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Rwanda Honeymoon

A memorable and unique honeymoon destination...

Bisate Lodge - Gorilla
Rwanda tea plantation - Nyungwe Forest Lodge
Bisate Lodge - WIldlife

Whilst trekking through the misty mountains in search of a family of wild mountain gorillas isn’t the norm for a honeymoon, it’s definitely one that would be extraordinarily memorable! If you are after a more adventurous honeymoon in a country rated one of the friendliest on the planet, Rwanda is a great choice. In this section, we have put together some information for you to consider for a Rwanda honeymoon.

Budget

Certainly the trickiest topic of all in the planning process, a Rwanda honeymoon is not the cheapest of destinations. This is predominantly down to the increased cost of the Rwanda gorilla permits, which now sell at $1,500 per person per trek. Although the permit cost remains the same year-round, and there is no flexibility on this cost, there are other ways of making a Rwanda honeymoon a little more affordable. The first is to travel to Rwanda during low season (March to May). Although the heavy rains can make the gorilla trek more challenging, the advantage of heading this time of year is that the gorillas usually reside lower on the slopes of the forest, so the actual distance you walk may be much shorter than other times of the year. Secondly, whilst there are a handful of high-end properties in Rwanda, there are many affordable hotels that can offer a similar level of service and overall experience. As the Volcanoes National Park is only a 2-hour drive from Kigali, it is also possible, and quite popular, to travel to and from the capital for a day’s hike with the gorillas. There is a selection of affordable hotels in Kigali, so it is definitely an option to consider. Please also note that we offer a price guarantee on all of our trips that mean you will definitely be paying less using us than by booking everything directly with the properties yourself and, as an industry leader, we also guarantee that we will match any like for like quote that we receive.

Where to go?

There are a few properties in Rwanda that offer a completely unique experience, especially for honeymooners! Properties like Sayinyo Silverback Lodge and Bisate Lodge are both high-end lodges in the Volcanoes National Park, that offer the most exquisite views, service and general experience… not to mention dramatic backdrops of the Virunga volcanoes. Although they come with quite a price tag, they are definitely properties to consider if you are looking to go all out for your honeymoon.

The little extras

Please also note that, having been putting together honeymoons across East Africa for over ten years, we have a wealth of experience in making your honeymoon of a lifetime as exceptional as possible. We have preferred rooms in every hotel for our clients, as well as a few little extras on the route to make things just that bit more memorable!

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    Our Top Five Honeymoon Lodges in Rwanda:

    1. Rwanda Landscape

      Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

      As part of the Governor’s Collection, and owned by a community trust, Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge is sat in the foothills of the mighty Virunga mountains. Its remote location offers remarkable views and its relationship with the community means that a wealth of activities aside from gorilla trekking... More...

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    2. Bisate Lodge - View

      Bisate Lodge

      The newest, and most luxurious of the mountain lodges, Bisate, opened its doors in June 2017. Bisate Lodge, which is Wilderness’ latest camp, is in the heart of the forest, boasting views of three prominent volcanoes named Bisoke, Karisimbi and Mikeono. With good access to the Volcanoes National... More...

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    3. FiveVolcanoes - view

      Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel

      With good accessibility to the entrance of the park, Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel is the perfect base for those looking for comfortable and affordable accommodation, offering a restaurant, a pool and beautiful gardens to relax in. With good accessibility to the park headquarters and cosy... More...

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    4. Virunga Lodge Rwanda

      Virunga Lodge

      Offering expansive views of the Virunga Volcanoes, Virunga Lodge is a luxury lodge filled with Rwandan design and culture. Each of the ten 'bandas' reflect the traditional building style of Rwanda, and with their own cosy fireplace, open living room and private terrace, they are the perfect base... More...

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    5. Hotel des mille - pool

      Hotel des Mille Collines

      As featured in the well-known film, Hotel Rwanda, Hotel des Mille Collines has a fantastic location in the heart of Kigali. The hotel, with 112 rooms offering good views across the city, is a great base for exploring Rwanda’s capital whilst enjoying its facilities.

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