Safari Overview:

7 days Rwanda  Gorilla , Chimpanzee, wildlife & Cultural tour.

6 Nights on Full board basis.

What to do on the tour:

Gorilla tracking, chimpanzee trekking, Dian Fossey,Mountain Bisoke Hiking / Golden Monkeys / Musanze Caves,Canopy walk / Forest walk / Colobus Monkey Tracking.

Places to tour:

Areas to tour include; Nyungwe Forest National Park, Volcanoes National Park, Gisozi Genocide memorial museum, Nyanza King’s palace, Murambi Genocide memorial museum among others.

Extended trip to Akagera national Park known as the home of a variety of birds and wild animals.

Detailed itinerary:

7 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking, Wild Chimpanzee Tracking, Genocide Memorial and Culture safari

7 Days Gorilla tour to Rwanda will take you to Volcanoes national park for gorilla trekking, Lake Kivu, chimpanzees tracking in Nyungwe, optional/additional Wildlife viewing in Akagera National park, Cultural tours in Kigali city to the genocide sites and the national museum.

Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Volcanoes national Park

Meet our safari guide on arrival at Kigali International Airport then transfer to your to the home of mountain gorillas fro dinner and overnight at Gorilla Nest lodge (Luxury), Le Bombou Gorilla Lodge (Deluxe) or Muhabura Hotel (Budget).

Day 2: The exciting mountain gorillas Breakfast, get briefing from ranger guide – depending on the level of fitness, you may be allowed to choose the group of gorillas you wish to visit. The closest being about 2 hours or even a couple of minutes from the park boundary.  Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Tour Dian Fossey Tombs / Mt. Bisoke Hiking / Golden Monkeys / Musanze Caves

golden monkey tracking rwandaAfter early morning breakfast, hike to the Famous Dian Fossey Research centre and Grave Yard, where the late Dr. Dian Fossey spent close to two decades habituating, studying and conserving the endangered Mountain Gorillas. Other optional activities for this day include hike to Bishoke / Vishoke Volcano, Golden Monkey tracking or Musanze caves exploration, all meals and overnight at your lodge on Day 2.

Day 4: Depart for Nyungwe Forest

Morning breakfast, then transfer to the Nyungwe Forest. This Forest contains a variety of habitats including montane forest, bamboo, grasslands, swamps and bogs, and is very mountainous too. It provides some of the best Golden Monkey trekking experiences in East Africa, meals and Overnight at Nyungwe forest Lodge (Luxury), Peace Guest House (Deluxe) or Gisakura Guest House (Budget).

Day 5: Chimpanzee tracking / Canopy walk / Forest walk / Colobus Monkey Tracking

Breakfast; have briefing about how to behave while with the chimpanzees. Thereafter, start searching for the chimpanzees in their colonies. Also see the habituated Golden Monkeys, grey-cheeked mangabeys, blue monkeys, Angolan colobus, L’hoest’s monkeys and owl-faced monkeys. In the afternoon, you can choose to relax at your lodge, or take a forest walk to the water falls, canopy walk or colobus monkey tracking, dinner and overnight at your lodge.

Day 6: Murambi Genocide Site, Huye Museum, Nyanza palace tour

Breakfast followed by transfer to back to Kigali (5hrs drive), with enroute visit to Murambi genocide memorial site, Rwanda National Museums (Huye) and Nyanza palace. We shall have lunch at Ibis Hotel in Butare, dinner and overnight in Kigali Serena hotel, Manor Hotel, Chez lando Hotel.

Day 7: Reserved for Departure

A relaxed morning at your hotel in Kigali, proceed for a city tour to Gisozi genocide museum, local art and craft shops, fruits market, etc. Depending on your scheduled departure flight, you will be transferred to Kigali Airport where the tour ends.

We can have a day or 2 days to Akagera National Park, famous for a variety of wild animals see along the game drive through the park. Games drives are conducted in a 4WD safari vehicle with a pop-up roof for excellent game viewing and photographing. Among the animals see include Elephants, Buffaloes, Masai Giraffes, Zebras and many antelope species. Bird life is prolific especially on the boat cruise on Lake Iheme. Accommodation is available at Akagera Game Lodge.

Safari Lodges:

Meal Plan: Full Board

  • Safari Lodges in Nyungwe forest National Park (Home of chimpanzees) include; Nyungwe Forest National Park, Nyungwe Forest camp, Nyungwe Hill Top view Hotel, Gisakura Guest House among others.
  • Safari Lodges in Volcanoes National park (Home of mountain Gorillas) include; Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, Virunga Lodge, Sabyinyo Silver back Lodge, Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge, Villa Gorilla Lodge, Kinigi Guest House or Muhabura Hotel among others.


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