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Rwanda: A tour of discovery up the hills



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Cyprien Semushi the Storyteller

Lobelia Tours and Travel

For anyone wishing to visit East Africa and Rwanda as a local, we are the team to contact!

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Rwanda: A tour of discovery up the hills

This big and memorable tour comprises major destinations such as the volcano parks, the Akagera National park and the Kibuye region on the shores of Lake Kivu. This tour is a special one in that it combines cultural tourism when you visit the royal Palace Museum in Nyanza, community tourism and agro-tourism. The latter comes in picture when guests are introduced to different stages and processes involved in producing and refining coffee that we all drink on daily basis. The tour would not be complete without a visit to the legendary silverback gorillas up the Volcanoes Park and finally a much waited ramble across the city of Kigali for shoppings and souvenirs.



On arrival at the Kigali Airport, you will be met by your driver/guide who will take you to your hotel for freshening up and a night over at the 2000 Hotel.

2000 Hotel Downtown
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On this 2 hours long trip to Nyanza, you will have the opportunity to see several scattered villages and the locals walking to their various daily activities. In Nyanza, besides seeing the Rwandan Traditional Royal home and the Inyambo (the royal traditional long-horned cows) you will also visit the residence of King Mutara III Rudahigwa built in 1932. Later in the afternoon you will drive to Kibuye and have an opportunity to watch the sunset at the horizon. If time allows it and you are not very much tired, you could go out late in the evening and experience the activities of the local fishing industry together with the fishermen and eventually sing with them during their nighty fishing activities. Read more

Overnight at Centre Bethanie
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In the morning you have a kayaking opportunity and a tour to various islands on the lake Kivu. There will be lunch packed for you since you will have a long day out in the lake. The Napoleon Island is shaped like the Napoleon hat and it offers climbing and hiking opportunities. Millions of bats are sheltered on the island spectacularly darkening the sky when people get nearby. This island is surrounded by several other beautiful islands such as the turtle-shaped Rutembagara island. Read more

Centre Bethanie
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After breakfast, you will have a boat ride from the Napoleon island to Kinunu coffee washing station where you will experience firsthand all the steps undertaken in the processing of coffee from cherries to cupping. Later after a well deserved lunch, you will visit the Ubumwe Community centre for people with disability. In the evening, you will drive to Musanze. Read more

Muhabura Hotel
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After an early breakfast, you will be driven to the park HQs to be briefed on how to behave once you approach the gorillas. You will be allowed to stay with the gorillas for a full hour upon which you will return to your hotel and have your lunch. Afternoon drive south-east to Kigali and overnight in the capital city. Read more

Overnight at 2000Hotel
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Early morning, you meet your driver/guide at the hotel parking for yet another adventure à la Rwandaise. Your lunch will be packed. This 2-3 hours drive journey will take you to the Akagera National Park for a full game drive where animals like the African Elephants, Masai giraffes, Antelopes, Zebras, Buffaloes, gazelles, Impala, Baboons, Oribi, Burchell’s zebra, Topi, Bush baby, and many more are frequently seen. If luck is on your side, you may also have an opportunity to see over 12 species of antelopes, some of the 525 species of birds including the rare one called the shoe bill stock, and the papyrus gonolek. Overnight in Kigali Read more

Overnight at 2000Hotel
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In the morning, you will taken for a city tour which will take you to the genocide Memorial sites, craft shops and so many other places. After lunch transfer to the airport for your outbound flight.

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Day in trip
Day 1
Location KIGALI
Hotel 2000 HOTEL
Day 2
Location KIBUYE
Day 4
Location MUSANZE
Day 5
Location KIGALI
Hotel 2000 HOTEL
Day 6
Location KIGALI


Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Transport during the tour
  • Accommodation on FB
  • Local guides
  • Information services
  • Entrance fee
  • Bottled water
  • Government taxes;
  • English speaking guide/driver
  • Driver/guides allowances and games drives

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, consular fees or any other formalities.
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers
  • Laundry and telephone cost
  • International travel insurances,
  • Excess luggage,
  • Expenses for Personal items,
  • Souvenirs and bank transfer charges


5 Reviews

Prosper Ishimwe, United States

Getting that closer to a gorilla is the best experience that ever ​ happened to me. Lobelia Tours guides are the best. The outstanding ​ service is commendable. See you again in in two years time!

Viviane Nkuza, Belgium

We loved the gorilla trek experience in the volcanoes. Thanks Lobelia ​ Tours and Travel Agency, my husband and I had great moments in Rwanda. ​ Your attention to details is incredible. We will surely come back!

Olivier Heinen, Germany

I have travelled to Rwanda a couple of times and know the country quite ​ well - yet there are situations where I like to benefit from Lobelia ​ Tours' great experience and excellent network. Most of all when it comes ​ to the question of transportation in some more remote areas, which can ​ be difficult to reach if you are traveling individually and without your ​ own vehicle. If you need a Mototaxi to pick you up at an appointed time ​ in the middle of nowhere, these guys are going to arrange it for you ​ (and much more)! Their office is located centrally in Kigali and ​ dropping in while planning your next trip is never a waste of time! Read more


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  • Local time:09:21


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