TOUR IN BURUNDI AND RWANDA : GORILLAS, GAME AND CULTURE BURUNDI, AND RWANDA (7 DAYS)

Visit Burundi for a cultural tour in Bujumbura city, explore city surburbs, Lake Tanganyika for natural beauty, local fishing villages, and sandy beaches. visit Ruvubu and the Source of the Nile at Rutovu before crossing to Rwanda (Visa fees to Burundi and Rwanda US$110). Visit Parc National des Volcans (PNV) in the north of Rwanda where about 300 mountain gorillas live. Track on of the five habituated gorilla families including; Amahoro A, Amahoro B, Group 13, Sabinyo, Umubano and Susa - each of the groups allows up to 8 participants tracking per day. You can track gorillas, climb the Visoke volcano, track the golden monkeys or visit the Karisoke Research Centre, which Dian Fossey the famous primatologist set up, or visit local villages. .

 

BURUNDI TOUR : GORILLAS AND GAME IN BURUNDI AND RWANDA (8 DAYS)
(Tour Code BUR2)

ITINERARY

DAY 1: Arrival
On your arrival at the airport, you will meet our driver who will transfer you to the hotel.
Half day tours in Bujumbura, to visit the Snake & Culture Museum; the Islam Culture Centre; City Hall; President's Office and the main attraction of the City, Lake Tanganyika.
Dinner and overnight at Club du Lac Tanganyika Hotel on a Bed & Breakfast basis.

DAY 2: Cultural Tour of Bujumbura
You will start the day by visiting the mausoleum of Prince Louis Rwagasore, a hero of the independence of Burundi, climb a hill to the top “Belvedere” where you will a clear amazing view of Lake Tanganyika. You will break for lunch, after which you will visit the “La Pierre de Stanley et Livingstone” a huge rock which commemorates the meeting place for the explorers Stanley and Dr Livingstone. Continue to the beach on Lake Tanganyika. O/N: Hotel Club Du Lac Tanganyika (FB).

DAY 3: Bujumbura - Kigali, Rwanda
Drive eastwards to Kigali in Rwanda. Drive through hills and turns, continuing to the border with Rwanda and on to Butare. Lunch while there and visit the Botanical Gardens and a cultural museum. Arrive late afternoon. [Approximate driving time: 8 hours] O/N: Hotel des Mille Collines (HB)

DAY 4: Kigali - Parc National De Volcans
Enjoy the morning in Kigali and after lunch in the afternoon, drive Northwards to Kinigi through Ruhengeri. Enjoy the rolling hills for which Rwanda is well known. [Approximate driving time: 3 hours] O/N: Hotel La Palme/Virunga Hotel/Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (FB)

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DAY 5: Parc National des Volcans
Transfer to Kinigi Park Headquarters to track gorillas in Parc National des Volcans. Gorilla tracking through the forest, hills and swamps can be tough, arduous and tiring, sometimes taking up to 8 hours in the forest. But coming face to face with the great primates is well worth the effort. O/N: Hotel La Palme or Virunga Hotel or Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (FB)

DAY 6: Parc National des Volcans to Kigali
In Parc National des Volcans, you will go for gorilla tracking ( US$750 gorilla permit supplement at time of booking), time permitting climb the awesome Visoke volcano, or trek to Karisoke Research Centre which was set up by the famous primatologist Dian Fossey, alternatively for those who are not up to it, simply relax at the Camp. After the trekking transfer to Kigali. On your way to Kigali, several stops will be made to admire the scenery. Rwanda is the country with over thousand hills. O/N: Hotel Chez Lando or Hotel des Mille Collines (FB).

Day 7: Kigali city tour and Departure
After breakfastl, you will explore Kigali city including including a visit to the Genocide Memorial centre at Gisozi. Transfer to the Airport for your departure. (HB)

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Safaris start and end either in either in Bujumbura (Burundi); or Kigali in Rwanda, or Kampala in Uganda. There are regular flights to Bujumbura (Burundi) and Kigali (Rwanda) out of Nairobi with Kenya Airways and Rwandair Express. Clients can make their own arrangements to arrive in Bujumbura or Kigali on the day of, or the day before, their safari starts. For more on flights, please click the link shown.