Beautiful nature, fascinating culture and thrilling community life
Day 1: Kigali: Arrival in Kigali – welcome by your tour guide – check-in at hotel afterwards go for Kigali city tour.
Day 2: Visit to Ntarama and Nyamata genocide memorial sites (few kilometers from Kigali town and transfer to Akagera National Park – boat ride on Lake Ihema: Overnight at
Akagera Game Lodge)
Day 3: Akagera National Park: Game drives + Community tourism & heritage experience. Overnight at Kigali Serena Hotel.
Day 4: Nyanza and Huye: Transfer to Huye – pass by the famous catholic Cathedral of Kabgayi and other many historical sites on the way – visit the ancient King’s palace at Nyanza and National Museum. Optional visit to the women drumming group. Overnight at a recommended hotel in the area.
Day 5: Nyungwe National Park: Nyungwe National Park – Chimp trekking in the morning and visit tea plantation – afternoon – Optional: Visit the market. Overnight at a
Day 6: Karongi and Lake Kivu: Transfer to Karongi –visit Bisesero genocide memorial on the way. Karongi church and Nyange school genocide memorial – boat tour to Amahoro Island, the Island of Peace. Overnight at a recommended hotel in the area..
Day 7: Rubavu and Lake Kivu: Transfer to Rubavvu – visit the fishing village, hot springs, visit DRC-Rwanda border (Rubavu town) and relax at the lake side in the evening. Overnight at Kivu serena Hotel
Day 8: Musanze- Volcanoes National Park: Transfer to Kinigi – Gorilla trekking in the morning -experience traditional dancers and learn about Rwandan drumming, singing and dancing in the afternoon. Perhaps visit the twin lakes if time allows; Optional overnight stay in a family home (or comfortable night at Five Volcanoes Hotel)
Day 9: Cooking & Beer Production Lessons:Learn about Rwanda’s tradition of cooking in a local family, visit street kid project, women Cooperatives producing handicrafts out of banana fiber and acquire lessons in sorghum and banana beer production. Transfer to Kigali and overnight at Kigali Serena Hotel.
Day 10: Kigali: Buy Souvenirs and bid fare well.