The 8 Day Rwanda Adventure rewards you extra-ordinary life-time experience of this beautiful country. Rwanda is home to critically endangered mountain Gorillas and many other rare, beautiful, unique and endangered species of animals and birds that cannot be found anywhere else in this world. The 8 days Rwanda Adventure will take you through the beautiful stunning views of volcanoes, hills, plains and rain forests; meet friendly local people with warm smiles, all which make Rwanda the ultimate safari destination in Africa.
Day 1: Arrival – Kigali city tour
Upon arrival in Kigali, you will be warmly welcomed by your driver guide and transfer to you hotel for a briefing and a welcome meal. Taken a tour in Kigali city; visit the 1994 Gisozi Genocide Memorial site, local arts and crafts shops, Kigali Museum and Juru Park; one of the highest points in Kigali to have fantastic views of the city and its surrounding hills and countryside. Dinner and overnight Kigali Serena or Novotel Umubano Hotel.
Day 2: Depart for Akagera National Park – Evening game drive
Have breakfast at the hotel and drive through Rwanda’s phenomenal landscapes to Akagera National Park. Have lunch at Akagera Safari lodge and take on with the southern game drive alongside the Lake Ihema circuit. Expect animals like Buffaloes, Zebras, Elephants, Masai Giraffes, Hippos, Nile Crocodiles and also many other mammal species. Return for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 3: Akagera Park – Butare town – Nyungwe Forest
Have a cup of tea/coffee and go for another game drive in the northern circuit of the park. Expect to see animals like hippos, crocodiles and even more wildlife than on the lake circuit. Return for full breakfast and then depart for Nyungwe forest via Kigali.
The journey takes you through magnificent hills and cultivated countryside, arrive at Gusakura Rest House or Nyungwe Forest Lodge. Dinner and overnight stay.
Day 4: Chimpanzee trekking and cultural tour
Have breakfast enter Nyungwe forest in search for 13 primates species that include Chimpanzees, the Blue Monkeys, L'Hoest's Monkeys, endangered golden monkeys and the Angolan black and white Colobus Monkeys among others. Nyungwe forest is famous for huge concentrations of habituated primates whose troops can include 400 to 500 individuals. Return to your lodge for lunch and go for a cultural walk among the local communities where you will be entertained with local performances, and learn more about the local cultures. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Day 5: Nyungwe Forest - Gisenyi Town - Kinigi
Take morning break fast and connect to Gisenyi town; a wonderful place to relax, having a captivating feel of a tropical beach resort due to its waterfront, sandy beaches and excellent views of Lake Kivu. After lunch, proceed to Kinigi near Volcanoes National park. Dinner and overnight at Kinigi Guest House/Sabyinyo Silver back lodge.
Day 6: Gorilla Trekking Adventure
Have early breakfast and transfer to Kinigi station for a briefing about mountain gorilla tracking. Tracking Gorillas is very strenuous and tiresome but meeting but staying with these giant apes is worth the effort. You will be allowed to stay with gorillas for 1 hour for observation and photographing. In the evening, you can take a walk to Ruhengeri Market, providing you with an opportunity to see and buy local Rwandan fabrics, foods, arts and handicrafts. Dinner & overnight at Kinigi Guest House/Sabyinyo Silver back lodge.
Day 7: Day Hike to Dian Fossey’s graves
Have early breakfast and visit the grave of Dian Fossey located near Karisoke research center. The trek to the site is quite spectacular, passing through bamboo forest and afro-montane habitats, criss-crossed trails with tracks of forest buffalo and elephant. You may see all sorts of wildlife as you make our way up and down to Karisoke, nestled between the volcanic peaks of Karismbi and Visoke. Overnight at Kinigi Guest House/Sabyinyo Silver back lodge.
Day 8: Depart to Kigali
Depart for Kigali after breakfast and if time allows, we shall have a stopover in Nyirangarama for a tour the Urwibutso Ecotourism Project that supports local farmers and contributes to social and economic development in the area, providing schools and education, creating jobs and opportunities, particularly for women, and training for farmers. Continue to Kigali Airport for your scheduled flight back home
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