14 Days Discovering Rwanda Tour

Tour Overview

Spend two weeks in Rwanda on this 14 Days Discovering Rwanda Tour that takes you to explore Rwanda Wildlife in Akagera National Park and to track mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park and discover more rich attractions in the land of a thousand hills.

Tour Highlights

  • Day 1: Pick up and transfer to hotel
  • Day 2: Kigali city tour
  • Day 3: Experience Rwandan Life
  • Day 4: Visit the National Museum
  • Day 5: Transfer to Nyungwe forest National Park
  • Day 6: Transfer from Nyungwe to Kibuye
  • Day 7: Transfer to Gisenyi – Congo-Nile trail excursion
  • Day 8: Community projects in Gisenyi
  • Day 9: Buhanga Eco Park – Red Rocks
  • Day 10: Golden monkey trekking
  • Day 11: Transfer to Akagera national park
  • Day 12: Game drives in Akagera National Park
  • Day 13: Transfer to Kigali
  • Day 14: Departure

14 Days Discovering Rwanda Tour

Day 1: Arrival Kigali and Transfer to Hotel

On arrival at Kigali International Airport in Rwanda, you will be received by one of our tour guides/ drivers who will transfer you to the hotel where you will relax from your long journey as you prepare for your safari the following day. Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 2: Kigali city exploration

After breakfast at the lodge, start your day with a historical-minded exploration of Kigali city with visits to landmarks from colonial, post-independence, genocide and post-genocide times i.e. Kigali Genocide memorial site where over 250,000 genocide victims were put to rest in mass graves, Kimironko Local Market, Belgian camp where they killed the 10 Belgian UN soldiers who were protecting the moderate prime minister before the start of genocide etc.

Day 3: Experiencing Rwandan life

Rise up for morning breakfast and thereafter, head to Muhanga to Join a local at their hillside, working, feasting, creating and laughing by participating in a day of life of artisans, imigongo (cow dung art experience), traditional cooking, Candle Dipping and Hive Making. After we head to Butare and visit the Nyanza Loyal palace en route to Butare.

Day 4: Visit the National Museum

After the breakfast, drive to the National Museum, introduction to Rwanda’s kingdoms, discovery of colonial architecture, have lunch and in the afternoon enjoy traditional dancers from the museum, visit the Catholic church in Butare.

Day 5: Transfer to Nyungwe National Park

Early morning after the breakfast heads to the Nyungwe National Park, by arriving have a walk on the canopy walk. From there we head to the hotel for relaxing around this impenetrable forest.

Day 6: Nyungwe to Kibuye

This day is dedicated to trek Chimpanzee and later head to Kibuye along the Kivu Lake; you will have a fantastic view of the country of a thousand hills. Check in at Bethanie hotel. In the afternoon, enjoy a boat ride on Lake Kivu to go visit Napoleon and Amahoro island for short hikes that will result in discovering the rare Angola fruit bats, birds, the beauty and history of the island.

Day 7: Transfer to Gisenyi – Congo-Nile trail excursion

Discover the historical Congo-Nile trail en route to Gisenyi or Rubavu. You explore the beauty and unique sites of the trail of which include experiencing coffee and tea tours, local livelihoods, fishing with local fishermen using traditional boats.

Day 8: Community projects in Gisenyi

It will be an educational revealing day with tours to women who live with HIV/AIDS, former prostitutes, widows of genocide, street kids etc.

Day 9: Buhanga Eco Park – Red Rocks

This morning meet with your respective park rangers who takes you to the Buhanga Eco Park, this has been a sacred forest where the Rwandese Kings performed initiation ceremonies; today it is a testimonial to past societies that conducted such rituals. There is an opportunity here to go on a trail walk through the park and see where these rituals took place.
When you reach one of the ritual sites in the park, you are confronted with a small ditch that is surrounded by a flowery thicket and small lava stones. This is where the kings’ assistants, the Abiru, pick some herbs and add to spring water to make a ritual bath for the king’s coronation. After we will visit the red rocks for home stay.

Day 10: Golden Monkey Trekking

Have morning breakfast and then head out to the park headquarters where you will attend a briefing on the dos and don’ts for trekking. You will then after meet with your respective park rangers, who will take you to see the rare and Albertine rift endemic golden monkeys. Return to the lodge for lunch and in the afternoon, Visit the twin lakes. Dinner and overnight stay at the lodge.

Day 11: Transfer to the Akagera National Park

Have a relaxed morning breakfast and thereafter, check out of the lodge and start your journey and transfer to Akagera National Park. Arriving the park in time for lunch, check in for lunch and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 12: Akagera National Park

Rise up for morning breakfast and then go morning game drive in Akagera national park best time catch up with the morning risers and the park coming alive. While on the game drive, you will be able to see number of mammal species in the park. Return to the lodge for lunch and in the afternoon you willon boat trip on lake Ihema which will reward you with the views of a large number of hippos, huge Nile crocodiles and a variety of bird species.

Day 13: Game drive in Akagera National Park

Early morning, after breakfast heads for search the big 5 plus the 12 species of antelopes including the biggest antelopes such as the eland cape and roan antelopes; your favorite ungulate, the Topi, some of the 525 bird species including 4 Albertine rift endemics, reptiles, amphibians, plants, magnificent landscapes, historical sites; a place with the highest concentration of birds per square kilometer in any national park of Africa and hundreds of hippos etc.

Day 14: Transfer to Kigali for departure

After a morning breakfast, embark on a transfer to Kigali, arriving in time for lunch and, in the afternoon, have a city visit for souvenirs shopping.
End of tour



Tour includes

  • All mentioned activities on the itinerary
  • A professional tour guide
  • 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Meals mentioned on the itinerary
  • Park entry fees
  • All permits
  • Accommodation as per the itinerary

Package Excludes

  • Porter fees
  • Visas
  • Air tickets
  • Optional activities
  • Tips
  • Life insurance
  • Other drinks apart from water

Getting There

The trip will start from Kigali International Airport to the National Museum In Rwanda to Nyungwe Forest National Park to Congo Nile Trail to Buhanga Eco Park Akagera National Park and you will be dropped off at Kigali International Airport.


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