BEST OF RWANDA TOUR

Our 14-day trip brings you the best of Rwanda: where the savannah meets the rainforest.

Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
$6000
Includes internal flights:
No
Length of safari:
14 days
Best months:
All year
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Activity level:
Very Active - Trekking, mountain biking, kayaking
Safari type:
Cultural safaris Cultural Birding safaris Birding
*Prices are estimates and used as guidelines only. Please contact the tour operator for an exact quote.
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Expect to see the animals of the savannahs (elephant, buffalo, giraffe, hippo, leopard) and up to 15 primate species, including gorillas and chimps!!!

This trip specifically includes the most important and well known national parks of Rwanda: Akagera National Park, Nyungwe Forest National Park, Volcanoes National Park and Lake Kivu.

Highlights:
Meet the gorillas in the Volcanoes National Park
Visit Dian Fossey's Grave
See chimpanzees and 12 other monkey species in Nyungwe Forest
Game drives (safaris) in Akagera National Park
Boat trips on Lake Akagera and the Rusizi River
Visit the Genocide Memorial in Kigali and the National Museum in Butare (Huye)
See the Bugarama hot springs and the beautiful Lake Kivu
Meet the local people or the pygmies and see their local way of living


Day 1
Kigali
Arrive at Kigali Airport. Meet and great with your guide and transfer to your hotel.
Medium budget: Garr Hotel (BB)
High budget: Mille Colline (BB)
Day 2
Kigali - Akagera National Park
After breakfast we drive to Akagera National Park. On our way we enjoy the beautiful landscape and rural way of life of the local people.
Medium budget: Akagera Game Lodge (FB)
High budget: Akagera Lodge (FB)
Day 3
Akagera
Game drive in the morning in Akagera National Park. Boat trip and game drive in the afternoon.
Akagera National Park is Rwanda's only Savannah national park. The scenery is beautiful and expect to see Elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, hippos and crocodiles. With a little luck lions and leopards are possible.
Medium budget: Akagera Game Lodge (FB)
High budget: Akagera Lodge (FB)
Day 4
Akagera - Kigali
Game drive in the morning. Picnic lunch at the top of Mount Mutumba (1,825 meters) with stunning panoramic views of the park. Transfer to Kigali afterwards.
Medium budget: Garr Hotel (BB)
High budget: Mille Colline (BB)
Day 5
Kigali - Butare - Nyungwe Forest
Transfer to Butare (Huye) where it is possible to visit the National museum and Nyanza Hill (optional activities). Afterwards transfer to Nyungwe Forest.
Medium budget: Nyungwe Top View Hill hotel (BB)
High budget: Nyungwe Forest Lodge (FB)
Day 6
Nyungwe Forest
Early morning Chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe Forest.  Optional walk to the waterfall or visit to the Angolan Black Colobus monkeys (both activities optional).
Nyungwe Forest is East Africa's largest forest, with 13 monkey species, including chimpanzees, Angolan Black Colobus, Mona Monkey and Owl Faced Monkeys.
Medium budget: Nyungwe Top View Hill hotel (BB)
High budget: Nyungwe Forest Lodge (FB)
Day 7
Nyungwe Forest
Go for a nature walk or bird watching, make the primate walk, make the canopy walk or do the waterfall trail (one activity included).
Medium budget: Nyungwe Top View Hill hotel (BB)
High budget: Nyungwe Forest Lodge (FB)
Day 8
Nyungwe - Kibuye (Lake Kivu)
We drive to the Bugarama hot springs (the largest and biggest natural spring in Rwanda) via Cyamudongo Natural Forest. It is possible to take a warm bath in the hot springs (optional). Afterwards we drive to River Rusizi for a boat trip with lunch and drinks. Drive to Kibuye town.
Medium budget: Bethanie hotel (BB)
High budget: Mariah Hills (FB)
Day 9
Kibuye  - Gisenyi (Lake Kivu)
Relax at the lodge or at the shores of scenic Lake Kivu. It is also possible to make a walk along the lake's shores. Afterwards drive to Gisenyi.
Medium budget: Ubumwe Hotel (BB)
High budget: Lake Kivu Serena hotel (BB)
Day 10
Gisenyi - Volcanoes National Park
Relax at the beach in the morning, go for a nature walk along the shore or visit Bugarama hot springs. In the afternoon we drive to the Volcanoes National Park.
Volcanoes National Park is a unique jungle, with many monkey species, including the endemic Golden Monkeys. Volcanoes National Park is part of the Virunga Mountains, covering Uganda, Rwanda and Congo, and one of the two places in the world where you can find Mountain Gorillas!
Medium budget: Muhabura Hotel (BB)
High budget: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (FB) or Le Bamboo (FB)
Day 11
Volcanoes National Park
Gorilla tracking!!! Early morning departure with your ranger to search for one of the world's most interesting and endangered animals, the Mountain Gorilla! You will spend one hour with one of our closest relatives. An experience you will never forget.
Nature walk through the beautiful environment in the afternoon (optional).
Medium budget: Muhabura Hotel (BB)
High budget: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (FB)
Day 12
Volcanoes National Park - Lake Ruhondo
Optional activities for today (one activity included): make a nature walk in the national park, visit the golden monkeys, climb one of the volcanoes, or visit Diane Fossey's grave.
It is also possible to make another gorilla tracking.
Afterwards we drive to Lake Ruhondo and Lake Burera; the Twin Lakes.
Medium budget: Foyer de Charité B&B or Homestay (BB)
High budget: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (FB)
Day 13
Lake Ruhondo - Kigali
We drive around the lakes and visit the Musangabo viewing point. Optional nature walk around the lakes. Afterwards we drive to Kigali. It is also possible to visit the local people or the pygmies (optional).
Medium budget: Garr Hotel (BB)
High budget: Mille Colline (BB)
Day 14
Kigali - Flight
After breakfast drive to Kigali for your outbound flight. City tour with possible visit of the Genocide Memorial if time allows (optional activity).
Flight
 

Kazinga Tours

- We offer private/custom safaris
- Our main focus is: Mid-level safaris
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Since: Mar 2014

Parks you will visit

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Animals you will see

African buffalo
African buffalo
Baboon
Baboon
Bushbaby
Bushbaby
Chimpanzee
Chimpanzee
Elephant
Elephant
Giraffe
Giraffe
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Activities you can do

Bird watching
Bird watching
Boating / canoeing
Boating / canoeing
Cultural / Tribal visits
Cultural / Tribal visits
Fishing
Fishing
Game drives
Game drives
Night drives
Night drives
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