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RwandaFrom the lush rainforest to magnificent volcano 

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From the lush rainforest of Nyungwe with its unique primates to the unique vegetation of the Virunga volcanoes, enjoy the spectacular landscapes of Rwanda’s hills and the serenity of Lake Kivu’s shores. Follow the colobus monkey and track the mountain gorilla
Trip highlights
  • Jungle
  • Mountain
  • Countryside
  • Bird watching
    Bird watching
  • Volcano

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Day 1: Arrival in Kigali

Meet on arrival at the airport, met with our driver guide. Transfer to Kigali.


Chez Lando (Kigali)

Day 2: Kigali - Huye - Nyungwe Forest National Park

After an early breakfast, we do a city tour around Kigali, we follow the road as it climbs and descends some of the thousand Hills, with spectacular views all along the way. Arrive at Huye. Visit the National Museum. It is a must for anybody who is interested in African history. Time permitting, tour the remarkable arboretum and continue toward the Nyungwe forest.

KigaliHuyeNyungwe Forest National Park
Nyungwe Top View hill hotel (Nyungwe)

Day 3: Chimpanzees and Colobus Monkeys or Canopy

Covering 970 km2, the Highlands provide unique habitat for thirteen species of primate, including chimpanzees, l'Hoest's, colobus monkeys and owl-faced monkey. Go for a chimpanzee trekking under the canopy of majestic trees. This high altitude jungle floor boasts some of the most beautiful orchids in the world. Afternoon trek colobus or canopy.

Canopy Walkway is now’s your chance to relive your Indiana Jones fantasies. The construction of a 160m-long and at times 70m-high canopy walkway is a big draw for visitors after something unusual. You won’t encounter much wildlife while on the metallic suspension bridge, but you’ll certainly appreciate the jungle anew from this unique monkey’s-eye perspective. Access to the canopy walkway, which is on the Igishigishigi Trail, involves a preliminary 20- to 30-minute hike from Uwinka. Canopy tours begin at set times (8am, 10am, 1pm and 3pm), last about two hours and are guided (per person US$60).

Colobus Monkey tracking is a subspecies of the widespread black-and-white colobus, the Angolan colobus is an arboreal Old World monkey that is distinguished by its black fur and long, silky white locks of hair. Weighing 10kg to 20kg, and possessing a dexterous tail that can reach lengths of 75cm, Angolan colobus are perfectly suited to a life up in the canopy. to search for colobus monkeys, a large group of which can often be seen feeding on wild figs and jumping from branch to branch.

Canopy Walk , Nyungwe Forest National Park
Nyungwe Top View hill hotel (Nyungwe)

Day 4: Nyungwe Forest - Lake Kivu

Enjoy another forest walk , Visit tea plantation , After lunch, continue to Karongi enjoy the fantastic views over Lake Kivu and its ragged shore. Experience the peaceful atmosphere of the calm and pristine waters of Africa’s highest lake from the terrace of your hotel. 

Nyungwe Forest National Park, Lake Kivu
Cormoran Lodge (Lake Kivu)

Day 5: 1st Biking to Congo Nil Trail to Cyimbiri

the Congo-Nile Trail is actually a tangled network of trails and roads that run from Gisenyi at the north end of Lake Kivu 227 kilometers south to the town of Cyangugu at the southern end of the lake. The landscape between these two familiar points is made up of unending rolling hills and innumerable towns and villages, offering cyclists and trekkers a glimpse of Rwandan rural life rarely experienced by the city dwellers that make up most of Rwanda’s expat community. Bird lovers will also enjoy a wonderful diversity of fowl found along the way, including white tailed blue flycatchers, black headed herons and White-breasted cormorants.

The Congo Nile Trail, located entirely on the coast of Lake Kivu, extends all the way from the northern Rubavu district down to the southern Rusizi district, passing through Rutsiro, Karongi, and Nyamasheke. Gisenyi, the capital of the Rubavu District, is generally the starting point for the Congo Nile Trail, though trekkers can begin at any point.

After breakfast at 7:30 am, you will resume you will drive up to Kinunu, Along the trail to Cyimbiri you will enjoy the best views of the surrounding, bird watching, fishing activities, landscapes all the way through coffee and banana plantations. From here you can enjoy an astonishing view of the sun on the lake shore.

Lake Kivu, , Gisenyi
Cyimbiri Guesthouse ()

Day 6: 2nd Biking to Congo Nil Trail - Volcanoes National Park

After an early breakfast at our hotel and pre-departure briefing by your guide and direct you to the trail start point for the beginning of an incredible. Depart from Cyimbiri at 7:00 am and start a to Rubavu, enjoy agricultural activities(coffee, cassava, beans, banana plantations,…) beautiful landscapes and scenery around Lake Kivu, amazing rolling hills , enjoy the magnificent views of the area. Follow the road as it climbs to the base of the majestic volcanoes, with spectacular views across the five peaks. Continue toward the Volcanoes National.

Volcanoes National Park
Muhabura Hotel (Volcan National Parc)

Day 7: Optional Activities : Mountain Gorillas or Golden Trekking or Bisoke Climbing

Options available include A gorilla tracking or a trek to a habituated group of Golden Monkeys (cercopithecus mitis kandti) which are endemic to the Virungas, or the visit of Karisoke Research Centre built by Dian Fossey being also the site of her grave, located in the park between the Karisimbi and Bisoke Volcanoes, or the climb of Bisoke volcano with its superb crater lake. Alternatively tour the shores of the small Ruhondo and Bulera lakes.

Volcanoes National Park
Muhabura Hotel (Volcan National Parc)

Day 8: Musanze - Kigali - Departure

After a last look at the magnificent volcano range, drive to Kigali, visit genocide museum and transfer to the airport.

KigaliHuyeNyungwe Forest National ParkCanopy Walk Lake KivuGisenyiVolcanoes National ParkMusanze

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The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

For 2 Adults
SeasonPrice Per Adult
Average trip price
From January to March $2,980
From April to May $2,980
From June to October $2,980
November $2,980
December $2,980

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