This 8 Days Prime Rwanda Safari takes you for the best Highlights of the land of a thousand hills. Go for a Mountain Gorilla Trekking Tour in Volcanoes National Park, Wildlife viewing in Akagera National Park & Primates watching in Nyungwe Forest National Park.
DAY 1: Airport Transfer
Upon your arrival, you will be driven to Okapi Hotel for dinner and overnight stay in Kigali.
DAY 2: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park
Have breakfast proceed to Nyungwe. Visit the Nyanza palace, Murambi Memorial and Butare Museum en-route. Your lunch will be en-route and continue for dinner and overnight stay at Nyungwe hill top lodge/ Gisakura Guest House.
DAY 3: Chimp Tracking
Breakfast and go for briefing at the park headquarters. You will be told the “dos and don’ts” while with the chimps before entering the forest.Enjoy them feeding, playing around while taking observations and photographs. You will also encounter other primates such as the black and white Columbus monkeys and many others. Dinner and overnight stay at Nyungwe hill top lodge / Gisakura Guest House.
DAY 4: Canopy and Nature walks
After breakfast, you will go for a canopy walk within the forest expecting
to enjoy the beautiful sights and sounds of different bird ( This canopy begins from 2:00Am/2:00pm and t 3:00pm , species such as the Rwenzori Turaco, Hornbills among others. You will also have a self guided walk after lunch around the nearby environment and the Kamiranzovu waterfalls. Dinner and overnight stay at Nyungwe hill top lodge / Gisakura Guest House.
DAY 5: Drive to Lake Kivu
Take breakfast and head to Lake Kivu in Kibuye town. Enjoy breath-taking
Drive scenery of the Virunga Mountains via the Congo Nile trail, there plenty of other primates that can be seen within the scenic drive in the forest and the green vegetation en-route. You will have lunch en-route and proceed for either a boat cruise along Lake Kivu that takes you to the great falls and unishment island within lake kivu. or relaxing on the shores. Dinner and overnight at paradise Marahide Hotel
DAY 6: Transfer to Volcanoes and Golden Monkey Tracking
Have breakfast and drive to Volcanoes National park to catch up with the golden monkey tracking activity. These are the most endangered primatespecies at Parc des Volcano. After having lunch, you will head to Karisoke Research Centre to visit Dian Fossey ‘grave. Dinner and overnight stay at Muhabura/Kinigi Guest House
DAY 7: Mountain Gorilla Tracking
You will have an early breakfast and head to the park headquarters to be briefed before entering the forest to track the gorillas. This involves de briefing and gorilla family llocation ,The hiking may take about 1-8 hours depending on the movement of the gentle giants. A maximum time of one hour is given for photography, observations, and enjoying them feeding or playing around. Dinner and overnight stay at Muhabura/Kinigi Guest House or Mountain gorilla view lodge.
DAY 8: Transfer to the Airport
Enjoy your breakfast and drive back to Kigali with visit to some genocide memorials. overnight at Okapi Hotel.
Day 9: Kigali City Tour
Have breakfast, and go for a city tour in Kigali where you will visit the Belgium Memorial, Kigali historical Museum, Genocide Museum among others and return to lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 10: Departure
Have breakfast, go for African craft shopping to take home.
The price includes:
- Airport transfers
- Kigali City tour
- Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
- Chimp permits
- Canopy walk and nature walk
- Boat at Lake Kivu
- Gorilla permits
- Visit Dian Fossey
- Golden monkey tracking
- En-route lunches
- Allowance of English speaking guide
- Air fares, Visa, personal nature of expenses not mentioned in the package
above, porter fees while trekking primates, laundry, cigarettes among