On-Arrival Registration

7th & 8th March, 2020

Akagera National Park

Akagera National Park Rwanda is found in North Eastern Rwanda, at the country’s border with Tanzania. It is dominated by swamps and small lakes with flow in the wake of River Kagera. All the water sources work together to create a piece of spectacular scenery. It is quite a remarkable eco-system. The Park was obviously named after River Kagera.

The birders who visit Akagera National Park are always impressed by what they find mostly the many bird species that range from water to forest and also savannah as well as the migratory bird species and many of these are endemic to the park and are so rare like the papyrus gonolek which is found in the papyrus swamps. There are also the localized red faced barbets, and the swamp fly catcher as well as the elusive shoebill stork all found in Akagera National park.

Akagera national park boasts of quite the variety of wildlife including some of the big 5. Lions, elephants, buffaloes, and leopards. There are hyenas, zebras, hippos, crocodiles, antelopes, cape elands, impalas, wide eyed bush-bays, warthogs, oribi, bush buck, Tsessebe , sitatungas. There are over 100 elephants in the park today.

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Bisoke hike

If you are thinking of visiting Rwanda and doing something adventurous and special, then a day Bisoke hike should be on your list of things to do. Climbing Mount Bisoke Volcano in Rwanda Mount Bisoke  also known as “Visoke” is one of the active volcanoes found within the Virunga ranges of mountains found in East and Central Africa. With a height of 12,175 ft, Mount Bisoke lies within the borders of Rwanda (Volcanoes National Park) and DR Congo (Virunga National Park). The summit and greater part of the mountain is in Rwanda.  The mountain was formed as a result of a rift that is gradually dividing sections of East Africa. It has two crater lakes – one at the very top and the other (Lake Ngezi) found midway.

Mount Bisoke is a home to the endangered mountain gorillas which are by large Rwanda’s more valuable tourism resource. The rich bamboo forests and other vegetation surrounding the mountain provide ideal shelter and food for these great apes. However, Hiking Mount Bisoke and reaching the summit is also a favorite activity of many visitors to the Volcanoes National park. 

Musanze Caves

The Musanze caves are located in the northern part of Rwanda in the District of Musanze. Musanze is arguably the most visited part of Rwanda because its location is one of the most naturally beautiful places in Africa.

The caves are generally cold and quiet on the inside with streams of water slowly flowing out of the rock ceiling and down the rocky walls to holes underneath the cave floor. It usually takes between one to two hours to complete exploring the caves. The caves consist of complex and numerous tunnels, many of which are home to thousands of bats. The bats can be seen hanging on the cave walls that have been darkened by smoke that has been partly trapped by the numerous cobwebs for thousands of years. Exploring the cave involves maneuvering through a two kilometer dark tunnel that consists of hardened rocks. There is complete silence inside the caves that is only interrupted by whispers, flying bats and echoes from human voices far away. One will need a strong torch/light, helmet, gloves, boots and a head cap to navigate through the various tunnels during the one to two-hour trail.

Iby’iwacu Cultural Village

Rwanda is an amazing country with stunning scenery that is painted with thousands of beautiful hills. The government of Rwanda through the Tourism Board has positioned the country into one of the leading Tourist destinations in Africa – And this is despite her small size and fewer natural resources compared to her neighbors. One of the recent notable additions to the menu for potential visitors to the country is the Iby’iwacu cultural village located in the District of Musanze. The word “Iby’iwacu” is a Kinyarwanda word that means “Treasures of our home and heritage”.

The Iby’iwacu cultural village combines all of Rwanda’s known cultural traditions, people and history into one place for display and a personal experience. International visitors get to see what life was in a typical African village setting – the lifestyle, houses, traditional dances, dressing code, food, herbs and how the ancient kingdoms were generally organized. Tourists are given an opportunity to learn ancient hunting skills, try weaving baskets/mats, and carpentry. This unique experience has won the hearts of many visitors who wish to indulge in the culture of Rwanda’s native community. 

It is also a great place for relaxation while offering opportunities to purchase local craft, gifts and souvenirs to show friends back home.

7th & 8th March, 2020

Nyanza King’s Palace

A reconstruction of the traditional royal residence, the King’s Palace is a beautifully-crafted thatched dwelling shaped like a beehive.

In olden times, Nyanza was the heart of Rwanda. According to oral tradition, it was the site of battles and power struggles.

Situated on a hill 2km southwest of town, this fascinating museum is less about ancient history and more about royal residences. The displays Centre on a replica king's ‘palace’. There is a guided tour that helps explain some of the architectural idiosyncrasies inside the royal compound, including why the royal beer brewer’s hut had an entrance without a lip, and other curiosities such as why the woman who looked after the king’s milk was never able to marry.

National Ethnographic Museum

A gift from Belgium’s King Badouin in the late 1980s, the Ethnographic Museum now houses one of Africa’s finest ethnographic collections.
Seven galleries display historical, ethnographic, artistic and archaeological artefacts accompanied by visual aids, giving visitors a rich insight into the Rwandan culture.
The exhibits open with geographical and geological displays, moving on to items used in hunting, agriculture, animal husbandry, pottery, weaving and woodwork.
Traditional clothing and architectural methods are also illustrated, as well as the social importance of cattle.
The final room reveals traditional customs and beliefs, history, culture, poetry and oral tradition and cosmology.
There’s also a highly regarded craft Centre on site.

Kitabi Eco-Center (KEC) Camping Site

It sits atop Mount Kitabi, and offers one of the most spectacular, panoramic views in all of Rwanda: neat, terraced farms perched on endless hills; light green tea plantations that frequent this region; the dark green trees of Nyungwe Forest; and a seemingly endless sky. Neither words nor pictures can do it justice; you have to be here to experience it! Click here to see a video of what we do.

KEC combines camping, a restaurant, gardens, and Ecotourism activities with an ecologically-friendly mindset. There is even a replica of the King’s Palace here that you can explore, and if you want to stay overnight, you will be enjoying camping.

so, please come visit, and relax with us!

Nyungwe National Park

Nyungwe forest is the park's most valuable resource. It is the largest remaining montane forest in Africa and has been in existence since the Ice Age period. Nyungwe Forest is believed to be one of the sources of the great River Nile. Because of the alternating mountainous, hilly and flat terrain in the park, the plant diversity is amazing.

The natural state of the forest rewards travelers with an inhaled good pure oxygen, as they are least air pollutants. 

This National Park is incredible, views of green mountains as far as the eye can see. The forest has it all form chimpanzee trekking, colobus monkeys, mountain monkeys and waterfall hiking among others. This rain forest is beautiful with so many plant and animal species that are only found there and it’s an amazing experience just being amongst nature there.

9th March, 2020

Rubavu, Lake Kivu Beach, Hot spring and Beach Silent Disco

Lake Kivu is one of the freshwater lakes which lie along Africa's Great Rift Valley. Dominating the border between Rwanda and the DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo); Lake Kivu is Rwanda’s largest lake, and the sixth largest lake in Africa.

Visiting Rubavu is the best way to relax, explore and have fun on the lake kivu, you see mountains, fishing experiences during a sunset. The lake is safe and does not have hippos and crocodiles, the water is clean and swimming is applicable.

Hot springs tour is one of Rwanda's top tourist attractions in the area; the hot springs are the result of nearby volcanic activity, and the locals swear by their medicinal powers. You can expect to see people bathing in the hot springs, while others caked the mud on their skin.

All in all, if you’re visiting Gisenyi or the Lake Kivu area, the hot springs are the best thirty minutes you’ll spend that day!

Rwanda, as you can agree, is a beautiful country. However, not to make this a competition or anything, but while Rwanda by land is wonderful, Rwanda by water is truly spectacular.    

7th or 10th March, 2019

Kigali City Tour

Kigali is a very different city to some other urban center of the rest of East Africa. It is very clean, in part as a result of a complete ban on plastic, it is hilly, very well organized, with perfectly maintained infrastructure and streets lined with gorgeous trees. It is also a very safe city. Unlike other African cities, there is also a fair amount of things to do in Kigali,
what to expect;

Learn more about Rwanda's history at the Historic Museum (Patriotism Museum)

Kigali industrial zone

Arts centers etc.

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AVAILABLE OPTIONS FOR ONSITE REGISTRATION

  • Option A: Nyungwe National Park (Canopy Walk and Waterfall Hike) for 1 Days (1 tour on 7th March, 2020). 
Book for: 125 Euros
  • Option B: Nyungwe National Park (Canopy Walk and Waterfall Hike) + Akagera National Park for 2 Days (2 tours from 7th-8th March, 2020).
Book for: 250 Euros
  • Option C:  Nyungwe National Park (Canopy Walk and Waterfall Hike) + Akagera National Park + Route 3 (Lake Kivu) for 3 Days (3 tours from 7th-9th March, 2020).
Book for: 360 Euros
  • Option D: Nyungwe National Park (Canopy Walk and Waterfall Hike) + Akagera National Park + Route 3 (Lake Kivu) + Route 4 (Kigali City Tour) for 4 Days (4 tours from 7th-10th March, 2020).
Book for: 410 Euros
  • Option E: King’s Palace, National Ethnographic Museum, Camping at Kitabi + Nyungwe National Park for 2 Days (2 tours from 7th-8th March, 2020).
Book for: 200 Euros
  • Option F: King’s Palace, National Ethnographic Museum, Camping at Kitabi + Nyungwe National Park + Route 3 (Lake Kivu) for 3 Days (3 tours from 7th-9th March, 2020).
Book for: 310 Euros
  • Option G: King’s Palace, National Ethnographic Museum, Camping at Kitabi + Nyungwe National Park + Route 3 (Lake Kivu) + Route 4 (Kigali City Tour) for 4 Days (4 tours from 7th-10th March, 2020).
Book for: 360 Euros
  • Option H: Nyungwe National Park (Canopy Walk and Waterfall Hike) + Musanze Caves and Iby’iwacu Cultural Village for 2 Days (2 tours from 7th-8th March, 2020).
Book for: 250 Euros
  • Option I: Nyungwe National Park (Canopy Walk and Waterfall Hike) + Musanze Caves and Iby’iwacu Cultural Village + Route 3 (Lake Kivu) for 3 Days (3 tours from 7th-9th March, 2020).
Book for: 360 Euros
  • Option J: Nyungwe National Park (Canopy Walk and Waterfall Hike) + Musanze Caves and Iby’iwacu Cultural Village + Route 3 (Lake Kivu) + Route 4 (Kigali City Tour) for 4 Days (4 tours from 7th-10th March, 2020).
Book for: 410 Euros
  • Option K: Kigali City Tour for 1 Days (1 tour on 7th March, 2020).
Book for: 50 Euros

COVERAGE PER OPTION

The cost for each option will include the following:

  • Accomodation
  • Refreshments
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Social events
  • Photography Coverage

Note: Accommodation will not be covered for the Kigali City tour.