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5 Days
Tour Details


Visit the Inema Arts Center and the Ibyi Iwacu Cultural Village. Explore Volcanoes National Park, Lake Kivu and also get to trek and see chimpanzees.

Pick Up Location or Arrival


Drop off


Tour Duration

5 Days/4 Nights

Areas Visited

Inema Arts Center, Ibyi Iwacu Cultural Village, Nyungwe Forest National park, Volcanoes National Park

Price Includes

  • Service of an English speaking professional driver/guide.
  • Transport whilst on safari in a 4×4 safari van with pop up roof for game viewing.
  • Meet and greet services in Nairobi
  • Full Board Accommodation whilst on safari.
  • All games drives for detailed in the itinerary.
  • Full Board Accommodation whilst on safari
  • All park entrance fees and government taxes as per the itinerary
  • Drivers salary and allowances plus park fees for driver and vehicle.
  • Government taxes.
  • Complimentary bottled drinking water whilst on safari.

Price Excludes

  • International / Local flight
  • Airport arrival or Departure tax
  • Tips and gratuities to driver/guide, hotel/camp and restaurant staff, room service.
  • Tipping
  • Items of a personal nature i.e., telephone/internet usage, laundry, bottled water and other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, etc.
  • Change in Itinerary
  • Activities not mentioned in the package

Extra Expenses you should budget

  • Flights
  • Visa’s (between $ 50 – $ 100)
  • Extra drinks and meals that are not mentioned on the package
  • Tips (Please see a separate attachment with guideline for tipping)

Special Note

  • We may have to reroute the itinerary or accommodate in similar lodges in case of non-availability
  • Prices may be changed without prior notice. This is beyond our control and any increase levied will be passed to you for park fees and government taxes
  • Passenger Information
  • Passengers should bring soft sided bags on safaris as our vehicles have limited luggage space
  • All the passengers must have Identification Card/Passport with them for any internal flights
  • Baggage on internal flights is strictly limited to 15kgs per person (including hand luggage). Any excess baggage will be charged by the airline at check-in

Day 1Arrival Kigali

Welcome to Kigali! A tour representative will meet you in the airport outside of customs and transfer you to your city hotel. Check in and enjoy a well-deserved rest.

Day 2Kigali- Transfer to Volcanoes National Park, Ibyi Iwacu cultural village

The Kigali Genocide Memorial Center is a memorial to the 1 million victims of the 1994 genocide. It is designed to commemorate the international significance of the genocide against the ethnic Tutsis and challenge an international visitor base. Continue the tour to the Kimironko Market, one of the largest in Kigali. Meet the local vegetable vendors and try your bargaining power at the fruit and succulent stands.

Visit the Inema Arts Center was founded in 2012 by brothers and self-taught painters Emmanuel Nkuranga and Innocent Nkurunziza to tap into the art potential in Rwanda and to use creative expression to bring the community and the country alive. It serves as a beacon in Rwanda to create exposure for Rwanda’s artistic community. Shop here for souvenirs, art, traditional Rwandese crafts, and jewelry as gifts to bring home.                                         

Stop for lunch a local restaurant, then transfer to Volcanoes National Park. Head to the Ibyi Iwacu Cultural Village, which relies on tourism to support itself, to see traditional village life. Many of the locals are former poachers who now share their traditional rural culture and livelihoods and educate visitors. You will get to tour the village with a local, hear local songs, see different traditional dances, prepare food with a family, and visit a healer and the king’s palace.

Day 3Golden Monkey Trekking

Start your morning with a 6:00 A.M. breakfast before heading out for your hike at 8:00 A.M. There are two habituated groups of Golden Monkeys that live in the park at the foot of Mt. Sabyinyo, and visitors are permitted one hour to spend with the monkey troop.

Return to the lodge for lunch, then transfer to Lake Kivu for a relaxing evening and dinner at the lodge.

Day 4Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National park - Canopy Walk

Get an early start to begin your drive to Nyungwe Forest National Park. The scenic drive will parallel Lake Kivu, with spectacular views of the countryside on the way. After lunch at the lodge, head out to explore the forest canopy on walkways which are built high into treetops. Learn about the importance of the forest canopy in the jungle and the animals that live there, then continue to the rest of the Igishigishigi Trail. Return to the lodge for dinner.

Day 5Chimpanzee Trekking and Departure

Nyungwe Forest National Park is a famous destination with visitors hoping for a visit with some of the park’s 13 species of primates. The treks to see a chimpanzee group are especially popular. Starting from the lodge early in the morning, you will hike deep into the forest with a guide to find the chimp family. Once located, visitors are allowed one hour to view the animals before returning to the lodge. The dense forest can make seeing the chimps difficult but their playfulness, curiosity, and human-like characteristics make the long trek worthwhile.

Transfer back to Kigali for your flight home. If time permits, visit the king’s palace in Nyanza before stopping for lunch in the colonial town of Huve.