Start and end in Kigali! With the Safari tour 7 Days Big 5 & Big Cats in Rwanda Wilderness, you have a 7 days tour package taking you through Kigali, Rwanda and 2 other destinations in Rwanda. 7 Days Big 5 & Big Cats in Rwanda Wilderness includes accommodation, an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Day 1: Transfer from Kigali International Airport to your Hotel
During this week tour in the country of thousand hills, you will be experiencing the wildlife, the history, the culture, and the tradition. Canoeing and the village walk are on the menu when we go to Lake Kivu.
- Spot the Big 5 & Big cats in Akagera National Park
- Unlimited game drives in Akagera NP
- Boat trip on Lake Ihema in Akagera NP
- Canoe on Lake Kivu
- Kigali genocide memorial visit
- Relax on Lake Kivu
- Learn about traditional Techniques of trapping fishes on Lake Kivu
Day 2: Kigali City Tour
At the Kigali genocide memorial and the campaign against genocide you will get to know all about the country background and knowing the truth cause of the recent bloodiest genocide through the tangible testimonies and images.
Later you will visit the Community where e you will get to know all about Rwanda cultural uniqueness through some handmade products and their impact on reconciliation.
Lunch at pension plaza in down town
A round in the city center and free zone area will explain you why Rwanda is today fastest growing economy in the world and the cleanest country in Africa. Dinner at your Hotel.
- Day 3: Transfer to Akagera national park from Kigali
After a relaxed breakfast from your hotel in Kigali, you head to Akagera National Park.
Akagera National Park covers 2500 km² of savannah west of the Kagera River, in the north-east of Rwanda. The park has a variety of wildlife and is a habitat for over 500 different species of birds. Herds of elephant and buffalo emerge from the woodland to drink at the lakes, while you might stumble across a leopard, a spotted hyena or even a lion. Giraffe and zebra haunt the savannah, and more than a dozen types of antelope inhabit the park.
You will have lunch and in the afternoon you will go for a long game drive in the national park.
You will stay at your booked lodge where you will have a nice hot meal in the evening.
Lodge: Akagera Game Lodge
Day 4: Game drive and Boat ride on Akagera
In the morning after breakfast, you will go for a game drive in the park in search for wildlife. During the game drive through the Savannah grassland of Akagera national park, you should watch out for animals like the Lions, Leopards, elephants, antelopes and many more. After the game drive, you will have lunch and guided by your guide and then later n the afternoon you will go for a boat ride on Akagera River in search for water loving animals like the hippos, and crocodiles. Return to your lodge for dinner.
Day 5: Akagera National Park – Lake kivu
After breakfast we will drive to lake kivu belt road for lunch, rest and entertainment. Here the canoeing, boat riding is an incredible experience. Lake Kivu is the most beautiful lake in Africa and has a splendid view colored by its thousand green islands. You can even sit in the pyrogue or in the boat as a passenger and be able to touch the water and ride to Island after island for various views. Over evening, you will be hosted there.
Day 6: Local Fishing activities in Lake Kivu
Early morning, we will sit in an boat and follow lake Kivu local fish-men who will show us how they use traditional Techniques of trapping fishes. The small fishes called Sambaza make a daily sauce for Karongi citizens. Very testy and healthy. We should try them.
After lunch, we will drive through the Congo Nile crest and borrow the road to Musanze and stay at Red rocks Rwanda, an Rwandan indigenous village in the countryside.
Day 7: Cultural Village and drive back to Kigali
In the morning after breakfast, we will get our breakfast with the local community in the Rocks cultural village where you should experiment the Rwandan Cultural through local factories, cuisine, dancing and weaving.
This the time you will again be traditionally entertained by rwanda villagers. The “Intore” were known for their remarkable technique allowing them to jump over 2m40. The warriors dance is a jewel of the choreographic heritage of Rwanda. Dressed with a man made of sisal fibre, Tied up on ankles, little bells jingle on each step, giving the warriors dance a thrilling rhythm. Through the Intore ballet, physical confrontation turns into artistic rivalry and then at “the end” comes out into vigorous hug of the warriors. This is the most artistic gesture of friendship mutual aid and protection.
Again, through this cultural experience, you will be taken through the traditional and authentic wedding and practices and catch the long time lifestyle of the Rwandan people.
Today you can have an optional gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park at an extra cost US$1,500.00 per person (not included in the tour price) .
Note: Gorilla trekking is for 15 yrs and above.