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A Coffee Lover's Dream: Rwanda

8 days & 7 nights, Private Journey

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Pricing from: $5,950

Kigali & Akagera National Park

Get a taste for life in Rwanda with locally-grown food and coffee and cultural tours through Kigali followed by an immersive experience in Akagera National Park. Start in Kigali with some education about Rwanda's history, followed up with a traditional lunch and visit to a local market. Visit a coffee roaster and cafe to learn about both how your coffee gets to the table and the lives of the people who make it. After some time in the city, embark on a three day game drive and search for the local species such as elephant, buffalo, antelope, hippo, zebra and giraffe.

  • Day 1
    Arrive Kigali

    Upon arrival in Kigali, you will be met and assisted with immigration before being escorted to your luxury hotel in a private vehicle. After checking in, enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure to take advantage of the amenities of your hotel or begin your exploration of the city.

    Kigali Serena - 3 Nights (D)
  • Day 2
    Kigali

    After breakfast, take a tour of the city with a private guide. A highlight of the morning is a visit to the genocide museum, where you will learn more about the recent history of Rwanda.

    Enjoy a traditional lunch at a local restaurant, getting a taste of not only the local cuisine, but the local culture. Rwandan food is not spicy, and is typically made with locally grown ingredients, heavily featuring sweet potatoes, beans, corn, peas, millet, plantains, cassava, and fruit.

    In the afternoon, enjoy local shopping at Gahaya links, a Rwandan handicraft company that is fair trade and encourages women's empowerment, as well as at the local market, where you can explore more of the vibrant city.

    Kigali Serena (B, L)
  • Day 3
    Kigali

    This morning, depart on an excursion to a multicultural commercial suburb of Kigali. See the real everyday life of Kigali Rwandans as you explore, and take in the sights and sounds that the local people experience on a daily basis. This morning adventure includes a local lunch.

    After lunch, you will visit Question Coffee. Question's coffee farmers are all from Rwanda, so they are able to take care to make sure that the coffee they are using is sustainable, as well as high quality. They work with farmers to train them on sustainability practices, as well as improving their livelihoods.

    You will then move on to dinner at Republica Restaurant in Kigali, an intimate, high quality African dining experience.

    Kigali Serena (B, L, D)
  • Day 4
    Kigali - Akagera National Park

    After your final breakfast at the Kigali Serena, check out of the hotel.

    You will now take a scenic drive east towards the Akagera National Park. During this picturesque road journey, you will visit Kayonza Coffee Farm. Kayonza Coffee Farm supplies coffee to Question Coffee, where you visited on Day 3. This allows you to see the complete farm to table experience of the coffee you tasted, and to learn even more about Rwandan coffee production.

    Continue your drive to Akagera. Set at a relatively low altitude, Akagera sits on the border of Rwanda and Tanzania. The park is scenically dominated by a labyrinth of swamps and lakes, following the meandering course of the Akagera river.

    Finish your day at the beautiful Ruzizi Tented Camp. Incorporated into the local landscape, you will begin to feel at one with nature before even venturing into the park on a game drive.

    Ruzizi Tented Camp (B, L, D)
  • Day 5
    Akagera National Park

    This morning after breakfast, you will head out on a game drive. This full day adventure will be in the Northern sector of Akagera National Park.

    Akagera is home to a variety of plains game species, many large animals, such as the elephant and buffalo, and a spectacular selection of birds. Count how many of the eleven species of antelope living in the park that you encounter, and keep your eyes peeled for the impressive and populous hippos that live in the rivers and lakes scattering the park. Spot zebra and giraffe among the acacia on the plains.

    Picnic lunch included.

    Magashi Camp - 3 Nights (B, L, D)
  • Day 6
    Akagera National Park

    Venture upon another game drive, spotting even more of the impressive wildlife that call this park home.

    Magashi Camp (B, L, D)
  • Day 7
    Akagera National Park

    On your last day in the park, head out on another full day game drive, absorbing the beauty of the scenery and the animals that you have encountered.

    Magashi Camp (B, L, D)
  • Day 8
    Depart Akagera National Park

    Your journey comes to an end today as you are escorted to the airport in Kigali to board your homebound flight.

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