Day 1: Welcome to Rwanda
A representative will be at Kigali Airport to pick you up from your flight.
Depending on your arrival time you may be able to visit some of Kigali’s craft markets to browse amongst the pottery, carvings, batik, weaving, sculpture, musical instruments, leather and fabrics on offer. Prepare to use your haggling skills! All activities and purchases today are at your own cost.
Day 2: Kigali City tour, transfer to Volcanoes Park
Today morning, you will have an early city tour in Kigali during which you will visit the national museum and the genocide memorial among several other fascinating tourist sites. You will have lunch and after begin on a drive through the beautiful terraced hills as you head to Volcanoes national park which is home to the highly-endangered mountain gorillas. After checking into your accommodation, you will visit one of the nearby Banyarwanda communities who will entertain you with enjoyable cultural songs and dances.
Day 4: Journey to Kibuye on Lake Kivu
In the morning you can enjoy the nice views from your lodge. After lunch you will travel to Kibuye on the eastern shores of Lake Kivu. Time allowing, you can visit the Ndaba Falls or take a walk around Kibuye town. In the afternoon you can you can rent a boat and visit a few islands. All activities today are at your own cost.
Day 5: Transfer to Nyungwe National Park
After breakfast, you will checkout of your hotel and begin on the drive to Nyungwe National Park. You will stop over for lunch along the way the way and also take photographs of the beautiful scenery.
Day 7: Departure
Today after a relaxed breakfast you shall be transferred by your driver/guide back to Kigali. Depending on your departure flight you can visit the Genocide Memorial and Education Centre, which opened in 2004. It’s a dignified tribute to the victims, including a poignant Children’s Memorial, and a detailed description of the darkest hour in Rwanda’s recent history in time to catch your flight back home.
Your driver/guide will take you to the airport in time for your flight home. Sadly, this is where you say goodbye to Rwanda.