FOR AN EMOTIONALLY-STIRRING EXPERIENCE...
With its jungle-smothered volcanoes, hills and valleys covered in a dense patchwork of banana, maize and tea plantations and wealth of lakes and rivers, Rwanda overflows with tropical lushness.
Rwanda is home to the mighty mountain gorilla in the Parc National des Volcans and trekking to see these magnificent creatures is a hugely emotionally stirring experience. The country is also teeming with birdlife in the magnificent rainforests of Nyungwe, as well as wide-open plains with a completely different ecosystem.
Now well into the healing process since the genocide of 1994, Rwanda’s people have created a remarkable museum to commemorate the tragic events, which is a deeply moving and very worthwhile experience. In the capital, Kigali, and other towns, a raft of new places to stay, eat, drink and dance have created a real buzz – enhanced by the Rwandans’ great love of life.
This enthusiasm is evidenced by ‘Umuganda’, a ritual which takes place once a month, where Rwandans spend the morning cleaning, building and helping each other. Visitors are more than welcome to pitch in with this life-affirming effort.
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Volcanoes National Park, the home of the mountain gorilla, is only a 3-hour drive from the capital Kigali's airport, which makes it a perfect addition to a safari in Kenya or Tanzania.
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We work in some of the most ecologically and culturally sensitive parts of the world, so have always been conscious of operating in a way that has a positive impact on both the environment and the people.
When you travel with us, we will make a contribution on your behalf to one of the following charities: All About the Light Foundation in Africa, ABOUTAsia Travel & Schools in Cambodia, the Alalay Foundation in Bolivia and Scott Polar Research Institute in the Polar Regions.
If clients are interested, we are always keen to get them involved in local projects and conservation efforts. Whether it be whale counting in Antarctica or rhino relocation in Kenya, you will leave knowing your actions have made a difference.
Our service includes booking and managing all your international and domestic flights. However, you can also book your own international flights if you would prefer. We can also organise private charters and private jet travel for both international and domestic flights.
We have a fantastic VIP service in place to help you navigate the airport and make your journey as smooth and easy as possible. We can collect you from your home, take you to the airport and escort you through check-in and immigration to avoid any queues, straight through to the airport lounge before boarding your flight. The same service can be put in place on your return journey.
We understand that one of the most important factors to our clients is flexibility to give you as much assurance as possible when booking your next trip. We are extremely flexible and are on hand to discuss with you the latest updates on flexibility in any one of our destinations.
We have excellent relationships with a handful of insurance companies who provide various forms of cover. Each one offers a different policy with varying terms and conditions, so we strongly recommend getting a series of quotes and discussing your personal requirements in detail with them in order to find the best one for you.
Booking and travelling with an accredited tour operator is more important than ever. cazenove+loyd is a bonded tour operator and is ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). Our ATOL number is 3208. This means that the UK government guarantees all funds paid out to a bonded operator and is bound to pay in full if the bond holder is unable to deliver as contracted. This gives our clients peace of mind and full financial protection. Please see our booking conditions for further information.
We have put the relevant measures in place so that our destinations are ready to welcome you safely. In all of our destinations, sanitation and hygiene in our vehicles and the properties we work with are extensive, with cleaning protocols rigidly followed as well as other necessary safety requirements. We always arrange private vehicles and guides for our clients when travelling in a destination.
The price of our service is dependent on the intricacies of the itinerary. No two trips are the same. Our philosophy is to make every detail tailored just to you.
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