Although most travelers are drawn to Rwanda, the Land of a Thousand Hills, to see the endangered mountain gorillas, it is the resilient spirit of the Rwandan people, their rich culture and the beauty of the country’s diverse, lush 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.” This spring, join Melissa to travel responsibly to this low-Covid-risk country and be inspired as you experience all of the destination’s highlights from an insider’s perspective, in the company of leading creatives and conservationists. Plus, you’ll be able to trek to see the gorillas and other primates at a time when the forests feel virtually tourist-free—what is sure to be a once-in-a-lifetime wildlife experience.
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What to Expect
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 over the course of two days with these awe-inspiring animals in a moment of unprecedented privacy, thanks to the new protective measures that have been put in place by the Rwandan government in response to the outbreak of Covid-19.
- Explore Rwanda’s national parks with leading conservationists and research specialists, who will share insight on Rwanda’s innovative environmental programs for anti-poaching and reforestation, as well as sustainable development.
- Spend time touring in the growing urban center of Kigali, with visits to the Nyamata Genocide Memorial Center, top galleries, artist collectives and boutiques, and leading nonprofits that are making a difference. You will also have the chance to 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 (3 nights), One&Only Nyungwe House (3 nights) and One&Only Gorilla’s Nest (3 nights).
- Travel with Purpose: By supporting our selected lodges and local tourism, you contribute to the protection of Rwanda’s unique wildlife populations, as well as community development and economic growth.
- Consult with Indagare’s expert team to plan a pre- or post-trip extension in Tanzania, Kenya or beyond.
Please note that elements of the itinerary may change.
Plus: For those who prefer to travel on their own, we are now offering limited-time, exclusive discounted rates on itinerary packages. All include gorilla-trekking—at a time when you will practically have the park to yourself—accommodations at the country’s top luxury lodges and the expert trip-planning services of Indagare’s team. Contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive details and inquire about customizing this trip for your small group or private experience, over dates of your choosing.
WhenMarch 22 - 31, 2021
Length10 days / 9 nights
Type of TravelerAdventurers , Trailblazers , Soul Searchers