7 Day Safari Holiday

Remarkable Rwanda

Holiday Includes

  • TBA

Holiday Excludes

  • TBA

Itinerary

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About This Holiday

 7 DAYS/ 6 NIGHTS RWANDA TOUR

Gorilla trekking, Golden Monkeys, People & Culture

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Itinerary

ARRIVAL KIGALI

Arrive by flight at Kigali International Airport. Meet and greet assistance. You will be handed over to and warmly welcomed by representative outside customs and immigration hall. You will be transferred to your hotel. Tour briefing will follow.

Check in assistance, followed by dinner at the Restaurant and overnight stay.

THE KIGALI SERENA HOTEL (HB – Dinner, Bed & Breakfast)

KIGALI CITY TOUR – VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK (02h30 drive)

After breakfast at the Hotel,check out from the hotel

  • 09h00: Proceed on a city tour that will include the Kigali Genocide memorial and the Inema arts gallery.
    Highlight; Perhaps the city’s best known landmark, and with good reason, is the very insightful and moving Kigali Genocide Memorial standing amid beautiful rose gardens and fountains. The memorial sets out the history leading up to the genocide in Rwanda and also explains other genocides around the world. It includes poignant displays of victims’ photographs and belongings, bringing the realitie s of the atrocities to life. While it might seem an unusual tourist attraction and can be upsetting, it does help to put into context how and why the genocide happened and to better appreciate just how far the country has moved on together in the intervening years. It also plays a vital role in educating Rwanda’s new and future generations about the genocide.

  • Founded in 2012 by brothers and self-taught painters Emmanuel Nkuranga and Innocent Nkurunziza, Inema Arts Center spurs creativity for personal, social, and economic growth. Nkurunziza and Nkuranga started Inema to tap the untapped potential of art in Rwanda. Their objective is to use creative expression to bring the community and country alive. To provide exposure to creative people and create opportunities for Rwanda’s most underserved to use creativity for a productive livelihood.

  • 12h30: Lunch will be at the Khana Kazana restaurant.
  • 14h30: Have a leisurely scenic drive to MUSANZE & VOLCANOES National Park, The most famous destination in Rwanda, Volcanoes National Park has become synonymous with mountain gorilla tracking safaris and no visit to the country would be complete without visiting these majestic primates
  • 17h00: Arrive at Volcanoes and check in at Bisate Lodge. Met and assisted with check in. Evening at leisure. Dinner and overnight stay. Bisate Lodge was the first lodge in Rwanda to marry world-class luxury travel with once-in-a-lifetime gorilla trekking experiences. Bisate partnered with the local community in the reforestation of an iconic site bordering the Volcanos National Park and, since its inception, two
    indigenous tree nurseries have been established and over 2 000 trees planted. The site has dramatic views over the Bisoke and Karisimbi volcanoes rising above the park’s Afro-alpine forests, and the lodge reflects the culture of rural Rwanda in its architecture. The lodge will host just 12 guests in six spacious suites, each with beautiful views of the forest and distant peaks of Volcanoes National Park. Full en suite bathrooms are generously designed with a walk-in shower, twin basins, a large bathtub and plenty of luxurious amenities.

  • Dinner and overnight stay.

THE BISATE LODGE (All meals, laundry, massage, All local drinks excluding premium imported brands and champagne)

VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK (GORILLA TREK/PEOPLE & CULTURE)

  • 06h30: After an early breakfast at the Lodge, proceed to the park headquarters in time for Gorilla Trek briefing at 07h00. We will then transfer you to the trail head of your guided walk that begins at 08h00.
    Volcanoes National Park is the Rwandan section of the great volcanic massif called the Virunga Mountains that straddles the borders of Rwanda, Uganda and the DRC. The massif covers a huge area of over 8,000km², encompassing six active and three extinct volcanoes. There is no other wildlife experience quite like an encounter with mountain gorillas. That precious hour spent in their company – watching the group playing, sulking, teasing each other, eating, or dozing just like we do – is extraordinary.

  • After this memorable experience, you will proceed to The Manor in time for lunch and cleaning of boots.
    This afternoon at 15h00, you will have an after memorable experience, you will proceed to the Gorilla Guardian village for local cultural experience

  • Return to the Lodge in the evening. Dinner and overnight stay.

BISATE LODGE (FB Dinner, Bed and Breakfast, laundry, massage, a selection of drinks)

VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK (GOLDEN MONKEY TREK)

  • 06h30: After an early breakfast at the Lodge, proceed to the park headquarters in time for Golden monkey Trek briefing at 07h00. We will then transfer you to a different trail head of your guided walk that begins at 08h00. Today, you will be in a different group and visit a different family. Today, you have an early breakfast then proceed at 06h30 to the park headquarters for Golden monkey trekking briefing which starts at 07h00. We will then transfer you to the start point of your guided walk at 08h00. The Tracking usually takes about 4 hrs. Once you come to the habituated families, you will spend the allowed one hour with them as they go about their daily life.

  • Trekking to see the golden monkeys is another highlight of Volcanoes National Park. The Golden Monkey (Cercopithecus Mitis Kandti) is a local subspecies of the widespread Sykes Monkey, also known as the “Blue Monkey” and is endemic to the high altitude forests. The monkeys are playful and inquisitive and often spend their time leaping from bamboo branches or frolicking on the forest floor. There are two habi tuated groups of Golden Monkey, one group comprises around 80 – 100 members and has its home at the foot of Mt Sabyinyo.
  • After this memorable experience back to the lodge for lunch. Later check out and proceed to Nyungwe National Park( 5hrs drive).
  • Arrive and assisted with check in at One & Only Nyungwe House. Followed by dinner and overnight stay.

  •  Dinner and overnight stay

ONE & ONLY NYUNGWE HOUSE (Full Board and non-alcoholic beverages with meals and two activities per person per day)

NYUNGWE NATIONAL PARK (CHIMPS / RELAXATION)

  • Rise very early, breakfast at the Lodge and transferred to the park offices for briefing before your guided trek.
    Unlike other countries like Uganda where chimpanzee tracking activity starts at 08h00, here in Nyungwe Forest National Park the activity starts at 06h00. You will enter into the forest when its dark but you will be able to see primate species such as Colob us monkeys, forest birds and later, you will be able to see the chimpanzees when its already day time.

 

  •  After the chimpanzee trekking at around 11h00, you will return to the lodge, later have your lunch
    Tea is Rwanda’s largest export, and you can see it in the landscape. Tea leaves cover the mountains and give a dark green contrast to the blue skies, dirt roads and sunshine. Fertile volcanic soils provide for the perfect tea making environment, making Rwanda the perfect home for these endless plantations. You can discover how tea is harvested and even get to taste the specialty!

 

  •  This evening we will have a traditional Tea Ceremony at the lodge. Dinner and overnight stay

ONE & ONLY NYUNGWE HOUSE (Full Board and non-alcoholic beverages with meals and two activities per person per day)

NYUNGWE NATIONAL PARK CANOPY WALK -KIGALI

  • 9h00 ; After breakfast at the Lodge and transferred to the park offices for briefing before your guided trek
    The Canopy walkway consists of three bridges and three towers and is a total length of the walkway is160m. The walkway is embedded in a guided tour along IgishigishigiTrail. Takin gthis tour, a specialized Park Guide will not only show you the forest canopy but also explain why it is an integral part of the tropical rainforest ecosystem.

 

  •  After the canopy you will drive back to the lodge for lunch and check out and proceed to Kigali (7hrs drive) Arrive and check in at Serena hotel . Dinner and Overnight stay.

THE KIGALI SERENA HOTEL ( Dinner, Bed and breakfast)

DEPARTURE

Breakfast at the hotel.

  • Check out by 11h00.
  • Transfer to the Kigali International Airport for your outbound flight basing on schedule.

Wishing you an excellent experience.