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7 Days Rwanda Safari

The 7 Days Rwanda safari offers you the best mountain gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National park, game viewing in Akagera National Park and chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe Forest National Park. The 7 Days Rwanda safari isa chance to explore and enjoy all top National Parks in the land of a thousand hills with Gorilla Trek Africa. We shall start and end in Kigali
Trip summary
Day 1: Transfer to Nyungwe National park.
Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking and afternoon canopy walk.
Day 3: Transfer to Volcanoes hotel
Day 4. Gorilla tracking and afternoon cultural walk.
Day 5: Golden monkey tracking, transfer back to Kigali
Day 6. Transfer to Akagera NP and boat cruise
Day 7: Game drive and transfer back to Kigali

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Nyungwe National park.
In the morning, you will be picked by the tour guide from your hotel in Kigali and set off a scenic drive to Nyungwe National park. You will have en route visit to Nyanza
Kings palace for a cultural experience, Butare national museum, Murambi genocide museum among others if time allows. Proceed and reach Nyungwe in the evening for dinner and overnight at One and Only Nyungwe house (super luxury)/ Emeraude Kivu Resort (deluxe/ luxury)/ Gisakura Guesthouse (budget). FB

Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking and afternoon canopy walk.
Very early in the morning, you will set off to the Kyamudongo forest for briefing and embark on chimpanzee tracking adventure. Once you catch up with them, you will be allowed to be with them for not more than 1hr. You will later return to the hotel for lunch and relaxation. In the afternoon, you will go for a canopy walk and return in the evening. Dinner and overnight at Only Nyungwe house (super luxury)/ Emeraude Kivu Resort (deluxe/ luxury)/ Gisakura Guesthouse (budget). FB


Day 3: Transfer to Volcanoes hotel

In the morning, you will transfer to Volcanoes NP, with en route mini stops for photographs and sight-seeing, reaching in the afternoon. Overnight at Muhabura hotel (budget)/ Davinci lodge (deluxe)/ Tiloreza Volcanoes eco lodge / Five volcanoes hotel (luxury). FB

Day 4. Gorilla tracking and afternoon cultural walk.
Early morning, with packed lunch, you will go to the park headquarters for
briefing before embarking on the gorilla tracking adventure. Once you find the gorillas, you have not more than 1hr to observe and learn much about them before returning to your lodge. In the evening, you may go for a cultural experience to Iby’wachu village
where you will learn more about the Banyarwanda culture. Dinner and overnight Muhabura hotel (budget)/ Davinci lodge (deluxe)/ Tiloreza Volcanoes eco lodge / Five volcanoes hotel (luxury). FB

Day 5: Golden monkey tracking, transfer back to Kigali
Early morning, you will go for golden monkey tracking and once you find them, enjoy them play in the forest as you take photos. On return, transfer to back to Kigali for drop off at your hotel. Overnight at Kigali Serena hotel (luxury)/ Five to Five hotel (deluxe). BB

Day 6. Transfer to Akagera NP and boat cruise
In the morning, you will be transferred to Akagera National park, reaching
early for a short game drive around the park. This is the only savannah park in Rwanda and with the recent introduction of lions and Rhinos, the park now boasts of the big 5 mammals. In the afternoon, take a boat cruise on Lake Ihema. You may expect to see hippos, crocodiles and some water birds. Dinner and overnight at Ruzizi Tented lodge (luxury)/ Akagera Game lodge (deluxe). FB

Day 7: Game drive and transfer back to Kigali
Early morning, you will go for a game drive in the northern section of the park anticipating to see a variety of wildlife species including antelopes, zebras as well as some cat species if you are lucky. In the afternoon, you will exit the park and drive back to Kigali for drop off at your hotel or airport.

End of Tour.

Price starts from USD3500 per person

Planning to Go

Obtaining Visa


Acquiring your Rwanda visa just got much easier as the Rwandan government established a new visa regime starting January 2018. Presently, all travelers access visa on arrival at Kigali international airport. Also, remember to carry other travel documents such as passports and medical certificates Read More

Packing list


To ensure a peaceful, comfortable and memorable safari to Uganda, Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of Congo and other African countries, traveler is reminded to carry a fully equipped packing list. This includes all that you a need on a safari such as appropriate clothes such as hiking boots, changing dresses, long-sleeved shirts, long pants, and rain jackets to deal with the unpredictable weather conditions. Read More

Obtaining gorilla permits


travelers must have gorilla permits without which no one is allowed to see these gentle giants. Due to high demand for the permits, travelers are required to book as early as six months prior to the trekking date. Booking can be done directly with the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) in Rwanda or Uganda wildlife authority (UWA)in Uganda. Alternatively, you contact info@rwandagorilla.com to arrange for you a gorilla tour at fair prices. Read More

Seek medical services


travelers planning African safari are reminded to seek medical services and advice before setting off. This is to prevent any upcoming sickness and ensure good health able to do all activities such as the memorable gorilla trekking experience among others. Fortunately, all tourism destinations have also established international hospitals to provide excellent medical services to travelers. Read More