9 days Cultural Tour Rwanda ( Gorilla trekking volcanoes)

9 days Cultural Tour Rwanda & Gorilla trekking, Just like any other East African country, Rwanda too has its own rich cultures that have upheld for centuries and are worth learning about. This 9 days cultural tour will take you through to Akagera National Park for your adventurous cultural encounter and so much more that you will find in this one safari package

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Highlights For 9 days Cultural Tour Rwanda & Gorilla trekking

  • Airport Pick Up
  • Enjoy a City Tour
  • Transfer to Akagera National Park
  • Game drive and a Village visit Rwanda
  • Boat ride and Evening Game drive
  • Visit the Twin Lakes found in Akagera
  • Mountain Gorilla Trekking Volcanoes National Park
  • Community Cultural tour Excursion with transfer to Lake Kivu
  • Butare to Kigali with Airport Drop off

Detailed Itinerary For 9 days Cultural Tour Rwanda & Gorilla trekking

Day 1 : Airport Pick Up

You will be welcomed by your guide/driver upon your arrival at Kigali international airport. Your driver will help you with your luggage and give you a short briefing about the safari on your way to your booked hotel. Upon your arrival, check in for dinner and overnight. Meal plan: F/B

Accommodation Options

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

Day 2 : Enjoy Kigali City Tour

After your breakfast, you will travel to Kigali city to explore the various historical sites.Visit different landmarks of colonial post- independence and transfer to Bugesera in the afternoon to visit the reconciliation village, Nyamata and Ntarama genocide era and how the church played a big role to end this great evil. Return to the hotel for your dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options

  • Up Market : Kigali Serena Hotel
  • Mid – Range : Classic Hotel
  • Budget : Flame Tree Village Kigali
  • Meal plan : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3 : Transfer to Akagera National Park

Transfer to Akagera national park after your breakfast and checking out of the hotel. On your way, visit Imigongo and learn about the ancient art and get watch the beautiful waterfalls in Rusumo on the border of Tanzania and Rwanda. After lunch, proceed to Akagera National Park and check into your booked safari lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options

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

Day 4 : Game drive and a Village visit

This will be quite an early morning, wake up to a delicious cup of tea / coffee and head out for an early morning game drive, a good chance to see lots of wild game as they will be arising from their slumber. Return to your lodge for a full breakfast and get some time of relaxation in before your next activity later in the afternoon. You will get to visit the pastoralist heritage and get to experience their daily duties. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options

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

Day 5 : Boat ride and Evening Game drive

After having your breakfast, you will get an awesome experience on Lake Ihema, a great opportunity to see lots of aquatic wildlife like Crocodiles, Hippos and over 50 species of water birds as well. Return to your lodge for your lunch and later in the evening you will set out for an adventurous evening game drive, a good chance to catch up on the action you might have missed in the morning game drive. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight. Meal plan: F/B

Accommodation Options

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

Day 6 : Visit the Twin Lakes found in Akagera National Park

After breakfast, check out of the safari lodge and head out to Ruhengeri for an ethno – botany tour an excellent experience that will expose you to different plant species and so much more. After lunch, you will visit the beautiful twin Lake of Burera and Ruhondo, you will also get involved in different community projects like brick making, collecting honey from bee hives and so much more to help you familiarize with the way the local communities go about these economic activities which is quite different from the way it’s done in your home country. After your exhausting but fun filled day, you will return to the lodge for dinner and overnight. Meal plan: F/B

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 7 : Mountain Gorilla Trekking Volcanoes National Park

Set out to the park headquarters after breakfast for a short briefing about the Gorilla tracking activity; learn about the family you will be trekking and generally what to expect and what is expected of you as tracker. After the briefing you will be ready to penetrate the thick canopies of Volcanoes to look for the gentle giants. When you finally meet them, you will be allowed one full hour to observe them and take plenty of pictures as you like. Return to the lodge for a hot lunch and get an afternoon of relaxation, enjoying the beautiful scenery around you. Meal plan: F/B

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 8 : Community Cultural tour Excursion with transfer to Lake Kivu

You will check out of the safari lodge after breakfast and set out to Lake Kivu, a perfect way to end your safari relaxed and winding down from the last few days’ hard adventure, enjoying the peace and serenity on this beautiful Lake. You will get to swim and have enjoyed some fried tilapia fish for lunch. Check into your booked lodge for dinner and overnight.

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 : Butare to Kigali with Airport Drop off

Check out of the safari lodge after your breakfast and transfer to Butare to visit the Basilica of Kabagayi, the ancient King’s palace at Nyanza, National Museum and Butare “the intellectual town of Rwanda.” After lunch, you will stop at the craft center and get some souvenirs to take back home to family and friends, you will then continue to the airport to catch your flight back home. Meal plan: H/B

Package for For 9 days Cultural Tour Rwanda & Gorilla trekking includes:

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
  • Transportation by safari vehicle
  • Game drive
  • Boat ride
  • Park fees
  • Gorilla tracking permit
  • Chimpanzee trekking permit
  • Nature walk
  • Visit Lake Kivu and boat ride

Package For 9 days Cultural Tour Rwanda & Gorilla trekking excludes:

The expenses of personal nature like :

  • Airfare
  • Rwanda Visa
  • Luxury drinks
  • Laundry
  • Tips to local guides
  • Telephone fee
  • Porter fee while touring
  • Personal insurance
  • Personal shopping bills and cigarettes and any other item not mentioned above