Rwanda Gorillas & Chimps Safari – 9 Days

Rwanda Gorillas Trekking and Chimpanzee Tracking Tour for 9 Days

On Day 1: Arrive in Rwanda
When you arrive in Kigali, our driver guide will pick you from Kigali International Airport to your Hotel in Kigali.

On Day 2: Akagera National Park Game Drive
Take an early morning game drive in the Akagera National Park, one of the most interesting wildlife parks in Africa. Akagera is famous for its group of animals including lions, Elephants, Topi, over 430 species of birds including the shoebill stork and African Jacana. In the afternoon, drive to Kigali for dinner and overnight at Kigali Serena Hotel/ Hotel Des Mille Collines/ Hotel Gorillas.

On Day 3: Rwanda City Tour (King’s Palace, Butare Museum, Genocide Memorial)
Take breakfast and drive to Nyanza for a visit to the Rwanda’s King’s Palace (Mwami’s). A local story teller is on hand to describe for you the facts about the pre-colonial kingdom. Drive to Butare for an excursion of the National Museum. Then advance to Gikongoro for a tour of the Genocide Memorials of Murambi. Drive to Nyungwe to have your diner in the evening. Overnight at ORTPN Guest House.

On Day 4: Nyungwe Forest
At the break of day, have something to eat and head to Nyungwe forest in a discovery for primates such as Nyungwe colobus and other species in the park. Have a picnic lunch and carry on to ORTPN Guest house for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

On Day 5: Chimp Tracking in Nyungwe
Early in the morning go into Nyungwe forest in search for chimpanzees and subsequently come back to your hotel for lunch. In the afternoon, take a drive or a boat ride to Ginsenyi on Lake Kivu arriving late in the afternoon. Overnight and dinner at Bethanie Guest House.

On Day 6: Visit Kibuye and Gisenyi
Be present in Kibuye in the morning. There are remarkable horrors of genocide that were committed here in 1994; there is a genocide memorial in the church near St Jean. Kibuye was hardest hit of all prefectures during the holocaust, with about 90% of the Tutsi population put to demise. Back to a reborn Kibuye, other than swimming spots around town, Kibuye Guest house puts forward water skiing and boat trips around the surrounding islands. In the afternoon, drive to Gisenyi. Overnight and dinner at Kivu Sun Hotel.

On Day 7: Beach Tour
In the morning, spend time in Gisenyi relaxing at the beaches. Or else you can have a boat trip to the islands of Lake Kivu or Goma. And in the afternoon, drive to Ruhengeri. Take an overnight and dinner at Gorilla Nest Hotel.

On Day 8: Gorilla Tracking
Rwanda mountain gorilla tracking starts after the briefing from the authorities of the park. Set off for the trek into the rain tropical forest searching for the habituated gorilla family unit. You keep around close to the eye-catching primates for about an hour watching and photographing them. Ensure that you bring with you packed lunch and water. Depending on the time you will spend while trekking you may choose to take an additional activity. Transfer to your lodge for dinner and overnight at the Gorilla Nest Hotel or transfer to Uganda to have an overnight stay in Kabale town.

On Day 9: The safari will end with Air port transfers
Either at Kigali or Entebbe International air port
End of the safari.