Rwanda Gorillas and Culture





5 days

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5 Days 4 Nights

This 5 day Rwanda Gorillas and Culture tour is meant to provide our clients with a cultural and gorilla experience in Rwanda as a tourism destination. You will spend some time in the northern part of Rwanda for gorilla trekking and scenic viewing in the Virunga ranges and then return to Kigali for a city tour before visiting the King’s Palace and the National Museum to learn more about the Rwandan culture.


Itinerary Summary

Day 01: Arrival and transfer to Volcanoes National Park

Day 02: Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park

Day 03: Back to Kigali City

Day 04: Visit to Kings Palace and Butale National Musuem

Day 05: Departure


Tour Plan

You will be met by the Encounter Africa Safari’s representative on arrival who will then drive you to Volcanoes National Park located in the northern part of Rwanda. This journey takes you through the beautiful country side of terraced hills and meandering roads arriving at your lodge in time for dinner and overnight.

Lodge: Lebambou Gorilla Lodge

Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner

Drive time: 2 hours

Have an early morning tasty breakfast at the lodge, you will start your exciting morning drive to the Volcanoes National Park Headquarters to begin your trek into the indigenous forest in search for the Gorillas. This trek gives you the opportunity to immerse yourself into the strange but intimate part of the rain-forest where you will hear live calls of colorful birds, chattering of the rare golden monkey, as well as the forest filled with fresh spoor of the mountain elusive populations of buffalo and elephant. Have lunch at the lodge and later relax at the lodge to chill from the tiresome and exciting activity of the day.

Lodge: Lebambou Gorilla Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

With your previous gorilla trekking memories still fresh, you will then drive to Kigali for a city tour that may involve visits to markets, driving around town and a visit to Kigali Memorial genocide center to learn more about the history of the genocides in Rwanda and the entire world.

Hotel: Mille Colines

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Drive time: 2 hours

After an early morning breakfast, you will drive to Butale region of Rwanda for a visit to the Kings’ Palace. You will be taken through the rich culture of Rwanda, the history of kingship from the first king to the last one and after that you will visit the National Museum before returning back to Kigali for overnight.

Hotel: Mille Colines

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Drive time: 3 hours

Depending on your departure schedule, you will be transferred to Kigali Airport for your international flight out or to proceed to one of the East Africa country for your next adventures as per the itinerary.



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