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Overview

Immerse yourself into the land of a thousand hills as you traverse through the picturesque view of the our hills as you interact with the locals as they go about their daily business. As you g through the hills you will notice Rwanda as being one the the cleanliest nations in Africa. going through the natural beauty of the countryside, an encounter with the primates our very own cousins, meet the giants of the forest the mountain gorillas and have an experience of the big 5 diversity.

Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival

Upon arrival, you will be met by our driver guide who then will transfer you to Akagera national park a 2 and half hours journey filled with amazing sceneries of green banana plantations and local people going about their daily business, like local market rush hours of selling their farm produces. As you get closer to the savannah, you will be ushered into the jungle where after registration, you will start off with a game drive in search of animals like the lions, kob, elephants, buffalo, rhinos and many other antelopes that call the savannah home. As you drive through the park you will notice how greenery it is and beautiful with the lakes like Rwanyakizinga, Mihindi, Hago and Kivumba all that pour into the main lake Ihema. You later check in into your hotel to change, lunch and relax as you prepare for the night game drive that will give you a to see noctunal animals like the leopards, genet cat and many other more. You will drive back to the lodge for Dinner and overnight

Day 2 : Transfer to Akagera

Upon arrival, you will be met by our driver guide who then will transfer you to Akagera national park a 2 and half hours journey filled with amazing sceneries of green banana plantations and local people going about their daily business, like local market rush hours of selling their farm produces. As you get closer to the savannah, you will be ushered into the jungle where after registration, you will start off with a game drive in search of animals like the lions, kob, elephants, buffalo, rhinos and many other antelopes that call the savannah home. As you drive through the park you will notice how greenery it is and beautiful with the lakes like Rwanyakizinga, Mihindi, Hago and Kivumba all that pour into the main lake Ihema. You later check in into your hotel to change, lunch and relax as you prepare for the night game drive that will give you a to see noctunal animals like the leopards, genet cat and many other more. You will drive back to the lodge for Dinner and overnight

Day 3 : Morning game drive and Transfer to Volcanoes

After an early morning breakfast, you will be checked out of the lodge to embark on a morning game drive as you drive through the shores of the lake towards the exit of the park. As you exit you will be ushered into the true African brown mat towards the the northern province through scenic hills watching the famers go about their daily routine as you watch birds flying through your window and African women with baskets on their heads. You will later be ushered into Musanze the tourist city with the magnificent views of the Virunga massive and mostly vibrant town as you drive through to your lodge. You will have an evening at ease as you will be getting ready for your big day to go meet the gorillas. Your guide will brief you to prepare you for the next day’s activity as it will be once in a life time memory moment dinner and overnight.

Day 4 : Gorilla trekking

Early morning after breakfast you will head out to the headquarters in kinigi, where you will be briefed on the dos and don’ts while tracking, be assigned a ranger and grouped, then start off you walk to search for the little giants. Upon meeting them in their natural habitant, you will spend an hour with them photographing, filming and watching them play, feed and groom their young ones. You later descend back to the starting point where you will meet your guide to transfer to Ellen DeGeneres campus to learn about our conservation efforts and how she protected gorillas for us to be able to have them up now. There after you will transfer to Ibywacu for a cultural experience of the Intore dance which is performed by the former gorilla poachers and then to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 5 : Golden monkey and Transfer to Nyungwe

Early morning after breakfast you will head out again to go for briefing and assigning of your group to track and rangers at the kinigi headquarters as you prepare to go golden monkey tracking. After meeting these cheeky playful monkeys, you will then head back to the lodge check out have lunch and embark on yet another scenic journey by the beautiful shores of lake kivu as you transfer to Nyungwe national park where you will spend a night as you prepare for your next day activity. Dinner and overnight.

Day 6 : Chimpanzee Tracking

Early morning in the of 4am, you will head out of the lodge for briefing to start your tracking in search of the primates as you enjoy Africa’s oldest forest and the natural cool breeze. Once spotted, you will enjoy the active family of our close cousins playing jumping from branch to branch as they feed their little ones and groom. After tracking we transfer back to the hotel for lunch and a little relaxation. To prepare for an afternoon/evening nature walk to go enjoy more of the natural forest to have some swimming at the Ndambarare water falls, experience tea peaking with the locals, later drive back to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 7 : Transfer back to Kigali

After breakfast, you will check out of the lodge to embark on yet a beautiful yet full filling journey back to the capital city Kigali as you are nearing the end of your tour. With a detour to canopy walk where you will enjoy a fresh walk of the forest yet again to the 700mcanopy for an hour then get back on the road to proceed to embark on a 4hours journey drive to Kigali if time allows you will have an experience at the genocide memorial to learn about the 1994 genocide. And this will mark the end of your7 days memorable trip in Rwanda.

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