you have completed your morning tours you will have lunch at a local restaurant where you will also go over your safari itinerary with your A&K driver guide. Afternoon, you will drive 2h30 to Musanze, check-in at Bishop House then dinner and overnight.
Situated at the foothills of the Virunga volcanoes, only minutes from the Volcanoes National Park HQs, the 5* Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge provides exclusive accommodation and first-class service amidst extraordinary views of the Virunga’s and surrounding countryside making it the perfect base from which to explore this unique and fascinating corner of Africa – home of the rare Mountain Gorillas.
All the eight secluded guest cottages are very spacious and private with en-suite bathrooms, a sitting area and fireplace for the chilly evenings as well as a sheltered verandah. The property was refurbished in 2017 and the décor has a warm English country cottage feel to it in the midst of the mountains. Be prepared for the 90+ steps up from the carpark to the lounge area which provide excellent practice for your gorilla tracking adventure.