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Rwanda is a country blessed with natural beauty. The country is also a home to the endangered mountain Gorillas

Rwanda, commonly referred to as a “land of a thousand hills” is a country blessed with natural beauty. The country has got a very rich and interesting historical background, cultures and is also a home to the endangered mountain Gorillas. In this itinerary, we will take you through the best of Rwanda.

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices and Dates: $3248 - $4483
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 10 days
Best months: All year
Countries visited Rwanda Rwanda
Parks visited Akagera, Nyungwe Forest
Activity level Very Active - Trekking, mountain biking, kayaking
Safari type:
  • Cultural
  • Birding
  • Self-drive
In this Itinerary, we will take you for the primates tracking experience where you will have an encounter with the rare mountain Gorillas at Volcanoes National Park, Chimpanzees and Golden Monkeys tracking experience at Nyungwe forest forest and game drives at Akagera National Park.

Detailed Itinerary for 10 Days Rwanda Classic Safari

Day 01: Arrival in Kigali
On arrival to Kigali you will be met by our tour representative who will thereafter transfer you to Kigali
Serena for an overnight stay on Bed and Breakfast

Day 02: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest
After breakfast, head to Nyungwe National Park, en route visit Nyanza palace. Nyungwe forest is located
in the southern corner of Rwanda and has got a vast untouched tropical rainforest with a high, dense
canopy that harbors about 310 different bird species, hundreds of butterflies and orchids, and over 75
different species of mammals – including 13 primates (about a quarter of all Africa's primates). Dinner
and overnight at Nyungwe forest lodge (FB)

Day 03: Angola Monkey tracking
After breakfast you will report to the park headquarters where your guide will accomplish the necessary
formalities for you of allocating you Angola monkey family to track. You will meet your ranger guide(s)
for a briefing about Angola monkey tracking formality and how everything will be conducted from the
start to the finish point; also you will be briefed on how you are to conduct yourself in the forest before
and after encountering the Angola monkeys. Overnight at Nyungwe forest lodge.

Day 04: Nyungwe Forest

After breakfast, go for canopy walk. Forest walks give you an opportunity to explore the interior and
fascinating habitats of the Nyungwe forest. Walking in Nyungwe is a fantastic experience with trails
lasting from one to eight hours. This is a beautiful trail and one of the shortest hikes yet includes East
Africa’s highest canopy walk with spectacular views across Nyungwe Forest, while the 6 hour Bigugu Trail
leads you to the highest mountain in the Park at 2950m.
Dinner and overnight at Nyungwe forest lodge

Day 05: Nyungwe Forest to Volcanoes National Park
After breakfast, proceed to Volcanoes National Park for Gorilla tracking. This park lies in North western
Rwanda bordering Virunga National Park and is a home to the rare mountain Gorillas; this park will give
you the ultimate Gorilla tracking experience as you get closer these giant apes. Overnight Mountain
Gorilla view lodge (FB)

Day 06: Gorilla tracking
After breakfast you will report to the park headquarters where your guide will accomplish the necessary
formalities for you of allocating you a gorilla family to track. Start your Gorilla tracking experience with
the help of the guide allocated to you, this experience will get you closer to these giant yet gentle apes, a
life time experience that you will live to remember; Dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorilla view lodge.

Day 07: Kigali to Akagera National Park
After breakfast, transfer to Akagera. Have lunch at Chez Robert in Kigali, then head to Ruzizi for a boat
ride after along Lake Ihema after lunch. Overnight at Ruzizi tented camp

Day 08: Akagera National Park
After breakfast, you will set out for a full day game viewing safari within the Park with your packed lunch.
Explore the park in search for the big game found only in this park in Rwanda for instance; Giraffes,
Elephants, Lions, and Buffaloes and so on. Return in the evening to your lodge for dinner and an
overnight stay at Ruzizi tented camp

Day 09: Akagera National Park to Kigali
After breakfast, we will have a game drive through the park and later return Akagera game lodge for
your lunch, thereafter precede to Kigali. Arrival in time for a city tour, visit the genocide memorial sites
hereafter precede for dinner and an overnight stay at Kigali Serena Hotel.

Day 10: City tour and transfer
After your breakfast, you will be transferred to Kigali for a city tour where you will visit a memorial
genocide museum at Gisozi, you will also visit the local craft markets and in the evening, you will have a
farewell dinner at Kigali Serena hotel before being transferred to the airport for your international flight.

End of safari

The quote for this safari package is based on 2Pax sharing in a double and is inclusive of the following;

Accommodation full board (Up market accommodation)
All ground transport
All park entrance fees
Game drives as per the itinerary
Airport picks up and transfers
Meals en route
 

The Safari Quote excludes;

International flight fares

Gorilla tracking permit $750 per person

Chimpanzee tracking permit $100 per person

Angola Monkey tracking $60 per person
Tips and beverages
Items of personal use
Travel insurance

Also note;
Clients on budget safaris will use 4WD safari minivan, and will sleep in confortable budget
accommodation facilities
Clients on midrange safaris will use a 5 sitter 4WD Safari Land Cruiser and will sleep at mid-
range accommodation facilities
Clients on Up-market safari will use an extended luxury 7 sitter 4WD safari Land Cruiser and will
sleep in luxury accommodation facilities
This safari package can be customized to suite your travel needs, time and budget.

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

  • -Serena Kigali Hotel
  • -Nyungwe Forest Lodge
  • -Akagera Game Lodge

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