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The Hidden Treasures of Nyungwe - 06 Days

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Nyungwe GorillasDay 01 : Arrival in Kigali-Rwanda

Arrive at Kigali International Airport where you will be received by our professional and local guides who will transfer you to the hotel for check in.

After a quick rest in your hotel room, you will be given a briefing about your safari. Overnight at Serena Hotel Kigali - L,D

Day 02 : Transfer to Nyungwe

Nyungwe Blue MonkeyTransfer to Nyungwe. En-route you will stop at the famous King’s palace in Nyanza which offers a rich insight into Rwandan pre-colonial history. You will visit the art museum at Rwesero Nyanza.

Your final stop will be at the town of Butare to visit the National Museum which provides insight into Rwandan history and culture.

Along the way from Kigali to Nyungwe, you will pass through magnificent hills and cultivated country side.

Overnight at Gisakura Guest House Nyungwe - B, L, D

Day 03 : Trek chimpanzee or colobus monkeys

Male Chimp on a Tree in Nyungwe National ParkNyungwe National Park is the only destination in the world where you can see more than five primate species in a single location including rare species such as chimpanzee, mountain monkeys and the angolan black and while colobus monkeys.

Nyungwe presents a unique phenomenon in primate tourism due to its huge concentrations of habituated primates whose troops can include 400 to 500 individuals. As an avian hub for birders, Nyungwe is the best place to partake in bird watching.

Overnight at Gisakura Guest House Nyungwe - B, L, D

Day 04 : Optional choice

Nature walks - colobus visits - bird safaris

Go chimp or colobus monkey tracking again, or go on a nature walk in the forest to see a variety of primates and 275 bird species found here, including some endemic species. Walk on various nature trails in Nyungwe and connect with nature while exploring Nyungwe unique features including waterfalls and orchids in the high altitude swamps.

In the afternoon (depending on trekking time), we offer you a choice value added package from the following:
  • Participate in tea harvesting in the neighboring local communities.
  • Visit the tea factory and learn about the production processes of one the highest quality tea produced in East Africa.
  • Visit local artisan groups to learn and participate in this and other local community income generating projects. This is also an opportunity to buy local crafts products.
  • Listen to a presentation on the ecology of Nyungwe National Park and the ongoing conservation efforts, including the dynamics of coexistence of park/wildlife and local people.
  • Watch cultural dance performed by one of the local community dance groups.
Overnight Gisakura Guest House Nyungwe - B, L, D

Day 05 : Transfer to Kigali

Passing via Kibuye and along the shores of Lake Kivu

Lake Kivu

Kivu is one of the great lakes in Africa and the largest of the fresh water lakes that gleam in the Albertine (Western) rift of the Great Rift Valley. Lake Kivu stands 1461m (4,790ft) above sea level and is Africa’s highest lake. The northern shore is subject to eruptions from nearby Mt Nyiragongo.


Offers excellent view of the lake and the Virunga volcanoes massif. With its waterfront and sandy beaches, Gisenyi is a wonderful place to relax with the feel of tropical beach resort with captivating air.


Is the most attractive of the lake ports, with a series of interwoven and undulating hills. It’s among Rwanda’s hidden treasures, with lush green hills and a peaceful breeze.

During this journey, you will see interlocking landscapes and varying land use practices. You will see the natural beauty of Lake Kivu with its islands, oddly shaped peninsulas and the huge Ijwi Island that is rich in the cultural history of the Rwandan people.

Overnight at Serena Hotel Kigali - B, L, D

Day 06 : Kigali City Tour and departure

Kigali City tour: Kigali named by Dr. Richard Kandt, the first colonial resident governor of Rwanda in 1907, is Rwanda’s capital. Kigali is the main administrative and economic centre of Rwanda. With an ever green feel of fresh air, it is the cleanest and safest city in the region.

Kigali’s face is her fortune; it is this dramatic beauty from which its name is derived. There are, however, other factors; Kigali is a city that delights the mind as well as the eye of any visitor. It is the city where the past lives comfortably with the present.

You will have the opportunity to see the following:
  • Visit an artisan shopping centre for local arts and crafts shopping.
  • Visit the Kigali Museum and learn the history of Kigali’s and Rwanda’s pre-colonial and colonial period as well as the colonial masters in Rwanda.
  • Visit the city and see first hand the post genocide development and expansion of Kigali.
  • Visit the 1994 Kigali Genocide Memorial site.
The Hidden Treasures of Nyungwe - 06 Days

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Sanchez Sorretino

Our party of 6 (2 from USA & 4 from Lithuania) returned from a week's safari on Saturday August 11, 2007 - our first time in Africa and first safari. Our first exposure was the game drive after our guide Robert Kutu and Jack Wanjala picked us up at the Amboseli airstrip. We were astounded at the numbers of animals and birds that we saw that first day. This was followed by a night drive that evening. The following day was a 2-hour walk with Mike, followed by an afternoon visit to the Maasai village, sundowner and another night drive. Our entire experience, including the accommodations at the camp, was truly memorable, including the campfire and beautiful starry sky (and the early morning drive to the airstrip wrapped in ponchos against the morn...

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