Wildlife Tours

7 Days Rwanda tour - wildlife and culture tour

 Kigali, Rwanda
 12th Feb - 01st Jul

Overview

This seven days encounter takes you to Rwanda’s top tourist sites, Genocide Memorial, Akagera National Park for wildlife encounter, LAKE IHEMA boat ride, Musanze cave and Volcanoes National Park for gorilla tracking.

Itinerary in Summary.
Day 1: Arrival In Kigali And Transfer To The Hotel
Day 2: Kigali City Tour And Bugesera Reconciliation Village
Day 3: Transfer To Akagera National Park And Boat Cruise At Lake Ihema
Day 4: Full Day Game Drive In The Park
Day 5: Visit The Pastoralist Heritage And Transfer To Kigali
Day 6: Transfer To Musanze And Visit The Musanze Cave
Day 7: Gorilla Trekking And Transfer Back To Kigali – Airport

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Tour Overview

Availability

Nov 18- Mar 17

Duration

3D/2N

Pickup Location

pickup avaiable from airport, train and also cruise

Language

English

Car PickUp

Available

Tour Guide

Included

Included

  • Airport Transfers
  • Private transportation in a 4x4 jeep
  • Accommodation on double occupancy and single
  • All meals and soft drinks
  • Water on board
  • All tours mentioned in the itinerary
  • Taxes and administrative costs

Excluded

  • Visas
  • Flights
  • Travel and health insurance
  • Alcoholic beverages and other caffeine drinks
  • Personal expenses on laundry, tips, shopping, etc.
  • Photography where charged
  • Any other optional activity NOT mentioned in the itinerary

Itenary

Day 1
  • 08:00 AM

    Detailed Itinerary
    Day 1: Arrival In Kigali And Transfer To The Hotel
    Arrival at the Kigali International Airport, meet and greet with the guide and give you a short briefing about the trip. Transfer to the Hotel, check in and acclimatize to the climate of Rwanda.
    Dinner and overnight at Discover Rwanda Youth hostel/ Onomo Hotel/ Mille Collines hotel

Day 2
  • 08:00 AM

    Day 2: Kigali City Tour And Bugesera Reconciliation Village.
    Breakfast at the hotel later start the Kigali city exploration. Get to learn more about Rwanda from the pre-colonial, colonial and post-colonial era as well as Genocide times. Visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial where over 259,000 Genocide victims were put to rest in mass graves.
    Visit Kandt house,the first German explore who settled in Kigali. Get to learn more about Rwanda history especially during colonial time by Germans.
    Transfer to Bugesera Reconciliation village, about an hour drive from Kigali. This is a village where Genocide survivor, perpetrators and few returnees live together in harmony, get to hear testimonies from both sides and engage in different activities with them such as; Agriculture, farming, traditional cooking and dancing, basket weaving and drive back to Kigali.
    Dinner and overnight at Discover Rwanda Youth hostel/ Onomo Hotel/ Mille Collines hotel

Day 3
  • 08:00 AM

    Day 3: Transfer To Akagera National Park And Boat Cruise At Lake Ihema
    Morning pick up at the hotel and transfer to Akagera National Park – arrival at the park reception for briefing later start a short game drive in search for different animals such as the 5 big 5 animals i.e; lions, rhinos, elephants, buffaloes and leopard.
    Drive to the lodge for check-in and lunch.
    Afternoon drive to Lake Ihema for the boat cruise to see different wildlife including giant Nile crocodiles, schools of hippos, different species of water birds and many more.
    Dinner and overnight at Akagera Game Lodge/ Ruzizi Tented Lodge

Day 4
  • 8:00 AM

    Day 4: Full Day Game Drive In The Park
    Early morning breakfast at the lodge then start a full day game drive in the park, get to see over 12 species of antelopes, over 525 species of birds including the rare ones such as the shoe bill stock, papyrus gonolek and the big 5 i.e. Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Buffalo and Elephant) to name but a few.
    The park has the highest concentration of birds per square kilometer, very beautiful undulating landscapes, high species numbers and endemic species plus historical and Cultural sites inside the park. You will have enough water on board and picnic lunch box.
    Dinner and overnight at Akagera Game Lodge/ Ruzizi Tented Lodge

Day 5
  • 08:00 AM

    Day 5: Visit The Pastoralist Heritage And Transfer To Kigali
    Breakfast at the hotel then drive out of the park to visit the Pastoralist heritage in Gatsibo. The rural life in these villages elegantly and conventionally gives a very unique experience about the culture of grazing, introduces you to the history and values of cows in Rwanda including the INYAMBO cows which were very significant in many cultural festivals.
    The beauty of a cow is exhibited in the cultural dances of Rwanda. The tour takes to the village where you will observe and participate in the tradition cattle grazing; get ready to make your own traditional rain coat from grass, learn how to milk with your own hands, learn how to make ghee, etc.
    Drive back to Kigali.
    Dinner and overnight at Discover Rwanda Youth hostel/ Onomo Hotel/ Mille Collines hotel

Day 6
  • 08:00 AM

    Day 6: Transfer To Musanze And Visit The Musanze Cave
    Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to Musanze – Volcanoes destination, stop en-route to enjoy the beautiful views and take good pictures of the Rwanda remotest villages.
    On arrival check in at the hotel and have lunch later visit the Musanze cave, formed by centuries of geologic activity centered around the Virunga volcanoes next door, the 1.25-mile long Musanze caves are located just outside of the town they share a name with.
    With an enormous opening (and an equally huge number of bats resident inside), the greenery outside spilling over into the twilight within makes for a fantastic photo op.
    Though today they’re a tourist attraction, the caves were used as a shelter during wartime for many centuries leading right up into the modern era, and as such, it’s an important site to local people.
    Dinner and overnight at La locanda/ La palme hotel/ Five Volcanoes Boutique hotel

Day 7
  • 08:00 AM

    Day 7: Gorilla Trekking And Transfer Back To Kigali – Airport
    Early breakfast followed by the drive to the park headquarters for the registrations and briefing before embarking on a once in a lifetime trek of the critically endangered mountain gorillas. Once you spot them you are allowed to spend an hour watching them closely.
    Be back at the base time for lunch and refreshment. Later drive back to Kigali and to Airport.