Day 1: History-minded exploration of Kigali with visits to landmarks from colonial, post-independence, genocide and post-genocide times. Overnight: - Kigali.
Day 2: Rwanda’s development challenges – visit to Mayange, the Rwandan model village and Reconciliation village. Overnight: - Kigali.
Day 3: Transfer to Musanze at the foot of Volcanoes National Park – visit to a local association that teaches how to make sorghum beer and another one that teaches banana leaf art. Overnight: - Musanze.
Day 4: Mountain gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park. Overnight: - Musanze.
Day 5: Life around the twin lakes Burera and Ruhondo – hiking and canoeing – visit to an island community – traditional fishing methods. Overnight: - Musanze.
Day 6: Visit to a local association that teaches how to brew banana beer – transfer to Gisenyi at the northern shore of Lake Kivu. Overnight: - Rubavu
Day 7: Relax at the beach – optional visit to see solidified lave from Goma. Overnight: - Rubavu.
Day 8: Boat trip to the Coffee Islands in Lake Kivu – guided tour around a major coffee plantation – transfer to Kibuye. Overnight: - Kibuye.
Day 9: Transfer to Nyungwe National Park – on the way, visit to a major tea plantation. Overnight: - Nyungwe
Day 10: Chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe National Park. Overnight: - Nyungwe.
Day 11: History-minded exploration of Butare and Nyanza – visit to the National Museum, introduction to Rwanda’s kingdoms, discovery of colonial architecture Overnight: - Kigali.
Day 12: Challenges of orphans and street children – visit to Ndera and the rehabilitation of former prostitutes at
Sisters of Rwanda in Remera. Overnight: - Kigali.
Day 13: Game drive in Akagera National Park and an afternoon boat ride to see crocodiles and hippos and over 50 species of water birds. Overnight: - Akagera.
Day 14: Early Game Drive to view of the best sceneries in an African Savannah, over 20 different species of animals; explore pastoralist heritage and return to Kigali – Overnight at the recommended hotel.
Day 15: Visit the crafts market and Farewell at the airport. Fly home.