7 DAY RWANDA HIGHLIGHTS

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The ultimate Highlights for the Rwanda expert and friends.

Be guided through a fantastic destinations of Rwanda to experiences, safaris, gorilla, monkey and chimp trekking all with the beautiful backdrop of Rwanda’s 1000 hills and rich culture. An experience of a lifetime.

 

 

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DAY 1: ARRIVAL TO KIGALI - BRIEFING AND TRANSFER TO AKAGERA NATIONAL PARK

Welcome to Kigali Rwanda! Africa Unique Safaris and Tours will Welcome You upon arrival at Kigali International Airport, Transfer to the eastern province of Rwanda visiting the Women TWONGERE UMUSARURO Cooperative coffee farm washing station. Her you will be taken through coffee processing, then natural roasting (pots on fire) grid using a motor, and make French Press coffee right at its origin. Perfect to have with local Rwandan food as you enjoy the traditional dances to make this a special day. There after you will be transferred to Akagera National park

DAY 2: GAME DRIVE IN AKAGERA NATIONAL PARK

After your breakfast you will go for a game drive in the park, hopefully spot the newly arrived Lions and a variety of animals, such as Elephants, Giraffes, Hippos, Zebra, Antelopes and so many others. Return for lunch and freshen up as we drive back to Kigali

DAY 3: BUTARE – NYUNGWE COFFEE EXPENDITION

After Breakfast, we have a morning drive en route to the National Museum of Rwanda. After the visit to the museum we will proceed to Huye Mountain Coffee for coffee farming experience and natural roasting on the top of the mountain while relaxing. We will then proceed to the historical rock (Nyirankoko) for once in lifetime experience of Rwandan culture. Thereafter proceed to the washing station and coffee tasting, returning for lunch and proceeding to pass by the National Coffee Laboratory,Maraba for a professional cupping experience, then be given a chance to blend your own coffee for taking home.

DAY 4: CHIMPANZEE TRACKING

Wake up very early in the morning at 04:00am; take a cup of tea or coffee at 04:30am. Have your breakfast ready packed at 04:45am and embark the safari 4×4 jeep for transfer to the park offices for briefing about the chimpanzees and the other primates in this forest. After entering the forest begin searching for the shy chimpanzees and other primates before returning to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon continue to search for the Colobus Monkeys and return to the lodge for the overnight stay

DAY 5: TRANSFER TO KIBUYE AND HAVE INGOBOKA COFFEE EXCURSION

Very early in the morning we leave for a coffee experience with Copack. Visiting their coffee washing station and the dry meal factory (coffee hulling experience)then professional cupping in the laboratory, returning to the lodge for lunch. We then drive to Musanze for dinner and overnight stay

DAY 6: MOUNTAIN GORILLA TREK

After an early breakfast we take a short drive to Park Headquarters offices where you will meet with the professional guides, as you enjoy a cup of coffee together with morning traditional dances you will be put unto groups where by a short briefing will be given relating to the exact gorilla family you are tracking.

You will take another short drive of around 30minutes that leads you to the park entrance. Then start your hike into the forest in search of the Gorillas with our professional guides who are in communication with the trackers. The trek can take from 1 to 6 hours and climb to altitudes of up to 7,500 feet. The terrain is rough and at times muddy. Although the hike is physically demanding the beauty of the forest and surrounding scenery make the trekking worthwhile. Once the gorillas are located all fatigue is forgotten, as the experience is often described as being one of the most profound natural history experiences in the world. Remember to hire a porter to help you carry your back bag and can give you a hand during hiking where possible. Dinner and overnight stay

DAY 7: GOLDEN MONKEYS - DEPARTURE

This morning you have the opportunity to explore Volcanoes National Park in search of the rare Golden Monkeys. A fully habituated group of the beautiful primates’ lives in the park and this is one of the only places in Africa where you can find such close and friendly Golden Monkeys. Return to your lodge for lunch and refreshment, then check out and drive to Kigali. On the way have a stopover at the Rulindo Coffee Washing Station before driving back to Kigali for your flight back tome.

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