HIGHLIGHTS: Your 8 days that you will spend in Rwanda will reward you with a Rwandan city tour for Genocide memorial center, museums, craft shops and more. Then transfer to Nyungwe for chimpanzee experiences, do a boat cruise on Lake Kivu visit, then transfer to Volcanoes National Park for the thrilling mountain Gorillas and Golden monkey experiences. Finish your trip with a city tour and then depart from Kigali International Airport.
You will be picked by our driver/guide upon your arrival at Kigali International Airport and takes you through the itinerary. You will be taken through the town of Kigali for a city tour. You will visit Gisozi Genocide Memorial Site where innocent people were killed, Rwanda National Museum and other interesting places. You will then proceed with your journey to Nyungwe Forest National Park. You will check in to the lodge that was reserved for you upon your arrival. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the lodge of your booking. Nyungwe Forest Lodge (luxury), Nyungwe Top View Lodge (luxury) or Gisakura Guest House (budget)
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)
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)
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)
After enjoying your morning breakfast, you will have a boat cruise which will take you around the lake shores as you watch out for aquatic animals like hippos, crocodiles and aquatic birds as you appreciate the beautiful scenery of islands while enjoying the cool breeze on the lake. Return to the lodge for lunch and transfer to Parc Des Volcans. You will have dinner and overnight stay at the lodge of your booking. Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (luxury), La Palme Hotel (mid-range) or Muhabura Hotel (budget)
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 go to Ib’lwachu cultural village where a lot of Rwanda’s cultural and traditional practices are performed. This is where you will spend your evening. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay. Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (luxury), Le Bambou Lodge (mid-range), Muhabura Hotel (budget)
After your morning breakfast, you will assemble at the park headquarters for the briefing about golden monkey trekking rules. You will then move into the forest together with the guide to look for these primates. Finding them may as well take some time just like the mountain gorillas since they keep wandering within the forest. You will take 1 hour with them as you watch the way the associate with each other as take photographs for memories. You will later get back to the lodge for lunch and then go visit the twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the lodge of your booking. Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (luxury), La Palme Hotel (mid-range), Muhabura Hotel (budget)
After having your breakfast, you will transfer back to Kigali city for a City tour.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 then proceed to Kigali International Airport for your scheduled flight.