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Day 1: Arrival at Kigali International Airport

Upon arrival at the airport, you will be warmly welcomed by our driver guide who will then take you  to your hotel in Kigali for an overnight and dinner. 

Day Itinerary 

  • TBA: Proposed arrival flight time in to Kigali  
  • TBA: Pick up from Kigali International Airport for a 20 minutes transfer to the Hotel. TBA: Arrival at hotel for Check in.  
  • TBA: Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel. 
Onomo Hotel

Day 2: Kigali city tour

Begin the day with a morning breakfast and then embark on Kigali Genocide Memorial & Museum  was created by a joint partnership of the Kigali City Council and the UK-based Aegis Trust. The centre  is an extremely moving, challenging, educational and ultimately inspiring as well as a great place to  understand the cause, tragedy and successful rebuilding post-genocide. 

The memorial hosts a tour which is transparent and educational but very sombre and humbling when  guests realise that over 250,000 deceased are buried on the site of the memorial. Later, you will visit  Kigali market and other attractions within Kigali.  

Day Itinerary 

  • 0730: Begin the day with a morning breakfast. 
  • 0830: Depart for Kigali City tour include visit the Genocide memorial centers, Innema  Art Galley & Kimironko local market- buy souvenir that you can take back home. • 1300: Lunch at the hotel/ resultant 
  • 1730: Back to hotel for evening relaxation. 
  • 1800: Dinner and overnight stay at the Lodge. 
Onomo Hotel

Day 3: Transfer to Lake Kivu


Situated at Lake Kivu’s northeast corner and neighboring the Congolese city of Goma, Gisenyi is a  scenic Rwandan town at the foot of fertile hills. The town offers an excellent variety of activities,  including an array of watersports. Gorgeous beaches provide the perfect setting for leisurely days – the  Gisenyi Public Beach offers a charming location for swimming and picnicking – along with numerous  lovely restaurants. Visitors can kayak, boat, and take hikes to see gorillas, or go on historical and  cultural tours. Don’t miss the opportunity to meander through the atmospheric Main Market, go beer  tasting at the brewery, or visit the local youth cultural center to see kids practice dance, music, and  gymnastics. 

Serenely sited on the white sandy shores of Lake Kivu, the sixth largest lake in Africa, and surrounded  by extensive tropical gardens, the tastefully open-plan Lake Kivu Serena Hotel offers the ideal week end escape. 

Kingfisher Journeys Lake Kivu Kayaking 

The lush northern coastline of Lake Kivu between Gisenyi and Kibuye has some of the most  spectacular scenery, peace and tranquility in Rwanda! Just a couple of hours from the gorillas Lake  Kivu’s blue water is the jewel beside the Virunga volcanoes. Classic Lake Kivu fishing boats ply the  waters at sunset, their crews singing rhythmically as a traditional way of life flourishes along the  verdant shore. Numerous birds dart in and out of bushes and the active Nyiragongo Volcano can be  seen rising above the surrounding hills. 

Day Itinerary 

  • 0730: Begin the day with a morning breakfast/ option go to church for mass prayer.  • 0800: Prepare for a transfer to Gisenyi. 
  • 1200: Estimated time to arrive at Paradise Kivu.  
  • 1300: Take on an early lunch at the Lodge. 
  • 1500: Afternoon Kayaking on Lake Kivu. 
  • 1730: Return to the hotel. 
  • 1800: Overnight and dinner at Kivu Serena Hotel. 
Paradise Malahide

Day 4: Full Day at Lake Kivu

Have a lazy morning and chose to visit church for prayers-optional and then do kayaking on Lake Kivu  in the mid-morning. In afternoon, you will embark on a boat cruise known as a rewarding and tranquil  cruise on the waters of the lake with longer cruises taking you to Amahoro and Munini Islands – the  latter is also named Napoleon Island due to its resemblance to the conquering Frenchman’s infamous  hat.

The island is home to a large colony of fruit bats and after a short and relatively easy climb brings  you face-to-face with them. There are also giant African millipedes (known locally as shongololo), fish  eagles and a wide variety of water birds. Occasionally you may even spot an ‘Inzocor’ or water snake. If  you opt for an evening cruise, imagine yourself there, sipping a glass of wine as the sun sets on a serene  day exploring the beautiful Lake Kivu. 

Paradise Malahide

Day 5: Transfer to Kigali for the evening flight

After the early morning breakfast at the hotel, drive back to Kigali International Airport for the  evening flight with en-route lunch at the local good restaurant.  

Day Itinerary 

  • 0800: Begin the day with a morning breakfast. 
  • 0900: Transfer and return to Kigali. 
  • 1300: Lunch at the local good restaurant.  
  • 1630: Estimate time to arrive in Kigali. 
  • 1630: Transfer to Kigali International Airport


Airport and inter-hotel transfers from day 1 to the last day

All activities as highlighted in the itinerary

Kigali city tour- visit genocide memorial center, Inema art gallery and Kimironko local market

Visit Lake Kivu


Exclusive use of a private vehicles in receptive areas

Services of a professional, experienced English-speaking driver guide

2 Nights at Paradise Kivu

Boat cruise Lake Kivu

Bottled mineral water in the vehicle during the tour

Government Taxes

Our assistance


International and domestic airline tickets unless where indicated

All extra activities, visits, entrances and extra meals/drinks not mentioned in the itinerary

Tips and gratuities

Personal expenses such as telephone calls, mini bar, porter-age, travel insurance, etc


Add-on Price

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