10 Days Rwanda Safari

The 10 days Rwanda safari is an exceptional package taking you to explore Rwanda;s top national  parks. Visit Volcanoes National Park located in north western Rwanda to see mountain gorillas in their families. Enjoy guided gorilla treks to meet up with one of the 10 habituated gorilla families  (Agashya, Umubano, Hirwa, Karisimbi, Susa A, Sabyinyo, Titus and Pablo gorilla group) rewarding you with a memorable experience. In addition to gorillas, you will take part in golden monkey trekking experience for a close encounter with these lively and playful creatures.  Other activities  you can do in Volcanoes National park include  mountain hiking, bird watching, Dian Fossey graveyard hike, nature walks and cultural tours.  You will then visit Nyungwe forest national park  is located in south western Rwanda  for chimpanzees and canopy walk experience. Nyungwe Forest is also home to over 300 bird species which make it a haven for birders.  The 10 days safari also take you to Akagera national park for game viewing and a boat cruise at Lake Ihema. Game drives in Akagera National Park offers you excellent game viewing experience to see various wild animals such as Lions, Leopards, Hippos, Buffalos, Elephants, Hyenas, Waterbucks, Oribis, Topis, Antelopes, Giraffes and Zebras among others.

Tour summary

Day 1: arrival and transfer to Kigali for overnight at Kigali Serena hotel

Day 2: Transfer to Nyungwe National park

Day 3: Chimpanzee tracking and afternoon canopy walk

Day 4: Transfer to Gisenyi on the shores of L. Kivu and evening boat cruise

Day 5: Boat cruise and transfer to Volcanoes hotel

Day 6: Gorilla tracking and afternoon cultural walk

Day 7: Golden monkey tracking, transfer back to Kigali

Day 8: Transfer to Akagera NP

Day 9: Game drive and boat cruise

Day 10: Day 10: Morning game drive and transfer to Kigali

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Kigali for overnight at Kigali Serena hotel

Upon arrival, you will be picked from the airport and transfer to your hotel. Overnight at Five to Five hotel (deluxe)/ Kigali Serena hotel (luxury). BB

Day 2: Transfer to Nyungwe National park. (5-6hrs drive)

In the morning, you will be picked by the tour guide and set off a scenic
drive to Nyungwe National park. You will have en route visit to Nyanza
Kings palace for cultural visit, Butare national museum, Murambi genocide
museum among others. Proceed and reach Nyungwe in the evening for dinner
and overnight at Emeraude Kivu Resort (deluxe/ luxury)/ Gisakura Guesthouse
(budget). FB

Day 3: Chimpanzee tracking and afternoon canopy walk.

Chimpanzee TrekkingIn the morning, you will set off to Kyamudongo forest for briefing and proceed to look out for the chimps in this mountain rain forest. During the trek to see chimps, you may be lucky to see other primates including owl-faced and colobus monkeys. Once you have met the chimps, you have about 1hr to be with them before returning to the hotel for lunch and relaxation. In the afternoon, you will go for a canopy walk to have an aerial view of the forest. Overnight and dinner at Emeraude Kivu Resort (deluxe/ luxury)/ Gisakura Guesthouse
(budget). FB

Day 4: Transfer to Gisenyi on the shores of L. Kivu and evening boat cruise/ canoeing (4-5hrs drive)

In the morning, you will transfer to Gisenyi on the shores of L. Kivu. Upon arrival, relax at your hotel on the shores of the Lake for the rest of the afternoon. In the evening, you may embark on a canoe experience with the singing fishermen. Overnight at L. Kivu Serena hotel (luxury)/ Paradise Malahide (deluxe). FB

Day 5: Boat cruise and transfer to Volcanoes hotel (1-2hrs drive)

In the morning, you will go for a boat cruise to the hot springs and later
return to transfer to Volcanoes NP. Overnight at Muhabura hotel (budget)/ Davinci lodge (deluxe)/ Tiloreza Volcanoes Eco lodge / Five volcanoes hotel (luxury). FB

Day 6: Gorilla tracking and afternoon cultural walk.

Gorilla safaris in RwandaEarly morning, with packed lunch, you will go to the park headquarters for
briefing before embarking on the gorilla trekking adventure. In the
evening, you will go for a cultural experience to Iby'wachu cultural village
where you will learn more about the Banyarwanda culture. Dinner and overnight (Day 5). FB

Day 7: Golden monkey tracking, transfer back to Kigali (about 3 hrs drive)

Early morning, you will go for briefing at the park headquarters and proceed for golden monkey tracking. Once you find them, sit and enjoy them play in the forest. On return, transfer to back to Kigali for drop off at your hotel or airport depending on your schedule. Overnight at Kigali Serena hotel (luxury)/ Five to Five hotel (deluxe). BB

Day 8: Transfer to Akagera NP (2-3hrs drive)

In the morning, you will be transferred to Akagera National park, reaching
early for a game drive around the park. The park boasts of a plethora of wildlife species including zebras, impalas, buffaloes, elephants, Rhinos and a number of cats. It is an extension of the Tanzanian savanna plains and the only of it’s a kind in Rwanda. Dinner and overnight at Ruzizi tented lodge (luxury)/ Akagera Game lodge (deluxe). FB

Day 9: Game drive and boat cruise

Rwanda safarisEarly 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 may
have a chance to see lions, antelopes, giraffes, bush bucks among others.
In the afternoon, 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 (deluxe). FB

Day 10: Morning game drive and transfer to Kigali

In the morning, you will do another game drive where you may get a chance to see what you could have missed on the previous game drive and later transfer back to Kigali for drop off at your hotel or airport depending on your schedule.

Included in this tour package

• Mountain gorilla permits
• Chimpanzee permits
• Golden monkey permits
• 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
• Personal Insurance
• Expenses of personal nature such as; drinks, tips, laundry, telephone, cigarettes, accommodation & meals not indicated in the itinerary and optional activities.Contact Us

Safari Lodges and Vehicles

Lodges in Volcanoes Natonal Park

Lodges in Nyungwe Forest National park

Lodges in Akagera National Park

Lodges in Volcanoes Park

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