7 Days Wildlife, Gorillas & Golden Monkey Tracking Tour Rwanda
Day 1: Arrival (city tour)-Akagera National Park
On arrival, have a short Kigali city tour and then drive to Akagera national park. Dinner and overnight stay at Akagera game lodge.
Day 2: Game drive and boat cruise
Early morning, you will go for game drives up to the northern part of the park to catch up with early risers before they go into hiding. You may have chance to see lions, antelopes, giraffes, bush bucks among others.
Return to the hotel for relaxation, after lunch; go for afternoon boat cruise on Lake Ihema, where you will be rewarded with view of game as hippos, crocodiles, as well as a variety of bird species. Dinner and overnight at Akagera game lodge
Day 3 Akagera –Volcanoes National Park
In the morning, you will embark on your safari van to Volcanoes national park via Kigali. On the way enjoy the escalading mountains which led Rwanda to be called the lad of a thousand hills. Diner and overnight at la palme Hotel
Day 4: Gorilla Tracking
Have breakfast; thereafter continue to the park headquarters for briefing about the mountain gorillas in the mist and the park as well, after enter into the jungle to search for the mountain gorillas.
Stay with them for about an hour while taking the unforgettable photographs and videos. Then return to the park offices for your gorilla trekking certificate. Return to lodge for dinner and overnight, meal plan: F/B
Day 5: Golden monkey tracking – Ibyi’wacu cultural village.
In the morning, return to the same forest in search for another endangered species, the golden monkeys, they are rarely found elsewhere except in the virunga massif, enjoy them jumping around the tree tops and after return back to the park headquarters. After relaxation, drive to Ibyi’wacu cultural village and enjoy the traditional dance of the Kinyarwanda culture.
Day 6: Dian fossey visit.
On this day, you will visit the Dian fossey grave. This was an American lady who loved gorillas and fought for their survival against poachers. She studied the gorillas and through her Dian Fossey international, she put patrols to protect the forest. Un fortunately she was murdered by un known people inside her cabin at karisoke research Centre. She was buried near her favorite gorilla digit. Dinner and overnight at Hotel la palme hotel.
Day 7: City tour and Departure.
In the morning the guide will drive you back to Kigali and have a city tour. You will visit the Nyamata and Ntarama genocide memorials which will give you a clear picture of what happened in 1994. After you be taken to the airport for your flight back home.
The package includes
Golden monkey permit
Ibyi’wacu cultural village
English speaking guide
Meals and drinking water.