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12 Days in Rwanda (Discover Rwanda )

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Duration

12 Days

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Daily Tour

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Group Size

4 people

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Overview

Rwanda, officially the Republic of Rwanda, is a country in Central Africa and one of the smallest countries on the African mainland. Located a few degrees south of the Equator, Rwanda is bordered by Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and DRC

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • -Game drive
  • -Birdwatching
  • -visiting Kagitumba border
  • -Ethnographic museum
  • -Murambi genocide Memorial
  • -Hiking
  • -Natural walk
  • -Gorilla tracking
  • -Golden monkey Tracking
  • -Visiting the roots of Nyabingi
  • -Boating
  • -Kigali City Tour

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival and transfer to the Hotel in Kigali
Day 1: Arrival and transfer to the Hotel in Kigali

On arrival at Kigali International Airpirt, Kanombe, we meet you for greeting and briefing on the 12 days tour before we take you to the Mille Colline Hotel for dinner and overnight. This hotel is famous for featuring in the tragic movie Hotel Rwanda that was based on the true events of the Genocide.
Accommodation: Mille colline Hotel
full board

Day 2: Transfer to Akagera NP,
Day 2: Transfer to Akagera NP,

After a leisurely breakfast, you will then embark to Akagera National Park. Akagera National Park is located in the west north of Rwanda near the Tanzania boarder and it covers 1200 km² of savannah west of the Kagera River, in the north-east of Rwanda. The park has a variety of wildlife and is a habitat for over 525 different species of birds. Herds of elephant and buffalo emerge from the woodland to drink at the lakes, while you might stumble across a leopard, a spotted hyena or even a lion.Giraffe and zebra haunt the savannah, and more than a dozen types of antelope inhabit the park. You will have lunch at the Hotel, when after you will go for boating in Ihema lake to spot the many water birds like Cormorans, Fish eagles and kingfishers Etc.…. and then return to the lodge for relaxation, Dinner and overnight.
Accommodation: Akagera Game lodge hotel
full board
Day 2: Transfer to Akagera NP,
After a leisurely breakfast, you will then embark to Akagera National Park. Akagera National Park is located in the west north of Rwanda near the Tanzania boarder and it covers 1200 km² of savannah west of the Kagera River, in the north-east of Rwanda. The park has a variety of wildlife and is a habitat for over 525 different species of birds. Herds of elephant and buffalo emerge from the woodland to drink at the lakes, while you might stumble across a leopard, a spotted hyena or even a lion.Giraffe and zebra haunt the savannah, and more than a dozen types of antelope inhabit the park. You will have lunch at the Hotel, when after you will go for boating in Ihema lake to spot the many water birds like Cormorans, Fish eagles and kingfishers Etc.…. and then return to the lodge for relaxation, Dinner and overnight.
Accommodation: Akagera Game lodge hotel
full board

Day 3: Full day birding , game driving and Transfer to Nyagatare
Day 3: Full day birding , game driving  and Transfer to Nyagatare

With our packed lunch, we have our birding and game drive along lake circuit where we can see different animals i.e Topi, Elephants, Zebra, Roan Antelope, Lion and many bird species i.e Crested Barbet and afternoon we drive back to Kigali for dinner and overnight.
Accommodation: Epic Hotel
Full Board.

Day 4: Visiting Kagitumba border & Transfer to Kigali
Day 4: Visiting Kagitumba border & Transfer to Kigali

In morning after breakfast will visit Kagitumba border where the RPF entered from on the 1st October 1990 then to the hotel for lunch and in the afternoon will drive back to kigali for dinner and overnight.
Accommodation: Mille colline Hotel

Day 5: transfer to Nyungwe NP via Ethnographic and Murambi memorial Genocide
Day 5:  transfer to Nyungwe NP via Ethnographic and Murambi memorial Genocide

Early morning breakfast, will drive to The Ethnographic Museum, formerly the National Museum of Rwanda, It is located in Butare. It was built with help of the Belgian government. It first opened in 1989 and it is a good source of information on the cultural history of the country and the region after will go for lunch in Galileo Hotel.
then proceed to Murambi Genocide Memorial that was created on 21st April 1995. During the genocide, the Tutsis of this region sought sanctuary at Murambi, where a technical school was being constructed. Today Murambi serves as one of six National Genocide Memorial Sites, and contains the remains of approximately 50,000 victims killed at the technical school, including some remains exhumed from the surrounding area. Only 34 people from this site are believed to have survived the genocide. The 21st of April every year is dedicated to the commemoration of the victims of Murambi then after Drive to the Hotel for dinner and overnight.
Accommodation: Nyungwe Top Hill view
Full Board

Day 6: relaxing & explore

Day 6: birding in Nyungwe &Canopy walkway
After an earlier breakfast, latest at 6am, we drive to Nyungwe National Park and this day we try Red-collared Mountain Babbler. At midday, we stop for refreshment/lunch and resume to Canopy walk ways at 3pm till late and drive to the Hotel for dinner and Overnight.

Accommodation: Nyungwe Top Hill view
Full board


Day 7: transfer to Karongi

After Breakfast will travel to Karongi Via Nyamasheke in the eastern shores of Lake Kivu arriving there will check in the hotel and have a lunch, then after will visit the islands. Like napoleon island where will get a chance to spot the fruits Bats, King and queen island, monkey Island and will visit where the German solders left the Boat during the first world war then back to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
Accommodation: Moriah hills
Full Board

Day 8: transfer to Rubavu

After Breakfast will travel to Kibuye Via Gishwati Mukura National park on the way will enjoy the view of tea plantation arriving there will check in the hotel and have a lunch, then will go for Rubavu city tour while enjoying the view of Goma in (DRC)and will visit borders of Rwanda & DRC then back to the hotel for dinner and overnight
Accommodation: Inzozi Hotel
full board

Day 9: Tracking Mountain gorillas and Ibyiwacu cultural village
Day 9: Tracking Mountain gorillas and Ibyiwacu cultural village

Early in the morning rise from the lodge, you drive into the park about 30 minutes to the Office. The head ranger of the will divides you into groups based on interest and fitness. From the office your driver/guide will take you as close as possible to the starting point of your tracking. You will track the Gorillas of one of the habituated groups who can tolerate the presence of humans for a brief period every day.
Prepare for an exciting journey along forested slopes, entwined vines, bushes and bamboo before you eventually reach the gorillas. Your guide will point out signs of previous gorilla activity, including dung, nests and chewed bamboo shoots. The time taken to track the gorillas can take as little as half an hour to as much as 8 hours! Once located, you will be allowed a maximum of one hour with the gorillas. Coming face-to-face with a mountain gorilla is a humbling and emotional experience. This is a fantastic and privileged opportunity to get up close and personal with Rwanda’s own ‘Gorillas in the Mist ‘then drive back to the lodge for lunch and visiting iby’iwacu cultural village for Rwandan cultural experience then back to the Lodge for dinner and overnight.
Accommodation: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
Full Board

Day 10: Golden monkey tracking
Day 10: Golden monkey tracking

Wake up early for another exciting day, after you will go for briefing about golden monkey tracking in Kinigi. Golden monkeys endangered primates looking so bright because of their color. As you track them, expect to spot other species of birds and animals in the forest. Afterwards will drive back to the hotel for lunch then, relaxing at the hotel and overnight.
Accommodation: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
Full Board

Day 11: The Root of Nyabingi &Transfer to kigali

Wake up early for another exciting day, will drive to Burera to the Roots of Nyabingi heritage center. where will be Offered enthusiastic Pilgrimage experience on traditional beliefs of Rwanda about Nyabingi who was a daughter of King Ndahiro II Cyamatare if time allows will do other activities like bird watching in Rugezi Swamp Afterwards will drive back to the hotel for lunch then, our guide will take back to Kigali for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Mille colline Hotel
Full Board

Day 12: kigali city tour& Departure

For Kigali city tour will visit different places like:
 Kandt House was the first colonial governor of Rwanda, on behalf of Germany, until the early 1900s. At present, the Kandt House Museum in Kigali comprises three main parts.
The first part presents Rwandan life in all its aspects – social, economic, and political – before the colonial period.
The second part traces the experience of the Rwandan people during the colonial period. Following the Berlin Conference in 1884, the Germans ruled Rwanda until 1916, when the Belgians took over under the League of Nations Mandate after World War I. Richard Kundt’s life and deeds in Rwanda are covered here.
The third part covers the history of Kigali, before, during and after the colonial era. Kigali was made the capital upon independence in 1962.
 Camp Belgian monument (Belgium Tomb) is found in Nyarugenge in Kigali Rwanda. The camp is place where the ten Belgian were massacred during the early days of the Rwandan genocide on the 7th of April 1994against the Tutsi, this were working with the United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda.
 The Kigali Genocide Memorial is an important place of remembrance and learning about the Genocide against the Tutsi. It is through education that we can prevent mass atrocities from occurring in our communities. A number of educations programmes are run by the memorial, both onsite and in communities across Rwanda
 A new museum, Campaign Against Genocide Museum, has opened in Kigali at the parliamentary buildings. This museum tells part of the many Rwanda’s sad stories of the yesteryears, of despair, struggling to free a people from the yoke of subjugation, the efforts and the sacrifices that were suffered and written during the time of rescuing the Tutsi from the strangling hands of Interahamwe; the campaign that was started from the parliament buildings and became successful, a “Campaign Against Genocide ” (CAG Museum) was built in the parliamentary compound.
Then transfer you to the airport for Departure

Included/Exclude

  • .pick up and drop off at the Airport
  • .Transport within 12 days
  • .Kigali city tour
  • .3 nights accommodation in Mille colline hotel
  • .1 nigth in Akagera Game logde hotel ,
  • .gorilla trek permits,
  • .one nitgh in Epic Hotel
  • .three nights in Hotel des Mille Colline 3
  • .one night in Akagera Game lodge hotel
  • .Two Night in Nyungwe Top Hill view
  • .one night in Moriah hills
  • .one night in Inzozi Hotel
  • .Two nights in mountain Gorilla View Lodge
  • .porter fees,
  • .Boating fees
  • .Drinks,
  • .gratuities
  • .anything of a personal nature,
  • .Visas

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FAQs

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.children under 16 yeas old are not allowed
.the hotel based on double room sharing

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