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9 Rwandan Luxury Facilities Exhibit In France, Who Are They?

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High end Rwandan tour operators together with Rwanda Development Board (RDB) are participating in ILTM events in Cannes, France.

The 4-day luxury travel show is a platform where ILTM events bring together the finest luxury travel professionals to create the #momentsthatmatter in luxury travel.

Rwanda is showcasing to international travel buyers with hope they will bring more luxury tourists to Rwanda.

RDB Rwanda attends this type of show to keep attracting leaders of the luxury travel industry to promote and sell Rwanda.

“We promote the entire country – From Kigali to every National Park and Cultural Experiences all over the country,” says Ariella Kagaruka, RDB’s Head of Tourism and Conservation who led the delegation.Rwanda’s catchy sell at the event is ‘eco-luxury tourism’.

RDB alongside nine tourism companies offering tourism activities and accommodation facilities participated under “Visit Rwanda” brand in ILTM Cannes 2019.The events attracted over 6000 travel buyers, media and exhibitors from 134 countries all over the world.

Rwanda delegation engaged in B2B meetings through out the entire 4-day show and an exclusive destination presentation delivered to tourism professionals on the last day. “Visit Rwanda” is also an official partner of the show for visibility beyond its stand.

Here are the nine companies offering global class luxury eco-friendly tourism.

>> One & Only

The facility offers experience on a deeply personal level, from the wild depths of Nyungwe Forest of Rwanda when you stay at One&Only Nyungwe House. Here, in the heart of Rwanda, lies the oldest rainforest on earth, home to rare primates and reptiles, orchids, butterflies and exotic birds. The cherished Nyungwe Forest National Park is a 102,000-hectare expanse of mountain rainforest, just south of Lake Kivu on the Burundi border. Discover a sanctuary where animals roam free, locals are few, and guests scarcer still.

>> Thousand Hills Africa

Thousand Hills Africa is a bespoke luxury travel and concierge service based in Kigali, Rwanda. We are at the forefront of a thriving ecotourism industry in Rwanda and are completely committed to a sustainable ecotourism model. Our intimate knowledge, highly-qualified team and profound and infectious love for our country ensure an unforgettable stay for every visitor.

>> Akagera Aviation

This is a Rwandan based aviation company specializing in helicopter solutions,pilot training among other services tailored to your every need. They offer aerial excursions within Rwanda and her neighbors in the East Africa community.

>> Primate Safaris

They are a top tier destination management company offering custom tailored Primate and Safaris Tours in East Africa.

>> Uber Luxe Safaris

This corner or northwestern Rwanda is a breath-taking unforgettable place where culture, adventure and conservation intersect. The “Parc National de Volcans” (or PNV as it’s known by locals) lies along the Virunga Mountains, with 8 ancient volcanoes, which are shared by Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Just a short two hour drive from Rwanda’s capital of Kigali, the park is a central location for exploring some distinctly Rwandan experiences. While a visit to the mountain gorillas is often at the top of visitor, the dramatic landscape also offers thrilling hiking and visits to the fascinating golden monkeys. PNV is also one of Rwanda’s conservation epicenters, where many non-profit organizations base their operations. Visitors can pay homage to the legendary scientist and gorilla advocate Dian Fossey with a hike to her tomb or a visit to the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund that continues her legacy of research and advocacy to this day.

>> Wilderness Safaris

Situated at the heart of the Albertine Rift, Rwanda is one of Africa’s most biodiverse regions and a haven of rainforest endemism. Its most celebrated wild mammal is the iconic mountain gorilla of the Virunga Massif. A densely-populated country with most people living in rural areas, Rwanda has shown great courage in  recovering from the memory of the 1994 genocide. Today, Rwanda is a stable, well-run and peacefully united country. The optimistic energy of the people has earned their country the moniker ‘Remarkable Rwanda’ and it regularly features on ‘must-visit’ lists.

>> Charleston Tours and Travel

Upon arrival at Kigali International airport you will be met by our representative that will assist you through customs and immigration. After processing you will be met by a Charleston tours driver/guide who will transfer your Hotel where you will check in for dinner and overnight.


After breakfast, join your driver/guide on a city tour exploring the rapidly yet historic, cultural and artistically growing capital of Kigali, Rwanda. The tour entails a visit to the genocide memorial, a local lunch at one of Kigali’s renowned restaurants and a walk through the growing art scene. Thereafter you will drive 2 hours 30 minutes to Musanze at the foothills of the Virunga Volcanoes and check in to your Lodge for dinner and overnight.

>> Volcanoes Safaris

Volcanoes Safaris has been at the forefront of reviving gorilla and chimpanzee tourism in the region since 1997. Our lodges and safaris offer luxury gorilla trekking and chimpanzee tracking experiences.

In 1997 we were the first company to set up simple camps in the areas around the gorilla parks. Today, Volcanoes Safaris is the leading luxury lodge company in Uganda and Rwanda:

In 2017 we launched a strategic program to re-imagine all aspects of our lodges: design, style, the guest experience, food and service, lodge and safari activities, and guest participation in community and conservation projects. This program has required significant investment and has already seen a major transformation of our lodges, which is due to be completed by 2020.