Rwanda Adventure Road Trip - Kigali City | Lake Kivu | Nyungwe Forest
DISCOVER RWANDA TRIP
Be part of this amazing road trip to East African cities from Nairobi to Kigali via Kampala.
DURATION: 5 Days and 4 Nights – (16th - 21th Oct 2020)
CHARGES: Kes 40k PP
ROUTE: Nairobi to Busia border <> Busia border to Kampala <> Kampala to Katuna border <> Katuna to Kigali.
Rwanda is a small country, located near the center of Africa. It is separated from DR Congo by Lake Kivu and Ruzizi River valley; it is surrounded to the north by Uganda, to the east by Tanzania, and to the south by Burundi.
Kigali is the capital city of Rwanda located at Rwanda's geographical heart. It sprawls across numerous hills, ridges and valleys. It is a thriving African city immediately notable for its cleanliness, orderliness and hospitality. It is a safe and friendly city and home of Twas, Tutsis and Hutus. Kigali is made up of three districts namely Gasabo, Kicukiro and Nyarugenge. This trip takes you on a cultural tour and a true epic adventure that will delight, enlighten and blow your mind. A unique blend of culture, nature, entertainment, food and inspiration in a new city!
Rwanda culture and values:-
Rwanda has three groups (Hutu, Tutsi and Twa) based on historical origins. There are no cultural difference between the ethic groups and all live together, speak similar language (Kinyarwanda) and practice majorly the same religion (Christianity).Intermarriage between the 3 groups is very common. Rwandans use music and dance as an integral part of their traditional ceremonies, social gatherings, festivals and story telling. Intore dance is the most famous traditional dance. Join us and learn their historical origins, customs, traditions and way of life. 90 percent of Rwanda population is of Hutu ethnic group, 9 percent Tutsi, and 1 percent Twa.
Language:- - most Rwandans can speak some English or Swahili in addition to their mother tongue (Kinyarwanda).
Rwanda is know as 'the land of a thousand hills' because of its endless and mesmerizing lush vegetation and mountainous landscape. All West and central regions of the country are dominated by beautiful mountains.
Rwanda Genocide history:-
The Rwandan genocide took place over a time span of 100 days, between April and July, 1994. It began with mass killings in Kigali, but over the course of its 100-day duration, killing spread to all corners of the country killing an estimate of 800,000 people. Join us for this memorable trip and learn about the victims, perpetrators, how and why this happened and the lessons there in.
What to expect:-
On this trip, you'll explore life in the city of Kigali, taste Rwandan food, make connections with Rwandan people in their home environment, learn Rwanda traditions, culture history and customs. You'll experience nature and beauty of mesmerizing landscape and have an inspiring adventure in a way that is deep and engaging.
WHAT TO EXPECT
-Spend 60 hours in Rwanda and enjoy priceless time & fun tours to the best spots.
- Visit national history museum and the Genocide Memorial Center in Rwanda and explore exhibition details of Rwandan history at the memorial gardens.
- Enjoy cultural lifestyle – Meet local people in their environment at Ibyiwacu cultural village - Share Rwandan heritage treasures and visit village king’s house
- Enjoy different types of traditional dances like Intore dance and famous songs of the gorillas sang by the famous Ngayabatema
- Enjoy Urwagwa - A local Rwandan banana beer (Optional)
-Experience the Rwandan culture through delicious traditional cuisine.
-Experience Kigali city - fun tours to the best spots such as Rwanda Convention Centre and catch panoramic views of the city from vantage points
-Mt Kigali Hike - A great hike to get an overview of the city of Kigali and the backcountry of a million mountains. Experience nature at its best in a city of rolling green hills.
-Enjoy sight of energetic arts scene with visit to Inema Art center
-Tour Kigali gift shops for Rwandan Souvenirs
-Experience unforgettable night of fun and stories.
-Team bonding games
-Unlimited professional photography
-Experience Kampala city - fun tours to the best spots.
It's all about good times we share and memories we create!
-Passport or temporary E.A travel permit
-Yellow fever vaccination certificate
EXCLUDED ON THE BUDGET:-
-Dinner and Enroute lunch as we travel
- Drinks and Entry at entertainment Joints
-Personal items and gifts
-Any optional activity and anything not mentioned above
WHAT TO PACK:-
-Light comfortable outdoor shoes
-Extra casual clothes
Booking fee Kes 10,000 (non-refundable)
We understand that it is not always easy to save money for your favorite trip. We are offering options to pay by flexible installments with no extra charge until departure day. Talk to us how to pay Mos Mos.
Nairobi CBD, Outside National Archives
- Round Trip Transport (As Scheduled)
- Accommodation Kigali 2 Nights sharing (Meals on Half Board plan)
- Kigali City, Cultural Experience and art Tours as scheduled
- Walking City tour and Shopping in Kampala
- Salsa Dance (Optional)
- All Entry fees to places we Visit ss scheduled
- Team bonding and fun activities Photography
- Personal Items, gifts and Tips
- Enroute meals and Lunches
- Personal Travel Insurance / Medical Cover
- Drinks and entry to entertainment joints
- Any items not mentioned above
Departure _ 17th Oct: - Nairobi to Busia border > Busia border to Kampala Leave Nairobi at 4:30 pm with evening bus to cross the Busia border at Midnight.
Kampala to Katuna border > Katuna to Kigali Arrive in Kampala in the early morning around 6am, brief stop, buy breakfast and proceed with Journey to Rwanda from 7:00am. Will arrive in Kigali at around 5pm then proceed to check in freshen up and have dinner while enjoying the atmosphere and landscape of Rwanda's green hills. Kigali Night Life party - Part 1 (Optional). Sleep at own pleasure
Discover Rwanda part 1 – Culture and Museum Tours Early Morning Breakfast followed by a full day tour Visit the national history museum and Genocide Memorial Center in Rwanda to explore exhibition details of Rwandan history at the memorial gardens. Kigali Genocide Memorial museum contains the memories of over 250,000 victims of the 1994 Genocide where more than one million Rwandans were killed. The museum is an educational and peace- building initiative. Visit Kigali Cultural Village and enjoy Rwandan heritage treasures and different traditions and lifestyle. Buy Rwandan souvenirs and gifts at cultural shops We will drive back to the hotel at 5pm for Dinner & own free time. Kigali Night Life experience - part 2 (Optional) - Sleep at own pleasure
Early Morning Breakfast followed by Mt Kigali morning Hike and full day excursion tour of Rwanda’s capital City, Kigali to catch panoramic views of the city from different vantage points. Experience beauty, history and way of life in a new city. Tour the landmark spots such as Rwanda Convention Centre. Enjoy sight of energetic arts scene with visit to Inema Art center Tour Kigali gift shops for Rwandan Souvenirs Drive back to the hotel at 3pm and sign out. Return road trip to Kampala starts at 6pm
Kampala city stopover Arrive in Kampala in the early Morning, 6am. Kampala city – Walking tour to the landmark spots. Kampala - Nairobi return road trip leaving at 6pm
Nairobi Return Arrival in Nairobi early morning at 7am