10 Days Experience Rwanda with Gorilla & Chimpanzee trekking Safari

This cultural tour and Experience Rwanda will take you to the Akagera National park to have a game drive and boat ride on lake ihema, Village visit, visit to twin Lakes, Butare, visit Nyungwe forest for chimpanzee trekking and canopy walk and then go for the amazing volcanoes National Park gorilla tracking in their typical mist, relax at Lake Kivu and you can enjoy the fresh fried fish and then end the trip with Kigali city tour to famous historical site and shop souvenirs’ and curios!!!

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Highlights for Experience Rwanda Safari

  • Airport – Kigali
  • Akagera National Park
  • Game Drive & Boat Ride
  • Visit Nyanza King’s Palace and Museums
  • Nyungwe National Park
  • Kibuye and Lake Kivu Experience
  • Gisenyi And Lake Kivu
  • Gorilla Trekking Volcanoes National Park
  • Community Safari Experience

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 : Transfer from Airport to Kigali

Upon your arrival at airport meet our guide / driver then transfer to your booked hotel / lodge in Kigali for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options

  • Up Market : Kigali Serena Hotel
  • ;Mid Range : Classic Hotel
  • Budget : Flame Tree Village Kigali
  • Meal plan : Dinner

Day 2 : Akagera National Park

After breakfast meet our guide and set off with a scenic drive to Akagera National Park. Have lunch at Akagera game Lodge and after lunch, you will go for an afternoon game drives where you will encounter wildlife like Elephants, Zebras, Impalas. Dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options

  • Up Market : Akagera Game Lodge
  • Mid-Range / Budget : Golf Hills Residence
  • Meal plan : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3 : Game Drive & Boat Ride

Have an early game drive to catch up with early risers before they go into hiding. If expect to see lions, Antelopes, Giraffes, Bushbucks and much more. Return to lodge for lunch. Thereafter, go for afternoon boat cruise on Lake Ihema, Here you are most likely with high chances to spot a variety of wild along the water banks which include hippos, crocodiles, as well as stunning bird species. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options

  • Up Market : Akagera Game Lodge
  • Mid-Range / Budget : Golf Hills Residence
  • Meal plan : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4 : Visit Nyanza King’s Palace and Museums.

After breakfast embark to our safari van and transfers to Butare, visit the Cathedral of Kabgayi and other historical sites en-route. Lunch and after visiting the ancient King’s palace at Nyanza and National Museum as you prepare to go and spend the evening deep in Nyungwe forest on a canopy walkway with a walk through the tea plantations. Dinner and overnight at Nyungwe forest lodge / Gisakura Guest House / Nyungwe top view hotel / Meal plan: F/B

Day 5 : Nyungwe National Park

Have a morning breakfast and after prepare for a briefing from the rangers, Enter Nyungwe National Park for Chimpanzee trekking, Return for lunch and after visit tea plantation. Evening relax at your lodge as you wait for dinner and overnight. Meal plan : F/B

Day 6 : Kibuye and Lake Kivu Experience

Have breakfast and after transfer to Kibuye with a panoramic scenic view and take en-route photographs, visit Bisesero genocide memorial. Lunch, Kibuye church and Nyange school genocide memorial, boat ride to Amahoro Island, the Island of Peace. Dinner and overnight at a recommended hotel in Kibuye. Meal plan : F/B

Day 7 : Gisenyi and Lake Kivu

Have breakfast and thereafter depart to Gisenyi with the visit the fishing village, hot springs, visit DRC / Rwanda border ( Gisenyi town ) and relax at the lake side in the evening. Dinner and Overnight at recommended hotel on the shores of the Lake Kivu. Dinner and overnight at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel. Meal plan : F/B

Day 8 : Gorilla Trekking Volcanoes Park

Have breakfast, depart to Kinigi headquarters for briefing and after starting the Gorilla trekking experience, have packed lunch and bottled water, walkable shoes, hut, sun-screens, insect repellent, rain gears, Visit traditional dancers and learn about Rwandan drumming, singing and dancing in the evening. Dinner and overnight at Kinigi Guest House. Meal plan : F/B

Day 9 : Community Safari Experience

Have breakfast, after visit community to learn about Rwanda’s tradition of cooking in a local family at the iby’iwacu cultural village, visit street kid project, women Cooperatives producing handicrafts out of banana fiber and acquire lessons in sorghum and banana beer production. Transfer to Kigali for dinner and overnight at Kigali Serena Hotel / Okapi Hotel. Meal plan : F/B

Day 10 : Travel back to Kigali and departure

Have breakfast and take another city tour to buy Souvenirs from craft markets and visit other interesting sites and then later you will be dropped at the airport for your return flight for the end of experience Rwanda.

Package for Experience Rwanda Includes:

  • Airport transfers for pick up and drop off
  • Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
  • Game drive
  • Boat ride
  • Park fees
  • Gorilla trekking permits
  • Chimpanzee tracking permits
  • Visit Dian Fossey and Karisoke research centre
  • Visit Lake Kivu and boat ride
  • City tours

Package for Experience Rwanda Excludes :

The expenses of personal nature like

  • Airfare
  • Rwanda Visa
  • Luxury drinks
  • Laundry
  • Tips to local guides
  • Telephone and porter fee while trekking
  • Personal insurance
  • Personal shopping bills and cigarettes and any other item not mentioned above