Highlights

* Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park

* Golden monkey trekking in Volcanoes National Park

* Boat cruises on the Twin Lakes and Kibuye

* Guided community tour

* Chimpanzee trekking

* Tree-top canopy walk

* Game drives in Akagera National Park

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Akagera National Park

Transfer to Akagera National Park, located along the eastern border of Rwanda.

After lunch, enjoy a game drive in the park. You can expect to encounter some of the Big-5 including Hippo, Elephants, Buffalo, Giraffe, Waterbucks, Lions, Zebra, Warthogs and a variety of Antelope.

Overnight: Ruzizi Tented Camp (Full Board – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

 

Day 2: Akagera National Park

Enjoy an early morning game drive and safari boat cruise on Lake Ihema. The lakes and marshland of Akagera Park create a lush and beautiful landscape which is home to a variety of wildlife including the endangered black rhino, lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant, hippo, zebra, giraffe.

Overnight: Ruzizi Tented Camp (Full Board – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

 

Day 3: Volcanoes National Park

Enjoy a morning game drive in the southern sector of the park, before transferring to Kigali, where lunch is included at the famous Heaven Restaurant.

Time permitting, embark on a little sightseeing in the city before continuing onward to Ruhengeri, on the edge of the Volcanoes National Park.

Overnight: Ingagi Park View Lodge (Full Board – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

 

Day 4: Volcanoes National Park

Enjoy the wildlife encounter of a lifetime as you trek the mountain gorillas.

You will join a group of up to eight people and spend one hour observing the gorillas. It is an extraordinary feeling sitting in the dense rainforest watching these gentle giants. It is amazing to think there are only around 1000 of these beautiful creatures left but numbers are growing!

In the afternoon, enjoy a shared boat cruise on the twin lakes Burera and Ruhondo.

Overnight: Ingagi Park View Lodge (Full Board – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

 

Day 5: Kibuye

In the morning, trek the golden monkeys – they are a delight to watch as they spring from tree to tree with their bright bushy tails!

After the trek, return to the lodge for lunch before transferring to Kibuye.

Overnight: Rwiza Village (Full Board – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

 

Day 6: Nyungwe Forest National Park

After breakfast, enjoy a boat trip to Napoleon’s island, famous for the colony of fruit bats (also known as one bar island because it only has one bar!). Soak up the stunning views, take a dip in the lake or stop off at the hot springs. You may even catch a glimpse of Nyiragongo Volcano in Goma.

In the afternoon, continue onward to Nyungwe National Park where you stay for two nights.

Overnight: Nyungwe Top View Hotel (Full Board – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) 

 

Day 7: Nyungwe Forest National Park

This morning embark on another adventure with the great apes as you journey deep into the rain forest to search for the chimpanzees and view a variety of flora, fauna, insects and bird-life.

Rwanda is home to around 400 chimpanzees however sightings are not guaranteed since the chimps move quickly and spend most of their time in the trees due to the dense forest.

After lunch, venture onto the tree-top canopy bridge walk situated 50m above the ground. Enjoy a birds-eye view of the rainforest.

Overnight: Nyungwe Top View Hotel (Full Board – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) 

 

Day 8: End of Itinerary

Transfer with your guide around 7hrs to Kigali stopping at Butare on the way to view the National Museum and King´s Palace. (Flight option available at extra cost).

Enjoy lunch in Butare before continuing to Kigali. There may be time for a little shopping before transferring to the Airport (evening flight recommended).

Tour Code

WBR8

Price

From: USD $4,610 per person (based on 2 people sharing in March, April, May & November-December 1-14th 2020).

** Please contact us for pricing on other months or for solo traveller rates.

** SPECIAL OFFER – Price includes a 30% saving on gorilla trekking permits valid January-May & November-December 2020, when combining two National Parks.

Price Includes

 Private 4×4 safari Landcruiser vehicle and English speaking driver/guide

 1 x Gorilla trekking permit per person

 1 x Golden monkey trekking permit per person

 1 x Chimpanzee trekking permit per person

 Private game drives in Akagera National Park.

 Shared boat cruise on Lake Ihema

 Guided community walking tour or boat cruise on the Twin Lakes

 Boat cruise at Kibuye

 Tree-top canopy walk

 Accommodation

 All meals as listed

 Bottled water in vehicle

 Park fees & VAT

 Medical evacuation voucher within Rwanda

Price Excludes

 International flights

 Visas

 Travel insurance

 Drinks

 Tipping

 Porter hire

 Additional services such as laundry or massage treatments

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