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We offer unique experiences with wild animals and also with Rwandas and East-Congos nature to all our clients.
It is possible to adapt all trekkings to the individual wishes of our tour members!


Our tour offers

Vacation time is precious and limited. That's why we arranged our trekkings in the way described below - to give our clients the opportunity to get to know as much as possible in a short time but still to be able to enjoy it. Because of the restricted number of participants - max. 4 persons per tour - it is also possible to take into consideration individual wishes of our guests. Here you will find all details about our tour-offers, the parks, the hotels and lodges:
TOUR 1 - 6 days

RWANDA, THE MOUNTAIN GORILLAS AND LAKE KIVU

This tour includes
  • trekking  to the mountain gorillas in the Volcanoes National Parc Rwanda (optional "Golden monkeys" )
  • twin lakes with a boat trip
  • Nil/Congo-watershed
  • Lake Kivu
  • Kigali city
          
Tour price:
€ 2.150 per. person. (group of 4)
€ 2.280 p. p. (group of 3)
€ 2.550 p. p. (2 people )
€ 3.450 for a single tour

Single room supplement: € 100,--per person.
            


Included :  
  • accomodation/full board in a double/twin room (sometimes picnic midday)
  • mountain gorillas in Rwanda  (or Golden Monkeys, with overall price reduction);
  • transport and tour guide in Rwanda.

Not included:
  • Rwanda visa
  • flight to Kigali and back
  • Medical treatment or evacuation
  • drinks, tips, souvenirs and extra tours.

Fees in the Volcanoes National Park Ruanda (all prices in US$):
(full payment in advance to secure reservation)
gorillas 1500 /person
optional: Golden monkeys  100 /person

Rwanda, the mountain gorillas and Lake Kivu

1st Day
Journey and flight to Rwanda. Arrival at Kigali Int. Airport, evening or late at night, depending on the airline. I will meet you at the airport and from there we proceed to Hotel Nobleza, in Kicukiro on the hill, with view on the city of Kigali for dinner and overnight rest.  

2nd Day
Your day starts with a first breakfast in Rwanda followed by a short briefing on the tour. After that we drive through town and high hills to the north west, towards Ruhengeri/Musanze and the Volcanoes, to Remera/Ruhondo close to the twin lakes Ruhondo and Bulera. In the afternoon, habituation walk in the hills and villages. Dinner and night in the "worlds most beautiful monastery",  high up in the mountains facing the Vulcanoes and overlooking the lakes.

3rd Day
After breakfast in "a room with a view", hike on a small trail down to lake Ruhondo, on the foot the Remera Monastery. Boat trip to the small islands on the lake and on the way back walk through the villages. Dinner and overnight again at the monastery above the clouds!

4th Day
Today you'll have to wake up at dawn for breakfast followed by a 1 hour drive on a good dirt and then asphalt road, to Kinigi the Headquarters of the Volcanoes National Park and starting point of all gorilla tours. We register and before starting the tour, the guides give you a briefing on your visit and dispatch the groups. After a climb with an escort of park rangers through thick bamboo and rain forest higher up, you will discover these gentle giants and be able to spend one hour with them, like on a family visit! The encounter with a mountain gorilla family in the Virunga mountains is without any doubt the highlight of your journey in the land of 1000 hills and one of the most memorable experiences with wild animals one can make. If someone chooses not to visit the mountain gorillas, a trek to the golden monkeys, who also live in these often mist covered mountains, can be arranged. Later in the afternoon, after returning from the mountain, we proceed westwards crossing the Nile/Congo watershed, to Gisenyi/Rubavu on the shores of lake Kivu.For those who like to swim, the waters of lake Kivu are prefectly clean (no billharzia and you won't meet any crocos or hippos either!!)  and have an ideal temperatur all year round and there is nothing more relaxing after a busy day than to have a swim. Dinner and night rest at the charming Maison St Benoit, a short distance out of town, directly by the lake.

5th Day
Breakfast in the idyllic gardens with "your feet in the water" and a view over the lake to the mountains of the Congo on the western lake side. Ride from our lodge back to Gisenyi/Rubavu and then to the south along the Nile/Congo-watershed to Kibuye/Karongi. The trip takes us from lake Kivu (at 1560 m altitude) on the foot of the Virunga mountains, with mount Karisimbi the culminant Peak at over 4500 m,  along the 2650 km2 big Kivu lake on one of  the most beautiful coastlines with breathtaking panorama views, to the small town of Kibuye/Karongi a few hours southwards. Finally we should reach Rwiza village a lovely traditional style lodge set in a beautiful cove of lake Kivu, where you'll have dinner and spend the night.

6th Day
After a wake up swim in the lake and breakfast on the nice terrace, the trip takes us back east to Kigali, up and down quiet a lot the 1000 green hills of the country. In the afternoon we make a city tour and then you can either visit the genocide memorial and/or have a look at the handicraft and traditional carving shops in town and bye some souvenirs. In the early evening we head to Kigali Int. Airport for your flight back home. Arrival on Day 7.
TOUR 2 - 7 days

FROM RWANDA TO EAST-CONGO TO SEE THE MOUNTAIN GORILLAS AND ON THE VULCANO
           
This tour includes
  • trekking  to the mountain gorillas in the Parc National des Virunga (RD Congo)
  • optional Chimpanzees (Congo)
  • twin lakes (with a boat trip)
  • active vulcano Nyiragongo (Congo)
  • Lake Kivu
  • Kigali city and Goma cities

  
Tour price:
€ 2.020 per  person  (group of 4)
€ 2.285 p. p. (group of 3)
€ 2.615  p. p. (2 people)
€ 3.750 for a  single-tour

Single room supplement: € 150,--per person.



Included
:  
  • accomodation/full-board in a double-room/twin-room (sometimes picnic midday)
  • visa for DR Congo
  • mountain gorillas in Congo (or Chimpanzees with overall price reduction);
  • vulcano trekking
  • tour and guide in Rwanda and East-Congo.

Not included:
  • visa for Rwanda (2 entries)
  • flight to Kigali and back
  • Medical treatment or evacuation
  • drinks, tips, souvenirs and every extra tours.

Charges in the Volcanoes National Park Virunga/Congo (all prices in US$):
(full payment in advance to secure reservation)
gorillas 1.032 /person
optional: chimpanzees  100 /person
Nyiragongo-tour:356/person

           Journey from Rwanda to East Congo to the mountain gorillas and on the active vulcano Nyiragongo

1st Day
Journey and flight to Rwanda. Arrival at Kigali Int. Airport, evening or late at night, depending on the airline. I will meet you at the airport and from there we proceed to Hotel Nobleza, in Kicukiro on the hill, with view on the city of Kigali for dinner and overnight rest.  

2nd Day
Your day starts with a first breakfast in Rwanda followed by a short briefing on the tour. After that we drive through town and high hills to the north west, towards Ruhengeri/Musanze and the Volcanoes, to Remera/Ruhondo close to the twin lakes Ruhondo and Bulera. In the afternoon, habituation walk in the hills and villages or down to Ruhondo lake for a small boat trip. Or just relax and admire the magnificent scenery around you. Dinner and night in the "worlds most beautiful monastery",  high up in the mountains facing the Vulcanoes and overlooking the lakes.

3rd Day
  
After breakfast, we proceed westwards crossing the Nile/Congo watershed, to Gisenyi/Rubavu and further on across the border Rwanda/DRC to Goma on the shores of lake Kivu. Lake Kivu (at 1560 m altitude) on the foot of the Virunga mountains, with mount Karisimbi the culminant Peak at over 4500 m,  is 2650 km2 big  and offers one of  the most beautiful african landscapes with breathtaking panorama views and scenery. In the afternoon we proceed a few kilometers north of Goma on a quiet good  road, to Kibumba, where we spend the night at the comfortable  Kibumba tented camp at the foot of the volcanoes.

4th Day
  
Today you'll have to wake up at dawn for breakfast followed by a short drive, to the Parc National des Virunga (former Parc Albert), created already in 1925 as the first african national parc.We register at the park office in Bukima or Kibumba and before starting the tour, the guides give you a briefing on your visit and dispatch the groups. After a climb with an escort of park rangers through thick bamboo and rain forest higher up, you will discover these gentle giants and be able to spend one hour with them, like on a family visit! The encounter with a mountain gorilla family in the Virunga mountains is without any doubt one of the highlights of your journey and one of the most memorable experiences with wild animals one can make. For those who choose not to visit the mountain gorillas, a trek to the Chimpanzees, who live close to these often mist covered mountains, can be arranged; but it needs to be checked first if they are wihtin range or not. Later in the afternoon, after returning from the mountain, we head back to Goma. Dinner and overnight at the Caritas Guest House directly by the lake.

5th Day  
    
After breakfast we head south, but only a short distance from the camp to the foot of the active vulcano Nyiragongo. The  Kibati patrol post is located at about 2000 m seelevel and this is also the starting point of the volcano trek. The climb to the 3470 m high crater rim begins through easy terrain but thick tropical vegetation, together with parkrangers. Now and then a short rest allows you to admire the views over to the  volcano chain and down to the lake and the city. Depending on the individual fitness of the group members, you reach the top of the mountain earlier or a bit later in the afternoon. The look down into the boiling lava lake is really impressive and gets even more spectacular after dark. Just below the crater rim, a few huts have been build to accomodate visitors for the night. Please think of taking with you all the necessary gear, as wind/rain jacket, warm clothes and a good sleeping bag, as temperatures can drop close to 0°.

6th Day
In the morning walking around on the summit and again admiring the red caldera under your feet. Later on, carefully descending the steep slopes just under the summit and then reaching the more easier part unto the park office close to the main road. From there back down to Goma and lake Kivu. Late lunch and then relaxing in the lodges garden or swimming in the lake. For those who like to swim, the waters of lake Kivu are prefectly clean (no billharzia and you won't meet any crocos or hippos either!!) and have an ideal temperatur all year round and there is nothing more relaxing after a busy day than to have a swim. In the afternoon sightseeing tour around town and if you are interested we pay a visit to the Charité Maternelle Hospital in town with whom we/AHP are cooperating since many years. Sunset on the terrace, dinner and night at the charming Caritas Guest House on the lakeside.
  

7th Day
After breakfast on the nice terrace, border crossing Congo/Rwanda back to Gisenyi/Rubavu and then up and down quiet a lot the 1000 green hills of the country, to Kigali. In the afternoon we make a city tour and then you can either visit the genocide memorial and/or have a look at the handicraft and traditional carving shops in town and bye some souvenirs. In the early evening we head to Kigali Int. Airport for your flight back home.
TOUR 3 - 7 days

IN RWANDA TO THE MOUNTAIN GORILLAS AND TO THE EAST-CONGO ON THE VULCANO
  

This tour includes
  • trekking to the mountain gorillas in the Volcanoes National Parc in Rwanda
  • optional "Golden monkeys"
  • twin lakes
  • active vulcano Nyiragongo (Congo)
  • Lake Kivu
  • Kigali and Goma city

Tour price:
€ 2.735 per person. (group of 4)
€ 2.820 p. p. (group of 3)
€ 3.135 p. p. (2 people)
€ 4.170  single tour

Single room supplement: € 150,--per person.


Included:
  • accomodation/fullboard in a double/twin-room (sometimes picnic midday)
  • visa for DR Congo
  • mountain gorillas in Rwanda (or "Golden Monkeys", with overall price reduction);
  • vulcano trekking
  • tour and guide in Rwanda and Eastern Congo.

 
Not included:
  • visa for Rwanda (2 entries)
  • flight to Kigali and back
  • Medical treatment or evacuation
  • drinks, tips, souvenirs and extra tours
  •    

Fees in the Volcanoes National Park Rwanda  (all prices in US$):
(full payment in advance to secure reservation)
gorillas: 1500 /person
optional: Golden monkeys  100 /person

 
Fees in the Parc National des Virunga/Congo (all prices in US$):
(full payment in advance to secure reservation)
Nyiragongo-tour:356/person
          
In Rwanda to the mountain gorillas and in the East Congo on the active vulcano Nyiragongo

1st Day
Journey and flight to Rwanda. Arrival at Kigali Int. Airport, evening or late at night, depending on the airline. I will meet you at the airport and from there we proceed to Hotel Nobleza, in Kicukiro on the hill, with view on the city of Kigali for dinner and overnight rest.

2nd Day
Your day starts with a first breakfast in Rwanda followed by a short briefing on the tour. After that we drive through town and high hills to the north west, towards Ruhengeri/Musanze and the Volcanoes, to Remera/Ruhondo close to the twin lakes Ruhondo and Bulera. In the afternoon, habituation walk in the hills and villages or down to Ruhondo lake for a small boat trip. Or just relax and admire the magnificent scenery around you. Dinner and night in the "worlds most beautiful monastery",  high up in the mountains facing the Vulcanoes and overlooking the lakes.

3rd Day
Today you'll have to wake up at dawn for breakfast followed by a 1 hour drive on a good dirt and then asphalt road, to Kinigi the Headquarters of the Volcanoes National Park and starting point of all gorilla tours. We register and before starting the tour, the guides give you a briefing on your visit and dispatch the groups. After a climb with an escort of park rangers through thick bamboo and rain forest higher up, you will discover these gentle giants and be able to spend one hour with them, like on a family visit! The encounter with a mountain gorilla family in the Virunga mountains is without any doubt the highlight of your journey in the land of 1000 hills and one of the most memorable experiences with wild animals one can make. If someone chooses not to visit the mountain gorillas, a trek to the golden monkeys, who also live in these often mist covered mountains, can be arranged. Later in the afternoon, after returning from the mountain, we proceed westwards crossing the Nile/Congo watershed at around 2300m, to Gisenyi/Rubavu on the shores of lake Kivu. Dinner and night rest at the charming Maison St Benoit, a short distance out of town, directly by the lake.

4th  Day
Breakfast in the idyllic gardens with "your feet in the water" and a view over the lake to the mountains of the Congo on the western lake side. Lake Kivu (at 1560 m altitude) on the foot of the Virunga mountains, with mount Karisimbi the culminant Peak at over 4500 m,  is 2650 km2 big  and offers one of the most beautiful african landscapes with breathtaking panorama views and scenery. For those who like to swim, the waters of lake Kivu are prefectly clean (no billharzia and you won't meet any crocos or hippos either!!)  and have an ideal temperatur all year round and there is nothing more relaxing than to have a swim. A boat trip along the coast can be arranged. After lunch, we proceed to Gisenyi/Rubavu and further on across the border Rwanda/DRC to Goma.
In the afternoon we proceed a few kilometers north of Goma on a quiet good  road, to Kibumba, where we spend the night at the comfortable  Kibumba tented camp at the foot of the volcanoes.

5th Day
After breakfast we head south, but only a short distance from the camp to the foot of the active vulcano Nyiragongo. The  Kibati patrol post is located at about 2000 m seelevel and this is also the starting point of the volcano trek. The climb to the 3470 m high crater rim begins through easy terrain but thick tropical vegetation, together with parkrangers. Now and then a short rest allows you to admire the views over to the  volcano chain and down to the lake and the city. Depending on the individual fitness of the group members, you reach the top of the mountain earlier or a bit later in the afternoon. The look down into the boiling lava lake is really impressive and gets even more spectacular after dark. Just below the crater rim, a few huts have been build to accomodate visitors for the night. Please think of taking with you all the necessary gear, as wind/rain jacket, warm clothes and a good sleeping bag, as temperatures can drop close to 0°.

6th Day
In the morning walking around on the summit and again admiring the red caldera under your feet. Later on, carefully descending the steep slopes just under the summit and then reaching the more easier part unto the park office close to the main road. From there back down to Goma and lake Kivu. Late lunch and then relaxing in the lodges garden or swimming in the lake. For those who like to swim, the waters of lake Kivu are prefectly clean (no billharzia and you won't meet any crocos or hippos either!!) and have an ideal temperatur all year round and there is nothing more relaxing after a busy day than to have a swim. In the afternoon sightseeing tour around town and if you are interested we pay a visit to the Charité Maternelle Hospital in town with whom we/AHP are cooperating since many years. Sunset on the terrace, dinner and night at the charming Caritas Guest House on the lakeside.

7th Day
After breakfast on the nice terrace, border crossing Congo/Rwanda back to Gisenyi/Rubavu and then up and down quiet a lot the 1000 green hills of the country, to Kigali. In the afternoon we make a city tour and then you can either visit the genocide memorial and/or have a look at the handicraft and traditional carving shops in town and bye some souvenirs. In the early evening we head to Kigali Int. Airport for your flight back home.
TOUR 4  - 14 days
           
SAFARI, LAKE KIVU, NYUNGWE FOREST AND TO THE MOUNTAIN GORILLAS IN RWANDA AND IN THE EAST-CONGO ON THE VULCANO

This tour includes
  • Akagera National Park
  • trekking to the mountain gorillas in the Volcanoes National Parc in Rwanda
  • optional "Golden monkeys"
  • twin lakes
  • active vulcano Nyiragongo (Congo)
  • Lake Kivu
  • Nile/Congo-watershed
  • Nyungwe National Park and Chimpanzees
  • Kigali and Goma city  

Tour price:
€ 4.080 per  person (group of 4)
€ 4.410 p. p. (group of 3)
€ 5.080 p. p. (2 people)
€ 7.380 for a  single-tour
Single room supplement: € 300,--per person.
 

        
  
Included:  
  • accomodation/fullboard in a double/twin-room (sometimes picnic midday)
  • Park fees Akagera-Park, Boat trip
  • Lake Ruhondo
  • visa for DR Congo
  • mountain gorillas in Rwanda (or "Golden Monkeys", with overall price reduction);
  • vulcano trekking
  • Lake Kivu/boat trip
  • Nyungwe Forest, chimpanzees or colobus monkeys
  • tour and guide in Rwanda and Eastern Congo

Not included:
  • visa for Rwanda (2 entries)
  • flight to Kigali and back
  • Medical treatment or evacuation
  • drinks, tips, souvenirs and extra tours

Fees in the Volcanoes National Park Rwanda  (all prices in US$):
Akagera National Park: 40/Person/day; with Guide: 40/day
Boat trips in the  Akagera Park and on lake Kivu: 100
gorillas: 1500 /person (full payment in advance to secure reservation)
optional: Golden monkeys:100 /person
Nyungwe National Park: 40-50/ Trek/Person
Chimpanzee: 90/Person

 
Fees in the Parc National des Virunga/Congo (all prices in US$):
(full payment in advance to secure reservation)
Nyiragongo-tour:356/person
    
  Safari in Rwanda to the Akagera Park, to the mountain gorillas, to the source of the Nile in Nyungwe forest, along the shores of lake Kivu and to the East Congo on the active Vulcano Nyiragongo

 
1st Day
Journey and flight to Rwanda. Arrival at Kigali Int. Airport, evening or late at night, depending on the airline. I will meet you at the airport and from there we proceed to Hotel Nobleza, in Kicukiro on the hill, with view on the city of Kigali for dinner and overnight rest.  

2nd Day
Your day starts with a first breakfast in Rwanda followed by a short briefing on the tour. After that we drive through town and then to the east, towards Rwamagana (lunch)  and further on to Kayonza and Kibungo to the Akagera National Park on the south eastern border of the country. (one way is around 140 km, of which 40 are dirt road). Arrival late afternoon at the Park and the Akagera Game Lodge where the view across the savannah and over the lakes across to Tansania is just magnificient. Dinner and night at the Akagera Game Lodge high up on the hills.

3rd Day  
During the day, game drive through the Park on the tracks of  zebras, buffalos, hippos, giraffs, elephants, lions, rhinos and various antilopes and many more! A night drive can be arranged on demand. We will also do a boat trip (early morning or late afternoon) on lake Ihema to catch sight of hippos and  to discover the islands out there,  where the mysterious crocodiles live and 100ds of birds have their nest. The lake is one of the most bird populated lake on the whole continent.

4th Day
From south to north of the Park. After breakfast back down to the lakeshore and through Acacia thickets, along the lakes and the hippo pool (picnic), to reach more open savannah land on the Mohana and Kilala plains where quite a lot of animals graze in idyllic grassland. We exit the park in late afternoon and head back west to Kigali, via lake Muhazi. Dinner and night at the hotel Nobleza in Kicukiro, overlooking Kigali town.

5th Day
After a calm breakfast we drive through town and high hills to the north west towards Ruhengeri/Musanze and the Volcanoes, to Remera/Ruhondo close to the twin lakes Ruhondo and Bulera. In the afternoon, habituation walk in the hills and villages. Dinner and night in the "worlds most beautiful monastery",  high up in the mountains facing the Vulcanoes and overlooking the lakes.

6th Day
Today you'll have to wake up at dawn for breakfast, followed by a 1 hour drive on a good dirt and then asphalt road, to Kinigi the Headquarters of the Volcanoes National Park and starting point of all gorilla tours. We register and before starting the tour, the guides give you a briefing on your visit and dispatch the groups. After a climb with an escort of park rangers through thick bamboo and rain forest higher up, you will discover these gentle giants and be able to spend one hour with them, like on a family visit! The encounter with a mountain gorilla family in the Virunga mountains is without any doubt the highlight of your journey in the land of 1000 hills and one of the most memorable experiences with wild animals one can make. If someone chooses not to visit the mountain gorillas, a trek to the golden monkeys, who also live in these often mist covered mountains, can be arranged. Later in the afternoon, after returning from the mountain, we proceed westwards crossing the Nile/Congo watershed at around 2300m, to Gisenyi/Rubavu and further on across the border Rwanda/DRC to Goma on the shores of lake Kivu. Lake Kivu (at 1560 m altitude) on the foot of the Virunga mountains, with mount Karisimbi the culminant Peak at over 4500 m, is 2650 km2 big  and offers one of  the most beautiful african landscapes with breathtaking panorama views and scenery. In the afternoon we proceed a few kilometers north of Goma on a quiet good  road, to Kibumba, where we spend the night at the comfortable  Kibumba tented camp at the foot of the volcanoes.

7th Day
After breakfast we head south, but only a short distance from the camp to the foot of the active vulcano Nyiragongo. The  Kibati patrol post is located at about 2000 m seelevel and this is also the starting point of the volcano trek. The climb to the 3470 m high crater rim begins through easy terrain but thick tropical vegetation, together with parkrangers. Now and then a short rest allows you to admire the views over to the  volcano chain and down to the lake and the city. Depending on the individual fitness of the group members, you reach the top of the mountain earlier or a bit later in the afternoon. The look down into the boiling lava lake is really impressive and gets even more spectacular after dark. Just below the crater rim, a few huts have been build to accomodate visitors for the night. Please think of taking with you all the necessary gear, as wind/rain jacket, warm clothes and a good sleeping bag, as temperatures can drop close to 0°.

8th Day  
In the morning walking around on the summit and again admiring the red caldera under your feet. Later on, carefully descending the steep slopes just under the summit and then reaching the more easier part unto the park office close to the main road. From there back down to Goma and lake Kivu. Late lunch and then relaxing in the lodges garden or swimming in the lake.For those who like to swim, the waters of lake Kivu are prefectly clean (no billharzia and you won't meet any crocos or hippos either!!) and have an ideal temperatur all year round and there is nothing more relaxing after a busy day than to have a swim. In the afternoon sightseeing tour around town and if you are interested we pay a visit to the Charité Maternelle Hospital in town with whom we/AHP are cooperating since many years. Sunset on the terrace, dinner and overnight again at the charming Caritas guest house.

9th Day
After breakfast on the  terrace of our lodge, border crossing Congo/Rwanda back to Gisenyi/Rubavu and  and then to the south along the Nile/Congo-watershed up and down quiet a lot the 1000 green hills of the country. On one of  the most beautiful coastlines with breathtaking panorama views, we proceed to the small town of Kibuye/Karongi lying on the shores of the lake, halfway between north and south of lake Kivu.
Finally we should reach Rwiza village a lovely traditional style lodge set in a beautiful cove of lake Kivu, where you'll have dinner and spend the night.   

10th Day
After a wake up swim in the lake, breakfast on the nice terrace. Boat trip to the islands facing the bay of Kibuye. We can stop and walk around at the Napoleon Island which is home to an impressive colony of fruit bats. Lunch and then relaxing in the lodges garden or swimming in the lake. Later a ride to town/market can be done for those who are interested. Sunset on the terrace, dinner and overnight again at the very nice Rwiza Village Lodge.

11th Day
The journey continues on the road winding through the hills with beautiful views over the lake, towards Cyangugu/Rusizi on the southend of the lake and then westwards up in the hills and tee plantations to reach the Nyungwe Forest.
Dinner and overnight at the Eagle Nest Lodge, close to the forest and the National Park entrance.

12th Day
After breakfast, hiking on the trails of the Nyungwe rain forest. If you like, we can also track chimpanzees in Nyungwe or Cyamudongo forest, at some distance of the Nyungwe park. For that you need to get up before dawn, we pick a guide at the park office and drive to the chimps sanctuary; before the track on sometimes very steep slopes, can start. Or we try to look for the Colobus monkeys with a park ranger later in the day. The Nyungwe high altitude rain forest lies mainly between 1800 and 2500 above see level and is the largest high altitude rain forest in East and Central Africa (970 km2) with an incredible rich flora and fauna. It is home to a colony of  chimpanzees (around 500) and some 13 other primate species and around 300 species of birds, such as the magnificient great blue turaco, various types of hornbills and many more. Dinner and overnight  at the Eagle Nest Lodge.

13th Day
Trip back to Kigali on a good tarmac road, via Gikongoro/Nyamagabe, Butare/Huye, Nyanza and Gitarama/Muhanga. On the way to Butare/Huye we can stop at Murambi Genocide Memorial Center near Gikongoro/Nyamagabe. Butare/Huye was the colonial capital of Rwanda and is the country's cultural centre and home to the National University campus. The National museum has one of east africas finest ethnographic collections. A few kilometers north, close to the main road in Nyanza, it is possible to pay a visit to the Kings traditional and modern residence and/or Rwesero arts museum which displays contemporary rwandan artwork. Dinner and overnight in Kigali, at the Hotel Nobleza in the hills overlooking Kicukiro and the city

14th Day
If you want, visit at Othmar Regelsbergers' house in the bush in Bugesera, on the road south of Kicukiro and Kigali. Option between a tour to this region south of town and lunch at one of the lakes there, or a city tour and then you can either visit the genocide memorial and/or have a look at the handicraft and traditional carving shops in town and bye some souvenirs. In the early evening we head to Kigali Int. Airport for your flight back home.
TOUR 5 - 15 days
 
WILDLIFE SAFARI, TO THE NYUNGWE FOREST AND LAKE KIVU IN RWANDA  AND IN THE EAST-CONGO TO THE MOUNTAIN GORILLAS AND ON THE VULCANO

  
This tour includes
  • Akagera National Park
  • trekking to the mountain gorillas in the Parc National des Virunga (RD Congo)
  • optional chimpanzees (Congo)
  • active vulcano Nyiragongo (Congo)
  • Lake Kivu
  • Nile/Congo-watershed
  • Nyungwe National Park and chimpanzees
  • Kigali and Goma city

Tour price:
€ 3.720 per  person  (group of 4)
€ 4.070 p. p. (group of 3)
€ 4.780 p. p. (2 people)
€ 7.220 for a  single-tour
Single room supplement: € 300,--per person.

 

Included:
  • accomodation/fullboard in a double/twin-room (sometimes picnic midday)
  • Park fees Akagera-Park, Boat trip
  • visa for DR Congo
  • mountain gorillas in Rwanda (or "Golden Monkeys", with overall price reduction);
  • vulcano trekking
  • Lake Kivu/boat trip
  • Nyungwe Forest, chimpanzees or colobus monkeys
  • tour and guide in Rwanda and Eastern Congo

Not included:
  • visa for Rwanda (2 entries)
  • flight to Kigali and back
  • Medical treatment or evacuation
  • drinks, tips, souvenirs and extra tours

Fees in the Volcanoes National Park Rwanda  (all prices in US$):
Akagera National Park: 40/Person/day; with Guide: 40/day
Boat trips in the  Akagera Park and on lake Kivu: 100
Nyungwe National Park: 40-50/Trek/Person
Chimpanzees: 90/Person

 
Fees in the Parc National des Virunga/Congo (all prices in US$):
(full payment in advance to secure reservation)
gorillas: 400 /person
optional: chimpanzees 100 /person
Nyiragongo-tour: 300/person
    
Safari in Rwanda to the Akagera Park, to the source of the Nile in Nyungwe forest and along the shores of lake Kivu and to the East Congo to the mountain gorillas and on the active Vulcano Nyiragongo

1st Day
Journey and flight to Rwanda. Arrival at Kigali Int. Airport, evening or late at night, depending on the airline. I will meet you at the airport and from there we proceed to Hotel Nobleza, in Kicukiro on the hill, with view on the city of Kigali for dinner and overnight rest.  

2nd Day
Your day starts with a first breakfast in Rwanda followed by a short briefing on the tour. After that we drive through town and then to the east, towards Rwamagana (lunch)  and further on to Kayonza and Kibungo to the Akagera National Park on the south eastern border of the country. (one way is around 140 km, of which 40 are dirt road). Arrival late afternoon at the Park and the Akagera Game Lodge where the view across the savannah and over the lakes across to Tansania is just magnificient. Dinner and night at the Akagera Game Lodge high up on the hills.

3rd Day  
During the day, game drive through the Park on the tracks of  zebras, buffalos, hippos, giraffs, elephants, lions, rhinos and various antilopes and many more! A night drive can be arranged on demand. We will also do a  boat trip (early morning or late afternoon) on lake Ihema to catch sight of hippos and  to discover the islands out there,  where the mysterious crocodiles live and 100ds of birds have their nest. The lake is one of the most bird populated lake on the whole continent.

4th Day
From south to north of the Park. After breakfast back down to the lakeshore and through Acacia thickets, along the lakes and the hippo pool (picnic), to reach more open savannah land on the Mohana and Kilala plains where quite a lot of animals graze in idyllic grassland. We exit the park in late afternoon and head back west to Kigali, via lake Muhazi. Dinner and night at the hotel Nobleza in Kicukiro, overlooking Kigali town.

5th Day
After breakfast we drive through town and high hills to the north west, towards Ruhengeri/Musanze and the Volcanoes. From there we proceed westwards crossing the Nile/Congo watershed at around 2300m, to Gisenyi/Rubavu on the shores of lake Kivu. Lake Kivu (at 1560 m altitude) on the foot of the Virunga mountains, with mount Karisimbi the culminant peak at over 4500 m,  is 2650 km2 big  and offers one of  the most beautiful african landscapes with breathtaking panorama views and scenery. For those who like to swim, the waters of lake Kivu are prefectly clean (no billharzia and you won't meet any crocos or hippos either!!)  and have an ideal temperatur all year round and there is nothing more relaxing after a busy day than to have a swim. Dinner and night rest at the charming Maison St Benoit, a short distance out of town, directly by the lake.

6th Day
Breakfast in the idyllic gardens with "your feet in the water" and a view over the lake to the mountains of the Congo on the western lake side. After lunch, we proceed to Gisenyi/Rubavu and further on across the border Rwanda/DRC to Goma.. Later in afternoon we proceed a few kilometers north of Goma on a quiet good  road, to Kibumba, where we spend the night at the comfortable  Kibumba tented camp at the foot of the volcanoes.

7th Day
Today you'll have to wake up at dawn for breakfast followed by a short drive, to the Parc National des Virunga (former Parc Albert), created already in 1925 as the first african national parc.
We register at the park office in Bukima or Kibumba and before starting the tour, the guides give you a briefing on your visit and dispatch the groups. After a climb with an escort of park rangers through thick bamboo and rain forest higher up, you will discover these gentle giants and be able to spend one hour with them, like on a family visit! The encounter with a mountain gorilla family in the Virunga mountains is without any doubt one of the highlights of your journey and one of the most memorable experiences with wild animals one can make. For those who choose not to visit the mountain gorillas, a trek to the Chimpanzees, who live close to these often mist covered mountains, can be arranged; but it needs to be checked first if they are wihtin range or not. Later in the afternoon, after returning from the mountain, we head back to Goma. Dinner and overnight at the Caritas Guest House directly by the lake.

8th Day
After breakfast we head south, but only a short distance from the camp to the foot of the active vulcano Nyiragongo. The Kibati patrol post is located at about 2000 m seelevel and this is also the starting point of the volcano trek. The climb to the 3470 m high crater rim begins through easy terrain but thick tropical vegetation, together with parkrangers. Now and then a short rest allows you to admire the views over to the  volcano chain and down to the lake and the city. Depending on the individual fitness of the group members, you reach the top of the mountain earlier or a bit later in the afternoon. The look down into the boiling lava lake is really impressive and gets even more spectacular after dark. Just below the crater rim, a few huts have been build to accomodate visitors for the night. Please think of taking with you all the necessary gear, as wind/rain jacket, warm clothes and a good sleeping bag, as temperatures can drop close to 0°.

9th Day
In the morning walking around on the summit and again admiring the red caldera under your feet. Later on, carefully descending the steep slopes just under the summit and then reaching the more easier part unto the park office close to the main road. From there back down to Goma and lake Kivu. Late lunch and then relaxing in the lodges garden or swimming in the lake.  In the afternoon sightseeing tour around town and if you are interested we pay a visit to the Charité Maternelle Hospital in town with whom we/AHP are cooperating since many years. Sunset on the terrace, dinner and overnight again at the charming Caritas guest house.

10th Day
After breakfast on the  terrace of our lodge, border crossing Congo/Rwanda back to Gisenyi/Rubavu and and then to the south along the Nile/Congo-watershed up and down quiet a lot the 1000 green hills of the country. On one of  the most beautiful coastlines with breathtaking panorama views, we proceed to the small town of Kibuye/Karongi lying on the shores of the lake, halfway between north and south of lake Kivu. Finally we should reach Rwiza village a lovely traditional style lodge set in a beautiful cove of lake Kivu, where you'll have dinner and spend the night.

11th Day
After a wake up swim in the lake, breakfast on the nice terrace. Boat trip to the islands facing the bay of Kibuye. We can stop and walk around at the Napoleon Island which is home to an impressive colony of fruit bats. Lunch and then relaxing in the lodges garden or swimming in the lake. Later a ride to town/market can be done for those who are interested. Sunset on the terrace, dinner and overnight again at the very nice Rwiza Village Lodge.
12th Day
The journey continues on the road winding through the hills with beautiful views over the lake, towards Cyangugu/Rusizi on the southend of the lake and then westwards up in the hills and tee plantations to reach the Nyungwe Forest.
Dinner and overnight at the Eagle Nest Lodge, close to the forest and the National Park entrance.

13th Day
After breakfast, hiking on the trails of the Nyungwe rain forest. If you like, we can also track chimpanzees in Nyungwe or Cyamudongo forest, at some distance of the Nyungwe park. For that you need to get up before dawn, we pick a guide at the park office and drive to the chimps sanctuary; before the track on sometimes very steep slopes, can start. Or we try to look for the colobus monkeys with a park ranger later in the day. The Nyungwe high altitude rain forest lies mainly between 1800 and 2500 above see level and is the largest high altitude rain forest in East and Central Africa (970 km2) with an incredible rich flora and fauna. It is home to a colony of  chimpanzees (around 500) and some 13 other primate species and around 300 species of birds, such as the magnificient great blue turaco, various types of hornbills and many more. Dinner and overnight  at the Eagle Nest Lodge.

14th Day
Trip back to Kigali on a good tarmac road, via Gikongoro/Nyamagabe, Butare/Huye, Nyanza and Gitarama/Muhanga. On the way to Butare/Huye we can stop at Murambi Genocide Memorial Center near Gikongoro/Nyamagabe. Butare/Huye was the colonial capital of Rwanda and is the country's cultural centre and home to the National University campus. The National museum has one of east africas finest ethnographic collections. A few kilometers north, close to the main road in Nyanza, it is possible to pay a visit to the Kings traditional and modern residence and/or Rwesero arts museum which displays contemporary rwandan artwork. Dinner and overnight in Kigali, at the Hotel Nobleza in the hills overlooking Kicukiro and the city
 
15th Day
If you want, visit at Othmar Regelsbergers' house in the bush in Bugesera, on the road south of Kicukiro and Kigali. Option between a tour to this region south of town and lunch at one of the lakes there, or a city tour and then you can either visit the genocide memorial and/or have a look at the handicraft and traditional carving shops in town and bye some souvenirs. In the early evening we head to Kigali Int. Airport for your flight back home.
TOUR 6 - 14 days

RWANDA:  WILDLIFE SAFARI, TO THE MOUNTAIN GORILLAS AND CHIMPANZEES, TO THE NYUNGWE FOREST AND LAKE KIVU

    This tour includes
  • Akagera National Park
  • Trekking to the mountain gorillas in the Parc National des Volcans
  • Optional Golden Monkeys, also there
  • Lake Kivu
  • Nile/Congo-watershed
  • Nyungwe National Park and chimpanzees
  • Kigali city

Tour price:
€ 3.765 per  person  (group of 4)
€ 4.090 p. p. (group of 3)
€ 4.740 p. p. (2 people)
€ 6.940 for a  single-tour
Single room supplement: € 250,--per person.



Included:
  • accomodation/fullboard in a double/twin room (sometimes picnic midday)
  • Park fees Akagera-Park, boat trip
  • mountain gorillas in Rwanda (or "Golden Monkeys", with overall price reduction);
  • Lake Kivu/boat trip
  • Nyungwe Forest, chimpanzees or colobus monkeys
  • tour and guide in Rwanda

Not included:
  • visa for Rwanda (1 entry)
  • flight to Kigali and back
  • Medical treatment or evacuation
  • drinks, tips, souvenirs and extra tours

Fees in the Volcanoes National Park Rwanda (all prices in US$):
Akagera National Park: 40/Person/day; with Guide: 40/day
Boat trips in the Akagera Park and on lake Kivu: 100
Nyungwe National Park: 40-50/Trek/Person
Chimpanzees: 90/Person
           
Safari in Rwanda to the Akagera Park, to the mountain gorillas and chimpanzees, to the source of the Nile in Nyungwe forest and along the shores of lake Kivu

1st Day
Journey and flight to Rwanda. Arrival at Kigali Int. Airport, evening or late at night, depending on the airline. I will meet you at the airport and from there we proceed to Hotel Nobleza, in Kicukiro on the hill, with view on the city of Kigali for dinner and overnight rest.

2nd Day
Your day starts with a first breakfast in Rwanda followed by a short briefing on the tour. After that we drive through town and then to the east, towards Rwamagana (lunch)  and further on to Kayonza and Kibungo to the Akagera National Park on the south eastern border of the country. (one way is around 140 km, of which 40 are dirt road). Arrival late afternoon at the Park and the Akagera Game Lodge where the view across the savannah and over the lakes across to Tansania is just magnificient. Dinner and night at the Akagera Game Lodge high up on the hills.

3rd Day
During the day, game drive through the Park on the tracks of  zebras, buffalos, hippos, giraffs, elephants, lions, rhinos and various antilopes and many more! A night drive can be arranged on demand. We will also do a boat trip (early morning or late afternoon) on lake Ihema to catch sight of hippos and  to discover the islands out there,  where the mysterious crocodiles live and 100ds of birds have their nest. The lake is one of the most bird populated lake on the whole continent.

4th Day
From south to north of the Park. After breakfast back down to the lakeshore and through Acacia thickets, along the lakes and the hippo pool (picnic), to reach more open savannah land on the Mohana and Kilala plains where quite a lot of animals graze in idyllic grassland. We exit the park in late afternoon and head back west to Kigali, via lake Muhazi. Dinner and night at the hotel Nobleza in Kicukiro, overlooking Kigali town.

5th Day
After a calm breakfast we drive through town and high hills to the north west towards Ruhengeri/Musanze and the Volcanoes, to Remera/Ruhondo close to the twin lakes Ruhondo and Bulera. In the afternoon, habituation walk in the hills and villages. Dinner and night in the "worlds most beautiful monastery",  high up in the mountains facing the Vulcanoes and overlooking the lakes.

6th Day
After breakfast in "a room with a view", hike on a small trail down to lake Ruhondo, on the foot the Remera Monastery. Boat trip to the small islands on the lake and on the way back walk through the villages. Dinner and overnight again at the monastery above the clouds!

7th Day
Today you'll have to wake up at dawn for breakfast, followed by a 1 hour drive on a good dirt and then asphalt road, to Kinigi the Headquarters of the Volcanoes National Park and starting point of all gorilla tours. We register and before starting the tour, the guides give you a briefing on your visit and dispatch the groups. After a climb with an escort of park rangers through thick bamboo and rain forest higher up, you will discover these gentle giants and be able to spend one hour with them, like on a family visit! The encounter with a mountain gorilla family in the Virunga mountains is without any doubt the highlight of your journey in the land of 1000 hills and one of the most memorable experiences with wild animals one can make. If someone chooses not to visit the mountain gorillas, a trek to the golden monkeys, who also live in these often mist covered mountains, can be arranged. Later in the afternoon, after returning from the mountain, we proceed westwards crossing the Nile/Congo watershed at around 2300m, to Gisenyi/Rubavu on the shores of lake Kivu. For those who like to swim, the waters of lake Kivu are prefectly clean (no billharzia and you won't meet any crocos or hippos either!!) and have an ideal temperatur all year round and there is nothing more relaxing after a busy day than to have a swim. Dinner and night rest at the charming Maison St Benoit, a short distance out of town, directly by the lake.

8th Day
Breakfast in the idyllic gardens with "your feet in the water" and a view over the lake to the mountains of the Congo on the western lake side. Ride from our lodge back to Gisenyi/Rubavu and then to the south along the Nile/Congo-watershed to Kibuye/Karongi. The trip takes us from lake Kivu (at 1560 m altitude) on the foot of the Virunga mountains, with mount Karisimbi the culminant Peak at over 4500 m,  along the 2650 km2 big Kivu lake on one of  the most beautiful coastlines with breathtaking panorama views, to the small town of Kibuye/Karongi a few hours southwards. Finally we should reach Rwiza village a lovely traditional style lodge set in a beautiful cove of lake Kivu, where you'll have dinner and spend the night.

9th Day
After a wake up swim in the lake, breakfast on the nice terrace. Boat trip to the islands facing the bay of Kibuye. We can stop and walk around at the Napoleon Island which is home to an impressive colony of fruit bats. Lunch and then relaxing in the lodges garden or swimming in the lake. Later a ride to town/market can be done for those who are interested. Sunset on the terrace, dinner and overnight again at the very nice Rwiza Village Lodge.

10th Day
The journey continues on the road winding through the hills with beautiful views over the lake, towards Cyangugu/Rusizi on the southend of the lake and then westwards up in the hills and tee plantations to reach the Nyungwe Forest.
Dinner and overnight at the Eagle Nest Lodge, close to the forest and the National Park entrance.

11th and 12th Day
After breakfast, hiking on the trails of the Nyungwe rain forest. If you like, we can also track chimpanzees in Nyungwe or Cyamudongo forest, at some distance of the Nyungwe park. For that you need to get up before dawn, we pick a guide at the park office and drive to the chimps sanctuary; before the track on sometimes very steep slopes, can start. Or we try to look for the colobus monkeys with a park ranger later in the day. The Nyungwe high altitude rain forest lies mainly between 1800 and 2500 above see level and is the largest high altitude rain forest in East and Central Africa (970 km2) with an incredible rich flora and fauna. It is home to a colony of  chimpanzees (around 500) and some 13 other primate species and around 300 species of birds, such as the magnificient great blue turaco, various types of hornbills and many more. Dinners and overnight during that time at the Eagle Nest Lodge.

13th Day
Trip back to Kigali on a good tarmac road, via Gikongoro/Nyamagabe, Butare/Huye, Nyanza and Gitarama/Muhanga. On the way to Butare/Huye we can stop at Murambi Genocide Memorial Center near Gikongoro/Nyamagabe. Butare/Huye was the colonial capital of Rwanda and is the country's cultural center and home to the National University campus. The National museum has one of east africas finest ethnographic collections. A few kilometers north, close to the main road in Nyanza, it is possible to pay a visit to the Kings traditional and modern residence and/or Rwesero arts museum which displays contemporary rwandan artwork. Dinner and overnight in Kigali, at the Hotel Nobleza in the hills overlooking Kicukiro and the city

14th Day
If you want, visit at Othmar Regelsbergers' house in the bush in Bugesera, on the road south of Kicukiro and Kigali. Option between a tour to this region south of town and lunch at one of the lakes there, or a city tour and then you can either visit the genocide memorial and/or have a look at the handicraft and traditional carving shops in town and bye some souvenirs. In the early evening we head to Kigali Int. Airport for your flight back home.
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GENERAL INFORMATIONS ABOUT OUR TOUR PLANS
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It is possible to change the proposed course and length of each journey, to adapt it individually to our clients wishes in advance.

We listed some interesting links for you:

and also interesting are:
Kibumba tented camp (on the foot of the volcanoes)
and the

  
Here are the websites of the hotels/lodges we offer (unfortunately not all of them have a website):

Kigali
Nobleza Hotel (in Kicukiro on the hill, with view on the city of Kigali)

Akagera Park
Akagera Game Lodge  (overlooking the lakes and view up to Tansania)

Remera/Ruhondo
Foyer de Charite (high up in the mountains facing the Vulcanoes)

Gisenyi/Rubavu
Maison St Benoit Kigufi (directly on the shores of lake Kivu)
  

Kibuye/Karongi
  
Rwiza Village (traditional style lodge set in a beautiful cove of lake Kivu)

Nyungwe Forest
Nyungwe Eagle Nest Lodge (high up in the mountains close to the rain forest)
  

Goma im Kivu-DR Kongo
Caritas Guest House (nicely set on the lake side and still close to Goma town center)
  

  
If you have a special accomodation wish please let us know in time.   
Please note that in this case the price will change accordingly
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OTHMAR REGELSBERGER

NYANI TOURS
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Bp 2463 KIGALI
RWANDA
TELEPHONE
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+250 78850 6660
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EMAIL: othmar.regelsberger@gmail.com
NYANI TOURS
Bp 2463 KIGALI
RUANDA
+250 78850 6660
othmar.regelsberger@gmail.com
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