7 Days Rwanda Tour

Come trek into Rwanda's dense forests in search for the endagered mountaingorillas, chimpanzees,and golden monkeys.

Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
$1555 - $2870
Includes internal flights:
No
Length of safari:
7 days
Best months:
All year
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Not specified
Activity level:
Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
Romantic safaris Romantic Night drive safaris Night drive Birding safaris Birding
*Prices are estimates and used as guidelines only. Please contact the tour operator for an exact quote.
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Come trek into Rwanda's dense forests in search for the endagered mountaingorillas, chimpanzees,and golden monkeys.

Day 1 Arrival

On arrival at Kigali Airport, you will be welcomed by your guide for a briefing and transfer to your accommodation.

Travel time – Approx. 15 minutes

Meal plan – Lunch and supper

Accommodation – Classic Hotel/Lemigo Hotel/Kigali Serena Hotel

Day 2 Transfer  to Nyungwe forest

You wake up for early breakfast and then embark on a long drive to Butare city. This is the second largest city in Rwanda and we shall visit the historical sites ere including the Rwanda museum. On the way, we shall visit the Nyanza housing (the King’s palace). We then continue to Nyungwe forest national park and check in our accommodation.

Travel time – Approx. 6Hrs

Meal plan – breakfast, lunch and supper.

Accommodation – Nyungwe Top View Lodge/Nyungwe Top View Lodge/Nyungwe Forest Lodge

Day 3 Chimpanzee tracking

You wake up early, have a short briefing about the dos and don’ts of chimpanzee tracking and then enter the forest to search for man’s closest relatives (the chimpanzee).  Expect to see other primates such as blue monkeys, red tailed monkeys, golden monkeys, colobus monkeys, mangabeys and many bird species. On this day, you are to feed on packed lunch. 

Meal plan – breakfast, lunch and supper.

Accommodation – Nyungwe Top View Lodge/Nyungwe Top View Lodge/Nyungwe Forest Lodge

 

Day 4 Transfer to Kibuye town

Having had breakfast, we leave for Kibuye town passing through tea plantations, explore the shores of Lake Kivu and then arrive at Kibuye. This is a beautiful resort on a lake Kivu ideal for relaxing after the long day in Nyungwe Forest. You may opt to have a boat trip which can give you a good platform to learn about the birdlife around the lake.

Travel time – Approx. 3Hrs

Meal plan – Breakfast, lunch and supper

Accommodation –Moriah Hills Resort/Moriah Hills Resort/Moriah Hills Resort

 Day 5: Gorilla trekking

After breakfast, you head to Volcanoes National park headquarters and have a briefing about the dos and don’ts of gorilla trekking. You then enter the bamboo forest with your packed lunch to search for these primates. This can take you one to six hours depending on where you will find them that day. Having encountered them, you will be given a full hour with them. You will then get out of the forest to get your gorilla tracking certificate and relax at your accommodation.

Travel time – Approx. 15 minutes

Meal plan – Breakfast, lunch and supper

Accommodation –Home Inn/Mountain Gorilla View Lodge// Le Mbaou Gorilla Lodge

 

Day 6 Transfer to Akagera national park

After breakfast, we visit Dian Fossey’s grave. She is remembered as a gorilla doctor from the US that carried out various researches about the gorillas. She arrived in 1967 and set up the Karisimbi Research Center between Karisimbi and Visoke. We then drive to eastern Rwanda to Akagera National park to enjoy more wildlife. We check in our lodge and begin our adventure with an evening game drive. The park is home to many animals which include; antelope’s species such as; impala, and topi, eland, oribi, Defassa water buck, reedbuck, bushbuck, sable and roan. Burchall’s Zebra, Maasai giraffe hippos, crocodile, buffaloes, and elephants are also present. To add to the excitement, Transvaal lions from South Africa were introduced in July 2015 and released being the first lions in Rwanda for 15 years.

Travel time –Approx. 4Hrs

Meal plan – Breakfast, lunch and supper

Accommodation – Mutamba campsite/Akagera Game Lodge/Ruziizi Tented Camp

 

Day 7 Game drive & Boat trip

We wake up at leisure; have breakfast, and game drive to search for more game. We then have a boat trip on Lake Ihema to watch animals easing their thirst on the shores. The birdlife here is also magnificent.

Meal plan – Breakfast, lunch and supper.

Accommodation - Mutamba campsite/Akagera Game Lodge/Ruziizi Tented Camp

Day 8 City tour and departure

After having breakfast, we drive to Kigali to have a city tour leading us to the genocide memorial, craft shops, Belgium memorial and the Kigali historical museum. You will then be transferred to the Airport to catch your flight back hence end of service.

Travel time- Approx. 3Hrs

Meal plan –Breakfast

Accommodation – not included.

Included in the cost are,

All park entry and game ranger fees

1 gorilla permit valued at US Dollars 750.

1 chimpanzee permit valued at US 100.

All meals as the itinerary states

All accommodation (standard)

Fuelled 4WD safari car

English speaking guide/driver

City tour and nature walks

Bottled drinking water

Boat trip on Lake Ihema

Visit to Dian Fosseys foundation

Not included in the cost are

Porter for gorilla trekking ( if you need one)

Packing list

A pair of water proof trousers and jacket.

A hat

Insect repellent

A pair of sun glasses

Personal camera

A pair of binoculars

 

To confirm this tour, please make a 1/2 deposit of the quoted price.  The remaining balance can be settled a day before your safari.

While on site, we accept payment in only US Dollars, GB Pound, Euro and UG Shillings.

You can remove the bits you do not want and add the ones that you want to meet your budget and interest.

Enjoy your tour!

 

 

Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • Home Inn
  • Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
  • Le Mbaou Gorilla Lodge
  • Nyungwe Top View Lodge
  • Classic Hotel
  • Lemigo Hotel
  • Kigali Serena Hotel

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