3 Days Gorillas And Kigali City Tour Overview
Spend 3 days and 2 nights in Rwanda on this Rwanda Gorillas and Kigali City Tour to where you can for gorilla trekking in the Volcanoes National Park, visit the Rwanda cultural communities in the Iby’iwacu cultural village as well as a comprehensive tour of the Kigali city. This tour will begin and end in Kigali which is Rwanda’s capital.
ARRIVE IN KIGALI, RWANDA TRANSFER TO VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK 3 Days Gorillas And Kigali City Tour)
Upon arrival at Kigali international airport, you will meet with our representative outside the customs and immigration hall to welcome you to the Land of Thousand Hills. He will then introduce you to your driver guide who will transfer you to Musanze. On arrival at the lodge, you will check in followed by lunch and afternoon at leisure.
Accommodation Plan: Virunga Lodge (Luxury) MGVL (Midrange) Gorillas Hotel Musanze(Budget)
GORILLA TREKKING/ TRANSFER BACK TO KIGALI 3 Days Gorillas And Kigali City Tour)
Today your second day of the Rwanda gorillas and Kigali City tour begins with an early – 06:00 am – drive to the Volcanoes National Park offices for Gorilla Trekking briefing that takes place at 7:00 am. You will then start your walk at 8:00 am.
Volcanoes National Park protects the steep slopes of this magnificent mountain range and is the home of the rare mountain gorilla and the rich mosaic of montane ecosystems, which embrace evergreen and bamboo forest, open grassland, swamp, and heath, but the high point will be spending an hour with the remarkably peaceful gorillas despite their size and appearance as they go about their daily life, feeding, playing, resting and raising their young. After your trek, you will drive to the lodge; freshen up before your lunch. This afternoon you will transfer back to Kigali.
Accommodation Plan: Kigali Serena Hotel (Luxury) Ubumwe Grande Hotel (Midrange) 5 Swiss Hotel (Budget)
FULL DAY KIGALI CITY TOUR/ DEPARTURE (3 Days Gorillas And Kigali City Tour)
Peacefully nestled along picturesque hilltops, Kigali is a thriving African city immediately notable for its cleanliness, orderliness, and hospitality. Kigali is a great place to begin or end any Rwanda journey as it’s conveniently located in the geographic center of the country. The city is clean and safe, with extremely welcoming people. Travelers will enjoy exploring the great cultural activities – including several award-winning museums, burgeoning music scene, and some of East Africa’s most memorable dining experiences. This tour will take you to the following sites.
KIGALI GENOCIDE MEMORIAL CENTRE:
The Kigali Memorial exists as a permanent memorial to those who became victim to the genocide in 1994. It deals with a topic of international importance, with far-reaching significance, and is designed to engage and challenge an international visitor base. Here you will be able to visit the three permanent exhibitions, the largest of which documents the genocide in 1994 and pay tribute to the victims of the genocide.
You will break off for lunch at hotel des Mille Collines
Kimironko market is one of the largest local markets in Kigali, where you will meet our local vegetable vendors and behold the succulent fruit and vegetables and try out your bargaining power at food shopping in Kigali. Here you will get the opportunity to get a feeling of how an African market operates.
INEMA ARTS CENTER:
For the Art and Culture lovers, Charleston Travel Rwanda has collaborated with highly esteemed Arts Centre in Kigali/ Rwanda to present an entertainment filled visit to the art shops complete with inspiring works that consist of traditional Rwandese culture , craft and jewelry .You will shop souvenirs to take home for your loved ones. Founded in 2012 by brothers and self-taught painters Emmanuel Nkuranga and Innocent Nkurunziza, Inema Arts Center spurs creativity for personal, social, and economic growth. Nkurunziza and Nkuranga started Inema to tap the untapped potential of art in Rwanda. Use creative expression and bring the community and country alive. To provide exposure to creative people and create opportunities for Rwanda’s most underserved to use creativity for a productive livelihood. Today, Inema Arts Center has become a beacon in Rwanda for cultivating creative expression.
Located in Kigali about 2 km from Kigali International Airport, the Palace served as home to Juvenal Habyarimana and Pasteur Bizimungu during the 1970s up to the late 1990s. The Presidential Palace Museum is one of the new museums in Kigali. It gives visitors a chance to visit the former state house as well as gain an overview of Rwanda’s history; one can also visit some of the flight debris of the FALCON 50 presidential plane that went down on 6th April 1994.
CAMPAIGN AGAINST GENOCIDE MUSEUM (CAG):
Campaign Against Genocide Museum is a museum located in the Parliamentary building, in Kigali just 800 meters behind conventional center road point, and just 4.9km, 9 minutes’ drive from Kanombe Airport. H.E Paul Kagame opened this campaign against Genocide Museum officially on 13th December 2017.
CAG Museum is built in the Parliamentary building which was once known as Conseil National de Development because this building hosted the Rwandan Patriotic Front politicians and the 600 man protection force (3BN) from 28th December 1993 as they were in the preparations for the installation of Broad-Based Transitional Government and the National Transitional Assembly and these 600 man protection force the (3BN) were the ones given the order first on 07/04/1994 by the RPA Chairman of High Command Major General Paul Kagame to break out from their initial positions defend themselves and rescue victims of Genocide in their vicinity when campaign against Genocide began
CAG Museum depicts in details how the Campaign Against Genocide Plan was executed by RPF/A following the withdrawal of UN troops leaving the targeted Tutsi under the mercy of the Genocidaires and how only the RPF/A forces who were in the war of liberation took the unilateral decision to stop Genocide, Rescue victims of Genocide and defeat the Genocidal forces. This CAG Museum also has its outer part comprised of monuments including that of the 12.7mm Machine Gun that helped in containing the advancing genocidal forces. Depending on your flight time you be transferred to the airport for your departure flight out of Kigali.
- Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Permit – $1,500
- Park Entrance Fees
- Accommodation and Meals as per Itinerary
- 4×4 Safari Transportation to/from airport
- English Speaking Tour Guide/Driver
- Kigali City Tour
- Tourist Entry Visa
- International Flight Tickets
- Travel Insurance
- Items of Personal Nature
- Tips and Gratuities
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Day 1: Arrive in Kigali
Day 2: Gorilla Trekking / Transfer to Kigali
Day 3: Kigali City Tour, Departure
Destination: Volcanoes National Park, Kigali City, Genocide Memorial Centers
- Gorilla Trekking Adventure
- Kigali City Tours
- Historical Background at the Genocide Memorial Centres
Best Time to Visit Rwanda
The best time for Rwanda gorilla trekking and other wildlife viewing tours is during the Dry seasons from June to August and December to February. Primate walks in the forest are a big part of any safari in Rwanda. The habitat of rainforests is, by default, very wet, and one can’t avoid rain completely.
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