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Duration: 10 days
Location: Rwanda
Price: Starting: $1,930 pP
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Single Supplement: $1,500

Minimum Group Size: 12 PAX

Based on 3-4-star hotels

Your Tour Highlights Include:

  • Belgian memorial tour
  • Visit Kandt House Museum
  • Campaign Against Genocide tour
  • Liberation museum tour
  • Gorilla guardian tour
  • Karisoke research center tour
  • Rubavu city tour
  • Hot water spring trip
  • Swimming on a lake
  • Bisesero Genocide memorial center tour
  • Boat trip to different islands
  • Environmental museum tour
  • Canopy walkway
  • Ethnographic museum tour
  • King’s palace museum
  • Gift shops

DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN KIGALI, RWANDA:

Arrive in Kigali, Rwanda. Transfer from the airport to your hotel for a welcome drink and orientation. Dinner and overnight at your hotel, no activity on this day!

Lodging: Hotel in Kigali City /Rwanda

Meals: B, D

 

DAY 2: KIGALI CITY TOUR:

After breakfast, we will depart from your hotel around 08am for a sightseeing city tour of Kigali, one of the cleanest cities in east-central Africa. You will drive through the administrative, museum and economic districts of Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda. The tour will start with visiting the Kandt house museum to discover much about Dr Richard Kandt who was seeking the source of River Nile. There we shall also learn more about the origin and development of Kigali city. Afterwards we will proceed to the Belgian memorial which is dedicated to Belgian soldiers who have been perished during early 1994 Tutsi genocide. Next, we continue to the Campaign against Genocide museum twhich detailly shows how the Campaign Against Genocide Plan was executed by RPF/A following the withdrawal of UN troops leaving the targeted Tutsi under the mercy of the Genocidaires and how only the RPF/A forces who were in the war of liberation took the unilateral decision to not only stop Genocide and rescue victims of Genocide but also defeated the Genocidal forces. This CAG Museum also has an outer part comprised of monuments including that of the 12.7mm Machine Gun that helped containing the advancing genocidal forces. After Lunch we will close our day’s tour on Gisozi genocide memorial which is the final resting place for more than 250,000 victims of the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. It honors the memory of more than one million Rwandans perished in 1994 Tutsi genocide. Our tour will end at around 05pm.

Lodging: Hotel in Kigali City /Rwanda

Meals: B, D

 

DAY 3: LIBERATION MUSEUM TOUR:

We shall depart from kigali at around 09am to the Northern Province, the Gicumbi district which lies approx. 80 kilometers northeast of Kigali There we visit the National Liberation Museum Park which tells the story of the Rwandan Liberation struggle that brought an end to the Genocide against Tutsis. It was was initiated by the political wing known as the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF), led by its military wing, Rwandan Patriotic Army (RPA), from 1st October 1990 to 4th July 1994. After a tour we will have lunch and come back to Kigali while enjoying the beautiful scenery/landscape of Rwanda. We shall arrive in kigali to the hotel at around 07pm.

Lodging: Hotel in Kigali City /Rwanda

Meals: B, D

 

DAY 4: TRANSFER TO MUSANZE DISTRICT BY VISITING GORILLA GUARDIAN & KARISOKE RESEARCH CENTER AND TRANSFER TO RUBAVU DISTRICT:

We shall depart from Kigali at around 07am to the Northern Province of Rwanda, the Musanze district for visiting the Gorilla guardian.  Located close to Volcanoes National Park and the town of Musanze, the Gorilla guardian is an enchanting cultural experience that has come from the ashes of Rwanda’s infamous poaching culture. Comprised of locals who once made their living poaching the country’s beautiful mountain gorillas, Gorilla guardian has rehabilitated these former criminals and also provided them with a way to support their community while also introducing visitors to the unique culture of pre-colonial Rwanda. A visit to Gorilla guardian includes a variety of activities including traditional dance and music, learning about traditional medicines and foods, spending a day in the life of a Rwandan king, and a number of local activities such as village walks.

After lunch we will then proceed to the Karisoke research center which is currently the world’s best hope for the survival of endangered mountain gorillas and their ecologically critical habitat. Thanks to its active conservation program, the mountain gorillas of the Virunga are the only great ape species to have increased in number in recent decades. Karisoke today conducts extensive daily protection and monitoring of the mountain gorillas; numerous science and research projects; various education initiatives; and community health and development projects. Since its establishment in 1967, Karisoke has produced an unparalleled amount of information about the mountain gorillas and their habitat and attracts scientists and science students from around the world. Eventually we will reach Rubavu district at around 06pm for check in and overnight stay.

Lodging: Hotel in Rubavu District/Rwanda

Meals: B, D

 

 DAY 5: RUBAVU CITY TOUR, HOT WATER SPRING TRIP, BOAT RIDING AND RELAXATION ON KIVU LAKE:

We shall start our trip at around 08am. After breakfast and check out we will visit Gisenyi, a town located in Rubavu district in the Western Province of Rwanda. Gisenyi Town is near Goma Town across the border in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. We will have a chance to see main borders that separate Rwanda and DR. Congo. Later on we will do a boat riding trip on Kivu lake  to have a good view of the lake and the town. Eventually we will relax by the lakeside, go for a swim and simply enjoy the lake.  We will end our tour around 07pm.

 

Lodging: Hotel in Rubavu District/Rwanda

Meals: B, D

 

DAY 6: TRANSFER FROM RUBAVU TO KARONGI DISTRICT AND VISIT BISESERO GENOCIDE MEMORIAL SITE:

This tour will begin at 06am. After breakfast we will drive to Karongi district which is 111 km away which should take us about 2hrs 23 min. On the way we will be enjoying the great scenery of the country of thousand hills as we will be moving through the Congo-Nile Divide Road. Upon arrival in Karongi, we will first check in, have Lunch and afterwards  we will be closing our tour on Bisesero Memorial site. Being one of 6 major commemoration centers that we have in Rwanda, Bisesero Genocide memorial is a resting place of 40,000 people. Unusually these people offered some defense and they appealed to French peace keeping troops for assistance. The troops had no mandate to intervene and they withdrew from the carnage. 40,000 Rwandans died around Bisesero. We will eventually end the trip at around 07pm for Dinner and overnight stay there.

Lodging: Hotel in Karongi District/Rwanda

Meals: B, D

DAY 7: BOAT TRIPS ON DIFFERENT ISLANDS IN KIVU LAKE AT KARONGI AND VISIT ENVIRONMENTAL MUSEUM.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We shall start our trip at around 08am after breakfast and checking out. We will start with a boat trip visiting different island in Lake Kivu like Napoleon island which contains a colony of more than 5000 Fruit Bats. Other islands include King island, Queen island, Monkey island and Peace island and we even have a chance to visit the place where German soldiers left their boat during the second World War and where their factories were located. Further, we will enjoy the great view of Karongi and Rutsiro mountains. After vising all the islands we shall take a lunch and in the afternoon hours we will proceed our trip to the Environmental museum which is aimed to show the interdependence of mankind and nature focusing on their harmonious coexistence in the Stymphalian basin. Its objective is to raise the public’s ecological awareness and preserve the knowledge of the region’s traditional technology. Our tour will be closed at around 06pm with dinner at the hotel.

Lodging: Hotel in Karongi District/Rwanda

Meals: B, D

 

DAY 8: TRANSFER FROM KARONGI TO NYUNGWE NATIONAL PARK FOR CANOPY WALK WAY AND TRANSFER FROM NYUNGWE TO HUYE DISTRICT:

We will wake up in the morning at around 06am for breakfast and to drive roughly 1.5h to Nyungwe to later in the afternoon visit the canopy walkway which is the bridge adjourned between huge trees where one get the feeling of fresh air while being 70m above the forest floor. Apart from the freshness in the air and the wonderful aerial view of the trees, you will also enjoy the sights of fantastic birds that fly across. The walkway was opened in 2010 and it’s the only one of its kind in east Africa and the third one on the African continent. This 90m long canopy walk way also gives a unique face to face meeting with butterflies, birds and the monkeys.After visiting a canopy, we will drive to Huye district and reach there at around 07pm for check in and overnight there.

Lodging: Hotel in Huye District/Rwanda

Meals: B, D

DAY 9: VISIT ETHNOGRAPHIC MUSEUM, KIGNG’S PALACE MUSEUM AND TRANSFER TO KIGALI:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We will wake up early in the morning at around 06am for breakfast and checkout as we will start our trip by visiting the Ethnographic museum which 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 aids, giving visitors a rich insight into the culture of Rwandans. It is located in Huye, 132 km South of Kigali-Rwanda’s Capital. The Ethnographic Museum is one of the eight museums that make up the Institute of National Museums of Rwanda. After this tour we will proceed our journey to the Nyanza district for lunch, after lunch we will visit the King’s palace museum which is residence of King Mutara III Rudahigwa and the Royal Palace that was traditionally built. This Palace offers a detailed look into Rwandan traditional seat of their monarchy, it is an impressive museum, restored to its 19th century state and made entirely with traditional materials. Recently the Long-horned Traditional cows, known in Kinyarwanda as “Inyambo” were also introduced because of the fact that cows form an integral part of Rwandan Culture. On the neighboring hill of Mwima, one can also visit the burial grounds of King Mutara III and his wife Queen Rosalie Gicanda. As we close our trip on this day we will reurn to Kigali at around 07pm for check in, dinner and overnight accomodation.

Lodging: Hotel in Kigali City/Rwanda

Meals: B, D

 

DAY 10: GIFT SHOP AND DEPARTURE:

We will wake up at around 08am and then spend the morning hours visiting gift shops and depart after Lunch in afternoon hours.

  • Transportation (Coaster)
  • Food & beverages
  • Entrance fees
  • Guiding fees
  • First Aid
  • Water proof jackets
  • Accommodation (10 days)
  • Air fares
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Health insurance
  • Personal expenses (airtimes, Medication, Batteries,)