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A selection of our favourite places to stay in Rwanda

Nyungwe House

Primates & Plantation

Nyunwe House is situated in a tea plantation on the edge of the ancient Nyungwe rainforest. From the comfort of this lodge-style retreat you can trek though the lush jungle to spot chimpanzees, black & white Colobus monkey and grey-cheeked Mangabey, watch the exotic birdlife, indulge in an open-air spa treatment or head out on a walk to the spectacular Kamiranzovu waterfalls. Nyungwe House is a haven of creature-comforts where the wild secrets of nature come to life before your eyes. Read More

Volcanoes Virunga Lodge

Breathtaking vistas

The stone-built Virunga Lodge consists of ten bandas which look towards the Virunga volcanoes and the lakes below – a stunning outlook. It offers luxurious but authentic Rwandese style, excellent food and exceptional service. The focus is gorilla trekking, other activities include climbing volcanoes, tracking golden monkeys, birding and gentle strolls around picturesque villages and lakes. The lodge is heavily involved in clean water projects and small scale farming initiatives with the local community. Read More

Bisate Lodge

Gorilla luxury

Bisate Lodge is located in the natural amphitheatre of an eroded volcanic cone, with dramatic views of the peaks of the volcanoes Bisoke and Karisimbi rearing up through the Afro-alpine forests of nearby Volcanoes National Park. The luxury lodge can accommodate twelve guests in six sumptuous en-suite rooms that maximise comfort and cosiness while retaining environmental principles. Bisate is not only one of the most exclusive luxury offerings in this beautiful corner of Africa, but also the most sustainable. Read More

Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

Spectacular forest retreat

The elegant Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge lies hidden amongst the foothills of the Virungas - an ideal location for mountain biking, seeing rare golden monkeys and tracking the endangered gorilla population. Four habituated families of up to 35 individuals live on the slopes here. The lodge's accommodation lies in individual colonial-style cottages scattered through the 11 hectare estate and the décor is cosy and inviting with deep armchairs, fireplaces and panoramic views over the five volcanoes. Read More

Singita Kwitonda

Regeneration & conservation

Kwitonda takes its name from a great silverback gorilla who was known locally for his gentleness and was said to embody the spirit of Rwanda. Built with sustainability as its fundamental focus, the lodge accommodates just 8 luxurious, low-impact suites as part of an ambitious project to rehabilitate and maintain the biological integrity of the forest the surrounds it. Read More
Nyungwe House
Volcanoes Virunga Lodge
Bisate Lodge
Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge
Singita Kwitonda

Exellent and wonderful, reaching way above expectations.

Elizabeth Mackintosh

Julia you did a fantastic job - everything was first class. Well organised, efficient and stress free. We all agreed it was the best holiday we've ever had. Cant wait to travel with CSC again.

Milford family

We are so happy we put our trust in CSC, we had an amazing adventure and would recommend them to anyone.

Kim & Brad Balance

The trip exceeded my expectations and was the best family holiday I have ever had. Our children simply loved it and now I know more about African wildlife than they do about our own farm animals.

Rowntree family

Classic Safari are the people who genuinely know other culture and offer incredible insight to perfectly meet your expectations.

Melanie McMillan & Iain Jones

We loved it all. Our son wants to go back tomorrow. We would ALL go back again!

Laurence & Remi Cunningham

An amazing experience - the best family holiday we have ever had. We were extremely impressed by the meticulous attention to our itinerary. I can't speak highly enough of all the elements of this exciting journey!

Sheryl & Robert Taylor

Thank you for making our trip to Africa so spectacular. The attention to detail really made it special. It was the trip of a lifetime for our family together.

Sarah & Paul Cozzi

Very knowledgeable and patient. Our trip was all that we hoped for. Wonderful!

Jane & Robert Happell

Everything was perfect! Advice and information on destinations and activities hit everything I had hoped to experience. I contacted the Classic Safari Company upon recommendation and have now, in turn, recommended to others.

Tim Bradley

You can't improve on perfection. I had my best birthday and holiday with my family celebrating my 80th birthday in Africa. Everything that Julia organised was perfect and the whole trip was a highlight!

Buckingham Family

The trip of a lifetime, couldn't have dreamt of a better adventure if I tried.

Emma Jeffcoat

Absolutely everything was first class & so well organised.

Simon & Jackie Adams

Classic Safari Company has done it again! A unique experience that ticked all the boxes - wildlife, culture and dining experience. A dream come true!

Ros Wheeler

Their experience and knowledge of Africa is evident and we couldn't have been happier with the total package. This has given us a taste for Africa - now we are ready for more.

Andrew & Pip Stevens

If you want the most sensational experience in Africa let Julia and the staff at Classic Safari Co plan it for you! Their knowledge, expertise and enthusiasm for their job means your every wish will be fulfilled.

Miriam & Joseph Harrison

Classic Safari is the place to go to for "top end" adventure travel.

Ron & Alison Guthrie

Classic Safari Company were brilliant - 10/10

Di & Kingsley Yates

The Classic Safari Company is the best I have dealt with. Extremely knowledgeable & professional, friendly, patient & understanding of first timers to Africa.

Annette Whiley

It certainly was the best trip we have EVER had. The experiences were mind blowing.  We want everyone we know to experience Africa - the animals, the people - magical.

Jo-anne & Dean Mifsud

Would do it all again and not change a moment. Best holiday ever!

The McGowan Tribe

An absolutely fantastic travel company - every one of the many trips they have organised for us over 22 years have been faultless and fabulous.

Judith & Roger Williams

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