The Rwanda Gorillas and Cultural Tour takes you to the frequently visited cultural sites in Rwanda such as the Rwanda genocide memorial sites, visit the Batwa pygmies, the twin Lakes, Lake Kivu which will give you the unforgatable Rwanda cultural experience in the land of “a Thousand Hills”.
On this Rwandan cultural tour, you will visit and engage with the local communities, orphanage centers, as they go about their day to day activities, Visit the Rwanda local schools and also spend some time on the shores of beautiful Lake Kivu relaxing and refreshing your mind and body with the cool breeze waters of the lake Enjoy the nite fishing Experience, The Swiming cows and biking arround the Congo nile trail.
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.|
Upon arrival in Kigali, our guide will pick you to start off your 7 Days Rwanda Cultural Tour and Primates Safari with a cozy drive transferring you to the Kigali Serena Hotel or Hotel Des Miles Collines for dinner and overnight preparing you for the immense experience in Akagera National Park the next day.
Meal plan: Lunch, Dinner
Today you will wake up to a hefty breakfast, and after which you take a 3 Hours and 3o Mins drive to Akagera National Park with your tour guide. The Akagera National park is located in the eastern province of Kayonza sharing borders with Tanzania.
There are beautiful sceneries you shall be exposed to along the way, we shall then check-in at Akagera Game Lodge and have a rest. After having your lunch, take a rest and then be taken for an evening game drive experience in the park looking on the lookout for the spacious wildlife species resident in here, such as the lions, elephants, Uganda Kobs, warthogs, water and bushbucks, giraffes, buffaloes among others. While on this drive also expect to spot variety of birds. Return for dinner and overnight at Akagera Game Lodge. Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Treat yourself to an early breakfast with a cup of Rwandan coffee and then go for an early risers game drive at 6:00 am to catch up with the predators and preys returning to their habitats. The game drive will last for 4-5 hours rewarding you with chances to see many other wildlife animals in the park. Remarkable species to expect include the elephants, buffalos, lions, Masai giraffe, gazelles, impala, baboons, oribi, Butchel’s zebra, topi, bush baby, leopard and bushbuck among others.
In the afternoon, you will return and have lunch at the lodge as you rest from the wonderful experience on the safari game drive. Later in the afternoon, you will now go for a boat ride on Lake Ihema, where you will see hippos, huge Nile crocodiles and a rich birdlife of about 525 bird species. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge as above, Meal plan: Full Board
Today, you will have a long day of excursion in Kigali visiting the Genocide Memorial site in Gisozi to learn about the historic 1994 genocide and the cultural preservations undertaken to maintain the knowledge and experiences of this tragedy.
After lunch in the city, the journey to Musanze continues as we expect to track the gorillas in the Volcanoes national park on our 5th day of this Rwandan Cultural tour. Upon arrival, you will check-in at the prebooked hotel or the available lodges to rest and get ready for the next day gorilla trekking activity. Dinner and overnight at either Kinigi Guest House or Lebombou lodge or Virunga Lodge. Meal plan: Full Board
After early breakfast at 6:00 am, you will have to be at the park headquarters in Kinigi by exactly 7:00 am for a briefing about Gorilla trekking and how to best enjoy the whole trekking adventure. After you will be divided and allocated to specific gorilla families to trek, then head-on to search for the gorillas. Maximum permitted time with the Gorillas is 1 hour once you meet them and after the precious moments with these wonderful primates, you will return to the lodge and rest. Depending on the schedule of the tourist, we may take a short cultural tour to nearby communities.
After an early breakfast, today you will visit a local school to meet the youth of Rwanda and see how they’re being prepared for the future. You’ll not only get to meet and interact with these children, but you’ll also have the opportunity to teach a class or play games with these smiling kids. Once your morning with the kids is done, you’ll drive to the famously known Imbabazi Orphanage where Rosamond Halsey Carr and her staff cared for more than 400 Rwandan orphans.
After having an experience at the orphanage, you’ll drive for lunch at the Serena Lake Kivu, and in the afternoon you can pay a visit to a local fishing village for more experiences with the locals. Dinner and overnight will be in Gisenyi town, Rwanda’s largest port city which sits on the shores of Lake Kivu.
After breakfast, you’ll be driven back to Kigali where you’ll enjoy a complimentary city tour including visits to the Natural History Museum, Gisozi / Kigali Genocide Memorial, and local craft markets. You’ll then to be taken to your hotel or the airport dependent on your travel plans. That will be the end of your 7 Days Rwanda cultural tour and Primates Adventure Safari with Gorilla Adventure Tours