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11 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safaris,Chimpanzee and Wildlife Safaris

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11days

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Daily Tour

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Group Size

6 people

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Overview

The 11 Days Rwanda Gorillas, Chimpanzee and Wildlife Safaris is an wide-ranging Rwanda safaris encounter that allows you to explore the destination Rwanda in feature. The safaris involves gorilla trekking and golden monkey tracking in Volcanoes National Park, the chimpanzee trekking and canopy walk in the forest of Nyungwe, relaxation at Gisenyi beaches – Lake Kivu, the wild game viewing in Akagera National Park including sights of Masaai Giraffe, Lions, Leopards, aquatics like Nile crocodiles and Hippos, heritage tours in Butare including the tour to the genocide Museum and tours to the genocide sites in Rwanda including the Kigali genocide memory

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit eight villages showcasing Polynesian culture
  • Canoe ride, tattoos, spear throwing, ukulele lessons and fishing
  • Spectacular Polynesian evening dinner show ‘Ha: Breath of Life’
  • Optional transportation from Waikiki hotels

Itinerary

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Day 1 and 2 See the impressive wildlife at AKAGERE NATIONAL PARK
Day 1 and 2 See the impressive wildlife  at AKAGERE NATIONAL PARK

Day one, Departure from Kigali city at 02pm to Akagara National Park and arrive at park reception around 5pm, and get briefing before to go to the booked accommodation and enjoy boat cruiser.
Day two early morning after breakfast at 07AM, we start a day game drive where we shall see animals like antelopes, birds hippos,snake,zebra...and we can get a chance to see big five animals. After six hours of visiting we will have to get back to Kigali city.

Day 3 Kigali city tour
Day 3 Kigali city tour

This day we shall do a city tour where we will enjoy touring the city by visiting Genocide memorial and other museum and exploring culture.

Day 4 Nyungwe National Park read with panoramic cities view (Museum)
Day 4  Nyungwe National Park read with panoramic cities view (Museum)

This day we will departure from Kigali to Nyanza where this meseum about king's palace and you can find history about Rwanda's kings.

After visiting this palace will continue to Huye stop to Ethnographic museum
This outstanding museum was given to the city as a gift from Belgium in 1989 to commemorate 25 years of independence. While the building itself is certainly one of the most beautiful structures in the city, the museum wins top marks for having one of the best ethnological and archaeological collections in the entire region. The seven exhibition halls contain some very interesting items and everything is unusually well lit and presented.
The first hall contains the museum shop. The second hall has geological displays including a large relief map that depicts the topography of Rwanda as something akin to a crumpled piece of paper. The middle halls exhibit items used in agriculture, hunting, animal husbandry, weaving, pottery and woodwork. The kagondo hut forms the centrepiece of an exhibit on housing and living compounds in precolonial times. The final halls feature traditional clothing – including an isinde (wicker raincoat), pounded bark garments and goat-skin capes – and information on Rwandan prehistory, including an interesting section on divination. There is also a side hall used to house temporary exhibitions.
The museum is also the venue where the Intore dancers and drummers perform.

And then we shall continue to the accommodation booked at Nyungwe forest and we stay for a night prepare the chimpanzees tracking on the following day.

Day 5 Chimpanzees trekking
Day 5 Chimpanzees trekking

Tracking the chimps is so different from the mountain gorilla experience, so unlike the mountain gorillas, the chimps are moving constantly around and at high speeds, jumping from tree to tree making noise. But the gorillas are usually found sitting eating quietly with in the forest clearings. The other big difference between these two is the tracking experiences and by this this the gorillas, one is usually allowed one hour of observing and taking photos of them, but with the chimpanzee tracking in Rwanda, there is no limit, keeping up with them is also the main challenge and the biggest determining factor of the amount of time that is spent with them. Of all the primates that are found in Nyungwe forest, it’s the chimpanzees that are the famous ones and core wildlife attractions in this national park

Day 6 Kivu belt road to Rubavu city
Day 6 Kivu belt road to Rubavu city

this day will transport our travelers at Rubavu city where will stay a night!
People seeking to visit Kivu Belt region can now easily explore a great number of tourism attractions in five districts that are adjacent to Lake Kivu
If you’re surprised that Rwanda has a beach – you’re not alone. Rubavu (also known as Gisenyi) is a waterfront town located on the shores of Lake Kivu, one Africa’s great bodies of water. At only an hour away from Volcanoes National Park, Rubavu is a great way to unwind after trekking adventures.

Rubavu marks the beginning of the Congo Nile Trail, which extends 227 km to Rusizi, and has plenty of biking and hiking trails to fulfill those who crave the some more adventure. Rubavu is also known for its agrotourism experiences, with many tea and coffee plantations nearby.

Day 7 kayaking in Kivu lake
Day 7 kayaking in Kivu lake

If you’re looking for a fun outdoors activity, try kayaking on Lake Kivu or canoeing near the gorillas with Kingfisher Journeys.
On Lake Kivu, they organise short excursions from Gisenyi and Kibuye as well as full-day and overnight journeys that are an exciting way to discover some of the most spectacular scenery in Rwanda. And near Musanze, in the foothills of the Virunga volcanoes, you can spend a morning or afternoon canoeing though some of the most beautiful countryside in Rwanda.

Day 8 Gorillas tracking
Day 8 Gorillas tracking

After getting a briefing and park rangers we will take a worm up coffee and then to go to the family chosen to visit.

"Gorilla tracking in Rwanda is often described as “life changing” and with good reason. With only an estimated 880 Gorillas left in the world, to see these gentle creatures in their natural habitat is a truly unique moment.
Gorillas make their homes in and amongst the bamboo-covered slopes of the Virunga Mountains in the Volcanoes National Park in northern Rwanda. Trek to see them and you’ll be introduced by your expert trackers and guides to one of the fully-habituated families of mountain gorillas and you can stay with them for an awe-inspiring hour, often crouching just a few feet away, whilst the gorillas go about their daily lives.

Day 9 Beyond gorillas activities ( community walking)
Day 9 Beyond gorillas activities ( community walking)

While it might have been the gorillas that entice you to Rwanda, it’s the people of Rwanda who will keep you coming back. Ancient traditions of honour and hospitality run strong here, and anybody who takes the time to discover Rwandan culture for themselves will find a proud and unique people, happy to welcome you into their lives and introduce you to their traditions. Music and dance play an indispensable role in everyday life here, and performances range from dashing demonstrations of bravery and prowess to humorous songs, light-hearted dances, and rural artistry with roots in traditional agriculture. Traditional songs are often accompanied by a solitary lulunga—a harp-like instrument with eight strings—while more celebratory dances are backed by a drum orchestra, which typically comprises seven to nine members who collectively produce a hypnotic and exciting explosion set of intertwining rhythms. Below we list different cultural experiences that you can easily incorporate into your trip to Rwanda.

Day 10 Hiking
Day 10 Hiking

the finest hiking to be had anywhere in east and central Africa. Winding its way along the fringes of the lake through the peaks of Rwanda’s endlessly verdant mille collines (thousand hills), a through-hike of the Congo Nile Trail is as challenging as it is rewarding, and with a peak elevation of 2630m, it’s a serious workout to boot.

Day 11 Back to Kigali
Day 11 Back to Kigali

Kigali City Tour combine historical and cultural attractions of the Kigali city

Included/Exclude

  • Specialized bilingual guide
  • Private Transport
  • Entrance fees (Cable and car and Moon Valley)
  • Box lunch water, banana apple and chocolate
  • Tickets
  • Additional Services
  • Insurance
  • Drink

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