8 DAYS RWANDA WILDLIFE SAFARI

8 DAYS RWANDA WILDLIFE SAFARI - 10 Days

Rwanda Wildlife Safari

This 10 daysRwanda wildlife safari shall enable you to watch several wildlife species in Rwanda.
10 Days Best of Rwanda private safari exploring the best attractions of Rwanda; chimpanzee tracking, canopy walk, relax along the shores of lake Kivu, mountain gorilla tracking, visit genocide memorial site of Rwanda, explore Rwanda’s wildlife of Akagera national park and so much more of Rwanda condensed in one tour Itinerary.

On this 8 day Rwanda wildlife safari, you will experience all the 3 prime Rwandan national parks. You will start with the scenic Akagera national park, proceed to Nyungwe forest national park and end with the home of mountain gorillas, Volcanoes national park. Enjoy the different backdrops of Rwanda as you turn along the winding roads. The parks are a mixture of Savannah, forest, and mountainous giving you varied sights of Rwanda. From Elephants, Zebras to Chimpanzees and Gorillas including boat rides on Lake Kivu are some of the highlights on this safari and cultural encounter.

Highlights

  • Game drive in Akagera national park
  • Boat ride on Lake Ihema
  • Chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe Forest
  • Canopy Walk in Nyungwe Forest
  • Gorilla tracking in Volcanoes
  • Lake Kivu
  • Photography moments

Day 1: Early pickup to Nyungwe Forest national park

Day 2: Chimpanzee Tracking in Nyungwe forest and Canopy Walk

Day 3: Transfer to Lake Kivu the country’s largest water body

Day 4: Morning Canoe Ride to the Islands on Lake Kivu

Day 5: Transfer to Akagera National Park

Day 6: Morning Game Drive and Lake Ihema Launch Cruise

Day 7: Transfer to Volcanoes NP

Day 8: Mountain Gorilla Trek and Iby’wacu Cultural Center

Day 9: Golden Monkeys / Dian Fossey Hike and Visit to Twin Lakes (Burera and Ruhondo)

Day 10: Return to Kigali and Departure

Day 1
Transfer to Nyungwe Forest NP

You will be picked up by our company driver guide from either a hotel / Kigali International Airport for a transfer to Nyungwe Forest NP; southwest of Rwanda in Gisenyi province. En route, visit the Butare Museum, Mirambi Genocide Site and Nyanza King’s Palace among others. Later proceed with your drive to Nyungwe Forest National Park. Dine and rest at Gisakura Guest House (Budget), Nyungwe Top View Lodge (Midrnage) and Nyungwe Forest Lodge (Luxury).

Day 2
Chimpanzee Tracking and Canopy Walk

Upon rising; enjoy breakfast and head for the Nyungwe Forest Park offices for morning briefing on the chimpanzee tracking expedition. With your tracking gear embark on this amazing exercise; where you will be rewarded with clear views of various primate species like L’Hoest’s monkey, golden monkeys, large troops of the Angola Colobus, vervet monkeys, Silver Monkey, Hamlyn’s Monkey, Red-tailed Monkey, Dent’s Mona Monkey, Olive Baboon and the Grey-cheeked Mangabeys etc.

Later, have lunch in wild and in the afternoon, proceed with the Unique Canopy Forest Walk; rewarding you with an entire forest coverage with wild animals seeing you from above as you swing over the thick dense trees.

Dine and rest at Gisakura Guest House (Budget), Nyungwe Top View Lodge (Midrnage) and Nyungwe Forest Lodge (Luxury).

Day 3
Transfer to Lake Kivu

Have breakfast and later hit the road for the drive to Gisenyi province – home to Lake Kivu. Dine and rest at Paradise Marahide (Budget), Le Palm Gardens (Midrange) and Lake Kivu Serena Hotel (Luxury).

Day 4: Morning Canoe Ride to the Islands on Lake Kivu

Here, after breakfast; you will engage in a morning canoe ride to some of the Islands on Lake Kivu not leaving out the Famous Nyamirundi Island – well known for its tasty Coffee.

Dine and rest at Paradise Marahide (Budget), Le Palm Gardens (Midrange) and Lake Kivu Serena Hotel (Luxury)

Day 4
Transfer to Akagera National Park

Have breakfast and set off for Akagera National Park north of Rwanda at the Tanzanian border, taking you through the beautiful hilly country side. Reaching just in time for lunch and later proceed with an amazing afternoon game drive; looking out for elephants, zebras, giraffes, buffaloes as well as the newly reintroduced lions. Dine and rest at Rusizi tented lodge (Luxury), Akagera Game Lodge (Midrange)

Day 5
Morning Game Drive and Lake Ihema Launch Cruise

Today, rise a bit early and with your morning coffee, proceed with an amazing game drive to the northern part of the park and here expect to view; the early risers before they head to their hide outs or even engage in their days’ hunts.

Later, in the afternoon, have an amazing boat ride on Lake Ihema rewarding you with aquatic wildlife species like the hippopotami, crocodiles, buffaloes among others as well as the various bird species.

Dine and rest at Rusizi tented lodge (Luxury), Akagera Game Lodge (Midrange)

Day 6
Transfer to Volcanoes NP

On waking up; have breakfast and later hit the road for your transfer to Volcanoes NP, northwest of Rwanda in Musanze province. En route enjoy the spectacular scenery views of the country side.

Later Dine and rest for overnight at The Garden Place (Budget), Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge/ Davinci Gorilla Lodge (Midrange) and Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/ Five Volcanoes Gorilla Lodge (Luxury)

Day 8: Mountain Gorilla Trek and Iby’wacu Cultural Center

Have breakfast and head for the Kinigi Park offices by 7:00AM; just in time for the morning briefing on the code3 of conduct when trekking for the mountain gorillas. After locating the creatures, take clear observation of their behavior while taking photographs and videos for this wonderful encounter. Later retrieve the starting point; meet up your guide for a drive back to your lodge.

After Lunch, step out for a visit to the Iby’wacu Cultural Village where you will learn more about the Rwandan cultural practices.

Later; Dine and rest for overnight at The Garden Place (Budget), Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge/ Davinci Gorilla Lodge (Midrange) and Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/ Five Volcanoes Gorilla Lodge (Luxury)

Day 7
Golden Monkeys / Dian Fossey Hike and Visit to Twin Lakes (Burera and Ruhondo)

Have breakfast and retrieve the Kinigi Park offices by 7:00AM; just in time for the morning briefing on the code of conduct when tracking for the shy and playful golden monkeys. After locating the jumpy creatures, take clear observation of their behavior while taking photographs and videos for this wonderful encounter. Later retrieve the starting point; meet up your tour guide for drive back to your lodge.

Later take a guided walk to the beautiful Twin Lakes of Burera and Ruhondo.

Dine and rest for overnight at The Garden Place (Budget), Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge/ Davinci Gorilla Lodge (Midrange) and Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/ Five Volcanoes Gorilla Lodge (Luxury)

Day 8
Return to Kigali and Departure

Upon rising; have breakfast and later set off for Kigali for drop off at either a hotel or Kigali International Airport.

Includes

  • – Gorilla permit/s
  • – Genocide Memorial visit & Kigali city Tour
  • – Visit Gorilla Guardian Village
  • – Golden Monkey Tracking Permit
  • – 4*4 Safari Vehicle
  • – English speaking guide
  • – Drinking water
  • – Lunch

Excludes

  • – Air tickets
  • – Flights
  • – Visa ad visa fees
  • – Items of personal nature
  • – Optional activities not mentioned in the itinerary
  • – Tips through the tour

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