8 Days Remarkable Rwanda Tour will give a classic African outlook of Rwanda – the land of ”a thousand hills”.

 

Enjoy the different backdrops of Rwanda as you turn along the winding roads.

 

The parks are a mixture of Savannah, forest, and mountainous giving you varied sights of Rwanda From Elephants, Zebras to Chimpanzees and Gorillas including boat trips on Lake Kivu are some of the highlights on this Safari and cultural encounter.

8 days

*Akagera National Park entrance fees & Boat trips
*Gorilla Trekking permit
*Gorilla Guardians Village entrance fees
*Chimpanzee tracking permit
*Canopy Walk permit
*Accommodation (7 nights), Full board on safari as per itinerary.
**All meals as stipulated in the itinerary.
*Full time English/ French speaking tour guide.
*Ground transportation by 4x4 wheel drive.
*Mineral water in the car during the safari
*Relevant government Taxes
*Medical evacuation insurance
*Airport transfers

*International flights

*The cost of obtaining visas (Rwanda visa can be obtained with ease at Kigali international airport at the rate of 30$ per person, Passport should be valid at least 6 months beyond period of stay).

*Tips (Tipping guideline $ 10 per person) but it's a choice not obligatory.

All international flights arrive at Kigali International Airport, just 10km from Kigali city center. Nationals of all countries receive a visa on arrival at Kigali International Airport and all land borders (cost of obtained visa is 30 $ per person).

Airlines servicing Kigali International Airport are: RwandAir, Kenya Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, KLM, Qatar Airways and Turkish Airlines.

Ground transportation by 4x4 wheel drive & Driver tour guide.

All international flights arrive at Kigali International Airport, just 10km from Kigali city center. Nationals of all countries receive a visa on arrival at Kigali International Airport and all land borders (cost of obtained visa is 30 $ per person).

Airlines servicing Kigali International Airport are: RwandAir, Kenya Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, KLM, Qatar Airways and Turkish Airlines.

Ground transportation by 4x4 wheel drive & Driver tour guide.

*Hotel Des Mille Collines: The most famous hotel in Kigali, crowd of up to 2000 people who were saved by the hotel by the hotel opening in 1994 during the Genocide against the Tutsi.

*Ruzizi Tented Lodge

*Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel

*Moriah Hill Resort

*Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel

Food: Local and international menus at restaurant, Bar & lounge area.

*Color choice; Khaki, green, grey and black (bright colors should be avoided)
*Have a small backpack as it is useful to carry your stuffs.
*You need light weight hiking boots.
*Take a light jumper and lightweight breathable waterproof jacket/trousers.
*Lightweight long wool socks which are comfortable for a mountain tropical forest.
*A few long-sleeved shirts/trousers.
*Sweater for cool evenings and chilly mornings
*Garden gloves
*Insect repellents to protect you from Mosquito bites.

*The age limit for gorilla trekking in Rwanda is 15 Years.

*Being physically fit will make your gorilla trek enjoyable. But your fitness level should not prevent you from a gorilla trek, in Rwanda there are easier groups to trek.

Any changes in travel arrangement must be communicated to Vazquez Tours & Travel Ltd immediately.

1. Up to 75 days prior to your arrival, 25 % of the total cost will be forfeited as cancellation fees.

2. Should cancellation be received in less than 75 day prior to your arrival, 50 % of the total cost would be levied as cancellation charge.

3 Cancellation received in less than 60 days prior to your arrival would attract 100 % of total paid as cancellation fee.

Payment for Gorilla Permits is non-refundable.

*In case of non-availability. We may have to reroute and provide alternative accommodation at lodges/hotels of similar category.

*Passengers should bring only soft sided bags on safaris as our vehicles have limited luggage space.

*All the passengers must have identification Card/Passport with them throughout their Travel.

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Day 1: Arrival (Kigali)

Welcome to the beautiful land of 'thousand hills'. Our guide/ representative staff will be at the airport on time to pick you.

 

Meet and greet assistance, transfer to you hotel in Kigali.

 

Arrive at Hotel Des Mille Collines for check in; Dinner & overnight. Day meal plan: Dinner Overnight: Hotel Des Mille Collines
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Day 2: Kigali City Tour & Transfer to Akagera Park

07:30am, Breakfast at hotel 08:30am, Embark on a city tour of the cleanest and friendliest city in Africa.

 

Lunch, and after having lunch around 1Pm, transfer by road to Akagera National Park lies in eastern Rwanda.

 

Arriving at Akagera Park (2, 5 hours away from Kigali). Transfer to park headquarters for registration and then proceed on boat ride on Lake Ihema.

 

Transfer to your lodge for check in; Dinner & overnight

 

Day meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Overnight: Ruzizi Tented Lodge.
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Day 3: Game Drive & Transfer to Volcanoes Park

06:30am, Breakfast at the lodge 07:00am, Proceed on full day game drive in this African Savannah Park.

 

Plenty animals can be seen, including; Elephants, Giraffes, Buffaloes, Zebras, Hippos, Crocodiles, lions, Rhinos, Leopards, Hyenas, Antelopes ... etc.

 

Lunch en-route. Transfer to Volcanoes National Park in Kinigi - Musanze.

 

Arrive at Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel for check in; Dinner & overnight.

 

Day meal plan: Breakfast, lunch & dinner Overnight: Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel
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Day 4: Gorilla Trekking & Cultural Safari

06:00am, Breakfast 06:30am, Transfer to Volcanoes National Park headquarters for registration and briefing. Your guide will assist on identifying gorilla family to visit.

 

Tracking can be between 90 minutes - 6 hours depending on what family group assigned. You will spend 1 hour with gorillas.

 

Transfer back to your hotel for lunch. Later you will visit the Gorilla Guardians Village.

 

Dinner & overnight. Day meal plan: Breakfast, lunch & dinner. Overnight: Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel.
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Day 5: Transfer to Kibuye (Lake Kivu)

After a morning breakfast around 8:00am, transfer to Kibuye where you have 4 hours driving and enjoying the beautiful thousand green hills of our country.

 

You will have lunch and proceed for either a boat trip a long side Lake Kivu or relaxing on the shores.

 

Later, dinner and overnight. Day meal plan: Breakfast, lunch & dinner Overnight: Moriah Hill Resort
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Day 6: Boat Trip & Transfer to Nyungwe N. Park

08:00am, Breakfast at hotel 09:00am, Boat trip to Napoleon island, named because it is the shape of Napoleon's hat.

 

The island is home to a large colony of bats. There are also giant African millipedes, eagles and a wide variety of water birds.

 

Return to you hotel for lunch and refreshment, later transfer to Nyungwe National Park. Arrive at Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel (check in and overnight).

 

Day meal plan: Breakfast, lunch & dinner Overnight: Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel.
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Day 7: Chimpanzee tracking & Canopy Walk

04:30am After the morning breakfast, you will proceed to the park headquarters for briefing at 05:00am and after go tracking chimpanzees.

 

Later return to your lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, you will drive to Uwinka visitors Center for the canopy tour. The two hour walk on top of the forest offers you impressive views of the Nyungwe forest.

 

Return to your hotel for dinner & overnight. Day meal plan: Breakfast, lunch & dinner Overnight: Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel.
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Day 8: Museum & Transfer Back to Kigali

06:30am, Breakfast at the hotel 07:00am, Check out of the hotel and begin your journey back to Kigali city.

 

You will make a stop in Butare to visit the Ethnographic museum; the largest Museum in Rwanda with over 100,000 artifacts that bring out the history and traditions of Rwanda in detail.

 

Lunch in Butare city. Later drive back to Kigali city, Proceed to Kigali International Airport for your departure flight or to your hotel.

 

Day meal plan: Breakfast & Lunch.

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Note: Gorilla tracking permits are usually on high demand. You are advised to book your gorilla tour early enough to avoid the rigours of the last minute bookings and disappointments.

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