12 days Discover Rwanda Safari

Book Now Discover RwandaRwanda has one of the fast growing capital cities in Africa to discover, so to do 12 days discover Rwanda safari will be something to look forward too. You will start with the visit to one of the genocide memorial and later on in the safari, you will go to Akagera National park and then head to Nyungwe National Park. Thereafter you will transfer to Lake Kivu and final go for the Mountain Gorilla tracking experience. That should be the end of your discover Rwanda safari as you will, later on, be transferred to the airport for your flight out.

Highlights for Discover Rwanda

Day 1 : Airport Pick Up
Day 2 : Visit the Genocide Memorial-Akagera National Park
Day 3 : Morning and Evening Game Drive Akagera National Park
Day 4 : Akagera-Nyungwe National park
Day 5 : Nyungwe Chimpanzee trekking
Day 6 : Nature walk trail & canopy walk
Day 7 : Kibuye transfer to Lake Kivu
Day 8 : Visit Gisenyi and Lake Kivu
Day 9 : Visit the twin Lakes
Day 10: Discover Hot springs - Kinigi
Day 11: Mountain Gorilla trekking
Day 12: Kigali City tour with Airport drop off

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 : Airport-Kigali

You will be picked up at the airport by your guide/driver. Thereafter transfer to any of the booked Hotels for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options

⇒Up Market : Kigali Serena Hotel
⇒Mid-Range : Classic Hotel
⇒Budget : Flame Tree Village Kigali
Meal plan : Dinner

Day 2 : Visit the Genocide Memorial and Museum-Akagera National Park

Breakfast will be at the lodge of residence, then transfer to Ntarama with the visit the genocide memorial and see the remains of the thousands of Rwanda's that lost their lives. You will have a break to have your Lunch and thereafter transfer to Akagera National Park for an evening boat ride along the Lake Ihema to spot a variety of birds and animals. Dinner and overnight

Accommodation Options

⇒Up Market : Akagera Game Lodge
⇒Mid-Range/ Budget : Golf Hills Residence
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3 : Morning and Evening Game Drive Akagera National Park

You will wake up to breakfast and then head out to take a stunning scenic Game drive to spot a variety of wildlife and birdlife species. Return, have your lunch relax as you wait for your evening activity. You will later in the evening return to the lodge as you wait for your dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options

⇒Up Market : Akagera Game Lodge
⇒Mid-Range / Budget : Golf Hills Residence
Meal plan : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4 : Akagera - Nyungwe National park

Have breakfast, we embark on our safari vehicle, set off on a long scenic drive to Nyungwe National park. Stopover in Nyanza museum, Butare museum for photography and experience the historical literature of the sites Lunch en-route! later continue to Nyungwe forest a home to the chimpanzeeƷs were chimpanzee trekking adventure is awesome with dinner and overnight

Accommodation Options

⇒Up Market : Nyungwe forest lodge
⇒Mid-Range : Nyungwe top view hotel
⇒Budget : Gisakura guesthouse
Meal plan : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5:: Nyungwe Chimpanzee trekking

You will wake up to your breakfast and immediately transfer to the starting point for a briefing by the park officials. Set off into the forest for the amazing chimpanzee trekking experience. You will later return to the lodge for your lunch and in the afternoon, go for Columbus monkey trekking. Here you should expect to encounter other primates like the Baboons, Vervet monkeys, some birds and more floras. Return to the lodge for your dinner coupled with an overnight.

Accommodation Options

⇒Up Market:: Nyungwe forest lodge
⇒Mid Range:: Nyungwe top view hotel
⇒Budget : Gisakura guest house
Meal plan : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6 : Nature walk trail & canopy walk

Today we shall have our cup of coffee and then head out to the forest in search more primates as the forest has a lot more to offer. Return to the lodge for lunch and after our African cuisine go for the breathtaking forest canopy walk, here you will see the waterfalls, Birds more primates as well as the amazing forest canopies. Head back to the lodge, relax as you wait for your dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options

⇒Up Market : Nyungwe forest lodge
⇒Mid-Range : Nyungwe top view hotel
⇒Budget : Gisakura guest house
Meal plan : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7 : Kibuye transfer to Lake Kivu

Immediately after your breakfast, you will transfer to Kibuye which is blessed with panoramic scenic view hence take en-route photographs, visit Bisesero genocide memorial. Lunch, Kibuye church and Nyange school genocide memorial - boat ride to Amahoro Island, the Island of Peace. Your dinner and overnight will be at a recommended hotel in Kibuye.

Accommodation Options

⇒Up Market : Lake Kivu Serena Hotel
⇒Mid Range : Paradis Malahide
⇒Budget : La Petite Colline Guest House
Meal plan:: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8 : Visit Gisenyi and Lake Kivu

Have breakfast and thereafter depart to Gisenyi with a visit the fishing village, hot springs, visit DRC - Rwanda border (Gisenyi town) and relax at the lakeside in the evening. Dinner and Overnight at recommended hotel on the shores of the Lake Kivu. Later return to the accommodation for your dinner and overnight as booked a head.

Accommodation Options

⇒Up Market : Lake Kivu Serena Hotel
⇒Mid-Range : Paradis Malahide
⇒Budget : La Petite Colline Guest House
Meal plan : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 9 : Visit the twin Lakes

You will first take breakfast and after a visit to a fishing village at Lake Ruhondo where you will learn about local fishing methods and visit Street Children Project in Ruhengeri. Lunch and after go and learn about sorghum or banana beer production by women cooperative, visit women's cooperative producing handicrafts made of banana leaves. Dinner and overnight at Kinigi guest house.

Accommodation Options

⇒Up Market : Mountain Gorilla view lodge
⇒Mid Range : le'bambou gorilla lodge
⇒Budget : Kinigi guest house
Meal plan : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10 : Discover Hot springs - Kinigi

Have breakfast and thereafter depart to Kinigi to experience traditional dancers and learn about Rwandan drumming, singing and dancing, Rwanda cooking local cuisines. Later drive to your booked accommodation for both your dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options

⇒Up Market : Mountain Gorilla view lodge
⇒Mid-Range : leƷbambou gorilla lodge
⇒Budget : Kinigi guest house
Meal plan : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 11 : Mountain Gorilla trekking

Have an early breakfast, then head to the park offices for a briefing from park officials. Thereafter enter the forest to search the shy mountain gorillas. The trekking may be full day/half day depending on the movement of the gentle giants. Allowed one hour is given for photography, observations and enjoying them feeding or playing around. Return to the lodge for Dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options

⇒Up Market : Mountain Gorilla view lodge
⇒Mid-Range : le'bambou gorilla lodge
⇒Budget : Kinigi guest house
Meal plan : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 12 : Kigali City tour with Airport drop off

Have breakfast, and take another city tour to buy Souvenirs from craft markets and visit other interesting sites and then later you will be dropped at the airport for your return flight for your end of Discover Rwanda
Meal plan : Breakfast and Lunch

Package for Discover Rwanda includes:

⇒Airport transfers
⇒Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
⇒Game drive
⇒Boat ride
⇒Park entry fees
⇒Gorilla trekking permit
⇒Chimpanzee tracking permit
⇒Visit Lake Kivu and boat ride

Package for Discover Rwanda excludes:

The expenses of personal nature like:
⇒Airfare
⇒Rwanda Visa
⇒Luxury drinks
⇒Laundry
⇒Tips to local guides
⇒Telephone and porter fee while trekking
⇒Personal insurance
⇒Personal shopping bills and cigarettes and any other item not mentioned above