Rwanda also known as the “Land Of A Thousand Hills” offers a new aspect to Africa and a different holiday experience to that of other East African countries. With its stunning landscape including dramatic volcanoes, thick rainforest and vast lakes, Rwanda ensures that travellers have a truly unforgettable time. This safari brings you some of the interesting areas of the Great Lakes Region like the Nyungwe Forest National Park, unique landscapes of grasslands, swamps, and hills; Volcanoes National Park with the endangered mountain gorillas & Golden Monkeys, Lake Kivu and its hundreds of islands.
South western Uganda is home to the Mountain Gorillas, the snowcapped peaks of the Ruwenzori, the extensive plains and the impressive Kazinga Channel of Queen Elisabeth National Park, the green terraced landscape surrounding Lake Bunyonyi, and the dramatic range of the Virunga volcanoes.
Meet and greet on arrival at the airport. Our company representative will pick and transfer you to hotel for Dinner & Overnight at Cozy Safari Kigali – Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
After an early breakfast, we follow the road as it climbs and descends some of the thousand Hills, with spectacular views all along the way. Arrive at Huye. Visit the Cultural Museum. It is a must for anybody who is interested in the Rwandan history & culture. Time permitting, tour the remarkable arboretum and continue toward the Nyungwe forest. Dinner & Overnight at Nyungwe Top View Lodge – Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Covering 970 km2, the Highlands provide unique habitat for thirteen species of primate, including chimpanzees, L’Hoest and owl-faced monkeys. As you walk under the canopy of majestic trees, a large group of semi wild colobus monkeys can be seen feeding on wild figs and jumping from branch to branch. This high altitude jungle floor boasts some of the most beautiful orchids in the world in the afternoon after lunch you will go for the canopy walk in Rwanda. Dinner & Overnight at Nyungwe Top View Lodge – Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
En route to Karongi, enjoy the fantastic views over Lake Kivu and its ragged shore. Experience the peaceful atmosphere of the calm and pristine waters of Africa’s highest lake from the terrace of your hotel. Dinner & Overnight at Paradise Kalahandi Hotel – Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
After a refreshing early morning swim or take a boat cruise on the lake. Return of lunch and after lunch you head to Kinigi where you will check-in at your lodge. In the evening you will visit the I’byiwacu cultural group, later return to the hotel. Dinner & Overnight at Davinci Gorilla Lodge – Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
After an early breakfast, you will drive through the beautiful hills of Rwanda and cross to the south western Uganda bordering Congo and Rwanda through the Cyanika Border post. After all the paper work, you will drive straight to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Dinner & Overnight at Rushaga Gorilla Camp – Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
OPTION: Before leaving for Uganda, you could also do the golden monkey trekking which takes place in the volcanoes national park. this would cost you only $100 per person
After breakfast take a short drive to Park Headquarters and meet with excellent local guides and trackers who will give a talk on the etiquette of gorilla trekking. We then hike into the forest where the gorillas were seen the night before and track from that point. The trekking can take from 1 to 6 hours and climb to altitudes in excess of 7,500 feet. The terrain is rough and at times muddy. Although the hike is physically demanding the beauty of the forest and surrounding scenery make the trekking worthwhile. Once the gorillas are located all fatigue is forgotten, as the experience is often described as being the most profound natural history experience in the world. Picnic lunches are provided and it is important to take plenty of water. Cameras and plenty of fast speed film are recommended. It can rain at a few minutes notice; hence waterproof clothing is a good essential including zip lock bags for cameras and film. Dinner & Overnight at Rushaga Gorilla Camp – Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
After breakfast, you will drive to Kigali through the Gatuna border post, this is a 3hrs drive you’re your lodge. Then you will visit the Gisozi Genocide Memorial Centre then after have lunch then your driver guide will drop you at the Kigali International airport for your next flight back home. Hence the End of your trip
- Transportation Airport Pickups & drops
- fees All park Fees
- Beverages Bottled drinking water in the vehicle & during the trekking
- Accommodation Accommodation & Meals as described in the program (Full Board)
- Guides & Drivers Experienced English speaking Driver Guide