9 Days Best of Rwanda Safari and tour
1000$ per person
This 9 Best of Rwanda Safari and tour takes you to major interesting tourist destinations in the country to visit Kigali city, Akagera forest National park for boat cruises on Lake Ihema and wildlife safari to encounter animals such as topis, Impala, Masai Giraffe, reed buck, bush buck, sable and roan antelopes. You will also visit Nyungwe National Park to discover a number of primates that is chimpanzees, golden Monkeys, silver monkeys, red tailed monkey, vervet monkeys etc. The highlight of this Rwanda Safari and tour will be an epic journey to Volcanoes National park to trek mountain gorillas in their natural habitat!
Day 1: Arrival and Kigali city tour
Meet our company representative and drive to your booked hotel for check in and briefing session about your Rwanda Safari and tour. Later go for a city tour to explore main tourist attractions in Kigali such as Gisozi genocide Museum which commemorates the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, local markets in Rwanda to interact with the local people. You may buy fresh fruits and souvenirs in the market during your tour. Come back to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight at Mid-range: Chez Lando Hotel
Day 2: Transfer to Akagera National Park- Evening Game Drive
Have breakfast and drive to Akagera National Park. This journey takes you through the green side part of the country. Check in at your booked lodge, have lunch and relux a bit. Later head to the park for an evening game drive in search for Impalas, Topi, Masai Giraffes, Defassa water buck, reed buck, bush buck among others. Come back to the lodge for dinner and overnight at Akagera Game Lodge
Day 3: Morning game drive and a boat cruise
Enjoy an early morning breakfast and drive to the park for a morning game drive to see some a number of animals such as giraffes, reed bucks, topis etc. Have lunch and later drive to lake Ihema for a boat cruise to view crocodiles, hippos and a number of unique bird species. Return to the lodge for check out and drive back to Kigali for dinner and overnight at Chez lando Hotel
Day 4: Transfer to Nyungwe forest National Park
After breakfast, transfer to Nyungwe forest national park with an en route stopover in visit Nyanza King’s Palace and the national museum in Butare. Have lunch and later proceed to the park to get prepare yourself for a magical primate encounter the following day! Dinner and overnight at Nyungwe Hill top Lodge
Day 5: Chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe National Park- Canopy walk
Have breakfast and drive to Nyungwe forest national park headquarters for briefing about your primate trekking tour. Later start your adventure trail into the forest in search of Chimpanzees in their natural setting. During your trek, you may meet other forest primates such as Golden Monkeys, colobus monkeys, silver monkeys, vervet monkeys among others. Once you encounter chimps, watch them play and swing in the forest canopies. Retrieve to the starting point to meet your guide and them drive back to your lodge for lunch. Later go for a guided canopy walk. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight at Nyungwe Hill top
Day 6: Transfer to Lake Kivu
Have a morning coffee and drive south east of Rwanda to Lake Kivu. Take a stopover at Nyanza King’s Palace and Murambi Genocide Memorial for a site tour before reaching lake Kivu and checking in to your booked hotel. Dinner and overnight Palm Gardens Resort.
Day 7: Lake Kivu- Volcanos National park
Walk up and go for breakfast, proceed to a lake for a magical boat cruise experience. After drive to Musanze to check in your booked lodge to prepare yourself for gorilla trekking adventure the following day! Dinner and overnight at Gorilla solution Lodge
Day 8: Gorilla trekking Rwanda- Ibyiwacu community
Have breakfast and drive to Kinigi headquarters for briefing and gorilla group allocation. Start your trail through the deep forested national park in search for the allocated mountain gorilla family. You may encounter other forest habitats such as monkeys, buffalos, elephants, birds among others. Once you meet these giant primates, spend one hour with them, watch them how play, feed and live in the forest. Descend towards the starting point to pick your certificates and drive back to your lodge for lunch and prepare to explore the Ibyiwacu community in the evening. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla solution Lodge
Day 9: Golden Monkey tracking or Optional Mountain Bisoke Hiking
Have breakfast and decide whether to go for golden monkey tracking of hike to Bisoke mountain to see the crater lake with the perfect views of the virunga National park. Have lunch and later drive to Kigali international airport to catch up with your flight.