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- Admire the world famous Mountain Gorillas
- Travel in a private 4WD Vehicle
- Enjoy the beautiful hilly Rwanda countryside and the magnificent view of the chain of volcanoes.
- Golden Monkey encounter
- Excellent value
- Genocide memorial visit
- Lake Kivu
- Locals interactions
- Day 1: Arrive Kigali, transfer to your hotel
- Day 2: Visit Nyamata/Ntarama genocide memorial sites and art gallery
- Day 4: Road transfer to Musanze, afternoon community activities
- Day 5: Gorilla trekking plus Kagano community visit
- Day 6: Drive to Gisenyi, visit to local school
- Day 7: Day at leisure, road transfer to Kigali
- Day 8: Transfer to the airport
Day 1: Arrive Kigali International Airport
On arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will be met by Amahoro driver/guide and be transferred to your hotel in Kigali arriving for overnight on bed and breakfast.
Day 2: Visit Ntarama & Nyamata Memorial Visit + Inema art Studio
After breakfast depart for a visit to the Ntarama church where mass killings occurred during the 1994 genocide; more than 5000people were killed in the church. The Ntarama Genocide Memorial is located about 30 kilometers south of the capital city of Kigali.Learn more about the unity and reconciliation commission. Continue to Nyamata a church where around 2,500 people were killed and it has become emblematic of the barbaric treatment of women during the genocide. Return to the city for lunch then visit the Inema art studio.
Day 3: Depart For Ruhengeri + Intercutural Exchange
After breakfast you will depart for a 2 hours‟ drive to Ruhengeri area the second largest town in Rwanda, with its stunning backdrop of five volcanic mountains – The virungas- Arriving at the Red rocks intercultural exchange center for a lunch that you will help prepare. Enjoy the meal outside in the sun or at the dining area as you chat with the locals and you will be introduced to the Rwandese way of telling evening stories of our past and present. This kind of tour will give you an inside way of the Rwandan culture and way of life that leaves you with a picture of our history.Later in the afternoon indulge in banana beer production to understand the chemistry about the process of brewing a local beer from bananas fruits.“Red rocks” is a cultural exchange project, which is willing to spread all aspects of Rwandese Culture, life style, traditions & history.
Day 4: Golden Monkey Tracking + Twin Lakes Visit
This day is set out for Golden Monkey tracking in the Volcanoes National Park. Entering dense stands of bamboo interspersed with open glades; you will make your way deep into golden monkey territory. Though viewing is kept to a maximum of one hour, travelers can get an up-close look at the golden monkey in its natural habitat. Return to your hotel to freshen up and have lunch then depart for the twin lakes of Bulera & Ruhondo. Their deep blue waters ringed by steep hills and tall waterfalls with the outlines of the nearby Virunga Volcanoes provide a spectacular backdrop. Later drive back to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Gorilla Tracking + Kagano Community Visit
After an early breakfast, you will proceed to the National Park headquarters – Kinigi to meet your guides for the day. After completing our park formalities, we are embarking on a once in a life time experience of tracking mountain gorillas. Once you spot them you are allowed to spend an hour watching your closest long lost cousin. You will spend one hour with the gorillas, but it is an hour you will never forget. Evening visit to the Kagano community village as you get to know why the community left the park and when was that. Return to your hotel for lunch and later dinner and overnight.
Day 6: Local School Visit + Depart For Gisenyi
After breakfast; Look into the Rwanda‟s education by visiting local schools and participate in either teaching or play games with the children. Later depart for Gisenyi with a stop at the Imbabazi Orphanage- Rosamond Halsey Carr (1912-2006) founded the Imbabazi Orphanage in 1994. Take a walk around the homestead and also get see lots of flowers that were planted by her as she really loved flowers. Continue to Gisenyi arriving for lunch and check in at your hotel. If time permits take afternoon swim at Lake Kivu one of the African Great Lakes.t
Day 7: Depart For Kigali
After breakfast the early part of the day is spent in Gisenyi the largest port on the Rwandan shore of Lake Kivu . Enjoy a boat ride to one of the islands in Lake Kivu. Simply explore the town, enjoying the hustle and bustle of the local market or wander through the leafy streets admiring the old colonial buildings. Have lunch then later in the afternoon be transferred for a 3hrs drive back to Kigali arriving for overnight at your hotel.
Day 8: Depart
After breakfast you will bid your host good bye and be transferred to the Kigali International airport for your flight back home.
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