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Kigali Rwanda 1 Day Trips Excursions Safaris: Rwanda has a number of places to go on safari and sightseeing. One of those places, in fact, one of the most popular places, is the Volcanoes national park to meet Rwanda Gorillas.
Home to a variety of different animals, including to golden monkeys, spotted hyena, buffaloes, elephants, black-fronted duiker, and bushbuck. The park also harbors 178 bird species including at least 29 endemics to Ruwenzori mountains and the Virunga.
On a day safari, you can be sure that you will leave the park with a more than a few fantastic memories. Other places to go on excursions & day-trips in Rwanda when you are near the city of Kigali include Akagera National Park, Nyungwe Forest National Park Canopy Walk Nyungwe Forest National Park Chimpanzee trekking and Nyungwe Forest National Park Bird Walk.
One could also opt to go for Canoeing on Mukungwa River – Rwanda’s twin lakes of Ruhondo and Burera, Half Day Kigali City Tour & Genocide Memorial Tour, one-day hike to the summit of Mt Bisoke in the Volcanoes National Park and 1 Day Trek to Dian Fossey’s Grave among others.
After Breakfast at your hotel in Kigali we depart by road to the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village for victims of the Rwanda genocide located about 49 km away. The tour of the village includes a visit to a family home, the amphitheater, farm, the science and art centers, the school, and the dining hall. The Agahozo Shalom Youth Village serves as a home for more than 500 vulnerable teenagers. You are allowed to bring items to donate to the Village.The tour includes a significant amount of walking.
1 Day Rwanda gorilla trekking trip from Kigali takes you to Volcanoes Gorilla National Park, where the 200 species of endangered mountain gorillas are found. The tour departs at 4:30 am for a 2 hour drive to Volcanoes National Park. After breakfast you transfer to the starting point of the gorilla trek. The trek may last from 1 – 8 hours depending on the movements of the gentle giants. On return we will transfer you back to Kigali for drop off at your hotel/ residence.
Kigali City Tour is a guided day excursion to the main sights of Kigali, visit to Rwanda Genocide memorial center as you pay your respects to the victims of Rwanda’s genocide, then visit the Kandt Museum of Natural History, visit of Ivuka Arts studios – a place where talented local artists make fine arts, visit the country’s Presidential Palace, site of an infamous plane wreck in 1994. There is also a visit to the Muslim quarter of Nyamirambo, Karisoke gorilla research center. Lunch is included.
Akagera National Park Full Day Trip Safari from Kigali departs from your Kigali hotel/ residence at 0530 hours and drive to Akagera National park located 2 hours away. The park is home to elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, zebras, hippos, crocodiles and more. At 1200 hours you enjoy a picnic or hot lunch at Akagera Game Lodge. At 1300 hours enjoy another game drive in the park and later in the afternoon, return to Kigali to arrive at 1800 hours.
Banana Juice Making Day Tour Muhanga village includes collect the green bananas and the leaves needed to begin the process. You will peel, mash, and strain ripe bananas using traditional techniques to make the beer. Boil the juice so it is ready for you to taste and take away. Fetch water and enjoy a local lunch. Traditionally shared during weddings and other celebrations, banana juice has long been a central part of Rwandan parties. Muhanga about an hour southwest from Kigali.
Twin Lakes of Burera and Ruhondo are located at the base Volcano Muhabura closer to the border of Rwanda and Uganda in the northern part of Rwanda, on the outskirts of Musanze. They are located close to the Volcanoes national park of Rwanda known as “gorilla’s home”. Lake Burera and Lake Ruhondo activities include walks, scenic Lake cruises with an opportunity to spot many water birds such as herons, kingfishers, cormorants, darters, hammerkops, stalks, cranes etc.
Congo Gorilla Trekking Virunga National Park 1 Day Rwanda Safari begins and ends in Rwanda The drive takes about takes close to 4.5 hours from Kigali city to the Virunga National Park Park’s Headquarters. Only a maximum of 8 guests are allowed to track per day between 0800 to 1900 Hours. Children’s age limit is 15 years. The length of the trek could last from 20 minutes to several hours. Congo gorilla permits costs 400 US Dollars per person per trek. You spend an hour with the gorillas.
Cultural Belt Experience Full Day Tour departs from Kigali and visits a women’s co-operative that supports and sells the handy work of talented village women in the form of colorful weaved basked, earrings and home wares. The tour includes a visit to the former kingdom of Rwanda – Nyanza to learn about the history of the region. It also visits a museum which has description of Rwanda people, culture, customs, habits, and mutual differences. Optional lunch is available at an extra cost.
Dian Fossey’s Grave 1 Day Trek Volcanoes National Park:You will set off early in the morning for a 2 hours drive from Kigali to Kinigi Volcanoes National Park headquarters. The trek begins by a 30 minutes drive to the main trailhead along the park boundary. The Rwandan Development Board guide leads you into the forest. The hike lasts about 2 to 3 hours to reach the grave but depends on your fitness. On reaching the site you will be able to see the ruins of her house and of course pay a visit to her grave. After spending time at her grave you will head back down the mountain to meet your vehicle.
Experience Traditional Construction 1 Day tour Muhanga village offers you a chanceto learn something about the traditional building techniques. In the morning you will collect water and soil, which you will then be taught how to make into mud bricks. After making your own bricks, you will dig the foundations and learn how to lay the bricks in a way to ensure the building will be strong. Sample home-cooked lunch with your host family. Muhanga about an hour southwest from Kigali.
Golden Monkey Tracking Volcanoes National Park 1 Day Trip Safari takes place in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park located about 105 km (65 miles) away from Kigali city. The tour begins by a 2 hour transfer from Kigali to Volcanoes. After a briefing at Volcanoes Kinigi Park headquarters at 0700 Hours, you proceed to the trail head and begin on the search for the golden monkeys. The golden monkey tracking last about 4 hours with 1 one full hour viewing and close encounters.
Our 1 Day Mgahinga National Park Uganda Golden Monkeys Trek Tour begins and ends in Rwanda Kigali. The Golden monkey tracking starts by arriving at the Park headquarters by 0730 Hours for a briefing (on the dos and don’ts of tracking the golden monkeys). At 0800 Hours we begin to hike through the forests to look for the golden monkeys. The trek lasts about 3 or so hours. We spend an hour to spend with them (taking photographs and observe their behavior).