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10-days Explore Rwanda with Primate trekking and wildlife Safari with Simba Africa Expeditions a premier travel agency in Africa, starts with the Akagera National Park to encounter game drives and boat rides. We shall have one of Africa’s greatest Canopy walkways in Rwanda deep in the forest in Nyungwe Forest National Park. Then go for the amazing Volcanoes National Park gorilla tracking in their typical mist, and cultural visit at the Iby’iwacu village. Relax at Lake Kivu and you can enjoy the fresh fried fish and then end the trip with a Kigali city tour to famous historical sites and shop for souvenirs and curious!!

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10 Days Explore Rwanda
Cape buffalo in Akagera National Park

Detailed Itinerary for 10 Days Explore Rwanda with Primate trekking and wildlife Safari

Day 1: Kigali International Airport

Upon your arrival at the airport meet our guide /driver. Thereafter transfer to Kigali Serena Hotel / Classic hotel where you will have dinner overnight. Meal plan: H/B

Day 2: Transfer from Kigali to Akagera National park

After your breakfast from your hotel of residence, meet our guide and set off on a scenic drive to Akagera National Park. Have lunch at Akagera game Lodge OR Ruzizi tented Camp. After lunch, go for afternoon game drives where you will encounter wildlife like elephants, Zebras, Lions, Giraffes, Impalas etc. Dinner and overnight at Akagera game Lodge/Camping. Meal plan: F/B

Day 3: Game drive, Boat ride

Dawn game drives up to the northern part of the park to catch up with early risers before they go into hiding. I expect to see Lions, Antelopes, Giraffes, Bushbucks and much more. Return to the lodge for lunch. Thereafter, go for an afternoon boat cruise on Lake Ihema, we are most likely with high chances to spot the 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. Meal plan: F/B

Spotting duikers in Akagera National Park
Spotting duikers in Akagera National Park

Day 4: Transfer from Akagera to Nyungwe forest National park

Having breakfast, we embark on our safari vehicle and set off on a long scenic drive to Nyungwe National Park. Stopover in Nyanza museum, and Butare museum for photography and experience the historical literature of the sites. Lunch en route; later continue to Nyungwe forest home to the chimpanzees where chimpanzee trekking adventure is awesome. Dinner and overnight at Nyungwe forest lodge / Gisakura Guest House / Nyungwe Top View hotel. Meal plan: F/B

Day 5: Chimpanzee trekking Nyungwe Forest National Park

Have your breakfast, prepare for the briefing from park officials, and set off into the forest for a chimpanzee trekking experience. Return to the lodge for lunch and in the afternoon, go for Columbus monkey trekking and expect to encounter other primates such as baboons, Vervet monkeys, Birds and more floras. Return to the lodge for Dinner and overnight Meal plan: F/B

Chimpanzee trekking
Chimpanzee trekking Nyungwe Forest National Park

Day 6: Nature walk trail and canopy walk

Today we shall have our cup of coffee, thereafter trek the forest to search for more primates that this forest offers, and look for birds and other rare plant species. Return to the lodge for lunch and after our African cuisine go for the breathtaking forest canopy walk, where you will view the waterfalls, birds, and more primates as well as the amazing forest canopies. Return to the lodge for Dinner and overnight. Meal plan: F/B

Day 7: Transfer from Nyungwe to Volcanoes National Park

Take early morning breakfast; thereafter depart with the scenic drive to Volcanoes National Park. Lunch en-route, later embark on our drive with the en-route scenic view and photograph shooting along the way. Dinner and overnight at Sabyinyo Lodge / Virunga Lodge / Mountain gorilla view lodge / Kinigi guest house/Le’bombou lodge. Meal plan: F/B

Day 8: Gorilla tracking in Volcanoes National Park

Have an early breakfast, and after head to the park offices for a briefing from park officials. Thereafter enter the forest to search the shy mountain gorillas. The trekking may be a full day/half day depending on the movement of the gentle giants. Allowed one hour is given for photography, observations and enjoying them feeding or playing around. Return to the lodge for Dinner and overnight. Meal: F/B

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Gorilla Trekking Volcanoes National Park

Day 9: Golden monkey and Dian Fossey Explore

Early morning breakfast, then golden monkey trekking. Lunch and after visiting Dian Fossey’s hike at Karisoke research centre and experiencing Dian’s, effort conserving the gorillas in the mist before she was attacked by Rwandan hunters, she was buried next to Digit, a silverback gorilla. On your back just proceed to Lake Kivu and enjoy evening beach leisure if time permits, Dinner and overnight at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel, Strip Hotel/Paradise Malachite. Meal: F/B

Golden Monkey Trekking
Golden Monkey Trekking Volcanoes National Park

Day 10: Boat cruise-Kigali City Explore

Have early morning breakfast, after enjoying a boat cruise up to the coffee island and experience the scenic view of the surrounding islands. Lunch and after set off to Kigali for your souvenir shopping. Later our guide will drop you at the airport for your return flight after your end of exploring Rwanda. Meal plan: H/B

10-Days Explore Rwanda with Primate trekking and wildlife Safari includes:

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
  • Game drive Boat ride
  • Park entry fees
  • Gorilla trekking permit
  • Chimpanzee tracking permit
  • Golden trekking
  • Visit Dian Fossey and Karisoke research centre
  • Visit Lake Kivu and boat ride

10-Days Explore Rwanda with Primate trekking and wildlife Safari excludes:

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