Our 8 Days classic Rwanda Safari Adventure will give you a great memory of Rwandan tour and you explore and finish up Rwandan attractions in just 8 days. You will be able to visit all the 2 Rwandan parks namely Nyungwe National Park and Volcanoes national park, adding in a visit to Lake Kivu to spice up your stay. You will as well be able to interact with the local community as you go by your day activities. You will well be able to do both gorilla and golden monkey trekking, a life time adventure!
Day 1: Airport Transfer to Hotel
Upon arrival at Kigali international airport, you will go through custom and immigration, and you will be welcomed by our company driver/guide who will warmly welcome you to the Land of a thousand hills that Rwanda is know of, an later drive to your booked hotel accommodation for dinner and overnight stay at Hotel des Mille Colline (midrange hotel) or Chez Land hotel For Dinner
Day 2: Transfer to Nyungwe National Park. Travel time
Early morning enjoy your buffer breakfast and checkout of the hotel and drive heading to the western province, on your way visit the Royal Palace Museum and Ethnographic Museum in Southern Province, this will give you a great history of traditional ways of living among Rwandans and their past way of leadership of Kingship with an enroute lunch. You will reach in the afternoon at Nyungwe national park and spend the afternoon at your leisure. Dinner and overnight at Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel (midrange lodge) or Emeraude Kivu Resort For Breakfast, lunch & dinner.
Day 3: Chimpanzee tracking & canopy
Today, after your early morning cap of African coffee, you will leave your hotel to experience the natural forest of Nyungwe well known for having 13 species of primates, and transferred to the park for briefing and chimpanzee trekking. You will be entitled to one hour on finding the chimpanzees. After doing the chimpanzee trek, head for lunch before heading for a canopy walk. This 70 meters suspended metallic bridge will give you a great overview of Nyungwe forest and on a luck day spot one or two more primates in the forest as you take a walk on this bridge and later return in the afternoon for dinner and overnight stay at Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel (midrange lodge) or Emeraude Kivu Resort For Breakfast, lunch & dinner.
Day 4: Transfer to Gisenyi
After a relaxed morning breakfast, you will transfer to Lake Kivu, Gisenyi area, with a beautiful country side ride and view of Lake Kivu, where you will spend a full day, just at your leisure, as you relax at your lodge, enjoying a fresh breathe. Dinner and overnight at Paradise Kivu (midrange lodge) or Paradise Marahinde For Breakfast, lunch & dinner.
Day 5: Transfer to Musanze.
You will make up ready to catch up with the beautiful sun rise over the Lake Kivu after just getting done with your morning breakfast. You will take a boat ride to explore the beautiful attractions within this great lake. You have a nature walk at one of the islands within this lake which is known for harboring thousands of the bats. This lake is also known as a birding paradise as it host a number of bird species like the comrand, pied king fishers, weaver birds, heron to mention but a few. You will later return for and drive off to Musanze which is roughly a 3 hours’ drive. Musanze is a tourism area near Volcanoes National Park, where most of the lodges are located since there are no lodges inside of the park. Dinner and overnight at Le Bamboo Gorilla Lodge (midrange lodge) or The Garden Palace Hotel For Breakfast, lunch & dinner.
Day 6: Gorilla Trekking & Cultural visit
Early morning cup of coffee, then prepare for the gorilla trekking briefing from the park headquarters and thereafter, you will enter the jungle with your packed lunch to search the shy mountain gorillas and enjoy their life style in their real home. After meeting the gorillas, you can sit around these great apes for a whole hour watching their social life as you take pictures. On a gorilla safari, a reasonable degree of fitness is required as well as walking shoes, packed food and mineral water, insect repellent, sun screen and hut. The gorilla tracking experience takes half or whole day depending on the movements of these primates. After this gorilla tracking experience you will return to your lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, ready for a village foot safari, to explore the indigenous local life with a taste of the traditional performance at Iby’iwacu cultural center. Dinner and overnight at Le Bamboo Gorilla Lodge (midrange lodge) or The Garden Palace Hotel Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.
Day 7: Golden monkey & Transfer to Kigali.
Today after you warm early morning breakfast, you will be picked by our safari driver guide who will transfer you to the park headquarters for briefing and start off you day golden monkey trekking. Just like the gorilla trekking experience, the same applies to golden monkey trekking though no so hectic like gorilla trekking. You will later return to the lodge for lunch and later transfer to Kigali, if time permits, do a Kigali city tour with a visit to Kigali genocide memorial ground and Kimironko local market for shopping. Dinner and overnight at Hotel des Mille Collines (midrange hotel) or Chez Land hotel Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 8: Transfer to the airport.
After getting done with your relaxed morning breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport to catch up with your onward flight.
End of Safari.
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