10 Days Amazing Chimpanzee & Gorilla tour with Explore Rwanda

Join Simba Africa Expeditions for a once-in-a-lifetime experience in Rwanda’s National Parks, we always tailor our safaris to the desire of our clients. In this explore Rwanda venture, you will start by visiting Akagera National park , Then head to the amazing Volcanoes National Park for the Gorilla tracking experience in their typical mist , relax at Lake Kivu , and then end the trip with a brief Kigali city tour to famous historical site . You will then be dropped off to the airport for your departure flight back home which will be the end of Explore Rwanda package.

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Explore Rwanda

HIGHLIGHTS FOR EXPLORE RWANDA SAFARI

  • Experienced and Professional Guide / Drive
  • Amazing Chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe forest National Park
  • Great Nature and Canopy Walkway trail in Nyungwe forest
  • Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park
  • Golden monkey tracking with visit to Dian Fossey
  • Big game viewing in Akagera NAtional Park
  • 9 meals with Accommodation in National Park and around Rwanda
  • Customized 4WD safari Vehicle
  • Airport Transfers

DETAIL ITINERARY

Day 1 : Arrival at Kigali International Airport

Upon your arrival at the airport, you will meet our guide / driver who will take you to your booked Hotel where you will have dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Option

⇒ Up Market : Kigali Serena Hotel
⇒ Mid ‐ Range : Classic Hotel
⇒ Budget : Flame Tree Village Kigali
Meal plan : Dinner

Day 2 : Kigali - Akagera National park

After your breakfast in the morning, you will be picked by your driver / guide and you will head to Akagera national park. Upon your arrival, you will check into your safari lodge and have lunch. Later, you will set out for an evening game drive, a good chance to see various wildlife like elephants, Zebras, impalas. Dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Option

⇒ Up Market : Akagera Game Lodge
⇒ Mid ‐ Range / Budget : Golf Hills Residence
Meal plan : Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner

Day 3 : Game drive and boat ride

Wake up early and have a cup of coffee or tea, you will then set out for an early morning game drive around 6:30am a good chance to see lots of wildlife including cats that may be up for a morning hunt. You will return to your lodge and have breakfast. Get some time to relax and later you will set out for an afternoon boat cruise on Lake Ihema where you will see some aquatic wildlife like crocodiles, hippos as well as lots of birds. Return to the safari lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Option

⇒ Up Market : Akagera Game Lodge
⇒ Mid ‐ Range / Budget : Golf Hills Residence
Meal plan : Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner

Day 4 : Akagera ‐ Nyungwe National park

After a delicious breakfast, you will embark on your journey of exploring Rwanda, set off on a long scenic drive to Nyungwe National park. Stopover in Nyanza museum, Butare museum for photography and experience the historical literature of the sites. Lunch en-route; later continue to Nyungwe forest a home to the chimpanzees were chimpanzee trekking adventure is awesome with dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Option

⇒ Up Market : Nyungwe forest lodge
⇒ Mid ‐ Range : Nyungwe top view hotel
⇒ Budget : Gisakura guest house
Meal plan : Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner

Day 5 : Nyungwe Chimpanzee trekking

Early today, you will wake up to a delicious breakfast and immediately transfer to the starting point for a briefing by the park officials before setting out into the forest for the amazing chimpanzee trekking experience. You will later return to the lodge for your lunch and later in the afternoon, you will enjoy a Colobus monkey trek. Here you should expect to encounter other primates like the baboons, Vervet monkeys, some birds and more floras. Return to the lodge for your dinner coupled with an overnight.

Accommodation Option

⇒ Up Market : Nyungwe forest lodge
⇒ Mid ‐ Range : Nyungwe top view hotel
⇒ Budget : Gisakura guest house
Meal plan : Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner

Day 6 : Nature walk trail and canopy walk

After having your breakfast, you will set out for a walk into the forest in search of more primates and lots of different bird species. You will later return to the lodge for lunch and have a relaxed afternoon enjoying the beautiful view from your lodge. Dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Option

⇒ Up Market : Nyungwe forest lodge
⇒ Mid ‐ Range : Nyungwe top view hotel
⇒ Budget : Gisakura guest house
Meal plan : Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner

Day 7 : Nyungwe - Volcanoes Gorilla Park

You will check out of the safari lodge after your breakfast and then set off for Volcanoes national park with lunch en-route. Upon your arrival, you will check into your lodge, have dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Option

⇒ Up Market : Mountain Gorilla view lodge
⇒ Mid ‐ Range : le ' bambou gorilla lodge
⇒ Budget : Kinigi guest house
Meal plan : Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner

Day 8 : Gorilla trekking Volcanoes National Park

Wake up to an early breakfast and after you will head to the park offices for a briefing from park officials to get you a little acquainted with the Gentle Giants before you get to interact with the Gorillas. The trekking may be full day/half day depending on the movement of the Gentle giants. Later return to the lodge for Dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Option

⇒ Up Market : Mountain Gorilla view lodge
⇒ Mid ‐ Range : le ' bambou gorilla lodge
⇒ Budget : Kinigi guest house
Meal plan : , Lunch and Dinner

Day 9 : Golden monkey tracking and a visit to Dian Fossey

You will have an early morning breakfast and after which you will set out for an experience with the Golden Monkeys. Return to your lodge for Lunch and after you will visit Dian Fossey’s grave and continue for a hike at Karisoke research center. On your way back, you will stop by Lake Kivu and enjoy an evening at the beach leisure if time permit, dinner and overnight at Lake Kivu or near the Lake.

Accommodation Option

⇒ Up Market : Lake Kivu Serena Hotel
⇒ Mid ‐ Range : Paradis Malahide
⇒ Budget : La Petite Colline Guest House
Meal plan : Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner

Day 10 : Boat cruise with Airport Drop off

You will have an early morning breakfast, and later set out for a boat cruise up to the coffee island and experience the scenic view of the surrounding islands. You will Lunch and after set off to Kigali city for your souvenir shopping. Later our guide will drop you to the airport for your return flight. Meal plan: Breakfast and Lunch. end of your Explore Rwanda safaris

Package for Explore Rwanda includes :

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
  • Driver’s Allowance
  • Gorilla trekking permit
  • Chimpanzee tracking permit
  • Visit Dian Fossey and Karisoke research center
  • Visit Lake Kivu and boat ride

Package for Explore Rwanda excludes :

The expenses of personal nature like :

  • Airfares
  • Uganda Visas
  • Luxury drinks
  • Laundry
  • Tips to local guide
  • Telephone fees
  • Porter fees when tracking
  • Personal insurance and shopping
  • Any other item not mentioned above