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Burundi and Rwanda 1650 , 10 Days
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Take a tour to two of the last 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 combinatio with the vibrant culture and warmth of the locals turn a tour to Burundi into a real rewarding and enriching experience.


Itinerary:

Day 1: Bujumbura.
Arrive Bujumbura and transfer to our hotel for overnight.

Day 2: Sightseeing Bujumbura
After breakfast we go for a city tour visiting “Place de l’Independence”, the mausoleum of Prince Louis Rwagasore, a hero in the independence of Burundi, located in the “Belvedere” which is a dominating point of Bujumbura and offers a unique view over Lake Tanganyika; visit “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, proceed with a boat trip to Rusizi National park to explore closer the hippos and birds. Hotel in Bujumbura.

Day 3: Bujumbura - Kibira NP
Drive to Kibira National Park for a nature walk in the park then visit the “Grottes Inangurire”, located near the summit of Mount Teza. Continue the visit at Teza tea plantations then drive back to Bujumbura for overnight.

Day 4: Karera Waterfalls
Early start in the morning heading to the Source of Nile, and then Karera waterfalls. passing through magnificent tea plantations and landscapes en route. After Karera waterfalls, drive to Gitega to visit the National Museum and Gishora drum sanctuary for a drum performance. Drive back to Bujumbura for overnight.

Day 5: Nyunge NP (Rwanda)
Today we visit Nyungwe forest national park through the hilly countryside after which Rwanda got its name as a country of a thousand hills with 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 Gisakura Guest House.

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

Day 7: Kigali City Tour
The capital city of Rwanda sprawls across numerous hills, ridges and valleys, and has a vibrant restaurant and nightlife scene. The Kigali Genocide Memorial documents the 1994 mass killings in Rwanda, associated with the country’s civil war. The city tour today includes apart from the Genocide Memorial the Kandt Natural History Museum, the Nyamirambo Women Center and Kimironko Market.

Day 8: Akagera National Park
After early breakfast we drive eastwards to Akagera National Park and on arrival, enjoy a full day game drive and birding in the park, home to the big 5 and other wildlife like buffalos, Elephants, Lions, antelopes, Maasai giraffes, monkeys, savannah birds, civets, leopards, hyenas, rhinos, zebra and many more. Drive back to Kigali in the late afternoon.

Day 9: Kigali - Musanze
Drive to Musanze to visit the Iby’iwacu village to get acquainted with the traditional way of living, the traditional dances, the kings' stories, visiting the local school. Continue to Musanze Caves and Twin Lakes. Overnight hotel in Musanze.

Day 10: Departure
Transfer to Kigali airport for departure.


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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1650 EUR
Duration
10 Days
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320 EUR
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1650 EUR
Duration
10 Days
Single Supplement
320 EUR
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Price
1650 EUR
Duration
10 Days
Single Supplement
320 EUR
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