Day 1 | Arrival Kigali

Arrive at Kigali Airport. Meet and great with your guide and transfer to your hotel.

Accommodation

  • Hotel Des Mille Collines

Mid-range hotel located in or near Kigali

Meals & drinks: Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included)

Day 2 | Kigali - Akagera National Park

After breakfast we drive to Akagera National Park. On our way we enjoy the beautiful landscape and rural way of life of the local people.

Meals & drinks: All meals included

Accommodation

  • Akagera Game Lodge

Mid-range hotel located in Akagera National park

Day 3 | Akagera National Park

Game drive in the morning in Akagera National Park. Boat trip and game drive in the afternoon. Akagera National Park is Rwanda's only Savannah national park. The scenery is beautiful and expect to see elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, hippos and crocodiles. With a little luck lions and leopards are possible.

Accommodation

  • Akagera Game Lodge

Meals & drinks: All meals included

Day 4 |Akagera National Park - Kigali

Game drive in the morning. Picnic lunch at the top of Mount Mutumba (1.825m) with stunning panoramic views of the park. Transfer to Kigali afterwards.

Accommodation

  • Hotel Des Mille Collines

Budget lodge -Flame Tree Village

Meals & drinks: All meals included

Day 5 | Kigali - Butare - Nyungwe Forest

Transfer to Butare (Huye) where it is possible to visit the National Museum and Nyanza Hill (optional activities). Afterwards transfer to Nyungwe Forest.

Accommodation

  • Nyungwe Forest Lodge

Mid-range lodge -Nyungwe Top View Hill hotel

Meals & drinks: All meals included

Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 6 | Nyungwe Forest

Early morning Chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe Forest.  Optional walk to the waterfall or visit to the Angolan Black Colobus monkeys (both activities optional). Nyungwe Forest is East Africa's largest forest, with 13 monkey species, including chimpanzees, Angolan Black Colobus, Mona Monkey and Owl Faced Monkeys.

Accommodation

  • Nyungwe Forest Lodge-Luxury lodge

mId-Range Accommodation- Nyungwe Top View Hill hotel

Day 7 | Nyungwe Forest

Go for a nature walk or bird watching, make the primate walk, make the canopy walk or do the waterfall trail (one activity included).

Accommodation

  • Nyungwe Forest Lodge-Luxury lodge

Mid-range lodge-Nyungwe Top View Hill hotel

Meals & drinks: All meals included

Day 8 | Nyungwe - Kibuye (Lake Kivu)

We drive to the Bugarama Hot Springs (the largest and biggest natural spring in Rwanda) via Cyamudongo Natural Forest. It is possible to take a warm bath in the hot springs (optional). Afterwards we drive to River Rusizi for a boat trip with lunch and drinks. Drive to Kibuye town.

Accommodation

  • Moriah Hill Resort-Luxury lodge

Mid-range lodge- Moriah Hill Resort

Meals & drinks: All meals included

Day 9 | Kibuye - Gisenyi (Lake Kivu)

Relax at the lodge or at the shores of scenic Lake Kivu. It is also possible to make a walk along the lake's shores. Afterwards drive to Gisenyi.

Accommodation

  • Lake Kivu Serena HotelP-Luxury Lodge

Mid-range lodge-Paradis Malahide.

Meals & drinks: All meals included

Day 10 | Gisenyi - Volcanoes National Park

Relax at the beach in the morning, go for a nature walk along the shore or visit Bugarama hot springs. In the afternoon we drive to the Volcanoes National Park. Volcanoes National Park is a unique jungle, with many monkey species, including the endemic Golden Monkeys. Volcanoes National Park is part of the Virunga Mountains, covering Uganda, Rwanda and Congo, and one of the two places in the world where you can find Mountain Gorillas!

Accommodation

  • Mountain Gorilla View Lodge-Luxury

lodge-Muhabura Hotel

Meals & drinks: All meals included

Day 11 | Volcanoes National Park

Gorilla tracking!!! Early morning departure with your ranger to search for one of the world's most interesting and endangered animals, the Mountain Gorilla! You will spend one hour with one of our closest relatives. An experience you will never forget. Nature walk through the beautiful environment in the afternoon (optional).

Dinner and overnight at your accommodation.

Accommodation

  • Mountain Gorilla View Lodge-luxury

mid-range lodge-Muhabura Hotel

Meals & drinks: All meals included

Day 12 | Volcanoes National Park - Lake Ruhondo

Optional activities for today (one activity included): make a nature walk in the national park, visit the golden monkeys, climb one of the volcanoes, or visit Diane Fossey's grave. It is also possible to make another gorilla tracking. Afterwards we drive to Lake Ruhondo and Lake Burera; the Twin Lakes.

Meals & drinks: All meals included

Mid-range lodge-Foyer de Charité

Accommodation

  • Mountain Gorilla View Lodge-luxury

Day 13 | Lake Ruhondo - Kigali

We drive around the lakes and visit the Musangabo viewing point. Optional nature walk around the lakes. Afterwards we drive to Kigali. It is also possible to visit the local people or the pygmies (optional).

Accommodation

  • Hotel Des Mille Collines

Mid-range lodge Flame Tree Village

Meals & drinks: All meals included

Day 14 | Kigali

After breakfast drive to Kigali Airport for your outbound flight. City tour with possible visit of the Genocide Memorial if time allows (optional activity).

Excludes
  • Any other activities not mentioned in the program

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