7 Days Rwanda Safari

The 7 days gorilla and wildlife safari in Rwanda is an exceptional travel package to Akagera national park for wildlife viewing, gorilla trekking in volcanoes national park and chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe forest National Park. The safari starts and ends in Rwanda.

Trip summary
Day 1: Pick Up – Akagera National Park.
Day 2: Morning Game drives &transfer to Volcanoes national park.
Day 3: Gorilla tracking and transfer to Lake Kivu.
Day 4: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National park.
Day 5: Chimpanzee trekking and nature walk.
Day 6: Return to Kigali.
Day 7: City Tour and departure.

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1: Pick Up – Akagera National Park
After arriving at the airport, our driver guide will pick you at the hotel, and drive to Akagera National park. The park borders with Tanzania, with beautiful undulating plains, dense broad-leafed woodland, lighter acacia woodland and rolling grassland with an extensive series of lakes surrounded by papyrus swamps forming a sprawling wetland. On arrival after lunch at Akagera game Lodge, you will be for a boat cruise on Lake Ihema, where you will see animals as Hippos, Crocodiles, buffalos and variety of bird species. Return to the Lodge for Dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Morning Game drives &transfer to Volcanoes national park
Games drives in Akagera
After breakfast, go for a morning game drive in Akagera national park in search of Elephants, buffalos, giraffe, hyenas, and many more as well as different bird species. Return to the lodge for a late breakfast, and later drive back to Kigali where you will have your lunch. Later set off to Volcanoes national park in Ruhengeri. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla view hotel(Luxury)/ La Palme Hotel(Mid Range)/Hotel Muhabura(Budget).

Day 3: Gorilla tracking and transfer to Lake Kivu.
Take an early morning breakfast and transfer to the park headquarters of Parc National des Volcans for a briefing from the ranger guides. Begin trekking the mountain gorillas in the lush rainforest at the slopes of the Virungas. The activity ranges between 1 – 8 hours depending on the movements of the gorillas in the jungle and the gorilla group you take. On return from the gorilla tracking, the guide will take you for lunch and later transfer to Lake Kivu. Dinner and overnight at Lake Kivu Serena hotel(Luxury)/Stipp Hotel(Mid Range)/Malahide paradise Hotel(Budget).

Day 4: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National park.
After a morning breakfast, you will set off a scenic drive to Nyungwe Forest National Park through scenic valleys and terraced hills. Reach Nyungwe in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at Nyungwe forest Lodge (Luxury)/ Peace Guest House (Mid Range)/Gisakura Guest House(Budget).

Day 5: Chimpanzee trekking and nature walk
Nyungwe forest national park
Take your breakfast before 6.00 am and embark on chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe Forest starting with a simple briefing at the park headqauters. Expect to encounter the Angola colobus monkeys, forest birds, and butterflies. There are 13 primate species in the forest. In the afternoon if still strong, you may go for nature walk or cultural walk to the Banyarwanda community. Dinner and overnight at stay.

Day 6: Return to Kigali.
In the morning after breakfast, you will set off for Kigali with en route visiting the King’s Palace at Nyanza, Butare Museums and Murambi Genocide Memorial Site. You will reach Kigali late in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight.

Day 7: City Tour and departure.
In the morning, you will have a city tour, where you will visit the museums, the local markets, and other important areas in Kigali. In the evening, you will be transferred to the airportyou’re your departure flight if on schedule.

End of Rwanda safari