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Rwanda Reborn: Kigali & Safari

Although most travelers are drawn to Rwanda to see the endangered mountain gorillas—a wildlife experience that is truly unlike any other—it is the resilient spirit of the Rwandan people, their rich culture and the beauty of the country’s diverse landscapes, ideal for hiking and safari, that leave travelers with a sense of awe and a vow to return. In the words of Indagare founder Melissa Biggs Bradley: “Go see for yourself how a country can rebuild after a massacre; you cannot help but feel hope for humanity.”

A spot on this trip may be secured with a non-refundable deposit of $4,500, per person, with the remaining balance to be paid in full by March 31, 2020.

What to Expect

Inspired by our most popular Insider Journeys itineraries, Indagare Departures combine the best of Indagare’s destination expertise and special access—while allowing for flexibility and customization—to offer you an effortless and rewarding way to explore the world. Every Indagare Departure is curated to offer maximum immersion in our destinations, allowing you to discover once-in-a-lifetime experiences with likeminded travelers. Itinerary highlights include:

  • Trek to find endangered mountain gorillas, chimpanzees and other primates in the magnificent forests of Volcanoes National Park, where you will be able to spend time up-close with these breathtaking animals.
  • Experience thrilling safaris by boat, on foot and in open-air vehicles with expert guides in Akagera National Park, a protective home for lions, leopards, elephants, zebras, buffalo, hippos and many other incredible creatures.
  • Meet with conservation specialists, researchers and innovators, who will share insight on Rwanda’s unique wildlife populations and modern environmental initiatives promoting anti-poaching and reforestation, as well as economic growth.
  • Spend time touring in the growing urban center of Kigali, with visits to the Genocide Memorial Center and Imigongo Art Center, and meet with locals to learn about the cultural traditions and complex history of this inspiring country, which has rebuilt itself over the past decade.
  • Relax at three beautiful eco-luxury lodges that offer a variety of immersive wilderness and cultural activities—including traditional game drives, guided nature walks, boating excursions, fishing, birding and more—as well as pampering amenities: The Retreat at Heaven (1), Magashi Camp (3 nights) and Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge (3 nights).
  • When
    November 2 – 9, 2020
  • Length
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Type of Traveler
    Adventurers , Trailblazers , Soul Searchers
Curious to receive the full itinerary and join the trip? Contact us and find out more.

Trip Details

In preparation for the journey, members will also receive a comprehensive departure package that includes an itinerary, packing list, accommodations overview and other important information.

  • When
    November 2 – 9, 2020
  • Length
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Group Size
    Up to 6 travelers
  • From


  • Accommodations at The Retreat by Heaven (1 night), Magashi Camp (3 nights) and Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge (3 nights)
  • All meals and beverages, as indicated in the itinerary
  • All guided touring, activities and park admission fees, as indicated in the itinerary
  • Group airport arrival and departure transfers, as well as group transfers, as indicated in the itinerary
  • Private group transfers throughout Rwanda, as indicated in the itinerary
  • Expert guides, as indicated in the itinerary


  • International air transportation to and from Rwanda, as well as any airport taxes and visa fees
  • Airport transfers outside of group arrivals and departures
  • Meals not specified and alcoholic beverages other than those included in the meals
  • Optional activities and personal items and expenses
  • All gratuities
  • Trip insurance (highly recommended—please let us know if you would like to see quotes)
Curious to receive the full itinerary and join the trip? Contact us and find out more.

What To Read

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