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8 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safaris

The 8 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari features the most prime Rwanda safari destinations including the Akagera National Park, the Nyungwe National Park, Lake Kivu, the cultural city of Butare and Volcanoes National Park. The activities to engage in include; gorilla trekking, Golden monkey tracking, the chimpanzee trekking, the boat cruise on Lake Kivu, the historical tour to the Gisozi genocide memorial, heritage tour in Butare and Wild game viewing in Akagera National Park. It is a fun-filled adventure worth exploring! You will have a great time during this 8 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safaris.

Day 1 of the 8 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari: Tour the Gisozi genocide memorial & drive to Akagera National Park

Day 2 of the 8 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari: Undertake morning game drive & boat cruise along Lake Ihema in the afternoon

Day 3 of the 8 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari: Drive to Nyungwe Forest National Park. Tour the National Institute of Rwandan Museums & the Nyanza Palace in Butare en route

Day 4 of the 8 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari: Undertake Chimpanzee Trekking in the morning & Nyungwe Canopy Walk in the afternoon

Day 5: colobus Monkey tracking in the morning and an afternoon community tour in the afternoon

Day 6: Drive to Lake Kivu (Gisenyi). Drive along the Congo Nile divide trail

Day 7: Undertake a recreational boat cruise on Lake Kivu and drive to Volcanoes National Park in the afternoon

Day 8: Do gorilla tracking and transfer back to Kigali

Tourist Attractions in Rwanda

Volcanoes National Park

Akagera National park

Nyungwe Forest National Park

Dian Fossy’s grave

Rwanda genocide Memorial centers

Day1: Kigali transfer to Akagera National Park (Sun Set Boat Cruise)

After breakfast, the driver guide will pick you from your hotel of residence, in the morning and embark on a 2-3hour drive to Akagera National Park near the border with Tanzania. There are beautiful sceneries you shall be exposed to along the way, we shall then check-in at Ruzizi Tented Camp and have a rest. After Lunch in the Afternoon, you will go for one of Africa’s most wonderful sun set boat cruise for photographic game viewing in Akagera national park looking for various wildlife species like elephants, Kobs, warthogs, water and bush bucks, giraffes, buffaloes among others at the shores of the Lake Ihema. While on this cruise also expect to spot variety of birds. Return for diner and overnight at Ruzizi Tented Camp, meal plan: H/B

Day2: Dawn Game drive & Boat Ride

After early cup of coffee proceed to a dawn game drive to catch up with early raisers and predators returning to their hideouts. The game drive will reward you with chances to see a variety elephants, buffalos, lions, Masai giraffe, gazelles, impala, baboons, oribi, Butchel’s zebra, topi, bush baby, leopard and bushbuck among others. Return to the Lodge for Breakfast and relax to lunch time. Then after go for a Boat ride on Lake Ihema, here you will see hippos, huge Nile crocodiles and a rich bird life of about 525 bird species. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge as above, Meal plan: F/B

Day3: Game drive & Relax at Lodge

Have breakfast, after take another game drive to spot more wildlife species that were missed on the previous day and after in the evening relax at the lodge or take an evening photographic game drive to have more spot of wildlife species. Dinner and overnight at Ruzizi Tented Camp, Meal plan: F/B

Day4: Drive to Parc National des Volcanoes national Park

Drive back to Kigali after breakfast, visit the Genocide Memorial. After lunch, proceed to the Volcanoes national park through the beautiful terraced hillsides to the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo. Dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, Meal plan: F/B

Day5: Rwanda Gorilla Trekking & Visit Twin Lakes

After early breakfast, we shall head for a briefing about Gorilla trekking in Rwanda at the Kinigi Station, then head straight to the slopes of the Forest. Gorilla trekking is no-longer quite strenuous, we send an advance team so you can move direct to the spot where the advance team has located the Gorillas. Maximum permitted time with the Gorillas is 1 hour, return to the lodge and rest. Depending on the schedule of the tourist, we may take a short visit to the twin Lakes (Burera & Ruhondo) which are good spot for birders. Return to lodge for dinner and overnight, meal plan: F/B

Day6: Dian Fossey Hike

Have breakfast, after go visit Dian Fossey’s Grave – a famous researcher on Mountain gorillas for 20 years. Experience great scenery and close view of many sorts of primates on the trek to the Grave and this experience seems to take full adventuring the centre. Return to lodge for dinner and overnight, meal plan: F/B

Day7: Volcanoes National Park-Lake Kivu

Have breakfast, after transfer to Lake Kivu and upon your arrival check in to your lodge Lake Kivu Hotel for lunch and after you will take scenic boat ride along the Lake Kivu visiting the fishing villages and with panoramic view the Mountain Nyiragongo and after return to lodge for dinner and overnight. Meal plan: F/B

Day8: Lake Kivu-Transfer Kigali for Departure

Have the morning breakfast and after drive back to Kigali with lunch en-route and later visiting some cultural and genocide sites and in evening visit some craft shop villages like Caplaki craft village in Kigali, and after in the evening the guide will drop you to the airport for your return flight!

Safari Inclusions

  • 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

Safari Exclusions

  • General tips for the driver guide and site guides
  • Laundry services
  • Other beverages/ drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
  • International and domestic flights
  • Visas
  • Optional activity fees
  • Airport Transfers( Arranged on request)
  • Other extras not mentioned in the itinerary.

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