Cultural and gorilla tour trip will give you an experience of Rwanda – culture heritage and the mountain gorillas. Enjoy the great scenery of hills and valleys of Rwanda as you explore the countryside. The culture experiences will be with the pastoral communities and the cultivators. And a visit to the famous mountain Gorillas in Volcanoes national park as you prepare to depart.
Day 1: Arrival to Kigali
Our guide/ representative staff will be at the Kigali international airport to welcome you and transfer you to your hotel in the city. Today you will have a relaxed evening recovering from your journey to Rwanda - the land of a thousand hills as it is famously known
Day 2: Kigali City tour(cultural and gorilla tour)
The Kigali City Tour offers you an authentic outlook of Kigali over some of the “thousand hills.” Kigali is the capital city of Rwanda and the country’s vibrant commercial center with an all year round moderate climate. Kigali is one of the cleanest and safest of Africa’s cities attracting numerous visitors and investors. This city tour will bring us to explore most of the iconic attractions like Kandt house, presidential museum, Kigali genocide memorial etc.
Day 3: Visit Nyamata and Ntarama genocide memorials
After breakfast we live for a tour of Nyamata Genocide Memorial and Ntarama genocide memorial center to learn more about the massacre of thousands of people in the 1994 Rwanda Genocide. Both of these locations where previously catholic churches where hundreds of people went to seek protection.
Day 4: Transfer to Eastern Rwanda - Community experience(cultural and gorilla tour)
Eastern Rwanda is relatively flatter than most of the country and preferred by the pastoralists. We shall visit a homestead who are cattle keepers and engage in the different activities that are centered around ‘the cow” as a source of livelihood for the family and community at large.
Today we start early morning with the milking adventure directly with hands. The herdsman will guide you on how to soothe the cow and manage to milk it. After the session, you set the cows for the days grazing. You will also have lessons on how milk is traditionally converted into different products like ghee and yoghurt locally. You will have an opportunity to make a meal and taste it with ghee.
Day 5: Transfer to the home of mountain gorillas(cultural and gorilla tour)
We leave for Volcanoes national park after breakfast from the community experience. We have views of Lake Kivu with its many Islands on our way to volcanoes national park. Enjoy the winding roads and scenery along the way which explains why its known as the 'land of a thousand hills'.
Day 6: Gorilla trekking(cultural and gorilla tour)
Have an early breakfast and transfer to the gorilla briefings spot at the park headquarters. After that experience, we drive to the start of the gorilla trekking point. This experience in the wild is like no other and certainly one you will remember the rest of your life.
Day 7: Rwanda cultural experiences(cultural and gorilla tour)
After breakfast we shall leave for the community to spend the entire day in the exploring the culture and daily lives of the people. Enjoy a traditional dance performed by a local group, and community activities like making traditional beer and local cuisines.
Day 8: Transfer to the airport and depart Rwanda(cultural and gorilla tour)
After our breakfast we transfer to Kigali and proceed to airport for flight back home. Thank you for visiting Rwanda. Come again!