Day 1: Pick up – Transfer to Nyungwe National park
Our tour guide will pick you up from either the airport or hotel, and hit the road to Nyungwe forest national park. Dinner and Overnight stay at Nyungwe Forst Lodge ( Luxury), Nyungwe Top View Hotel (Mid-range), Gisakura Guest House (Basic).
Day 2: Chimps Tracking – Canopy walk/nature walk/birding
Wake up to an early breakfast at your hotel then proceed with your guide to the Nyungwe forest headquarters for briefing about tracking chimps. The rangers know the best spots where you can easily track the chimpanzees. As you hike through the forest, you will come across other primates like monkeys, these will excite you as you get closer to the chimpanzees. After a wonderful time with the chimpanzees, you return for lunch and rest. In the afternoon, you go for a forest canopy walk Dinner and overnight at your hotel of Day 1.
Day3: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
Have an early at your hotel and your guide will drive you off to Volcanoes National Park. The drive will take you via Lake Kivu were you will have clear views of the water body and take pictures of the beautiful area. Have lunch en route and continue with our interesting drive. Arrive late and check in to your lodgefor dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge / Volcanoes Lodge ( Luxury), Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge / La Palme (Mid-range), Muhabura Hotel (Basic).
Day 4: Gorilla Tracking – Tour the Twin Lakes
Wake up to an early breakfast at your hotel then proceed with your guide to the Volcanoes park headquarters as early as 7:30am. After a short guide as regards your expected gorilla tracking conduct the dos and fonts, you will enter the rain forest in search of the mountain gorillas. Once you meet the gentle giants, you are allowed to spend a maximum of one hour with the gorillas then return to your lodge. In the afternoon if your up for it head out for a tour the twin lake of Burera & Ruhondo. Dinner and overnight at your lodge
Day 5: Golden Monkeys Tracking / Dian Fossey Grave Hike – Ibyiwacu Cultural Tour
Wake up to an early breakfast at your hotel then proceed to the Kinigi park headquarters for breifing the Golden Monkey (Cercopithecus Kandti), now listed as endangered because of their small numbers. You will be separated in groups of 6 people maxixum, and the trackking will take most of the day. After the trek, return to the lodge for relaxation and later a community walk. Or you can opt to Hike to the Karisoke Gorilla Research Centre which Dian Fossey, the famous primatologist set up.
Day 6: Transfer Lake Kivu for Boat Ride – Tour Nyamurundi Island
Have breakfast at the lodge and later transfer to Lake Kivu. Lake Kivu is the largest fresh water lake offering tourists a relaxing environment while in Rwanda. You will have a boat ride along lake Kivu and a visit the the Nyamirundi island. Dinner and overnight at Lake Kivu Serena hotel (Luxury)/ Palm gardens resort (Deluxe)/ Paradise marahide (Budget)
Day 7: Transfer to Kigali – Transfer to Akagera national park
Have breakfast at the lodge and later drive back to Kigali. You will have lunch in Kigali and later transfer east wards to Akagera National Park. Upon arrival, take an afternoon game drive which will offer you views of wildlife animals like Masai Giraffes, Antelopes, African Elephants, Buffaloes, Zebra, and Leopards and so on. Dinner and Overnight stay at Akagera Game Lodge. (FB)
Day 8, Game drive and boat ride on Lake Ihema
After breakfast, you will set out for the game drive and search for the early risers and also animals missed out in the previous game drive. Return back to the lodge for refreshments and early lunch and later carry out a canoe/boat ride on Lake Ihema to search for large numbers of Hippos, Nile crocodiles and a lot of bird species. Dinner and Overnight stay at Akagera Game Lodge. (FB)
Day 9: Transfer to Kigali for city Tour – Departure
Have breakfast at the lodge and later drive back to Kigali for a grand city tour. Expect to tour historical places like the genocide memorial site, the national museum. Later have lunch and drop off at either your hotel or the airport.
End of Safari