This safari journeys you from the Rwanda international airport to Akagera national park in eastern Rwanda to experience variety of plains game, with amazing birds. Visit to volcanoes home of endangered mountain gorillas, Nyungwe that habit chimps. This non-stop circuit knocks you to the beautiful beach vacations of Lake Kivu in north-western Rwanda and end up with awesome Rwanda city excursion.
Day 1: Kigali-Butare
Upon your arrival at the Kanombe international airport, you will be met by our guide-driver or company representative. Thereafter depart to Butare second largest town in Rwanda, and on arrival visit the National Museum. Have lunch, thereafter drive to Nyungwe Forest National Park that habit the chimps and other primates which are spotted over nature walks or over the canopy trail. Dinner and overnight at Nyungwe forest lodge or Gisakura guest house. Meal plan: Half-Board.
Day 2: Nyungwe Forest
Today we shall have early morning breakfast, after prepare for briefing from the park officials on rules and regulations that govern the park. Thereafter enter the jungle and trek the chimpanzees and other primates, return to lodge for lunch. Afternoon, take a canopy walk to spot more primates and birds as well accompanied by your park guide to explain all the products which will make the experience informative and life stay memorable. Return to lodge for dinner and overnight. Meal plan: Full-Board.
Day 3: Nyungwe Forest-Kibuye
We shall have our breakfast and then drive to Kibuye, with en-route scenic views of one of hills of Rwanda with en-route lunch. Afternoon involve in other tourism interesting activities. Dinner and overnight at your hotel of choice. Meal plan: Full-Board.
Day 4: Kibuye
Today after breakfast we shall enjoy the amazing launch trip. Return for lunch. Afternoon involve in other tourism interesting activities. Dinner and overnight at your hotel of choice. Meal plan: Full-Board..
Day 5: Kibuye-Volcanoes
Have an early breakfast and then drive to Gisenyi with en-route lunch. Afternoon, continue to Ruhengeri. Dinner and overnight at your hotel of choice. Meal plan: Full-Board.
Day 6: Volcanoes
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. Dinner and overnight at Sabyinyo silver lodge, Virunga lodge and Gorilla’s nest lodge. Meal plan: Full-Board.
Day 7: Volcanoes-Kigali
Today, after breakfast choose either to visit golden monkeys, old research of Diane Fossey or to climb Volcano Bisoke. Return to lodge for lunch and then drive to Kigali and arrive late afternoon. Dinner and overnight at Kigali Serena Hotel. Meal plan: Full-Board. End of services
The package includes:
- Airport transfers
- Transportation by safaris van
- Use of English-speaking driver /guide
- Accommodation on Full-Board as per itinerary
- Gorilla permits, one per person to be paid for in advance.
- City tour
- Rural tour
- Driver allowances
The package excludes:
Visas, Porter fee while trekking in Parc National des Volcanoes, Beverages, Laundry, Mineral water, Tips among other personal nature requirements.