7 days Rwanda Gorilla & Wildlife Safari

Looking for the best packages that highlights all the three national parks of Rwanda with extremely exciting activities in each of them? This 7 days Rwanda safari highlights mountain gorilla trekking, golden monkey trekking and the twin lakes in Volcanoes National Park, Chimpanzee trekking and Canopy walk in Nyungwe Forest National Park and wildlife viewing in Akagera National Park. See detailed itineraries below;

7 days Rwanda Gorilla

Day 1: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park

Upon your arrival, we will be met by our company representative and later on transferred to Nyungwe Forest National Park, south of Rwanda with stop overs at the Butare Museum for history and lunch. We shall reach Nyungwe in the evening, have dinner and rest while we get ourselves prepare for exciting activities the following day.

Overnight at: Nyungwe Forest Lodge (Luxury), Nyungwe Top View Hotel (Moderate) and Gisakura Guest House (Low Budget)
Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner

Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking and Canopy walk

On day two we shall have a full hour experience with Rwandan chimps when we locate them in the forest of Nyungwe. We shall rise up early and meet these Chimpanzees before they rise because locating them becomes a challenge when they are awake. After tracking the Chimps, we shall return to our lodge for lunch and head for a Canopy walk on top of Nyungwe Forest in the afternoon before we retire for dinner and overnight at our place of stay.

Overnight at: Nyungwe Forest Lodge (Luxury), Nyungwe Top View Hotel (Moderate) and Gisakura Guest House (Low Budget)
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Transfer to Musanze

We shall wake up early on the third day and begin off with our journey that should see us switch from the southern province of Rwanda to the northern province with a stop over lunch at Kigali City. We shall arrive at Musanze (where Volcanoes National Park is located) in the evening, have dinner and retire for an early night sleep.

Overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury), Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge (Moderate) and Kinigi Guest House (Low Budget).
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4: Mountain Gorilla Tracking & Ibyi’Wacu Cultural visit

We shall rise up to a heavy breakfast meal on day 4 and drive to the park headquarters in Kinigi for a briefing meeting before making our way into the jungles of Volcanoes National Park in search for Mountain Gorillas. We shall have a full hour’s experience with these primates upon locating them then return to the park headquarters for our respective mountain gorilla tracking certificates and head to our lodge for lunch. In afternoon, we shall visit Iby’Iwacu cultural village for some spice of Rwandan culture that should manifest itself in form of traditional dances, story telling moments plus a lot more. From here we shall retire at our lodge for dinner and overnight.

Overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury), Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge (Moderate) and Kinigi Guest House (Low Budget).
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5: Golden Monkey Tracking and transfer to Kigali

After an early morning breakfast, we shall head to the park headquarters to catch up with the rest of the group and then head for a Golden Monkey tracking experience, an adventure that will reward us a full hour of a close encounter with these endangered primates. After tracking golden monkeys, we shall return to our lodge for lunch and then transfer to Kigali for a brief city tour and overnight.

Overnight at Kigali Serena Hotel (Luxury), The Manor Hotel (Moderate) and Discover Rwanda Hostel (Low Budget)
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6: Transfer to Akagera National Park

We shall rise to an early breakfast and depart Kigali at exactly 7:00 am, heading East of Rwanda across Kigali City. We shall reach a bit early and check in at our place of stay, have lunch and then head for an afternoon boat cruise on Lake Ihema where we should sight mammals like hippopotamuses, crocodiles plus a few water birds. From here we shall retire to our lodge for dinner and an overnight.

Overnight at Ruzizi Tented Camps (Luxury) and Akagera Game Lodge (Moderate)
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7: Game Drive in Akagera & transfer to Kigali

After an early morning breakfast, we shall head for another exciting morning game in the wilderness of Akagera National Park, return to our lodge for lunch and then transfer to Kigali City after to catch up with your departure flight.

Meal Plan: Lunch & Dinner