12 Days Discover Rwanda exclusive safari

The Ultimate 12 Days Discover Rwanda exclusive safari Create lifetime memories of Rwanda on this safari which combines cultural and adventurous experiences including a canopy walk, boat cruises, water activities on Lake Kivu, bird watching, wildlife viewing on the flat plains of Akagera National Park, community-based tourism activities, historical sites in Nyanza, chimps trekking in Nyungwe National Park and a memorable encounter with gorillas in Volcanoes National Park.

Day 1: Arrive in Kigali

You are Welcomed by our tour guide to Kigali airport. Transfer to Kigali, check in to your hotel then enjoy an afternoon Kigali city tour.

Overnight: Kigali

Day 2: Akagera National Park

Transfer to Akagera National Park and take a boat ride on Lake Ihema.

Overnight: Luxurious camping in the park or a comfortable hotel
Overnight: Recommended hotel in Ruhengeri

12 Days Discover Rwanda exclusive safariDay 3: Akagera National Park

Enjoy game drives and community-based experiences.

Overnight: Luxurious camping in the park or a comfortable hotel

Day 4: Huye and Nyanza

Transfer to Huye and on your way visit the famous catholic cathedral of Kabgayi and the Rwanda National Museum – visit the ancient King’s Palace at Nyanza, Rwanda art, and the women’s drumming group at the university.

Overnight: Recommended hotel in Huye

Day 5: Huye and Nyungwe National Park

Visit the university and market and enjoy the dancers at the museum before transferring to Nyungwe National Park. Visit a tea plantation and spend the afternoon primate viewing in Nyungwe National Park.

Overnight: Recommended hotel in Nyungwe

12 Days Discover Rwanda exclusive safariDay 6: Nyungwe National Park

Trekking of chimps in Nyungwe National Park as well as seeing a beautiful waterfall, the source of the Nile, birding, and nature walks.

Overnight: Recommended hotel in Nyungwe

Day 7: Karongi and Lake Kivu

Transfer to Karongi and visit Bisesero on the way, Karongi church, and Nyange genocide memorial – boat tour to Amahoro Island, the Island of Peace, in the late afternoon.

Overnight: Recommended hotel in Karongi

Day 8: Rubavu and Lake Kivu

Boat transfer to Gisenyi where you visit the fishing village, hot springs, brewery, and communities around.

Overnight: Recommended hotel in Gisenyi

Day 9: Hot Springs and Kinigi

Transfer to Kinigi. See traditional dancers and learn about Rwandan drumming, singing, and dancing. Additionally, learned about Rwandan cooking in a local family.

Overnight: Homestay or Five Volcanoes Hotel

Day 10: Twin Lakes & Buhanga Forest

Transfer to a fishing village at Lake Ruhondo where you will learn about local fishing methods and visit a Street Children Project in Ruhengeri; learn about sorghum or banana beer production by a women’s cooperative and visit another women’s cooperative where they produce handicrafts made of banana leaves.

Overnight: Recommended hotel in Ruhengeri

12 Days Discover Rwanda exclusive safariDay 11: Gorilla trekking

Gorilla trekking – enjoy this amazing once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the silverback gorilla in its natural habitat.

Day 12: Transfer to Kigali

Time to go to the crafts market at CAPLAK and buy some souvenirs before transferring to the airport.
Overnight: Onward journey
Activity: Transfer to Kigali

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From: $4640 (Solo Traveler)