12-Days Best of Rwanda Safari Tour

12-Days Best of Rwanda Safari Tour

This 12-Day Best of Rwanda Safari Tour, This twelve-day safari will take you to some of Rwanda’s most amazing destinations. Hike through Nyungwe Forest National Park and search for the elusive mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park. Enjoy all that Rwanda has to offer from Kigali to Musanze.

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     Day 1: Kigali

    You will be met and greeted by your Tubale Safaris driver-guide upon your arrival at Kigali International Airport. He or she will brief you on your safari before transferring you to your hotel for your overnight stay in Kigali and relax at your Hotel.

    Main Destination: Kigali (City)

    • Accommodation Option:
    • Super Luxury: Kigali Serena Hotel,
    • Luxury: Kigali Marriott Hotel
    ·         Mid-Range: Heaven Boutique Hotel
    • Meals & Drinks: Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
    • Drinks not included

     Day 2 of 12-Days Best of Rwanda Safari tour: Kigali – Nyungwe Forest National Park/12-Day Rwandan Safari

    After an early morning breakfast, you will drive into the Nyungwe Forest. On the way, you will visit Nyanza King’s Palace, the National Museum of Butare, and the genocide memorial of Murambi. Nyanza was the headquarters of the ancient Rwanda Kingdom before the arrival of the Europeans. The compound features the tastefully decorated modern palace built by King Mutura in 1934.

    Main Destination: Nyungwe Forest National Park (Chimps)

    Accommodation Option:

                         Super Luxury            One&Only Nyungwe House
                         Luxury                The Retreat by Heaven
                          Mid-range               Dove Hotel Kigali

    Meals & Drinks: Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)

    Drinks not included

     Day 3: Nyungwe Forest National Park-Nyungwe Forest National Park

    After breakfast, you will enter the Nyungwe forest to track the Nyungwe colobus monkey. A walk into the forest with our knowledgeable guides well versed in botany, ornithology, and interspecies relationships will be a whole new learning experience for you. You will return to the guest house for lunch and have your overnight at the hotel.

    Main Destination: Nyungwe Forest National Park (Chimps)

    Accommodation Option:

                        Super Luxury            One&Only Nyungwe House
                         Luxury                The Retreat by Heaven
                         Mid-range               Dove Hotel Kigali

    Meals & Drinks: Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)

    Drinks not included

     Day 4 of 12-Days Best of Rwanda Safari tour: Nyungwe Forest National Park-Nyungwe Forest National Park

    Today will be your second day in the Nyungwe forest. In the morning you can either opt for the Nyungwe canopy walk or a nature walk to the waterfalls. After lunch, you will visit the colobus monkeys darting through the trees. Your overnight will be at the hotel.

    Main Destination: Nyungwe Forest National Park (Chimps)

    Accommodation Option:

                         Super Luxury            One&Only Nyungwe House
                         Luxury                The Retreat by Heaven
                        Mid-range               Dove Hotel Kigali

    Meals & Drinks: Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)

    Drinks not included

    Day 5: Nyungwe Forest National Park – Kibuye

    Early in the morning, you will head to Kibuye via Gisakura, a five-hour journey. Along the way, you will enjoy the thousands of beautiful green hills that make up our country as well as views of Kivu Lake. Your overnight will be at the Betania Guest House.

    Main Destination: Kibuye (Town)

    Accommodation Option:

                         Super Luxury       Nyungwe Forest Lodge
                         Luxury         Cleo Lake Kivu Hotel
                        Mid-range         Rwiza Village Hotel

    Meals & Drinks: Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)

    Drinks not included

     Day 6 of 12-Days Best of Rwanda Safari tour: Kibuye – Gisenyi

    Today you will transfer to Gisenyi by speed boat or by vehicle (the choice is yours). 12-Day Rwandan Safari, Along the way you will explore the wonderful views of the different islands along Lake Kivu and some of the Congolese hills. Your overnight will be at the Hotel Ubumwe.

    Main Destination: Gisenyi (City)

    Accommodation Option:

                         Super Luxury       Nyungwe Forest Lodge
                         Luxury         Cleo Lake Kivu Hotel
                      Mid-range         Rwiza Village Hotel

    Meals & Drinks: Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)

    Drinks not included

     Day 7: Gisenyi/12-Day Rwandan Safari

    You will spend part of the day relaxing and swimming at Kivu Serena Beach. After breakfast and your time at the beach, you will drive to Musanze, the base town for visiting mountain gorillas. Enjoy a visit to the Ibyiwacu cultural village and then overnight at the Hotel Muhabura.

    Main Destination: Musanze (City)

    Accommodation Option:

                          Super Luxury               Wilderness Bisate
                          Luxury                Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
                        Mid-range               Volcanoes Boutique Hotel

    Meals & Drinks: Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)

    Drinks not included

     Day 8 of 12-Days Best of Rwanda Safari tour: Musanze -Volcanoes National Park

    Early in the morning after breakfast, you will be transferred to Volcanoes National Park for your first gorilla trek. You will arrive at the main office at 7:00 am for a short briefing and coffee break before going on your trek. Your overnight will be at the hotel.

    Main Destination: Volcanoes National Park (Gorillas)

    Accommodation Option:

                          Super Luxury               Wilderness Bisate
                          Luxury                Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
                        Mid-range               Volcanoes Boutique Hotel

    Meals & Drinks: Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)

    Drinks not included

     Day 9: Musanze/12-Day Rwandan Safari

    Today you will visit the golden monkeys in Volcanoes National Park. You will again have to be at the main office at 7:00 am for a short briefing before your trek. Return at lunchtime and then go visit the twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo. Your overnight will be at the hotel.

    Main Destination: Musanze (City)

    Accommodation Option:

                          Super Luxury               Wilderness Bisate
                          Luxury                Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
                  Mid-range               Volcanoes Boutique Hotel

    Meals & Drinks: Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)

    Drinks not included

     Day 10 of 12-Days Best of Rwanda Safari tour: Musanze – Akagera National Park

    In the morning, after breakfast, you will be transferred to Akagera via Kigali. Here you will have lunch before driving into Akagera National Park. You will cruise to Lake Ihema in the afternoon and then go on a bird watch in Akagera. Your overnight will be at the lodge.

    Main Destination: Akagera National Park

    Accommodation Option:

                          Super Luxury   The Magashi Tented camp
                         Luxury     Akagera Game Lodge
                      Mid-range      Ruzizi Tented Lodge

    Meals & Drinks: Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)

    Drinks not included

     Day 11: Akagera National Park– Kigali/12-Day Rwandan Safari

    After breakfast you will go on a game drive in the park, Akagera national park is located in Eastern Rwanda on the border with Tanzania. African parks are currently managing this park and have done a great job with the conservation. In the past, there were lots of conflict between people and the park but this was solved by fencing off part of the park and introducing community tours where visitors are encouraged to visit the communities and benefit accordingly.

    12-Day Rwandan Safari, Akagera national park is the only Savannah park in Rwanda and is home to several mammal species including Lions, Elephants, Giraffes, Hippos, Kobs, Zebras, Bushbucks, Waterbucks, and most recently Black Rhinos have been introduced from South Africa, making Akagera national park officially a big 5 park like it was many years ago. It is also home to numerous bird species in several habitats which include woodland, swamps, lakes, and Savannah.

    Main Destination: Kigali (City)

    Accommodation Option:

                          Super Luxury Kigali Serena Hotel
                         Luxury Kigali Marriott Hotel
                        Mid-range Heaven Boutique Hotel

    Meals & Drinks: Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)

    Drinks not included

     Day 12 of 12-Days Best of Rwanda Safari tour: Kigali

    After breakfast, and depending on your departure flight, you may go on a complimentary visit to the Ntarama Church. This was the site where more than 5,000 were killed during the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. This genocide memorial is located 30km south of Kigali in the Bugasera region. This church and its contents are a reminder of the horrifying violence that took place. Learn more about the unity and reconciliation commission while you are here.

    • Main Destination: Kigali Genocide Memorial (Kigali)
    • Accommodation: No accommodation (End of tour)
    • Meals & Drinks: Lunch (Breakfast & dinner not included)
    • Drinks not included

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    12-Days Best of Rwanda Safari Tour Inclusions and Exclusions

    Tour Quotation

    Mid-Range: $5,200pp

    Luxury: $7,000pp

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    Inclusions

    • All park entry fees
    • All trip activities but exclude optional
    • Transportation
    • Meals and accommodation -11 nights
    • A bottled drinking water

    Exclusions

    • Tips
    • Laundry
    • Passport
    • Insurance
    • Telephone
    • Alcoholic drinks, etc

    Tour Quotation

    Mid-Range: $5,200pp

    Luxury: $7,000pp

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