Your 13 days magical safari with Rwanda Eco Company and Safari to explore Rwanda unique and adventure attractions,  will be an amazing life time adventure, as you get thrilled into wilderness and into the hearts of the jungles of tropical rain forests and savannah parks, doing game drives, boats cruise in search for numerous wildlife and bird species, not leaving behind various trekking in search for relevant primates This is an amazing adventure with relaxing trips to get an opportunity to experience the local culture of Rwandese. 

 

Day 1: Arrival Kigali and transfer to Hotel

On arrival at Kigali International Airport in Rwanda, you will be received by one of our tour guide who will transfer you to the hotel. Overnight in Kigali Hotel

Destination

Kigali city

Activities

Kigali City tour

Meals

Dinner

Accommodation options

Chez Lando Hotel ( Economy) www.hotelchezlando.com

                                   

Day 2: Kigali city exploration

Start historical-minded exploration of Kigali city with visits to landmarks from colonial, post-independence, genocide and post-genocide times i.e. Kigali Genocide memorial site where over 259,000 genocide victims were put to rest in mass graves,  Kimironko Local Market,   Belgian camp where they killed the 10 Belgian UN soldiers who were protecting the moderate prime minister before the start of genocide etc.

Destination

Kigali City

Activities

Kigali City Tour

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation options

Chez Lando Hotel ( Economy) www.hotelchezlando.com

 

Day 3: Experiencing Rwandan life

In the morning after the breakfast, head to Muhanga to Join a locals at their hillside, working, feasting, creating and laughing by participating in a day of life of artisans, imigongo ( cow dung art experience), traditional cooking  , Candle Dipping and Hive Making. After we head to Butare and visit the Nyanza Loyal palace en route to Butare.

Destination

Huye 

Activities

Rwandan life and King’s Palace museum

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation options

Hôtel Maisons-Sifa( Economy) http://maison-sifa.com/

 

 

Day 4:  Visit the National museum

After the breakfast we go to  the National Museum, introduction to Rwanda’s kingdoms, discovery of colonial architecture in the afternoon  enjoy traditional dancers from the museum , visit the Catholic church in Butare.

Destination

Huye 

Activities

Rwanda museums  and traditional dancers

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation options

Hôtel Maisons-Sifa( Economy) http://maison-sifa.com/

 

 

Day 5: Transfer to Nyungwe National park

Early morning after the breakfast heads to the Nyungwe National park , by arriving have a walk on the canopy walk. From there we head to the hotel for relaxing around this impenetrable forest.

Destination

Nyungwe National Park

Activities

Canopy walk 

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation options

Emeraude Kivu Resort ( Economy) http://maison-sifa.com/

 

Day 6: Nyungwe to Kibuye

This day is dedicated to trek Chimpanzee and later head to Kibuye along the Kivu Lake; you will have a fantastic view of the country of a thousand hills. Check in at Bethanie hotel. In the afternoon, enjoy a boat ride on Lake Kivu to go visit Napoleon and Amahoro Island for short hikes that will result in discovering the rare Angola fruit bats, birds, the beauty and history of the island.

Destination

Kibuye

Activities

Chimpanzee  

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation options

Rwiza Village ( Economy) http://rwizavillage.org/

 

Day 7: Transfer to Gisenyi – Congo-Nile trail excursion

Discover the historical Congo-Nile trail enroute to Gisenyi or Rubavu. You explore the beauty and unique sites of the trail of which include experiencing coffee and tea tours, local livelihoods, fishing with local fishermen using traditional boats.

Destination

Gisenyi 

Activities

Congo Nile

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation options

Paradis Malahide Hotel ( Economy) https://www.paradisemalahide.com/

 

Day 8: Buhanga Eco Park – Canoe ride  

This morning after the breakfast transfer to Musanze and  meet with your respective park rangers who takes you to the Buhanga Eco Park, this  has been a sacred forest where the Rwandese Kings performed initiation ceremonies; today it is a testimonial to past societies that conducted such rituals.  There is an opportunity here to go on a trail walk through the park and see where these rituals took place.

When you reach one of the ritual sites in the park, you are confronted with a small ditch that is surrounded by a flowery thicket and small lava stones.  This is where the kings’ assistants, the Abiru, pick some herbs and add to spring water to make a ritual bath for the king’s coronation. After we will visit the red rocks for home stay. After you will go to enjoy the Canoe ride in Mukungwa river.

Destination

Musanze 

Activities

Buhanga Eco Park and Canoe ride

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation options

 Le Bamboo Gorilla Lodge  ( Economy) https://lebambougorillalodge.com/

 

Day 9: Golden Monkey trekking

Today after you warm early morning breakfast, you will be picked by our safari driver guide who will transfer you to the park headquarters for briefing and start off you day golden monkey trekking. You will later return to the lodge for lunch and later transfer to  Visit the twin lakes in the afternoon.  

Destination

Musanze 

Activities

Golden Monkey trek 

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation options

Le Bamboo Gorilla Lodge  ( Economy) https://lebambougorillalodge.com/

 

Day 10: Transfer to the Akagera National Park
In the morning, after the breakfast we will embark on a transfer to Akagera National Park. Arriving there you will relax at your hotel

Destination

Akagera

Activities

Transfer  

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation options

Akagera Game Lodge  ( midrange) https://akageragamelodge.com/

 

Day 11: Akagera National Park

Early in the morning after the breakfast we will we go for the game drive, leave for an early morning game drive in Akagera national park to catch up with late hunters and early risers. We will be searching for the big mammals like Elephants, Giraffes, Buffaloes, several Antelope species, and recently the re-introduced Lions and Rhinos. and in the afternoon  have a boat ride on Lake Ihema that will reward you with views of a large number of hippos, huge Nile crocodiles and a variety of bird species.

Destination

Akagera

Activities

Game drive and boat trip

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation options

Akagera Game Lodge  ( midrange) https://akageragamelodge.com/

 

Day 12: Game drive in Akagera national park

Early morning, after breakfast heads for search the big 5 plus the 12 species of antelopes including the biggest antelopes such as the eland cape and roan antelopes; your favorite ungulate, the topi, some of the 525 bird species including 4 Albertine rift endemics, reptiles, amphibians, plants, magnificent landscapes, historical sites; a place with the highest concentration of birds per square kilometer in any national park of Africa and hundreds of hippos etc. Later transfer to Kigali

Destination

Kigali city

Activities

Kigali City tour

Meals

Dinner

Accommodation options

Chez Lando Hotel ( midrange) www.hotelchezlando.com

 

DAY 13: Airport Transfer

After a morning breakfast, you may have a city visit for souvenirs shopping prior to your departure flight.

Hotel Option

2 PAX

4 PAX

6 PAX

SSR

Midrange

$ 3950

$ 3500

$ 3120

430

 

COSTING INCLUSIVE

  • Airport transfers and meet & greet service by our local representatives at Kigali International airport
  • All Accommodation in 3 twins and one single , Full Board.
  • 1-litre bottled mineral water per person per day whilst on safari
  • Ground Transportation by a safari car 7 seaters
  • Services of a professional English and French speaking driver/guide
  • All excursions and attractions  as described in the itinerary, inclusive of applicable entrance fees
  • Local taxes

EXCLUSIVE OF:

Items of a personal nature i.e., laundry, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, etc