Discover Rwanda (12 Days)
Beautiful nature, fascinating culture, and thrilling community life
Day 1: Kigali
Arrival in Kigali – welcome by your tour guide – check-in at the hotel – Kigali city tour
Day 2: Ntarama Genocide Memorial and Akagera National Park
Transfer to Ntarama – visit the genocide memorial – transfer to Akagera National Park – a boat ride on Lake Ihema – optional: Luxurious camping in the Park (or comfortable hotel)
Day 3: Akagera National Park
Game drives. Overnight: – Akagera
Day 4: Butare and Nyanza
Transfer to Butare – visit the Cathedral of Kabgayi and the Rwanda National museum – visit the ancient King’s palace at Nyanza, Rwanda art, and the women drumming group at the university.
Overnight: – recommended hotel in Butare.
Day 5: Butare and Nyungwe National Park
Visit the university, market, and enjoy the dancers at the museum then transfer to Nyungwe National Park – visit a tea plantation – afternoon primate viewing in Nyungwe National Park.
Overnight: – Recommended hotel in Nyungwe.
Day 6: Nyungwe National Park
Trekking of Chimps in Nyungwe National Park Or (the beautiful Waterfall, source of the Nile, birding, nature walks). Overnight: – Nyungwe
Day 7: Kibuye and Lake Kivu
Transfer to Kibuye and visit Bisesero en route to Kibuye church and Nyange genocide memorial – boat tour to Amahoro Island, the Island of Peace late afternoon.
Overnight: – Kibuye.
Day 8: Gisenyi and Lake Kivu
Boat transfer to Gisenyi – visit the fishing village, hot springs, brewery and communities around. Overnight: – Recommended hotel in Gisenyi.
Day 9: Hot springs and Kinigi
Transfer to Kinigi – experience traditional dancers and learn about Rwandan drumming, singing and dancing – Extra:-learn about Rwandan cooking in a local family – optional overnight stay in a family home (or comfort-able recommended hotel)
Day 10: Twin Lakes & Buhanga Forest:
Transfer to a fishing village at Lake Ruhondo – learn about local fishing methods and visit Street Children Project in Ruhengeri; learn about sorghum or banana beer production by a women cooperative, visit a woman cooperative producing handicrafts made of banana leaves.
Overnight: – Recommended hotel in Ruhengeri.
Day 11: Gorilla trekking
Day 12: Kigali
Transfer to Kigali – time to go to the crafts market at CAPLAK and buy some souvenirs – transfer to the airport.