8 Days Rwanda Safari Highlights
8 Days Rwanda Safari Highlights, Mountain Gorilla Tour, Wildlife & Primates
DAY 1: Airport Transfer.
Upon your arrival, you will be driven to Chez Lando / Stipp Hotel / Okapi Hotel for dinner and overnight stay in Kigali.
DAY 2: City tour and Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National park.
Have breakfast and go for a city tour in Kigali where you will visit the Belgium Memorial, Kigali historical Museum, Genocide Museum among others and proceed to Nyungwe. Visit the Nyanza palace, Murambi Memorial and Butare Museum enroute. Your lunch will be enroute and continue for dinner and overnight stay at Nyungwe Forest Lodge / Gisakura Guest House.
DAY 3: Chimp Tracking.
Breakfast and go for briefing at the park headquarters. You will be told the “dos and don’ts” while with the chimps before entering the forest. Enjoy them feeding, playing around while taking observations and photographs. You will also encounter other primates such as the black and white colubus monkeys and many others. Dinner and overnight stay at Nyungwe Forest Lodge / Gisakura Guest House.
DAY 4: Canopy and Nature walks.
After breakfast, you will go for a canopy walk within the forest expecting to enjoy the beautiful sights and sounds of different bird species such as the Rwenzori Turacos, Hornbills among others. You will also have a self guided walk after lunch around the nearby environment and the Kamiranzovu waterfalls. Dinner and overnight stay at Nyungwe Forest Lodge / Gisakura Guest House.
DAY 5: Drive to Lake Kivu.
Take breakfast and head to Lake Kivu in Kibuye town. Enjoy a breath-taking scenery of the Virunga Mountains and the green vegetation enroute. You will have lunch enroute and proceed for either a boat cruise along Lake Kivu or relaxing on the shores. Dinner and overnight at Home St. Jean (Budget) / Eden Golfe Rock Hotel/ Hotel Centre Bethanie (Deluxe) /Kivu Serena Hotel (Luxury).
DAY 6: Transfer to Volcanoes and Golden Monkey Tracking.
Have breakfast and drive to Volcanoes National park to catch up with the golden monkey tracking activity. These are the most endangered primate species at Parc des Volcans. After having lunch, you will head to Karisoke Research Centre to visit Dian Fossey’grave. Dinner and overnight stay at Kinigi Guest House (Budget) / La Palme Hotel (Deluxe) / Gorillas view Hotel (Luxury).
DAY 7: Mountain Gorilla Tracking.
You will have an early breakfast and head to the park headquarters to be briefed before entering the forest to track the gorillas. The hiking may take about 1-8 hours depending on the movement of the gentle giants. A maximum time of one hour is given for photography, observations, and enjoying them feeding or playing around. Dinner and overnight stay at Kinigi Guest House (Budget) / La Palme Hotel (Deluxe) / Gorillas view Hotel (Luxury).
DAY 8: Transfer to the Airport.
Enjoy your breakfast and drive back to Kigali to catch up with your scheduled flight back home.