7 Day – Tour To see the Best Of Rwanda

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Baby Gorilla _ Rwanda

Baby Gorilla _ Rwanda

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.

  • This tour starts and ends in Kigali (Rwanda) –
  • You’ll visit Akagera NP, Kigali, Nyungwe Forest NP, Kibuye, Gisenyi & Volcanoes NP
  • Activities: game drivesgorilla & chimpanzee tracking & boat tour
  • Game drives: Pop Up roof 4×4 Vehicle
  • Getting around: Ordinary car
  • transfer from and back to the airport (or hotel) is included
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged for extra cost

NOTE/ Clients who choose to stay in Rwanda for more days at the end of their safari are free to do so. We can arrange hotel accommodation for your extended stay. Should you wish to spend more time exploring Rwanda, Congo, Burundi, Uganda, Kenya or Tanzania, we can arrange further safaris and city tours to meet your requirements.

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.

  • Main destination: Akagera National Park
  • Accommodation: Discover Rwanda Kayonza Eco Lodge
  • Meals & drinks: All meals included and Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

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.

  • Main destination: Kigali
  • Accommodation: Okapi Hotel
  • Meals & drinks: Meals at own expense+Drinks not included

Day 3: Visit the Genocide memorial and transfert to 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.

  • Main destination: Nyungwe Forest National Park
  • Accommodation: Gisakura Guest House
  • Meals & drinks: All meals included+Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 4: Chimpanzees Trekking, Canopy Walk and Drive to Kibuye

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 for checking out and transfer to Kibuye, arrive late in the evening, take your dinner and overnight.

  • Main destination: Kibuye
  • Accommodation: Macheo Eco Lodge
  • Meals & drinks: All meals included+Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

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

After Break fast at Shore of Lake Kivu we drive to Volcanoes National park via Gisenyi. During this drive, you will have the opportunity to see 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.

  • Main destination: Gisenyi
  • Accommodation: Centre D’Accueil St Francois-Xavier Gisenyi 
  • Meals & drinks: All meals included+Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

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.

  • Main destination: Volcanoes National Park
  • Accommodation: Muhabura Hotel
  • Meals & drinks: All meals included+Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

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 Luch and Transfer to Kigali. End of The tour.

  • Main destination: Kigali
  • Accommodation: End of tour (no accommodation)
  • Meals & drinks: Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)Drinks not included
Solo(1 room) 2 people(1 room) 3 people(2 rooms) 4 people(2 rooms) 5 people(3 rooms) 6 people(3 rooms)
01 Jan 2017 – 31 Dec 2017 $3,410 $2,730 $2,680 $2,490 $2,560 $2,390
01 Jan 2018 – 31 Dec 2018 $3,410 $2,730 $2,680 $2,490 $2,560 $2,390

Included

  • Park fees (for non-residents)
  • Gorilla permits (one per person, non-resident)
  • Chimp permits (one per person, non-resident)
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks (as specified in the day-by-day section)

Excluded

  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Some meals (as specified in the day-by

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