13 days Rwanda Expedition Safari ( Primate trekking Rwanda )

In this 13 days Rwanda expedition, you will have a City tour and Akagera National park, you will have a game drive and boat ride, visit the Nyungwe forest for chimpanzee trekking and canopy walk, nature walk to waterfalls, Twin Lakes then go for the amazing volcanoes gorilla tracking in their typical mist, relax at Lake Kivu and you can enjoy the fresh fried fish and then end your Rwanda expedition with Kigali city tour to famous historical site and shop souvenirs’ and curios!

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Safari Highlights for 13 days Rwanda Expedition

  • Kigali City Tour
  • Akagera National Park Game Drive and Village Expedition
  • Gorilla Tracking Expedition tour
  • Community Expedition-Lake Kivu
  • Nyungwe forest Chimpanzee Trekking and Canopy Walk
  • Nature Walk To Waterfalls

Detailed Itinerary for 13 days Rwanda Expedition

Day 1: Arrival

Arrival at the Airport, you will have a person on our team to welcome you and drive you to your hotel where you will spend the night. Depending on how tired you are, you may or may not be briefed on this day.

Accommodation Options:

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

Day 2: Kigali City Tour

After our breakfast, we shall embark our safari vehicle and start our city tour to a historical site in Kigali, visit to landmarks of colonial, post-independence, genocide and post-genocide times. That is Kigali Solaire, Stade regionale, Kigali Genocide memorial site, Kandt Museum, Belgian camp. Transfer to Bugesera in the afternoon to visit the reconciliation village, Nyamata and Ntarama genocide churches. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options:

  • Up Market: Kigali Serena Hotel
  • Mid Range: Classic Hotel
  • Budget: Flame Tree Village Kigali
  • Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Transfer from Kigali to Akagera National Park

Transfer to Kirehe after you have had your breakfast, you will have some lunch en-route. You will also visit Imigongo and practice ancient artisan in the region, watch the waterfalls in Rusumo on the border of Tanzania and Rwanda. After with leisurely scenic drive proceeds to Akagera National Park a home to wild game species.

Accommodation Options:

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

Day 4: Game Drive and Village Expedition

Dawn Game drive and birding in Akagera National Park, a variety of wildlife and birds are spotted. After depart to the northern part of the park and visit the pastoralist heritage experience. 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 5: Game Drive with Boat Ride

After our breakfast head out for another game drive to search more wildlife that was missed on the previous drive. Return to the lodge for lunch and after take a stunning boat ride on Lake Ihema to spot aquatic wildlife like crocodiles, schools of hippos and over 50 species of water birds like pelicans, sunbirds among others.

Accommodation Options:

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

Day 6: transfer from Akagera National Park to Twin Lakes

Have breakfast and thereafter transfer to Ruhengeri for ethnobotany tours. Lunch en-route and later visit twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo visit community project initiatives like brick making sites and beehive locations. Dinner and overnight at your lodge of choice in Ruhengeri town.

Accommodation Options:

  • Up Market: Mountain Gorilla view lodge
  • Mid-Range: le’bambou gorilla lodge
  • Budget: Kinigi guest house
  • Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7 : Gorilla Tracking Expedition tour

Breakfast early in the morning and then go for the lifetime experience activity Gorilla Tracking in volcanoes National Park, and remember to carry the walkable shoes, rain gears, hut, sunscreen, insect repellent and much required while in tropical rain forest. Visit Buhanga forest for Kinigi Cultural Village.

Accommodation Options:

  • Mid Range: le’bambou Gorilla lodge
  • Budget: Kinigi guest house
  • Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8: Community Expedition – Lake Kivu

Visit the Banana plus Sorghum beer production sites after breakfast, and even carry out a free beer tasting. After transfer to the shores of Lake Kivu to relax as you swim at the shores of Lake Kivu.

Accommodation Options:

  • Up Market: Lake Kivu Serena Hotel
  • Mid Range: Paradis Malahide
  • Budget: La Petite Colline Guest House
  • Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 9: Gisenyi to Goma

Have your breakfast and head on for a tour to Gisenyi town. Lunch and after a visit to Goma town in Congo. Then transfer by boat to Kibuye with en-route visit Amahoro Island. Dinner and Overnight at your lodge in Kibuye town.

Accommodation Options:

  • Up Market: Lake Kivu Serena Hotel
  • Mid Range: Paradis Malahide
  • Budget: La Petite Colline Guest House
  • Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10: Kibuye – Nyungwe Forest

After breakfast, transfer by boat to Cyangugu- Kamembe town, relax at the lakeside. Dinner and Overnight

Accommodation Options:

  • Up Market: Nyungwe forest lodge
  • Mid-Range: Nyungwe top view hotel
  • Budget: Gisakura guest house
  • Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 11 : Chimpanzee Trekking Nyungwe and Canopy Walk

With a delicious breakfast then get ready for Chimpanzee trekking and other primates like white and black Columbus, vervet monkeys in Nyungwe National Park. Lunch and after take canopy walk trail to experience other primates, birds and scenic view of canopies. Return to lodge.

Accommodation Options:

  • Up Market: Nyungwe forest lodge
  • Mid Range: Nyungwe top view hotel
  • Budget: Gisakura guest house
  • Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 12: Nature Walk To Waterfalls

Grab some breakfast, and then Visit the Kamiranzovu swamps; view other species of primates like the black and white colobus monkeys, mountain monkeys, spot the birds. Dinner and Overnight.

Accommodation Options:

  • Up Market: Nyungwe forest lodge
  • Mid-Range: Nyungwe top view hotel
  • Budget: Gisakura guest house
  • Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 13: transfer from Nyungwe to Kigali City or Airport

After breakfast, visit the National Museum, introduction to Rwanda’s kingdoms, and discover the colonial architecture, enjoy traditional dancers from the museum or the national university. History-minded exploration of Nyanza, visit the King’s palace and traditional home where you will cook and share lunch with the family. En-route visit the Basilica of Kabgayi and back to Kigali City.

The Safari Package for 13 days Rwanda Expedition Includes

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
  • Transportation by safari vehicle
  • Game drive
  • Boat ride
  • Park fees
  • Gorilla trekking permit
  • Chimpanzee tracking permit
  • Guided Nature walk
  • Visit Lake Kivu and boat ride

The Safari Package for 13 days Rwanda Expedition 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