This 8 Day Rwanda Safari gives you a chance to trek gorillas & Chimpanzee primates in Rwanda’s top major tourist sites. It includes a game drive which comes with wildlife viewing. This excursion starts and ends in Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda.
Day 1: Arrival – Volcanoes National Park
Upon arrival at Kanombe International Airport, you will be welcomed and picked by our guide who will drive you straight to Volcanoes National park in the North Western part of Rwanda.
Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes
Early morning after breakfast, you will be transferred by our guide up to the park offices for a brief meeting highlighting about how to behave when you are with the mountain gorillas then after set off into the rain tropical forest with the Park ranger to begin Gorilla trekking which usually takes between 3-8 hours other factors remaining constant.
This excursion usually involves hauling through the muddy and thick forest, thus it is advisable to move with jean trousers, non- flash cameras, rain gear, packed lunch, bottled water, and strong boots for proper progress of your Safari. One hour permission is granted while in presence of these apes.
Day 3: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park
On day three early in the morning check out and leave Volcanoes National park for transfer to Nyungwe forest national park in south western part of Rwanda. En route stop over for lunch then proceed to Nyungwe Forest National park arriving late in the evening. Check in at your lodge on arrival for you dinner and overnight stay.
Day 4: Chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe.
After early breakfast in the morning then be transferred by your guide to the forest to search for the exciting chimpanzee primates. These are ranked to be excellent fans to watch as they are playing in fruitful trees.
Chimpanzee tracking usually takes between 1-6 hours and this usually depends on their movement in the Jungle. You are granted one hour permission while with these primates. You are also exposed to several other primates in Nyungwe like silver monkey, owl faced monkey, L’Hoest Monkey, Rwenzori Colobus, and the red tailed monkey.
Return to the lodge for lunch as you prepare for the evening guided nature walk in the forest, giving you an opportunity to view a variety of animals and several species of birds.
Day 5: Nyungwe – Kigali
Have breakfast in the morning at the lodge and then after return to Kigali. En route stop over at Genocide memorial of Murambi which is a place where you will be explained about the 1994 Rwanda Genocide masuk.
Day 6: Transfer to Akagera National Park.
Early in the morning, after breakfast then transfer to Akagera National park in the Eastern part of Rwanda. Check in at the booked lodge on arrival for you dinner and overnight stay.
Day 7: Game drive – Launch trip cruise.
Early in the morning after breakfast embark the jeep for a stunning game drive to search for the big games including; giraffes, elephants, lions, topi, impalas, Burch ell’s Zebra and a lot of avian life including the shoe billed stock and African jacana among others.
Arrive at the lodge in time for lunch as you get prepared for the afternoon boat cruise along Lake Ihema exposing you to large number of hippos then after return to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 8: Kigali – Departure.
Have early breakfast in the morning and then be driven back to Kigali. If time is on your side, visit the local markets, the education centre and genocide memorial sites plus lunch en route. After transfer to Kigali International airport for your return flight back home.
- Full board accommodation.
- Park entrance fees.
- Gorilla permits.
- Golden monkey tracking.
- Genocide memorial fees.
- Dian Fossey hike.
- Chimpanzee permits.
- English speaking driver.
- Flight ticket.
- Personal expenses and expensive drinks.
- Travel insurance