8 DAYS SAFARI IN RWANDA

Note: The safari include, Full board accommodation, Transport, Primate and Bird watching, fauna and flora observation in different park. Contact with local people. All visits are done by excellent and qualified tour guides pertaining to the national parks.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival
Arrival at Kigali Airport meets and greeting, have safari briefings by our Representative and then Relax. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2: Kigali – Nyungwe
An early morning breakfast is followed by a drive to Nyungwe forest. On the way visit Nyanza King’s Palace, the National Museum of Butare and the genocide memorial of Murambi.  Nyanza was the headquarters of the ancient Rwanda Kingdom before the arrival of the Europeans. The compound has the modern palace constructed by King Mutara in 1934. It is tastefully decorated with the traditional mats and utensils.  The Butare Museum is reputed to be the best ethnographical Museum in East Africa.  It is the home of the national ballet-Intore dancers.  Have lunch at Butare and proceed to Murambi genocide memorial.  Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3: Hiking, trekking, tracking Colobus trails of Nyungwe
After breakfast enter Nyungwe forest to track the Nyungwe Colobus monkey.  A walk in the forest is a whole learning experience conducted by knowledgeable guides well versed in botany, ornithology and interspecies relationship in this forest.  Thereafter, return to your lodge for lunch. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4: Nyungwe – Kibuye
After breakfast, enter Nyungwe forest (06:00) to track the chimpanzee.  Thereafter return to the Guest House for lunch followed by a drive to Kibuye.  Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5: Kibuye-Gisenyi-Ruhengeri -Kinigi
Distance 213 Km per 6 Hrs driving time – After breakfast, drive to Gisenyi and finally to Kinigi.  The drive Kibuye-Gisenyi is via the most beautiful providing spectacular views of the tea growing country of Gisovu and Kayove. Brief stops are provided for photography. A four hours drive takes to Gisenyi for lunch and a brief city tour. There after drive for two hours to Ruhengeri and finally Kinigi the base of gorilla tracking.  Overnight at the hotel.

Day 6: Gorillas in the mist
Breakfast is allowed early morning followed by a drive to Kinigi park headquarters for group, guide allocation and briefing. This is followed by a drive to the trailheads where hiking and trekking up the hills to the bamboo zone begins.  Hiking, trekking and tracking gorillas may take 2-4 hours.  Sight and stay with the Gorillas for one hour. Descend to your hotel for lunch.  Afternoon leisure or on a tour of the area, visit lakes Burera and Ruhondo. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 7: Gorilla Ruhengeri – Kigali.
After breakfast, trek the mountains for another memorable experience with the gorillas. Return to the base hotel for lunch. In the afternoon drive to Kigali.  Overnight at the hotel.

Day 8: Airport Transfer & Departure
After breakfast, have a Kigali city tour. In the afternoon transfer to the airport for your home flight.


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