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Rwanda Tour With A Coffee Experience Leg In Between

This big memorable tour comprises major destinations such as the volcano parks, the Akagera National park and the Kibuye region on the shores of Lake Kivu. This tour is a special one in that it combines cultural tourism when you visit the royal Palace Museum in Nyanza, community tourism and agro-tourism. The latter comes in picture when guests are introduced to different stages and processes involved in producing and refining coffee that we all drink on daily basis. The tour would not be complete without a visit to the legendary silverback gorillas up the Volcanoes Park and finally a much waited ramble across the city of Kigali for shoppings and souvenirs.

Itinerary And Activities Of This Tour

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On arrival at the Kigali Airport

On arrival at the Kigali Airport, you will be met by your driver/guide who will take you to your hotel for freshening up at the Radius Guest Flats in Kigali

Nyanza Royal palace Museum and trip to Kibuye
Nyanza Royal palace Museum and trip to Kibuye

On this 2 hours long trip to Nyanza, you will have the opportunity to see several scattered villages and the locals walking to their various daily activities. In Nyanza, besides seeing the Rwandan Traditional Royal home and the Inyambo (the royal traditional long-horned cows) you will also visit the residence of King Mutara III Rudahigwa built in 1932. Later in the afternoon you will drive to Kibuye. Overnight at the Golf Eden Rock Hotel.

3 Kayaking and ramble to the bats island
Kayaking and ramble to the bats island

In the morning, you will have a kayaking opportunity and a tour to various islands on the lake Kivu. There will be lunch packed for you since you will have a long day out in the lake . The Napoleon Island is shaped like the Napoleon hat and it offers climbing and hiking opportunities. Millions of bats are sheltered on the island spectacularly darkening the sky when people get nearby. This island is surrounded by several other beautiful islands such as the turtle-shaped Rutembagara island.

Kinunu Coffee washing station
Boat ride from Napoleon Island to Kinunu Coffee washing station

After breakfast, you will have a boat ride from the Napoleon island to Kinunu coffee washing station where you will experience firsthand all the steps undertaken in the processing of coffee from cherries to cupping. Later after a well deserved lunch, you will visit the Ubumwe Community centre for people with disability. In the evening, you will drive to Musanze. Overnight at Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge.

Gorilla trek
Gorilla trek

After an early breakfast, you will be driven to the park HQs to be briefed on how to behave once you approach the gorillas. You will be allowed to stay with the gorillas for a full hour upon which you will return to your hotel and have your lunch. Afternoon drive south-east to Kigali and overnight at the Radius Guest Flats.

Akagera National Park
Trip to the Akagera National Park

Early morning, you meet your driver/guide at the hotel parking for yet another adventure à la Rwandaise. Your lunch will be packed. This 2-3 hours drive journey will be take you to the Akagera National Park for a full game drive where animals like the African Elephants, Masai giraffes, Antelopes, Zebras, Buffaloes, gazelles, Impala, Baboons, Oribi, Burchell’s zebra, Topi, Bush baby, and many more are frequently seen. If luck is on your side, you may also have an opportunity to see over 12 species of antelopes, some of the 525 species of birds including the rare one called the shoe bill stock, and the papyrus gonolek. Overnight in Kigali at Radius Guest Flats.

City tour and farewell
City tour and farewell

In the morning, you will taken for a city tour which will take you to the genocide Memorial sites, craft shops and so many other places. After lunch transfer to the airport for your outbound flight.