This 9 days explore Rwanda tour will give you the opportunity to explore all the best destinations in the country as you participate in the different tourism activities in Rwanda for an amazing experience. Among the different activities that you can participate in a number of rewarding tourism activities in Rwanda. You will visit a number of national parks in Rwanda, you will get to visit Akagera national park where you will participate in a number of activities like the game drives in Akagera national park which will give you access to a number of herbivores grazing within the plains, you will also get to track the big five animals in the wild, in Nyungwe national park, you will get to participate in the chimpanzee trekking which will give you the opportunity to access the habituated chimpanzee troops which will give you the chance to observe the behavior of the primates in the wild for an amazing primate safari experience for and in volcanoes national park get to participate in gorilla trekking in Rwanda which will give you the chance to explore the mountain gorillas in Africa to understand more about the gorillas in the wild, golden monkey trekking which will give you the opportunity to observe a number of rewarding attractions of the endangered primates that are endemic to the Albertine rift among other attractions that you will get to see as you participate in the different activities.
Day 1: Arrive in Kigali.
Following your arrival in Rwanda at the Kigali international airport, you will be welcomes by our company representative/ guide. You will then set off for Kigali with en-route visits to Nyanza Kings palace for cultural visit to understand more about the culture of the people of Rwanda, Butare national museum and Murambi genocide museum among others and transfer to the hotel for dinner and overnight at Des Milles Collines (mid) /Kigali Serena Hotel (lux).
Day 2: Transfer to Akagera national park and Ihema Boat Cruise.
On the 2nd day of your 9 days explore Rwanda tour, After an early morning breakfast at your hotel, you will transfer to Akagera national park the home to the big five animals in where you will arrive in time for lunch at the lodge and later embark on the afternoon boat cruise on Lake Ihema where you will see game like hippopotamuses, Crocodiles and many bird species that live around the lake and the surrounding swamps. Dinner and overnight Akagera Game Lodge (mid)/ Ruzizi Tented Camp (lux).
Day 3: Early morning game drive and transfer to volcanoes national park.
Rise up early and go for a game drive with great anticipation of seeing the different animals which rise early to graze and predators looking for their early morning kill. After the game drive, return to the lodge to freshen up and embark on your journey to Volcanoes national park with lunch en-route, arriving Ruhengeri in the evening. Dinner and overnight stay at Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge (mid)/ 5 Volcanoes Gorilla lodge (lux)
Day 4: Gorilla Trekking Volcanoes National Park(Rwanda).
Wakeup to an early morning breakfast and report to the park headquarters for briefing and allocation of Gorilla trekking groups. Later, you will head into the cold and misty forested slopes of Volcanoes national park for your Gorilla trekking journey. The trek can be anywhere between 2 to 6 hours depending on the movement of the Gorillas and upon finding them, you will be allowed 1 hour to see and take photos after which you exit the forest.
Meet your driver / guide and transfer back to the lodge for lunch. If you feel strong, you may opt for a village walk. Dinner and overnight stay at Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge(mid-range)/ 5 Volcanoes Gorilla Lodge (lux) as above
Day 5: Mount Bisoke Hike – Volcanoes National Park
On the 5th day of your 9 days explore Rwanda tour, You will enjoy breakfast at your hotel, you will set out for Mount. Bisoke hike which is part of volcanoes national park; home to half of the Mountain gorillas in the world. On reaching the summit, you will discover a beautiful crater lake and the whole experience is overwhelming! Along the trail, you will discover a lot of birdlife and captivating scenery like the 1000 hills of Rwanda. Meet your driver / guide and transfer back to the lodge for lunch. If you feel strong, you may opt for a village walk. Dinner and overnight stay at Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge(mid)/ 5 Volcanoes Gorilla Lodge (lux) as above
Day 6: Golden monkey trek & Transfer to Nyungwe.
After Breakfast at your hotel, you will set out to the park headquarters and get ready to participate in Golden Monkey trekking in will be served early and you will go for Golden monkey trekking, then meet your driver guide for your transfer to Nyungwe forest national park with lunch en-route. Dinner and overnight stay at Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel
Day 7: Chimpanzee tracking and Canopy Walk
Enjoy breakfast and go for briefing before entering the forest, searching for the active and playful primates in Nyungwe forest. The Chimpanzees are the easy to spot, as they jump from one tree to another, chattering and laughing. Chimpanzee tracking usually takes about 3 hours which will give you the opportunity to observe the behavior of the primates in the wild, taking their pictures. You will then return to your accommodation for lunch. After lunch, you will go on a walking trail that will take you to the Canopy Walk, a swing bridge 50 meters in length that is suspended from large trees. You will be able to see the amazing rainforest with a bird’s eye view, spotting wildlife moving about below you. Before night fall, you will return to the hotel for dinner and overnight at Nyungwe Top Hill View Hotel as above
Day 8: Forest Nature Walk
On the 8th day of your 9 days explore Rwanda tour, After having breakfast at your hotel, you will embark on the forest Nature walk with in the park which will enable you to explore the Park’s unique tourist features including waterfalls and orchids in the high altitude swamps. Return to the lodge for lunch and spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing or Participate in the tea harvesting in the neighboring local communities or Visit a tea factory and learn about the production processes.
Dinner and overnight at Nyungwe Top Hill View Hotel
Day 9: Transfer back to Kigali
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel in the park where you will also have leisure and relaxation and after you will transfer back to Kigali. When you get to Kigali city, you will participate in the Kigali city tour where you will get to visit the Kimironko market and the Kigali genocide memorial site. After having your lunch, you will be dropped at the hotel advised or you will be dropped at Kigali airport for your scheduled flight back home and the end of your safari in the park.
End of tour.
- Gorilla trekking permit
- Chimpanzee permit
- Park entrance fees
- Golden monkey permit
- all accommodation as per itinerary
- 4X4 dust-proof safari vehicle (with popup roof) & Fuel
- Full time English speaking driver/ guide
- Park entrance fees
- Boat cruise
- Vehicle entrance fees
- Bottled mineral water while on safari
- All activities as indicated
- All optional activities as indicated
- Visa fees
- Air tickets
- All items of personal nature like laundry, phone calls, beer, e.t.c
- Anything else not included in the itinerary