12 days Discover Rwanda

Day 1: Arrival in Kigali Arrival in Kigali – welcome by your tour guide – check-in at hotel – Kigali city tour

Day 2: Ntarama Genocide Memorial and Akagera National Park Transfer to Ntarama – visit the genocide memorial – transfer to Akagera National Park

– boat ride on Lake Ihema – optional: Luxurious camping in the Park (or comfortable hotel)

Day 3: Akagera National Park Game drives. Overnight: - Akagera

Day 4: Butare and Nyanza Transfer to Butare – visit the Cathedral of Kabgayi and the Rwanda National museum – visit the ancient King's palace at Nyanza, Rwanda art and the women drumming group at the university. Overnight: - recommended hotel in Butare.

Day 5: Butare and Nyungwe National Park Visit the university, market and enjoy the dancers at the museum then transfer to Nyungwe National Park – visit a tea plantation – afternoon primate viewing in Nyungwe National Park. Overnight: - Recommended hotel in Nyungwe.

Day 6: Nyungwe National Park Trekking of Chimps in Nyungwe National Park Or (the beautiful Waterfall, source of the Nile, birding, nature walks). Overnight: - Nyungwe Day 7: Kibuye and Lake Kivu Transfer to Kibuye and visit Bisesero enroute to Kibuye church and Nyange genocide memorial – boat tour to Amahoro Island, the Island of Peace late afternoon. Overnight: - Kibuye.

Day 8: Gisenyi and Lake Kivu Boat transfer to Gisenyi – visit the fishing village, hot springs, brewery and communities around. Overnight: - Recommended hotel in Gisenyi.

Day 9: Hot springs and Kinigi Transfer to Kinigi – experience traditional dancers and learn about Rwandan drumming, singing and dancing – Extra:-learn about Rwandan cooking in a local family – optional overnight stay in a family home (or comfort-able recommended hotel)

Day 10: Twin Lakes & Buhanga Forest: Transfer to a fishing village at Lake Ruhondo – learn about local fishing methods and visit Street Children Project in Ruhengeri; learn about sorghum or banana beer production by a women cooperative, visit a woman cooperative producing handicrafts made of banana leaves. Overnight: - Recommended hotel in Ruhengeri.

Day 11: Gorilla trekking Gorilla trekking

Day 12: Kigali Transfer to Kigali – time to go to the crafts market at CAPLAK and buy some souvenirs – transfer to the air-port.