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Stars of South Africa 2022 Rwanda Extension
CRUISE YEAR

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
ARRIVE IN KIGALI, RWANDA
After arriving at Kigali Airport, you will be met by an AmaWaterways Representative and transferred to Kigali Serena Hotel for the evening.

Day 2
KIGALI – VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK
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
VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK
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
VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK – KIGALI
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
KIGALI
After breakfast, transfer to Kigali International Airport for your onward flight. (B)

Rwanda post-tour extension DATES & PRICES

Mar, Nov–Dec £3,404 per person
Apr–May £3,181 per person
Jun–Oct £3,700 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: £1,000 per person, per day
  • Golden Monkey permit: £67 per person, per day
Intra-Africa Air:

One way Johannesburg to Kigali £264 per person
One way Kilimanjaro (Tanzania) to Kigali £250 per person

Homebound international flights return from Kigali.

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Stars of South Africa 2022 Kruger National Park Extension
CRUISE YEAR

Day 1
ARRIVE PRETORIA-SOWETO-JOHANNESBURG
Upon arrival, head south to Johannesburg and Soweto and take a fascinating tour of the area with its rich history from colonialism to apartheid, and finally democracy. Get an in-depth look at Soweto’s unique neighborhoods, the center of the uprising against the apartheid state. Walk in the footsteps of Nelson Mandela, visiting the Mandela House located on Vilakazi Street and along the way enjoy a township lunch. Spend a leisurely evening and evening at the lovely Fairlawns Boutique Hotel with its Spa and pool and nestled in a parklike setting. (B,L).

Day 2
JOHANNESBURG – KRUGER NATIONAL PARK AREA
Fly to the Greater Kruger National Park in the morning where you’ll be transferred to your luxurious game lodge. This region is one of the world's most spectacular, game nature reserves, which you'll discover on your late afternoon game drive in search of the country's "Big Five" and other native wildlife. Spend your first night and every night, if you wish, gathering with fellow travelers, sharing stories of the day’s adventures or simply gazing up at the stunning star-filled African sky. Depending on the time of the year, you will spend 3 nights at either Tintswalo Safari Lodge or Makanyi Game Lodge. Both lodges are 5 stars and known for their detail to service and food and equally spectacular wildlife viewing. (B,L,D)

Day 3
KRUGER NATIONAL PARK AREA
The early morning is the perfect time to go on safari as the wildlife is prolific. Your open-air vehicle provides the perfect way to explore your private game reserve, located just a stone’s throw from the game-rich Kruger National Park. The rest of the morning can be spent enjoying the facilities at your lodge. Later in the day, you’ll go on another game drive deep into the bush, where you may encounter South Africa’s top predators: cheetahs, hyenas and lions. (B,L,D)

Day 4
KRUGER NATIONAL PARK AREA
Go on two exhilarating game drives today, as well as enjoy ample leisure time at your game lodge. (B,L,D)

Day 5
KRUGER NATIONAL PARK AREA – JOHANNESBURG
Be treated to an early-morning game drive before returning to the lodge for breakfast. Afterwards, transfer to the airport for your flight to Johannesburg for your connecting flight home or extend your journey with four nights in magical Rwanda. (B)

Note: Please do not schedule your onward flight before 4:30 p.m.

Rwanda post-tour extension DATES & PRICES

May 5 $3,695 per person
May 12 $3,675 per person
May 19 - Nov $3,995 per person

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

Intra-Africa Air:

Roundtrip airfare Johannesburg to Kruger priced from $525 per person

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