15 Days Best of Rwanda Gorilla, Chimpanzee, Wildlife & Hiking Tour
The 15 Days Rwanda safaris covers the 3 parks of Rwanda, the two for great primates and one for wild life. Enjoy activities like game drives, gorilla tracking, chimpanzee tracking, Nature walk, Golden monkey tracking, Volcano hiking etc.
Day 1: Kanombe Airport-Kigali city.
On your arrival at Kanombe international Airport in Kigali, meet our Professional representative. From there, If you arrive early we recommend you to take city tour and if the arrival is late drive to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Park. Day 2: Kigali-Nyungwe Forest National
Have breakfast from your Hotel of residence, after transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park. En route visit the old King’s Palace in Nyanza. Lunch en-route, proceed to the Park. Dinner and overnight at your lodge. Meal plan: Full-Board.
Day 3: Chimpanzee tracking-Canopy walk.
Early morning breakfast, and after proceed to the park for Chimpanzee Tracking. You will enter into the forest early but you will be able to see primate species such as Columbus monkeys, forest birds and later, you will be able to see the chimpanzees in their natural environment. Return for Lunch and then go for canopy walk in the forest. You will view most of the attractions up the canopies, like birds. Dinner and Overnight at your lodge.
Day 4: Nature walk
Have breakfast, after with your packed lunch for a full day forest guided walk with in Nyungwe Forest National Park. On this long walk, you will encounter different attractions in the forest. Have your picnic lunch in the forest. On this walk expect to see a lot of bird species and also primates like monkeys. Return back to your camp for dinner and overnight. Meal plan: Full-Board.
Day 5: Kibuye on the shores of Lake Kivu-boat cruise.
After breakfast, head to Kibuye with Lunch en-route and after take a boat trip either Napoleon’s (it’s shaped like his hat) Island or Amahoro (Peace) Island. Return for dinner and overnight at Kibuye. Meal plan: Full-Board.
Day 6: Transfer-Gisenyi Town.
After breakfast, transfer to Gisenyi town on the Northern shores of Lake Kivu, go and visit the fishing villages around the town, the solid field lava from Nyiragongo Mountain that erupted in 2002 and also the hot springs/ night fishing activities. Dinner and Overnight at your lodge, Meal plan: Full-Board.
Day 7: walking in Gisenyi – transfer to Ruhengeri.
After breakfast in the morning, there is a sightseeing of Gisenyi town by walking, visit borders between Congo and Rwanda and meet locals pupils. Return for a fascinating lunch. After lunch, transfer to Ruhengeri town. You will pass through magnificent views of the beautiful, hilly countryside which forms Rwanda’s name “a thousand hills”. Dinner and overnight stay at your lodge.
Day 8, Gorilla trekking.
Have early morning breakfast, and transfer to volcanoes national park headquarters. Meet your ranger guides for briefing on how to behave while in the forest searching for the Gorillas and also will let you know more about their behaviors’ and ways of life before you set off.
After the briefing you will enter into the forest and search for these endangered rare mountain Gorilla species. This is a once a life adventure and an opportunity one should never miss in life. After 1 hour spent with the mountain gorillas, return to the camp for relaxation. Dinner and overnight. Meal plan: Full-Board.
Day 9: Golden monkey tracking & culture village
Today have breakfast, and after experience Golden Monkey tracking in the Volcanoes National Park. These Golden Monkeys are the most endangered primates with in the forest. They are nice to look at jumping around the tree tops. Enjoy their presence and then descend back, afternoon there is Iby’iwacu culture village from there you will learn more about Rwandan culture. Then Return to the hotel for dinner and Overnight. Meal plan: Full-Board
Day 10: Dian fossey grave.
In the morning after breakfast, hike up the Dian fossey grave, she was an American who loved gorillas and fought a lot against extinct. She was Killed inside her cabin at Mt karisoke. She was buried near her favorite gorilla digit. After return to your lodge for Dinner and overnight.
Day 11: Mountain Bisoke hike.
Early in the morning, you will gather at the park headquarters where you will meet your hiking guides. After a short briefing from them, you will then start on your hike on Mountain Bisoke.
The hike to the top might take 3 or 4 hours depending on the strength and fitness of the hikers. Upon reaching the top, you will then descend back and transfer to your lodge for relaxation. Return to the lodge for dinner and Overnight. Meal plan: Full-Board.
Day 12: Volcanoes National Park- Akagera national park
Early breakfast, depart for Kigali. On arrival in the city, take a short city tour and visit places like the Genocide Memorial sites. En-route lunch as you transfer to Akagera National Park in the East of Rwanda bordering Tanzania. Dinner and overnight stay at your Lodge.
Day 13: Game drive and boat ride on Lake Ihema.
Early morning breakfast, and after take game drive in the park. Here you may spot variety of animals like Lions, Elephants, Buffaloes, Giraffes, hyenas among others. Afternoon boat ride on Lake Ihema to encounter large herds of hippos, crocodiles and a lot of bird species along the lake shores/banks. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight. Meal plan: Full-Board.
Day 14: Akagera game drive-Kigali City.
Early morning breakfast, and after take game drive in the park. Here you may spot variety of animals like Lions, Elephants, Buffaloes, Giraffes, hyenas among others. Depart for Kigali for dinner and overnight at your lodge in Kigali. Meal plan: Full-Board.
Day 15: Departure & Half Kigali city tour (Gift shoping).
Have breakfast, after take another city tour to other historical site of interest that brand Rwanda to be unique and after, drive to the airport for your flight back home.
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The safari package includes:
Accommodation as per itinerary
Transportation by safari Car/ 4X4 Jeep.
Meals and drinking water
English speaking guide.
The package excludes:
The package excludes expenses of personal nature like: Air fare, Visa, drinks, laundry, tips to local guides, telephone, porter fee while trekking, personal insurance, personal shopping bills and cigarettes.