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8 Days Amazing Rwanda Wildlife and Primates Tour

This trip will give you a classic African outlook of Rwanda – the land of “a thousand Hills.” Enjoy the different backdrops of Rwanda as you turn along the hilly roads. The parks are a mixture of savannah, forest, and mountainous giving varied sights of Rwanda. From Elephants, Zebras to Chimpanzees and Gorillas including boat rides are some of the highlights on this safari and cultural encounter.

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices and Dates: $2450 - $5200
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 8 days
Best months: All year
Countries visited Rwanda Rwanda
Parks visited Volcanoes, Akagera, Nyungwe Forest
Activity level Very Active - Trekking, mountain biking, kayaking
Safari type:
  • Cultural
Safari Highlights: • Game drive • Boat ride • Chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe Forest • Canopy Walk in Nyungwe Forest • Gorilla tracking in Volcanoes • Photography moments

Day 1: Arrival

Welcome to the beautiful land of “a thousand hill.” Our guide/representative staff will be at the airport to pick you. Have lunch in the city and proceed to Akagera National Park there after arriving late afternoon. 

Day 2: Explore Akagera National Park
Akagera National Park is a savannah park with Elephants, Hippos, Buffaloes and and Leopards, after breakfast we take a game drive in search of these animals. Watch them as they go about in their natural habitat, for those interested we will take a boat ride on Lake Ihema.

Day 3: Travel to the home of chimpanzees – Nyungwe Forest

This morning we depart for Nyungwe forest having lunch en-route in Butare. We will also explore Butare National Museum and the genocide memorial in Nyanza. We arrive in Nyungwe forest later in the evening.

Day 4: Chimpanzee Tracking and Canopy Walk

After an early breakfast, we leave for Chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe forest. The forest is rich in botanical diversity and home to 13 species of primates including Chimpanzees, L’Hoest monkeys, and Columbus monkeys with 300 bird species.

Day 5: Transfer to Volcanoes national park 

We leave for Volcanoes national park after breakfast. We have views of Lake Kivu with its Islands on our way, arriving at the hotel in the evening. Enjoy the winding roads and scenery along the way.

Day 6: Gorilla trekking in the Volcanoes

Meet the mountain gorillas in the dense jungles of the Virunga ranges. Embark on the trek through the habitat of these enormous animals.Such an unforgettable experience on many peoples bucket list. The trek can last from an hour to seven hours depending on where the gorillas nested the previous night – you need to be relatively fit to enjoy this experience.

Depending on the time the gorilla tracking lasts, you have opportunities for a cultural group performance, visit to twin lakes or Batwa visit – alternatively you can choose to rest.

Day 7: Lake Kivu

Wake up with memories of mountain gorillas in the Virunga jungles. Depending on your departure time, track golden monkeysor visit the grave of Diane Fossey and the gorilla cemetery. Leave for Gisenyi where we visit the fishing village, hot springs, visit DRC-Rwanda border (Gisenyi town) and relax at the lakeside in the evening.

Day 8: Departure

After a relaxed morning, we leave for Kigali for your return flight or hotel.

 

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  • Akagera Game lodge, Ruzizi tented camp, Nyungwe forest lodge, Nyungwe top view lodge, Lake Kivu serena hotel, Waterfront Lodge, Le Banbou, Mt Gorilla view lodge, Virunga lodge

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