|Flight time||from UK: 17hrs; from US: 30hrs 20mins|
|Ideal length||10 Days|
|Price||From £3,499 pp|
|When to go||All Year Round|
Tracking gorillas in the foothills of the Virunga Volcanoes.
Experiencing a night in Nyungwe forest, famous for 13 species of primate.
Seeing Elephant, Zebra, Giraffe and more in Akagera national park.
Taking a boat to see incredible birds on Lake Ihema.
Staying at Akagera Game Lodge, the only hotel within the 90,000 hectare Akagera National Park.
Relax in the Africa of days gone by at the stunning shores of Lake Kivu. Forget a morning espresso, this double shot of expedition and chill out is guaranteed to invigorate your wild side.
Surrounded by the sweet cacophony of over 200 varieties of tropical birds, an experienced gorilla tracker will guide you around the vast reserve. Once you find your very own King-Kong, watch as he forages the bamboo forests within inches of you, and see the interaction between the primates in their natural habitat. Rwanda is also home to the only Golden Monkeys in Africa, and mind you don't step on one of the hundred species of exquisite orchids. This exclusive area of rainforest has strict controls limiting entry into the Park, protecting the species - and you - from overexposure. Breathe in the exoticism and isolation as you explore the five extinct volcanoes that offer absolutely breathtaking views.
Spend your nights in the hottest new eco-lodge around - Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge. A unique and welcome home for a couple of nights as you venture into the Parc Nationals des Volcans (a mere 1 km away) by day to track gorillas. Situated at the foothills of the Virunga Volcanoes which stretch through Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, the lodge offers some of the best scenic views available to man.
You'll have to leave time for a visit to Nyungwe National Park and Akagera National Park, not to be missed out and don't forget a magical spell by Lake Kivu - think swaying palms and sandy shores. Fishermen in traditional dugout canoes slip through the waters, whilst local women in colourful dresses smoke traditional wooden pipes. This is a real dose of African culture, unchanged for centuries. Retreat to the new Lake Kivu Serena Hotel on the shores of the lake with beautiful vistas across the waters. There are water sports aplenty for those of you wanting more heart-pounding activities or just sit back and drink in the sun, the enchanting landscape and a cooling G and T.