Cheap Rwanda tour is a 6 day African safari in Rwanda. The 6 day cheap Rwanda tour starts and ends in Kigali. This cheap Rwanda tour is a cultural and wildlife tour.
About the 6 Day Cheap Rwanda Tour
Cheap Rwanda tour is a 6 day African safari in Rwanda. The 6 day cheap Rwanda safari tour starts and ends in Kigali. This cheap Rwanda tour is a cultural and wildlife tour.
This cheap tour in Rwanda goes to two major parks in Rwanda. They include the Volcanoes and Akagera National Parks. The highlights of the cheap Rwanda safari tour is wildlife tracking. This will be in Akagera National Park.
Cheap Rwanda tour also has a cultural tour. This will be on your visit to Volcanoes National Park. Here you will also be trekking Golden monkeys.
About the 6 Day Cheap Rwanda Tour Highlights
The highlights of the budget Rwanda safari includes:
- Trekking Golden Monkeys
- Nature walks
- Forest walks
- Big game safaris
- Big cat tracking
- Boat ride on lake Iheme
Detailed 6 day Cheap Rwanda Tour
Day 1: Arrival in Kigali
You are to be met on arrival at the Kigali International Airport. This will be done by our Rwanda safari rep. You will receive an in depth briefing on your cheap Rwanda tour. This will be followed by a short transfer into Kigali city.
The rest of the day will be spent at leisure. You will have your overnight booked on bed and breakfast at Chez Lando Hotel.
Day 2: Kigali – Volcanoes National Park
Your cheap Rwanda safari tour day will start with breakfast. This will be followed by a city tour. You will visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre and the Market. Enjoy an early lunch before departing to Volcanoes National Park.
You will visit of Ibyiwacu before going to the twin lakes Burera and Ruhondo. You will be in Ruhengeri Township in the evening. You will have your dinner and overnight at Kinigi Guest House
About Volcanoes National Park
Volcanoes National Park, also known as Parc National des Volcans in French. This Rwanda national park sits on the north-western province of Rwanda. This is in a small town known as Musanze (formerly known as Ruhengeri).
The park extends to DRC and Uganda. The amazing Virunga Volcanoes are some the most wonderful sights here in East Africa.
Volcanoes is known for Mountain Gorillas, but also harbors the endangered Golden Monkeys. The park also shelters five of the eight volcanoes of the Virunga Mountains. They are Mount Karisimbi, Mount Bisoke, Mount Muhabura, Mount Gahinga and Mount Sabyinyo. The park has a covering of over 160 km2 of rain forest and bamboo.
Several years ago, this same park acted as a base for American zoologist Dian Fossey. She turned out to be so passionate about Gorilla conservation. Her works still live on till today.
The prime attraction of the park is the endangered mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei). There are lots of other mammals that also inhabit its plains. Some of these mammals include: golden monkeys, buffaloes, black-fronted duiker, hyenas then bushbucks.
Day 3: Volcanoes National Park – Akagera National Park
The cheap Rwanda tour day starts with an early breakfast. This is followed by assembling at the ORTPN at 0700hrs. Here you will be briefed on Golden monkey trekking.
Embark on the day’s activity which is to trek the golden monkeys. After an early lunch you will proceed to Akagera National Park. This is to the East of Rwanda. You will arrive later in the evening. This will be in time for dinner and overnight at a budget accommodation in Akagera.
About Akagera National Park
Akagera National Park covers about 1,120km². This Rwanda National Park is one of Africa’s oldest national parks. Akagera National park was first gazetted in 1934.
The north of Akagera is low-lying grasslands and savannah plains. this is similar in feel to the ‘traditional’ safari areas of East Africa. To the west are rolling hills and valleys more typical of Rwandan countryside.
To the east, the Akagera River feeds into a series of lakes, marshes and papyrus swamps. This constitute central and eastern Africa’s largest protected wetlands. For a small park, Akagera safari can be diverse. This is because there is a variety of habitats, wildlife and birds, and some lovely scenery.
Akagera National Park has had a troubled past. The refugees from Rwanda’s civil wars returned to live in the area in the late 1990s. This cause harm to the environment through cattle-grazing and poaching.
This made the government reduced Akagera by half. They allowed the new residents to stay in one part and protecting the rest.
New perimeter fences and anti-poaching measures have made a huge difference. This has led to increase in animal populations and the national park is now well on the way to being restored.
The wildlife isn’t quite on the same scale as better-known East African parks. There is still plenty to see on an Akagera safari in some beautiful scenery.
Day 4: Akagera National Park
Start your cheap Rwanda tour with an early breakfast. This will be followed by a transfer to Rusumo waterfall. You will pass via the Imigongo traditional handcraft makers.
It is time to sample Mother Nature’s wonderful scene. This beauty of the waterfall is worth the visit. You will return to your lodge for lunch and a short rest. In the afternoon you have a boat riding in Ihema Lake.
Your cheap Rwanda tour will visit Nyirabiyoro historical island. This is home to many crocodiles, hippos and other species of rare birds. Your dinner and overnight will be at budget Akagera accommodation.
Day 5: Akagera – Kigali
Your cheap Rwanda tour will begin with an early breakfast. You will then venture out on a morning game drive. You will make circuit which takes you to different lakes. Expect to see buffaloes and elephants drinking from the water ponds. There are other species of birds like Egyptian goose and fish eager.
You will stop for a picnic lunch in the park then continue with the hills game drive. Expect to see impalas, zebras, bush bucks, water bucks and topis. There are also oribis, baboons, giraffes, cape elands and so many others.
You will drive to the beautiful bushy rolling hills up to the north exit of the park. Later drive back to Kigali where you will arrive in the afternoon. Upon arrival you will have a transfer to your budget Kigali Hotel.
Day 6: Departure
You will wake up to your breakfast in Kigali. You will have the day at leisure to savor the beauty of Kigali. End the Rwanda wildlife safari with a transfer to Kigali Airport for departure flight.
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6 Day Cheap Rwanda Tour Costs:
What is included in the 6 day Cheap Rwanda Tour cost?
- Accommodation as per the itinerary
- Transport in a 4 X 4 Safari vehicle with pop up roof
- Meals on full board basis while on the Rwanda budget safari
- 1 X Golden Monkey permit per person
- All park entrance fee
- Game Drives
- All Government tax
6 day Cheap Rwanda Tour cost excludes:
- Items of personal use
- Deviation from the above program
- Drinks and beverages
- Tips and porterage
What to Carry on the 6 day Cheap Rwanda Tour
- Sun glasses
- Hiking shoes
- Long pants
- long sleeved shirts
- Light and some few heavy clothing
- Sun screen
- Insect repellant
- Comfortable shoes