Tour overview

8 Days Rwanda Safari Gorilla trekking and Chimpanzee

This 8 Days Rwanda safari take you to Rwanda’s hotspots; Nyungwe Forest prominent for chimpanzee trekking, Parc Nationale des Volcans (PNV) well-known for gorilla tracking/trekking, Akagera National Park, Lake Kivu and Kigali, the capital of Rwanda

Brief Itinerary for 8 days Rwanda safari gorilla trek and chimpanzee tracking.

Day 1: Arrive at the Kigali International Airport

Day 2: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest 

Day 3: Chimpanzee tracking

Day 4: Natural walks in Nyungwe National Park

Day 5: Transfer to Lake Kivu

Day 6: Transfer to Ruhengeri

Day 7: Gorilla tracking

Day 8: Departure

 

 DETAILED TOUR ITINERARY FOR THE 8 DAYS RWANDA SAFARI  

 

Day 1: Arrive at the Kigali International Airport

on arrival at the Kigali Airport, you will be met and welcomed by the representative of Adventure Trails Limited. You’ll be briefed on your safari while going downtown Kigali. Kigali city tour will be carried out as well as the market visits, handicraft shop visits, pottery projects, Belgium memorial, Kigali historical Museum, a genocide museum visit and among others. Then, you will be taken to your preferred hotel for overnight.

Overnight at Stipp Hotel/Chez Lando Hotel/Okapi Hotel (BB)

 

Day 2: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest

Nyungwe Forest National Park
Nyungwe Forest Chimpanzee Tracking on the Rwanda Safari

After breakfast, compel to the Nyungwe Forest National Park, on the way visit the reconstructed King’s Palace at Nyanza, Butare Museums and Murambi Memorial. You will have a lunch halt at Butare and later progress to Nyungwe National Park.

Overnight at Gisakura Guest House. (FB)

 

Day 3: Chimpanzee tracking

early morning breakfast and later ensues to Nyungwe Forest at 6:00 am to rummage around for the chimpanzee. You will also track the forest colobus monkeys and have the opportunity to see the other forest inhabitants such as birds, reptiles and butterflies.

Overnight at Gisakura Guest House (FB)

 

Day 4: Natural walks in Nyungwe National Park

On the fourth day of the 8 days Rwanda safari, you will have a nature walk in Nyungwe forest after breakfast with a visit to Kamiranzovu WaterFalls. You will return to the hotel for a lunch break. You can optionally walk through the evening or take a self-guided tour of the region.

Overnight at Gisakura Guest House. (FB)

 

Day 5: Transfer to Lake Kivu

Early morning breakfast will be followed by a drive to Kibuye passing through magnificent mountains, deep valleys, and the archetypal Rwandan scenery. You will have a lunch stopover at Hotel Bethanie. You may have a discretionary recreation at the lakeshore or carry out a boat trip on Lake Kivu.

Overnight at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel. (FB)

 

Day 6: Transfer to Ruhengeri

after an early breakfast, proceed to Volcanoes National Park and carry out the golden monkey tracking activity. These golden monkeys are the rarest primates in the Volcanoes. After lunch, you will visit Dian Fossey’s grave.

You will later have an overnight at Kinigi Guest House/La Palme Hotel/Gorilla Nest Lodge. (FB)

 

Day 7: Gorilla tracking

Volcanoes National Park - Rwanda Safari
Volcanoes National Park – Rwanda Safari

Have an early morning breakfast and drive to the park headquarters of Parc National des Volcans on your 7th day of the 8 Days Rwanda safari. You will begin the gorilla trekking through the light mountain forest on the banks of the Virunga, following an instruction from the guides. Gorillas can take 1-8 hours for hiking and walking. View and remain one hour with the Gorilla and come back for a late dinner at the base in time. You may have a discretionary ibyiwacu community walk OR lessening at the lodge.

Overnight at Gorilla Nest Lodge/La Palme Hotel/Kinigi Guest House (FB)

 

Day 8: Departure

Depart for Kigali and be taken to Kigali Airport to find your departure flight.

End of the 8 Days Rwanda Safari

Included

  • The cost of all ground transportation and Fuel
  • Full time safari guide and his associated expenses
  • Accommodation and meals
  • Park entrance fees
  • Dian Fossey grave hike
  • Chimpanzee tracking
  • City Tour
  • Activities in the itinerary

Not Included

  • Visa fees
  • Flight fares
  • Laundry
  • Bar Bills and tipping