10 Days Rwanda Tour Summary

Day 1: Arrival in Kigali.

On arrival at Kigali airport, you will be picked up by our company guide representative and he will drop you at the reserved hotel in Kigali.

Accommodation booked on full board basis: luxury Serena Hotel or at the Flame Tree Village, Garr hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 2: Transfer to Akagera National park and evening game drive.

Early in the morning, you will transfer to Akagera national park, arriving early enough for lunch at Akagera game Lodge. Check in to the lodge, have lunch and then proceed for boat trip on Lake Ihema. Anticipate seeing hippos, water birds and crocodiles.

Accommodation booked on full board basis. Overnight stay and dinner at Ruzizi Tented Camp –Luxury or Akagera game Lodge – Deluxe.

Day 3: Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise

In the morning, you will enjoy a game drive up to the upper part of the park to catch up with early risers before they do to their hiding place. The game drive will reward with wildlife experience and you will spot animals such as lions, antelopes, bush bucks and giraffes plus many more. Late morning, return to the hotel for a rest by and then lunch. After lunch, go for an afternoon boat voyage on Lake Ihema, where you will be pleased with animals like hippos, crocodiles and a variety of bird species.

Accommodation booked on full board basis Dinner and overnight at Ruzizi Tented Camp – luxury or Akagera game Lodge –deluxe.

Day 4: Transfer from Akagera to Nyungwe National park.

In the morning, you will leave for a extensive drive to Nyungwe National park. You will have stop over for lunch. Arrive in Nyungwe in evening check in to the hotel.

Accommodation booked on full board basis; dinner and overnight stay at Nyungwe forest Lodge or alternatively at Nyungwe Top View Lodge or Gisakura hotel.

Day 5: Chimpanzee tracking

After breakfast, you will move to the tracking information Centre for a short briefing about  chimpanzees tracking in the forest with the park .be expectant to see other number of primates as you move within this forest such as colobus monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, vervet, mangabey, birds and many more other. Return back to the hotel for your restful evening.

Accommodation booked on full board basis; Dinner and overnight stay at Nyungwe forest lodge (luxury),Nyungwe top view lodge(luxury) and Gisakura guest house(mid-range).

Day 6: Canopy walk and transfer to the volcanoes national Park.

In the morning go for the magnificent canopy walk in the forest. After the walk, have lunch at the lodge and transfer to Volcanoes National Park. Arrive at the Volcanoes national park in the nightfall hours check in to the lodge.

Accommodation booked on full board basis; Dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorilla View lodge, La Palme hotel or Muhabura hotel.

Day 7: Gorilla tracking.

After your Breakfast and drive to the park headquarters with packed lunch and enough water for a short briefing about gorilla tracking. From here you will move into the forest with your guides in search for gorillas. Trekking for these Gentle giants in the mountain ranges is a bit strenuous and challenging depending on which gorilla group have allocated for you to track during the briefing at the park headquarters. The tracking hours are never exact but we assume that it can take 2-8hours depending on the movement of the apes. After the trekking , you will return back to the lodge for your overnight stay.

Accommodation booked on full board basis; Overnight stay and dinner at Mountain Gorilla View lodge, La Palme hotel or Muhabura hotel.

Day 8: Golden monkey and nature walks.

Enjoy your morning breakfast as you organize you self for another amazing activity in the volcanoes national park. You will assemble for a briefing about golden monkey trekking the way as it is done in gorilla tracking. The briefing will be all about the does and the don’ts as your trekking these amazing primates. The guide will lead into the forest in search of these monkeys, upon seeing them as the looter around a round, play and interact with each is such an amazing primate experience. Spend 1 hour with them as your taking pictures. Return back to the hotel/lodge for lunch and proceed with your trip to visit the twin lake s of Burera and Ruhondo.

Accommodation booked on a full board basis. Dinner and overnight stay at, mountain gorilla view lodge (luxury), Sabyinyo silver back lodge (mid-range), kinigi guest house (budget).

Day 9: Dian fossey hike.

Wake up early for another adventurous trek to Dian Fossey grave ,the site is  located at the former Karisoke Research Center, where, the late Dian Fossey spent about 20 years carrying out research and study abut habituating the Mountain Gorillas. This hike is so such an outstanding one, it involves moving thick bamboo forest and afro-montane territories, with criss-crossed trails and trails of forest buffalo and elephant. Expect to meet with all sorts of wildlife as you ascend and descend to Karisoke, nestled between the attractive volcanic mountains of Karisimbi and Bisoke. Transfer back to the starting point where you left the vehicles and drive to lake kivu.

Accommodation booked on full board basis; overnight at Paradise Marahide Hotel or Serena Hotel Lake Kivu on the shores of Lake Kivu. 

Day 10: Boat cruise and transfer to Kigali.
In the morning, you will enjoy a boat cruise up to the coffee island, and have a view of the surrounding islands. On return, set off to Kigali, where you will reach early to have the necessary shopping. You will then check in your hotel or be dropped to the airport for your departure flight if it is on schedule.

End of tour.

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