Day 1: Arrive at Bujumbura airport where you will be welcomed by our driver and local guide- transfer at the hotel- briefing dinner and overnight at Novotel
Day 2: Discovering Bujumbura and the Surrounding Area.
After breakfast we visit the mausoleum of Prince Louis Rwagasore, a hero of the independence of Burundi. We then climb to the "Belvedere" on the top of the hill, a dominating point of Bujumbura, offering a unique view over Lake Tanganyika. After lunch, we drive ten kilometres south to visit "La Pierre de Stanley et Livingstone" the commemorating stone of the place where the famous explorer Stanley uttered the infamous "Dr Livingstone, I presume" on meeting the legendary Scotsman- Night at Novotel.
Day 3: Waterfall Visit and Burundi National Museum.
After an early breakfast we drive toward the south to visit "Chutes de la Kagera" or the spectacular "Kagera Falls". In the afternoon we travel to Gitega to visit the Burundi National Museum before returning to your hotel for dinner.
Day 4: Kibira Forest National Park.
After breakfast we drive to Kibira Forest National Park for a walk in the forest. In the afternoon we travel to Bujumbura and transfer to Lake Tanganyika and relax at Saga Beach with entertainment by Burundi Drummers while enjoying a cold drink. Here, a boat tour on the Lake Tanganyika can be arranged, and for swimmers this may be an opportunity to swim in the lake- Night at Novotel
Day 5: Rusizi National Park- Transfer to Nyungwe NP in Rwanda.
We take a short morning drive to Rusizi National Park. Here you will view hippos, sitatungas (antelope) and a wide variety of birds attracted to the wetland environment- We enjoy a relaxing breakfast before we proceed to Nyungwe Forest, home to 13 primate species including chimpanzee, blue colobus, and golden monkeys- Night at Gisakura Lodge.
Day 6 and 7: Primate Trekking in Nyungwe Forest National Park.
After a very early breakfast we head off to begin the forest trek searching for chimpanzees, blue monkeys, and golden monkeys among others. After your time in forest we travel on to Butare or Uwinka for dinner and an overnight stay.- The second day in Nyungwe will be dedicated for Colobus monkeys and other small primate tracking. We will have also the opportunity to visit the tea plantation in Gisakura.
Day 8: Butare the National Museum of Rwanda.
After breakfast we will leave Nyungwe for Kigali with a stop over in Butare for visiting the National Museum and here you will be entertained by a traditional Rwandan dancers group called ‘’Intore’’ After we transfer to Kigali- Night at Gorillas Hotel.
Day 9: Kigali.
After Breakfast- short city tour of Kigali- visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial Museum in Gisozi. Here you will learn what happened in Rwanda during 1994. The Museum pays not only particular attention to the Rwandan Genocide, but to the other genocides that have been inflicted on a number of populations around the world. After a relaxing lunch in Kigali we proceed to Ruhengeri the home of mountain gorillas- Night at Muhabura or Kinigi Lodge.
Day 10: Gorilla Trekking.
Trekking in the forest on the edge of the Virunga mountain chain to find one of the last mountain gorilla families in the world. After spending a magical hour with one of the most amazing species found anywhere in the world we visit the Diana Fossey burial site before we have dinner at your hotel.
Day 11: Golden Monkeys Tracking- Lake Kivu.
After Breakfast will have another forest trekking to fund the Golden monkeys, after the trekking we will visit a pygmy’s village and then transfer to Gisenyi to Relax at the shore of Lake Kivu. Night at Paradise Malahide lodge.
Day 12: After Breakfast we will have short Boat ride on The lake kivu- If possible we will also Visit the town Of in the Congo DRC- Back to Gisenyi and Transfer at Paradise Lodge for Overnight.
Day 13: After Breakfast- Transfer to Kigali.
After lunch in Kigalie- we offer optional excursions around Kigali including a final shopping trip to purchase hand-made Rwandan crafts, or a trip to the Kigali suburb markets. You are free to spend your last day in Kigali exploring the many sights- Overnight at Gorillas or Okapi Hotel.
Day 14: Personal Good bye – and Transfer at the airport for departure flight.
Our cost includes:
Airport transfer, full board accommodation, museum entry fees, ground transportation (4x4 Land Cruiser or minibus), English speaking driver/guide and all meals.
Our cost excludes:
International flights, visas, travel insurance, tips and extra drinks. Our cost will vary depending on the quality of the hotel you choose, and we offer discounts to those who are in a group.