8 Days Best of Rwanda Ecotour and Safari
The 8 days Rwanda Gorilla Eco-Tour offer a great privilege of gorilla tracking in Volcanoes National Park, excellent bird watching and Chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe forest; a home to 13 primates species. Also expect some nature walks, and day hikes / Cultural walks.
Day 1: Arrival in Rwanda, Kigali Airport
Upon your arrival in Kigali, you will be welcome by our staff who will brief you and transfer you to check-in at hotel – After lunch, enjoy Kigali city and learn about the Rwandan culture dinner and overnight at Hotel Gorillas.
Day 2: Transfer to Nyungwe:
Depart from Kigali; en-route visit some historical sites on the main road such as Kamegeri’s rock and other interesting beautiful creatures of Rwanda, tea plantations. Dinner and Overnight at Nyungwe Forest Lodge / Gisakula Guest House.
Day 2: Nyungwe Eco-Tour destination – Montane Forest
Early breakfast then drive to the chimp trekking point. After trekking, drive to Rusizi, for check in lunch will be got at the hotel. After relax after trekking chimps. Dinner and Overnight at the Lodge
Day 3: Transfer to Kibuye – Gishenyi;
Visit Napoleon’s hut /gulf and Amahoro “Peace” Islands,Enjoy fried Kivu fish and potatoes on the island plus some cold drinks as the limit is your pocket ,don’t miss to enjoy the . Swimming at the hotel. Dinner and Overnight at Hotel paradise hotel / Kivu serena Hotel.
Day 4: Transfer to Ruhengeri
En-route visits the twin lakes. As you enjoy some spot fishing in canoes with the local fishermen dinner and Overnight at recommended Kinigi Guest lodge / Gorillas Nest eco-lodge.
Day 5: Gorilla Trekking
Early breakfast – start gorilla trekking procedures at 7:30am after being briefed by the park authorities where you will enjoy asmall video show at the park headquarters. After gorilla trekking, return for some refresh after drive to Kinigi cultural village to
enjoy the Batwa dance. Dinner and Overnight at your lodge.
Day 6: Banana and Sorghum beer production:
Banana and sorghum are some of our staple Food products in Rwanda and they are used in different ways i.e. food, local beer/drinks and very important in the cultural practices most especially during our traditional weddings ceremonies, settling of disputes between community members, bonding relationship between different families etc. Rwanda has four common species of banana plants and each species of banana plant has got unique uses and value. Practically, you will learn and understand while in the field. Sorghum Production is quite complicated but made simple to experience and really a thrilling experience. Transfer to Gisenyi – check in the hotel. Drive around Gisenyi town as we head to Rubona fishing village to experience the lifestyle of fishermen and also watch the hot springs. Swimming is optional in the lake. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 7: Transfer to Kigali
Transfer to Kigali – en-route does some shopping. After head off for the city (optional visit to the local churches). Dinner and Overnight at hotel gorillas Kigali
Day 8: Airport Transfer
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight after breakfast
End of the tour
The quoted price includes
1 A comfortable 4×4 safari vehicle, excellent for game viewing & photographing.
2 Full time English speaking professional driver guide
3 Agreed upon accommodation and meals stated
4 All activities mentioned
5 Park entry and vehicle entrance fees,
6 Gorilla and Chimps permits
7 Airport Transfers
1 Airfares to Uganda
2 Entry visas and airport taxes
3 All personal expenditure such as laundry and drinks are excluded.