8 Days Explore Rwanda Tour

8 days explore Rwanda tour will ensure that you have an amazing time during your Rwanda safaris by taking part in a number of activities like gorilla trekking in volcanoes national park, golden monkey trekking in volcanoes national park, boat cruise in akagera national park the home to the big five animals, chimpanzee trekking and canopy walks in Nyungwe national park among other activities that will make your 8 days explore Rwanda tour memorably.

8 Days Explore Rwanda Tour

Highlights Of Your 8 Days Explore Rwanda Tour

  • Day 1: Arrive in Kigali. 
  • Day 2: Transfer to Akagera national park and Ihema Boat Cruise
  • Day 3: Early morning game drive and transfer to volcanoes national park. 
  • Day 4: Gorilla Trekking Volcanoes National Park 
  • Day 5: Mount Bisoke hike
  • Day 6: Golden monkey trekking and transfer to Nyungwe. 
  • Day 7: Chimpanzee tracking and canopy walk 
  • Day 8: Transfer back to Kigali

Detailed itinerary for your safari

Day 1: Arrive in Kigali

  • Arrive in Kigali: On day one of your 8 days explore Rwanda tour memorable, depending on your location in Kigali city your guide for your safari will welcome you to the land of 1000 hills Rwanda, where you will get amazing views of the country as you get ready to take part in the activity. Before carrying out the activity, you will take part in a briefing session of the rules and regulations to follow, the different activities you will take part in among other interesting features of your safari for a rewarding experience of your safari. After the briefing session your 2 days mount karisimbi hike safari will officially begin with a Kigali city tour which will offer amazing experiences as you get to learn more about the people of Rwanda for instance if you visit the Kigali genocide memorial museum you will understand more about the events that led to the occurrence of the 1994 Rwanda genocide as you visit the different exhibition areas in the museum which will give you an insight of what happened during the dark period in the country you will also visit the presidential palace where the plane of the then president of Rwanda Habyarimana Juvenale was shot down and this led to his death and this sparked the massive killings of the Tutsis and hence the 1994 Rwanda genocide. During the Kigali city tour you will also visit Kimironko market where you will purchase a number of products made by the locals for instance a number of African fabrics, souvenirs among other interesting products, fresh organic fruits and so on. At the end of your Kigali city tour, you will have lunch and make your way to Ruhengeri the home of volcanoes national park, transfer to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Transfer to Akagera national park and Ihema Boat Cruise

  • Transfer to Akagera: On day two of your 8 days explore Rwanda tour memorable after an early morning breakfast at your hotel you will be met by your guide for your safari who will transfer you to akagera national park the home to the big five animals in Rwanda. During your transfer, you will get to see a number of attractions on the way to the park like a number of coffee plantations and tea plantations you will have a stopover for lunch and after transfer to Akagera National Park which will offer an amazing experience during your Rwanda tour. 
  • Ihema Boat Cruise: On reaching Akagera National Park, you will participate in the afternoon boat cruise on Lake Ihema where you will get to see a number of animal species like hippopotamuses, Crocodiles and you will also get to see rewarding experiences while you watch the sunset and a number of bird species catching prey like the African king fisher, cormorants, spoonbills, you will also get to see a the endangered shoebills stork along  the swamps later on you will transfer to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Early morning game drive and transfer to volcanoes national park. 

  • Morning game drive: On the third day of your 8 days explore Rwanda tour after an early morning breakfast at your hotel, your guide will transfer you to the park where you will participate in the morning game drive which will give you the chance to see  a number of early risers in the park like all the big five animals the lion and leopards trying to catch prey in the buffalos along the water sources, rhinos grazing in the plains. Other early risers in the park include the zebras, impalas, topis among other attractions in the park. On day three of your 6 days Congo and Rwanda safari after an early morning breakfast at your hotel, you will embark on your journey to Ruhengeri the home to volcanoes National Park where you will transfer to a hotel near the park for refreshments and lunch. In the evening you can participate in community walks where you will have amazing experiences visiting the local communities understanding their culture through traditional dance, local dishes that are prepared by the locals as they are entertained. In the evening you will transfer back to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 4: Gorilla Trekking Volcanoes National Park 

  • Gorilla Trekking Volcanoes: On day 4 of your 8 days explore Rwanda tour memorable in Rwanda after an early morning breakfast and with your packed lunch, you will be picked by your guide and transferred to volcanoes national park where you will get part of the amazing gorilla trekking activity in the park. When you get to volcanoes national park, you will head to the headquarters of park where you will undergo a briefing session about gorilla trekking in volcanoes national Park where you will get to know the guidelines to follow during gorilla trekking in volcanoes national park. During the activity, you will get to hike the different Virunga Mountains in the park to access the different gorilla families where you will get to see a number of attractions like the different bird species like; the long-crested eagle handsome Francolin archer’s ground robin, African Rwenzori, double collared sunbird, marsh harrier, you will also get to see a number primate species before you get to the Rwanda gorilla family which will offer amazing experiences during the activity and when you get to the gorilla family, you will get to understand more about the primates by observing their feeding patterns, their grooming patterns among the different activities carried out for a memorable  Rwanda gorilla tours which will make the 8 Days Explore Rwanda Tour quite memorable. At the end of your activity, you will get to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Mount Bisoke hike

  • Mount Bisoke hike: On day five of your 8 days explore Rwanda tour memorable, after an early morning breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked by your guide for your safari in Rwanda, volcanoes national park who will transfer you to the park headquarters in order to take part in the mount Bisoke hike after participating in the briefing session where you will get to know more about the rules and regulations to follow during the activity for a safe activity in the park. As you hike mount Bisoke you will have rewarding experiences during your 2 days mount Bisoke safari. During the hike you will get to see a number the different animal species that can be seen while on the hike and these include the Mountain Gorillas, Golden Monkeys which are very common in the bamboo forests you will also get the chance to see Forest Elephants, Buffaloes, waterbucks. Preceding with the hike you will also get the opportunity to see the largest Crater Lake in Rwanda, Lake Bisoke on the summit of mount Bisoke which is a habitat of water birds like the African fish eagle, African grey horn bill, heron and many more. You will head back to your starting point and your guide

 Day 6: Golden monkey trekking and transfer to Nyungwe. 

  • Golden monkey trekking: On day 6 of your 8 days explore Rwanda tour memorable after an early morning breakfast at your hotel, your guide will pick you from your hotel and transfer you to  volcanoes national park in order to participate in golden monkey trekking where you will get to understand more about the primate species, on reaching the park, you will transfer to the park headquarters where they will get to know the golden monkey trekking guide in Rwanda, you will also be assigned to the guide and ranger who will ensure you have an amazing activity in the park. During golden monkey trekking, you will get to see a number of attractions like bird species, primate species which will ensure you have an amazing time and when you get the habituated golden monkey troop, you will get to know more about their behaviour in the park and get to take pictures of the primates and at the end of your trip you will transfer to you hotel for lunch and leisure and later on you will transfer to Nyungwe forest national park with lunch en-route you will check in your hotel where you will have refreshments, dinner and overnight stay.

Day 7: Chimpanzee tracking and canopy walk 

  • Chimpanzee tracking: On day 2 of your 8 days explore Rwanda tour memorable, after an early morning breakfast you will head to the park to participate in rewarding activities. You will head to the Uwinka reception area where you will go through a briefing session about the do’s and don’ts for safe activities in the park.  With Chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe National Park, you will get to track the different habituated chimpanzee troops and you will get the chance to know more about the chimpanzees like their feeding patterns where you will get to see them eating edible leaves, fruits, small insects lie caterpillars termites among others, you will also get chance to see how a habituated troop conducts their daily activities, how they co-exist with one another and son which will make the activity memorable. During the activity, you will also have the opportunity to see a number of bird species like long-tailed bluebird, paradise flycatcher, the Great blue turaco, forest hornbills, the orange and white bird and so on after your long activity in the park, you will head back to your hotel for relaxation and lunch and in the afternoon you will head back to the park to participate in the canopy walk.
  • Canopy walk: After lunch and relaxation, you will head back to the park and take part in the canopy walk where you will have rewarding experiences in the park from an aerial view. Nyungwe National Park is the only park in Rwanda and East Africa where you can find the canopy walkway. During the activity you will get to see a number of primates swinging from one tree branch to another, a number of bird and butterfly species and exceptional aerial views for photography and at the end of your tour, head back to your hotel for dinner and over night.
8 Days Explore Rwanda Tour
8 Days Explore Rwanda Tour

Day 8: Transfer back to Kigali

  • Transfer back to Kigali: On day 8 of your 8 days explore Rwanda tour memorable after an early morning breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked by your guide from the hotel which will transfer you to Kigali city where you will have lunch and later on head back to your starting point and your guide for the safari will transfer you to Kigali city and drop you at a location of your choice or Kigali international airport which will mark the end of your 8 days explore Rwanda tour memorable.

End of 8 Days Explore Rwanda Tour

Trip inclusions

  • Pickup and drop off in Kigali 
  • An English speaking  guide
  • Entrance permits
  • Meals 
  • bottled water
  • 4X4 safari vehicle and Fuel
  • All transport costs as per the trip
  • An armed ranger
  • Accommodation

  Trip exclusions

  • Visa fees
  • Personal expenses 
  • Airtime
  • Telephone calls/ costs
  • Tips
  • Rwanda visa fees
  • Activities that are not included on the itinerary
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