9 Days Grand Gorilla Trekking Rwanda Safari
This is an awe-inspiring, grand tour at Rwanda that will takes you to the Akagera national park, Lake Ihema, Volcanoes national park and Nyungwe forest. At this tour you will spot the abundant of wildlife species and the take the sightseeing while cruise along Lake Ihema. And the proceed with primates trekking at Volcanoes national park for Gorilla trekking without exclude Nyungwe forest for amazing Chimpanzee trekking. This tour is for those who have plenty of time to enjoy and taste the flavor of African Safaris especially in Rwanda. Upon your arrival day at Kigali International Airport, you will be transferred to Kigali Hotel/lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 1: Kigali to Akagare National Park
In the morning after your hot breakfast at Hotel/lodge at Kigali, now it’s your time to depart heading to Akagera National park for a full day game drive. The park is located at the Eastern of Rwanda bordering Tanzania, and its characterized with woodlands, swamps as well as Savannah climate. Game here is incredible with abundant of wildlife such as predators leopard, hyena, side-striped jackal and lion and grazers like duiker, oribi, bohor reedbuck, klipspringer, bushbuck and impala. Of the primates, olive baboons, vervets and the secretive blue monkey are seen during the day, with bush babies often seen on night drives. In the evening after game you will taken back to Akagera game lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Meal and accommodation at Akagera game lodge
Day 2: Full day Game drive and Boat ride
In the morning after hot breakfast at Game lodge, you will enjoy your morning game drive at Akagera national park. While In the afternoon you will have a pleasant moment at the park while enjoy your lunch, waiting for departure to Lake Ihema for boat riding. You will enjoy boat safari at Lake Ihema while encountering different bird species as well as some wildlife such as primates. In the evening you will depart at Game lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Meal and accommodation at Ihema lodge
Day 3: Akagera to Volcanoes National park
In the morning you will enjoy your hot cup of coffee and then after, you will be transferred to Volcanoes park for a lifetime encounter of Mountain Gorilla trekking. You will have a great time whereby, hiking and see Gorillas families will be a strenuous on tracking climbing through the forest while observing these Giants cousins of humans, which is the great lifetime experience. In the evening you will depart to Mount Gorilla for dinner and overnight stay.
Meal and accommodation at Mountain Gorilla View lodge
Day 4: Full day Mount Gorilla Trekking
Today after your hot breakfast at View lodge, encounter a thrilling trekking through a subtle foothills of Virunga that offers a spectacular view in all direction while on the way. Finally you will find yourself at Volcanoes National park, where colourful birds, rare golden Monkies as well as herds of Elephants and Bufallo use to be accommodated here. You will keep on enjoy Gorilla trekking which is queity a lifetime experience to get familiar with these Giants. In the evening after trekking you will depart at View lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Meal and accommodation Gorilla Mountain View Lodge
Day 5: Mountain Gorilla trekking
Proceeding with Mount Gorilla trekking, in the morning after hot breakfast at View lodge, whereby your Guide will lead your steps at Volcanoes national park. You will enjoy taking your funny lifetime picture for memories together with these gentle giants, cousins of humans as well as their habitats. In the afternoon/evening your local guide will take you to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Meal and accommodation at Mount Gorilla View Lodge
Day 6: Volcanoes to Nyungwe Forest
Today is your time to experience another type of big wild primates known as Chimpanzee at Nyungwe forest, in the morning after hot breakfast at View lodge when you will depart heading to Nyungwe forest, while enjoying your lunch on route, and visit Rwanda genocide memorials before check in at Nyungwe forest lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Meal and accommodation at Nyungwe forest lodge
Day 7 & 8: Chimpanzee trekking Nyungwe forest
In the morning after breakfast at Nyungwe lodge, you will depart to Nyungwe offices for primates briefing as well as the forest history, before trekking for Chimpanzee. While on this walk expect to spot other primates like the white and black Columbus, Vervet monkeys, red tailed monkeys manage ably. Also birds species can be spotted too in the Nyungwe National park, return to lodge for lunch and then evening take the canopy walk looking for primates, birds and the clear of the green canopy cover. In the evening you will return back to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Meal and accommodation at Nyungwe Forest lodge
Day 9: Nyungwe forest to Kigali
Depends on your International flight departure time, after breakfast at the lodge, you will proceed with forest walk for a half day, and then after driver guide will takes you to Kigali International airport for flight back home “end of your lifetime safari”
• Akagera National park ( 2 days)
• Volcanoes National park (3 days)
• Nyungwe forest national park ( 4 days)
• Kigali lodge/hotel (arrival day)
• Akagera game lodge (1 night)
• Ihema lodge ( 1 night)
• Mount Gorilla view lodge ( 3 nights)
• Nyungwe forest lodge (3 nights)
• 4×4 Min-Van (pick up from air-port to Kigali and back to Air-port)
Meals & Drinks
• Miners water (all 4 days)
• Meals as directed on program
• Mountain Gorilla and chimpanzee trekking
• Boat riding
• Wildroot Safaris Trekking guide
Visa and insurance:
• All international Visa 100$ for Americans and 100$ for Europeans countries
• All international and local flights
• Personal expenses
• Activities not mentioned on program
• Gratitude for your trip crew