10 Days Rwanda Tour – Gorilla Safari

10 days Gorilla Trekking Tour intaking you to all Rwanda national park and cultural places
Tour Itinerary


  • Day 1: Our safari guide will welcome you and transfer you to the hotel for an overnight stay

    Day 2: Transfer to Akagera national park for game drives

    Day 3:Game drives and boat cruise in Akagera national park

    Day 4: Transfer to Nyungwe with en route visit to Murambi genocide memorial site and the National Museum at Butare. In the alternative transfer to Kibale national park in Uganda where encountering chimps is guaranteed over 98% chances

    Day 5: Chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe forest / Kibale forest in Uganda

    Day 6: Canopy walk / game drive in Queen Elizabeth national park

    Day 7: Transfer to Volcanoes national park

    Day 8: gorilla trekking

    Day 9: Visit Dian Fossey and transfer to Kigali

    Day 10: Kigali city tour and /airport trasfer

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  • Day 1: Arrival in Kigali
    10 days rwanda gorilla safariOn arrival at the airport, you will be received by our company representative who will transfer you to Five To Five Hotel(budget)/Flame Tree Village (mid-range)/ Mille Collines Hotel (luxury)Day 2: Transfer to Akagera National park and evening game drive.
    In the morning, you will set off a scenic drive to Akagera national park, reaching early for lunch at Akagera game Lodge. After lunch, go for afternoon boat cruise on Lake Ihema. Expect to see hippos, crocodiles and water birds . Dinner and overnight at Rusizi Tented Camp (luxury)/ Akagera Game Lodge (budget/mid-range)

    Day 3: Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise.
    Early morning, you will go for game drives up to the northern part of the park to catch up with early risers before they go into hiding. You will have chance to see lions, antelopes, giraffes, bush bucks among others. Return to the hotel for relaxation by 11:00am, and then lunch. After lunch, go for afternoon boat cruise on Lake Ihema, where you will be rewarded with view of game as hippos, crocodiles, as well as a variety of bird species. Dinner and overnight at Rusizi Tented Camp (luxury)/ Akagera Game Lodge (budget/mid-range)

    Day 4: Transfer from Akagera to Nyungwe National park.
    In the morning, you will set off a long drive to Nyungwe National park. You will have en route stopover in Nyanza museum, Butare museum among other areas good for photography and adventure, as well as lunch. Reach Nyungwe in the evening for dinner and overnight at Nyungwe Forest Lodge (luxury)/Nyungwe Top View Lodge(deluxe)/Gisakura Guest House (budget). In the alternative you may opt to track chimps in Kibale Forest national park where there are over 98% chances of seeing them. Dinner and overnight at Crater Safari Lodge (luxury),primates Lodge (mid-range), Chimpanzee Guest House (budget)

    Day 5:Chimpanzee tracking
    In the morning, you will set off to the forest for chimpanzee tracking adventure. If in Kibale, the Bigodi wetland sanctuary nature walk is a highlight in itself – meet different monkey and bird species .Dinner and overnight at (day 4).

    Day 6: Canopy walk, if in Uganda, transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park
    In the morning go for the breathtaking forest canopy walk; in case you are in Uganda, a morning game drive and the afternoon boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel.  Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge (luxury)/Park View Safari Lodge(mid-range)/Enganzi Lodge (budget)

    Day 7: Transfer to Volcanoes national park.
    Early morning, enjoy a spectacular drive to Volcanoes national park with stopovers for photography and lunch. Reach Volcanoes national park in the evening for dinner and overnight stay at Mountain Gorillas view Hotel/ 5 Volcanoes Lodge (Luxury)/ Da Vinci Lodge, Gorilla Solution Lodge, Le bambou Lodge (Deluxe)/Muhabura Hotel (Budget)

    Day 8: Gorilla tracking.
    In the morning, you will go for pre tracking briefing at the park headquarters. Gorilla tracking may take 1-8 hours depending on the group you are allocated and the movement of the gentle giants the previous night. Stay in the presence of the gorillas for a maximum of an hour before exiting the forest. In the afternoon, you may go for nature walks or cultural walk to the Ib’iwachu Cultural village. Dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorillas view Hotel/ 5 Volcanoes Lodge (Luxury)/ Da Vinci Lodge, Gorilla Solution Lodge, Le bamboo Lodge (Deluxe)/Muhabura Hotel (Budget)

    Day 9: Golden monkey/Dian Fossey.
    This day, you will either go for golden monkey tracking or go for Dian Fossey hike at Karisoke research centre, where Dian, an American anthropologist spent years researching and conserving the gorillas before she was killed and buried next to Digit, a silverback gorilla. On return, transfer to Lake Kivu. Relax at the beach, dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorillas view Hotel/ 5 Volcanoes Lodge (Luxury)/ Da Vinci Lodge, Gorilla Solution Lodge, Le Bambou Lodge (Deluxe)/Muhabura Hotel (Budget)

    Day 10: Boat cruise and transfer to Kigali.
    In the morning, you will enjoy a boat cruise up to the coffee island, and have a view of the sorrounding islands. On return, set off to Kigali, where you will reach early to have the necessary shopping. You will then check in your hotel or be dropped to the airport for your departure flight if it is on schedule.

    End of tour.

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  • Included in this tour package;

    • Gorilla & Chimps Permits

    • Ugandan visa fees

    • Park Ranger Fees

    • Relevant Government Taxes

    • Full Board Accommodation

    • Full time English speaking Driver/Guide

    • Ground Transportation by a 4×4 safari vehicle

    • Airport transfer, as long as your flight is on the same day on which the safari ends.

    Exclusions:

    • Airfares

    • Visa Fees for Rwanda

    • Personal Insurance

    • Expenses of personal nature such as; drinks, tips, laundry, telephone, cigarettes, accommodation & meals not indicated in the itinerary and optional activities..

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  • Where to Stay;
    Where to Stay;
    Gorilla Trek Africa makes sure all our clients stay at the most relaxed during a safari with us,in clean and highly rated safari establishment in the different destinations Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi and DR Congo.

    Hotels we use in Kigali
    Our preferred high end hotels in Kigali are Serena Kigali Hotel, Gorillas Golf Hotel and Mille Collines Hotel, In the mid-range category we have The Garr hotel and Lemigo Hotel.

    Serena Kigali Hotel

    serena Kigali
    Five star hotel in Kigali built around a polished granite atrium, showcasing the very best of Rwandese cultural art. Elegant hotel featuring an executive lounge and bar

    Gorillas Golf Hotel

    Gorillas Golf Hotel
    Hotel gorillas is a Five star hotel situated within Kigali city. The charming establishment comprises of 31 fully furnished rooms, a cozy bar & restaurant and a swimming pool.

    Mille Collines Hotel

    Mille Collines Hotel
    Located in Kigali, the historical hotel offers exceptional comfort to all its clients. Elegantly furnished rooms and suites with a mix of traditional and contemporary handicrafts and art.

    The Garr hotel

    The Garr hotel
    Located in Kigali, Garr hotel with beautiful and comfortable rooms featuring room service, phone facilities, hot water, airport pickup on request, Internet, laundry and drying cleaning services.

    Five to Five Hotel Kigali

    Gorillas Golf Hotel
    Beautiful hotel for all types of travellers offering visitors high quality comfort and very clean Rwanda hospitality. Centrally situated in Kigali city, just 3 minuted drive from the Kigali international airport and hence a very convinient accommodation in Kigali.

    Hotels we use in Volcanoes National Park
    In this park, we have Gorilla Nest Lodge, Mountain Gorilla View Lodge in the High end category. In the mid-range are the Le Bamboo Lodge and La Palme Hotel. In Budget Hotel Muhabura

    Gorilla Nest lodge

    Gorilla Nest lodge
    Situated along the foothills of the Virunga Volcano. The Lodge comprises of 2 cottages accommodating 4 guests in two large bedrooms each with a king size bed.

    Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

    mountain Gorilla View Lodge
    The lodge comprises of 30 cottages built on 4 acres of land on the slopes of Mt Sabinyo. The cottages are made of stone and thatch with en-suite facilities.

    Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge

    Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge
    Le Bambou Gorilla lodge is located in Rwanda’s Northern province, in Volcanoes National park – comprising of 9 comfortable self contained Bandas and a one family cottage.

    La Palme Hotel

    La Palme Hotel
    Three stars Hotel, located in Musanze City; offering Luxurious accommodation to business and Leisure tourists to Musanze. An exceptional dining experience awaits you.

    Muhabura Hotel

    Muhabura Hotel
    3 Star hotel situated 10 km from Volcanoe NP with 48 fully furnished rooms & 4 elegant suites with an intimate atmosphere to make clients comfortable. Located in Musanze district.

    Nyungwe Forest national park
    Nyungwe Forest has limited range of accommodations. Our preferred luxury lodge is the magnificent and award winning Nyungwe Forest Lodge. In the mid-range we have Nyungwe Top View Lodge.

    Nyungwe Forest Lodge

    Nyungwe Forest Lodge
    Nyungwe Forest Lodge is a 5 star hotel offering you supreme comfort and style amongst the rolling hills of Rwanda.Boasting twenty-two spacious villa rooms and two luxurious suites

    Nyungwe Top View Lodge

    Nyungwe Top View Lodge
    Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel is located on the edge of Nyungwe Forest National Park. The property offers a total of 12 comfortable cottages featuring a welcome fireplace for cooler winter evenings.

    Accommodations we use in Lake Kivu
    At Lake Kivu, our high end choice of lodge is Lake Kivu Serena Lodge. In the mid-range section is Paladise Malahide, Hotel Gorillas Lake Kivu and Palm Beach Hotel, among others.

    Lake Kivu Serena Lodge

    Lake Kivu Serena Lodge
    Located on the white sandy shores of Lake Kivu, the hotel is overlooking its own private beach and offers; 66 luxury rooms, executive suites and family accommodation, a panoramic restaurant.

    Paradise Malahide

    Paradise Malahide
    Paradise Malahide is a charming and friendly guesthouse with 10 rooms – and 4 apartments. It’s well run, and with great food and a lovely location we think it’s excellent value for money.

    Hotel Gorillas Lake Kivu

    Hotel Gorillas Lake Kivu
    Gorillas Lake Kivu Hotel is located in the town of Gisenyi at the northern end of Lake Kivu in Rwanda. Very comfortable room, good swimming pool area garden area is very relaxing Staff are friendly.

    Safari lodges we use in Akagera
    In Akagera national park, we use Ruzizi tented camp for high end and Akagera game lodge for budget.

    Ruzizi tented camp

    Ruzizi tented camp
    The Ruzizi Tented Lodge, a 14-bed tented eco-camp. Ruzizi is built on the shores of Lake Ihema, Rwanda’s second largest lake, tucked away in a tract of unique riverine forest.

    Akagera game lodge

    Akagera game lodge
    Akagera Game Lodge is located in Eastern Province; about 2 hours drive from Kigali. The Akagera Game Lodge has an attractive setting on a ridge overlooking Lake Ihema.

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