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6 Days Visit Rwanda Experience
Visit Rwanda is Arsenal Football Club’s official Tourism Partner and first shirt sleeve partner. Visiting Rwanda enables one to discover a unique experience in Rwanda. By going 'gorilla trekking' while visiting this incredible country. The visit to Rwanda is especially memorable as one steps into the forests of the endangered mountain gorillas and speaks closely with them; the experience is one of magic, and the emotion that arises draws one into nature's embrace. Unique to this visit, take away memories that will last a lifetime and make for great storytelling between family, friends, and other adventurers you meet on your journey. Get ready for an amazing cultural exchange, sights, and sustainable wildlife tourism reserved only for visiting Rwanda.
- Meet and Greet
- All airport transfers and assistance
- Accommodation on safari on a Full board basis
- Private transport in a 4×4 tourist Landcruiser
- Services of an English / Bi-lingual speaking driver-guides
- Kigali city tour
- Chimp permit
- Gorilla permit
- Bottled drinking water while trekking and in the vehicle
- All taxes on the services quoted above
- Meals and beverages other than specified.
- Passport and visa fees and service charges for obtaining visas.
- Gratuities to drivers/guides and other conveyance attendants.
- Laundry and other items of a personal nature, such as drinks, telephone calls ETC.
- Personal, baggage, Accident, and Trip Cancellation/Interruption insurance.
- Cost for anything not specifically mentioned in the inclusions listed above.
Day 1: Kigali – Nyungwe National Park.
Arrival at Kigali International Airport. Drive to Nyungwe National park via Butare, the second largest city of Rwanda after Kigali. Butare National Museum comprises several academic and research institutions. Nyanza was the former King’s Palace and the seat of the feudal monarchy. The palace has been reconstructed to its 19th-century state and shows a traditional dome that can be compared with Kabaka’s palace of Buganda. Head to Butare National Museum in Huye, one of the good set-up ethnographic museums of East Africa. Lunch at a local restaurant in Butare. Afternoon drive to the wonderful rainforest reserve of Nyungwe at an altitude range of between 1600 M-2950 M above sea level with temperatures varying between 0°C and 30° C. The main features and attractions in Nyungwe forest include the Largest montane rain forest remaining in Africa, Mt. Bigugu, and Kamiranzovu marsh. Overnight at the Lodge.
Day 2: Nyungwe National Park – Chimp Trek
Early breakfast at the Lodge. Hike into Nyungwe Forest – Cymudongo, the natural habitat for a huge population of Chimpanzees, an endangered species. The forest harbours more than 275 endemic and migratory bird species recorded, Including the Red-throated alethe, Ruwenzori turaco, White-headed wood-hoopoe, Ross’s turaco, Blue-headed and Regal sunbirds, Grey-cheeked hornbill, among others. Lunch at the Lodge
Afternoon, relax at the Lodge or visit the nearby areas.
Overnight at the Lodge.
DAY 3: Nyungwe National Park – Lake Kivu / Gisenyi
After breakfast, drive to Gisenyi, a city that lies on the eastern shore of Lake Kivu. Lake Kivu is one of the greatest Lakes in Rwanda and is in the Albertine Rift, a section of the Great Rift Valley. The Lake is a 2650 Square kilometre freshwater expanse. Lake Kivu has an inland beach, the most serene environment within the central African Region.
Steep terraced hills along eastern Rwanda enclose this splendid inland sea. The Lake has a beautiful sandy beach lined with swaying palms and colonial-era hotels.
Overnight at the hotel/lodge.
Day 4: Lake Kivu – Parc National de Volcans – Gorilla Trekking
After breakfast, depart for Volcanoes National Park.
Commence Registration, where the park staff determines which group of gorillas you will visit. The park staff discusses your fitness level and advises you of the trekking times and conditions to the various groups based upon their location in the park the previous evening. There are 64 gorilla permits available each day, with a maximum of eight trekkers visiting any group.
The moment the trekkers are put into groups, each group’s Lead Guide briefs the trekkers on the trekking procedures in the presence of gorillas. After the briefing, drive up the mountain to the starting point. Trekking can take two to six hours if the gorillas move before the park rangers locate them. The guides frequently stop to allow trekkers to rest and take photos.
After the trek, transfer to your Lodge for lunch. Overnight at the Lodge.
Day 5: Parc National de Volcans – Kigali
After an early breakfast, transfer again to the Volcanoes National Park. After the trekking formalities, re-enter the forest for the second and final gorilla trek visiting a different family from yesterday. Lunch at the Lodge.
Depart from the foothills of the Virunga volcanoes and drive south past the plantations on a scenic drive to Kigali. Experience the sheer green hanging on the hills, a perfect picture of – a land of a thousand fertile green hills. Transfer to your Kigali Hotel
Overnight at a Kigali Hotel on Bed and Breakfast.
Day 6: Departure.
A city Tour of Kigali, including the Genocide Memorial site, is a grim reminder of a devastating massacre in 1994. Learn about Rwanda’s history from pre-colonial times to the 1994 genocide; learn about other genocides in the world and how this country has dealt with that past. Tour more and see the new developments in Rwanda; the recovery has been incredible, a testament to humankind’s resilience. Transfer to Kigali International Airport for your departure flight.