Rwanda~ The Land Of Thousand smiles

Rwanda

Welcome to Le Pays des Milles Collines (Land of a Thousand Hills). Rwanda is a lush country of endless mountains and stunning scenery, and nowhere are the mountains more majestic than the peaks of the Virunga volcanoes in the far Northwestern Rwanda. In Parc National…

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DR Congo~Where Adventure Comes true

Congo

As much a geographical concept as a fully fledged nation, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC, formerly Zaïre) has written one of the saddest chapters in modern history: from the brazen political folly of King Leopold of Belgium to the hideously corrupt kleptocracy of…

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Uganda~The Pearl Of Africa

Uganda

Uganda is Africa condensed, with the best of everything the continent has to offer packed into one small but stunning destination. Uganda is home to the highest mountain range in Africa, the Mountains of the Moon in the Rwenzori National Park. It is the source…

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Burundi~Where people Attained hope

Burundi

Beautiful Burundi has been blighted by a generation of ethnic conflict, but with the advent of peace, this charming country may at long last be able to put its dark past to rest. A tiny little nation of soaring mountains and languid lakeside communities, Burundi…

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1 Day Trip to Akagera National Park

Elephants in Akagera

Elephants in Akagera

After an earlier morning breakfast at around 5:30AM, our English / French speaking guide will meet you at your hotel or elsewhere in Kigali – short briefing and drive to the Eastern part of this country to the Akagera National Park. Arriving in the Akagera National Park (125 km/2.5 hrs) we proceed on a morning game viewing drive in this African savannah park.
Plenty of animals can be seen, including elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, zebras, hippos, crocodiles and also many other mammal species. Known as one of the most scenic savannahs in East Africa, the game drive in Akagera provides you with the opportunity to also view gentle hills blending beautifully with lowland swamps and water bodies.
Dominated by the labyrinth of swamps and lakes that follow the meandering Akagera River, the most remote source of River Nile, Akagera National Park (1,075 km²) is archetypal African savannah; tangled acacia woodland interspersed with open grassland but above all, Akagera is big game country! Herds of elephant and buffalo emerge from the woodland to drink at the lakes; lucky visitors might stumble across a leopard, a spotted hyena, even a stray lion. Giraffe and zebra haunt the savannah and more than a dozen types of antelope inhabit the park, most commonly the handsome chestnut-coated impala and the world’s largest antelope, the statuesque Cape Eland. Alongside the picturesque lakes, pods of 50+ hippopotami grunt and splutter throughout the day, while outsized crocodiles soak up the sun with their vast jaws menacingly agape. And lining the lakes; some of the continent’s densest concentrations of water birds, amongst the parks over 500 recorded species.
In the late afternoon, exit with more game viewing en-route and drive back to Kigali for an evening reach.
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3 Days Queen Elizabeth Park Tour

Boat Ride at Kazinga Channelkazinga-boat-ride

Boat Ride at Kazinga Channelkazinga-boat-ride

Enjoy  a 3 days wildlife tour in Uganda’s largest and most visited park- Enjoy game drives and a launch cruise on the kazinga channel where you’ll get opportunities to see large water animals like the hippos, crocodiles, land reptiles plus birds..

Queen Elizabeth Park Notes- Established in 1954, Queen elizabeth occupies over 1975 km2 shared by 3 districts namely Kasese, Bushenyi and Rukungiri extending from Lake George to L. Edward in the south west which are connected by the Kazinga channel. The park was named after Her majesty Queen Elizabeth II  of England and has ever since been the most visited park in Uganda. The park is is popular for its wide variety of wildlife(Big five, Over 500 bird species, tree climbing lions ) and is well edowed with deep craters, volcanic cones and crater lakes like Katwe lake which is popularly used for salt mining. Safari activities include game drives, boat rides, bird watching and the park is well serviced with budget and luxury safari lodges.

Day 1: Kampala – Queen Elizabeth National Park

You will have breakfast and then our driver guide from 1st Class Uganda Holidays LTD will drive you to Queen Elizabeth national park. From Kampala through Mbarara its 420 kms 5-6 hours drive and via Fort Portal – Kasese its 410kms. It can be also be accessed by air flying to Kasese and connecting by road to the park, or fly to Mweya Peninsula and Ishasha. You will relax the rest of the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at the lodge

Day 2: Game Drive and Boat Ride at Kazinga Channel

You will have an early game drive where you will see lions, leopards, spotted hyena, side stripped jackal, bush back, water buck, oribi, topi, sitatunga, buffalo, elephant, hippo, and mangoose. You will return to the lodge for lunch and then go for a boat ride along the Kazinga Channel. Its quiet enriching because you may see birds like the African Fish Eagle, Black Crake, African Jacana, Water Thick-knee, Spur-winged and African Wattled Plovers, Malachite and Pied kingfishers, Swamp flycatchers and Yellow backed Weavers, Great-white and Pink-backed Pelicans, Great and Long-tailed Cormorants, Common Squaco Heron, African open-billed Strok, White-faced Whistling and Knob-billed Ducks, you may also see crocodiles and hippos. Later return to the lodge. Dinner and overnight at the lodge

Day 3: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Kampala After breakfast the driver will pick you from the lodge after checking out and drive you will back to Kampala. You may stop at the Igongo cultural centre for lunch and visiting the museum, make another stopover at the equator in Kayabwe for photography. Proceed to Kampala

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3Days/2 Nights Rusizi NATIONAL PARK, MWARO FALLS

Bujumbura Town

Bujumbura Town

Day 1: Arrival at Bujumbura airport in morning.

We take the direction to Mwaro Province: Visit of Agasumo ka Mwaro”Mwaro Falls” a place where Burundians were worshipping their God”Kiranga” before Christianity.

Lunch at the site and drive back in the afternoon to Bujumbura for overnight at Club du Lac Hotel or similar

Day 2: Rusizi National Park –Bujumbura City Tour –Rumonge fishermen.

After breakfast we visit Rusizi national park where a possible boat ride in Rusizi river will let you explore closer the hippo, numerous birds and the joining point between Rusizi River and Lake Tanganyika.We continue our trip to the south, driving at the shores of the Lake Tanganyika, visit of Livingstone memorial, drive to Rumonge to visit of the local villages of fishermen of Rumonge Port. Beach relaxation, swimming, tennis,beach volley at Blue Bay .

Drive back to Bujumbura for overnight at club du lac Tanganyika Hotel or similar

Day 3: Airport transfer

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2-Day Nyiragongo Volcano Hike

Lava Lake In Nyiragongo Volcano Crater

Lava Lake In Nyiragongo Volcano Crater

Day 1: Arrive in Gisenyi, Rwanda and transfer to Goma, DRC and drive to the Nyiragongo Volcano trail head in Virunga National Park.  The climb up Nyiragongo takes around five hours, is strenuous and often in hot and uncomfortable conditions, but the path is relatively easy and not excessively steep; there are also a lot of rare birds and small mammals along the trail and the view, when you reach the top, is stunning and other-worldly.

Again, it is important to have the right equipment in order to make the most of the hike.  Equipments to bring: walking boots, a day back pack, light clothing, waterproof clothing, sun glasses, and clothes for the upper region of the volcano where you will spend the night and walking poles for hiking.

Lakes of hot lava are one of the most spectacular forms of volcanic activity, but they are very difficult to see since there are only a few of them in the world at any given time. So, if you want to see a really impressive lava lake, you really only have one option left:
Nyiragongo. Nyiragongo Volcano is located in the east of DRC, around 19 km from Goma, and is the most active volcano in the world. In 1997 and 2002, flows of very liquid lava broke out from cracks in the volcanic slopes. The lava covered 17 km, reaching the town of Goma in just a few minutes, killing dozens of people, and leaving hundreds of thousands homeless. The eruptions temporarily drained the lava lake in the summit crater and volcanic gases suffocated the heather forests on the upper slopes. But now the forest is recovering, and the wildlife is beginning to return.

The night will be spent in tents on the rim of the giant crater, high above the active lava lake.

Day 2:An early breakfast and then begin your descent by 7 or 8 am.

Arrive at the trail head before lunch and transfer back to Rwanda border.

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1 DAY – KIGALI CITY TOUR

m_kigali-cityMeet and greet tour Driver /guide at our office or somewhere in Kigali – short briefing about your city tour. Proceed for a city tour in Kigali, Rwanda’s capital city which was named in 1907 by Dr. Richard Kandt, the first colonial resident governor of Rwanda. Kigali city is surrounded by lush hills of green. On the tour through the city, expect to see the following:

  • Tour the Juru Park for a fantastic view of the city, surrounding hillside and countryside. It is one of the highest points in Kigali city.
  • Kigali Museum and learn the history of city and country’s pre-colonial and colonial period as well as the colonial masters in Rwanda. 
  • Visit the genocide memorial site, a grim reminder of a senseless massacre of innocent’s lives in 1994. Learn about Rwanda’s history from pre-colonial times to 1994 genocide and how Rwanda has dealt with that past. We continue with our tour and see the new developments in Rwanda; the recovery has been incredible, a testament to humankind’s resilience.
  • Visit the Kimoronko Giant Market, the hand art and craft market of CAPLAKI and later we drop you on your destination in Kigali.

Later in the evening, proceed to the Crystal View Cocktail Lounge on the eighth floor of the Top Tower Hotel for panoramic views overlooking the entire city of Kigali! As striking at night as it is during the day, one is reminded exactly why Rwanda is known as The Land of a Thousand Hills.

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5Days/4 Nights: Source of Nile-Karera waterfalls-Gishora Drum Sanctuary

Bujumbura city

Bujumbura City

Day 1: Arrive In Bujumbura

Half day tour in Bujumbura, Cultural Tour of Bujumbura Morning, we visit Rusizi national park where a possible boat tour in Rusizi river can let you explore closer the hippo, numerous birds and the joining point between Rusizi River and Lake Tanganyika;Belvedere Climb offering a nice view of Bujumbura city ,Independance hero mounument.After we visit explorers Memorial, a huge rock in the Suburbs of Bujumbura commemorating the meeting between explorers Stanley and Livingstone. Dinner and overnight at Club du Lac Tanganyika Hotel or similar.

Day2: 
After breakfast, we take the direction to the Source of Nile, and then Karera waterfalls .On our route, magnificent tea plantations and landscapes will make you carry your camera ready for pictures.

After karera waterfalls, drive to Gitega, the second town and colonial capital of Burundi. Visit of Gitega National Museum with its collection of artefacts, Gitega city administrative offices,Catholic location of Mushasha and its different schools, Overnight at Orange or Helena Hotel.

Day3: Gitega – Gishora

After breakfast visit of the drum sanctuary of Gishora. Gishora is one of the famous drum sites of Burundi. Gishora is perched on the top of a hill at 7km from the urban centre of Gitega The site of Gishora also houses two ritual drums that were never beaten : Ruciteme (the one for whom we clear the forest) and Murimirwa (the one for whom we cultivate). The two names are intimately linked to the farming vocation and refer clearly to the fertility, characteristic of the king. We have also ordinary drums which the Batimbo could beat on special occasions of the country.

Visit the drum sanctuary of Gishora to relive the cultural tradition of Burundi which is becoming scarcer. The site recreates an architectural complex of Royal palace, rarely found elsewhere in the country. Get there a lot of information will be provided by Mr Antime who has travelled a lot of countries across the world exhibiting the image of Burundi with his drum.
Here drummers’ performance can be watched. Lunch at Gitega city .After lunch, visit of the city .Gitega is the second largest town of the country, with its typical colonial architecture. It hosts the National Museum with its ethnographic and archaeological collections

After drive towards Bujumbura for overnight at Club du lac Hotel or similar

Day 4: Kigwena reserves –Rumonge fishermen

After breakfast, drive to Kigwena National Reserve for a walk in the forest to search for its flora and fauna

which includes chimpanzees and monkeys including the owl faced monkeys and baboons,

After visit, lunch at Blue Bay for lunch and beach relaxation (tennis court,swimming ,beach volley) .

Drive back to Bujumbura for overnight at Club du lac Tanganyika Hotel or similar

Day 5:  Airport transfer

3 Days Climb Nyiragongo Volcano and Track Gorillas

HIGHLIGHT

Day Locations Accomodations Meals Activities
1 Goma- Virunga NP
  • Ihusi Hotel L
  • Nyira hotel
FB Gorillas trekk
2 Nyiragongo
  • Cotage- Tent
Packet food Lava view
3 Nyiragongo- Gisenyi
  •  Check out
B Transfer
Lava lake in Nyiragongo Crater

Lava lake in Nyiragongo Crater

Day 1: Gorilla tracking.

Early in the morning, you will depart from Gisenyi and cross over to DR Congo approximately the Virunga national forest terminal where you will be oriented concerning the dos and do n’ts while you are with the Gorillas. After the rundown, you proceed for the memorable adventure of gorilla tracking. This instead exhausting yet unforgettable adventure will certainly take you via thick and sloppy atmosphere, and could take you 2-6 hours to locate the outstanding apes, relying on their movements. After an optimal duration of one hr with the Gorillas, you come down to the base of operations where the driver will move you to Goma for Dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Nyiragongo Volcano Hiking.

After your breakfast, you will relocate from the lodging, and do some shopping in the grocery store before transferring to Kibati Village where you start your rambling experience. Begin the hiking and arrive at the leading in the mid-day. This will certainly take you 5-8hours, with enroute perspective of some animals and birds along the path. Admire the lava lake all evening, before retiring in the tents on the rim of the giant crater higher above the energetic lake. The go up to and below Nyiragongo is strenuous and commonly in hot disorders, but the path is relatively easy and not overly high.

Day3. Cross the Border to Gisenyi/ Rwanda.

After your picnic morning meal on top of the volcano, descend to kibati town, which could take you 4-5 hrs. Your driver will certainly after that move you back to Gisenyi in Rwanda.

What to bring:.
Strolling boots, a day-back pack, light suiting up, water-resistant garments, sun glasses, and cozy clothes for the top region of the mountain where you will spend the evening and strolling posts for rambling.

Our Tariff will includes park doorway and Volcano climbing costs, Gorillas Permits, Transport in safari vehicle, Accomodation in Cabins at the top of the mountain, resting bag and Rangers assist.

Not Included: Visa to Congo, Travel Insurance, Meals accomodation in Goma, and beverages, (For the Volcano you need 3 liters of water, loaded food for your Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast, You can get Cheese, bread, sausages, cakes at the Supermarket in Goma Or Gisenyi).

Regarding Visa, we will certainly arrange it for you after confirming your booking. Visa price 50u

3 Days Murchison Falls & Game Safari

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7.30-7:45 a.m. Depart Kampala. Take a brief break in Masindi before proceeding to Murchison Falls NP. Enjoy a picnic lunch at the top of Murchison Falls (Please bring your own or order when booking your trip). Take a guided walk around the powerful Murchison Falls, with an optional mini-hike to view the sister falls – Uhuru Falls. Travel on to Red Chilli Rest Camp on the South Bank of the Nile. Spend the night in our twin safari tents or upgrade to banda accommodation .

Day 2

6.45 a.m. Depart for the ferry crossing to the North Bank, where you will enjoy a 4-hour game drive around the Nile Delta area of the Park. Possible animal sightings include Lion, Leopard, Hippo, Giraffe, Elephant, Buffalo, Antelope & Warthog, plus over 450 bird species…but please note, none of these are guaranteed! 11.00 a.m. Take the ferry back to the South Bank and enjoy lunch and a well-deserved break at Red Chilli Rest Camp. 2.15 p.m. Depart for a 3-hour Boat Cruise along the Victoria Nile to the base of the Falls. Along the way, you will be able to view a wide variety of birds and wildlife (numerous hippos and crocodiles!) – as well as breathtaking scenery. Drinks are on sale on board. Followed by a second night spent enjoying our hospitality and sitting around the campfire. Night at Para Lodge

Day 3

8.30 a.m. Depart for the ferry to enjoy a final game drive along the Wangkwar sector, for approximately 1.5/2 hours before leaving the park. A final chance to spot some more wildlife! 12.00. p.m. Arrive at Karuma Falls. Hike for 10-15 minutes to view the breath-taking Falls. Take a picnic lunch at the Falls before travelling back to Kampala. Food can be purchased at Red Chilli Rest Camp. You will arrive back in Kampala between 4.30-6.30,depending on traffic.

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1 DAY GORILLA TOUR DETAILED ITINERARY.

Silver back gorilla

Silver back gorilla

Day 1: Kigali – Volcanoes National Park and back
Our English/French speaking guide will meet you in Kigali very earlier in the morning at around 4:30Am since you need to be at the park head quarter before 7AM- short briefing- and transfer to the Volcanoes National Park in Musanze District/Northern part of this country.
The drive from Kigali to the volcanoes (116km) will generally take around two hours and a half.
Arriving at the park headquarter you will go under the formalities to trek the gorillas before you have another drive to the park gate where you will enter the forest for trekking.
We will track one of the eight habituated Gorilla groups in Rwanda. Habituation of a gorilla group takes a minimum of two years, with daily visits to allow the gorilla group to tolerate human presence. It is only when the gorillas are completely comfortable with human presence that tourists are allowed to share the daily hour of contact with them.
Only eight people are able to track each habituated group. The walk to find the gorillas may be as short as one hour, but it will generally take 1-4 hours to find them as their territory can range up to 40km. The park rangers and guides will clear the way and assist you through the forest. Once the gorilla group is located you will spend an hour with them as they feed, rest and play.
Sitting with the mountain gorilla is one of the most amazing wildlife experiences you will ever have. A dominant male silverback can weigh over 200 kilos and is the largest living primate. He will control our meeting as well as deciding when his group will eat, sleep and move on. His females care for their young with affection and playfulness but also with discipline. They are very curious, and are capable of making over 25 different vocalizations, including chuckling and purring. Communication also includes posturing, chest beating and if all else fails – the charge! The privilege of spending an hour with this family group is an experience that will never leave you. After your hour is up, you wind your way slowly out of the forest and back to the camp to swap stories about your amazing experience.
For the gorilla trek please bring walking boots, or waterproof trainers and socks. You need to wear long pants whilst walking in the bush due to stinging nettles. Layers are best, as conditions in the tropical rain forest can change from hot to wet and cold in an instant. Start with a long sleeved t-shirt and long pants thick socks and boots, add a fleece and rainproof jacket and you should be right for all conditions. Volcanoes National Park where the gorillas reside is a high altitude rainforest so come prepared for all conditions.
After the Gorilla trekking, go for lunch and after you will be transferred back to Kigali. End of the service.

3Days Low land Gorilla in Kahuzi Biega N. park tour

Eastern Low land Gorilla in Kahuzi Biega National park

Eastern Low land Gorilla in Kahuzi Biega National park

Day 1: Arrival

Arrive at Goma from Kisoro Uganda or Kigali Rwanda. You will be welcomed by our company safari guide who will transfer you to your hotel – Briefing and Overnight in Goma.

Day 2:  Transfer to Bukavu with Speed boat and Lowland Gorilla trekking in Kahuzi- Biega

After breakfast at Goma, you will be transferred to the port and put on speed boat to Bukavu. Then you be transferred by our tourist car to the National Park to begin the trekking. Trekking for 2 to 3 hours in mountainous jungle area of Kahuzi Biega National Park, to find the large lowland gorilla family. The species here are Eastern Lowland Gorilla, very different from the more famous Mountain Gorillas found in the Virunga National Park. Unlike the chimpanzee-like lowland gorillas found in Gabon and Congo Brazzaville, The Kahuzi Biega gorillas are large, about the size of the mountain gorilla, so you definitely won’t be disappointed. Late in the afternoon you will be transferred to your hotel in Bukavu.

Day 3: Back to Goma From Bukavu/ Congo

After Breakfast we return back to Goma via Lake Kivu and Immediate transfer either to Kigali or Kisoro.

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