10 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari Tour
This 10 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari Tour takes you for Mountain Gorilla Tracking and Golden Monkey tracking in Volcanoes National Park. This Rwanda Safaris tour will also take you to Akagera National Park for Wildlife Safari in Rwanda.
Where: Parc National des Volcans, Akagera National Park, Nyungwe National Park, Lake Kivu, Butare, Kigali. This safari gives you the opportunity to discover the best natural and cultural sites of Rwanda.
What to do: mountains gorilla tracking, primate trekking, cultural and historical visit
When to go: Rwanda has a moderate temperature all over the year and the dry seasons are between January and March and June to September.
Who can join: anybody who likes trekking in rain tropical forests. Gorilla tracking is probably the most demanding activity, as it is long hiking along the hills of the park.
Day 1 of the 10 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari Tour: On arrival at Kigali International Airport and transfer to the hotel in Kigali.
Day 2 of the 10 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari Tour – Ruhengeri
After breakfast, Kigali to reach Ruhengeri at the gate of Parc National des Volcans. The journey is full of beautiful sceneries, through the cultivated terraced hills of Kigezi and Rwanda. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Nest Camp or Kinigi Guest House.
Day 3 of the 10 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari Tour – Mountains Gorilla tracking
Early morning you enter the gorilla sanctuary of Parc National des Volcans, the rain tropical forest covering the hills surrounding Virunga Volcanoes. The trekking is a demanding but rewarding experience. Ensure you bring with you enough water and the packed lunch. The time spent in the forest depends on the movements of the primates in their natural environment. After the activity, you return at leisure to Gorilla Nest Camp or Kinigi Guest House in Ruhengeri for dinner and overnight.
Day 4 of the 10 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari Tour – The beach of Lake Kivu in Gisenyi
After breakfast, leave Ruhengeri and proceed to Gisenyi, a pretty town located on the shores of beautiful Lake Kivu, the main water body of Rwanda. Relax on the beach in full board at Kivu Sun Hotel or Palm Beach Hotel.
Day 5 of the 10 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari Tour – Traditions and culture of Rwanda
After breakfast, transfer to Nyungwe National Park along the lake Kivu. Stop over In Kibuye for lunch. Arrive in Nyungwe National Park in time for dinner and overnight at Peace Guest House.
Day 6 of the 10 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari Tour – The primates of Nyungwe National Park
After an early breakfast, you enter the Nyungwe forest for trekking in search of the numerous troops of Colobus monkeys and/or tracking the chimpanzee. Nyungwe is a vast, uncontaminated rain tropical forest over 1000 sq km in size and you will be amazed by such intense, green mountain vegetation. Ensure you carry with you packed lunch and water for a pic nic lunch. Return to Peace Guest House for dinner and overnight.
Day 7 of the 10 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari Tour – Kigali and the culture of Rwanda
After breakfast, you will drive to Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda. Stopover in Gikongoro for a tour of the Genocide Memorial of Murambi. Lunch in Butare, where it is possible to find the best Rwandan, original handicraft, which you cannot find in other countries of Africa. Butare hosts the biggest university and the national cultural museum, worthy to visit. Stop over in Nyanza for a tour of the royal palace of the traditional king of Rwanda, the Mwami. Arrival in Kigali for dinner and overnight at Kigali Serena Hotel (C) or Iris Guest house).
Day 8 of the 10 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari Tour – Akagera National Park
After breakfast, depart for Akagera National Park located along the Tanzanian border of Rwanda. You reach in time for the evening game drive. This park is famous for its herds of game animals including Burchell’s Zebra, lions, elephants, topi, giraffes, impalas and over 425 species of birds including the shoe billed stock, African jacana, sacred ibis goliath heron. Dinner and overnight at Akagera Game Lodge.
Day 9 of the 10 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari Tour – Game drive in the Akagera National Park
Early morning game drive along with the trials of Akagera. As an optional activity, you can board the boat for exploring the water of Lake Ihema to see a large number of hippo, the huge Nile crocodile and birds. In the afternoon drive back to Kigali for dinner and overnight at Hotel Gorillas.
Day 10 of the 10 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari Tour: Reserved for departure flights from Kigali International Airport.
The tariff includes:
– Accommodation in hotels or lodge, in a double room, full board treatment, included one soft drink for the meals
– All the transfer in private means 4×4 Land Cruiser or minibus
-English speaking Driver/Guide
– Entrance fees, taxes and “gorilla permit”
The tariff does not include:
– Air ticket.
– Tourist insurance
– Entrance visas: 30 USD for Uganda directly from Entebbe Int. Airport; 85 USD for Rwanda directly at the border
– Extra drinks and tips.
– Everything not directly mentioned in the program itinerary.