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DURATION

10 DAYS

PRICE

US $ 3426

TRIP TYPE

MODERATE LUXURY

DESTINATION

RWANDA – UGANDA

10 Days Rwanda-Uganda Impressions Safari

Remarkably the Country of a thousand hills, Rwanda is undoubtedly full of life. From Vibrant Akagera national park, Rich history and culture Old famous forests, Awesome resorts on Lake Kivu and the majestic Volcanoes national Park. Not only for trekking mountain Gorillas but also the jaw dropping landscape features. This 10 Days journey will reward you with the highlights of Rwanda including the most beautiful but off the beaten track while also trekking the mountain Gorillas in Uganda.

Trip Over View.

Safari Starts: Kigali Rwanda

Gorilla Trekking: Uganda_ Bwindi National Park

Safari Ends: Kigali Rwanda

Destinations: Kigali | Nyungwe forest | Lake Kivu | Vocanoes National Park | Bwindi Forest National Park |  Akagera national Park

What To Expect & Impressions: Awesome Kigali city Tour | genocide insights | Chimpanzee | Canopy walk | Scenic views | Golden Monkey Trek | Mountain Gorillas | Vibrant Wildlife Safari

Day_To_day Overview

Arrival meet & Great: Transfer to hotel. Overnight at City Blue hotel or Kigali Serena

Day 1: Kigali City tour including the Gisozi museum, Market tour & The Belgian monument Tour.
       Overnight at City Blue hotel or Kigali Serena

 Day 2: Day Transfer to Nyungwe With Short Visit to Butare museum Cultural Centre
       Overnight At Top Hill View Hotel or One & Only Nyungwe

Day 3:
  Morning Chimpanzee Trek and Canopy walk at Uwinka
       Overnight At Top Hill View Hotel or One & Only Nyungwe

Day 4:  Morning Transfer to Lake Kivu with an afternoon Boat ride Lake Kivu
       Overnight At Cormoran Lodge or Serena Kivu

Day 5:  Morning Relaxation at Lake Kivu & Transfer to Volcanoes Kinigi
Overnight at lake Mountain View Gorilla Lodge or Virunga Lodge

Day 6:  Golden monkey trekking in Virunga & Afternoon transfer to Bwindi
       Overnight at lake Mutanda or Clouds Lodge

Day 7: Day Gorilla trekking In Nkuringo group or Rushaga Group.
       Overnight at lake Mutanda or Clouds Lodge

Day 8: Transfer to Akagera National park Rwanda Through Katuna
       Overnight at Akagera game Lodge or Ruzizi Tented Camp

Day 9: Morning Game Drive & Afternoon Boat cruise
       Overnight at Akagera game Lodge or Ruzizi Tented Camp

Day 10: Morning \transfer visit to Nyamata and nyarutarama genocide.
        Transfer to Airport for connecting flight at 20.05 (2 hours  in advance)

Arrival meet & Great: Transfer to hotel. Overnight at City Blue hotel or Serena Kigali

Welcome to Rwanda… the country of a thousand hills. You will be met by a representative and be transferred to your hotel in Kigali. Depending on traffic, this would take between 15 – 20 minutes to the hotel. Check-in at city blue Hotel.

       Overnight at City Blue hotel or Serena Kigali

Day 1: Kigali City tour including the Gisozi museum, Market tour & The Belgian monument Tour.

After a relaxed breakfast, you shall embark on a city tour full of life. Kigali city has a mixture of life, development, monuments and museums. You shall visit the Gisozi meseum in the morning that takes roughly 2 hours with rich information about the 1994 genocide meseum. You will now visit the local market with a lot of African daily life to see and learn. We will settle for lunch at Mille Collins previous called Hotel Rwanda and later proceed to the Belgium soldier pillar genocide museum. You shall later retire off at your hotel.

       Overnight at City Blue hotel or Serena Kigali

Day 2: Day Transfer to Nyungwe With Short Visit to Butare museum  Cultural Centre

On This day, After a good breakfast, You will embark on a transfer to nyungwe forest with a butare museum tour. Here you shall have lunch and visit the Butare museum that includes the traditional Kinyarwanda Intore Dance and rich culture to learn. The drive through the nyungwe forest later is fascinatingly beautiful and relaxing. You will arrive in the evening while the lodge is strategically located on a hill with great breathtaking views of the Tea plantations and Nyungwe forest to wind off the day.

       Overnight At Top Hill View Hotel or One & Only Nyungwe

Day 3: Morning Chimpanzee Trek and Canopy walk at Uwinka

It’s a day to visit the chimpanzees in one of Africa’s oldest forests. Early morning on this day, we will transfer to Uwinka for the ultimate chimpanzee trekking. With a brief from the ranger guide, you will embark on foot into the forest for the chimpanzee treking_Humans closest relatives that takes between 3-5hours depending on how far the chimpanzee have moved.  After the Chimpanzee and trek and after a relaxed lunch at the lodge, We will embark on an awesome forest canopy walk.

       Overnight At Top Hill View Hotel or One & Only Nyungwe

Day 4: Morning Transfer to Lake Kivu with an afternoon Boat ride lake kivu

On this day and after a relaxed breakfast, you shall use the morning part of your journey drive through the beautiful slopes of kivu with rolling terraced hills to Lake kivu. Lake kivu is a historical but beautiful lake boardering Rwanda and congo. After lunch at the beautiful commran hotel, you shall embark on a boat cruise on the lake with a site guide visiting some islands with fishing villages. You shall enjoy the rest of the evening relaxing at the beautiful Lodge.

       Overnight At Cormoran Lodge or Serena Kivu   

Day 5: Morning Relaxation at Lake Kivu & Transfer to Volcanoes Kinigi

After the beautiful time at lake kivu and at commran. We will today start our relaxed scenic view journey to the Virunga Volcanoes in Kinigi. Kinigi in the virunga volcanoes lies on the bottom floors of the virunga volcanoes and offers a magnificent view. You will spend the night at the Famous but beautiful Mountain View Gorilla lodge on the bottom of Gahinga volcano.

       Overnight at Mountain Gorilla view Lodge or Virunga Lodge

Day 6: Golden Monkey trekking & Transfer to Bwindi / Lake Mutanda

Today Morning after a relaxed breakfast, you shall head to the headquarters of the virungas for a briefing on trekking the Golden monkeys. The Golden monkeys are an endemic primate species to the virunga volcanoes and the only place you can see these awesome monkeys. With a guide and joined by other members, you shall trek into the volcanoes in search of the Golden monkeys where you shall also have rich information about these awesome primates. This takes  -/+ 4 hours  depending on where the monkeys are.  Later, after Lunch you shall start the journey to Bwindi Forest to lake mutanda while getting ready for the Mountain Gorilla Trekking.

       Overnight at Mutanda Lake Resort or Clouds Lodge 

Day 7: Gorilla trekking In Nkuringo group or Rushaga Group.

The Day for the mountain Gorilla trekking is here: After having an early breakfast, we will drive to the briefing point of the Gorillas for 1 and half hours drive and embark on the ultimate wildlife encounter – Uganda’s pride. The gorillas are gentle, they are sweet, they are helpful to each other with the young ones. A moment with them defines no distinction that exists between human and man and yes a one on one with the great apes is a rewarding experience and a lifetime adventure. The Whole experience lies on the effort put in to find the great giants. You shall have a one hour with them and then embark on a journey back to the starting point.

       Overnight at Mutanda Lake Resort or Clouds Lodge 

Day 8: Transfer to Akagera National park Rwanda

On this day after a relaxed Breakfast, you shall proceed to cross back to Rwanda through Gatuna boarder through Kigali and to Akagera National Park. Along the way is a beautiful scenic view to the eastern Rwanda highlands. Arrive in the early evening to the beautiful Akagera Game Lodge

       Overnight at Akagera game Lodge or Ruzizi Tented Camp

Day 9: Morning Game Drive & Afternoon Boat cruise

Today, You shall start your day early with a morning game drive and a lot of wildlife and birdlife to see. Elephants, Lions, antelopes, Rhinos, Giraffes, hippos, zebras and so much more are residents of this packed up gamereserve. After lunch you will proceed for the awesome boat cruise in the park with lots of water wildlife and birdlife to spectate. There are chances so see the Big 5 on one game drive with more chances.

       Overnight at Akagera game Lodge or Ruzizi Tented Camp

Day 10: Morning transfer visit to Nyamata  genocide museum

Being the last day, You will start our journey back to Kigali in time for lunch. Later you will visit the Nyamata Genocide. This museum is popular because it still holds the live examples of what surely happened during the 1994 genocide. The evidence is still very clear and the grenade and blood stains are still visible on the walls on the small church where the refuges tried to hide themselves. Later you shall transfer to kanombe airport for your connecting flight back home

Mid-range Option: US $ 3426 Per Person sharing

Luxury Option: US $ 6940 Per Person sharing


Included in The Program

Transfers in a 4×4 Customized Safari Landcruiser

Full Board Accommodations 9 nights

All Activities as mentioned in the itinerary

1 Gorilla permit per person

1 Chimpanzee Permits

Bottled water on safari

Planned Bush Breakfasts & Sundowners

Excluded in the Package

Personal International flight

Visa (USD $50 or $100 for east African tourist visa

1st Night if required & Depends on Flight details

Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary

Items of personal nature

Laundry service

Tips

What to Bring for Nature walks, Treks and Gorillas:

Nice Gripped Walking/hiking shoes

Warm Clothing for the Bwindi sector

Light safari clothing for warm areas

Insect repellants

Sun Screen

Hats/caps

Rain Jacket and/or ponchos

Long light pants

Head lamp/touch

Binoculars

Backpack for carrying small luggage

Gloves if you want( But Not necessary)

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