14 Days Best of Rwanda
Our 14-day trip brings you the best of Rwanda: where the savannah meets the rainforest.
Expect to see the animals of the savannahs (elephant, buffalo, giraffe, hippo, leopard) and up to 15 primate species, including gorillas and chimps!!!
This trip specifically includes the most important and well known national parks of Rwanda: Akagera National Park, Nyungwe Forest National Park, Volcanoes National Park and Lake Kivu.
Arrive at Kigali Airport. Meet and great with your guide and transfer to your hotel.
Day 2: Kigali - Akagera National Park
After breakfast we drive to Akagera National Park. On our way we enjoy the beautiful landscape and rural way of life of the local people.
Day 3: Akagera National Park
Game drive in the morning in Akagera National Park. Boat trip and game drive in the afternoon.
Akagera National Park is Rwanda's only Savannah national park. The scenery is beautiful and expect to see elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, hippos and crocodiles. With a little luck lions and leopards are possible.
Day 4: Akagera National Park - Kigali
Game drive in the morning. Picnic lunch at the top of Mount Mutumba (1.825m) with stunning panoramic views of the park. Transfer to Kigali afterwards.
Day 5: Kigali - Butare - Nyungwe Forest
Transfer to Butare (Huye) where it is possible to visit the National Museum and Nyanza Hill (optional activities). Afterwards transfer to Nyungwe Forest.
Day 6: Nyungwe Forest
Early morning Chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe Forest. Optional walk to the waterfall or visit to the Angolan Black Colobus monkeys (both activities optional).
Nyungwe Forest is East Africa's largest forest, with 13 monkey species, including chimpanzees, Angolan Black Colobus, Mona Monkey and Owl Faced Monkeys.
Day 7: Nyungwe Forest
Go for a nature walk or bird watching, make the primate walk, make the canopy walk or do the waterfall trail (one activity included).
Day 8; Nyungwe - Kibuye (Lake Kivu)
We drive to the Bugarama Hot Springs (the largest and biggest natural spring in Rwanda) via Cyamudongo Natural Forest. It is possible to take a warm bath in the hot springs (optional). Afterwards we drive to River Rusizi for a boat trip with lunch and drinks. Drive to Kibuye town.
Day 9: Kibuye - Gisenyi (Lake Kivu)
Relax at the lodge or at the shores of scenic Lake Kivu. It is also possible to make a walk along the lake's shores. Afterwards drive to Gisenyi.
Day 10: Gisenyi - Volcanoes National Park
Relax at the beach in the morning, go for a nature walk along the shore or visit Bugarama hot springs. In the afternoon we drive to the Volcanoes National Park.
Volcanoes National Park is a unique jungle, with many monkey species, including the endemic Golden Monkeys. Volcanoes National Park is part of the Virunga Mountains, covering Uganda, Rwanda and Congo, and one of the two places in the world where you can find Mountain Gorillas!
Day 11: Volcanoes National Park
Gorilla tracking!!! Early morning departure with your ranger to search for one of the world's most interesting and endangered animals, the Mountain Gorilla! You will spend one hour with one of our closest relatives. An experience you will never forget.
Nature walk through the beautiful environment in the afternoon (optional).
Day 12: Volcanoes National Park - Lake Ruhondo
Optional activities for today (one activity included): make a nature walk in the national park, visit the golden monkeys, climb one of the volcanoes, or visit Diane Fossey's grave.
It is also possible to make another gorilla tracking.
Afterwards we drive to Lake Ruhondo and Lake Burera; the Twin Lakes.
Day 13: Lake Ruhondo - Kigali
We drive around the lakes and visit the Musangabo viewing point. Optional nature walk around the lakes. Afterwards we drive to Kigali. It is also possible to visit the local people or the pygmies (optional).
Day 14: Kigali
After breakfast drive to Kigali for your outbound flight. City tour with possible visit of the Genocide Memorial if time allows