This 5 Day Discover Rwanda Adventure takes you to explore Rwanda, the land of a thousand hills that is a small but stunningly beautiful country in the heart of Africa, her dominant feature being the milliard fertile green and beautifully terraced hills scattered all over the countryside. But she is also one of the most popular tourism destinations in Africa. In her north, track the rare Mountain Gorillas in Volcanoes National Park, or the habituated Golden Monkeys popularly referred to as the little sisters of the gorillas; or enjoy a day long guided hike up one of the volcanoes in this beautiful national park.
Tour Ibyi’Iwacu cultural village for a Rwandan cultural experience or join your Guide on a town tour of Ruhengeri including the local market where you meet, mix and mingle with the local people. In the south, Nyungwe Forest National Park is a fairytale land nature lover’s paradise with stunning scenery, guided forest hikes down the valleys to beautiful water-falls; Tracking large troops of habituated Angola colobus Monkeys; get your adrenalin pumped on the Canopy Walk, the only one in East and Central Africa; Birding tours with expert guides; Track habituated Chimpanzees in Kyamudongo or enjoy Cultural interaction tours to some of the local tea plantations where you meet and mingle with local people.
Day 1: Arrival – Kigali
Arrival in Kigali: – welcome by your tour guide and check-in at hotel – After, start Kigali city tour with explora-ble experience about Rwanda and the city during the pre-colonial period, colonial and post
Colonial periods i.e. through independence, genocide period and current trends. This is done by visiting different sites in Kigali and its suburbs.
Day 2: Akagera National Park
Transfer to Akagera National Park: – Prepare campsite then go for a boat ride in the afternoon on Lake Ihema to see crocodiles, schools of hippos and lots of water birds. Overnight at Akagera Game Lodge..
Day 3: Game Drive in Akagera National Park
Game drive (Opportunity to see over 12 species of antelopes, over 525 species of birds including the rare one called the shoe bill stock, papyrus gynolek and the big 5 i.e. Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Buffalo and Elephant) to mention but a few.
Explore the pastoralist heritage experience in the afternoon then head to Kigali. Overnight: – Kigali.
Day 4: Gorilla Trekking and Buhanga Forest
Track one of the last remaining mountain gorilla families in the world, a once-in-a-lifetime experience – after-noon excursion into Buhanga forest (Where all Rwandan Kings were initiated) or drive to the beautiful twin lakes of Ruhondo and Burera. Overnight at Sabyinyo Lodge.
Day 5: Cultural Experience:
Visit Kinigi cultural village in Ruhengeri to enjoy the unique dancing lyrics of the Rwandans known as “Batwa”, then go for the thrilling banana and sorghum beer production experiences.
The 5 Day Discover Rwanda Adventure tour includes;
- Airport transfers on first and last day,
- Transport in a 4×4 safari vehicle
- Services of an English speaking driver guide
- Fuel for the whole trip
- Accommodation and meal plan as per the itinerary
- All park entrance fees
- Drinking water while in the vehicle
However, the 5 Day Discover Rwanda Adventure excludes;
- Gorilla permit at USD1500.00 per person per trek
- Pre and post tour accommodation in Entebbe or Kampala
- International airfares
- Rwanda Visa which must be applied 2 weeks before
- Items of personal nature such as tips, drinks, and laundry
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