14 DAYS RWANDA VACATION SAFARI
Day 1: Arrival at Kigali: Meet and greet transfer to a Hotel in Kigali.Afternoon go for a city tour, this city tourism offers you the chance to discover the Capital city and it take you around the busy town where you are able to learn about the history of the town from the colonial era to democracy, from slums to the suburbs. Visit the genocide memorial site at Gisozi that tells of the history of Rwanda leading up to the Genocide in 1994 and catelogues the details of the genocide using photographs,video,written accounts and artefacts.Included are personal testmonies and a moving memorial to the children of the Rwandan genocide.it also has a section called wested lives which reflects on the holocaust and genocide in Armenia,south-west africa,bosnia and cambodia.thekigali memorial center has gained a world-wide reputation for this powerful exhibition and the craft center. Dinner and overnight at a hotel in Kigali.
Day 2:Kigali-Nyungwe: After an early morning breakfast; proceed to the south province for a visit to the Royal Palace at Nyanza and it’s an hour and a half drive. Drive an hour more to visit the National Museum known as one of the best ethnographic museums in East and Central Africa located in Huye district, if time allows, arrange a performance of Intore dance troupe, before we proceed to Nyungwe forest, a 3 hours drive from Huye district. Nyungwe extends for 1000 square kilometers. It is the largest afro-Montana forest in East and Central Africa and one of the most ancient, dating back to before the Ice Age. Visit colobusmonkeysandOvernight at Gisakura Guest House
Day 3: Visit Nyungwe NP: After an early morning breakfast, we will be transferred to the national park headquarters for being briefed by the park rangers before departing for the hike in search of chimpanzees. Overnight at Gisakura Guest House
Day 4:Second visit to the Nyungwe NP: Go for a nature walk through trails, and visit the Kamiranzovu waterfalls and enjoying the astounding array of flowers and birdlife. Overnight at Gisakura.
Day 5: Nyungwe-Kibuye: After the breakfast drive from Nyungwe to Kibuye, detour to Murambi to visit the Genocide memorial center. Drive towards kibuye through the town of Gitarama, and then stop in Kibuye town, enjoy the excellent beach and water sports facilities. Time allowing in the afternoon take a relaxing boat trip to one of the island in Lake Kivu. Overnight at a hotel in Kibuye.
Day 6Kibuye – Gisenyi: After the breakfast drive for five hours towards the northern part of Rwanda along a good winding road takes us through the thousand hills, along mountain summits, and through tea plantations to Gisenyi. Overnight at a hotel in Gisenyi on the shore of Lake Kivu.
Day 7: Gisenyi-Ruhengeri: After the break fast spend a leisurely morning in Gisenyi. Then after lunch head through lush numerous small villages, making a slight detour to see the local hot springs, before arriving at Musanze town. Overnight at a hotel in Kinigi.
Day 8: Visit to Dian Fossey grave: Dian Fossey, was buried among the gorilla graves on the mountain. Overnight at a hotel in Kinigi.
Day 9: Trek Golden Monkey: After an early breakfast, you will proceed to the national park Headquarter for being brief by the park rangers before departing for the trek of the famous Golden monkey. After lunch take a scenic drive to view the two twin lakes Burera and Ruhondo. Overnight ; at a Hotel in Kinigi.
Day 10: Hike of Bisoke Mountain: After an early morning breakfast, you will be transferred to the national park headquarters for being briefed by the park rangers before departing for the hike of BISOKE Mountain. Overnight; at a Hotel in Kinigi.
Day 11: After an early morning breakfast, transfer to the national park headquarters for a briefing by the park rangers before; trek through the tropical Virunga rainforest in search of the rare mountain gorilla. Carry your lots of water, study walking shoes, water-proof warm clothing, sun-screen, insect-repellant and a hat. A no-flush camera is recommended because you will come up close with these gentle giants. The park ranger guides will make your 3 – 6 hour trek both educative and enjoyable. The excursion in a thick rain forest and the interaction with the mountain ape, gives a wonderful experience in life. After the visit have lunch in Musanze then drive to Kigali and overnight at a hotel in Kingali.
Day 12: After an early morning breakfast, proceed to Akagera National Park which lies in the east, where the countryside gives way to a savannah, with clusters of acacia mingled with open grassland. The scenery is dominated by a labyrinth of swamps and lakes that follow the meandering course of the Akagera River, believed to be the most remote source of the Nile. The park boasts of a unique ‘spring like climate’ which makes safaris to this area exceptionally pleasant. Once in the park, drive to the national park headquarters for a briefing by the park rangers before starting the game drive. The National Park is a better place for safaris with its Complex mix of terrains, marshlands, lakes, vegetation, animal life, and the conducive; spring like climate and offers an enchanting, adventures and environment. You can meet big mammals such as zebras, buffaloes, antelope, Giraffes or elephants. Overnight ; at a Hotel in Akagera.
Day 13: Akagera: After the breakfast, drive towards Rusomo, and then detour to the village of Nyakarambi. The local cooperative produces a distinctively Rwandan craft of cow dung paintings; dominated by black, brown, and white whorls and other geometric abstraction, these unique and earthy works make a wonderful souvenir. It is also is interesting to see how the paintings are reflected in the local house decorations. If time allows and the weather favours you, you will be transferred to the national park headquarters and also does a boat cruise on Lake Ihema. After the cruise drive back to Kigali and overnight at a hotel in Kigali
Day 14: Kigali-Departure: After a leisurely breakfast, go for a tour down town and do any last- minute shopping; transfer to the Airport, in the afternoon, to catch the flight.