10Days/ 9Nights Rwanda Tour – Gorilla Tour.

Safari overview

Visit the beautiful of Rwanda. Rwanda is an beautiful place to experience East Africa. Meet the friendly African locals, track the mountain gorillas and take in some wonderful lake views. This tour has been designed to bring you in close contact with all of the highlights of this fascinating country with a tumultuous history. 

You will stay in Luxury, Mid range/ Comfort Lodge or Easy Accommodation based on your selection.  

Tour type: Family, Nature and Wildlife, Extreme Sport&Excursion. Availability 98% Book today.

Tour NO:K039.s

Minimum Rate Per Traveler: Easy Package Start from US$ 2885 

Best time: All year around

Duration:10Days/9nights

Departures: Daily

Departing From: Kigali

Departure Time: 0800 Hrs (possible to leave earlier than)

Minimum Travelers: 3

Day 1 : Arrival

Kigali International Airport on arrival in Rwanda you will meet by one of Giraffe Safari representative who will welcome you and who will transfer you from the airport to Kigali city. You will spend the night in this busy tourist town where you will get short briefing from our representative at hotel and leave you to relax for while and have dinner at  LUXURY: Kigali Serena Hotel .COMFORT: Lemigo Hotel EASY: Kinyinya Hills Hotel or another accommodation of the same category. 

Day 2: Kigali – Akagera National Park

After your breakfast early in morning you will be drive from your hotel to Akagera National Par. Akagera National Park has about 2500 km² of savannah west of the Kagera River in the north-east of Rwanda. The park has a variety of wildlife and is a habitat for over 500 different species of birds. Herds of elephant and buffalo emerge from the woodland to drink at the lakes while you might stumble across a leopard, a spotted hyena or even a lion. Giraffe and zebra haunt the savannah and more than a dozen types of antelope inhabit the park. You will enjoy lunch and game drive in Akagera National Park and overnight stay at LUXURY: Ruzizi Tented Lodge COMFORT: Akagera Game Lodge EASY: Shakani Campsite or another accommodation of the same category.

Day 3:  Akagera National Park – south Kigali  

After your breakfast in morning you will go for a boat safari on the Akagera River to spot the many waterbirds like Comoran, Fish eagles and kingfishers. Then after your lunch you will drive to the Bugesera district south of Kigali through a beautiful country-side not often visited by tourists. In the small town Nyamata you will visit a genocide memorial church also you will then head back for Kigali where you will visit the Genocide Memorial in the city centre to learn more about this tragedy and have overnight stay at LUXURY: Kigali Serena Hotel .COMFORT:Lemigo Hotel EASY: Kinyinya Hills Hotel or another accommodation of the same category.  

Day 4 : Kigali – Nyungwe Forest Np

After your breakfast you will drive towards the famous Nyungwe Forest one of the largest forests in East and Central Africa. The forest is abundant with flora and fauna including 13 primate species from colobus monkeys, manga beys, blue monkeys and, of course, the chimpanzees. Nyungwe Forest is also a famous location for birders. With about 310 recorded bird species, 26 of which are endemic, this is one of the most important and still little known – bird-watching destinations in Africa. You will have lunch then you will enjoy amazing bird watching and explore the beauty of Nyungwe forest and overnight stay at  LUXURY: Nyungwe forest Lodge COMFORT: Nyungwe Top View Hotel EASY: Uwinka Campsite or another accommodation of the same category. 

Day 5: Nyungwe National Park 

After your breakfast in morning you will go to the chimpanzee tracking trail in either the Cyamudongo or Uwinka sections. The total population between the two groups is a healthy 80 individuals. This exciting up-close encounter with human’s closest relative you will not soon forget after the chimp tracking you can relax at the lodge or choose an optional activity that you can discuss with your guide and you will have dinner with overnight stay at accommodation selected on day 4.

Day 6: Nyungwe National Park

After your breakfast in morning you will go for canpoy walk and waterfall hike where you can choose to go for East Africa’s only canopy walk. This walk takes place above a deep gorge cutting across the massive forest. Lasting about 1½ hours the walk takes you through some beautiful foliage and animal habitats and you’ll have the chance to spot blue monkeys and unique birds that dwell in the upper levels of the forest canopy and you will have lunch in the afternoon you will go for the Waterfall hike. This hike takes between 3 and 6 hours round trip, depending upon how frequently you stop to sight see and whether you choose to drive a little further or walk from the head offices. The first part of the trail is basically following the road to the vehicle park and before delving into the forest. You will have to cross various streams before making a steep descent to the base of the small refreshing waterfall. Monkeys are frequently seen along the way and the steep slopes provide excellent views into the canopy then after the waterfall hike you will have dinner with overnight at the accommodation selected on day 4. 

Day 7: Nyungwe National Park – Lake Kivu

After your breakfast in morning you will go to Kibuye on the eastern shores of Lake Kivu. If time will allow you will be able to visit the Ndaba Falls or take a walk around Kibuye town. In the afternoon you will take a boat and visit a few islands and you will have overnight stay at  LUXURY: Lake Kivu Serena Lodge .COMFORT: Rusheli Kivu Lodge EASY: Macheo Ecolodge Campsite or another accommodation of the same category.

Day 8: Lake Kivu – Volcanoes Np  

After your breakfast you will be drive to northeast to the town of Musanze close to the Virunga Volcano range you will have lunch. In the evening, you will enjoy a camp fire and some entertainment from some local dance groups and overnight stay at  LUXURY: Hawaii Volcano Lodge COMFORT: Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge  EASY: Namakanipaio Campground or another accommodation of the same category.  

Day 9: Volcano National Park 

After your breakfast  you will drive into the park about 30 minutes to the Office of Rwanda Tourism National Park . The head ranger of the park will divide you into groups based on interest and fitness. You will track the Gorillas of one of the habituated groups who can tolerate the presence of humans for a brief period every day. Prepare for an exciting journey along forested slopes, entwined vines, bushes and bamboo before you eventually reach the gorillas. Your guide will point out signs of previous gorilla activity including dung, nests and chewed bamboo shoots. The time taken to track the gorillas can take as little as half an hour to as much as 8 hours. Once located you will be allowed a maximum of one hour with the gorillas. Coming face-to-face with a mountain gorilla is a humbling and emotional experience. Then you will have dinner with overnight at accommodation selected on day 8.

Day 10: Volcano Np – Kigali

After your breakfast you will be drive back to Kigali city at your own hotel or at the Airport depending with your flight schedule. Welcome in Rwanda again.

Included

  • Rescue emergence fee
  • Private guide
  • All activities mentioned.
  • Vehicle with pop up roof.
  • Full board accommodation whilst on safari in the hotel category.
  • Transportation to both directions between the International Airport
  • Park fees.Airport arrival & Departure with greetings 
  • On safari : Vehicles equipped with ice chest with mineral water

Excludes:

  • International flight ticket
  • Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
  • Meals not listed above
  • Optional Tours.
  • Tips and any items of personal nature