12 Days Discover Rwanda with Chimpanzee and Gorilla tracking

Discover Rwanda for 12 days with Simba Africa Expeditions a premier travel agency in Africa, this tour will have your adventurous spirit quenched and will bring you to Kigali city, one of the fastest growing cities in Africa. Get a feel for the various national parks viewing different animal species like Mountain gorillas, chimpanzees and big fives animals and lots of birds.

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Discover Rwanda

Highlights for Discover Rwanda

  • Amazing Game viewing in Akagera National Park
  • Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park
  • Launch cruise on Lake Ihema and Kivu
  • Travel in a customised 4 WD safari Vehicle
  • Guided and great canopy walkway
  • Chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe forest National Park
  • Bird watching

Day 1 : Airport - Kigali

Upon your arrival at airport meet our guide /driver, who will welcome you and give you a briefing about the trip. Thereafter transfer to Kigali Serena Hotel/Okapi Hotel for dinner and overnight. You may get a city tour upon your arrival time in time in Kigali. H/B

Day 2 : Ntarama Genocide Memorial - Akagera National Park

After your breakfast, you will transfer to Ntarama and visit the genocide memorial to see thousands of Rwandese that lost their lives. After your lunch, transfer to Akagera National Park for an evening boat ride along the Lake Ihema to spot variety of birds and animals. Dinner and overnight at Akagera game lodge/Camping site. Meal plan: F/B

Day 3 : Akagera National Park

After your breakfast, we will take a stunning scenic Game drive to spot variety of wildlife and birdlife species. After we shall relax at the lodge, dinner and overnight. Meal plan: F/B

Day 4 : Butare and Nyanza

After breakfast, we will set out to Butare to visit the Cathedral of Kabgayi, the Rwanda National museum and the ancient King’s palace at Nyanza, you will get to experience the Rwandan art. Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight Meal plan: F/B

Day 5 : Butare - Chimpanzee tracking Nyungwe forest

Set out to visit the market after your breakfast and enjoy the performing art live at the museum. You will have your lunch en-route and transfer to Nyungwe National Park, spending the evening at a tea plantation. Dinner and Overnight at Nyungwe forest lodge /Gisakura guest house. Meal plan: F/B

Day 6 : Chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe forest National Park

Having had your morning breakfast, prepare for a briefing from the rangers session before setting out into Nyungwe forest National Park for Chimpanzee trekking, enjoy a full hour with these beautiful and playful creatures, take plenty of pictures of your experience with them. Return to your lodge for lunch and later you will visit the tea plantations. Return to your lodge in the evening for dinner and overnight. Meal plan: F/B

Day 7 : Kibuye - Lake Kivu

You will transfer to Kibuye after your breakfast, a place endowed with beautiful scenery for you to enjoy a lot of photographs. Visit Bisesero genocide memorial. After your lunch stop, you will continue to Kibuye -Nyange school genocide memorial and a boat ride to Amahoro Island, the Island of Peace. Dinner and overnight at a recommended hotel in Kibuye. Meal plan: F/B

Day 8 : Gisenyi and Lake Kivu

Have breakfast and thereafter depart to Gisenyi with visit the fishing village, hot springs, visit DRC – Rwandan border (Gisenyi town) and relax at the lake side in the evening. Dinner and Overnight at your booked safari lodge on the shores of Lake Kivu.

Day 9 : Hot springs - Kinigi

After breakfast, you will visit Kinigi to experience traditional dancing and singing alongside Rwandan drums. Get involved in preparing Rwandan local cuisines. Meal plan: F/B

Day 10 : Twin Lakes

Wake up ready for a great fishing adventure at Lake Ruhondo where you will learn about local fishing methods. Continue on your adventure to visit Street Children Project in Ruhengeri. After your lunch, you will visit the beer brewing plants and learn the process of making typical Rwandan beer as well as get a taste of it. Dinner and overnight at Kinigi guest house. Meal plan: F/B

Day 11 : Gorilla trekking Volcanoes National Park

After your breakfast, head to the park offices for a gorilla tracking briefing to help you get some useful information about these creatures as well as the dos and don’ts while in their presence. Thereafter, you will enter the forest to search the shy mountain Gorillas. The trekking may be full day/half day depending on the movement of these gentle giants. You will be allowed one hour with the gentle giants to enjoy them with plenty of pictures, observing their movements. You will later return to your lodge after your amazing time with these creatures and have an afternoon of relaxation. Later you will retire for the day. Meal plan: F/B

Day 12 : Kigali - Departure

You will visit the craft markets at Caplak after you have had your breakfast, here at the craft market you will get lots of souvenirs to take with you back home. You will then drive to the airport after lunch to get to your scheduled flight back home. Meal plan: F/B. End of your Discover Rwanda Safari

The package for Discover Rwanda includes

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
  • Game drive
  • Boat ride
  • Park fees
  • Gorilla trekking permit
  • Chimpanzee tracking permit
  • Visit Lake Kivu and boat ride
  • City tour

The package for Discover Rwanda excludes

  • Air fare
  • Rwanda Visa
  • Luxury drinks
  • laundry
  • tips to local guides
  • telephone and porter fee while trekking
  • personal insurance
  • personal shopping bills and cigarettes and any other item not mentioned above