7 Day Adventure – 3 Star Accommodations

This safari is subject to availability, and its price may vary.  Prices are per person, sharing a double room. Single supplement applies.

Day 1: Kigali

Day 2: Kigali to Akagera National Park

Day 3: Kigali to Nyungwe National Park

Day 4: Nyungwe National Park

Day 5: Nyungwe to Gisenyi

Day 6: Gisenyi to Volcano National Park

Day 7: Kigali

DESCRIPTIVE ITINERARY

(subject to change)

Day 1: Kigali

Your driver/guide will meet you at Kigali International Airport in Kigali, Rwanda, and transport you to the Hill View Hotel.

Overnight Hill View Hotel

 

Day 2: Akagera National Park

After breakfast set out for Akagera National Park for a morning game drive. named after the Akagera River that flows along its eastern boundary and feeds into a labyrinth of lakes of which the largest is Lake Ihema. The forest fringed lakes, papyrus swamps, savannah plains and rolling highlands combine to make Akagera amongst the most scenic of reserves anywhere in Africa. It has exceptional levels of biodiversity and forms the largest protected wetland in central Africa. Akagera combines well with Nyungwe and the Volcanoes NP to offer a great safari element as it is home to many large plains game species as well as species restricted to the papyrus swamps such as the Sitatunga and the sought-after Shoebill Stork. Notable plains game include elephant, buffalo, topi, zebra, waterbuck, roan antelope and eland. Other antelope are duiker, oribi, bohor reedbuck, klipspringer, bushbuck and impala. Of the primates, olive baboons, vervets and the secretive blue monkey are seen during the day, with bushbabies often seen on night drives. After lunch at the Akagera Game Lodge, you can either continue with the game drive or take an excursion cruise on Lake Ihema, for an additional cost of $30USD per person. You’ll return to Kigali for the evening.

(B D)

Overnight Hill View Hotel

 

Day 3: Nyungwe National Park

Enjoy your breakfast and set off for Nyungwe Forest National Park. Tucked away in the middle of tea Plantations, the biggest mountain rain forest on this side of the African continent can be a bit deceptive in its vastness if you simply catch a glimpse of it from a far. Nyungwe forest is probably the most preserved forest in Africa. Some say it is the most important site for biodiversity in Rwanda. It is home to over 1000 species of creation after all. Nyungwe Forest is a tourist favourite with those on safari in Rwanda. On the way, you’ll stop for a visit at the Ethnographic Museum in Butare. This Museum was built in 1987, and now houses one of Africa’s finest ethnographic collections. Its seven galleries display historical, ethnographic, artistic and archaeological artifacts accompanied by visual aides, giving visitors a rich insight into the culture of Rwandans. End your day with dinner at the Gisakura Guest House

(B D)

Overnight Gisakura Guest House

 

Day 4: Chose Your Own Adventure

Enjoy your breakfast and embark on one or two of the many exciting activities available in the park. Costs vary and will be added on to your trip total. Activities need to be chosen at the time of booking to ensure permits are available. Available activities include Chimpanzee trekking, Colobus primate trekking, Canopy Walk, Bird Watching, Nature Walk, or Explore Tropical Waterfalls.

You’ll end the evening at the Gisakura Guest House.

(B L D)

Overnight Gisakura Guest House

 

Day 5: Gisenyi

After breakfast you’ll set out for Gisenyi, a town on the north shore of Lake Kivu, in the northwestern Rubavu district. Beach resorts line the lake’s sandy waterfront, and kayaks ply its clear waters. From Gisenyi, the long-distance, lakeside Congo Nile Trail winds through hilly terrain, passing villages, waterfalls and tea and coffee plantations. Along the way you’ll stop for local tours and have lunch at the Moriah Hill Resort Hotel in Kibuye. You’ll end the day back at Hill View Hotel.

(B D)

Overnight Hill View Hotel

 

Day 6: Volcano National Park

After breakfast you can embark on further adventures in the park. Costs vary and will be added on to your trip total. Activities need to be chosen at the time of booking to ensure permits are available. Available activities include Gorilla trekking, Golden Monkey trekking, Visit the tomb of Dian Fossey, Hike Mount Bisoke, Explore Musanze Cave, Explore Buhanga Eco-Park, or Take a Nature Walk.

After lunch you’ll be driven back to Kigali.

(BLD)

Overnight Hill View Hotel

 

Day 7: Kigali

After breakfast embark on a city tour, including local markets, and two museums dedicated to the Tutsi genocide of 1994. The Campaign Against Genocide museum, located within the parliament and The Kigali Genocide Memorial. These two work in tandem to effectively tell the story of the atrocities and the tireless work to end them. The CAG includes both a guided tour and the opportunity to see sections of parliament that were attacked during the genocide. The Kigali Genocide Memorial is the final resting place for more than 250,000 victims of the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. It honours the memory of the more than one million Rwandans killed in 1994 through education and peace-building. Take some time to explore the city and enjoy lunch before your driver guide transports you to Kigali International Airport for your flight home.

(B)

COST FROM $3700 USD.

GROUP RATES AVAILABLE. PLEASE ENQUIRE.

INCLUDED FEATURES:

  • Meet and greet service by our local representatives at the airport upon your arrival
  • Round trip, private transportation to and from airport and hotel
  • Accommodation in standard rooms as described (or similar) with private en-suite facilities
  • Meals (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner, denoted by B, L, D)
  • 1-litre bottled mineral water per person per day whilst on safari in a KWT vehicle.
  • Transportation by specially equipped non-air-conditioned  4×4 Land Cruiser with pop-up roofs
  • Services of a professional English speaking driver/guide
  • Game drives, sightseeing, and excursions as described in the itinerary, inclusive of applicable entrance fees
  • Applicable local and government taxes on accommodation and transportation
  • Temporary membership to Emergency Medical Evacuation Service whilst on safari

NOT INCLUDED:

  • International or domestic airfare, airport taxes, and security-related fees unless mentioned above
  • Meals not described in the itinerary
  • Tips and gratuities to driver/guide; hotel/camp and restaurant staff; room service etc…
  • Travel Insurance
  • Items of a personal nature i.e., telephone/internet usage, laundry, bottled water and other alcoholic and non- alcoholic beverages, etc…
  • Any optional tours or excursions not mentioned in the itinerary

 

 

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