Day 1: ARRIVAL KIGALI
Arrive at Kigali International Airport, you will be met by our driver/guide and be transferred to your hotel in Kigali arriving for overnight.
Overnight: Discover Youth Hostel Rwanda
Day 2: AKAGERA GAME DRIVE
After an early breakfast drive to Akagera National Park. The 2 hours a road transfer offers scenic view of hilly rural Rwanda, on arrival enter the park for full day game drive. Drive to the northern part of the park to catch up with early risers before they go into hiding. You will have chance to see lions, antelopes, giraffes, bush bucks among others. Later in the evening drive back to Kigali for overnight.
Overnight: Discover Youth Hostel
Day 3: TRANSFER TO MUSANZE
After breakfast you will depart for Musanze , main base town for gorilla trekking, with its stunning backdrop of five volcanic mountains – The Virungas- Arriving at the Red rocks intercultural exchange center for a lunch .Afterwards drive to Lake Bulera & Ruhondo, these twin lakes are provide a spectacular backdrop of the Virunga volcanoes. They were formed due to the volcanic eruptions.
Overnight: Red Rocks
Day 4: GOLDEN MONKEY TREK
This day is set out for Golden Monkey tracking in the Volcanoes National Park. Entering dense stands of bamboo interspersed with open glades in search of the rare monkey only endemic on the Albertine rift. After the trek drive back to Red Rocks premises for lunch thereafter in the late afternoon join locals for a bee keeping tour. This is a fascinating field tour that will introduce you to herbs and plants that help cure different ailments. Learn about the history of people who used to live in the forest and used honey to cure most of the diseases.
Overnight: Red Rocks Camp
Spend the morning hours on a gentle river in the lush countryside, near the gorillas, canoeing amongst the hills of Rwanda. Discover a special way of travel; soak up impressive views, watch Abundant birdlife, float past rural communities and find excitement on the river. Return to Red Rocks for lunch, thereafter afternoon hours – be introduced to the traditional way of making the local banana beer.
Overnight: Red Rocks
Day 6: VILLAGE WALK
After breakfast and with your packed lunch we depart for a VILLAGE WALK-This is a walk through one of the villages in Musanze; this helps visitors gain a broad perspective of a Rwandan way of life. The walks go through the villages residing the volcanoes and you will have views of the volcanoes – enjoy the mountainous vegetation in its natural state. Return to Red Rocks for lunch, thereafter during afternoon hours join local women association for handicraft lessons. Learn how to make a decorative basket (AGASEKE), a precious feminine gift that has connotations of beauty and love.
Overnight: Red Rocks camp
Day 7: BIKING & HOMESTAY
Enjoy biking in the village seeing beautiful sceneries and talk to the villagers in their daily routines. You may decide to bike towards the main town where you can stop for any bargains before heading back to red rocks. In the evening home stay, this gives you an opportunity to stay overnight with friendly Rwandan families, eat local food (help to prepare it), see how the local live through every day and listen to the evening stories.
Overnight: Home stay
Day 8:TRANSFER TO RUBAVU
After breakfast walk back to Red Rocks grounds; your driver will be waiting to drive you to the resort border town of Rubavu. Undertake city tour of Rubavu , later relax by the shores of lake Kivu, or you may take a swim in one of the bilhazia free lake in Africa.
Overnight: Discover Rubavu hostel
Day 9: VISIT PFUNDA TEA FACTORY
Visit Pfunda Tea factory, be introduced on how tea is grown and processed. (From crop to cup process). Have lunch in the afternoon do kayaking at Lake Kivu, explore nearby Islands or you may also join fishermen in their fishing activities at the lake Kivu.
Overnight: Discover Rubavu Hostel
Day 10: TRANSFER TO KIGALI
After breakfast drive back to Kigali, if time permits undertake city tour of Kigali, including a visit to the Kigali memorial site, thereafter transfer to the airport to catch your outbound flight back home.