8 Days Rwanda classic Safari

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: arrival and transfer Volcanoes National Park
Upon your arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will be welcomed by our company representative/ tour guides who will greet you and brief you about the safari. Then after you will be transferred to the north of the country to Volcanoes National Park. If you arrive in time you will go for Kigali city tour and visit interesting places like the market centre, genocide memorial sites among other interesting places in Kigali. Drive to the park with a gorgeous view throughout. Check in into your accommodation for Dinner and an overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/ Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge (Luxury), Le Bambou Lodge (Midrange), Kinigi Guest House(Budget)
Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 2: Gorilla trekking
After breakfast, you will be escorted by a ranger guide to the park headquarters at 08:00hours for a short briefing about the dos and don’ts and also get a signed to the group booked for. After the briefing from the authorities of the park, set off into the rain tropical forest to begin the activity, Gorilla tracking is regarded as the most interesting activity on earth. Gorilla tracking time is unpredictable as it may take between 3-8 hours searching for these species. And it may involve passing through muddy and thick forest, so it is advisable to move with tracking gears like packed lunch and bottled water, long khaki or jean trousers, non flash cameras, rain gear, strong boots among others. Ounce gorillas are found you will forget all the troubles you’ve gone through and start observing their behavior and feeding patterns as you’re taking photos, before retracing your way back to the headquarters for certificate issuing and you strictly allowed staying with them for only one hour. After this wonderful moment come back to the lodge for relaxation or if you have the evening free have a scenic drive to the twin lakes Burera and Ruhondo or go for a cultural walk to visit the neighboring people Batwa. Retire back to the lodge for Dinner and overnight stay at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/ Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge (Luxury), Le Bambou Lodge (Midrange), Kinigi Guest House (Budget)
Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park
Wake up for a morning breakfast and then after, drive along the road on the shores of Lake Kivu to Nyungwe Forest National Park the only protected area in Rwanda where chimps can be tracked in there natural setting. On your way, you will visit Kibuye town also found on the shores of Lake Kivu for magnificent sceneries. Have lunch enroute and later continue to Cyangugu town which is on the southern shore of Lake Kivu and also a gateway to Nyungwe Forest National Park. You will arrive at the park in evening, check in into your accommodation for dinner and an overnight stay. Nyungwe Forest Lodge (Luxury), Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel (Midrange), Gisakura Guest House (Budget)
Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4: Chimpanzee tracking
On this day after breakfast, you will be lead by the guide to the forest to search for the man’s closest relative the chimps. They are fabulous fan to watch as their playing in fruitful trees. Go with bottled water and packed lunch because chimpanzee tracking is unpredictable it may take between 1-6 hours as it depends on their movement. And ounce found you strictly allowed spending only one hour with them. There are several other primates in Nyungwe such as the Rwenzori colobus, Hoest Monkey, silver monkey, owl faced monkey, red tailed monkey, vervet monkey and olive baboon and so many others. After the activity came back to the lodge for leisure. You may decide to spend the evening at leisure or if you have the energy go for canopy walk here you will have a grater chance of viewing butterflies, different species of birds, and different species of primates that reside in the upper levels of the forest. Retire to the lode for dinner and an overnight at Nyungwe Forest Lodge (Luxury), Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel (Midrange), Gisakura Guest House (Budget)
Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5: Return to Kigali
This morning wake up for breakfast and then after have a drive back to Kigali, you will have en- route stop-over at various points visit like the Genocide Memorial of Murambi which explains much on how the 1994 genocide war started. You may also decide to visit the Nyanza Royal Palace. The site displays original items and pieces of history of the Old Mwami who was the King, visit also the marketing places and if interested buy souvenirs, after Proceed to Kigali for dinner and overnight at Kigali Serena Hotel (Luxury), Mille Collines Hotel (Midrange), Chez Lando Hotel (Budget)

Day 6: Transfer to Akagera National Park

After breakfast, you will be driven to Akagera National Park which is located in the eastern part of Rwanda along the Rwanda and Tanzanian border. Enjoy a scenic view throughout, Arrive in time for lunch at the lodge and in the evening you will go for a game drive for an opportunity to catch up with wide variety of animals that rushes in to their hideouts. Games to come across include buffaloes, elephants, giraffe, warthogs to mention but a few. Retire back to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay at Akagera Game Lodge (Luxury), Dereva Hotel (Budget)
Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 7: Game drive and launch cruise
After breakfast, you will be driven to the savannah areas of the park to search for the large herds of games which the park is famous for and these include; Burchell’s Zebra, lions, giraffes, elephants, topi, impalas and over 425 species of birds including the rare shoe billed stock, African jacana. Return to the lodge for lunch, after lunch, you will go for the afternoon boat trip on the Lake Ihema to see the large number of hippos, the huge Nile crocodile and so many bird species. After this wonderful moment return to the lodge for dinner and overnight at Akagera Game Lodge (Luxury), Dereva Hotel (Budget)
Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 8: Reserved for departure
Wake up leisurely for a heavy breakfast, and then after you will be driven back to Kigali. If you missed the first Kigali city tour you will go visit the local market, the Kigali genocide memorial sites, and also the education centre. Enjoy lunch en route, later you will be transferred to Kigali international airport to find your departure flight. Meal Plan: Breakfast.
End of Safari

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