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7-Day One Week Budget Tour in the Splendid Rwanda – 7 Days

7-Day One Week Budget Tour in the Splendid Rwanda – 7 Days

During this week tour in the country of thousand hills, you will be experiencing the wildlife, the history, the culture, and the tradition. You will even partake some forest and water adventures such as the canopy walkway, an extended bridge above the magnificent tropical forest of Nyungwe, the largest in East Africa and home of 20 percent of all african monkeys. Kayaking, canoeing and the village walk are on the menu when we go to Lake Kivu.

Tour Summary

  • You’ll go to Rwanda
  • You’ll visit Kigali Airport, Genocide Memorial (Kigali), Akagera NP, Nyungwe Forest NP, Karongi (Town), Lake Kivu & Iby’Iwacu (Village)
  • This tour starts and ends in Kigali
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During this week tour in the country of thousand hills, you will be experiencing the wildlife, the history, the culture, and the tradition. You will even partake some forest and water adventures such as the canopy walkway, an extended bridge above the magnificent tropical forest of Nyungwe, the largest in East Africa and home of 20 percent of all african monkeys. Kayaking, canoeing and the village walk are on the menu when we go to Lake Kivu.

Tour Summary

  • You’ll go to Rwanda
  • You’ll visit Kigali Airport, Genocide Memorial (Kigali), Akagera NP, Nyungwe Forest NP, Karongi (Town), Lake Kivu & Iby’Iwacu (Village)
  • This tour starts and ends in Kigali

Transfer from the airport to the Hotel – 1st day

When you arrive at Kigali International airport, the first impression is the availability of the airport staff and the cleanliness. The formalities are quickly settled and recovered. Here they don’t lose time for trivalities and our drive guide will welcome you with humbleness and smile. With listening and caring, speak with you courtesy, he will guide you to Great Apartment Hotel and wish you a pleasant stay for your first night.

Main Destination: Kigali International Airport
Accommodation: Great Apartment Kigali
• Budget hotel located in or near the park
Meals & Drinks:
• Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
• Drinks not included

Kigali City Tour – 2nd day

At the Kigali genocide memorial and the campaign against genocide you will get to know all about the country background and knowing the truth cause of the recent bloodiest genocide through the tangible testimonies and images.

Afterword you will visit the Community where e you will get to know all about Rwanda cultural uniqueness through some handmade products and their impact on reconciliation.

Lunch at pension plaza in down town

A round in the city center and free zone area will explain you why Rwanda is today fastest growing economy in the world and the cleanest country in Africa.

Dinner at the Great Apartment hotel or around in the local barbecue.

Main Destination: Kigali Genocide Memorial (Kigali)
Accommodation: Great Apartment Kigali
• Budget hotel located in or near the park
Meals & Drinks:
• Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
• Drinks not included

Game drive in Akagera National Park – 3rd day

After breakfast we will drive 2 hours to Akagera Nationa Park and will choose one route in one of the most popular big five in East Africa. This is a long day game driving but worth it, you will see all African big mammals such as buffaloes, elephants, giraffe, Rhinos, Hyppos, Zebra and why not big cats?

Akagera National Park is also home to a variety of birds where some of them are endemic, a very interesting destination for birdwatchers…

You will stopover the hyppos beach for lunch before we continue the game up to 4 or 5 pm.

After that adventure, you will drive back to your Hotel in Kigali.

Main Destination: Akagera National Park
Accommodation: Great Apartment Kigali
• Budget hotel located outside the park
Meals & Drinks:
• Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
• Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Adventure in Nyungwe National Park – 4th day

Early morning, drive to Nyungwe forest National Park

You will get a great experience on your way to Nyungwe Forest where we will stop at the king museum palace and experience Intore spectacular dancing and wear like the king in front of his people. You will take a journey in Rwandan power style and get to know the Before-and-after colonialism and their interference.

Lunch in the local restaurant in Butare town, the former Rwandan capital city.

After noon we will drive amidst the biggest East African tropical forest and stop at Uwinka overlook where you will challenge yourself by walk on an above forest extended canopy of 200m long-way at 300 m height.

After this crazy experience in the sky, you will drive at the end of the park and over evening stay at

Gisakura Guest House.

Main Destination: Nyungwe Forest National Park
Accommodation: Gisakura Guest House
• Budget guest house located inside Nyungwe Forest NP
Meals & Drinks:
• Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
• Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Chimpanzees trekking in and transfer to lake Kivu in Karongi – 5th day

Early morning around 5 am, you will drive to Cyamudongo site, a private home of chimpanzees. Those primates are the most similar to the human kind regarding their wisdom, looking and usage of tools. You will probably concluded that we, as human kind have our root from primates.

After trekking we will drive back on the lake kivu belt road and stop in Karongi town for lunch, rest and entertainment. Here the kayaking, canoeing, boat riding is an incredible experience. Lake Kivu is the most beautiful lake in Africa and has a splendid view colored by its thousand green islands. You can even sit in the pyrogue or in the boat as a passenger and be able to touch the water and ride to Island after island for various views. Over evening, you will be hosted there.

Over evening retire in Holidays Hotel at the shores.

Main Destination: Karongi
Accommodation: Holidays Hotel
• Budget hotel located in or near Nyungwe Forest NP
Meals & Drinks:
• Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
• Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Local Fishing activities in Lake Kivu – 6th day

Early morning, we will sit in an boat and follow lake Kivu local fish-men who will show us how they use traditional Technics of trapping fishes. The small fishes called Sambaza make a daily sauce for Karongi citizens. Very testy and healthy. We should try them.

After lunch, we will drive through the Congo Nile crest and borrow the road to Musanze and stay at Red rocks Rwanda, an Rwandan indigenous village in the country side.

Main Destination: Lake Kivu
Accommodation: Red Rocks Rwanda
• Budget tented camp located in or near Nyungwe Forest NP
Meals & Drinks:
• Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
• Drinking water & spirits/liquor (Other drinks not included)

Cultural Village and drive back to Kigali – 7th day

In the morning after breakfast, we will get our breakfast with the local community in the Rocks cultural village where you should experiment the Rwandan Cultural through local factories, cuisine, dancing and weaving.

This the time you will again be traditionally entertained by rwanda villagers. The “Intore” were known for their remarkable technique allowing them to jump over 2m40. The warriors dance is a jewel of the choreographic heritage of Rwanda. Dressed with a man made of sisal fibre, Tied up on ankles, little bells jingle on each step, giving the warriors dance a thrilling rhythm. Through the Intore ballet, physical confrontation turns into artistic rivalry and then at “the end” comes out into vigorous hug of the warriors. This is the most artistic gesture of friendship mutual aid and protection.

Again, through this cultural experience, you will be taken through the traditional and authentic wedding and practices and catch the long time lifestyle of the Rwandan people.

Main Destination: Iby’Iwacu Cultural Village
Accommodation: No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
• Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
• Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

End of tour

›Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
›You’ll be dropped off at the airport (or hotel).

Inclusions

• Park fees (For non-residents)
• Chimp permits (One per person, non-resident)
• All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
• All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
• A professional driver/guide
• All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
• All Taxes/VAT
• Roundtrip airport transfer
• Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
• Drinks (As specified in the day-by-day section)

Exclusions

• International flights (From/to home)
• Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
• Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
• Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
• Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
• Some meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)

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