This 8 night’s safari will take you to most of the adventurous spots of the country. The tour starts and ends in Kigali and will take you to Nyungwe forest National Park, PNV national park and Akagera National park with en route stops at Kibuye and lake Kivu.
Day 1, Arrive in Kigali and Airport pick up
Upon arrival at the international Airport in Kigali, you will be met by our company driver guide who will transfer you to your assigned accommodation facility in the country’s capital for dinner and overnight stay at Kigali Serena Hotel/Hotel Chezlando/Step Town Motel. For early arrivals, you will first have a city tour around the country’s capital by visiting the Genocide Memorial sites, Craft shops, local markets for African shopping and so on.
Day 2, Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park
After a fully served breakfast at your Hotel in Kigali, you will be transferred to Nyungwe forest National Park. En route to the park you will visit Butare town and also the cultural museum and the botanical gardens there. You will also visit the old King’s palace in Nyanza. Your lunch will be in Butare and then later you will proceed to the park. Upon arrival, you may decide to go for a guided nature tour with in the forest like the canopy walk. Dinner and overnight at Gisakura guest house/ Nyungwe Forest Lodge/Nyungwe Hill top view Hotel
Day 3, Chimpanzee Tracking with in Nyungwe Forest
Early morning at 5:00am, you will leave your lodge and enter the forest with ranger guides to track the Chimpanzee. This activity can take a short time from like one hour or a long time for like a full day and all depends on where the chimpanzees are because they are unpredictable and move long distances and some times, you may not see them. Besides the Chimpanzee, there are other primate species which can be seen in the forest like the Rwenzori colobus, L’Hoest’s monkey, Silver monkey, Owl faced monkey and the Grey cheeked Mangabey. Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay at Gisakura guest house/ Nyungwe Forest Lodge/Nyungwe Hill top view Hotel
Day 4, Transfer to Kibuye on the shores of Lake Kivu
After breakfast, you will transfer to Kibuye town on the shores of Lake Kivu to start your safari exploration of the area. En route to the town, you will visit the Genocide Memorial of Bisesero. Have lunch and after you will relax on the shores of the lake as you prepare for your transfer to Ruhengeri the next morning. Dinner and overnight at Hotel Bethany/ Molia Hill Lodge/Lake Kivu Serena Hotel
Day 5, Boat trip and transfer to Volcanoes National Park
After breakfast, you will go for the speed-boat trip to Gisenyi town for lunch. After lunch, you will proceed to Ruhengeri for dinner and overnight stay at Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Nest Lodge/La Palme Hotel/Kinigi Guest House
Day 6, Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park
After an early morning breakfast, you will be transferred to the park headquarters in Kinigi for a briefing from the ORTPN officials. After the briefing, you will be allocated Gorilla groups where you will also be accompanied by ranger guides. You will trek through the forest as you search for the rare endangered Mountain Gorilla species. It will not be an easy task since you will encounter swamps, hills, valleys and so on but once you reach the exact place where the Gorillas are, you will forget all the hardships that you have gone through the past few hours and you will enjoy the one hour you will have with them. Such moment will be your best and the greatest among all. After the interaction, you will return to your lodge for refreshments, dinner and overnight stay at Gorilla Nest Lodge/La Palme Hotel/Kinigi Guest House
Day 7, Transfer to Akagera National Park
After an early served breakfast, you will drive east wards to Akagera National Park. Upon arrival, you will go for the afternoon game drive On your arrive at the park, carry out an afternoon game drive and you will be able to see a variety of birds and animals such as elephant, giraffe, buffalo, spotted hyena, hippo, and crocodiles. Overnight and dinner at Akagera Safari Lodge/Dereva Hotel
Day 8, boat ride
After breakfast, you will go for the morning game drive and after take a canoe ride on Lake Ihema. Look out for water loving animals like Hippos, Nile Crocodiles, and a lot of bird species. Dinner and overnight and dinner at Akagera Safari Lodge/Dereva Hotel
Day 9, Transfer to Kigali
After breakfast, go for the last game drive as you exit the park to Kigali. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the Airport for your flight back home.