The cultural tour begins with a trip to Omwami’s palace in Nyanza, proceeding to the locally revered hot springs of Rugarama near Nyungwe Forest in South West of Rwanda. You may drive to Gisenyi, where Ross Carr’s orphanage with thousands of orphans is found. Visit a local lake. End your trip in Ruhengeri, where the Batwa pigmies, an animist community were recently resettled. Here a cultural performance by the Batwa can be organized for you. In case you are interested in visiting the genocide memorials in Gisenyi, Butare and Ruhengeri, our tour guide will be able to take you there. You can now return to Kigali.
Day 1: Nyungwe Tour
Day 2: A trip to Butare Cultural Museum
Day 3: Lake Kivu Tour
Day 4: Tour Ross Carr’s Orphanage. Stay in Kigali for an overnight.
Day 5: Early in the morning transfer northwards to Ruhengeri. In the afternoon visit the surrounding communities. Visit local Dian Fossey projects. Dinner and overnight Gorilla Nest Lodge/Kinigi Guest House
Day 6: After breakfast undertake a community walk. A local traditional dance by the Batwa (Pygmies) can be pre-arranged for you upon your request. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Nest Lodge/Kinigi Guest House
Day 8: This day is reserved for your flight out of Rwanda
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