The 10 Days Rwanda Gorilla Tour is an extensive Rwanda safari encounter that allows you to explore the destination Rwanda in detail. The safari involves gorilla trekking and golden monkey tracking in Volcanoes National Park, the chimpanzee trekking and canopy walk in the forest of Nyungwe, relaxation at Gisenyi beaches – Lake Kivu, the wild game viewing in Akagera National Park including sights of Masaai Giraffe, Lions, Leopards, aquatics like Nile crocodiles and Hippos, heritage tours in Butare including the tour to the Genocide Museum and tours to the genocide sites in Rwanda including the Kigali genocide memorial.
Day 1: Meet and Greet at the Airport. Transfer to Kigali.
Day 2: Kigali City Tour. Transfer ti Nyungwe Forest National Park.
Day 3: Chimpanzee Tracking. Primates Walk in the Jungles.
Day 4: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park (PNV)
Day 4&5: Gorilla Tracking in Volcanoes National Park (PNV)
Day 6: Hike to Dian Fossey’s Grave
Day 7: Transfer to Akagera National Park
Day 8: Game Viewing in Akagera National Park
Day 9: Visit the Crater Lakes. Game Viewing in Akagera National Park
Day 10: Departure with an optional city tour
Tourist Attractions in Rwanda
Akagera National park
Nyungwe Forest National Park
Dian Fossy’s grave
Rwanda genocide Memorial centers
Day 1 of the 10 Days Rwanda Gorilla Tour: Arrival and transfer to the Hotel in Kigali for dinner and overnight.
Day 2 of the 10 Days Rwanda Gorilla Tour: Chimps, Black and White Colobus monkey Trekking
Take early morning breakfast and set off to Nyungwe for chimpanzee trekking that rewards you with a wonderful forest life experience. Return late breakfast, relax as we wait for lunch and later go for large troops of black and white colobus monkeys in the forest. Dinner and overnight at Nyungwe Forest Lodge
Day 3 of the 10 Days Rwanda Gorilla Tour: Transfer to volcanoes national park
After breakfast transfer to Kinigi near Parc Nationale des Volcans – home of gorillas. Lunch at Gisenyi on shores of Lake Kivu, dinner and overnight at Gorillas nest loge
Day 4 & 5 of the 10 Days Rwanda Gorilla Tour: Gorillas in the Mist
Early morning set off for gorilla tracking in Volcanoes National park. Gorilla Trekking through the light mountain forest of the Virunga is a wonderful lifetime experience. Some gorilla families are elusive, and tracking can take a full day, especially when it is wet and muddy. In the afternoon visit Iby’iwachu cultural village.
Day 6 of the 10 Days Rwanda Gorilla Tour: Hike to Diana Fossey’s graveyard
Early breakfast is followed by a hike to Dian Fossey graveyard at Karisoke Research Center. This is where Dian spent about 20 years studying the Mountain Gorillas. The trek to the site is quite spectacular, passes through thick bamboo forest and afro-montane habitats, with crisscrossed trails with tracks of forest buffalo and elephant! Expect to see all sorts of wildlife on our way up and down to the graves, nestled between the beautiful volcanic peaks of Karismbi and Visoke. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Day 7 of the 10 Days Rwanda Gorilla Tour: Transfer to Akagera National Park
Depart for Akagera National park with en route lunch in Kigali, dinner and overnight at Akagera safari Lodge
Day 8 of the 10 Days Rwanda Gorilla Tour: Akagera National Park Game drive
Wake up early for a cup of coffee and embark on a morning game drive in search for elephants, zebras, black rhino, giraffes, lion, leopard, etc. Return to the lodge for relaxation and lunch. In the afternoon enjoy a boat ride along Lake Ihema, see huge crocodiles, hippos and over 450 bird species. Dinner and overnight at Akagera safari Lodge
Day 9 of the 10 Days Rwanda Gorilla Tour: Nature walk
After breakfast enjoy a boat ride on the Crater lake. This exposes you to Rwanda’s morning breeze. After lunch, go for an evening game drive and see animals while returning to their habitats.
Day 10 of the 10 Days Rwanda Gorilla Tour: Departure with an optional city tour based on time of flight
Leave for Kigali, time permitting, have a city tour, visit local markets, and genocide memorial sites, then transfer to the airport which marks the end of your safari.
- Gorilla trekking permit
- Chimpanzee trekking permit
- Full board accommodation
- Transportation in a safari car rental
- Professional English speaking driver
- Entrance fees to tourist sites
- Bottled water while on safari.
- Border crossing fees
- General tips for the driver guide and site guides
- Laundry services
- Other beverages/ drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
- International and domestic flights
- Optional activity fees
- Airport Transfers( Arranged on request)
- Other extras not mentioned in the itinerary.