8 DAYS RWANDA SAFARI
This 8 Days Rwanda Safari takes you to Rwanda’s hotspots; Nyungwe Forest famous for chimpanzee tracking, Parc Nationale des Volcans (PNV) famous for gorilla tracking, Akagera National Park, Lake Kivu and Kigali, the capital of Rwanda.,
Day 1: Arrive at the Kigali International Airport
On arrival at the Kigali Airport, you will be met and greeted by the representative of Adventure Trails Limited. You will be briefed about your safari while proceeding to Kigali city centre. A city tour will be carried out including the market visits, handicraft shop visits, pottery projects, Belgium memorial, Kigali historical Museum, genocide museum visit and many others. Then, you will be transferred to your preferred hotel for an overnight. Overnight at Stipp Hotel/Chez Lando Hotel/Okapi Hotel
Day 2: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest
After breakfast, drive to the Nyungwe Forest National Park, on the way visit the reconstructed King’s Palace at Nyanza, Butare Museums and Murambi Memoral. You will have a lunch stopover at Butare and later proceed to Nyungwe National Park. Overnight at Gisakura Guest House.
Day 3: Chimpanzee tracking
An early morning breakfast, and later proceed to Nyungwe Forest at 6:00am to search for chimpanzee. You will also track the colobus monkeys in the forest and have a chance to view the other habitants of the forest like birds, reptiles and butterflies. Overnight at Gisakura Guest House
Day 4: Natural walks in Nyungwe National Park
You will have a nature walk in Nyungwe forest after breakfast with a visit to Kamiranzovu Water Falls. You will return to the hotel for a lunch break. You can have an optional evening walk or a self guided tour around the area. Overnight at Gisakura Guest House.
Day 5: Transfer to Lake Kivu
An early morning breakfast will be followed by a drive to Kibuye passing through breath-taking mountains, deep valleys, and the typical Rwandan topography. You will have a lunch stopover at Hotel Bethanie. You may have an optional relaxation at the lake shore or carry out a boat trip on Lake Kivu. Overnight at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel.
Day 6: Transfer to Ruhengeri
After an early breakfast, head to Volcanoes National Park and carry out the golden monkey tracking activity. These golden monkeys are the most endangered primates in the Volcanoes. After lunch, you will visit the Dian Fossey’s grave. You will later have an overnight at Kinigi Guest House/La Palme Hotel/Gorilla Nest Lodge.
Day 7: Gorilla tracking
Have an early morning breakfast and drive to the park headquarters of Parc National des Volcans. After a briefing from the ranger guides, you will start the gorilla trekking through the light mountain forest on the slopes of the Virunga. Hiking and tracking gorillas may take 1-8 hours. Sight and stay with the Gorillas for one hour and be back at the base in time for a late lunch. You may have an optional ibyiwacu community walk OR a relaxation at the lodge. Overnight at Gorilla Nest Lodge/La Palme Hotel/Kinigi Guest House
Day 8: Departure
Depart for Kigali and be transferred to Kigali Airport to find your departure flight.
End of the Safari in Rwanda