19 Day Rwanda Adventure
Day 1: arrival at Kigali international airportOur Tour Company representative will pick you from the airport on arrival after checkup. The guide will take you around a forex bureau at the airport or in city So that you change your money then after transfer to your hotel .
DAY 2: Kigali city tourYour driver and guide will pick you from the hotel and take you for city tour which includes among others; Gisozi genocide memorial site, this visit takes you 2hrs, here you learn and comprehend the history of genocide in Rwanda and other countries of the world. Thereafter proceed to Kimilonko Market one of the busiest and biggest market in the city here you will enjoy and buy most of Rwanda traditional delicious food staffs and interact with local people, visit Nyarutarma Golf club then proceed to Belgium memorial site and Richard kandt historical museum here you will be at the exact point where Kigali city started by a Germany colonialist and administrator 1907.
After Lunch Ntarama and Nyamta Genocide memorial sites.
Lunch at one of smart city restaurants and after lunch, your driver and guide will take you to Ntarama and Nyamata Genocide memorial sites outside Kigali. This will give you evolution of1994 genocide tragedy happened in Rwanda.
Though here there is no charge for entrance, but you may generously fill to give something to assist for preservation of these genocide sites, your offer will be highly appreciated. Back to Kigali overnight at your hotel, Dinner and overnight stay at your hotel.FB
Day 3 Rusumo waterfalls and Akagera national parkFrom Kigali you will head to Rusumo Water Falls on the Akagera River the mother source of River Nile on the Rwanda-Tanzania boarder watch the wonderful cascading waterfalls of River Kagera visit entire boarder and you will appreciate the natural world and its beauty. Picnic lunch will be saved, after drive to Akagera National Park for the Next morning Game Drives. Check in at Akagera Game Lodge dinner and overnight.
Day 4 Game drives in southern part of national parkAssemble at park Reception to pick your guide immediately after you will start you game driver through the southern sector of this beautiful savannah area. At your exposure you will sight the wonderful savannah habitats among many may be; Elephants, herds of African Buffaloes, Giraffes, impala, Zebras and antropes and many more---.
And this will take you to magnificent lakes of the park Lake Ihama and Hugo at Lake Ihema, take a boat rid while enjoying a cross section of aquatic Animals, after visit Lake Huga this will furnish you with a chance to interact with huge herds of aquatic species, because L. Hugo harbors lots and lots of hippopotami, crocodiles, butterflies and more— you will also have a chance to visit nyarabiyoro Island for extensive bird watching if you’re interested in birds.. Back to your hotel evening relaxation dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Southern part and Lake MUhazi on your to KigaliDepart your hotel after an early breakfast, Head for Northern part of the park where you will have herd of savannah Animals at your disposal. This is more of savannah grassland thus making it easy for the animals to fully control their predators.
This sector is a traffic jam point of the park and will offer you an excellent view of the flora and fauna. Still you will drive up to the top of mt mutumba the highest mountain in the park here you will have the full view of the whole park in your eyes including the slight slopping beautiful panorama of Tanzania. Then proceed to L. Muhazi lunch at Jambo beach, enjoy fresh waters of lake muhazi stay there for an overnight FB
Day 6 Gahini-Kayonza-Rwamagana –KigaliAfter breakfast will head to Kigali with a visit to local communities local schools orphanage centers and sightseeing lunch in Rwamagana after which you will proceed to Kigali check in at your hotel for Dinner and over Night
Day 7: Nyanza - Butare – Nyungwe National Park.Retreat early after breakfast for Nyanza kings palace where you will pick the guide to take you through the entire palace with lots of Education about ancient Rwandan Kingdom. The well-built grass searched kings house is one of the magnificent attraction you can never afford to miss with moral fiber and zeal proceed to National archeological Museum in Butare.
After Lunch After lunch in Butare, back to the museum premises and be entertained by the Traditional dicing troop (intore) at the museum, overnight in Butare FB
Day 8: Butare –Kanyaru-coffee plantation- Nyungwe National Park.Thereafter breakfast proceed to Kanyuru the Rwandan Burundi Board with many stopovers to take beautiful pictures of the scenery and interact with local communities then back to Butare for lunch thereafter proceed to Nyungwe national park check in at Gisakura Guest House Dinner and overnight stay.
Day 9: Nyungwe NATIONAL PARK.Take breakfast early morning 005hrs Leave your hotel to Uwinka Reception to Pick your guide and proceed for chimpanzee tracking Nyungwe National Park, this is commonly accepted to have a superlative diversity and highest massing of primates in East and central Africa. Back to your hotel
Day 10: colobus hiking in Nyungwe National PARK.After breakfast enter Nyungwe National park to hike colobus monkeys at uwinka reception the forest is believed to encompass a apparent troop of 400 and is the largest troop of arboreal primates in Africa.
A walk in the forest is a whole learning experience accompanied by knowledgeable guide well versed in botany, ornithology and interspecies relationship in this forest. Thereafter return to your hotel for lunch dinner and overnight stay. (Gisakura Guest house.
Day 11: Natural walk in Nyungwe National Park.Nyungwe national park is Natural loves paradise. The only remaining mountain rain forest in Africa, Nyungwe boasts of 260 species of tress and herbs, over 200 species of orchids and giant lobelias 275 species of birds of which 25 are endemic, colorful butterflies and 13 recorded species of primates (25%) of Africa’s total) including chimpanzee. The forest is ideal for walks with stunning water falls cascading in the tranquil environment.
This walk will give you unforgettable experience to interact with quit number of ecology of this forest supplemented by natural walks in the tropical rainforest to explorer water falls, black white colobus monkeys, wild chimpanzees, Mona monkeys, butterflies of different species and many others. Have a luncheon, in evening visit tea factory see, test and enjoy the finest tea in Africa, back to your hotel for overnight stay. (Gisakura guest house).
Day 12: Nyungwe National park and Mona monkeysafter breakfast enter Nyungwe Karaba area to track Mona monkeys and other species. Though not habituated, the Mona monkeys are residents of karaba area thereafter drive to Kibuye arriving at lunch time and in the afternoon visit genocide memorial church overnight at bethenie.
Day 13: Kibuye to GisenyiAfter breakfast you have the option of a boat cruise on Lake Kivu to Gisenyi or drive by load. This will take you through gorgeous scenery of tea plantations and glimpses of Lake Kivu, Arrival in Gisenyi at lunch time, lunch at Lake Kivu Serena hotel spend the rest of evening in Gisenyi with option of Excursions of the city, or do Sand bath, swim in the lake and do all kinds of beach tourism, Dinner and over night stay.
Note: we can organize for boat ride from Kibuye to Gisenyi; however your luggage will be driven to Gisenyi by your driver.
DAY 14: GORILLA TRACKING in Volcanoes National Park.An early morning breakfast is followed by a drive to Kinigi Park headquarters for group allocation and briefing. This is one of the awaited for, with one of the highlight activities of this tour. Well prepared with cameras, water, rain jackets, long pair of trouser and jungle boots on, you will assemble for briefing from the Guide about gorilla tracking the great adventure and experience! The time taken to encounter these peaceful primates is unpredictable for it may take1-6 hours. Nevertheless, on encounter, one may be forced to say, it is dramatic!!!! After the adventure a certificate awaits the successful tracker.
The day is not easy at times but alluring. Return to your lodge for lunch thereafter evening walks with visits to the villages where you will get a chance to interact with local communities around the park, Dinner and overnight stay.
Day 15: Volcanoes national park and Golden Monkey TrackingAn early morning go to park headquarters pick your guide and go to track Golden monkey and in the evening visit Musanze Town and cultural village, dinner and overnight stay.
Day 16 Natural walks in volcanoes National ParkAfter breakfast go for natural forest Trails with a visit to Gorilla clemently at Karishokye research centre and pay tribute to the brave primatologist Dian fossy who spent most of her life time habituating these great apes up to the time when she was murdered and was buried a midst her friends (Gorillas). Back to your hotel for lunch dinner and overnight at you hotel.
Day 17: Hike mt Bisoke and visit Crater Lake on the topLeave the hotel very early in the morning after breakfast at 0630hours to meet with your guide then drive to the park entrance where you will start your hike, hiking mountain Visoke/Bisoke takes 1-2hrs up and 1hr down depending on your fitness. Back to your hotel for lunch after, drive back to Kigali dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 18: city tour and shoppingPartial City tour that you missed on day 1 tour of Kigali city, visit curio markets and kimironko fruit market where you will a have a chance to meet the locals and choose your fruit basket, lunch in one of smart city restaurant and later shopping of Rwanda’s produce for remembrance in the city craft shops or even others. Dinner and overnight
Day 19; Transfer to the AirportAfter breakfast, prepare yourself and your luggage and take some refreshment after which your driver/guide will transfer you to the airport for your flight back home.
Tour price includes : all tour activities as indicated above – gorilla permit in Rwanda, golden monkey tracking, all chimps permits, all boat trip fees, game drives, accommodation in hotels (with breakfast, lunch and dinner included), sightseeing as noted in the trip itinerary, park fees, entry fees, ground transportation, bottled drinking mineral water.