13 Days Rwanda Safari Adventure

13 Days Rwanda Safari – Rwanda is a great place to visit as it is comprised of clean and safe cities, with extremely welcoming people. Travelers will enjoy exploring the great cultural activities – including several award-winning museums, burgeoning music scene, and some of East Africa’s most memorable dining experiences. 13 Days Rwanda Safari

Highlights

  • Explore Kigali’s hospitality, visit Rwandan genocide memorial sites, and see local art and craft.
  • Golden Monkey trekking and visit Ibyi Iwacu village to learn about rural life and traditions from locals.
  • Trekking to the Diana Fossey Tomb, visiting Buhanga Eco-Park and Nyungwe and Akagera National Parks.
  • City tours, Colobus Monkey Tracking, and canopy walks.

Brief Itinerary – 13 Days Rwanda Safari

Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrival – Hotel Transfer Five to Five Hotel
Day 2 Full Day Kigali City Tour Five to Five Hotel
Day 3 Free day visiting NGO’S working in Rwanda – Transfer to Musanze Villa Gorilla Lodge
Day 4 Golden Monkey Trekking, visit Ibyi Iwacu/Ex-Poacher’s Village Villa Gorilla Lodge
Day 5 Diana Fossey Hike (Hike starts at 08:00am) Villa Gorilla Lodge
Day 6 Buhanga Eco Park – Nature walk Villa Gorilla Lodge
Day 7 Transfer to Nyungwe National Park /visit Murambi Genocide Memorial Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel
Day 8 Colobus Monkey Tracking Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel
Day 9 Canopy walk, transfer to Kibuye Cormoran Lodge Kibuye
Day 10 Kibuye city tour / Visit Bisesero Genocide Memorial Cormoran Lodge Kibuye
Day 11 Transfer to Akagera NP Akagera Game Lodge
Day 12 Behind the scenes tour in Akagera National Park Akagera Game Lodge
Day 13 Game drive and transfer back to Kigali

 

Detailed Itinerary – 13 Days Rwanda Safari

Day :1-Arrival – Hotel Transfer

Upon arrival at Kigali international airport, you will be met by our representative outside customs and immigration hall and will be transferred you to your hotel in Kigali. On arrival at the hotel you will check, in followed by dinner at your hotel.

Overnight: Five to Five Hotel (Dinner)

Day: 2- Full Day Kigali City Tour

Peacefully nestled along picturesque hilltops, Kigali is a thriving African city immediately notable for its cleanliness, orderliness, and hospitality. This tour will take you to the following sites; Nyamata Genocide Church, Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre, Kimironko Market, Inema Arts Center, Presidential Museum, Camp Kigali Memorial, Natural History Museum-Kigali, and Campaign Against Genocide Museum (CAG), where you will be able to immerse yourself in Rwandan history.

Overnight: Five to Five Hotel (Breakfast and Dinner)

Day :3- Free day visiting NGO’S working in Rwanda – Transfer to Musanze

You will visit different Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) NGO’S operating in Rwanda, many which emerged to address the needs of widows, orphans and traumatized survivors repercussions of the genocide. Later, you will transfer to Musanze and check in at your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Overnight: Villa Gorilla Lodge (Breakfast and Dinner)

Day :4- Golden Monkey Trekking, visit Ibyi Iwacu/Ex-Poacher’s Village

Drive to Volcanoes National Park offices for Golden Monkey trekking briefing. There are two habituated groups of Golden Monkey, one group comprises around 80 – 100 members and has its home at the foot of Mt Sabyinyo. Thereafter you will visit Ibyi Iwacu cultural village to experience various aspects of rural cultures and livelihoods of the people there.

Overnight: Villa Gorilla Lodge (Lunch and Dinner)

Day :5- Diana Fossey Hike (Hike starts at 08:00am)

Trekking to the Diana Fossey Tomb offers an incredible experience physically, emotionally and intellectually. It is one of the most sought after safari activities while visiting Volcanoes National Park and affords good views of forest hogs, forest elephants, a variety of primates and bird species.

Overnight: Villa Gorilla Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day :6- Buhanga Eco Park – Nature walk

Buhanga Eco-Park has been a sacred forest where the Rwandese Kings performed initiation ceremonies; today it is a testimonial to past societies that conducted such rituals. There is an opportunity here to go on a trail walk through the park and see where these rituals took place.

Overnight: Villa Gorilla Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day :7 – Transfer to Nyungwe National Park /visit Murambi Genocide Memorial

You will visit Nyungwe Forest National Park and branch off to visit Murambi Genocide memorial, where you will see well-presented museum-style information panels about the genocide, and mass graves with preserved bodies. You will then proceed to Nyungwe and on arrival you will check in at your lodge for dinner and overnight. Transfer Time: Volcanoes – Nyungwe 5hrs (260km) (Packed lunch from the lodge is advised)

Overnight: Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel (Dinner)

Day :8- Colobus Monkey Tracking

These are black with white ornaments and in case you observe them with in the forest as you track them, you will be amazed how large the group is, there are over 350 to 400 individuals in a group comprising the largest group of the Angolan Colobus Monkeys in Africa. You will additionally view many other primates, birds and the vegetation of this montane forest. After the hike the afternoon will be at leisure.

Overnight: Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel (Dinner)

Day :9- Canopy walk transfer to Kibuye

You will transfer to Uwinka RDB park offices for canopy walk. The Canopy walkway consists of three bridges and three towers and is a total length of the walkway is 160m. The walkway is embedded in a guided tour along Igishigishigi trail.

Overnight: Cormoran Lodge Kibuye (Lunch and Dinner)

Day :10 –Kibuye city tour / Visit Bisesero Genocide Memorial

You will visit Kibuye town and later transfer to Bisesero Genocide memorial, home to stunning scenery and a stirring genocide memorial. The tour will end with a visit to St. Pierre. You will return to the lodge for lunch and afternoon relaxation.

Overnight: Cormoran Lodge Kibuye (Lunch and Dinner)

Day :11-Transfer to Akagera NP

Akagera National park is a home for animals like lions, elephant, buffalo, Giraffe, zebra and more than a dozen types of antelope inhabit the park, most commonly the handsome chestnut-coated impala, but also the diminutive oribi and secretive bushbuck, as well as the ungainly and the world’s largest antelope, the statuesque Cape eland. Later, you will have a sunset boat ride on Lake Ihema.

Overnight: Akagera Game Lodge (Lunch and Dinner)

Day :12- Behind the scenes tour in Akagera National Park

You will get to meet and talk to rangers, antipoaching patrols and community-projects managers. It’s a fascinating insight into the often very political world of modern wildlife conservation in East Africa and the day-to-day running of a protected zone.

Overnight: Akagera Game Lodge (Breakfast ,Lunch and Dinner)

Day :13- Game drive and transfer back to Kigali

You will start your game drive heading north and exit the park through the northern gate. Akagera provides you with the opportunity to view gentle hills blending beautifully with lowland swamps and water bodies. You will visit the Giraffe area in the south and the lakes road up towards Birengero. You will return to Kigali and on arrival you will be dropped off at the Kigali international airport.

End of 13 Days Rwanda Tour