Day 1: Kigali - Nyungwe Forest
On your way to Nyungwe, you will have a stop over at interesting places such as local markets, the traditional palace of Rwanda’s Former King in Nyanza. Drive past green fields of tea scattered across the hillsides and the small wooden houses unique to the areas surrounding the forest. Dinner and overnight at Gisakura Guest House
Day 2: Cultural Museum of Butare
After breakfast, you will pay a visit to the Botanical Gardens and a cultural museum in Butare. Later, visit the hot springs in Bugarama and rest to the Gisakura Guest House for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Lake Kivu
An early morning breakfast will be followed by a drive to Kibuye passing through breath-taking mountains, deep valleys, and the typical Rwandan topography. You will have a lunch stopover at Hotel Bethanie. You may have an optional relaxation at the lake shore or carry out a boat trip on Lake Kivu. Dinner and overnight at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel
Day 4: Visit Ross Carr's Orphanage
Head for a visit at the Ross Carr’s Orphanage and later, relax at the lake shore. Dinner and overnight at Hotel Malahide Paradis
Day 5: Local Community Tour
Drive further northwards to Ruhengeri. You may decide to visit the local communities or the local Dian Fossey projects around in Ruhengeri. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Nest Lodge/La Palme Hotel/Kinigi Guest House
Day 6: Visit Batwa Pygimies
After breakfast, pay a visit to the Batwa pigmies, an animist community in Ruhengeri and other local communities for the whole day. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Nest Lodge/La Palme Hotel/Kinigi Guest House
Day 7: Karisoke Gorilla Research Centre
Trek to Karisoke Gorilla Research Centre which Dian Fossey, the famous primatologist set up., or visit local communities. In the evening, head to Kigali and have dinner and overnight at Intercontinental Hotel /Chez Lando Hotel/Okapi Hotel
Day 8: Kigali City Tour
Carry out city tour such as a visit to the local markets, the handicraft shops, the Franco-Rwanda cultural center and the genocide memorial sites. Later, transfer to Kigali International Airport.