7 Days Nyungwe & Lake Kivu Safari Tour
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The safari stats and ends on Kigali city. This tour takes you to Nyungwe national park to enjoy chimpanzee trekking & a canopy walk visit. You are visit Nyanza King’s palace, Lake Kivu as well a Gisenyi town. You can as well visit Kibuye town found in Karongi district, and the headquarters of the western province with in Rwanda. This city lies on the eastern side of Lake Kivu between Gisenyi and Cyangungu.

Tour highlights

Day 1: Drive to Nyanza for King’s palace visit & a visit to National Museum at Butare

Day 2: Transfer to Nyungwe national park via Murambi Genocide site

Day 3: Chimpanzee trekking & a canopy walk

Day 4: Visit Kibuye at Lake Kivu

Day 5: Drive to Gisenyi

Day 6: Proceed to the beach and have a boat cruise to the island of Nyakibinali.

Day 7: Drive to Kigali city

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  • Destination:Rwanda
    • Hotel:4 Stars
    • Meals:Lunch, Dinner
  • PRICE :

    $3,750 $2,990

DAY 1:

Drive to Nyanza for King’s palace visit & a visit to National Museum at Butare

Have breakfast at the lodge, the guide picks you from the hotel and you start your drive to Nyanza king’s palace for a visit to explore about the long horned cows as well as the thatched colored huts. After, you proceed with your visit to the national museum at Butare. It was donated in 1989 by the Belgium government with some of the ethnic collection, the design as well as the concept with the Royal museum for central Africa of Tervuren Belgium. It remained untouched during the civil war in 1994.

Butare town is 135km from Kigali and can be visit on the way to Nyungwe Forest national park. After proceed to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Dinner and overnight at Casa Hotel (luxury) Hotel Maisonssifa (moderate) Light House Hotel (Budget)

Meal plan: Full board

DAY 2:

 Transfer to Nyungwe national park via Murambi Genocide site

Have breakfast at the lodge and then proceed with your drive to Nyungwe national park having a stopover at Murambi Genocide site. This center is one of the six major centers in Rwanda that honors the Rwandan genocide. This was a site of massacre during the 1994 Rwandan genocide.the site was founded on the 21st April 1995 and it contains 50,000 graves. The school building is a genocide museum showing the skeletons and shriveled bodies of some of the many people killed in Gikongoro province in 1994.

Have lunch here and after proceed to Nyungwe forest national park arriving late afternoon. Upon your arrival, check in at the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Dinner and overnight at Nyungwe forest lodge (luxury) Nyungwe Top hill Lodge (Moderate) Gisakura guest house (budget)

Meal Plan: Full Board

DAY 3:

Chimpanzee trekking & a canopy walk

Have breakfast at the lodge and then proceed to the park headquarters for the briefing about the dos and don’ts of chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe national parks. You are always give 1 hours to spend with the chimps as you take some photos and watch the young ones being taken care of. After return to the lodge for lunch as you prepare for a canopy walk in Nyungwe forest national park. The walk offers breathtaking views across the hazy forest and the sightings at the eye level of the many wildlife species that live in the canopy. The walk takes 2 hours and its starting and ending point are at Nyungwe national park headquarters.

After return to the lodge for dinner and overnight

Dinner and overnight at Nyungwe forest lodge (luxury) Nyungwe Top hill Lodge (Moderate) Gisakura guest house (budget)

Meal Plan: Full Board

DAY 4:

Visit Kibuye at Lake Kivu

Visit Kibuye at Lake Kivu. Kibuye is known as beach resort and it home to a genocide memorial making massacre of the Tutsi population in Rwandan Civil war. You found the Ndaba falls, Kibuye power plant and the Kivu watt power station. On arrival, visit the Muyira hill and the genocide memorial site. After retire at the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Dinner and overnight at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel (Luxury) Kivu Paradis Resort (Moderate) Paradis Malahide (Budget)

Meal plan: Full board

DAY 5:

Drive to Gisenyi

Have breakfast at the lodge and after start your drive to Gisenyi town. Have lunch enroute to the town. Upon your arrival at the town, visit the African Art gallery. This is a small curio store that has diverse and colorful collection of handicrafts from DRC, Uganda and Rwanda, including a lot of Congolese masks and other wooden items like the necklaces, basket ware and paintings.

After, proceed back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Lake Kivu Serena Hotel/ Discover Rwanda Gisenyi Beach Hotel/ Musanto Hotel

DAY 6:

Proceed to the beach and have a boat cruise to the island of Nyakibinali.

Have breakfast at the lodge and then proceed to the beach to take a boat cruise to the Island of Nyakibinali for the local coffee processing. You are to have a guided tour following the whole process of tea plantation.

After, return back to the lake shores and proceed to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Lake Kivu Serena Hotel/ Discover Rwanda Gisenyi Beach Hotel/ Musanto Hotel

DAY 7:

Drive to Kigali city

Have breakfast at the lodge as you prepare to transfer to Kigali city. Upon your arrival at the city, proceed for a short visit to the Kigali genocide memorial site. After have lunch and then drive to the airport to catch your departure flight.

Tour Inclusions and Exclusions

Tour inclusions

  • Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary
  • Transport in 4×4 vehicle
  • Park entrances
  • Professional Guide fees
  • All activities in the itinerary
  • Enroute meals

Tour exclusions

  • Items of personal nature
  • International Flights
  • Drinks & Laundry
  • Telephone fees
  • Personal insurance

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