Tour overview

8 Days Rwanda Primates Safari

These 8 Days Rwanda safari will take to through the famous Volcanoes national park known for gorilla trekking safaris, Kigali, Africa’s cleanest city, Nyungwe forest a renown chimp tracking destination, lake Kivu and the Akagera National Park for a wildlife adventure.

8 Days Rwanda Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

Day 2: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest

Day 3: Chimp tracking

Day 4: Nature walk in Nyungwe National Park

Day 5: Transfer to Lake Kivu

Day 6: Transfer to Ruhengeri

Day 7: Gorilla trekking

Day 8: Departure

 

Detailed Itinerary of 8 Days Rwanda Safari

Day 1: Arrival

Upon arrival at Kigali Airport on your 8 Days rwanda Safari, our Gorilla Safari Experience representative will meet and welcome you to the land of a thousand hills. You’ll be briefed on your safari while going to Kigali city Centre. A city tour will commence with visits to the genocide museum, Belgium Memorial, Kigali Historical Museum, Kigali market, visits to handicrafts shops and pottery projects and many other places. You will then be transmitted for an overnight stay at your preferred hotel.
Accommodation: Serena hotel Kigali / Chez Lando Hotel / Okapi Hotel (BB)

Day 2: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest

Drive to Nyungwe Forest National Park after breakfast, on the manner to the forest, you will visit the rebuilt Nyanza King’s Palace, Butare Museums, and Murambi Memorial. At Butare, you will have a lunch stop and then continue to Nyungwe National Park.
Accommodation: Gisakura Guest House. (FB)

Day 3: Chimp tracking

Early morning breakfast will start your day and then continue to Nyungwe Forest for chimpanzee tracking at around 6:00 a.m. You will also encounter the colobus monkeys in the forest and have the opportunity to see the other forest inhabitants such as birds, reptiles and butterflies.
Accommodation: Gisakura Guest House (FB)

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

Day 4: Nature walk in Nyungwe National Park

You will hike into the forest in search of the famous waterfalls of Kamiranzovu. After a long walk, you will return to your lodge for lunch. After the lunch break, you will have an option of either nature walk around the area on your own or a guided walk.
Accommodation: Gisakura Guest House. (FB)

Day 5: Transfer to Lake Kivu

Have an early breakfast before a drive through the deep valleys with breath-taking mountains on both sides of the Rwandan typical topography to Kibuye. A stopover at Bethanie Hotel for lunch before going for a boat cruise at Lake Kivu or even relaxing on shores of the lake, the choice is yours to make.
Accommodation: Lake Kivu Serena Hotel. (FB)

Day 6: Transfer to Ruhengeri

Drive to Volcanoes National Park after an early breakfast to track the endangered golden monkeys. You will have your lunch at the park and thereafter, pay a visit to Dian Fossey’s graveyard while still on these 8 days Rwanda Safari.
Accommodations: Kinigi Guest House/La Palme Hotel/Gorilla Nest Lodge. (FB)

Day 7: Gorilla trekking

Breakfast early in the morning and drive to Volcanoes National park (Parc National des Volcanoes). You will start trekking gorillas through the light mountain forest on the slopes of the Virunga following a briefing by the ranger guides at the Park headquarters. Gorillas tracking and trekking process can take 1-8 hours. After tracking down a gorilla group, tourists are supposed to spend one hour interacting with the giant apes and then return to their lodge. After the trek and lunch, you may choose a community walk at Ibyiwacu or staying at your lodge to relax.
Accommodations: Gorilla Nest Lodge/La Palme Hotel/Kinigi Guest House (FB)

Day 8: Departure

Depart to Kigali Airport to find your departure flight and that will mark the end of the 8 days Rwanda safari

Included

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

Not Included

  • Personal Insurance
  • Flight Fares
  • But it excludes; Items of personal nature like Visa fees, Flights, Laundry, Beverages, Bar Bills and tipping.