Burundi and Rwanda 1550 , 10 Days
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Take a tour to two of the least explored African countries - Rwanda and Burundi.
Known as "The Land of Thousand Hills", Rwanda is a country of lush vegetation and unique wildlife. While exploring its rainforest jungles, you have a chance to see the endangered mountain gorillas.
Although Rwanda's name may envoke memories of one of the most horrific genocides in history, the country has embarked on a new path of social and political development and is headed towards a promising future.
As part of the African great lakes region, Burundi doesn't fall behind in offering amazing natural scenery either. Its vast mountain ranges, dense rainforests and shimmering lakes, in combination with the vibrant culture and warmth of the locals turn a tour to Burundi into a rewarding and enriching experience.

Highlights:
Kibira National Park - large national park lying atop the mountains of the Congo-Nile Divide
♦ Nyungwe Forest National Park - one of the best places for chimpanzee tracking
♦ Kigali - the capital city and largest city of Rwanda


Itinerary:

Day 1: Bujumbura.
Arrival in Bujumbura and transfer to our hotel for overnight. -/-/-

Day 2: Sightseeing Bujumbura
After breakfast we will start our city tour - we will visit “Place de l’Independence” and the mausoleum of Prince Louis Rwagasore - a hero in the independence of Burundi.  The mausoleum is located in the “Belvedere” region, which is a dominating point of Bujumbura and offers a unique view over Lake Tanganyika. We will conitnue our tour with a visit to “La Pierre de Stanley et Livingstone”, the commemorating stone of the place where the famous explorers Stanley and Livingstone rested during their attempt to find the source of Nile. Afterward, we proceed with a boat trip to Rusizi National park where countless hippos and birds can be seen. Overnight in a hotel in Bujumbura. B/-/-

Day 3: Bujumbura - Kibira NP
We start the day with a drive to Kibira National Park for a nature walk in the park, then continue with a visit to the “Grottes Inangurire”, located near the summit of Mount Teza. After that we will explore the Teza tea plantations before driving back to Bujumbura for overnight. B/-/-

Day 4: Karera Waterfalls
Early in the morning today we are heading to the Source of Nile. We continue then to Karera waterfalls, passing through magnificent tea plantations. After Karera waterfalls, we will drive to Gitega to visit the National Museum and Gishora drum sanctuary where we will see a drum performance. Drive back to Bujumbura for overnight. B/-/-

Day 5: Nyunge NP (Rwanda)
Today we are heading to Nyungwe Forest National Park. We will drive through the hilly countryside. It's because of that hilly terrain that Rwanda is often called " The Country of a Thousand Hills". We will have a stopover in Butare for lunch and visit the Ethnographic National Museum with the finest ethnographic and archeological collections portraying Rwandan social and cultural aspects in Huye. Overnight in Gisakura Guest House. B/-/-

Day 6: Nyunge - Huye
After early breakfast, we start our chimpanzee tracking, walking in search of chimps and other primates. After lunch, you can go for an optional canopy tour before driving to Huye for overnight. B/-/-

Day 7: Huye - Kigali
After breakfast drive to Kigali (140 km). The capital city of Rwanda sprawls across numerous hills, ridges and valleys, and has a vibrant restaurant and nightlife scene. Here we will visit The Kigali Genocide Memorial, which documents the horrific 1994 genocide in Rwanda, associated with the country’s civil war. The city tour also includes a visit to the Kandt Natural History Museum, the Nyamirambo Women Center and Kimironko Market. B/-/-

Day 8: Akagera National Park
After early breakfast we drive eastwards to Akagera National Park. On arrival, we will enjoy a full day game drive and birding in the park, home to the big 5 and other wildlife like Maasai giraffes, monkeys, savannah birds, civets, leopards, hyenas and many more. Drive back to Kigali in the late afternoon. B/-/-

Day 9: Kigali - Musanze
Today we will drive to Musanze to visit the Iby’iwacu village where we will get acquainted with the locals' traditional way of life - see the traditional dances, listen to the kings' stories and visit the local school. We will continue to Musanze Caves and Twin Lakes. Overnight hotel in Musanze. B/-/-

Day 10: Departure
Transfer to Kigali airport for departure. B/-/-


Price Includes:
9 nights in standard hotels and guest houses in rooms with private facilities and breakfast
local English-speaking guides
all ground transport and and airport transfers
tour-leader from Penguin Travel (at min. 8)

Not Included:
International flights
entrance fees
tips
personal expenses

Additional Services:
Chimpanzee tracking permit in Nyunge 50 USD
Akagera NP entrance fee 50 USD
Kibira NP 30 USD


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