7 Days Best of Rwanda Safari

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest
Our tour guide will pick you from Kigali airport upon arrival or from your hotel in Kigali transfer you to Nyungwe Forest national park. Overnight at Nyungwe Safari Lodge

Day 2: Chimpanzee Tracking – Canopy Walk
Rise early for your breakfast and head out to Nyungwe forest headquarters for briefing about tracking chimps. The rangers know the best spots where you can easily track the chimpanzees. Expect to see primates like monkeys, these will excite you as you get closer to the chimpanzees. Birds will be all over and for birdwatchers, this is the best place to be. Getting a chance to see these chimpanzees is breathtaking; you will see them play on trees, rest and feeding. You are allowed to take as many pictures as you can as long as you observe silence. After a wonderful time with the chimpanzees, you return for lunch and rest. In the afternoon, you go for a forest canopy walk or nature walk to see the twin lakes. You will spot different species of birds. Have dinner and overnight at your hotel

Day 3: Transfer to Ruhengeri
After breakfast embark on a long drive to Rwanda’s famous Volcanoes national park. Along the way there is a lot to see including the local homesteads. Arrive in Kinigi in the evening. Dine and stay an overnight in Mountain Gorilla View Lodge /Gorilla Nest Lodge/La Palme Hotel

Day 4: Gorilla Trekking & Tour Twin Lakes
Have an early breakfast report to the Volcanoes park headquarters as early as 7:30am. After a short drill as regards your expected gorilla tracking conduct is concerned, you will enter the rain forest in search of the mountain gorillas. It is advisable to carry along with you a packed lunch, energy bite and mineral water on this expedition because sometimes tracking can last very long from 1 -6 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas. On locating the gorillas, the experience is so exhilarating and will be well worth the trouble. Spend a maximum of one hour with the gorillas then return to your lodge. In the afternoon if your up for it head out for a tour the twin lake of Burera & Ruhondo. Dinner and overnight at your lodge

Day 5: Return to Kigali
After breakfast, depart for Kigali. Have an optional city tour in Kigali including a visit to the genocide museum, the art and craft center, local markets. Later, hotel check-in. Dinner and overnight

Day 6: Transfer to Akagera National Park
You will drive to the east of Rwanda to Akagera National Park after being briefed about your safari. You will have an afternoon canoe ride on Lake Ihema. This will reward you with views of water loving animals like Hippos, out-sized crocodiles and water birds like the papyrus Gonolek, shoebill stork and African fish eagle. Dinner and overnight

Day 7: Game Drives And Later Return to Kigali
After breakfast, you will go for the early morning game drive which will reward you with views of wildlife such as elephants, impala, black-tailed mongoose, hippos, oribi, bushbuck, antelope, zebra, cape eland, giraffe, buffalo, and also primates like the olive baboon, vervet monkey, bush baby. Return to the lodge for lunch and in the late afternoon, drive back to Kigali to be dropped off at your preferred hotel or transferred to the airport in time for departure flight.

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