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9 Day Tour to Rwanda, Uganda, DR Congo and Burundi

Tour listed by Augustine Tours
About this tour

The 9-day Small Group Tour to Rwanda, Uganda, DR Congo, and Burundi is the tour realized in a small group or exclusively for your family. or your private group of friends. The adventure starts in Kigali and to start the tour all that you have to do is book it and book your flight tickets to Kigali by yourself. We meet you at the airport. Here's information about how the tour is going day by day:

Day 1: Arrival

Arrival in Kigali check-in at Chez Lando Hotel and relax to get ready for the next day of the safari. Overnight at your hotel.

Day 2: Kigali City Tour And Transfer To Bwindi National Park

After breakfast, Kigali City tour: The City tour includes a visit to Gisozi genocide memorial, Presidential Palace Museum, former state house with exhibits on Rwandan history & debris from a presidential plane crash before the genocide starts in 1994. In the afternoon, transfer to Bwindi National Park. Overnight at Bakiga Lodge on breakfast basis.

Day 3: Bwindi National Park

In the morning after breakfast, we head to the Bwindi National Park Headquarters where we will be allocated groups of gorillas to be visited. The gorilla trekking will lead you through Bwindi Mountain forest, and this may take 1-4 hours. The maximum time to spend with the gorillas is one hour. After the trekking, we drive back to Gisenyi for overnight at Paradise Malahide Hotel.

Day 4: Nyiragongo Trekking- Ascending

After early breakfast, Transfer to la Grande Barriere (Rwanda- DRC border) and cross the border by 7:00 and check-in at the Virunga Tourism Office by 8:00. Afterward, drive to Kitabi ranger post, the starting point of the Nyiragongo trek; the ascent starts at around 10:00 and you would reach the summit at around 5:00 P.M. Overnight at the crater.

Day 5: Nyiragongo Trekking- Descending

After early breakfast, start descending Nyiragongo at 6:00 A.M. Once at the bottom, drive back to La Grande Barriere and cross the border to return to Gisenyi. After check-in at the hotel, enjoy a walking city tour in Gisenyi. Overnight at Paradise Malahide Hotel.

Day 6: Historical & Cultural Visit

After breakfast, transfer to Nyanza King’s Palace, located at 88 km south of Kigali City. This was the residence of King Mutara III Rudahigwa and the Royal Palace that was traditionally built. And, this Palace offers a detailed look into Rwandan traditional seat of their monarchy. It is an impressive museum, restored to its 19th-century state. It is made entirely with traditional materials. The visit will continue to Butare Ethnographic Museum, formerly the National Museum of Rwanda. Overnight at Matter Boni Consili Hotel.

Day 7: Transfer To Bujumbura

After breakfast, transfer to Bujumbura- arrival around 12:00. After check-in at the hotel, visit Albert’s crocodiles; slam Culture Centre; The Explorers Memorial, a huge rock in the Suburbs of Bujumbura commemorating the meeting between explorers Livingstone & Stanley; Independence hero mausoleum & Unity monument, Belvedere Hill offering a nice of Lake Tanganyika and the city. Enjoy a Tuk-Tuk tour on the shores of Lake Tanganyika Relax at the beach Overnight at Safari Gate Hotel.

Day 8: Full Day Tour: Source Of Nile, Karera Waterfalls

After breakfast, transfer to Source of Nile, Karera Waterfalls, Gitega National Museum, Gishora drum Sanctuary before driving back to Bujumbura. Overnight at Safari Gate Hotel.

Day 9: Fly From Bujumbura

After breakfast, enjoy a morning boat trip to Rusizi National Park to explore closer the hippos and birds in Lake Tanganyika before transfer to the airport

Inclusions

• All ground transport in 4x4 vehicles

• Accommodation

• Meals

• 1 gorilla permit

• 1 Nyiragongo permit • Entrance fees where required

• 3-star hotels on breakfast basis

• Drum & Boat Fees

Exclusions

Anything not stated in the itinerary

Tour Category:
Hiking
Biking
Water Activities
Historical Tours
Sightseeing
Walking Tours
Local Shopping
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Wine Tours
Local Art Classes
Local Cooking Classes
Shows & Concerts
Cultural Tours
Adventure Tours
Aerial Experiences
Healing Experiences
Amusement Parks
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Camping
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Local Language Lessons
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Languages Spoken by Host:
English
Spanish
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Portuguese
German
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Ideal for:
Families
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Wheelchair Accessible
Local cash needed, if any: Payment methods are Paypal or Wire transfer
Is the Tour or Experience Customizable: Yes
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