On arrive at Kigali International Airport, you will be welcomed by our professional local guide and give a short brief about the tour. Depart for Akagera National Park. The route which passes through Rwanda’s phenomenal landscape and living lifestyles. After a quick rest at the hotel, you will go on a southern game drive alongside the Lake Ihema circuit. During the game drive, there are plenty of animals that you may see including elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, zebras, hippos, crocodiles and many others. As one of the most scenic savannahs in East Africa, the game drive in Akagera provides you an opportunity to also view gentle hills blending beautifully with lowland swamps and water bodies.
On this day (depending on game drive time), we offer you a choice of Value Added Package from the following options
• Evening walks around the hotel where you can see various bird species.
• Participate in day-to-day local pastoral lifestyle.
• Presentation on the ecology of the Akagera ecosystem and the conservation efforts, including the co existence dynamics between local people and wildlife. Overnight at Akagera Game Lodge.
Early morning game drive starts with a spectacular sun rise and early morning bird calls. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and landscape through the northern game drive is where you will see hippos, crocodiles and more wildlife than on the lake circuit. After the game drive, you will transfer to the Volcanoes National park. Overnight at Davinci lodge or at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge.
In the morning after breakfast, you will assemble at the park office for briefing and thereafter embark on hiking the virunga volcanoes in search if the rear mountain gorillas. After encountering them,you will watch them for one hour and return to the lodge for relaxation. If not tired,you can go for a cultural tour at the gorilla guardian cultural village to learn about the culture and history of Rwanda
In the morning after breakfast,you will again drive to the park offices for briefing about golden monkey tracking. After briefing you will embark on hiking the virunga mountains in search of the rear and endangered golden monkeys. After finding the monkeys, you will watch them for one hour and return to the lodge for lunch and thereafter transfer to lake Kivu for relaxation on the lake. Lake Kivu is one of the great lakes in Africa and the largest of the fresh water lakes that gleam in the Albertine (Western) rift of the Great Rift Valley. Lake Kivu stands 1461m (4,790ft) above sea level and is Africa’s highest lake. The northern shore is subject to eruptions from nearby Mt Nyiragongo in DR Congo. On its shores is the town of Gisenyi which also borders Goma town on the opposite side of Congo. Gisenyi town offers excellent view of the lake and the Virunga volcanoes massif. With its waterfront and sandy beaches, Gisenyi is a wonderful place to relax with the feel of tropical beach resort with captivating air.
Morning after your breakfast, you will go for a morning boat ride on lake Kivu visiting different island and learning about their history. On return you will transfer to another lake town of kibuye. Kibuye is the most attractive of the lake ports, with a series of interwoven and undulating hills. It’s among Rwanda’s hidden treasures, with lush green hills and a peaceful breeze. During this journey, you will see interlocking landscapes and varying land use practices. You will see the natural beauty of Lake Kivu with its islands, oddly shaped peninsulas and the huge Ijwi Island that is rich in the cultural history of the Rwandan people.
Morning at rest,or visit the genocide site in kibuye. This is a stadium where many Tutsi had gathered for safety before they were attacked by gangs of Hutu militia supported by the former government soldiers and killed. You can also take a walk in kibuye town. After the tour of.kibuye, you will transfer to.Nyungwe forest national park. Overnight at Nyungwe forest lodge or Gisakura guest house
Nyungwe National Park is the only destination in the world where you can see more than five primate species in a single location including rare species such as chimpanzee, mountain monkeys and the angolan black and white colobus monkeys. Nyungwe presents a unique phenomenon in primate tourism due to its huge concentrations of habituated primates whose troops can include 400 to 500 individuals. As an avian hub for birders, Nyungwe is the best place to partake in bird watching. Overnight at Gisakura Guest House Nyungwe
Trek colobus monkeys in Nyungwe National Park the only place in the world where you can see a colony of more than 500 individuals in the wild.
On this day (depending on trekking time), we offer you a choice value added package from the following: Alternatively you can make a canopy walk in nyungwe forest which gives you great view of the forest and that great of nature
• Participate in tea harvesting in the neighboring local communities.
• Visit the tea factory and learn about the production processes of one the highest quality tea produced in East Africa.
• Visit local artisan groups to learn and participate in this and other local community income generating projects. This is also an opportunity to buy local crafts products.
• Listen to a presentation on the ecology of Nyungwe National Park and the ongoing conservation efforts, including the dynamics of coexistence of park/wildlife and local people.
• Watch cultural dance performed by one of the local community dance groups. Overnight at Gisakura Guest House Nyungwe
Transfer to Kigali. En-route, you will stop at the town of Butare and visit the National Museum which provides insight into Rwandan history and culture. Along the way to Kigali, you will also visit the famous Kings palace in Nyanza which offers a rich insight into Rwandan pre-colonial history. Your final stop is at the art museum at Rwesero Nyanza. Along the way from Nyungwe to Kigali, you will pass through magnificent hills and cultivated country side. Overnight at Serena Hotel Kgali ,five to five
Kigali named by Dr. Richard Kandt, the first colonial resident governor of Rwanda in 1907, is Rwanda’s capital. Kigali is the main administrative and economic centre of Rwanda. With an ever green feel of fresh air, it is the cleanest and safest city in the region. Kigali’s face is her fortune; it is this dramatic beauty from which its name is derived. There are, however, other factors; Kigali is a city that delights the mind as well as the eye of any visitor. It is the city where the past lives comfortably with the present.
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