20 DAYS Comprehensive Rwanda Safari

Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
Includes internal flights:
Length of safari:
20+ days
Best months:
January - March, June - December
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Activity level:
Very Active - Trekking, mountain biking, kayaking
Safari type:
Cultural safaris Cultural Boating safaris Boating
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Kigali city tour, Akagera National park, Nyanza Kings palace, Butare national museum (archeological site) Nyungwe National park, excursions of Kibuye and Gisenyi, cruise on Lake Kivu, volcanoes National Park.

Day 1: arrival at Kigali international air port 
Our Tour Company representative will pick you from the airport on arrival after check up. The guide will take you around a forex bureau at the airport or in city So that you change your money then after transfer to your hotel .FB

DAY 2: Kigali city tour
Day 2kigali city tour: Your driver and guide will pick you from the hotel and take you for city tour which includes among others; Gisozi genocide memorial site, this visit takes you 2hrs, here you learn and comprehend the history of genocide in Rwanda and other countries of the world. Thereafter proceed to Kimilonko Market one of the busiest and biggest market in the city here you will enjoy and buy most of Rwanda traditional delicious food staffs and interact with local people, visit Nyarutarma Golf club then proceed to Belgium memorial site and Richard kandt historical museum here you will be at the exact point where Kigali city started by a Germany colonialist and administrator 1907.
After Lunch Ntarama and Nyamta Genocide memorial sites
Lunch at one of smart city restaurants and after lunch, your driver and guide will take you to Ntarama and Nyamata Genocide memorial sites out side Kigali. This will give you evolution of1994 genocide tragedy happened in Rwanda. 
Though here there is no charge for entrance, but you may generously fill to give something to assist for preservation of these genocide sites, your offer will be highly appreciated. Back to Kigali overnight at your hotel, Dinner and over night stay at your hotel.FB

Day 3 Rusumo water falls and Akagera national park
From Kigali you will head to Rusumo Water Falls on the Akagera River the mother source of River Nile on the Rwanda-Tanzania boarder watch the wonderful cascading water falls of River Kagera visit entire boarder and you will appreciate the natural world and its beauty. Picnic lunch will be saved, after drive to Akagera National Park for the Next morning Game Drives. Check in at Akagera Game Lodge dinner and overnight. FB

Day 4 Game drives in southern part of national park
Assemble at park Reception to pick your guide immediately after you will start you game driver through the southern sector of this beautiful savannah area. At your exposure you will sight the wonderful savannah habitats among many may be; Elephants, herds of African Buffaloes, Giraffes, impala, Zebras and antropes and many more---.
And this will take you to magnificent lakes of the park Lake Ihama and Hugo at Lake Ihema, take a boat rid while enjoying a cross section of aquatic Animals, after visit Lake Huga this will furnish you with a chance to interact with huge herds of aquatic species, because L. Hugo harbors lots and lots of hippopotami, crocodiles, butterflies and more-- you will also have a chance to visit nyarabiyoro Island for extensive bird watching if you're interested in birds.. Back to your hotel evening relaxation dinner and overnight. FB

Day 5: Southern part and Lake MUhazi on your to Kigali
Depart your hotel after an early breakfast, Head for Northern part of the park where you will have herd of savannah Animals at your disposal. This is more of savannah grassland thus making it easy for the animals to fully control their predators. 
This sector is a traffic jam point of the park and will offer you an excellent view of the flora and fauna. Still you will drive up to the top of mt mutumba the highest mountain in the park here you will have the full view of the whole park in your eyes including the slight slopping beautiful panorama of Tanzania. Then proceed to L. Muhazi lunch at Jambo beach, enjoy fresh waters of lake muhazi stay there for an over night FB

Day 6 Gahini-Kayonza-Rwamagana –Kigali
After breakfast will head to Kigali with a visit to local communities local schools orphanage centers and sight seeing lunch in Rwamagana after which you will proceed to Kigali check in at your hotel for Dinner and over Night FB

Day 7: Nyanza - Butare – Nyungwe National Park. 
Retreat early after breakfast for Nyanza kings palace where you will pick the guide to take you through the entire palace with lots of Education about ancient Rwandan Kingdom. 
The well built grass searched kings house is one of the magnificent attraction you can never afford to miss with moral fiber and zeal proceed to National archeological Museum in Butare.
After Lunch After lunch in Butare, back to the museum premises and be entertained by the Traditional dicing troop (intore) at the museum, over night in Butare FB

Day 8: Butare –Kanyaru-coffee plantation- Nyungwe National Park.
Thereafter break fast proceed to Kanyuru the Rwandan Burundi Board with many stopovers to take beautiful pictures of the scenery and interact with local communities then back to Butare for lunch thereafter proceed to Nyungwe national park check in at Gisakura Guest House Dinner and over night stay.

Day 9: Nyungwe NATIONAL PARK.
Take breakfast early morning 005hrs Leave your hotel to Uwinka Reception to Pick your guide and proceed for chimpanzee tracking Nyungwe National Park, this is commonly accepted to have a superlative diversity and highest massing of primates in East and central Africa. Back to your hotel

Day 10: colobus hiking in Nyungwe National PARK.
After breakfast enter Nyungwe National park to hike colobus monkeys at uwinka reception the forest is believed to encompass a apparent troop of 400 and is the largest troop of arboreal primates in Africa. A walk in the forest is a whole learning experience accompanied by knowledgeable guide well versed in botany, ornithology and interspecies relationship in this forest. Thereafter return to your hotel for lunch dinner and overnight stay. (Gisakura Guest house.

Day 11: Natural walk in Nyungwe National Park. 
Nyungwe national park is Natural loves paradise. The only remaining mountain rain forest in Africa, Nyungwe boasts of 260 species of tress and herbs, over 200 species of orchids and giant lobelias 275 species of birds of which 25 are endemic, colorful butterflies and 13 recorded species of primates (25%) of Africa's total) including chimpanzee. The forest is ideal for walks with stunning water falls cascading in the tranquil environment. This walk will give you unforgettable experience to interact with quit number of ecology of this forest supplemented by natural walks in the tropical rainforest to explorer water falls, black white colobus monkeys, wild chimpanzees, Mona monkeys, butterflies of different species and many others. Have a luncheon, in evening visit tea factory see, test and enjoy the finest tea in Africa, back to your hotel for overnight stay. (Gisakura guest house

Day 12: Nyungwe National park and Mona monkeys
After breakfast enter Nyungwe Karaba area to track Mona monkeys and other species. Though not habituated, the Mona monkeys are residents of karaba area thereafter drive to Kibuye arriving at lunch time and in the afternoon visit genocide memorial church overnight at bethenie.

Day 13: Kibuye to Gisenyi
After breakfast you have the option of a boat cruise on Lake Kivu to Gisenyi or drive by load. This will take you through gorgeous scenery of tea plantations and glimpses of Lake Kivu, Arrival in Gisenyi at lunch time, lunch at Lake Kivu Serena hotel spend the rest of evening in Gisenyi with option of Excursions of the city, or do Sand bath, swim in the lake and do all kinds of beach tourism, Dinner and over night stay.
Note: we can organize for boat ride from Kibuye to Gisenyi; however your luggage will be driven to Gisenyi by your driver.

DAY 13: GORILLA TRACKING in Volcanoes National Park.
An early morning breakfast is followed by a drive to Kinigi Park headquarters for group allocation and briefing. This is one of the awaited for, with one of the highlight activities of this tour. Well prepared with cameras, water, rain jackets, long pair of trouser and jungle boots on, you will assemble for briefing from the Guide about gorilla tracking the great adventure and experience! The time taken to encounter these peaceful primates is unpredictable for it may take1-6 hours. Nevertheless, on encounter, one may be forced to say, it is dramatic!!!! After the adventure a certificate awaits the successful tracker. The day is not easy at times but alluring. Return to your lodge for lunch thereafter evening walks with visits to the villages where you will get a chance to interact with local communities around the park, Dinner and over night stay.

Day 14: Gorillas in the Mist
Very early in the morning, trek up for the second memorable experience with the Gorillas, return to your hotel for lunch then after take excursion of magnificent twin Lakes of Burera and Ruhondo back to your hotel for lunch dinner and over night at your hotel

Day 15: Volcanoes national park and Golden Monkey Tracking 
An early morning go to park headquarters pick your guide and go to track Golden monkey and in the evening visit Musanze Town and cultural village, dinner and over night stay.

Day 17 Natural walks in volcanoes National Park 
After breakfast go for natural forest Trails with a visit to Gorilla clemently at Karishokye research centre and pay tribute to the brave primatologist Dian fossy who spent most of her life time habituating these great apes up to the time when she was murdered and was buried a midst her friends (Gorillas). Back to your hotel for lunch dinner and over night at you hotel.

Day 18: Hike mt Bisoke and visit Crater Lake on the top 
Leave the hotel very early in the morning after break fast at 0630hours to meet with your guide then drive to the park entrance where you will start your hike, hiking mountain Visoke/Bisoke takes 1-2hrs up and 1hr down depending on your fitness. Back to your hotel for lunch after, drive back to Kigali dinner and overnight stay.

DAY 19: city tour and shopping 
Partial City tour that you missed on day 1 tour of Kigali city, visit curio markets and kimilonko fruit market where you will a have a chance to meet the locals and choose your fruit basket, lunch in one of smart city restaurant and later shopping of Rwanda's produce for remembrance in the city craft shops or even others. Dinner and overnight (FB)

Day 20; Transfer to the Airport
After break fast, prepare your self and your luggage and take some refreshment after which your driver/guide will transfer you to the airport for your flight back home.

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