15 DAYS BEST OF RWANDA

Day 1: ARRIVAL IN KIGALI AND TRANSFER TO THE HOTEL
Arrival at Kigali International Airport, meet and greet with the guide and who will give you a
short briefing about the trip. Transfer to the Hotel, check in and acclimatize to the climate
of Rwanda. Dinner and overnight at Discover Rwanda Youth hostel/ Urban by cityblue
Hotel/ Mille Colline’s hotel

Day 2: KIGALI CITY TOUR
Breakfast at the hotel and later start the Kigali city exploration. Get to learn more about
Rwanda from the per-colonial, colonial and post-colonial era as well as Genocide times.
Visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial where over 259,000 Genocide victims were put to rest
in mass graves.
Visit Kandt house, the first German explore who settled in Kigali. Get to learn more about
Rwanda history especially during colonial time by Germans.
Visit the Campaign against Genocide museum. This museum tells part of the many
Rwanda’s sad stories of the yesteryears, of despair, struggling to free people from the yoke
of subjugation, the efforts and the sacrifices that were suffered and written during the time
of rescuing the Tutsi from the strangling hands of Interahamwe; the campaign that was
started from the parliament buildings and became successful, a “Campaign Against
Genocide” (CAG Museum) was built in the parliamentary compound. End the day at the Question Coffee to taste the pure Rwandan coffee produced by women in
cooperative.

Dinner and overnight at Discover Rwanda Youth hostel/ Urban by cityblue Hotel/ Mille Colline’s hotel

Day 3: TRANSFER TO NYUNGWE NATIONAL PARK
Breakfast at the hotel then transfer to Nyungwe National Park (7am) en-route do a
historical minded exploration of Nyanza and Butare. Visit the King’s palace, the
Ethnographic Museum which gives introduction to Rwanda’s kingdoms.

Dinner and overnight stay at Gisakura Guest House / Nyungwe Top View Hotel/ Nyungwe House

Day 4: CHIMPANZEE TREKKING IN NYUNGWE & VISIT THE TEA ESTATE
Early breakfast at 4:30am then drive to the edge of the forest where chimpanzee trekking
starts. Visit the tea estate in the afternoon.

Dinner and Overnight: – Gisakura guesthouse/ Nyungwe
Top View hotel/ Nyungwe house

Day 5: KAMIRANZOVU SWAMP & THE CANOPY WALK IN NYUNGWE NATIONAL PARK
This day is dedicated to explore nature in Kamiranzovu swamp searching for the rare
Rwenzori turaccos, and the grauer’s swamp warblers etc. You will visit different locations
in the park to try and see as much as you can and if possible all the 27 endemic birds of
Albertine rift found in Nyungwe forest. The day ends with one of the most tourism highlight
of Nyungwe by enjoying canopy walk in the forest.

Dinner and Overnight: – Gisakura guesthouse/
Nyungwe Top View hotel/ Nyungwe house

Day 6: BIGUGU TRAIL IN NYUNGWE NATIONAL PARK – BIRDING
Bigugu Mountain has the highest peak in the park. This day is dedicated to discovering the
secrets of bigugu including the rare bird species and monkeys. You will continue to visit
different locations in the park to try and see as much as you can and if possible all the 27

endemic birds of Albertine rift found in Nyungwe forest plus other species of monkeys.
Dinner and Overnight: – Gisakura guesthouse/ Nyungwe Top View hotel/ Nyungwe house

DAY 7: TRANSFER TO KIBUYE – BOAT CRUISE TO VISIT NAPOLEON AND AMAHORO
ISLANDS
Breakfast then drive to Kibuye at Lake Kivu. Rwanda’s most attractive of lake
ports, nestled in a series of interwoven and undulating hills and offering visitors
spectacular views of the lake, its islands and the stunning surrounding countryside. It is
considered one of Rwanda’s hidden treasures, with its lush green hills and peaceful breeze.
Lunch at the hotel as you enjoy the views of the Lake. Transfer to the shores of Lake
Kivu to enjoy a boat ride to visit the Napoleon and Amahoro Islands to see a number of
colorful birds, clouds of big fruit bats, learn the history of the lake and the beautiful views
of the Lake surroundings.

Dinner and Overnight at Bethane hotel / Moriah hill resort/ Cormoran
lodge

DAY 8: VISIT NYANGE SCHOOL & GENOCIDE MEMORIAL CHURCH AND TRANSFER TO
KIGALI
Breakfast at the hotel, start the visit to the Genocide memorial church where many Tusti
were killed expecting that no one will kill them in the house of God. Later visit the famous
Nyange school where students were killed during Genocide after refusing to divide
themselves into Tutsis and Hutus.

Dinner and Overnight at Bethane hotel / Moriah hill resort/
Cormoran lodge

Day 9: TRANSFER TO GISENYI – LAKE KIVU
Transfer to Gisenyi on Lake Kivu, check in at the hotel. In the Afternoon visit the fishing village
and do a boat ride with traditional fishermen.

Dinner and Overnight at La corniche hotel/ Paradis
Malahides Hotel/ Kivu serena hotel

Day 10: TEA AND COFFEE TOUR
Breakfast then drive to start a Tea and Coffee tour in along the shores of the Lake Kivu.
Experience the processes through which Rwandan Coffee and Tea has to pass through
before reaching your nearby coffee shop. Relax at the Lake,

Dinner and Overnight at La corniche
hotel/ Paradis Malahides Hotel/ Kivu serena hotel

Day 11: TRANSFER TO VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK
Transfer from Nyungwe National Park to Volcanoes National Park via Ngororero. drive
through the remotest villages of Rwanda as you enjoy local lifestyles.

Dinner and Overnight at Ste
Anne Hotel/ Davinci hotel / Five volcanoes Boutique hotel

DAY 12: GOLDEN MONKEY TREKKING & VISIT THE TWIN LAKES – BURERA AND
RUHONDO
Early morning meet with your respective park rangers, who will take you to see the rare
and Albertine rift endemic golden monkeys. Visit the twin lakes in the afternoon.
Dinner and Overnight at Ste Anne Hotel/ Davinci hotel / Five volcanoes Boutique hotel

DAY 13: CLIMB BISOKE MOUNTAIN OR DAINA FOSSEY NATURE WALK
Early morning meet with your respective park rangers who will take you to either the
Diana Fossey nature walk to visit the Dian Fossey tomb and her favorite gorilla called Digit.
OR climb mountain Bisoke that has a crater lake on top.
Afternoon rest at the hotel or have a community walk near the hotel led by the guide.
Dinner and Overnight at Ste Anne Hotel/ Davinci hotel / Five volcanoes Boutique hotel

DAY 14: GORILLA TREKKING & VISIT THE BATWA COMMUNITY (Pygmies)
After breakfast, we transfer to the park, completing our park
formalities, we embark on a once in a life time experience of tracking
mountain gorillas.

Once you spot them you are allowed to spend an hour watching your
closest long-lost cousin. This is perhaps one of the most breathtaking
wildlife experiences on earth!!! You get so close to these awesome giant
primates. You stare at each other blankly not knowing who to break the
long silence first. Tracking the gorillas through the light mountain forest
on the slopes is a magical experience.
Be back at the base in time for lunch!
Afternoon visit the Batwa community to learn more about their culture and how they live.
Dinner and Overnight at Ste Anne Hotel/ Davinci hotel / Five volcanoes Boutique hotel

DAY 15: DRIVE BACK TO KIGALI & TO AIRPORT
After breakfast, drive back to Kigali. Buy souvenirs at Caplak art shop, Kimironko
market or Inema Art center before heading to the Airport.

END OF TOUR

Inclusions
 Airport transfers
 Private transportation in a 4×4 jeep
 Accommodation on double occupancy
 All meals and soft drinks
 Water on board
 All tours mentioned in the itinerary
 Taxes and administrative costs.

Exclusions
 Visas
 Flights
 Travel and health insurance
 Alcoholic beverages and other caffeine drinks
 Personal expenses on laundry, tips, shopping, etc.
 Photography where charged
 Any other optional activity NOT mentioned in the itinerary.

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