- Day 1 Pickup from airport
- Day 2 Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
- Day 3 Gorilla trek
- Day 4 Transfer to Kigali, departure
- Pick-up and drop-off in Kigali
- Transport in a 4×4 safari vehicle
- Services of an English speaking driver guide
- Fuel for the whole trip
- Accommodation and meal plan as per the itinerary
- All park entrance fees
- Drinking water while in the vehicle
- Pre and post tour accommodation in Kigali
- International airfares
- Rwanda Visa (USD30.00 which can be paid on arrival at the Airport or the East African Tourist Visa
- Items of personal nature such as tips, drinks, and laundry
4 Days gorilla safaris in Rwanda
Day 1 Pickup from airport
You will meet and greet our safari guide on your arrival at Kigali Airport and will drop you at your hotel. You will pass through your safari to Rwanda program and agree on how to execute it. You may opt to take a tour of Kigali city or relax in the comfort of your hotel to shake off jet lag.
Day 2 Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
The exciting gorilla trek experience starts with the guide transferring you to a hotel close to Volcanoes National Park. You will have lunch en route. Check in at hotel and take a guided community walk to people who have lived close to gorillas all their lifetime. Sleep to sounds of the jungles.
Day 3 Gorilla trek
Take a very early breakfast and get to park offices for briefing and getting through trekking regulations, meet other trekking members and ranger guides. Your gorilla trek physical exercise then gets underway. Upon seeing the gorilla family you will spend approximately an hour with them and then descend the thick forests. You will get to your hotel for lunch and relaxation. You may take a late afternoon walk to the twin lake and get back to hotel to relax and enjoy your Rwanda safari.
Day 4 Transfer to Kigali, departure
Take breakfast at leisure and check out of hotel. Driver will take you to Kigali and have a brief tour of the city then drive you off to the airport for your flight and mark end of Rwanda safari
7 Days Rwanda Tours
Day 1 Pickup from airport, brief city tour
Our representative will be waiting for you on your arrival at Kigali Airport. He will drop you at your hotel to offload your luggage, check in and pass through your travel programme with him. You will have lunch and may take on a tour of Kigali city prominent tourism structures. He will take you back to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 2 Transfer to Nyungwe
Your adventure safari to Rwanda starts early morning as our guide picks you from your hotel after breakfast and you set off for Nyungwe national park. You will visit Murambi memorial and Nyanza palace on the way before a hot lunch en route. You will proceed at a slow speed to have better view of the country side and arrive at your hotel close to Nyungwe National Park boundaries late afternoon.
Day 3 Chimpanzee Tracking
Wake up with the first light of the day and take a quick cup of coffee and head to park offices; the trailhead for the day’s activity; chimpanzee tracking expedition. You reconfirm your booking, meet up with fellow tracking partners, get briefed about tracking regulations and get ranger guide escorts. You will meet the chimpanzees in their wild form though they are habituated and used to human presence. Acquire much information from the guides, take pictures and you may spend only one hour with them to reduce chances of getting overused to human presence. You will return to the hotel for a late lunch. You may opt to relax all afternoon and enjoy your Rwanda safari in the wilderness or track the colobus monkeys in the forests.
Day 4 Canopy Walk, transfer to Lake Kivu
Take breakfast at leisure and get more of Safari into Rwanda by taking a canopy walk atop a thick rainforest to have an aerial view of nature. You get more close to birds and other wildlife species up in trees and enjoy the sights of the thick forest. You will return in time for lunch.
You will then check out and drive to Kivu town on the shores of Lake Kivu and shake off a bit of jungle life.
Day 5 Excursion of the Lake Kivu, Boat cruise
You will wake at leisure and take breakfast after which you will go for a boat cruise on the lake. For bird lovers this is a great opportunity to view many water bird species. Breathe in the air that is pure and feel the chilling breezes of the lake cool your skin and have the best of your Rwanda safari. You will get back in time for lunch and relaxation. You may take a leisurely self guided walk along the shores of the lake with fantastic views of the Virunga Mountains in the background.
Day 6 Mountain gorilla trekking
The biggest highlight of your safari to Rwanda is today and begins with a 6 am breakfast and drive to Virunga National Park headquarters. Here you reconfirm your booking, greet and meet other people in the trekking group, get briefed about regulations and guidelines while in the forests and ranger guide escorts and the exercise begins. You will take averagely an hour upon meeting the gorilla family and take as many photographs, get a lot of experiences and learn a lot from the guides. You will then descend to your starting point and head to your hotel for a late lunch. You may opt to take a cultural walk to the communities who have lived their lifetime close to the park with the mountain gorillas and share in their experiences. You will then return to the comfort of the hotel to relax and shake off fatigue of the forest.
Day 7 City Tour, Departure
You will enjoy morning sleep and have a late breakfast depending on time of your flight. You will check out of hotel and take a city tour. Visit Genocide Museum and learn the events of 1990s war in Rwanda, visit religious institutions, market or administrative structures. You will climax your Rwanda safari with an African buffet lunch and the driver will then drop you at the airport for your outbound flight.
Lodges in Kigali
Kigali Serena Hotel
Hotel Des Mille Collines
Five to Five Hotel
Lodges in Volcanoes National Park
Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel
Davinci Gorilla Lodge
La Palme Hotel Musanze
Lodges in Akagera National Park
Ruzizi tented lodge
Akagera game lodge
Lodges in Nyungwe National Park
Nyungwe Forest Lodge
Nyungwe top view hill hotel
Gisakura Guest House
Standard Safari vehicles
Luxury Safari Vehicles