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NYUNGWE NATIONAL PARK & LAKE KIVU

From $1,199/pp

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From $1,199/pp

Rwanda

Trip Length

4 days

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All year round
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NYUNGWE NATIONAL PARK & LAKE KIVU

This trip is filled with adventure, from boat trips to Chimpanzee trekking - you will not be disappointed! Explore the rich cultural and historical background of Rwanda before experiencing the ultimate humbling encounters during your Chimpanzee Trekking. Gaze from the tree tops during your Canopy walk, viewing the forests and surrounding areas from 70 metres high! Finish off your trip with a day on the lake, from water sports to boat trips and learning from the local fishermen - you'll fall in love with Lake Kivu and its bustling atmosphere!

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This trip is filled with adventure, from boat trips to Chimpanzee trekking - you will not be disappointed! Explore the rich cultural and historical background of Rwanda before experiencing the ultimate humbling encounters during your Chimpanzee Trekking. Gaze from the tree tops during your Canopy walk, viewing the forests and surrounding areas from 70 metres high! Finish off your trip with a day on the lake, from water sports to boat trips and learning from the local fishermen - you'll fall in love with Lake Kivu and its bustling atmosphere!

Itinerary

Day 1

TOUR OF BUTARE & CANOPY WALK

You will be transferred from Kigali to Nyungwe National Park, stopping en-route to experience the historical-minded exploration of Nyanza and Butare – visit the King’s palace and a traditional Rwanda home. View the uniquely beautiful architecture and enjoy traditional dancers from the museum. At the Ethnographical Museum, receive an introduction to Rwanda’s kingdoms.

After this, have some lunch before proceeding to Nyungwe Forest to check in to your hotel. This gives you some time to settle in and freshen up before an unforgettable tree top canopy adventure.

In the afternoon, visit the canopy walk to view the thick Nyungwe canopy from a height 70 metres above the ground. This allows you to view the forest in a completely unique way, and spot many different bird species.

Visit the King’s palace and a traditional Rwanda home! View the uniquely beautiful architecture and enjoy traditional dancers from the museum.

Activities

  • Kings Palace Tour
  • Nyanza & Butare Tour
  • Ethnographical Museum Tour
  • Canopy Walk

Accommodation

Nyungwe Top Hill Hotel

Day 2

CHIMPANZEE TRACKING & WATER FALL HIKE

Early an breakfast at 5:30am before beginning your drive to the edge of the forest for your exciting Chimpanzee Trekking adventure. You may get the chance to spot other primates such as; the black and white colobus monkeys, mountain monkeys, vervet monkeys, olive baboons and many others!

In the afternoon, after a delicious lunch, you will start your hike to a breathtaking Waterfall; from here you will have the chance to see different vegetation, beautiful orchids etc.

Today is about connecting with nature; from incredible chimpanzee encounters to breathtaking views from the waterfall

Activities

  • Chimpanzee Trekking
  • Waterfall Hike

Accommodation

Nyungwe Top Hill Hotel

Day 3

TRANSFER TO GISENYI – LAKE KIVU

After your transfer to Gisenyi on the Lake Kivu, check in at your hotel. Once you arrive, you will have lunch overlooking the lake and go for a stunning boat ride, while hopping between the different islands found in the lake.

In the afternoon, visit a local fishing village. Enjoy a fun-filled boat ride with these traditional fishermen.

Dinner and overnight stay will be on a full board basis.

Enjoy a day on the water with the local fishermen, showing you the ins and outs of their daily life

Activities

  • Transfer To Gisenyi
  • Boat Ride
  • Fishing Village Visit
  • Boat Ride With Local Fishermen

Accommodation

Nirvana resort hotel

Day 4

LEISURE DAY ON THE LAKESHORE

Gisenyi, has a population of approximately 250,000 and is a resort city in Rubavu district, on the shores of Lake Kivu in the Western Province of Rwanda. The town is a home to number of resorts on the shores of Lake Kivu, plus beautiful sandy beaches and warm waters - ideal for water sports and beach leisure.

The beautiful landscape villas, plush Hotels and clubs take up virtually all of Lake Kivu frontage and are quite a contrast to the African town-ship on the hillside above. Relax and explore this bustling area; a variety of water sports available or simply spend your time frolicking in the warm waters or enjoying the hot spring!

After your adventurous afternoon, we will transfer you back to Kigali.

This is your day to relax on the sandy beach and explore the lovely Lake Kivu.

Activities

  • Lake Kivu Leisure Day
  • Transfer To Kigali

What's Included

Accommodation

3 nights accommodation

Ground Transport

Transport during your stay, as per itinerary

  • Includes an experienced Driver/Guide

Fees and Taxes

  • Museums entry fees,
  • Taxes and administrative costs. *These are subject to change depending on time of travel

Exclusions

  • Visas,
  • Health and Travel Insurance,
  • Alcoholic drinks and other caffeine beverages,
  • All personal expenses such as laundry, tips, and telephone bills.

Flights

All International/Domestic flights are excluded

Meals

All Meals and drinking water while on board, as per itinerary

Activities

  • Chimpanzee Trekking,
  • Canopy walk way,
  • Waterfall hike
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Carmen Davids

I specialise in Group Adventure Travel, Day Trips and Luxury Bespoke Travel. I am based in South Africa with partners in Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. Making Africa more accessible to everyone is part of my mission. Second only to making the experiences, you, as my guests, last the length of a lifetime - in only the ways that count!

I love to share in the excitement, curate the experience and take all the fuss out of the adventure of travel. With my years of experience in Travel, I’ve got you covered.

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