Tour Duration: 6 Days of Rwanda Cultural Experience
Places to Visit: Kigali “the great capital of Rwanda”, Ruhengere, Burera and Ruhondo, Nyanza Royal Palace and the memorial genocide centers
Tour Activities: Purely cultural experience
Day 1: Arrival in Kigali.
You will arrive in Kigali and be met by the safari guide, then transfer to Kigali Serena Hotel (High end) Mille Collines (Mid range) or 5×5 Hotel Kigali (Budget facility) Meal plan: Dinner
Day 2: Kigali- Ruhengere
After your early morning breakfast, you will drive to Ruhengeri in the north, the “Land of a Thousand Hills”. You will have a tour around the lively and friendly town centre; visit the clay fields and see a group of brick makers. You will then go to your hotel of accommodation and have a traditional dinner and also be entertained a local dance group, have a chance to see the cultural dances. Dinner and overnight at Virunga Lodge/ Governors Camp (High end), Le’ Bambou Gorilla Lodge (Mid range) or Gisagura guest house (Budget end). Meal plan: B- L-D
Day 3: Burera and Ruhondo Visit.
Wake up and have breakfast, then visit the beautiful region of the twin Lakes Burera and Ruhondo. You will be introduced to traditional sustainable farming methods with African vegetables and fruits, visit the local fishermen and also see the fishing competition with children from the adjacent villages. You will then have a launch cruise in one of the traditional canoes and have a visit to the convent “Foyer de Charité”, visit the local witch doctors and the “snake man” Dinner and overnight at Virunga Lodge/ Governors Camp (High end), Le’ Bambou Gorilla Lodge (Mid range) or Gisagura guest house (Budget end). Meal plan: B- L-D
Day 4: Lake Kivu -Gisenyi
Drive to Gisenyi at the northern shores of Lake Kivu, visit the tea plantations, do some shopping at a farmers’ market then, have a tour of the city which repeatedly gained tragic publicity in the past decade because of enormous refugee camps, hunger, epidemics and, recently, a devastating volcanic eruption that reminded of the fate of the historic town of Pompeii and then drive to Kigali. Meals and overnight at Kigali Serena Hotel (High end) Mille Collines (Mid range) or 5×5 Hotel Kigali (Budget facility) Meal plan: B- L-D
Day 5: Nyanza Palace Tour.
Drive to Nyanza, the historical seat of the ancient Rwandan kings and visit the Palace, then drive to Butare, Rwanda’s cultural centre and visit the National Museum. Drive to Kigali and tour the city. In the early evening, you will get to see performances done by the members of a Batwa Pottery Project with an introduction to the life of the first Rwandans, their art of pottery as well as singing, drumming and dancing Meals and overnight at Kigali Serena Hotel (High end) Mille Collines (Mid range) or 5×5 Hotel Kigali (Budget facility) Meal plan: B- L-D
Day 6: Kigali Genocide Visit.
Ready for an early morning drive to Kigali after your morning cup of coffee, for an amaizing genocide memorial sites exploration, later continue to visiting the local traditional markets in Kigali’s suburbs enroute and later an evening transfer to the airport for your flight back home/next destination.
The safari package to include:
-Transportation by a 4wd safari vehicle
– Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary,
-Park entry fees
– Visit Nyanza palace
-Visit to Lake Kivu
-Visit the Twin Lakes
– Services of an English speaking, driver/Guide
-Airport transfers, and Enroute lunches
To excludes expenses like: entry Visa fees, drinks, laundry, tips to local guides, telephone, personal travel or health insurance tobacco and of all personal nature