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Vazquez Tours & Travel

  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Rwanda
  • Uganda
Destinations

Destinations

Rwanda,

Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided, Small Group

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Luxury

Tour Overview

This safari explores some of the best national parks in Rwanda. Experience a boat trip and game drive in Akagera National Park; track mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park; in Nyungwe National Park go chimpanzee trekking and take a canopy walk high in the forest. Known as the ‘land of a thousand hills’, Rwanda’s stunning scenery and warm, friendly people offer unique experiences.

General Information

  • Safari types:
    Big Five Safari, Chimpanzee Safari, Gorilla Safari, Guided Safari, Primate Safari, Trekking Safari, Wildlife Safari
  • You will visit:
    Volcanoes, Akagera, Nyungwe
  • Wildlife:
    Mountain gorillas, monkeys, buffalo, elephants
  • Activities:
    Game Drive, Trekking, Canoe
  • Getting around:
    4x4 Vehicle
  • Start/end:
    Start in Kigali International Airport, end in Kigali International Airport

Highlights

  • Kigali city
  • Akagera National Park – Big Five game drive
  • Volcanoes National Park – home to mountain gorillas
  • Nyungwe National Park – chimpanzee & canopy walk
  • Butare / Nyanza – Ethnographic museum & King’s Palace Museum

RATES – PER PERSON USD

From USD 8,500 per person 1 person travelling

From USD 7,700 per person, 2 people travelling

From USD 7,500 per person, 3 people travelling

From USD 7,400 per person, 4 people travelling

From USD 7,300 per person, 5 people travelling

From USD 7,200 per person, 6 people travelling

From USD 7,100 per person, 7 people travelling

From USD 7,000 per person, 8 people travelling

What's Included

  • 6 nights accommodation (based on standard rooms), full board on safari as per itinerary
  • All meals as per itinerary
  • Akagera National Park entrance fees & boat trip
  • Gorilla trekking permit
  • Chimpanzee trekking permit
  • Canopy walk permit
  • Gorilla Guardians Village former Iby’Iwacu Cultural Village entrance fee
  • All park entrance fees
  • All museums entrance fees
  • Full time English/ French speaking driver guide
  • Ground transportation by 4×4 vehicle
  • Mineral water in the car during the safari (3 bottles per person per day)
  • Relevant government taxes
  • Medical evacuation insurance
  • Airport transfers

What's Excluded

  • International flights
  • Visas (Rwanda visa can be obtained with ease at Kigali International Airport for $30 per person. Passport should be valid at least 6 months beyond period of stay)
  • Expenses such as laundry, beverages, bar bill, telephone, hotel mini bar etc.
  • Tips (guideline $10 per person)

Disclaimer

  • This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Vazquez Tours & Travel
  • All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
  • Display price is usually based on two people sharing
  • Vazquez Tours & Travel‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
  • All itineraries are subject to availability

Day by Day Overview

On arrival at Kigali International Airport you will be warmly welcomed by a Vazquez Tours & Travel representative. They will brief you about your tour in Rwanda and transfer you to your hotel in Kigali. Arrive at Kigali Serena Hotel for an overnight stay and dinner.

Overnight: Kigali Serena Hotel
Day meal plan: Dinner

07:30 breakfast at the hotel followed by a city tour of Kigali, one of the cleanest and friendliest cities in Africa. The tour offers in-depth knowledge of Kigali’s bitter past and its bright future assuring that you feel a connection with the vibrant city’s heartbeat. Lunch at one of the best restaurants in town. After lunch, our tour guide will drive you to Akagera National Park ine the eastern part of Rwanda, a 2.5 hour drive from Kigali. On arrival transfer to park headquarters for registration and then proceed on a boat ride on Lake Ihema. Afterwards, the driver guide will transfer you to Ruzizi Tented Lodge for check in, dinner and overnight.

Overnight: Ruzizi Tented Lodge
Day meal plan: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

After an early 06:30 breakfast at the hotel proceed on a game drivein Akagera National Park. Plenty of animals can be seen including elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, zebras, hippos, rhinos and crocodiles as well as other mammal species. Known as one of the most scenic savannahs in East Africa, the game drive in Akagera National Park provides you with opportunity to view gentle hills blending beautifully with lowland swamps and water bodies. Lucky visitors might stumble across a leopard, a spotted hyena or even a stray lion. Giraffes and zebras haunt the savannah and more than a dozen types of antelope inhabit the park, most commonly the handsome chestnut-coated impala and the world’s largest antelope, the statuesque cape eland. Have lunch en-route and in the afternoon exit with more game viewing en route. Transfer to Volcanoes National Park in Musanze – Kinigi in the north western side of the country. Arrive at Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel for check in, dinner and overnight.

Overnight: Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel
Day meal plan: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

After an early breakfast at 06:00, your driver guide will transfer your to Volcanoes National Park headquarters for registration and briefing. Your driver guide will assist and facilitate on identifying a gorilla family to visit. Tracking can be between 90 minutes and 6 hours depending on what family group is assigned. Once you find the family, you will spend one hour with the gorillas, sometimes moving around to stay with the gorillas or following them. The guide will ensure you are in the best spots to take the most beautiful pictures and experience this breathtaking experience properly. You will then drive back to the hotel for lunch and refreshment. Later in the afternoon, you will visit Gorilla Guardians former Iby’iwacu Cultural Village. This cultural village displays the traditional lifestyle of a Rwandan including dress code, food growing, processing and preparation, traditional wedding ceremonies and interpersonal relationship within the community. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Overnight: Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel
Day meal plan: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Breakfast at 07:00 followed by a transfer to Nyungwe National Park. On your way you will visit the newly built King’s Palace at Nyanza, based in Nyanza District. Mutara III Rudahigwa’s palace offers a detailed look into the Rwanda monarchial system and its abolition in the early 1960s due to colonialism. The palace was restored to its 19th century state as a replica and was made entirely with traditional materials. Recently the long honored royal cows ‘Inyambo’ were introduced because cows form an integral part of the Rwanda culture and were initially the King’s symbol of prestige. After visiting the King’s Palace Museum at Nyanza, you will have lunch and proceed to Nyungwe National Park. Arrive at One & Only Nyungwe Housefor check in, dinner and overnight.

Overnight: One & Only Nyungwe House
Day meal plan: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

After a very early breakfast at 04:30, you will proceed to the park headquarters for a briefing at 05:00. Then head off on  a chimpanzee trek. During trekking you might spot primates like the colobus monkeys plus viewing other inhabitants of the forest like birds and butterflies. Later return to your lodge for lunch and refreshment.

Later in the afternoon, you will drive to Uwinka Visitor Center for a canopy tour. The two hour walk on top of the forest offers you impressive views of the Nyungwe forest and the wide variety of species that thrive there including primates and birds. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Overnight: One & Only Nyungwe House
Day meal plan: Breakfast, lunch & Dinner

Breakfast in the hotel at 06:30 before checking out to 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 attaining to the history and traditions of Rwanda. Enjoy lunch at one of the best restaurant in Butare. Later drive to Kigali International Airport for your departure flight.

Day meal plan: Breakfast & lunch

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