HIGHLIGHTS: This is your 7 days safari in Rwanda, it starts from Kigali International Airport and ends in the same place.In these 7 days expect a visit to Nyungwe Forest National Park for the chimpanzee trekking, bird watching and canopy walks, visit Lake Kivu and then transfer to Volcanoes National Park for a thrilling Mountain Gorilla experience. Do a Kigali City Tour and out bound flight to make the end of your safari.

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Day by Day

DAY 1 : Transfer from Kigali International Airport to Nyungwe Forest National park.

You will be picked by our guide/drive at Kigali International Airport and transfer to south western Rwanda to Nyungwe Forest National Park. En-route visit Butare town to tour Rwanda National Museum, Nyanza palace and Murambi Genocide Memorial Museum. Then proceed to the forest. Upon reaching there, check in your accommodation and spent the rest of hours relaxing at the lodge/hotel. You will have dinner and overnight stay at the hotel /lodge of your booking. Nyungwe Forest Lodge (luxury) or Gisakura Guest House (mid-range)

DAY 2 : Chimpanzee Trekking, bird watching and canopy walk

After having your breakfast, you will go into Nyungwe forest in search for 13 primate species and over 300 bird species, making it a bird watcher’s heaven. Nyungwe Forest is a home of up to 13 primate species; these include chimpanzees, the Blue monkeys, L’Hoest’s monkeys, Golden monkeys and the Angolan Black and White Colobus monkeys among others. This is a spectacular tourism sensation. You will then drive back to your lodge for lunch and relax. You may as well go for a canopy walk in Nyungwe Forest as you track colobus monkeys. You will have dinner and overnight at the hotel/lodge of your booking. Nyungwe Forest Lodge (luxury) or Gisakura Guest House (mid-range)

DAY 3 : Canopy walks and Nature walks

After your morning breakfast, you will go into to the forest for a memorable activity which involves walking on suspended loops hanged in space as you enjoy the beautiful scenery of the forest and birds’ melodies. This will provide you with a wide view of the Nyungwe National Park. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel/lodge of your booking. Nyungwe Forest Lodge (luxury), Nyungwe Top View Lodge (luxury) OR Gisakura Guest House (mid-range)

DAY 4 : Drive to Lake Kivu

After your breakfast, you will transfer to Lake Kivu as you appreciate the breathtaking feature of the Virunga Mountains Ranges plus the green vegetation covering a very big area. You will have lunch en-route and proceed for an evening boat cruise after checking in to the hotel of your booking.Dinner an overnight stay at the hotel of your booking. Lake Kivu Serena (luxury), Paradise Marahide (mid-range) or Palm Resort Hotel (budget)

DAY 5 : Transfer to Volcanoes for Golden monkey trekking

After enjoying your breakfast, you will transfer to the Parc des Volcans a home of over 360 mountain gorillas. When you get there, you will set off to the briefing point for briefing about the golden monkey trekking rules. It is one of the most endangered primates in the Volcanoes National Park. After the trekking activity, you will get to the lodge of your booking for lunch. You will later proceed to Iby’lwacu cultural village to enjoy the cultural and traditional practices of Rwanda’s people. You will later return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay. Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (luxury), Le Bambou Lodge (mid-range) or Muhabura Hotel (budget)

DAY 6 : Mountain Gorilla Trekking

After your early morning breakfast, you will assemble at the park headquarter well prepared for the experience, the park warden will brief you about the gorilla trekking rules. The guide will lead you to the gorilla tracking point trail and start searching the endangered giants in the forest. Trekking gorillas may take some time depending on the location and movement of these giants in their natural habitat. Once you have traced them, you will be allowed to spend 1 hour with them as you are watching them at a close range and taking photographs for memories. You will as well see them play and make loud calls making your trip cheerful. After the trekking activity, you will get back to the lodge for late lunch. You will later drive to Musanze caves. This is where you will spend the evening. You will then return to lodge for dinner and overnight stay. Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (luxury), Le Bambou Lodge (mid-range), Muhabura Hotel (budget)

DAY 7: Drive to Kigali for City tour and departure

After your breakfast, you will transfer back to Kigali for a city tour in Kigali where you will visit Gisozi Genocide Memorial Site, Rwanda National Museum and craft shops plus local markets where you can do shopping for souvenirs. You will proceed to Kigali International Airport for your scheduled flight.

  • Transportation from the meeting to the departure point
  • 1 Expert, English-speaking local driver/guide
  • All accommodations while on tour
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Park Entrance fees
  • All activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • International flight (can be arranged if required)
  • Visa and personal insurance.
  • Drinks, tips and gratuities
  • Personal expenses (laundry, souvenirs, etc.)
  • Any item or activity not mentioned in the tour package
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