7 Days Rwanda Safari, Gorillas & Nyungwe Chimps
The 7 Days Rwanda Safari involves both gorilla trekking and Nyungwe chimps tracking designed for tourists who are passionate about engaging with the primates. You will also visit the Kigali Memorial Genocide, track the golden monkeys in Mgahinga National Park, and a comprehensive tour of the beautiful Kigali City. You can request a tour quote here:
7 Days Rwanda Safari Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Kigali, Rwanda
On arrival at the Kanombe International Airport in Kigali, our guide will pick you up and brief about the expectations of your & days Rwanda Safari before getting you to the hotel in Kigali City where you will spend dinner and overnight. Depending on the time you arrive, you may opt for a city tour in the evening before retiring for dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Kigali City Tour, Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
After breakfast early in the morning, you will go for a comprehensive tour of Kigali city with specular visits to the Kigali Memorial Genocide Centre which well exhibits Rwanda’s the history of the genocide. Here you will watch videos, see photographs, and read some written accounts see a number of artifacts as you listen to personal testimonies about the whole incident of the 1994 Rwanda genocide. From here, you will have lunch en route as you get on to reach Volcanoes National Park, the home of mountain gorillas.
Dinner and Overnight at Kinigi Guest House, La Palme or Mountain gorilla view Lodge
Day 3: Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park
This is the long-awaited day of gorilla trekking on your 7 Days Rwanda Safari. You will wake up very early and right after breakfast, you will be driven to the park headquarters for a pre gorilla trekking briefing from the park rangers. The Volcanoes National Park provides the best location for nay gorilla tracker harboring over 400 mountain gorillas (the Gorilla beringei beringei of Africa). There are 10 habituated gorilla families to trek in the Volcanoes National Park. Unlike Uganda, It is not very challenging to find the gorilla groups in Rwanda. After gorilla tracking, return to your hotel and relax.
Day 4: Golden Monkey Tracking
Following breakfast, you will drive to track the golden monkeys. After the trek, retire for lunch and enjoy a community walk to interact with the residents who may actually entertain you with cultural dances. You may choose to observe the locals brewing local beer from yellow bananas.
Day 5: Transfer to Lake Kivu
Wake up for an early breakfast, drive to Lake Kivu where you may take on a boat ride around the Virgin Islands like the Napoleon’s Hat Island and there you can ascend to the peak of the hat to view the thousands of Angola bats in the blue skies. Following lunch continue to Butare the intellectual center of Rwanda to visit the national university plus the Institute of Scientific Research as well as the national museum. In the evening, you will then transfer to Nyungwe Forest National park reaching late in the evening to retire at Nyugwe Forest Lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 6: Nyungwe Forest Chimpanzee Trekking
After breakfast in the morning, you will proceed to the park headquarters for the chimpanzee trekking activity in Nyungwe forest. This forest is home to huge chimpanzees troops only comparable to those in Uganda’s Kibale Forest national park. The L’Hoest’s monkeys plus the white Angolan Colobus monkeys do make primate tourism within this forest equivalent to no other in Africa.
After lunch, drive to Nyanza the historical seat of the long-ago kings of Rwanda. Visit this palace and listen to the traditional story-telling done by village elders. Actually, The Intore dancers, who attained reputation in the international cultural expo held in Brussels back in 1958, are currently part of the great Rwanda legends. This warrior’s dance is a gem of the choreographic heritage of this country, adorned with a lion mane completed with sisal fiber plus rings of bells worn in their ankles together with an angelic choir and an exciting rhythm, this is the type of cultural dance which will be organized if you request.
Day 7: Transfer Back to Kigali
After having breakfast in the morning, start your journey back to Kigali City with scenic views of the “Land of Thousand Hills” with stopovers photographic moments and community interactions. Our guide will choose to drop you off at either your hotel or at the airport depending on your arrangement. That will mark the end of your 7 Days Rwanda Safari. We wish you the best of your flight journey back home.
Thanks for interesting a trip with Visit and Tour Rwanda!
- Day 1: Arrival in Kigali, Rwanda
- Day 2: Day Tour of Kigali City, Transfer to Volcanoes NP
- Day 3: Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park
- Day 4: Golden Monkey tracking
- Day 5: Transfer to Lake Kivu
- Day 6: Chimpanzee Trekking in Nyungwe Forest Park
- Day 7: Transfer to Kigali
- Ground Transportation with a 4WD safari vehicle
- Rwanda Gorilla Permit (USD1500)
- Chimpanzee Trekking permit
- Golden Monkey Tracking Permit
- Full board Accommodation
- Park entrance fees
- Services of a Professional English Speaking Safari Guide.
- But excludes International Airfare, visas (where applicable), laundry, beverages, tips, and other personal expenses.
- Tourist Entry Visa
- International Flight Tickets
- Travel Insurance
- Items of Personal Nature
- Tips and Gratuities