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12 days discover Rwanda safari, chimpanzee and gorilla trekking tour with Simba African 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 by viewing different animal species like Mountain gorillas, Chimpanzees and big fives animals and lots of birds.

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12 Days Discover Rwanda
Chimpanzee trekking Nyungwe Forest National Park

Highlights for 12 Days Discover Rwanda Safari with Chimpanzee and Gorilla trekking.

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

Detailed itinerary for 12 Days Discover Rwanda Safari with Chimpanzee and Gorilla trekking Volcanoes.

Day 1: Airport transfer to Kigali City

Upon your arrival at Kigali airport meet our guide/driver, who will welcome you and brief you about the trip. Most importantly transfer to your reserved hotel for dinner and overnight. Meal plan: Half Board

Day 2: Transfer to Ntarama Genocide Memorial and Akagera National Park

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

Day 3: Visit Akagera National Park

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

African Elephant
African Elephant in Akagera National Park

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 Rwandan art. Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight. Meal plan: Full Board

Day 5: Butare and Chimpanzee tracking Nyungwe Forest National Park

After your breakfast, enjoy the performing art live at the museum. Lunch en route and transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park, spending the evening at a tea plantation. Dinner and Overnight at Nyungwe forest lodge / Gisakura guest house. Meal plan: Full Board

Day 6: Chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe Forest National Park

Have breakfast, prepare for a briefing from the ranger’s session before setting out into Nyungwe Forest National Park for Chimpanzee trekking, most importantly, enjoy a full hour with these beautiful and playful creatures, and take plenty of pictures of your experience with them. Return to your lodge for lunch and later visit the tea plantations. Return to your lodge in the evening for dinner and overnight. Meal plan: Full Board

12 days Discover Rwanda
Chimpanzee Tracking Nyungwe Forest National Park

Day 7: Visit Kibuye and Lake Kivu

After breakfast, transfer to Kibuye a place endowed with beautiful scenery, visit the Bisesero genocide memorial, lunch en route, 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: Full Board

Day 8: visit Gisenyi and Lake Kivu

Have breakfast and thereafter depart to Gisenyi to visit the fishing village, and hot springs, visit the DRC-Rwanda border (Gisenyi town) and relax at the lakeside in the evening. Dinner and overnight at your booked safari lodge on the shores of Lake Kivu.

Day 9: visit Hot springs and 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: Full Board

Day 10: visit Rwanda 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 lunch, you will visit the beer brewing plants and learn the process of making typical Rwandan beer and most importantly get a taste of it. Dinner and overnight at Kinigi guest house. Meal plan: Full Board

Day 11: Gorilla trekking Volcanoes National Park

After breakfast, head to the park headquarters for a gorilla tracking briefing to help you get some useful information about these creatures as well as the do’s and don’ts while in their presence. Besides that, you will enter the forest to search the shy mountain Gorillas. The trekking may be full/half day depending on the movement of these gentle giants. You will be allowed an hour with the gentle giants to enjoy them with plenty of pictures, observing their movements. Later you will retire for the day. Meal plan: Full Board

mountain gorilla
Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park

Day 12: Transfer to Kigali and Departure

After breakfast, you will visit the craft markets at Caplak where 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. End of your 12 days Discover Rwanda Safaris

12 Days Discover Rwanda Safari with Chimpanzee and Gorilla trekking 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.

However, 12 Days Discover Rwanda with Chimpanzee and Gorilla trekking excludes.

  • Airfare.
  • Rwanda Visa.
  • Luxury drinks.
  • Laundry.
  • Tips to local guides.
  • Telephone and porter fee while trekking.
  • Personal insurance.
  • Personal shopping bills, cigarettes and any other item not mentioned above.
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