7-Day The Best of Rwanda Safari

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Baby Gorilla

Baby Gorilla

Overview

During this tour you will do game Drive in Akagera, see Gorillas and other primates in Nyungwe, a preserved part of rain forest which houses a variety of primate species, including, the chimpanzee, l’hoest monkeys and hundreds of acrobatic Angolan Colobus monkey. And it’s also a birder’s paradise with over 300 sptoecies, including 16 endemics… You will also visit Butare Museum, the King Palace In Nyanza, Kigali genocide memorial center, Lake kivu and be Entertainments by Intore dancers.

Day 1: Transfer To Akagera National Park

Morning after Breakfast you will be met by our safari guide who will transfer you to Akagera National Park in the eastern part of Rwanda. The drive is approximately 3 hours. On arrival, you will go for a Short Game Drive after which you will have lunch at Akagera Game Lodge. In the afternoon you will go for a canoe ride on Lake Ihema to see aquatic animals such as Hippos, Lions, Crocodiles as well as water birds like the papyrus Gonolek, shoebill stork and African fish eagle. You will be returned to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Low Budget Accommodation: Discover Rwanda Kayonza
Mid Range Accommodation: Akagera Lodge
Luxury Accommodation: Akagera Lodge (suite)
Meals & drinks: Lunch, Dinner included + Drinking Water

Day 2: Game Drive in akagera and Transfer To Kigali

After breakfast, you will go for the early morning game drive to see wildlife such as elephants, impala, black-tailed mongoose, hippos, oribi, bushbuck, antelope, zebra, cape eland, giraffe, buffalo, and also primates like the olive baboon, vervet monkey, bush baby etc. Back at the lodge, take lunch and return to Kigali. arive late in the eveining, dinner and overnight.

Low Budget Accommodation: Discover Rwanda Hostel
Mid Range Accommodation: Kigali Gorillas Hotel
Luxury Accommodation: Kigali Serena Hotel
Meals & drinks: All meals included + Drinking Water

Day 3: Visit the Genocide memorial and transfert to Nyungwe via Nyanza

After breakfast in Kigali ou will visit the Rwanda Genocide Memorial and drive to Nyungwe Forest National Park passing through magnificent views of the beautiful hilly countryside which gives Rwanda its name as “a country of a thousand hills”. During your drive you will visit Nyanza King’s Palace where a guide to take you through the entire palace educating you about the ancient Rwandan Kingdom. The King’s house is one of the magnificent attractions you can never afford to miss. You will then continue on your travels to the National Archaeological Museum in Butare where you will tour the museum and have lunch. After lunch Proceed to Nyungwe, Arrive late in afternoon. Dinner and overnight.

Low Budget Accommodation: Gisakura Guest House
Mid Range Accommodation: Nyungwe Top View Hotel
Luxury Accommodation: Nyungwe Forest Lodge
Meals & drinks: All Meals included + Drinking Water

Day 4: Chimpanzees Trekking and Canopy Walk in Nyungwe Forest

You will wake early, around 4:30 am, Take breakfast and set off into the forest to track chimpanzees. During your walk inside the forest you may encounter other primates, animals and bird species. In the afternoon you will return to the Guest House for lunch. In the evening you will take off on a canopy walk where you will view a variety of animal species and beautiful landscape. After this walk you will return to the Guest House. Take your dinner and overnight.

Low Budget Accommodation: Gisakura Guest House
Mid Range Accommodation: Nyungwe Top View Hotel
Luxury Accommodation: Nyungwe Forest Lodge
Meals & drinks: All Meals included + Drinking Water

Day 5: Transfer to Gisenyi at The border of Rwanda and Congo

After Break fast at 8:00am drive to Gisenyi in Rubavu via Kibuye Road. During this drive, you will have the opportunity to see lake Kivu and the daily lives of the people at the countryside as it has been lived for centuries, virtually unchanged. This is a very scenic route and provides the opportunity to see the people at work – cultivating bananas, cassava, sorghum, beans, rice, potatoes, and even coffee in their steep and tiny fields. In addition, there are several massive tea plantations, villages, innumerable tiny brickworks, and surprises around every corner. Arrival at Gisenyi for lunch and Visit the Border of Rwanda and Congo DRC. Gisenyi is the crossong point to Congo so will also have thr opportunity to see the town of Goma from this city. Goma was devastated by the eruption of the Nyiragongo volcano. Dinner and overnight.

Low Budget Accommodation: Discover Rwanda Gisenyi
Mid Range Accommodation: Paradise Malahide Hotel
Luxury Accommodation: Kigali Serena Hotel
Meals & drinks: All Meals included + Drinking Water

Day 6: Mountain Gorillas trekking and Visit of the Twin lake Ruhondo and Burera

You will be picked-up at 5:30 am and take off for a 2 hour picturesque drive to Volcanoes National Park found in Musanze province on your way to the habitat of endangered mountain gorillas. Upon arrival, you will enjoy breakfast and then take off to the park headquarters at Kinigi for a thorough briefing by the park warden. After the briefing, our tour guide will transfer you to the starting point of the gorilla trek. The trek may last from 1-8 hours depending on the movements of the gentle giants. Back take shore and visit the twin lake Ruhondo and Burela, Dinner and Overnight.

Low Budget Accommodation: Muhabura Hotel
Mid Range Accommodation: Le palme Hotel
Luxury Accommodation: Gorilla Mountai View Lodge
Meals & drinks: All Meals included + Drinking Water

Day 7: Entertainment by Intore Dancers and Drive to Kigali

Wake up in the Morning, take your Breakfast and be Entertained by intore Dancers at Ibyiwacu culture center before driving to kigali. The “Intore”, once the elite of the traditional Rwanda army, were not only trained as military but also in high jump and dance. They were known for their remarkable technique allowing them to jump over 2m40. The Intore became worldwide famous as dancers in 1958 when the World Expo was held in Brussels. Today Intore dancers are part of the rich Rwanda folklore. The warriors dance is a jewel of the choreographic heritage of Rwanda. Dressed with a mane made of sisal fiber, Tied up on ankles, little bells jingle on each step, giving the warriors dance a thrilling rhythm. Throughout the Intore ballet, physical confrontation turns into artistic rivalry and then at “the end” comes out into a vigorous hug of the warriors. This is the most artistic gesture of friendship mutual aid and protection. Take Lunch and Transfer to Kigali. End of The tour.

Accommodation: Not Included
Meals & drinks: BreakFast included + Drinking Water

COST: FROM 2730USD PER PERSON

Included: Park fees, Gorilla permits, All activities, All accommodation, A professional driver/guide, Ground transportation, All Taxes/VAT, Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
Excluded: International flights, Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour, Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.), Some meals (as specified in the day-by-day), Drinks

 

 

 

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