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Wildlife Safari-Rwanda-DR Congo-Burundi

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices: $3783 - $3783
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 12 days
Best months: All year
Countries visited: Democratic Republic of Congo DR Congo , Rwanda Rwanda
Parks visited: Akagera, Nyungwe Forest
Activity level: Very Active - Trekking, mountain biking, kayaking
Safari type:
  • Cultural
The classic savanna wildlife game drives / game viewing, and the productive birding, in the Akagera national park, • Kahuzi-Biega National Park ,Gorillas Tracking • The Lake Kivu,Cyangugu ,Butare and its holiday resorts towns of Gisenyi • The Chimpanzee trekking, • The Bujumbura city tour, Rusizi national park, and the ” Source of the River Nile ” ,Karera waterfalls, • A visit to the Gitega town, formerly the colonial , and royal capital of Burundi, and the Gishora Drums sanctuary, • Rest, and relax on the clean, extensive beaches of Lake Tanganyika at the modern, newly constructed Resorts, on the shores of Lake Tanganyika
Arrival Kigali Airport. Overnight stay at Hotel Chez Lando Kigali city tour, Visit of Gisozi Genocide memorial overnight at your hotel
Day 02
: After an early breakfast, transfer to Akagera national park,the savanna wildlife game viewing / game drives, and the birding, in Akagera national park. Overnight at Akagera Game Lodge or similar
Day 03
After breakfast, transfer to Ruhengeri,Check in at Muhabura Hotel.Ruhengeri city Tour ,and overnight at your Hotel.
Day 04
Golden Monkeys tracking,afternoon ,visit Burera Lakes,Overnight at Muhabura Hotel.
Day 05
Dian Fossey Grave,transfer to Gisenyi ,Rwanda/Congo border,visit the islands in Lake Kivu drive ,drive back to Ruhengeri for overnight at Muhabura Hotel.
Day 06
Drive to Nyungwe Forest, along the way, visit Nyanza Royal Palace and Butare National Museum. Overnight at Gisakura Guest House.
Day 07
Leaving Rwanda -Entering CONGO After breakfast, report at the Nyungwe Forest National Park registration,tracking of the Chimpanzees trekking, the Colobus Monkeys Nature Walks,visit the canopy, waterfalls and birding. Clients will have to choose one of the activities. In the afternoon drive to Cyangugu town for sightseeing,then drive to Bukavu for overnight at Horizon Hotel or similar.
Day 08
Gorillas trekking in Congo-Leaving Congo for Burundi. After breakfast,drive from your hotel to Kahuzi-Biega National Park station where visitors assemble at 7am to be allocated a gorilla group, meet their guide and for a briefing on how to”behave” whilst in the company of a gorilla group. After the briefing, you will proceed to the appropriate starting point for the trek to see the gorilla group you have been allocated. The length of the trek varies depending on where the gorillas are as well as weather conditions. Meeting these gentle giants in their natural habitat is a unique and wonderful experience but to get the most from it, it is necessary to be properly prepared. It is important to bring good hiking boots, long trousers, gloves for protection against stinging nettles, some snacks & sweets (for you, not the gorillas) as well as sufficient water as the rain forest gets hot and humid during the day. You will spend one hour with the gorillas, but it is an hour you will never forget. After trekking back to your hotel for lunch and then drive to Bujumbura.Overnight at Nonara Beach Resort or similar.
Day 09
Visit of Rusizi national park where you can see the giants hippos and numerous birds after drive to Rumonge, visit Rumonge fishing village,relax at Blue Bay Beach at Tanganyika Lake and evening drive back to Bujumbura for overnight at Nonara Beach Resort.
Day 10
After breakfast, we take the direction to the Source of Nile, and then Karera waterfalls .On our route, magnificent tea plantations and landscapes will make you carry your camera ready for pictures. After karera waterfalls, drive to Gitega, the second town and colonial capital of Burundi. Visit of Gitega National Museum with its collection of artefacts, Gitega city administrative offices,Catholic location of Mushasha and its different schools, Overnight at Tropitel Hotel.
Day 11
Gitega – Gishora:Historical tour :After breakfast visit of the drum sanctuary of Gishora. Gishora is one of the famous drum sites of Burundi. Gishora is perched on the top of a hill at 7km from the urban centre of Gitega The site of Gishora also houses two ritual drums that were never beaten : Ruciteme (the one for whom we clear the forest) and Murimirwa (the one for whom we cultivate). The two names are intimately linked to the farming vocation and refer clearly to the fertility, characteristic of the king. We have also ordinary drums which the Batimbo could beat on special occasions of the country. Visit the drum sanctuary of Gishora to relive the cultural tradition of Burundi which is becoming scarcer. The site recreates an architectural complex of Royal palace, rarely found elsewhere in the country. Get there a lot of information will be provided by Mr Antime who has travelled a lot of countries across the world exhibiting the image of Burundi with his drum. Here drummers’ performance can be watched. Lunch at Gitega city. After drive towards Kiganda where a treaty was signed between Mwezi Gisabo King of Burundi and the Germans, start of colonization. Visit the inauguration trees of Burundi kings. In the afternoon, drive to Bujumbura for overnight at Nonara Beach Resort.
Day 12
Transfer to Bujumbura airport for home-bound Flight.

Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • Akagera Game Lodge
  • Muhabura Hotel
  • Gisakura Guest House
  • Horizon Hotel

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