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8 Days National Parks Guided Motorcycle Tour in Rwanda

Kigali, Rwanda

Rwanda Motorcycle Tour and Safari

Discover Rwanda, including all its four provinces and its capital, Kigali City, on a motorcycle! Interact with friendly communities and see the various wildlife in its forests and national parks and be in awe of the stunning views of Lake Kivu and Lake Muhazi. This is simply the best holiday in the country of a thousand hills!

Key information

  • Bike: rental bike (RMC 250 cc)
  • Terrain: Off-roads and on-roads (dust road and paved road)
  • Mileage: 1120 kilometers / 695 miles
  • Daily rides: 160 kilometers / 99 miles
  • Riding gear included in the price: helmet

Meet the guides

Vincent
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Highlights

  • Starts and ends in Kigali
  • RMC 250 cc motorcycle rental
  • Fascinating Kigali and Gisenyi city tours
  • Visits to Akagera, Liberation Museums, Volcanoes, Nyungwe National Parks
  • Boat ride to Napoleon Island in Kibuye
  • Sunset kayaking in Lake Kivu
  • 6 nights accommodation

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7 riding days in English
The organizer also speaks: French
Group size: Maximum of 7 participants
Airport transfer included: Kigali International Airport
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Accommodation

During the tour, you will be provided comfortable accommodations for six nights. For the mid-range package, the accommodation will be in two to three star hotels while for the budget package, accommodation will be in comfortable middle-class hotels, hostel, and guest house.

Program

Day 1: Arrival at Kigali and transfer to your hotel

You will be picked up by Motorbiking Rwanda's car driver and accommodated in a motorcycle friendly hotel in the center of Kigali.

Day 2: Riding from Kigali to Volcanoes National Park

Stay near the home of Mountain Gorillas, Rwanda's Twin Lakes - Ruhondo and Burera. Interact with the gorilla guardians and know more about Rwandan traditions.

Day 3: Riding to Volcanoes National Park in Kinigi, the home of Gorillas

This day, you will have the opportunity of trekking to see the Golden Monkeys, a visit to the grave of Dian Fossey, and / or visit to the Musanze Caves (if you're not afraid of caves).

Day 4: Riding to Lake Kivu and Gisenyi Public Beach

This day, you will see two cities, Gisenyi in Rwanda and Goma of R.D.Congo separated by the international border at La Corniche One Stop Border Post.

Day 5: Riding the Adventure Congo Nile Trail

This day you will be riding off-road while enjoying the irresistible stunning views of Lake Kivu and hundreds of its islands. You will also have time to enjoy boat ride to the most known islands in Kibuye - Napoleon and Amahoro Island.

Day 6: Riding to Nyungwe Forest National Park - the African Tropical Rain Forrest

Today, you will be riding through the forest of 1000 species, Nyungwe Forest National Park. It is the largest protected mountain forest in Africa that covers between 1600 and 2000 square meters. You will make a stop for a canopy walkway. Ride carefully! There are often chimpanzees playing around or crossing the road.

Day 7: Game drives in Akagera National Park

Arrive at Akagera National Park which is now a home to over 8000 large animals. The park is also home to one of Africa's highest hippo densities and crocodiles, as well as the rare sitatunga (a member of the antelope family) and more than 520 bird species. While exploring the most scenic savannah, you are likely to see the African Big Five currently available in the park.

Day 8: Riding within Kigali - Kigali City Tour

You will visit the Campaign Against Genocide Museum located in the parliament building in Central Kigali. You will also have the opportunity of visiting Kigali Genocide Memorial where some 250,000 victims of Rwanda’s 1994 genocide lie buried, a place of remembrance and learning which hosts tens of thousands of visitors each year. It is one of the top ten landmarks to visit in Africa from Tripadvidor's 2015 Travellers Choice awards.

Guides

Vincent Kagabo

Location

This motorcycle tour will take place in Rwanda, starting and ending in Kigali. The tour covers some of the best national parks in the country, including Nyungwe National Park, Akagera National Park, and Volcanoes National Park.

Akagera National Park

Akagera is, above all, a big game country! Herds of elephant and buffalo emerge from the woodland to drink at the lakes. Visitors might stumble across a spotted hyena or even lions. Giraffe and zebra amble through the savannah, and more than a dozen types of antelope inhabit the park.

Nyungwe Forest National Park

On your road from Kigali to Nyungwe Forest National Park, you have the opportunity to visit Rwanda King's Palace in Nyanza (built in 1932) and the Ethnographic Museum in Huye (132 kilometers from Kigali) built in 1987 and now one of Africa's finest ethnographic collections.

In Nyungwe National Park, you will experience the rainforest from Canopy Walkway, hanging 60 meters above the forest floor between giant trees and towers, a stunning view of the park's amazing wildlife and nature.

Volcanoes National Park

Here you get the opportunity to experience a Musanze caves tour, Ibyiwacu cultural village tour, and golden monkey trekking.

What's included

  • Boat ride in Lake Kivu
  • Visit to Adventure Congo Nile Trail
  • Visit to Nyungwe Forest National Park and Volcanoes National Park
  • Visit to Rwanda's Twin Lakes - Ruhondo and Burera
  • Visit to Campaign Against Genocide Museum and Kigali Genocide Memorial
  • Game drives in Akagera National Park
  • Airport transfers
  • Services of a local tour guide
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Motorcycle rental
  • Motorcycle oil
  • Insurance
  • VAT
  • Trip to see the mountain gorillas (for luxury package)

What's not included

  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Meals
  • Support car for luggage
  • Motorcycle jackets, boots, pants, and gloves

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Kigali International Airport (KGL).

GPS

-1.9700639203, 30.1041498503.

Airport: Kigali International Airport Airport transfer included: Kigali International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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