Burundi-Rwanda Tour: 11 Days

This is a two country tour for both nature lovers, city tours and cultural tours. the trip starts from Bujumbura in Burundi and ends in Kigali Rwanda. On this trip you will visit Bujumbura city and the suburbs, Rusizi national park and Ruvubu national park both in Burundi before transferring to Nyungwe park in Kigali for primate tracking including Chimpanzees and golden monkeys. you will visit Parc National des Volcans for gorilla tracking before going to Kigali for a city tour and visitation to the genocide museum.

Burundi culture, Bujumbura and the surburbs, Rusizi and Ruvubu Parks, Kigali city tour, Nyungwe and PNV parks: 11 Days

Tour Code: VASBU5

Day One: Arrival

On your arrival at the airport, you will meet our driver who will transfer you to the hotel. O/N: Hotel La Palmeraie (BB).

Day Two: Rusizi National Park.
You will have a morning breakfast after which you will drive north of Bujumbura to Rusizi National Park. Here you can possibly see hippos relaxing in the waters, antelope and several bird species native of the wetland environment. You will drive back to Bujumbura for dinner and overnight. O/N: Hotel La Palmeraie (HB).
Day Three:  Burundi National Museum.
After an early breakfast you will drive to the south to visit the spectacular Kagera Falls after which you will drive to Gitega and visit the Burundi National Museum before returning to your hotel for dinner and overnight. O/N: Hotel La Palmeraie (HB).

Day Four: Bujumbura and the suburbs
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).

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Day Five: Ruvubu National Park.
After breakfast you will drive to Ruvubu National Park, this park is believed to be the largest protected area in northern Burundi neighbours Nyungwe National Park in Rwanda. You will go for forest walks and hiking in this largest rainforest in Burundi, view spectacular sceneries. You will then transfer to Rwanda and rest at a lodge in Nyungwe Forest park (FB).

Day Six: Nyungwe Forest National Park.
You will have a morning breakfast before entering Nyungwe Forest, home to 13 primate species including chimpanzees, blue colobus, and golden monkeys. You will go for a forest walk searching for chimpanzees, blue monkeys, and golden monkeys among others. After your time in forest, travel on to Butare for dinner and overnight.

Day Seven: Butare.
You will visit the National Museum of Rwanda in Butare where you will be entertained by ‘’Intore’’ dancers, a traditional Rwandan dancing group. Then drive to Nyanza, the historical seat of the ancient Rwandan kings where you will visit the Palace and listen to traditional story telling by village elders.

Day Eight: Akagera National Park.
Akagera Park is a complex savannah ecosystem with extraordinary landscapes, attractive bird species and game. You will go for an early morning game drive and in the afternoon canoeing and fishing before returning to Kigali

Day Nine: Genocide museum

Visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial Museum. Here you will learn what happened in Rwanda during 1994. The Museum pays particular attention to the Rwandan Genocide and other genocides that happened around the world. After a relaxing lunch in Kigali you will proceed to Ruhengeri and Kinigi the home of mountain gorillas.

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Day Ten: Gorilla Trekking.
You will go gorilla tracking in the forest on the edge of the Virunga Mountains to find one of the last mountain gorilla families in the world. After spending a mysterious hour with one of the most amazing species relative to human, visit the Diana Fossey burial site before dinner at your hotel.

Day Eleven: Departure.
You will go for a city tour in Kigali and do some shopping after which you will transfer to the airport for departure.

Tour ends

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