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The trip will bring you to Nyungwe Forest NP is a paradise for hikers! You will explore extensively this wonderful rainforest where one can find 25 % of the primates on the African continent! This safari would not be complete without seeing the famous mountain Gorilla at Volcanoes NP to see the gorillas!

Day 1 Arrival at Kigali
Day 2 Kigali - Butare - Nyungwe Forest NP.
Day 3 Nyungwe Forest NP
Day 4 Nyungwe Forest NP - Kigali - Kinigi
Day 5 Gorilla Trekking
Day 6 Second Gorilla trek or another activity
Day 7 Kigali visit and departure

Summary of Parks & places
Genocide Memorial Centre - Gisozi & others
Huye (Butare) and the National Museum
Iby'Iwacu Cultural Village - Volcanoes NP
Lake Kivu
Nyungwe Forest NP.
Volcanoes National Park

Duration : 7 Days
Travelstyles : Tailor-made, Special Interest, Lodge Safaris
Activities : Bird Watching, Chimpanzee Trekking, Cultural Activities, Gorilla Trekking, Guided Nature Walks & Hikes.
Parks & places : Genocide Memorial Centre - Gisozi & others, Huye (Butare) and the National Museum, Iby'Iwacu Cultural Village - Volcanoes NP, Lake Kivu, Nyungwe Forest NP., Volcanoes National Park

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Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival at Kigali

Meet and greet at the Airport by your Magic Safaris guide. Diner (D) is included in the package. Overnight at your Hotel.
Flights: There are daily flights to Kigali out of Nairobi with Kenya Airways and Rwandair Express.

Accommodation : Hotel Chez Lando (***), Laico Umubano (***), Milles Collines (****), Ninzi Hotel (**), Serena - Kigali (*****)

Day 2 : Kigali - Butare - Nyungwe Forest NP.

After breakfast you will depart for Butare the second largest city of Rwanda and is regarded as the intellectual city of Rwanda. It hosts the National Museum, several academic (University) and research institutions.

On your way to Butare you will visit Nyanza (currently Nyabisindu) the former Mwami's palace (King's palace) and the seat of the feudal monarchy. The palace has been reconstructed to its 19th century state and shows a traditional dome that can be compared with the Kabaka's palace of Buganda.

You will visit the National Museum which is one the well set-up if not the finest ethnographic museum of East Africa. It's a good source of information on the cultural history of Rwanda and the region.

After the visit of the museum you will have a spectacular performance of the national ballet with the Intore-dancers. The performance is regarded by many as one of the highlights of your safari. Lunch is foreseen in Butare and in the afternoon we will drive to Nynungwe Forest NP. Your driver-guide will stop at the Uwinka offices to have the last update on the presence of the semi-habituated groups of chimps and colobus monkeys. This will help you to prepare your activities of the next day. Overnight is foreseen at the Guest House of Gisakura. (B-L-D)

Rwanda has one of the finest traditional handicrafts of Africa. The ceramics, woodcarvings and basketry are found in the streets of Kigali and Butare.
The "Intore", once the elite of the traditional Rwanda army, were not only trained as military but also in high jump and dance. They were known for there remarkable technique allowing them to jump over 2m40. The Intore became worldwide famous as dancers in 1958 when the World Expo was held in Brussels. Today Intore dancers are part of the rich Rwanda folklore.

The warriors dance is a jewel of the choreographic heritage of Rwanda. Dressed with a mane made of sisal fibre, Tied up on ankles, little bells jingle on each step, giving the warriors dance a thrilling rhythm. Throughout the Intore ballet, physical confrontation turns into artistic rivalry and then at "the end" comes out into a vigorous hug of the warriors. This is the most artistic gesture of friendship, mutual aid and protection.

The National Museum in Butare was donated in 1989 by the Belgium government and gave back a part of the ethnographic collection acquired during the colonial period. The design and concept of the museum was realized in co-operation with the Royal Museum for Central Africa of Tervuren, Belgium. The modern building has different sections and displays a wide collection of monochrome pictures, traditional artefacts and objects, tools and different craft products. Ethnographic objects are grouped together according to theme giving excellent information on the daily life. Traditional ceramics and basketry are still manufactured and belong to the finest handicrafts of the region. The National Museum remained surprisingly untouched during the civil war in 1994.

Accommodation : Gisakura GH (*)
Activities : Cultural Activities
Parks & places : Huye (Butare) and the National Museum, Nyungwe Forest NP.

Day 3 : Nyungwe Forest NP

Nyungwe Forest NP is a paradise for hikers. The terrain is rugged and steep, and you will be at relatively high elevation. Wear good hiking shoes and bring warm clothing!

Your driver-guides will accommodate entirely your programme according to the activities of your choice!

Your day will start with an early breakfast and a briefing at Uwinka tourist information centre. Depending on your personal interests you will have a choice of different opportunities to explore the largest high altitude rainforest of East Africa! Of a particular interest are the large social groups of Angolan Colobus (Colobus angolensis), which may be over 300 individuals. These are the largest troops of this species known in the world! Nyungwe forest counts 25% of the African Primates!

One of these groups is semi-habituated and we recommend to start your exploration with a guided primate walk in search of the Angolan Colobus monkeys (black and white Colobus)! Rangers will tell you approximately where the group is located and the hiking times may vary as the group is travelling continuously looking for food. Be prepared to have a more strenuous hiking!

Alternatively when if the chimps are nearby we recommend to have a chimp tracking experience in Nyungwe! There has been a remarkable improvement in their habituation with agrwing success in seeing them!

In the afternoon when there is time left you can continue your exploration. There are different beautiful trails available and the superb waterfall trail of Gisakura is probably the most rewarding. The hiking time is 2 up to 3 hours and is a very enjoyable hike accessible to everybody! If you missed the Angolan Colobus you can have another try near to the tea factory where another troop is hosted. Overnight at the Guest house of Gisakura. (B-L-D)

Nyungwe Forest is the only place in Africa where troops of 300 black-and-white colobus monkeys (Angolan Colobus) can be seen jumping in the trees! A spectacular sight!

Accommodation : Gisakura GH (*)
Activities : Bird Watching, Chimpanzee Trekking, Guided Nature Walks & Hikes.
Parks & places : Nyungwe Forest NP.

Day 4 : Nyungwe Forest NP - Kigali - Kinigi

After breakfast you will be transferred to Volcanoes NP. You will stop in (Huy) Butare fort some shopping and have lunch in Kigali before heading to Kinigi. Arrival in the late afternoon. (B-L-D)

Accommodation : Gorilla Mtn View (***), Gorillas Volcanoes (***), Hotel La Palme (**), Sabyinyo Lodge (****), St Anne Hotel (*), Virunga Lodge (****)
Activities : Bird Watching, Guided Nature Walks & Hikes.
Parks & places : Nyungwe Forest NP.

Day 5 : Gorilla Trekking

After breakfast, you will depart for the Headquarters of the Park where your driver-guide will accomplish the necessary formalities for you. You will meet your ranger guide(s) for a briefing about the greatest animal experience ever!

Habari Africas handling representatives will drive you to the slopes of one of The Virunga volcanoes for your trekking. After the trekking, if time allows lunch at Ruhengeri and an excursion to explore the beautiful lakes in the region (Lake Bulera & Ruhondo). Overnight at Kinigi. Your guide will make the necessary arrangements for the next day. (B-L-D)

Accommodation : Gorilla Mtn View (***), Gorillas Volcanoes (***), Hotel La Palme (**), Sabyinyo Lodge (****), St Anne Hotel (*), Virunga Lodge (****)

Day 6 : Second Gorilla trek or another activity

After breakfast, you will report to the headquarters for your second trek to a different gorilla group. If you love to hike and enjoy a great sense of achievement, we advise you to take one of the groups with a longer hiking distance. After the trekking, lunch and departure to Kigali. On your way to Kigali several stops will be made to admire the scenery. Rwanda is the country of the thousand hills! Overnight in Kigali at your hotel. (B-L-D)

The Sussa group with more than 30 members is the most challenging gorilla group to be visited in Rwanda. The gorilla group is located at the Karisimbi volcano about one hour drive from the park headquarters. The trekking usually last for the whole day. Good physical condition is recommended!

Accommodation : Hotel Chez Lando (***), Laico Umubano (***), Milles Collines (****), Ninzi Hotel (**), Serena - Kigali (*****)
Activities : Gorilla Trekking, Guided Nature Walks & Hikes.
Parks & places : Volcanoes National Park

Day 7 : Kigali visit and departure

The half day Kigali City trip (option) includes a visit to the Genocide Memorial Centre at Gisozi, which takes a few hours. It’s a touching visit! Transfer to Airport for departure. (B-L)

Genocide Memorials: In Rwanda you will find all over the country Memorials to remember the genocide of 1994. The most important Genocide Memorials are those of Kigali (Gisozi) and Murambi (Gikongoro) where the history of the genocide is explained. A visit to the genocide memorial is for most visitors an emotional event.

Parks & places : Genocide Memorial Centre - Gisozi & others
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Summary of Activities
Bird Watching
Chimpanzee Trekking
Cultural Activities
Gorilla Trekking
Guided Nature Walks & Hikes.
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