10 Days best Rwanda Gorilla Tour

Daily Tour 10 days
Kigali, Rwanda Kigali City, Rwanda, Volcanoes National Park, Nyungwe Forest Park, Akagera National Park

10 Days best Rwanda Gorilla Tour holiday taking you to explore the land of a thousand Hills. This tour takes you to visit the genocide memorial sites of Gisozi and Murambi, gorilla trekking, golden monkeys, wild chimpanzee tracking and so much more.


DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION
Kigali International Airport (Google Map)

DEPARTURE TIME
Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.

INCLUDED IN THE TRIP
  • Park fees(For non-residents)
  • Gorilla permits(One per person, non-resident)
  • All activities(Unless labeled as optional)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks(As specified in the day-by-day section)

NOT INCLUDED
  • International flights(From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips(Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

 

What to Expect

10 Days best Rwanda Gorilla Tour holiday taking you to explore the land of a thousand Hills. This tour takes you to visit the genocide memorial sites of Gisozi and Murambi, gorilla trekking, golden monkeys, wild chimpanzee tracking and so much more.

  • Gorilla Trekking
  • Primate Tracking
  • Cultural Tours
  • Optional Golden monkey trekking, visit musanze caves, Dian Fossey hike, visit the twin lakes
  • Kigali city tour
Day 1: Arrival – Kigali Tour

Pick UP by our company tour guide on arrival at the Kigali international airport and depending on your arrival time, you will have a city tour of Kigali’s history to the Gisozi genocide memorial site, the national library, local markets, craft shops. Later have dinner and overnight to Kigali Serena hotel /Flame Tree Village/ Garr hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Transfer to Akagera National park – Afternoon game drive.

Wake up for a cup of coffee and hit the road to transfer to Akagera national park, reaching in time for an early for lunch at Akagera Game Lodge. After lunch, go for an afternoon boat cruise on Lake Ihema. Expect to see hippos, crocodiles and water birds. Dinner and overnight at Rusizi Tented Camp (luxury)/ Akagera game Lodge (deluxe).

Day 3: Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise.

Early morning, you will go for game drives up to the northern part of the park to catch up with early risers before they go into hiding. You will have the chance to see lions, antelopes, giraffes, bushbucks among others. Return to the hotel for relaxation by 11:00 am, and then lunch. After lunch, go for an afternoon boat cruise on Lake Ihema, where you will be rewarded with a view of the game as hippos, crocodiles, as well as a variety of bird species. Dinner and overnight at Rusizi Tented Camp (luxury)/ Akagera game Lodge (deluxe)

Day 4: Transfer to Nyungwe National park.

In the morning you will have breakfast and then hit the road leaving Akagera to Nyungwe National park. You will have en route stopover in the Nyanza museum, Butare museum among other areas good for photography and adventure, as well as lunch. Reach Nyungwe in the evening for dinner and overnight at Nyungwe forest Lodge/Nyungwe top view lodge/Gisakura hotel.

Day 5: Chimps Tracking 

Wake up to an early breakfast at your hotel then proceed with your guide to the Nyungwe forest headquarters for briefing about tracking chimps. The Rangers know the best spots where you can easily track the chimpanzees. As you hike through the forest, you will come across other primates like monkeys, these will excite you as you get closer to the chimpanzees. After a wonderful time with the chimpanzees, you return for lunch and rest. Dinner and overnight at your hotel of Day 1.

Day 6: Canopy walk – Community Walk

In the morning go for the breathtaking forest canopy walk; in the afternoon have a community tour of the local surrounding communities. Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 7: Transfer to Nyungwe National park.

Early morning, enjoy a spectacular drive to Volcanoes national park with stopovers for photography and lunch. Reach Volcanoes national park in the evening for dinner and overnight stay at Mountain gorilla view lodge/La Palme hotel/Muhabura hotel.

Day 8: Transfer to Nyungwe National park.

Wake up to an early breakfast at your hotel then proceed with your guide to the Volcanoes park headquarters as early as 7:30 am. After a short guide as regards your expected gorilla tracking conduct the dos and fonts, you will enter the rain forest in search of the mountain gorillas. Once you meet the gentle giants, you are allowed to spend a maximum of one hour with the gorillas then return to your lodge. In the afternoon, you may go for nature walks or a cultural walk to the Ib’iwachu Cultural village. Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 9:  Golden monkey/Dian Fossey – Transfer to Gisenyi

This day, you will either go for golden monkey tracking or go for Dian Fossey hike at Karisoke research center, where Dian, an American anthropologist spent years researching and conserving the gorillas before she was killed and buried next to Digit, a silverback gorilla. On return, transfer to Lake Kivu. Relax at the beach, dinner and overnight at Lake Kivu Serena hotel/Stipp Hotel/Paradise Malahide.

Day 10: Transfer to Nyungwe National park.

In the morning, you will enjoy a boat cruise up to the coffee island and have a view of the surrounding islands. On return, set off to Kigali, where you will reach early to have the necessary shopping. You will then check in your hotel or be dropped to the airport for your departure flight if it is on schedule.

Rwanda is a small, landlocked country in eastern/central Africa of approximately 26,340 sq km. It has five prominent volcanoes and 23 lakes as well as several rivers. A large part of the country has an elevation of between 1,500 and 2,500 meters AMSL.

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