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DURATION

10 DAYS

PRICE

US $ 3460

TRIP TYPE

MODERATE

DESTINATIONS

RWANDA & UGANDA

10 Days Rwanda-Uganda Safari Impressions

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 Starts: Kigali Rwanda

Gorilla Tracking Location : Uganda

Trip Ends: Kigali Rwanda

Destinations: Kigali | Nyungwe N.Park | Lake Kivu | Bwindi Forest Uganda | Lake Bunyonyi | Akagera N.Park

What to see/Impressions: Kigali City Tour | Chimpanzee tracking | Lake Kivu Boat cruise | Ultimate Gorilla Tracking Uganda | lake Bunyoyi Batwa Tour | Akagera N.Park

Trip Over View.

Day 1: Arrival meet & Great: Transfer to hotel.

          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 Lodge

Day 3: Morning Chimpanzee Trek and Canopy walk at Uwinka

          Overnight At Top Hill View Hotel or One & Only Nyungwe Lodge

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

          Overnight At Cormoran Lodge or Serena Kivu

Day 5: Morning Transfer to Bwindi / Lake Mutanda

Overnight at lake Mutanda lake Resort or Nkuringo Bwindi Lodge/Clouds Lodge

Day 6: Gorilla trekking In Nkuringo group or Rushaga Group.

Overnight at lake Mutanda lake Resort or Nkuringo Bwindi Lodge/Clouds Lodge

Day 7: Coffee Tour in Kisoro & Lake Bunyonyi Batwa Visit

    Overnight at Arcardia Cottage or Birdnest Hotel

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

Day 9: Gamedrive & Afternoon Boatcruise

     Overnight at Akagera game Lodge or Ruzizi tented camp

Day 10: Transfer to Kigali and city Kigali City Tour

     Overnight at City Blue hotel or Serena Kigali

Day 11: Nyamata, Gisozi meseum and market tour & Transfer to Kigali Airport.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival meet & Great: Transfer to hotel.

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 Kigali Serena Hotel…..

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 meseum 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 Hotel. 

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 Hotel.    

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 bordering Rwanda and congo. After lunch at the beautiful commoran 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 Transfer to Bwindi / Lake Mutanda

After the beautiful time at lake kivu and at commoran. We will today start our journey to the gorilla destination and territory. Along the way we shall visit the Twin Lakes ruhondo and burela and have our picnic lunch at the lake before you proceed to cross boarders to Uganda. You shall then arrive at lodge by a canoe on lake mutanda while the driver transverse to meet at the lodge. In preparation for the Gorilla trek the next day.
Overnight  at lake Mutanda lake Resort or Nkuringo Bwindi Lodge

Day 6:  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 lake Mutanda lake Resort or Nkuringo Bwindi Lodge 

Day 7:  Coffee Tour in Kisoro & Lake Bunyonyi Batwa Visit

After the awesome Gorilla trek, today we will embark on a coffee tour on the outskirts of Lake Mutanda. On this Authentic coffee tour shall take you through an African home with a tour on the traditional methods of preparing the local coffee. This shall take you through the short coffee farmland, later to the local home. You shall peel, winow, roast, grind, test and drink a cup of traditionally made coffee, ofcourse also carry personally home made coffee. Later we will transfer to Lake bunyonyi for the traditional island and batwa community tour that involves traditional kiga dance. Relax off the day with a drink in the evening on a campfire.
Overnight at Arcardia Cottages or Birdnest Lodge

Day 8:  Transfer to Akagera National park Rwanda Through Katuna
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 at the lodge around lunchtime for lunch. Spend rest of the day relaxing at the lodge.
Overnight at Akagera game Lodge or Ruzizi tented Lodge

Day 9:  Morning Game Drive & Afternoon Boat Cruise
Today, after a relaxed breakfast, you will have a morning game drive in Akagera for more wildlife sightings of the day. After lunch you will proceed to the park for an afternoon boat cruise. There is a lot to watch on the lake with a lot of wildlife and birdlife. The Elephants, Lions, antelopes, Rhinos, Giraffes, hippos, zebras and so much more are residents of this packed up game reserve

Overnight at Akagera game Lodge or Ruzizi tented Lodge

Day 10: Transfer to Kigali and City Tour

Today morning after a relaxed breakfast, you shall transfer to Kigali in the morning On Arrival in Kigali while time allows, You will visit the Nyamirambo women’s centre. This is a centre for widowed women of the genocide insurgencies who formed a group to unite and work together for development. Through a handful of options, the Nyamirambo Women’s Center offers visitors a uniquely personal insight into the culture, history, and daily life of the community, some of the tours include community walking tour, local women cooking class, hair salon, milk bar basket weaving and we you could have time to enjoy a traditional local meal in one of their local homes. All proceeds go to the development projects of the women. There is an option to visit the Habyarimana presidential home where the wreckage of then president Habyarimana fell that was also the Genesis of the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda.

Overnight at City Blue hotel or Kigali Serena

Day 11: Nyamata, Gisozi meseum and market tour & Transfer to Kigali Airport.

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 Nyamata genocide museum where hundreds of Rwandese were killed while trying to find refuge in a church. All evidences of blood stains and with bomb blasts are still evident on the church walls. Later after, you shall head back for the Gisozi museum which takes roughly 2 hours with rich information about the 1994 genocide museum. 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. If time allows, you can visit the local market or the craft village for souvenirs. Later we would transfer to the airport for the connecting flight back home. Lunch only  Inclusive

Midrange Accomodations: US$ 3420 per person

Luxury Accomodations:      US$ 6720 Per person


Included in the Program

  • Transfers in a 4×4 Customized Safari landcruiser
  • Full Board Accommodations 10 nights
  • All Activities as mentioned in the itinerary
  • 1 Gorilla permit per person
  • 1 Chimpanzee Permit per person
  • 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
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Items of personal nature
  • Laundry service
  • Tips
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