DAY TOURS IN RWANDA

Beyond the Gorillas Experience (BGE) is a social enterprise that provides a large number of tours for visitors who want an authentic experience while discovering the beauty of Rwanda. BGE was created in 2010 with the objective of poverty alleviaton among the local communities living around Volcanoes National Park. We strive to create jobs for the youth and for women whilst addressing the importance of biodiversity conservation. Below you will find a number of day tours from Kigali that we offer for visitors who do not have too much time to spend in Rwanda but who nonetheless want to get a good impression of the country.


1. Memorial Day Tour
2. Gorilla trekking
3. Akagera National Park
4. Muhanga town
5. Traditional construction experience
6. Kigali City Walk
7. Bird Watching in Bugesera
8. Mount Kabuye Hiking
9. Day trip to Rubavu
10. Boat cruise on the Twin Lakes (Burera and Ruhondo)
11. Hiking Mount Bisoke
12. Golden Monkey trekking


1. Ntarama and Nyamata day tour

Pick Up Time: 08:30
Pick Up Point: your hotel In Kigali
Tour Duration: 7 Hours
Cost: $ 100 per person
Program:
• Drive to Ntarama real life memorial
• Visit of Ntarama Genocide Memorial in Nyamata
• Lunch
• Visit Nyamata memorial
• Drive back to Kigali

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The Rwandan genocide of 1994 is one of the darkest moments in human history. An airplane crash involving the presidents of Rwanda and Burundi provided the spark for an organised campaign of violence against the Tutsi and moderate Hutu civilians across the country. On this educational tour, we educate visitors on the historical events that led to the genocide, but we also emphasize the importance of unity and love within our current Rwandan communities and the world at large. The tour costs cover the guide, lunch, snacks, water and transport.

2. Gorilla trekking

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The critically endangered mountain gorilla can only be found in two locations in the world, one of which is Volcanoes National Park. Rwanda has taken a tremendous effort in recent years to not only protect but to grow its population of mountain gorillas. Discover these rare creatures on a day tour from Kigali, and learn more from your accompanying park rangers about the work done to protect them. Note that the entrance permits need to be booked well in advance of the visit. This tour costs covers the trekking permit, guide, lunch, snacks, water and transport.
Pick Up Time: 05:30 am
Pick Up Point: your hotel In Kigali
Tour Duration: 11 Hours
Cost: $ 1800 per person (including the trekking permit of $ 1500)

Programs:
• Travel from Kigali to Volcanoes National Park
• Explore Volcanoes National Park guided by a park ranger
• Spend one hour with the gorillas
• Lunch at a local restaurant
• Trip back to Kigali

3. Akagera National Park

This is establishing its self as Rwanda’s big 5 game park. Located on the north-eastern edge of Rwanda bordering Tanzania and incorporating the Kagera River, hence the name Akagera. The National Park was founded in 1934 to protect animals and vegetation in three habitats: Savannah, mountain and swamps. Focusing on “big games” Akagera currently includes African Elephants, Buffalos, Zebras, Giraffes, and a variety of Antelopes. Akagera and its lakes are home to many hippopotamus and the Nile crocodile, the world’s largest reptile.

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Entry fee:
The price affects people from 13 years and above. 12 – 6 years have a special rate while below 6 years don’t pay park entrance in Akagera national park.

• Rwandan/EAC Citizen – $7.50 /6,500 RWF Children 12 – 6 years – $4 or 3,500 RWF
• Rwandan/EAC Resident – Per person – $35 and $20 for Children 12 – 6 years
• International Visitor – Per person $50 and $30 for Children 12 – 6 years Full package:400$ per person(included transport,entrance permit,snacks,water and guiding fees).



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