Day 1: Transfer to Hotel; Briefing by guide and General Orientation about the trip. Overnight at Gorilla Hotel in Kigali.
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: - Gorilla Hotel in 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). Visit local markets late afternoon. Overnight at Umbrella Hotel in Kibungo town.
Day 4: Transfer to Akagera National Park early morning – Start a Game drive in Akagera
National Park and birding. Overnight: Akagera Game Lodge inside the 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: - Bloom Hotel in 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; - Muhabura Hotel in Ruhengeri town.
Day 7: Early morning - Gorilla Trekking and enjoy the evening with traditional dancers at Kinigi Cultural Village. Overnight: - Muhabura Hotel in 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 at Parades Marahides hotel in Gisenyi.
Day 9: Tour Gisenyi town. Transfer by boat to Kibuye, En-route visit Amahoro island. Dinner at the island.
Overnight: - Hotel Bethane in Kibuye.
Day 10: Transfer to Cyangugu – Kamembe town by boat; relax at the lakeside. Overnight: - Hotel du Lac in Kamembe town.
Day 11: Chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe National Park and visit tea plantations in the afternoon. Overnight: - Gisakura guest house in Nyungwe
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: - Pettit Prince in 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. Overnight at Pettit Prince in Butare town.
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: - Bloom Hotel.
Day 15: Souvenir shopping in local handcraft markets like Caplak or visit street kids at Les enfant de Dieu in
Ndera, Women association living with HIV/AIDS, Child headed homes,
Orphanages, Former prostitutes doing embroidery to survive; Rwanda Youth groups etc. Overnight at Bloom Hotel.
Day 16: Refresh and transfer to the Airport. Back home.
Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.