This 10 days Gorilla and chimpanzee tracking Rwanda Safari, leads you to Akagera National park to encounter lots of wildlife experience while on game drives, Nyungwe forest National Park for chimpanzee tracking and canopy walk, Volcanoes National Park for a thrilling Gorilla trekking experience and finally end in with city of Kigali tour, one of the fastest growing cities in Africa.
You Must Know when Booking
✓ Group Size : Minimum One traveler
✓ Transport 4X4 Safari Vehicle – Van or Mini Bus
✓ Accommodation : Safari Lodges types ( Budget, Mid – Range or Luxury)
Note : For Booking and Confirmation, a 50 % initial deposit is required in order to secure the gorilla and Chimpanzee permits
Highlights for 10 days Gorilla and chimpanzee tracking Rwanda Safari
- Game drive in Akagera National Park
- Travel in a customized safari vehicle
- Visit Nyanza king’s palace and also the museums
- Chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe National Park
- Relaxation at Kibuye and Lake Kivu
- Visit Gisenyi then transfer to Volcanoes National Park
- Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park
- Rwanda Community Experience
DETAILED ITINERARY for 10 days Gorilla and Chimpanzee tracking Rwanda
Day 1 : Transfer from Kigali to Booked accommodations
Upon your arrival at airport, you will meet your guide / driver for this safari. After helping you with the luggage and giving you quick briefing into the safari, you will transfer to your booked accommodation in Kigali, check in for dinner and overnight.
Day 2 : Transfer to Akagera National Park
Your guide / driver will pick you up after your breakfast and you will begin your scenic drive to Akagera national park. Upon arrival, you will check into your safari lodge for lunch and later set out for an afternoon game drive where you will encounter wildlife like elephants, Zebras, impalas. Return to lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 3 : Morning Game drive and boat cruise on Lake Ihema
Wake up to an early morning game drive after your breakfast to catch the early morning risers as they are more active at this time, looking for food. From your wonderful adventure and lots of sightings of wild game, you will return to lodge for lunch. Later you will have an afternoon boat cruise on Lake Ihema, where we are most likely going to encounter lots of aquatic wildlife and birds. Return to lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 4 : Visit Nyanza king’s palace and National Museum
After breakfast, you will transfer to Butare to visit different important historical sites. You will visit the ancient King’s palace at Nyanza and National Museum after lunch. And you will spend an entertaining evening with the women’s drumming group. Drive to Nyungwe and check into your booked safari lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 5 : Travel to Nyungwe forest for Chimpanzee tracking
After breakfast, you will be briefed shortly about the Chimpanzee tracking activity before you get into it. After tracking man’s closest relative, you will return to lodge for lunch and later set out for a visit at the tea plantation to learn how tea is grown in Rwanda. Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 6 : Transfer to Kibuye and Lake Kivu
Transfer to Kibuye after breakfast, enjoying the beautiful scenery on your way there. Take lots of pictures, visit Bisesero genocide memorial. After lunch, you will visit Kibuye church and Nyange school genocide memorial boat ride to Amahoro Island, the peace island. Dinner and overnight in Kibuye.
Day 7 : Visit Gisenyi then transfer to Volcanoes National Park
After breakfast, set out to Gisenyi to the fishing village, view hot springs, visit DRC – Rwandan border (Gisenyi town) and after lunch at Lake Kivu, you will transfer to Volcanoes and check into your booked safari lodge upon arrival.
Day 8 : Mountain Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park
Drive to Kinigi headquarters for a short briefing after breakfast that will usher you into the deep of volcanoes to search for the gentle giants. Return from the adventurous Gorilla trekking to hike to Dian Fossey’s research center and learn about this prominent figure in the history of Gorilla conservation. Return to lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 9 : Rwanda Community Experience
After breakfast, you will set out for a community walk to that will expose you to Rwandan traditions and cultures. You will get involved in craft making with the locals; you will get to see how baskets are weaved and so much more. Another interesting activity that you will get involved in is beer production using sorghum and bananas. Transfer to Kigali for dinner and overnight.
Day 10 : Travel back to Kigali and Departure
After breakfast and checking out of your safari lodge, you will set out for a city tour to important historic sites as well as craft market to buy different souvenirs to take back home for family and friends. After lunch, you will be dropped off at the airport for your evening flight back home. Meal plan: H/B
Package for 10 days Gorilla and chimpanzee tracking Rwanda includes:
- Airport transfers
- Private 4×4 Safari Vehicle
- Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
- Gorilla tracking permit
- Chimpanzee trekking permit
- Pure Bottled Drinking water
- Visit Dian Fossey and Karisoke research centre
- Visit Lake Kivu and boat ride
Package for 10 days Gorilla and chimpanzee tracking Rwanda excludes:
- Rwanda Visa
- Luxury drinks
- Tips to local guides
- Porter fee while trekking
- Personal shopping bills and cigarettes
- Any other item not mentioned above