Day 1 Arrival
On arrival at Kigali International Airport and transfer to the hotel in Kigali.
Day 2 – Ruhengeri
After breakfast, Kigali to reach Ruhengeri at the gate of Parc National des Volcans. The journey is full of beautiful sceneries, through the cultivated terraced hills of Kigezi and Rwanda. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Nest Camp or Kinigi Guest House.
Day 3 – Mountains Gorilla tracking
Early morning you enter the gorilla sanctuary of Parc National des Volcans, the rain tropical forest covering the hills surrounding Virunga Volcanoes. The trekking is a demanding but rewarding experience. Ensure you bring with you enough water and the packed lunch. The time spent in the forest depends on the movements of the primates in their natural environment. After the activity you return at leisure to Gorilla Nest Camp or Kinigi Guest House in Ruhengeri for dinner and overnight.
Day 4 – The beach of Lake Kivu in Gisenyi
After breakfast, leave Ruhengeri and proceed to Gisenyi, a pretty town located on the shores of beautiful Lake Kivu, the main water body of Rwanda. Relax on the beach in full board at Kivu Sun Hotel or Palm Beach Hotel.
Day 5 – Traditions and culture of Rwanda
After breakfast, transfer to Nyungwe National Park along the lake Kivu. Stop over In Kibuye for lunch. Arrive in Nyungwe National Park in time for dinner and overnight at Peace Guest House.
Day 6 – The primates of Nyungwe National Park
After an early breakfast, you enter Nyungwe forest for the trekking in search for the numerous troops of Colobus monkeys and/or tracking the chimpanzee. Nyungwe is a vast, uncontaminated rain tropical forest over 1000 sq km in size and you will be amazed by such an intense, green mountain vegetation. Ensure you carry with you packed lunch and water for a pic nic lunch. Return to Peace Guest House for dinner and overnight.
Day 7 – Kigali and the culture of Rwanda
After breakfast you will drive to Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda. Stopover in Gikongoro for a tour of the Genocide Memorial of Murambi. Lunch in Butare, where it is possible to find the best Rwandan, original handicraft, which you cannot find in other countries of Africa. Butare hosts the biggest university and the national cultural museum, worthy to visit. Stop over in Nyanza for a tour of the royal palace of the traditional king of Rwanda, the Mwami. Arrival in Kigali for dinner and overnight at Kigali Serena Hotel (C) or Iris Guest HouseB).
Day 8 – Akagera National Park
After breakfast, depart for Akagera National Park located along the Tanzanian border of Rwanda. You reach in time for the evening game drive. This park is famous for its herds of game animals including Burchell’s Zebra, lions, elephants, topi, giraffes, impalas and over 425 species of birds including the shoe billed stock, African jacana, sacred ibis goliath heron. Dinner and overnight at Akagera Game Lodge.
Day 9 – Game drive in the Akagera National Park
Early morning game drive along the trials of Akagera. As an optional activity, you can board the boat for exploring the water of the Lake Ihema to see the large number of hippo, the huge Nile crocodile and birds. In the afternoondrive back to Kigali for dinner and overnight at Hotel Gorillas.
Reserved for departure flights from Kigali International Airport.
The tariff includes:
– Accommodation in hotels or lodge, in double room, full board treatment, included one soft drink for the meals
– All the transfer in private means 4×4 Land Cruiser or minibus
-English speaking Driver/Guide
– Entrance fees, taxes and “gorilla permit”
The tariff does not include:
– Air ticket.
– Tourist insurance
– Entrance visas:
– Extra drinks and tips.
– Everything not directly mentioned in the programme itinerary.