Day 1: Kanombe-Akagera
Upon your arrival at the international airport, you will be met by our driver-guide or company representative and exchange greetings. Thereafter transfer Akagera National Park with en-route scenic views in eastern region. Lunch, afternoon game drive or boat ride with your dinner and overnight at Akagera Lodge. Meal plan: Half-board.
Day 2: Akagera-Nyungwe
After our morning breakfast, drive take en-route game drive as you proceed to southern Rwanda and Nyungwe Forest. Lunch en-route and visit to the Butare museum. Dinner and overnight Gisakura Guest House. Meal plan: Full-Board.
Day 3: Nyungwe forest
Early morning breakfast, after enter into the African jungle to trek the chimpanzees and other primates, this experience can take half-whole day depending on the movement of the chimpanzees. Note it is not must that these primates are seen easily but with chance are observed, the chimps as they are unpredictable and can move long distances during one day. There are several other primates in Nyungwe such as the Ruwenzori Columbus, L’Hoest’s monkey, The Silver monkey, Owl faced monkey and the Grey cheeked Mangabey to name a few. Return to lodge for dinner and overnight. Meal plan: Full-Board.
Day 4: Nyungwe-Volcanoes
Today after breakfast, we embark our safari vehicle and depart to volcanoes. This whole day drive to northern Rwanda and to the foothills of the volcanoes that make up “Volcanoes National Park”. Lunch en-route with your dinner and overnight at mid-range or luxury accommodation facilities. Gorilla’s nest lodge or Sabinyo silver lodge, Virunga lodge respectively. Meal plan: Full-Board.
Day 5: Rwanda Gorilla Trekking
Early morning cup of coffee, after drive to the park head quarters at 07.00 for a briefing from the Rwanda officials about the rules and regulations that govern the gorillas. From this point you will be assigned profession guides and enter into the tropical rain forest to track allocated group of gorillas. The length of the trek varies depending on where the gorillas are as well as what the weather conditions are.
Therefore it is vital to bring good walkable shoes, long trousers and gloves for protection against stinging nettles, packed lunch, bottled water and snacks, rain gears, insect repellent, sun screen, hut. You spend one hour with the gorillas which is a truly amazing experience. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight. Meal plan: Full-Board.
Day 6: Golden Monkey & Dian Fossey
After breakfast today, take second gorilla tracking or golden monkeys trekking and birding as well. Visit the grave of the legendary Dian Fossey-all excursions have to be booked in advance for proper arrangements. Return to lodge for dinner and overnight. Meal plan: Full-Board.
Day 7: Volcanoes-Lake Kivu
Today after our morning breakfast, we shall embark our safari vehicle and enjoy amazing scenic drive to the white sand beach vacation of Lake Kivu. With en-route picnic lunch at this day of leisure. Dinner and overnight at Kivu Serena hotel, Meal plan: Full-Board.
Day 8: Lake Kivu
Today we shall have all our meals as we are entitled, enjoy amazing full day activity leisure at Lake Kivu like boat ride, cultural performances and sand bathing among others. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight. Meal plan: Full-Board.
Day 9: Lake Kivu-Kigali
Have breakfast, after embark our safari vehicle and depart to Kigali the capital city of thousand hills to experience city tour to the genocide museum and other areas of interest. Dinner and overnight at Kigali Serena Hotel. Meal plan: Full-Board.
Day 10: Departure
Today we shall have our breakfast at hotel and if have time visit more Kigali town to shop souvenir’s to take back home as memorable experience evidence. After our driver-guide will drop you to the Kanombe international airport to board flight back home.
The package includes:
- Airport transfers
- Transportation by safaris van
- Use of English/French speaking driver /guide
- Accommodation on Full-Board as per itinerary
- Gorilla permits per person to be paid for in advance($750 USD)
- Chimp permits per person to be paid in advance,
- Visit Dian-Fossey
- Game drive
- Boat ride
- Visit Lake Kivu
- City tour
- Driver allowances
The package excludes:
Visas, Porter fee while tracking in Parc National des Volcanoes, Beverages, Laundry, Mineral water, Tips among other personal nature requirements.