10 days Rwanda Safari with Gorilla trekking & Chimpanzee Rwanda

A 10-days Rwanda safari experience with gorilla trekking, Chimpanzee tracking and wildlife tours will lead you to Akagera National Park for an adventurous game drive and a boat ride on Lake Ihema. You will have a village visit and view twin lakes. You will do Chimpanzee trekking under the thick enchanting canopies at Nyungwe forest. Visit Volcanoes National Park to track the gentle giants and get to spend time with them for close to one hour. Wind your trip with a Kigali city tour.

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Highlights of a 10-days Rwanda Safari with Gorilla Trekking and Chimpanzee Tracking

  • Game Viewing in Akagera National Park
  • Launch cruise on Lake Kivu
  • A professional English-speaking guide and driver
  • Panoramic scenic viewing of beautiful country for photos
  • Visit Nyanza King’s Palace and also the museums.
  • Chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe National Park
  • Gorilla tracking in Volcanoes National Park
  • Cultural and community interaction of Rwandese people
  • Airport Transfers

Detailed itinerary for 10 days Rwanda Safari with Gorilla Trekking and Chimpanzee in Nyungwe

Day 1: Airport transfer to Kigali

At the airport, you will meet your driver/guide, who will brief you about the trip and transfer you to your booked accommodation for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options

  • Up Market: Kigali Serena Hotel
  • Mid-range: Classic Hotel Kigali
  • Budget: Flame Tree Village Kigali
  • Meal plan: Dinner

Day 2: Transfer to Akagera National Park

After your breakfast, your driver/guide will pick you up and be transferred to Akagera National Park. Check into your booked safari lodge and have lunch. Most importantly, head out for an evening game drive where you may get to spot African Elephants, Lions, Zebra, leopards, Topi, Oribi, Antelopes and different other wild animals.

African Elephant

African Elephant in Akagera National Park

Accommodation Options

  • Up Market: Akagera Game Lodge
  • Mid-range: Ruzizi Tented Camp
  • Budget: Golf Hills Residence
  • Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Akagera National Park Game drives and boat ride

After breakfast, set out for an early morning game drive to catch up with early morning risers looking for breakfast, these include; Elephants, lions, Zebra, giraffes, and antelopes to mention but a few. Besides that, return to the lodge to get a few minutes of relaxation before lunch and later after your lunch, you will set out for a boat cruise on Lake Ihema to get a chance to spot aquatic wildlife like hippos and crocodiles. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Giraffe in Akagera National Park

Accommodation Options

  • Up Market: Akagera Game Lodge
  • Mid-range: Ruzizi Tented Camp
  • Budget: Golf Hills Residence
  • Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4: Visit Nyanza king’s palace and the museums

After breakfast, you will transfer to Butare. Get to visit the Cathedral of Kabagayi, and these other historical sites en route, have lunch, then visit the ancient King’s palace at Nyanza and National Museum, and finally spend the evening deep in Nyungwe forest. Dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options

  • Up Market: Nyungwe forest lodge
  • Mid-range: Nyungwe top view hotel
  • Budget: Gisakura guest house
  • Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5: Chimpanzee trekking Nyungwe National Park

Wake up early for your breakfast then proceed to the park headquarters for a briefing about Chimpanzee trekking do and don’t by the rangers, spending about 1 hour with the Chimpanzees, return for lunch and after visit the tea plantation. Evening relax at your lodge as you wait for dinner and overnight.

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Chimpanzee Trekking in Nyungwe Forest National Park

Accommodation Options

  • Up Market: Nyungwe forest lodge
  • Mid-range: Nyungwe top view hotel
  • Budget: Gisakura guest house
  • Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6: Transfer from Kibuye and Lake Kivu

After your breakfast, transfer to Kibuye, and experience the beautiful scenery with photo moments. Besides that, visit the Bisesero genocide memorial and later have lunch, head out to the Nyange school genocide memorial then conclude the day with a boat ride to Amahoro Island, the Island of Peace. Dinner and overnight at Lake Kivu.

Accommodation Options

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

Day 7: Transfer from Lake Kivu to Gisenyi

Depart from Lake Kivu to Gisenyi after breakfast; visit the fishing village, and hot springs near the DRC‐Rwanda border (Gisenyi town). Most importantly get to relax at the lakeside in the evening. Dinner and Overnight.

Accommodation Options

  • 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 tracking Volcanoes National Park

After your breakfast, transfer to Kinigi headquarters for a briefing before starting the Gorilla trekking with your packed lunch. Later, visit the traditional dancers and learn about Rwandan drumming, singing and dancing. Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park

Accommodation Options

  • Up Market: Mountain Gorilla view lodge
  • Mid-range: Le’bambou gorilla lodge
  • Budget: Kinigi guest house
  • Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 9: Community Rwanda Experience

Have breakfast and later head out for a community experiential tour to learn about Rwanda’s tradition of cooking in a local family at the Iby‘Iwacu cultural village, learn how to weave baskets with the help of the local women and you will acquire lessons in sorghum and banana beer production then transfer to Kigali for dinner and overnight.

Rwanda Cultural experience

Rwanda Cultural experience

Accommodation Options

  • Up Market: Kigali Serena Hotel
  • Mid-range: Classic Hotel
  • Budget: Flame Tree Village Kigali
  • Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10: Transfer to Kigali and Departure

After your breakfast, do a brief tour of Kigali City before heading out to the airport for your flight back home. Marking the end of your 10 days Rwanda Safari.

10-days Rwanda Safari with Gorilla trekking and Chimpanzee in Nyungwe include:

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
  • Park entry fee
  • Gorilla tracking permit
  • Chimpanzee trekking permit
  • Visit Dian Fossey and Karisoke research centre
  • Visit Lake Kivu and boat ride

10-days Rwanda Safari with Gorilla trekking and Chimpanzee in Nyungwe exclude:

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