7-Day Epic Rwanda Safari Including Gorilla Trekking

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18
7 Days
Availability : As you Plan
Volcanoes National Park
KIGALI
Max People : Private Tailored Safari

Overview


A state almost literally at the heart or the center of the African continent, Rwanda has much to behold. Just like several other African countries, Rwanda is teeming with African wildlife and wilderness. One of the unique things you will get to do here is seeing rare golden monkeys and mountain gorillas that find their home in bamboo forests. It’s really not just about the safari and savannah here, but the warmth of people you meet as well.

There are also a few volcanoes there for exploration.

Let Home to Africa take you on this remarkable safari into Rwanda and the Fond Memory will be unforgettable.

Fun: golden monkey and gorilla trekking in Volcanoes, chimp trekking plus canopy walk experience in Nyungwe, interacting with the local people.

Bragging Right: Close encounter with the golden monkeys, mountain gorillas and chimps firsthand in their natural habitat, touring the wild Rwanda.

My trip at a glance
Day and Date Destination Attention Accommodation Meals
Day One Kigali Airport | Hotel
  • Arrival in Kigali and overnight in the booked hotel.
Great Season Hotel Dinner
Day Two Kigali City | Volcanoes NP
  • Pick Up for City Tour and transfer to Volcanoes National Park.
Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Three Volcanoes NP
  • Undertake golden monkey trekking and community visit.
Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Four Volcanoes NP
  • Go out for gorilla trekking in the Volcanoes NP.
Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Five Nyungwe NP
  • Exit Volcanoes and transfer to Nyungwe National Park.
Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six Nyungwe NP
  • Undertake chimp trekking and the canopy walk experience.
Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel Breakfast, Lunch
Day Seven Kigali
  • Exit Nyungwe, visit the ethnographic museum, King’s Palace Museum-Rukari and transfer to Kigali for flight out.
Not Provided (Unless Requested) Breakfast, Lunch
My trip Step – by – Step

Day 1: Arrival in Kigali and overnight in the booked hotel.

On arrival at Kigali International Airport in Rwanda, you will be received by one of our representative/guide who will welcome you to Rwanda and brief you about your safari. Thereafter, you will be transferred to your accommodation for relaxation and the overnight stay.

 

Day 2: Pick Up for City Tour and transfer to Volcanoes National Park.

Early morning pick up by our company tour guide who will take you around Kigali City for the city tour. Expect excursion to places like the national museum, local markets, and art and craft shops, genocide memorial grounds.

Later, you will transfer to Volcanoes National Park. The park is part of the great Virunga volcano conservation region spanning to cover Virunga national park Congo and Mgahinga national park Uganda. Volcanoes national park is home to Mountain Gorilla and golden monkeys. The park also harbors 178 bird species including at least 29 endemics to Rwenzori Mountains and the Virungas.

You will reach and check into your accommodation and have relaxation and later you will have dinner and the overnight stay.

 

Day 3: Undertake golden monkey trekking and community visit.

Golden monkeys trekking takes place in Volcanoes national park and at the same time 7:00 just like gorillas. These rare species are also listed as endangered – and Volcanoes national park currently has two habituated golden monkeys’ troops that are available for visiting by tourists in the park, both of which make about 80 members. They are very active creatures, and jump from tree to tree which is really interesting and a little difficult to photograph! The golden monkey trek is worth going for while in Volcanoes National Park and if you’re interested in wildlife, this is a rare and delightful experience not to be missed!

The exercise starts with a short briefing from the park ranger at the RDB Office. Thereafter, you will proceed to track the golden monkeys through the rainforest on the volcanoes. Later, you will go for a community visit (if time and energy allows) and thereafter return to your accommodation for the overnight stay.

 

Day 4: Go out for gorilla trekking in the Volcanoes NP.

After an early morning breakfast, walk to the park headquarters for briefing on the dos and don’ts during this activity and thereafter you will proceed to the gorilla trail. Gorilla tracking normally lasts between 2 to 8 hours or even a day to encounter the gorillas. However, you will be allowed to stay in the presence of these awesome apes for at least an hour. It is advisable that you carry packed lunch as one cannot determine how long it may take to encounter the mountain gorillas.

Return to your accommodation and have relaxation after the strenuous trekking. Later, you will have your dinner and the overnight rest.

 

 

Day 5: Exit Volcanoes and transfer to Nyungwe National Park

Have a morning breakfast and then go for boat ride enroute Nyungwe. Thereafter, embark on the journey to Nyungwe National Park. Nyungwe National Park lies in southwest Rwanda, partly abutting the Burundi border. It’s a vast area of mountain rainforest, home to many species of chimpanzees, plus owl-faced and colobus monkeys. The Canopy Walkway is one of the highlights while here. A high suspension bridge with views over the valley and surrounding forests.

You will enjoy scenic drive to Nyungwe National Park, arriving in time for lunch and an afternoon relaxation enjoying the Lodge’s amenities and also an evening tea ceremony.

 

Day 6: Undertake chimp trekking and the canopy walk experience.

Enjoy your breakfast and thereafter depart to Cyamudongo (where your chimp trekking will begin). You will return to your accommodation after the chimp trekking experience for lunch (awaiting the canopy walk experience).

After your lunch and a brief repose at the accommodation, head out to undertake the canopy walk. This is the most incredible adventures you don’t want to miss. You will have the opportunity to see the monkeys move around in the tree tops, the birds that are flying above you and below you and a beautiful view of the huge Nyungwe forest. It’s also an amazing sight.

 

Day 7: Exit Nyungwe, visit the ethnographic museum, King’s Palalce Museum-Rukari and transfer to Kigali for flight out.

Have an early morning breakfast and then checkout to proceed to Butare (where you will visit) the ethnographic museum before embarking on a drive to Kigali.

After the ethnographic museum, you will also visit King’s Palace Museum-Rukari (Based in Nyanza, 88 km south of Kigali City). This was the residence of King Mutara III Rudahigwa and the Royal Palace that was traditionally built. This Palace offers a detailed look into Rwandan traditional seat of their monarchy, it is an impressive museum, restored to its 19th century state and made entirely with traditional materials.

Thereafter, transfer for your flight out (which we recommend to be in the late afternoon/evening) in Kigali. We hope to see you (or any referral) when next, you visit and thanks for choosing Home to Africa!

Our Pricing

Travelers Price/Person Discount From Base
Solo Traveler 3140 Base Price
2 Person Sharing 2370 24.52%
3 Persons Sharing 2210 29.62%
4 Persons Sharing 2080 33.76%
5 Persons Sharing 1960 37.58%
6 Or More Persons Sharing 1870 40.45%
Inclusion Exclusion
  • All airport/hotel pick-ups and drop off.
  • Activities not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All Accommodation as per the itinerary.
  • Phone calls and bar bills.
  • Meals as specified on the itinerary.
  • Personal insurance
  • Services of a full time English speaking driver/guide.
  • Laundry.
  • Water while on safari.
  • Golden monkey trekking permit
  • Air fare.
  • Applicable park entrance fee.
  • Chimp trekking permit per person.
  • Driver guide’s gratuity.
  • Transportation by a safari Car.
  • Gorilla permit: USD 1500
  • And all government taxes/levies.
  • All activities as stipulated in the itinerary.
  • All other Services of a personal nature.
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