Day 1: Transfer to Hotel; Briefing by guide and General Orientation about the trip.
Day 2: Start historical-minded exploration of Kigali with visits to landmarks from colonial, post-independence, genocide and post-genocide times i.e. Kigali Solaire, Stade regionale, Kigali Genocide memorial site, Kandt Museum, Belgian camp etc. Transfer to Bugesera in the afternoon to visit the reconciliation village,
Nyamata and Ntarama genocide churches. Overnight: - Kigali.
Day 3: Transfer to Kirehe; visit Imigongo and practice ancient artisanry in the region, watch the waterfalls in Rusumo (Border between
Tanzania and Rwanda). Head to Akagera
National Park in the Afternoon. Overnight: - Akagera.
Day 4: Complete – Game drive in Akagera
National Park and birding.
Overnight: Akagera National Park.
Day 5: Half – Game drive plus boat ride on lake Ihema to see crodiles, schools of hippos and over 50 species of water birds. Transfer to Kigali in the afternoon. Overnight: - Kigali.
Day 6: Transfer to Ruhengeri: - For ethno
botany tours. Afternoon; en-route to the twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo visit brick making sites and bee hive locations. Overnight; -
Day 7: Early morning - Gorilla Trekking and enjoy the evening with traditional dancers at Kinigi Cultural Village. Overnight: - Ruhengeri town.
Day 8: Banana and Sorghum beer production experiences. Transfer to Gisenyi on the shores of lake Kivu to relax in the afternoon. Swimming in lake Kivu or in a swimming pool is optional but consider the current advice of guide. Overnight: - Gisenyi.
Day 9: Tour Gisenyi town. Transfer by boat to Kibuye,
En-route visit Amahoro island. Dinner at the island.
Overnight: - Kibuye.
Day 10: Transfer to Cyangugu –
Kamembe town by boat; relax at the lakeside.
Overnight: - Nyungwe/Kamembe.
Day 11: Chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe National Park and visit tea plantations in the afternoon. Overnight: - Nyungwe Forest guest house.
Day 12: Visit the waterfalls or
Kamiranzovu swamps; view other species of primates e.g. the black and white colobus monkeys, mountain monkeys etc. Transfer to Butare in the afternoon. Overnight: - Butare town.
Day 13: Visit to the National University and the National Museum, introduction to Rwanda’s kingdoms, discovery of
colonial architecture, enjoy traditional dancers from the museum or the national university.
Day 14: History-minded exploration of Nyanza – visit the King’s palace and traditional home where you will cook and share lunch with the family. En-route visit the Basilica of Kabgayi and back to Kigali. Overnight: - Kigali.
Day 15: Souvenir shopping in local handcraft markets and transfer to
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