Safari overview:

Fly into Kigali International Airport in Rwanda and fly out at the same Airport.

This is a 14 days (13 nights) safari in Rwanda.

It takes you to the three National parks of Rwanda including Akagera N.P, Nyungwe forest and Volcanoes N.P.

Expect to see Gorillas in Volcanoes N.P, Chimps in Nyungwe Forest National park and a variety of wildlife in Akagera N.P.

Detailed Itinerary:

14 Days Rwanda Safari, Gorilla Trekking, Wildlife, Culture and Genocide museums.

Day 1: Transfer to Kigali city

On arrival at Kigali Airport, meet our professional safari guide who will transfer you to Kigali city. If you arrive early, we shall have Kigali city tour and thereafter, have dinner and overnight at Kigali Serena Hotel/Golf Hills Residence or Okapi Hotel. Meal plan: Half-Board.

Day 2: Drive to the home of chimpanzees (Nyungwe Forest National Park)

After breakfast, you will enjoy a scenic journey to Nyungwe forest National Park. En route we shall visit the old King’s Palace in Nyanza. Lunch en-route, proceed to the Park. Dinner and overnight at Nyungwe Forest Lodge (luxury), Nyungwe Hill Top View Hotel (Deluxe) or Gisakura Guest House (Budget).

Day 3: Chimpanzee Tracking

chimps nyungwe forestEarly morning breakfast; proceed to the park headquarters for briefing. You will enter into the forest when its dark but you will be able to see primate species such as Columbus monkeys, forest birds and later, you will be able to see the chimpanzees when its already day time. Return to lodge for Lunch, you will set out for the guided forest walk with in the Forest. Return for dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Forest walk

Breakfast, with your packed lunch move for a full day forest guided walk with in Nyungwe Forest National Park. On this long walk, you will visit the Kamiranzovu waterfalls where you will enjoy your picnic lunch. On this walk expect to see a lot of bird species and also primates like monkeys among others. Return back to your lodge dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Transfer to Kibuye on the shores of Lake Kivu

Breakfast, head to Kibuye with lunch en-route and after take a boat trip either Napoleon’s (it’s shaped like his hat) Island or Amahoro (peace) Island. Return for dinner and overnight at Kibuye.

Day 6: Transfer-Gisenyi Town

Breakfast, transfer to Gisenyi town on the northern shores of Lake Kivu. Lunch, go and visit the fishing villages around the town, the solid field lava from Nyiragongo Mountain that erupted in 2002 and also the hot springs. Dinner and Overnight at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel.

Day 7: Boat ride on Lake Kivu-Ruhengeri

Early morning breakfast, take a short boat ride on Lake Kivu and visit the different fishing villages. Return for a fascinating lunch. After lunch, transfer to Ruhengeri town. You will pass through magnificent views of the beautiful, hilly countryside which forms Rwanda’s name “a thousand hills”. Dinner and overnight stay at Mountain Gorilla view Lodge (Luxury), Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge (Deluxe) or Muhabura Hotel (Budget)

Day 8: Gorilla Trekking

Breakfast and after transfer to the Park Headquarters of Parc National des Volcans. Meet your ranger guides for briefing on how to behave while in the forest searching for the Gorillas and also will let you know more about their behaviors’ and ways of life before you set off. After the briefing you will enter into the forest and search for these endangered rare mountain Gorilla species. This is a once a life adventure and an opportunity one should never miss in life. The activity will take half or full day, therefore you are advised to go with your packed lunch and tracking gears. Stay in the presence of mountain gorillas for the maximum of one hour and take photos for remembrance. Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 9: Golden monkey tracking and afternoon relaxation

Breakfast, and after experience Golden Monkey tracking in the Volcanoes National Park. These Golden Monkeys are the most endangered primates with in the forest. It is a short adventure and after return to your lodge for lunch. Afternoon relaxations as you wait for dinner and overnight.

Day 10: Mountain Bisoke hike and afternoon relaxation

Early in the morning, you will gather at the park headquarters where you will meet your hiking guides. After a short briefing from them, you will then start on your hike on Mountain Bisoke. It’s not such a big mountain and the hike to the top will only take 3 or 4 hours depending on the strength and fitness of the hikers. Upon reaching the top, you will then descend back and transfer to your hotel for relaxation. Return to lodge for dinner and Overnight.

Day 11: Drive to Akagera National Park

Early breakfast, depart for Kigali. On arrival in the city, take a short city tour and visit places like the Genocide Memorial sites. En-route lunch as you transfer to Akagera National Park. While on en-route game drives, expect to see animal species like the Lions, Elephants, Buffaloes, and so on. Dinner and overnight stay at Akagera Game Lodge

Day 12: Morning game drive and boat ride on Lake Ihema

Early morning breakfast, and after take game drive in the park.  Here you will spot variety of animals like Lions, Elephants, Buffaloes, Giraffes, hyenas among others. Afternoon boat ride on Lake Ihema to encounter large herds of hippos, crocodiles and a lot of bird species along the lake shores/banks. Return to lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 13: Return to Kigali City

Early morning breakfast and after, take game drive in the park.  Here you will spot variety of animals like Lions, Elephants, Buffaloes, Giraffes, hyenas among others. Depart for Kigali for dinner and overnight Kigali Serena Hotel or Okapi Hotel. Meal plan: Full-Board

Day 14: Departure

Have breakfast, do last minute shopping and thereafter, transfer to Kigali international airport for your flight back home.

End of the trip

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Accommodation:

You can decide to stay in Luxury Lodges, deluxe or Budget.

In Akagera N.P, you can stay in Ruzizi Tented Camp (Luxury) or Akagera Game Lodge (Deluxe)

In Nyungwe N.P, there is Nyungwe Forest Lodge (Luxury), Nyungwe Hill Top View Hotel (Deluxe) or Gisakura Guest House (Budget).

In Volcanoes N.P, you can stay in Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury), Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge (Deluxe) or Muhabura Hotel (Budget).

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