Rwanda Adventure

7 Day Safari

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OVERVIEW

Explore the flora, fauna and culture of Rwanda on this highly rewarding journey. Nature walks in Nyungwe Forest - a rare opportunity to experience the rainforest, experience Gisakura Tea Plantation, meet tribesmen to learn about forest secrets and come face to face with the mountain gorillas.

Highlights of your holiday:

  • Spotting a silverback in the Virunga Volcanoes region.
  • Watch young gorillas play.
  • Taking a canopy walk in Nyungwe Forest.

DAY 1 - ARRIVE KIGALI, RWANDA

Check in to your hotel in Kigali's most charming boulevard. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant before returning to the hotel.

Overnight: Kigali Serena.

DAY 2 - KIGALI - RUHENGERI

This morning after a leisurely breakfast we start our Kigali city tour. Rwanda has one of the fast growing economies in East and central Africa, you will start your tour with a visit to the main city of Rwanda - Kigali. You will see many new developments in the city and also have a opportunity to visit the “old Kigali”. Proceed to Kigali Genocide memorial site.

Later you will transfer to Musanze town and check in at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge and enjoy lunch.

Overnight: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

DAYS 3 - RUHENGERI

Early in the morning, after your breakfast, your driver guide will transfer you to the RDB offices (10 minutes’ drive) for the Gorilla Trekking briefing at 7:00 am and then begin Gorilla trekking at 8:00 am.

Volcanoes National Park protects the steep slopes of this magnificent mountain range and is the home of the rare mountain gorilla and the rich mosaic of montane ecosystems, which embrace evergreen and bamboo forest, open grassland, swamp and heath. Spend an hour with the remarkably peaceful gorillas despite their size and appearance as they go about their daily life, feeding, playing, resting and raising their young.
After this memorable experience, you will return to the lodge for lunch, later you will visit the Ibyi Iwacu cultural village

The village provides tourists experiences beyond wildlife viewing, the people, culture and how they live. You will enjoy the eight different local dances, listen to Gorilla songs, local food preparations, visit the local healer, visit the king’s place and get to hear all the old stories about Rwanda.

Overnight: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

DAY 4 - TRANSFER TO GISENYI AND THEN ONTO NYUNGWE FOREST

This morning after breakfast, transfer to Gisenyi and board your house boat that will cruise to Kibuye. Enjoy lunch during your cruise. At Kibuye you will meet your driver guide and proceed to Nyungwe Forest Lodge (2 hrs drive)
On arrival at Nyungwe you will check in, freshen- up and relax and enjoy dinner.

Overnight: Nyungwe Forest Lodge.

DAYS 5 - NYUNGWE FOREST

Enjoy breakfast and proceed to Uwinka RDB park headquarters. The Nyungwe Canopy Walkway Tour gives you the opportunity to experience the rainforest from a new perspective.The Canopy walkway consists of three bridges and three towers and is a total length of the walkway is 160m.

The walkway is a guided tour along Igishigishigi Trail. A specialized Park Guide will not only show you the forest canopy but also explain why it is an integral part of the tropical rainforest ecosystem. You will learn what the major characteristics of a rainforest and its canopy are and the importance Nyungwe Forest has for Rwanda. After the Canopy walk you will drive back to the lodge for lunch and at leisure at lodge to enjoy the facilities.

Overnight: Nyungwe Forest Lodge.

DAY 6 - NYUNGWE FOREST

Breakfast, briefing and descend into the forest with your guides for yet another memorable experience.
The waterfall trail that starts by the lodge and descends into the forest, follows flat contour paths through a succession of tree-fern-covered ravines, crossing several streams, before a sharp descent to the base of the pretty but small waterfall.

After the waterfall, you will return to the lodge for lunch and in the afternoon, you will visit Gisakura Tea plantation. Tea is one of the three largest exports for Rwanda. The fertile soil and temperate climate are perfect for growing the plant and the quality of Rwandan green tea leaves is among the best in the world.

The Gisakura tea region is picturesque, with rolling green hills, creating a stunning contrast to the blue skies and white clouds. While at the Gisakura fields you will see how the tea is picked in the field, how it is fermented at perfect temperatures which turn it from green to brown.

Overnight: Nyungwe Forest Lodge.

DAYS 7 - DEPARTURE TO KIGALI

This morning at 09:00am you will be transferred to Kamembe airstrip for your Kigali flight. On arrival in Kigali you will have lunch, visit Kimironko market and souvenir shops and later be transferred to the airport for your outbound flight.

OUR HOLIDAYS ARE TAILOR-MADE PLEASE ASK US FOR PRICING OPTIONS.

There are a number of factors which will influence the price of your travel arrangements, including the season, category of lodges/hotels chosen and any additional services added to the basic holiday.

Our Rwanda Adventure Holiday is a tailor made journey for 7 days.

Includes: 1 night Kigali, 2 nights Ruhengeri, 3 nights Nyungwe Forest National Park with all meals, Park fees, transfers, touring, domestic flight from Nyungwe to Kigali and sightseeing excursions.

Value for money

We believe that value for money is important, we want you to travel with ICAN Holidays again. When comparing prices, ensure you are comparing like for like as often there may be a cheaper option, but there may be hidden extras or the quality may not be as good.

Rwanda Adventure Holiday - 7 Days
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