Go Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda

14 Days Best of Rwanda Safari

Day 1: Arrive in Kigali
Upon your arrival at Kanombe international Airport in Kigali, you will be welcomed and greeted by our experienced safari guide who will transfer you to Kigali city for dinner and overnight stay at Hotel Chez Lando/Okapi Hotel/Kigali Serena Hotel/Golf Hills Residence

Day 2: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park
After breakfast at your Hotel in Kigali, you will be transferred to Nyungwe Forest National Park. En route visit the old King’s Palace in Nyanza. Have lunch and after proceed with your journey to the Park. Dinner and overnight at Gisakura Guest House/Nyungwe Forest Lodge

Day 3: Chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe Forest
Breakfast will be served early morning and after you will proceed to the park headquarters for briefing at 6:00am. Unlike other countries like Uganda where chimpanzee tracking activity starts at 8:00am, here in Nyungwe forest National Park the activity starts at 6:00am. You will enter into the forest when its dark but you will be able to see primate species such as Colobus monkeys, forest birds and later, you will be able to see the chimpanzees when its laready day time. Return to your lodge after the tracking for Lunch and in the afternoon, you will set out for the guided forest walk with in the Forest. Return for dinner and overnight stay at Gisakura Guest House/Nyungwe Forest Lodge

Day 4: Forest walk in Nyungwe
After a fully served breakfast, you will set out with your packed lunch for a full day forest guided walk with in Nyungwe Forest National Park. On this long walk, you will visit the Kamiranzo water falls where you will enjoy your picnic lunch from. On this walk expect to see a lot of bird species and also primates like monkeys. Return back to your lodge in the evening for dinner and overnight stay at Gisakura Guest House/Nyungwe Forest Lodge
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Day 5: Transfer to Kibuye on the shores of Lake Kivu
After breakfast, you will head out to Kibuye. Have Lunch and after take a boat trip either Napoleon’s (it’s shaped like his hat) Island or Amahoro (peace) Island. Return for dinner and overnight stay at Kibuye

Day 6: Transfer to Gisenyi Town
After breakfast, you will transfer to Gisenyi town on the Northern shores of Lake Kivu. Upon arrival, you will go and visit the fishing villages around the town, the solid field lava from Nyiragongo Mountain that erupted in 2002 and also the hot springs. Dinner and Overnight at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel

Day 7: Boat ride on Lake Kivu and transfer to Ruhengeri
After breakfast, you will take a short boat ride on Lake Kivu and visit the different fishing villages. Return for a pleasant and fasnating lunch. After lunch, you will be transferred to Ruhengeri town. You will pass through magnificent views of the beautiful, hilly countryside which gives Rwanda its name as “a country of a thousand hills”. Dinner and overnight stay at Gorilla Nest Lodge/La Palme Hotel/Kinigi Guest House/Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge

Day 8: Gorilla trekking in Parc Nationale Des Volcanoes
Early morning you will have breakfast at the Lodge and then later be transferred to the Park Headquarters of Parc National des Volcans.  You will meet your ranger guides here who will briefly guide you on how to behave while in the forest searching for the Gorillas and also will let you know more about their behaviours and ways of life before you set off. After the briefing you will enter into the forest and search for these endangered rare mountain Gorilla species. This is a once a life adventure and an opportunity one should never miss in life. Some time the Terrain is rough and muddy and this means that you as gorilla trekkers, you have to be strong enough and also physically fit. The activity will take like 4 to 6 hours and therefore you are advised to go with your packed lunch. Return back to your lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight stay at Gorilla Nest Lodge/La Palme Hotel/Kinigi Guest House/Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge

Day 9: Golden monkey tracking
After breakfast at the Lodge, you will go for Golden Monkey tracking with in the Volcanoes National Park. These Golden Monkeys are the most endangered primates with in the forest. This activity will not take long like as it is when tracking the Gorillas. You will spend also less time with these primates. Return to your lodge for lunch after which you will either relax at the lodge or take a short community tour to the near by towns and villages. Dinner and overnight stay at Gorilla Nest Lodge/La Palme Hotel/Kinigi Guest House/Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge

Day 10: Hiking Mountain Bisoke
After a fully served breakfast early in the morning, you will gather at the park headquarters where you will meet your hiking guides. After a short briefing from them, you will then start on your hike on Mountain Bisoke. It’s not such abig mountain and the hike to the top will only take 3 or 4 hours depending on the strength and fitness of the hikers. Upon reaching the top, you will then descend back and transfer to your hotel for relaxation. Dinner and overnight stay at Gorilla Nest Lodge/La Palme Hotel/Kinigi Guest House/Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge

Day 11: Transfer to Akagera with stop over at Kigali
After breakfast, you will depart for Kigali. Upon arrival in the city, you will take a short city tour and visit places like the Genocide Memorial sites. Have lunch and later transfer to Akagera National Park in the East of Rwanda bordering Tanzania. Upon arrival, you will take an evening game drive and look out for animal species like the Lions, Elephants, Buffaloes, and so on. Dinner and overnight stay at Akagera Game Lodge

Day 12: Game drive and boat ride on Lake Ihema
You will have an early morning breakfast and set out for the game drive in the park.  This will give you sights of animals you missed out in the previous evening game drive. You will also encounter animals like Giraffes, hynas and so on. Later after lunch, you will go for the afternoon boat ride on Lake Ihema where you will encounter large herds of hippos, crocodiles and a lot of birdspecies along the lake shores. Dinner and overnight stay at Akagera Game Lodge
Later you will be transferred to the Airport for your flight back home.

Day 13: Transfer back to Kigali
After breakfast, you will go for the morning game drive and later depart for Kigali. Upon arrival in the city, you will take a short city tour and visit places Local African markets, handcraft shops, shopping malls for simple shopping and many more. Dinner and overnight at Hotel Chez Lando/Okapi Hotel/Kigali Serena Hotel/Golf Hills Residence

Day 14: Departure
Have breakfast and then transfer to the Airport to catch you flight back home.

End of the Tour