Rwanda – 12 Days Discover Rwanda exclusive safari

Rwanda – 12 Days Discover Rwanda exclusive safari

Create lifetime memories of Rwanda on this safari which combines cultural and adventurous experiences including a canopy walk, boat cruises, water activities on Lake Kivu, bird watching, wildlife viewing on the flat plains of Akagera National Park, community-based tourism activities, historical sites in Nyanza, chimps trekking in Nyungwe National Park and a memorable encounter with gorillas in Volcanoes National Park

Day 1:  Arrive in Kigali

Welcome by your tour guide at the Kigali airport. Transfer to Kigali, check-in to your hotel then enjoy an afternoon Kigali city tour.
Overnight: Kigali

Day 2:  Akagera National Park

Transfer to Akagera National Park and take a boat ride on Lake Ihema. Overnight: Luxurious camping in the park or comfortable hotel

Day 3:  Akagera National Park

Enjoy game drives and community-based experiences. Overnight: Luxurious camping in the park or comfortable hotel

12 Days Discover Rwanda exclusive safari
Akagera National Park

Day 4:  Huye and Nyanza

Transfer to Huye and on your way visit the famous catholic cathedral of Kabgayi and the Rwanda National Museum – visit the ancient King’s Palace at Nyanza, Rwanda art and the women’s drumming group at the university. Overnight: Recommended hotel in Huye

12 Days Discover Rwanda exclusive safari
Nyungwe Tea plantations

Day 5:  Huye and Nyungwe National Park Visit the university and market and enjoy the dancers at the museum before transferring to Nyungwe National Park. Visit a tea plantation and spend the afternoon primate viewing in Nyungwe National Park. Overnight: Recommended hotel in Nyungwe

Day 6:  Nyungwe National Park Trekking of chimps in Nyungwe National Park as well as seeing a beautiful waterfall, the source of the Nile, birding and nature walks. Overnight: Recommended hotel in Nyungwe

12 Days Discover Rwanda exclusive safari
Lake Kivu Kayaking

Day 7:  Karongi and Lake Kivu Transfer to Karongi and visit Bisesero on the way, Karongi church and Nyange genocide memorial – boat tour to Amahoro Island, the Island of Peace, in the late afternoon. Overnight: Recommended hotel in Karongi

Day 8:  Rubavu and Lake Kivu 
Boat transfer to Gisenyi where you visit the fishing village, hot springs, brewery and communities around. Overnight: Recommended hotel in Gisenyi

Day 9:  Hot springs and Kinigi Transfer to Kinigi. See traditional dancers and learn about Rwandan drumming, singing and dancing. Additionally, learn about Rwandan cooking in a local family. Overnight: Homestay or Five Volcanoes Hotel

Day 10: Twin Lakes & Buhanga Forest Transfer to a fishing village at Lake Ruhondo where you will learn about local fishing methods and visit a Street Children Project in Ruhengeri; learn about sorghum or banana beer production by a women’s cooperative and visit another women’s cooperative where they produce handicrafts made of banana leaves. Overnight: Recommended hotel in Ruhengeri

Day 11:  Gorilla trekking – enjoy this amazing once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the silverback gorilla in its natural habitat. Overnight: Recommended hotel in Ruhengeri

12 Days Discover Rwanda exclusive safari
Volcanoes National Park

Day 12:  Transfer to Kigali Time to go to the crafts market at CAPLAK and buy some souvenirs before transferring to the airport. Overnight: Onward journey
Activity: Transfer to Kigali
End of Tour

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