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10 days Rwanda wildlife and Gorilla safari

PrintOur tailor made and affordable 10 days Rwanda wildlife and Gorilla safari gives you the opportunity to see the diverse and beautiful wildlife in both Uganda and Rwanda. This trip will take you on city tours, game drives, boat safaris, chimpanzee trekking and gorilla trekking, to name just a few of the exciting activities on offer

Day 1: Arrival in Kigali

Upon arrival at Kanombe International Airport, you will be transferred for dinner and overnight stay at Hotel Chezlando, Step Town Motel, Kigali Serena or Okapi Hotel. Meal plan D

Day 2: Kigali City tour and transfer to Parc Nationale Des Volcans

After breakfast, you will go for Kigali city tour, visit the Genocide Memorial sites and the local village markets for a true Rwandan Cultural experience. Have lunch and after you will be transferred Ruhengeri where Parc Nationale Des Volcans is found. Dinner and overnight stay at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, Kinigi Guest House or Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge. Meal plan FB

Day 3: Gorilla Trekking

After a fully served breakfast, you will report to the ORTPN offices for registration and briefing on the Gorilla trekking rules. After this, you will be allocated your Gorilla group and you will penetrate deep in the forest to search for these rare Mountain Gorillas. This experience is memorable and is not easily forgotten. You can take as many pictures as you want and then after this, return back to your lodge for lunch and in the afternoon, you will visit the twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo. This will offer you stunning panoramic views of the volcanic mountains. Dinner and overnight stay at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, Kinigi Guest House or Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge. Meal plan FB

Day 4: Golden Monkey trekking and transfer to Lake Kivu

After breakfast, you will report to the park headquarters for another briefing before setting off for the Golden monkey trekking in the jungle forest. Return back to your lodge for lunch and in the afternoon, you will transfer to Lake Kivu. Upon arrival, you can relax at the beach or take a swim in this fresh and bilharzia – free lake. Dinner and overnight stay at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel or Paradise Malahide Hotel (FB).

Day 5: Boat safari and transfer to Butare

After breakfast at the Hotel, you will undertake a 2-4 hours boat safari along the Lake. The safari will provide you with a spectacular view of the Kibuye and Gisenyi towns. Return for lunch and after, take a short tour around in the fishing villages. Later, you will transfer to Butare town for dinner and overnight stay at Hotel Bethany or Hotel Bathos.

Day 6: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park

After an early morning breakfast, you will transfer to Nyungwe forest National Park. This is a home to almost 13 species of primates. Upon arrival, you will take a canopy walk with in the forest. Specifically, the canopy walk is good for birders with variety of bird species within the forest. While enjoying the canopy walk, look out for birds like the Rwenzori Turacco, black and white casqued hornbill and also do not miss spots of large troops of colobus monkeys. Dinner and overnight stay at Gisakura Guest house. Meal plan FB

Day 7: Chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe forest

Set out before daylight for a chimpanzee trekking experience in Nyungwe Forest National Park. Before the activity, you will first get the briefing from the Park rangers who will in detail explain to you the rules for Chimpanzee trekking. When it comes to daylight, you will already be in the forest. Also look out for the colobus monkeys, Varvet monkeys and many other primates. Return to your lodge for lunch and refreshments and then later in the afternoon, relax at the Lodge. Dinner and overnight stay at Gisakura Guest House or Nyungwe Forest Lodge Meal plan FB

Day 8: Transfer back to Kigali

After breakfast, you will transfer to Kigali. En route, visit the Butare Cultural Museum and the Old King’s Palace in Nyanza. Upon reaching Kigali have lunch and after visit the Genocide Memorial sites which will give you insights of what happened in 1994. Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel Chezlando, Step Town Motel or Kigali Serena Lodge. Meal plan FB

Day 9: Transfer to Akagera National park

After breakfast, you will transfer to Akagera National Park. You will reach in time for lunch after which you will go for the motor boat excursion trip on Lake Ihema for sightseeing and wildlife viewing. Dinner and overnight stay at Akagera Game Lodge. Meal plan FB

Day 10: Game drive safari and birding

After breakfast, you will set out for the early morning game drive safari. Look out for animals like Buffaloes, lions, elephants, hyenas, Kobs, water bucks, bush bucks and many more. Return to the lodge for lunch and in the afternoon; go for the guided walk for birding. Dinner and overnight stay at Akagera Game Lodge. Meal plan FB

Day 11: Transfer back to Kigali

After breakfast, you will have a morning game drive safari as you exit the park to transfer to Kigali. Upon reaching Kigali, visit the city center and the local markets plus the craft shops. Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel Chezlando, Step Town Motel or Kigali Serena Lodge Meal plan FB

Day 12: Departure

Depending on the time of your departure flight, you will be transferred to the Airport for your flight schedule back home. If time allows, you can visit the Botanical Gardens before transferring to the airport for your flight home.

The Safari package includes:

Airport transfers.
Accommodation on full board FB
Transportation 4×4 Safari Vehicle
1 Litter of Mineral water per person per day
Service of English speaking driver guide
One gorilla permits per person
Golden Monkey trekking
Boat ride Kivu
Chimpanzee trekking Nyungwe
Gesenyi Tour
City Tour
Enroute Lunches

Game drive
Boat ride

However excludes

Flights, Drinks Visa, travel insurance, Laundry, internet, Tips& all personal expenses