A 7 Days Gorilla Safari Adventure including wildlife viewing, and primates tracking tour in Rwanda and Uganda starts and ends in Kigali. After gorilla trekking in volcanoes, travelers can choose to go for chimpanzee trekking/ canopy walk in Nyungwe forest, and boat cruise on Lake Kivu or else connect to Lake Bunyonyi for canoeing and game viewing in Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth national park.
Day 1: Airport pick up and a transfer to Ruhengeri
Day 2: Gorilla trekking & Iby’iwachu Cultural Village
Day 3: Golden Monkeys tracking / Dian Fossey hike & transfer to Lake Kivu or cross to Uganda and stay at Lake Bunyonyi.
Day 4: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest; in the case of Uganda, transfer to Kibale Forest
Day 5: Chimpanzee tracking. In the case of Uganda, after chimps tracking transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park
Day 6: Canopy walk in Nyungwe forest; In Uganda case, do a game drive in the morning and a boat cruise in Queen Elizabeth national park
Day 7: Transfer back to Kigali. Kigali city tour optional
Day 1: Airport Pick up.
On arrival, our representative will welcome and transfer you to Volcanoes National park. You will enjoy a spectacular scenic view of the Virunga Mountains en route. Dinner and overnight stay at Mountain Gorillas view Hotel/ 5 Volcanoes Lodge (Luxury)/ Da Vinci Lodge, Gorilla Solution Lodge, Le bamboo Lodge (Deluxe)/Muhabura Hotel (Budget).
Day 2: Gorilla Tracking Adventure & Ib’iwachu Cultural Village.
Take your early morning breakfast and transfer to the park headquarters for briefing before commencing the mountain gorilla trekking. You will Spend at least an hour interacting with these awesome gorillas – take photographs as they feed or dramatically play around. After lunch visit, Ib’iwachu Cultural Village – get immersed in real Kinyarwanda cultural practices! Dinner and overnight stay at Mountain Gorillas view Hotel/ 5 Volcanoes Lodge (Luxury)/ Da Vinci Lodge, Gorilla Solution Lodge, Le bamboo Lodge (Deluxe)/Muhabura Hotel (Budget)
Day 3: Dian Fossey Hiking.
After your breakfast undertake a hike to Karisoke Research Centre to witness the graveyard for the famous primatologist – The Late Dian Fossey. Later transfer to Lake Kivu for relaxation at the beach and stay overnight at Lake Kivu Serena (Luxury)/Paradise Malahide/Water Front Resort ((mid-range)
Day 4: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest or Kibale Forest National Park (Uganda).
After your breakfast, you will then drive to southern Rwanda to Nyungwe forest national park. Alternatively, cross to Uganda’s Kibale forest national park – the most renowned primates park in Africa, with over 13 primates species in one forest. Dinner and overnight stay at Nyungwe House (luxury)/ Nyungwe Top View Lodge(Deluxe)/ Gisakura Guest House (budget. if in Kibale forest national park, have dinner and overnight at Crater Safari Lodge (luxury), primates Lodge (mid-range), Chimpanzee Guest House (budget)
Day 5: Chimpanzee Tracking.
After breakfast transfer to the park headquarters to be briefed about the “dos and don’ts” while with the chimps in the forest. Your guide will transfer you to the starting point for Chimps tracking. Expect to encounter the chimps and many other primates like the black and white monkeys and various bird species along the trail. Dinner and overnight stay at Nyungwe Forest Lodge (luxury)/ Nyungwe Top View Lodge(Deluxe)/ Gisakura Guest House (budget). If in Uganda, this afternoon transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park for an overnight stay at Mweya Safari Lodge (luxury)/Park View Safari Lodge(mid-range)/Enganzi Lodge (budget)
Day 6: Colobus monkey tracking and canopy walk or game drives in Queen Elizabeth national park
Take breakfast and transfer to the park headquarters for a briefing by the park warden. Begin the forest hike along with other visitors and park rangers following trails to the colobus monkeys.
In the alternative, a canopy walk is another highlight worth undertaking. Dinner and overnight stay at Nyungwe Forest Lodge (luxury)/ Nyungwe Top View Lodge(Deluxe)/ Gisakura Guest House (budget In case you opt for Uganda, a game drive in the park and a boat cruise along the Kazinga channel will be a big highlight and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge (luxury)/Park View Safari Lodge(mid-range)/Enganzi Lodge (budget).
Day 7: Kigali city tour and Departure.
Enjoy your breakfast and drive back to Kigali for your scheduled flight back home. Visit Murambi Memorial, Nyanza palace or Butare Museum en route. In case you are to travel the following day, a city tour that includes visiting the handicrafts market and Gisozi genocide site would be optional.
• Gorilla & Chimps 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.
• 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
A 7 days Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park, the home of mountain gorillas in Rwanda. This is the best trip for primates enthusiasts!
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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
A 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
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
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
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
Beautiful hotel for all types of travelers 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 convenient 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
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
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 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
Three stars Hotel, located in Musanze City; offering Luxurious accommodation to business and Leisure tourists to Musanze. An exceptional dining experience awaits you.
3 Star hotel situated 10 km from Volcano 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 a 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 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 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 the 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
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 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
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 the budget.
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 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.