Hermosa Life Tours and Travel

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Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

  • You'll be collected from the airport.
  • Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

Day 1

Arrival at the Kigali International Airport

Arrival at the Kigali International Airport

Upon arrival at Kigali International Airport, our dedicated team of Hermosa Life Tours and Travel will be at the Kigali International Airport for the meet and greet assistance, and clear with customs. You will transfer to the Kigali hotel. You will enjoy hotel amenities, have dinner, and rest.

Main Destination:
Kigali International Airport (Kigali)
Accommodation:
Onomo Hotel Kigali
  • Mid-range hotel located in Kigali
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 2

Transfer to Akagera National Park – Sunset Boat Cruise

Transfer to Akagera National Park – Sunset Boat Cruise

After your breakfast, you will start your journey to the Eastern part of Rwanda. Akagera National Park is Home to the Big 5- game safaris. On the way, you'll enjoy landscapes and the hills of Rwanda, en route game drives, and views. As you drive to the lodge, you can expect to see some animals such as elephants, giraffes, lions, and buffaloes. You'll check-in, order your lunch at the lodge, and relax a bit. In the afternoon, you'll embark on the sunset boat cruise where you'll be rewarded with several hippos and bird species on Lake Ihema. You'll retire and drive back to the lodge to refresh and relax using hotel amenities. Later, you'll have dinner and rest.

Main Destination:
Akagera National Park
Best Time To Visit June to September and mid-December to mid-February (It is drier and wildlife is easier to spot)
High Season June to September (The park is busiest at weekends)
Best Weather June to October (Sunny, but not too hot)

Wildlife in Akagera NP

GiraffeCommon
BuffaloAbundant
ZebraAbundant
HippoAbundant
White RhinoOccasional
LionOccasional
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ElephantOccasional
HyenaRare
Accommodation:
Mantis Akagera Game Lodge
  • Luxury lodge located inside Akagera NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 3

Akagera National Park Wildlife Safaris and Transfer Back to Kigali

Akagera National Park Wildlife Safaris and Transfer Back to Kigali

Akagera is also known as one of the most scenic savannahs in East Africa. After your breakfast, you'll take your packed lunch boxes (order them). You will visit the Giraffe area in the south and the lakes road up towards Birengero. Akagera National Park is home to elephants, lions, buffaloes, giraffes, zebras, antelopes and many more. You'll have a stopover for a packed lunch at the picnic area. Then, you'll continue with a drive straight back to Kigali city. You will arrive at the hotel, relax with dinner and rest.

Main Destination:
Akagera National Park
Accommodation:
Onomo Hotel Kigali
  • Mid-range hotel located in Kigali
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 4

Kigali City Tour and Transfer to Volcanoes National Park – Visit Ellen campus

Kigali City Tour and Transfer to Volcanoes National Park – Visit Ellen campus

After your breakfast, you'll embark on the Kigali city tour. You'll go for a visit to the Genocide Memorial Center, then drive to Musanze. You'll visit the multi-acre, eco-friendly facility adjacent to the Volcanoes National Park includes three main buildings — the Sandy and Harold Price Research Center, the Rob and Melani Walton Education Center, and the Cindy Broder Conservation Gallery—as well as housing for visiting students and researchers. The Ellen Campus is designed to serve as a gateway to conservation for the many stakeholders with whom we work as well as visitors from around the world, helping to create the next generation of conservationists. You'll choose a nice restaurant for your lunch in Musanze. Then, you will drive to the lodge with check-in and relaxation. You'll enjoy property amenities and the evening at leisure.

Main Destination:
Volcanoes National Park (Gorillas)
Best Time To Visit June to August (It is drier and hiking is easier)
High Season June to September (Permits are scarce)
Best Weather June to October (Sunny, but not too hot)

Wildlife in Volcanoes NP

Accommodation:
Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Volcanoes NP (Gorillas)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 5

Cultural Experiences + Transfer to Lake Kivu with a Night Fishing Experience

Cultural Experiences + Transfer to Lake Kivu with a Night Fishing Experience

After your breakfast, you will proceed to check out and then go for cultural experiences at the Gorilla Guardians' former I’byiwacu Cultural Village. This place is fun with lots of Rwandan history and ancient stories. Feel free to take part in their traditional dance. You'll proceed with a transfer to Lake Kivu Rubavu side. You'll arrive at the hotel with full relaxation at the beach shores for the whole afternoon. Later, you will head out for the night fishing experiences. Join the singing traditional fishermen of Lake Kivu at night on the lake as they fish for samba the famous small fish of Lake Kivu. This tour is as real as it gets with amazing scenery.

Later, you'll have dinner and rest.

Main Destination:
Lake Kivu
Accommodation:
Paradise Kivu
  • Mid-range hotel located at Lake Kivu
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 6

Lake Kivu Boat Cruise and Transfer to Kigali + Departure

Lake Kivu Boat Cruise and Transfer to Kigali + Departure

You'll wake up for breakfast, and enjoy it with the lake views. Then, you'll embark on the morning boat cruise on Lake Kivu to discover its different beautiful islands while on the lake and have a fantastic view of the country. During the boat cruise, you will see a variety of bird species including pelicans, crowned cranes, and malachite kingfishers. Depending on how busy the day is, this boat cruise lasts an average of 2 hours. Then, you will be transferred back to Kigali. You'll have last-minute souvenir shopping in Kigali city craft shops depending on your air transfer drive to Kigali International Airport for your transfer back home.

See you when you next visit.

Main Destination:
Kigali
Accommodation:
No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

  • Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • You'll be dropped off at the airport.

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