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7 days Rwanda exclusive tour

Tour Overview

This 7-day safari is a great chance for tourists to enjoy the hot spots of Rwanda and all the three national parks starting with the Akagera national park for a chance to enjoy the Big 5 animals, connect to the Volcanoes national park for a mountain gorilla trekking, continue to connect to the Lake Kivu for a visit and head further south for chimpanzee trekking and a canopy walk.

Get to enjoy a cultural experience in Volcanoes national park. In this safari, get to enjoy a Kigali city tour as well.

Highlights


  • Mountain gorilla trek
  • Big 5 experience
  • Chimpanzee trekking
  • Canopy walk
  • Lake Kivu visit
  • Cultural experience in Volcanoes
  • Kigali city tour

Day 1: Day in Kigali

The first day depending on your location, your driver guide will locate you and share with you a few insights on what to expect in Rwanda the next few days. You may set out for a Kigali city tour visiting the Kimironko market and the Kigali Genocide Memorial. Enjoy the rest of your day at your hotel in Kigali.

Day 2: Transfer to Akagera national park

Wake up ready for an adventure in the wild. Take on a 2-hour road transfer to the Akagera national park where you expect to enjoy the wildlife of Rwanda. You will enjoy a morning game drive spotting the lions, giraffes, elephants and more animals to mention but a few.

Later in the day, take on an afternoon boat for a chance to spot the aquatic life of the Akagera national park. End the day at your hotel in the park.

Day 3: Leave for the Volcanoes national park and Cultural center visit

You will exit the savannah part of Rwanda and head out to the forested lands which are home to the primates of Rwanda. You will connect via Kigali and drive 2 extra hours until you reach your hotel in Ruhengeri. Settle in and relax. Later in the evening, you may take on the Iby’iwachu cultural center visit for a feel of the culture of the Rwandan people.

Spend the night in volcanoes national park.

Day 4: Mountain gorilla trekking experience and Lake Kivu visit

Set out for this magical experience to spend some time with the mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. You will be briefed by the park ranger guides and enter the forest in search for your gorilla family of the day. This trek takes 1 hour to 6 hours depending on how far into the forest the mountain gorillas may be. Enjoy the magical hour in the vicinity of these gentle giants and later connect further to spend the night at Lake Kivu.

Day 5: Connect to Nyungwe and tea plantation visit

Wake up with the cool breeze from Lake Kivu and check out to connect further south to the Nyungwe forest national park. You will arrive in time for lunch and later in the evening connect for a tea plantation visit in the Gisakura tea estate. Connect to your hotel in Nyungwe for a night stay.

Day 6: Chimpanzee trekking and Canopy walk

This is an early and eventful day as you will connect to the park by 5 am for the chimpanzee trekking experience. You will enter the misty Nyungwe forest in search of the chimpanzees and this is a strenuous but rewarding trek. Try to enjoy the moment rather than trying to take a great photo as these chimps can be very playful swinging from tree branch to branch.

Connect for lunch and after lunch, get to walk the afternoon Nyungwe canopy and enjoy this thick forest view from the top. Perfect for birding! You will spend the night in your hotel in the Nyungwe forest.

Day 7: Transfer back to Kigali

This last day is surely one with mixed emotions but fulfilment will definitely be one of them as you drive back to Kigali for drop off where you nay advise be the airport or your hotel in Kigali.

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