Rwanda Safaris

The Republic of Rwanda, also known as the “Land of a Thousand Hills”, is a landlocked country located in the Great Lakes region of Eastern-Central Africa, bordered by Uganda, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Tanzania. It is, geographically, a very small country comprising about 26,000 square kilometers in size. Yet, it is a richly endowed country with an amazing variety and diversity of natural beauty, wildlife species, and diverse topographic sceneries that are both panoramic and a beauty to the beholder.

Rwanda is a mountainous land in the heart of Africa, split by the Rift Valley, and dominated by a mountain range that traverses the country from north to south. Although close to the Equator, the country has a cool temperate climate due to its high elevation. The terrain consists mostly of grassy uplands and gently rolling hills. Abundant wildlife, including rare mountain gorillas, have resulted in tourism becoming one of the biggest sectors of the country’s economy.

Historically, it is not known when the territory of present day Rwanda was first inhabited, but it is thought that humans moved into the area following the last Ice Age either in the Neolithic period, around ten thousand years ago, or in the long humid period which followed, up to around 3000 BC. Nevertheless, modern day history can be traced back to the 1994 Genocide, which led to the mass killing of an estimated 800,000 people. The genocide has given Rwanda considerable international attention. Since then the country has made a recovery and is now considered as a model for developing countries.

The Land Of A Thousand Hills

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This 8 days safari brings you to the most interesting places of Rwanda. From the rocky highlands and the wet plains of Akagera National Park (home to the shy Oribi and the eusive topi with a breathtaking view across the undulating hills, rolling grasslands to the extensive series of lakes, linked by papyrus swamps), to the lush rain forest of Nyungwe with its unique primates. Enjoy the spectacular landscapes of Rwanda’s hills and the serenity of Lake Kivu’s shores. Visit Nyanza, the former Mwami’s palace and enjoy some of the old war dances performed by young Intore dances. Take a look at the National Museum and  track the mountain gorilla.

What is included in the cost;

Hotel accommodation on a per person sharing basis

All meals as specified in the itinerary

Entrance fees to all mentioned parks and scenic spots

Services of a professional English/French speaking driver guide

Airport transfers

What is excluded in the cost;

Travel insurance

Visa fees to Rwanda and any other thing not included on the above.

Tips and gratuities for hotel staff and drivers

International airfares and airport departure tax if any

Excess baggage charges

Expenses of a purely personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone calls, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the itinerary

DAY 1 – Kigali    

DAY 2 – Akagera National Park   

DAY 3 – Nyanza – Butare                  

Drive to Kigali and continue via Gitarama to . In the afternoon, drive to Butare, where you will have the chance to visit the national museum. This museum is mandatory for anybody who is interested in African history. You will also have the time to tour the remarkable arboretum. Dinner and Overnight at Hotel Ibis.

DAY 4 – Nyungwe Forest                 

This remarkable forest covers a land area of 970 square kilometers and provides a unique habitat for 13 species of primates including Chimpanzees, L’hoest’s and owl-faced monkeys. As you walk under the canopies of majestic trees, a large group of almost 400 semi-wild colobus monkeys can be seen feeding on wild figs and jumping from branch to branch. This high altitude jungle floor boasts for some of the most spectacular and exquisite orchids in the world. Overnight at Nyungwe Forest Lodge.

DAY 5 – Lake Kivu             

Your sumptuous breakfast will be served after which you will have a choice to visit a tea factory or have a second walk in the forest. En route to Kibuye, you will enjoy the fantastic views over Lake Kivu and its rugged shores. Experience the peaceful atmosphere of the calm and pristine waters of Africa’s highest lake from the terrace of your hotel. Overnight at Kibuye guest house.

DAY 6 – Lake Kivu and Volcanoes               

After an invigorating early morning swim and a hearty breakfast, we will be taking a leisurely drive to Gisenyi. There is plenty of opportunity for shopping in the local village market places. We will have a scrumptious lunch at a beach restaurant after which we will follow the road as it climbs to the base of majestic volcanoes, with spectacular views across the peak. Arrive in Kinigi. Overnight at the Kinigi guest house.

DAY 7 – Mountain Gorillas           

Today, we will embark on a very interesting activity, that is tracking gorillas through unique vegetation of the Volcanoes National Park. This amazing exercise can take several hours of challenging walking in the wet muddy conditions. The most rewarding part of this trek is the opportunity to see a gorilla. Overnight at the Kinigi guest house.

DAY 8 – Departure            

This day marks the end of your spectacular tour the land of a thousand hills. You will travel back to Kigali. En route, you will enjoy the excellent views of Burela and Ruhondo lakes. Up on arrival at Kigali you will have a short tour of the city, during which you will do your final shopping before being transferred to the airport to catch your international flight.

PLEASE NOTE:

Lindberg Holidays reserves the right to vary the accommodations mentioned to a similar facility in circumstances beyond our control.

Enquire now for the rates, we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.


Rwanda Gorilla Safari

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  • Rwanda Mountain Gorillas

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  • Nyanza king palace

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This seven days safari seeks to offer you an unparalleled way to discover this unique country whose history is marked with a series of events including the 1994 genocide which saw the death of 800,000 Rwandan citizens. This well organized tour will provide you with opportunity to see some of the celebrated landmarks in Kigali such as the Centenary house and Cogebanque, Kigali Independent University, the MTN in Nyarutarama, Camp Kigali, which represents another harsh reality of the Rwandan genocide. Other remarkable landmarks to be spotted include the Kimihurura (Rwanda Revenue authority Building), the Geological museum which is one stop centre to discover the Rwandan minerals at a glance, Gisozi (Kigali Memorial Centre) where you will have a chance to have a glimpse of horrifying images of Rwandan Genocide, and the Caplaki, the one-stop centre for Rwandan crafts.

What is included in the cost;

Hotel accommodation on a per person sharing basis

All meals as specified in the itinerary

Entrance fees to all mentioned parks and scenic spots

Services of a professional English/French speaking driver guide

Airport transfers

What is excluded in the cost;

Travel insurance

Visas fees to Rwanda and any other thing not included on the above.

Tips and gratuities for hotel staff and drivers

International airfares and airport departure tax if any

Excess baggage charges

Expenses of a purely personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone calls, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the itinerary

DAY 1 – Kigali     

 

DAY 2 – Nyungwe Forest National Park                                                               

DAY 3 – Nyungwe Forest trekking and Colobus tracking  

DAY 4 – Chimpanzee trail              

DAY 5 – Kibuye- Gisenyi                 

DAY 6 – Gisenyi                                                                   

DAY 7 – Kigali    

PLEASE NOTE:

Lindberg Holidays reserves the right to vary the accommodations mentioned to a similar facility in circumstances beyond our control.

Enquire now for the rates, we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.