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Rwanda Treks

Welcome to Rwanda, Africa!

ROUTE: Kigali, Parc National Des Volcans, Lake Kivu Serena, Nyungwe, Nyungwe Forest National Park, Kigali

DURATION: 8 Days

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Visit to historical sites and monuments
  • City Tour of Kigali
  • Volcanoes National Park – Golden Monkey Trekking
  • Volcanoes National Park – Gorilla Trek
  • Nyungwe Forest National Park – Chimpanzee Trek
  • Nyungwe Forest National Park – Canopy Walk
AIRFARE: International Airfare Upon Request
ACCOMMODATIONS:  Hotels used (or similar)
FIRST:
  • Kigali: Kigali Serena
  • Parc National Des Volcans: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
  • Lake Kivu: Lake Kivu Serena
  • Nyungwe: Nyungwe Rainforest Lodge
DELUXE:
  • Please inquire
LUXURY:
  • Please inquire

Included:,

Accommodations Per Person Sharing, including hotel taxes

Arrival & departure transfers where applicable

Local guides where applicable

Meals per itinerary

Park entrance fees and sightseeing fees where applicable

Applicable transportation

Not Included:

Airfare and air taxes

Cancellation, baggage, travel and medical insurance

Items of a personal nature such as baggage porterage, gratuities/tips, laundry, telephone calls, bottled water, etc.

Visa and visa fees

Optional sightseeing and activities

Meals, beverages and services not mentioned in itinerary

For additional information or reservations please complete QUOTE REQUEST form in side bar of this page or contact us directly to speak to one of our Destination Experts.


We can personalize this tour just for you! Call: 416-690-6996 or complete form in: CUSTOM-CRAFTED tab on this page.


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LocationRwanda, Africa
Duration8 Days
1

Day 1 Arrive Kigali

Upon arrival at airport in Rwanda, you will be warmly met by a representative, who will provide assistance and transfer to your accommodation to check-in.

Overnight: Kigali – (B)

2

Day 2 Kigali - Parc National Des Volcans

Activities:

  • Enjoy a City Tour of Kigali. (Cost of city tour included) The history of Rwanda dates back centuries, Kigali has been a part of it for 100 years. Founded in 1907 as a German settlement, Kigali did not become the capital until Rwanda’s independence in 1962 when it replaced the colonial seat of power in Butare.
  • Visit the Kandt museum, see old Kigali and the craft centres then visit the genocide memorial site. 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.
  • Lunch in Kigali.
  • Later, depart Kigali and drive to Ruhengeri. 2.5 hrs arriving in the early evening at the Volcanoes National Park.

Optional Activities: In the evening Optional communities walk and also visit the Intore, Cultural Dancers troupe will spice your stay with memorable Rwandan dances. (At an extra cost).

Overnight: Lodge – (B, L, D)

3

Day 3 Parc National De Volcans - Golden Monkey Trekking

Activities:

  • 06:30 transfer to the Volcanoes National Park HQs.
  • After briefing depart for the golden monkey tracking returning to the lodge in time for lunch.
  • Afternoon visit the Bulera and Ruhondo lakes.

Overnight: Lodge – (B, L, D)

4

Day 4 Volcanoes National Park - Gorilla Trek

Activities:

  • Early breakfast. 06:20 transfer to the Volcanoes National Park HQs for your first day of trekking.
  • 07:00 briefing by your trackers then drive to the trail head for the start of your amazing Gorilla Tracking adventure.
  • Porters may be hired for the trek to carry your backpack and gear. The cost is ten USD per person/per day. We advise that you utilize this service.
  • Your trek again starts in the cultivated foothills of the Virunga’s offering stirring views in all directions. When one enters the national park, trekkers will be immersed in the mysterious intimacy of the rainforest, alive with the colorful bird calls, chattering golden monkeys, littered with fresh spoor of the mountains elusive buffalo and elephant. Through gaps in the canopy, the magnificent peaks are glimpsed, among the highest in Africa yet easily accessible, beckon an ascent.
  • Weaving through overhanging vines, moss-covered hagenia trees and giant lobelias that thrive in the tropical climate, our experienced trackers, who have spent their entire lives in or close to this forest, soon bring us up close with one of the Gorilla Families. Upon sighting the gorillas, you will stay with them for a magical hour as they go about their daily life, feeding, playing, resting; raising their young. Coming face to face with a giant Silverback must truly be one of the greatest wildlife experiences on earth!
  • After the trek, rejoin your driver Guide for a transfer to your lodge for lunch.
  • Afternoon depart to Lake Kivu arriving in time for dinner.

Overnight: Lake Kivu – (B, L, D)

5

Day 5 Lake Kivu - Nyungwe

Activities:

  • Depart from foothills of the volcanoes and drive south past coffee, tea and banana plantations on a scenic drive to Kigali. Everything and everywhere, sheer green and hanging on the hills; Rwanda truly – land of a thousand fertile green hills. (2.5 hrs).
  • Connect to your onward flight to Nyungwe.
  • Arrival at Kamembe the airstrip and transfer to lodge for lunch.
  • Afternoon at leisure.

Overnight: Nyungwe – (B, L, D)

6

Day 6 Nyungwe Forest National Park - Chimpanzee Trek

Activities:

  • Start early for early morning forest nature walk in the park tracking Chimpanzees in the Cyamudongo forest. This is the time to watch the forest’s birdlife too.
  • Return to the lodge for lunch.
  • In the afternoon, enjoy a walk along the tea Plantation or relax at the lodge.
  • Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Overnight: Nyungwe – (B, L, D)

7

Day 7 Nyungwe Forest National Park - Canopy Walk

Activities:

  • Proceed for a canopy walk returning to the lodge in time for lunch.
  • Afternoon at leisure or enjoy optional activities offered an extra cost.

Overnight: Nyungwe – (B, L, D)

8

Day 8 Nyungwe Forest National Park - Kigali - Depart

Departure: Transfer to Kamembe airport for your scheduled flight to Kigali to connect to your onward departure flight. – (B)


Meals as per itinerary: (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
We can personalize this tour just for you! Call: 416-690-6996 or complete form in: CUSTOM-CRAFTED tab on this page.

Location Name: Rwanda, Africa
Area (SQ KM): 26,338
Population: 12,661,733
Capital: Kigali
Language(s): Kinyarwanda, French, and English (all official); Kiswahili in commercial centers
Religion: Roman Catholic, Protestant, Adventist, Islam, indigenous beliefs
Currency: Rwandan franc – RWF
Time Zone: GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) + 2 Central Africa Time
Electricity: 230 V
Phone Country Code to Call (Rwanda, Africa): 250


Before You Go:

Please refer to our “Before You Go Post” for important, useful information and website links: http://www.tourcanvacations.com/before-you-go/


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