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Wildlife and the Falls 2021 Rwanda Extension

Rwanda offers unimaginable beauty with the utterly spellbinding Volcanoes National Park—home to the rare Mountain Gorillas and Golden Monkeys. Extend any of our five itineraries with four amazing nights, discovering Rwanda’s natural wonders and wildlife on an epic adventure.

Day 1
After arriving at Kigali Airport, you will be met by an AmaWaterways Representative and transferred to Kigali Serena Hotel for the evening.

Day 2
After breakfast, you’ll be taken on a tour of Kigali. Visit the Genocide Memorial, a sobering reminder of the country’s tragic past. Enjoy lunch at the Hotel Des Mille Collines, the inspiration for the film “Hotel Rwanda” and then drive to Musanze, the base for gorilla trekking at Volcanoes National Park. Check into the Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge. (B,L,D)

Day 3
For those wishing to go on a trek, you’ll transfer in the morning to Volcanoes National Park.* Depending on your fitness level, you’ll be placed into the appropriate group. Your lead guide will brief you on the trekking procedures before driving up the mountain to the starting point. Trekking can take anywhere between two to six or more hours if the gorillas move. Nothing can quite prepare you for your encounter with these magnificent Mountain Gorillas, a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience to see the gorillas in the mist. With a free afternoon, you can take a tour of the scenic twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo, or visit the outdoor markets in Ruhengeri. (B,L,D)

Day 4
Enjoy the morning at leisure or go on another trek to see more Mountain Gorillas or the Golden Monkeys.* After lunch at the lodge, you’ll drive back to Kigali. Check into the Serena Hotel. (B,L)

Day 5
After breakfast, transfer to Kigali International Airport for your onward flight. (B)

Rwanda post-tour extension DATES & PRICES

Mar, Nov–Dec $4,595 per person
Apr–May $4,295 per person
Jun–Oct $4,995 per person

* Single Supplement: 50% of per person pricing listed above.

* Prices do not include Mountain Gorilla or Golden Monkey trekking permits. Trekking permits must be purchased at the time of booking:

  • Mountain Gorilla permit: $1,500 per person, per day
  • Golden Monkey permit: $100 per person, per day
Intra-Africa Air:

One way Johannesburg to Kigali $485 per person
One way Kilimanjaro (Tanzania) to Kigali $475 per person

Homebound international flights return from Kigali.


In order to best protect the health and safety of our guests, crew, guides and the local communities we visit, and to ensure compliance with local and international regulations, excursion details and offerings are subject to change at any time. For the most up to date information before you depart, please refer to your Online Cruise Check-in.

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