8 Days Rwanda Safaris and Tours

A mother gorilla with young onesThis 8 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safaris and tours exploit all the major tour destinations in the country. The Safari has several acclivities that include:

  • Gorilla Tracking Safari
  • – Chimpanzee Trekking Safari
  • – Golden Monkey Trekking 
  • – Community and Cultural Tours
  • – Genocide Memorial Tours

Full Rwanda Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival and Airport Transfer.

On your arrival, our tour guide will drive you to Garr Hotel – Budget, Urban boutique hotel deluxe or Serena Kigali Hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 2: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National park.

After enjoying a morning breakfast at around 8:00 a.m, your driver guide will pick you from the hotel and begin a day’s transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park. Enroute, you visit the Nyanza palace, Butare Museum and Murambi Memorial. You will take a warm lunch on the way and advance on with the journey. Enjoy dinner and overnight at Gisakura Guest House – Budget, Nyungwe Top View lodge – Deluxe or Nyungwe Forest Lodge –Luxury.

Day 3: Chimpanzee and Colobus Monkey Tracking.

Take an early breakfast meal and go to receive briefing at the headquarters of Volcanoes National Park. You will be given the rules of the whole chimpanzee tracking process before going into the forest. Enjoy the chimps feeding, frolicking from place to place as you take observations and snapshots. In the late afternoon, you may possibly do the colobus monkey tracking and you will come upon additional primate species like vervet monkeys and blue hoest monkeys and many more. Dinner and overnight stay like at Day 2.

Day 4: Canopy Walk in Nyungwe Forest and Nature Tours.

Take breakfast and go for a canopy walk inside the jungle hoping to enjoy the fine-looking marvels and echoes of diverse species of birds like the Horn bills and Rwenzori Turacos plus many more. After lunch, you will have a self-guided march nearby in environs of the forest and also visit the Kamiranzovu falls. Overnight stay and dinner like day 2.

Day 5: From Nyungwe, drive to Lake Kivu.

Do have breakfast and continue to Lake Kivu. Enjoy breath-taking decor of the stunning Virunga Mountains plus the green plant life on the way. You will take lunch enroute and go on with the tour. On arrival at the lake, you will either do a boat sail on Lake Kivu or relax on the water shores. Enjoy dinner and stay overnight at Palm Resort Gardens – Budget,  Paradise Malahide – Deluxe or best at Kivu Serena Hotel – Luxury.

Day 6: Connect to Volcanoes National Park, do Golden Monkey Tracking.

Enjoy your breakfast and proceed to the Volcanoes National park to hook up with the morning golden monkey tracking in the forest. Golden Monkeys are among the primate species in danger of extinction at this huge park. In the late afternoon hours, you may choose to do a cultural walk to Iby’wachu for traditional performances by the communities of the Banyarwanda. Have your overnight stay and dinner at Muhabura Hotel – Budget, La Palme Hotel and Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge – Deluxe plus Mountain Gorilla View Lodge which is a luxury one.

Day 7: Enjoy Mountain Gorilla Tracking Safari in Rwanda.

When out of bed, take an early breakfast and move to Volcanoes National Park headquarters to get a thorough briefing on the whole gorilla trekking activity followed by a thrilling track in the forest in search of the endangered mountain gorillas in Rwanda. The walking may take in between 1-8 hours basing upon the movement of the gorillas also known as the ‘gentle giants’ due to their calm nature. One hour is permitted by the park authorities to be with the gorillas during which one may take photography, observe keenly these rare species as you enjoy them nourishing or romping around. Take dinner and have an overnight stay like at day 6.

Day 8: Transfer to Kigali, city tour and departure.

Enjoy your delicious breakfast and transfer back to Kigali arriving early for a for a Kigali city tour in which you will visit the Genocide Memorial Museum, Nyamata Church and the local markets plus many more attractions if time allows. Later after lunch, continue to Kigali airport for your scheduled flight to the next destination.

The tour ends

Rwanda gorilla safaris

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