15 Days Rwanda Highlights - Discovery Safari.

Day 1: Arrival and Hotel Transfer
On arrival at Kigali international airport, you will be met by your driver / guide from African Crane safaris who will then brief you as he transfers you to your hotel in Kigali. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Day 2: City Tour and Transfer to Nyungwe
nyungwe chimpanzees rwandaThis morning you will enjoy a city tour of Kigali, one of the friendliest African capitals and a great introduction to the land of a thousand hills, This will see you transfer to Nyungwe National Park that allows you an-enroute visit to the famous National Museum at Butare and the ancient King’s Palace at Nyanza, arriving at your hotel for a relaxed evening, dinner and Overnight (Gisakura Guest House)

Day 3: Nyungwe Chimpanzee Tracking
After your breakfast, you will be transferred to Nyungwe chimpanzee tracking information centre for a pre-briefing by the ranger guides who will then lead you into this largest block of montane forest in East/Central Africa with its incredibly rich biodiversity with over 13species resident, after this day’s activity, you will return to have your lunch at your hotel (if not parked) relaxing into the evening, dinner and overnight. (Gisakura Guest House)

Day 4: Nyungwe National Park
On this day after your breakfast, we return to the National Park, this time for a nature walk, a visit to Kamiranzovu waterfall. The forest comprises among others about 200 tree species, over 280 bird species and over 100 various types of colorful butterflies. Standing out as a true feast to the senses of a nature lover. Dinner and overnight (Gisakura Guest House)

Day 5: Nyungwe – Kibuye
After an early morning breakfast, enjoy a scenic drive along beautiful Lake Kivu transferring to the picturesque town of Kibuye. After lunch take a relaxing boat trip to either Napoleon’s (shaped like his hat) Island or Amahoro (peace) Island, returning for an easy/relaxed evening, dinner and overnight. (Kibuye Guest House)

Day 6: Kibuye – Gisenyi
After an early breakfast, transfer to Gisenyi the largest port on the Rwandan shore of Lake Kivu.  Take a swimming experience in the lake (optional), simply explore the town, enjoying the hustle and bustle of the local market or wander through the leafy streets admiring the old colonial buildings.  Or better still just relax and admire the view from your hotel. Dinner and overnight. (Hotel Paradise malahide)

Day 7: Gisenyi – Ruhenjeri
After an early morning breakfast, transfer to Ruhenjeri the fourth largest town in Rwanda with a stunning backdrop of three volcanic mountains that allows you a short enroute drive to Rubona to see the local hot springs before heading to Ruhengeri through lush tea plantations and numerous small villages, arriving to the welcome of Ruhenjeri’s beautiful backdrop of the three Volcanic mountains, relax into the evening, dinner and overnight.

Day 8: Gorilla Trekking
After an early breakfast, transfer to Kiningi, home to the Volcanoes National Park Offices where you will receive mountain gorilla rwandaa pre-briefing by the ranger guide commencing the once in a life time experience trekking the mountain gorillas, this will see you return to your lodge/hotel and if time allows visit the local communities/pigmies and see their way of life and culture, or relax at your hotel/lodge. Dinner and overnight. (Hotel Gorillas)

Day 9: Golden Monkeys Visit
On this day you will return to Volcanoes National Park this time not trekking gorillas but for yet another exciting adventure tracking the rare Golden monkey, after this day’s experience, you will return to your lodge for an easy/relaxed part of the day, dinner and overnight. (Hotel Gorillas)

Day 10: Bisoke Hike
After an early morning warm up tea or coffee, you will once again return to the Volcanoes National Park Offices where you will set off for the ascent of Mount Bisoke, this will take you about 7hours depending on your speed and physical fitness, this will see you return to your lodge after this day’s gorgeous adventure, freshen up and relax at your lodge, dinner and overnight. (Hotel Gorillas)

Day 11: Dianna Fossey.
On this day, you will treat yourself with yet a very different experience, this time visiting Dianna Fossey, this will see you return to your hotel for a late lunch relaxing into the evening as you enjoy the beautiful views of the backdrop of the three Volcanic mountains here, dinner and overnight.

Day 12: Volcanoes – Akagera National Park.
This morning after your breakfast, you will say goodbye to the mountains and head for the low-lying undulating plains of Akagera National Park, with a stopover in Kigali for a moving visit to the Gisozi Genocide Memorial Centre before proceeding to Akagera arriving for an evening game drive before heading to your lodge for a cool relaxed evening, dinner and overnight (Akagera Game Lodge)

Day 13: Akagera National Park.
giraffes in akageraOn this day, you will treat yourself with a full day game drive experience in search of animals like the:  elephant, giraffe, hippo, zebra, and crocodiles.  And you’re really lucky you may also spot the lion, leopard and black rhino. Akagera National Park is a must visit for anyone really wanting to experience the delights of an African game reserve. This will see you return to your lodge, relaxing for the rest of the day, dinner and overnight. (Akagera Game Lodge)

Day 14: Akagera National Park – Kigali
After your breakfast, drive at ease transferring to Kigali, check into your hotel, and transfer to do some shopping/visiting the craft villages, relax at your hotel, dinner and overnight. (Golf Hill Resort)

Day 15: Airport Transfer
On this day, depending on time of your departure, you will be transferred to the airport to catch your flight back home.

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