7 days Rwanda Gorilla safari
7 days Rwanda Gorilla Safari will enable you to explore all national parks in Rwanda. You will visit the home of the mountain gorillas the volcanoes national park for both gorilla trekking Rwanda and golden monkey trekking, Akagera National park for fascinating Game drives where you will spot various wildlife living in the park thereafter transfer to Nyungwe forest national park for chimpanzee trekking and also you will spot other primate species with over 13 primate species living in the forest that you will have an opportunity to see during the tour.
Day 1: Arrival in Kigali airport
Upon arrival in Kigali airport, our representative from adventure in the wild safaris will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel in Kigali to check in.
Day 2: transfer to Akagera National park and afternoon boat cruise on lake Ihema
On the second day of the safari, after an early morning breakfast, the guide will transfer you form the lodge in Kigali to Akagera national park, you will proceed to the park, check in to the lodge/ hotel where you will be served lunch with an option for you to try some of the local dishes made in Rwanda, later in the afternoon, the guide will take you on a boat cruise on lake Ihema
During the boat cruise, you will have the stunning views of the water animals like the hippos, buffalos’ crocodiles and several bird species on the shores of the lake and the surrounding swamps.
Day 3: Game drive and Transfer to Volcanoes National park
On this third day of your Rwanda safari, you will be required to rise up early for morning breakfast as you set of for an early morning game drive since this is the best time to catch the early morning rises grazing and predators hunting for their early morning kill. During the game drive, you will spot several animals like the elephants, lion, buffalos, duikers waterbucks, bushbucks’ giraffes, zebras and many more. You then return to the lodge for lunch and freshen up as you organise your luggage for transfer to volcanoes national park. check out of the lodge set for you to volcanoes national park. upon arrival at volcanoes, you will check in to the lodge as you relax in preparation for gorilla trekking the following day. Dinner will be served at the lodge.
Day 4 Gorilla trekking
After an early morning breakfast, the lodge will provide you with packed lunch and drinking water as you will head to volcanoes national park headquarters for the normal gorilla trekking briefing where they will remind you the dos and the don’ts while you are with the gorillas. After the briefing, you will be divided in groups of 8 members and allocated gorilla family which is done randomly. you start your trek in the forest.
Gorilla trekking activity lasts for 2 to 8 hours of the day depending on the current location of the gorillas, when you have found them, you will be allowed 1 hour with the gorillas as you observe them, thereafter, you will return to the lodge for relaxation .later in the afternoon, incase time allows, the guide will take you for Iby’iwacu cultural visit where you will interact with local communities as they show case some of their unique traditional cultures to entertain the visitors. Return to the lodge for Dinner and slumber.
Day 5: Golden Monkey Trekking
After early morning breakfast, you will you will head to the park headquarters to join other trekkers for a briefing, visitors have an opportunity to either do golden monkey trekking, or a hike to the Dian Fossey an American protagonist who dedicated her life to conserve the life of the gorillas in volcanoes national park but later she was killed and was buried nest to the mountain gorilla known called Digit. You will have an opportunity learn more about the mountain gorillas at the research centre.
After, you will return to the lodge to pack up your luggage and transfer to Nyungwe forest national park, you will have lunch enroute as you proceed to Nyungwe forest national park. on arrival, you will check in to the lodge for Dinner served at the lodge and overnight stay.
Day 6: Chimpanzee trekking
After the morning breakfast, the tour guide will drive you to the park headquarters for chimpanzee trekking briefing, after the briefing, you will start the trek in the forest in search for the habituated chimpanzee families opened for chimpanzee trekking. Searching for the chimps Is not as difficult as gorilla trekking since the chimps are easy to spot in a shortest time, you will spot them jumping from one tree to another, chattering, feeding, etc you will be given one hour with them, the exercise lasts for about 3 hours. Return to the lodge for lunch.
In the afternoon, you will be guided by a guide who will lead you on a canopy walk on a swing bridge about 50 meters long, balanced on tall trees. during the canopy walk, you will have an opportunity to spot bird, wildlife species seen below you etc. thereafter, you will return to the lodge for Dinner and slumber.
Day 7: Return to Kigali
After breakfast, you’ll pack up and start your journey back to Kigali, when you arrive in Kigali, you’ll go on a city tour, visit the memorial site of the genocide, marking the end of your 7-day gorilla trekking tour in Rwanda, the guide will drop you off at the airport, or at the point of your choosing.
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