Day 1: ARRIVAL – GASHORA
On arrival at Kigali Airport you will be met by our guide and head into Kigali for breakfast and your safari briefing. Proceed to Nyamirambo Women’s Co-operative and experience urban Rwandan life; a special lunch will be served by the ladies involved with the co-operative. In the afternoon you will drive to Kigali Genocide Memorial to learn the history of Rwanda. After a day filled with emotions and many discoveries, you will head to Bugesera Lodge and enjoy the calm peace of Lake Murayi. Overnight in Bugesera.
Day 2: GASHORA – KAYONZA
Enjoy a delicious breakfast then hit the road and head toward the Eastern Province of Rwanda. Today’s travel will begin to expose you to rural Rwanda and will include some stops, including a local market. On your arrival to Kayonza you will visit a rural women’s coffee co-operative. After a day filled with new experiences, head to your accommodation overlooking Akagera National Park.
Day 3: AKAGERA NATIONAL PARK
Spend the day exploring Akagera National Park. The park is characterized by woodlands, swamps, low mountains, savanna and a huge variety of wildlife. A full day of driving gives you ample opportunity to experience the amazing diversity of Akagera. After your safari you will drive back to Kigali. Overnight in Kigali.
Day 4: KIGALI – MUSANZE
Journey to the place of high mountains and hills; Musanze. Stop along the way to see the monkeys, then Nyirangarama Center. Your guide will then (by foot or vehicle) escort you up Tala Hill where you’ll discover the true meaning of the ‘Land of Thousand Hills’. Continue to Musanze and enjoy a canoe trip along the gentle river that flows into Musanze. Overnight in Musanze.
Day 5: MUSANZE – RUBAVU
Start the day with breakfast before being transferred to Virunga National Park (Kinigi) where you’ll have a spectacular view of 5 volcanoes while hiking in the foothills. This amazing walk will end at the Rwanda Culture Village, where you’ll meet the local people and learn their stories, Rwandan history, and traditional Rwandan dance. After lunch, take Musanze Market tour then drive to Gisenyi. Overnight in Gisenyi.
Day 6: RUBAVU
After breakfast, enjoy a morning walk on the Congo Nile Trail. Visit local villages, spend time with Rwandan people, and pick up some Kinyarwanda words! After a couple of hours walking, you’ll head back in Rubavu for the Hot Springs and Rubavu City tour. Finish the day with an incredible evening on the lake accompanying the night fishermen. Overnight in Gisenyi
Day 7: RUBAVU – KIBUYE
Before leaving Rubavu to Karongi, you’ll have a visit to a local cooperative and a Tea plantation factory. once done continue to Karongi. A boat tour of some of the different islands will be ready for you on arrival to karongi. This district is characterized by having many islands and high hills. Overnight Karongi Hotel
Day 8: KIBUYE – KIGALI – FLIGHT BACK HOME
Your final day in Rwanda starts with a delicious breakfast near the lake Kivu. Head back to Kigali bypassing to Ndaba Rock, where you’ll have a stop to see an eye-catching waterfall. Once in Kigali have Lunch then visit the bustling Kimironko market to pick up some last-minute souvenirs and beautiful igitenge fabric. After dinner, you’ll be transferred to the airport for your flight home.