9-Day Best of Rwanda Including Gorilla Trekking and the Big-5– Customized Rwanda Tour Package.

9 Days | 8 Nights

Safari Overview

On this 9-day odyssey with our “Best of Rwanda tour” The major highlights of this adventure trip are Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes NP and the Big-5 wildlife experience in Akagera NP. You will also tour the vibrant Kigali city which is referred to as the cleanest city in Africa. Join us for an adventure that captures the essence of Rwanda’s beauty and resilience to discover Africa’s untamed wilderness in its purest form.

Day to Day itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival at Kigali International Airport, pickup, and transfer to the Hotel.

Upon arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will be received and welcomed to Rwanda/the land of a thousand hills by the assigned Professional Private Trip representative in Rwanda. Then you will be transferred to your booked hotel for dinner and overnight.

 

Lodge/Hotel: The Manor Hotel Mid-Range Level
Meal plan: Full Board (FB)
Day 2 : Depart Kigali and transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park.

Wake up very early in the morning and take your breakfast then afterwards embark on a long drive to Butare which is the second largest city to Kigali in Rwanda. It is home to various historical sites of Rwanda like the museum, the university, and the research institute. On the way, you will visit Nyanza housing the king’s palace to gain more historical insights. View all kinds of handicrafts like ceramics, woodcarvings, and basketry. Reach Butare in the afternoon for lunch and then drive to Nyungwe Forest National Park. You will arrive in the evening and do little but check in at Nyungwe Top View Hotel for dinner and overnight.

 

Lodge/Hotel: Nyungwe Top View Hotel  Mid range Level
Meal plan: Full Board (FB)
Day : Chimpanzee Trekking Experience.

Be up very early and have breakfast and together with a packed lunch go for chimpanzee trekking briefing by the ranger guides on dos and donts during trekking and thereafter, enter Nyungwe forest accompanied by the ranger guides in search of colonies of Chimpanzees and many monkey species like Golden monkeys, Blue Monkeys, red-tailed monkeys and grey checked Mangabeys, Colobus monkeys, plus beautiful forest birds among others. Then in the evening return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

 

Lodge/Hotel: Nyungwe Top View Hotel  Mid-range Level
Meal plan: Full Board (FB)
Day 4 : Exit Nyungwe National Park and Transfer to Kibuye town.

Have breakfast, and then depart Nyungwe National Park for Kibuye. You will pass through the green fields of tea plantations and explore the shores of Lake Kivu. Kibuye is the most beautiful among all the three resort towns on Lake Kivu. You will arrive at Kibuye during lunchtime. After the Nyungwe activities, some tourists will welcome the relaxing moments on the shores of Lake Kivu. Lake Kivu is a unique lake whose deep waters contain an enormous quantity of dissolved gas. Check-in for dinner and overnight at Mariah Hill Resort.

 

Lodge/Hotel: Mariah Hill Resort  Mid-range Level
Meal plan: Full Board (FB)
Day 5 : Head to Rubavu/ Gisenyi.

After breakfast head northeast, which is parallel to Lake Kivu. You will have the opportunity to see the daily lives of the people in the countryside as it has been lived for centuries, virtually unchanged. This is a very scenic route and provides the opportunity to see the people at work cultivating bananas, cassava, sorghum, beans, rice, potatoes, and even coffee in their steep and tiny fields. In addition, there are several massive tea plantations, villages, innumerable tiny brickworks, and many others. Arrive in Gisenyi in time for lunch and then check in at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel for dinner and overnight.

 

Lodge/Hotel: Serena Hotel Kivu  Mid-range Level
Meal plan: Full Board (FB)
Day 6:  : Gorilla Trekking Experience in Volcanoes National Park.

Have a very early breakfast and then head straight to the Volcanoes National Park offices located in the district of Musanze for a briefing about the gorillas, the rules to follow during gorilla trekking, and the allocation of Gorilla groups by the guides. Thereafter get into the tropical rainforest and search for the mountain gorillas starting from where they were the previous day until you find them. You will find them doing their daily chores of feeding their young ones, climbing trees, and others just relaxing. Take your best photographs having switched off your flash. You will be allowed a maximum of 1 hour in the presence of these charismatic creatures observing them and learning their way of life and the shrill of spending time observing these gentle and endangered giants is awesome and an exciting experience to be long-savored. After the trek, return to the park offices for your gorilla tracking certificate.  And then return to the hotel for lunch and some relaxation. Optional: If time allows and you’re interested head out for an afternoon/evening, tour of the lake and see the exceptional caves around the lake and take remembrance photos with lots of fun poses near the caves then return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

 

Lodge/Hotel: Serena Hotel Kivu  Mid-range Level
Meal plan: Full Board (FB)
Day 7 : Go Explore Akagera National Park.

Be up early for breakfast and then, embark on the long journey from the Volcanoes National Park to Akagera National Park. Take an en-route game drive to spot some wildlife species like Elephants, Zebras, Common Elands, Impalas, and primates like Chimpanzees among others. Reach in the evening and check in at Akagera Game Lodge for dinner and overnight.

 

Lodge/Hotel: Akagera Game Lodge  Mid-range Level
Meal plan: Full Board (FB)
Day 8 : Akagera morning game drive and Afternoon Boat Ride.

Have breakfast, after go for a dawn game drive to spot wildlife species like lions, elephants, buffaloes, Impalas, and water bucks, warthogs, giraffes among others. Return to lodge for lunch and some relaxation then later in the afternoon take a boat cruise along Lake Ihema on this cruise expect to spot wildlife like hippos, crocodiles, and a variety of bird species at the banks of the Lake. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

 

Lodge/Hotel: Akagera Game Lodge  Mid-range Level
Meal plan: Full Board (FB)
Day 9 : Kigali City tour and departure.

Rise up early in the morning and have your breakfast then drive to Kigali reaching there a little bit earlier and straight away go for a city tour. This will encompass visiting several craft shops with lovely works of art, the Belgium Memorial, the Kigali Historical Museum, genocide museum which are good places to learn about the history of Rwanda. Then later transfer to the airport for your return flight and this will automatically mark the end of the Rwanda safari Tour. What a better way to end your safari than exploring this most exciting vibrant city of Kigali, an exhilarating adventure taking with you unforgettable memories of your wildlife adventure in Rwanda and longing to return to this enchanting wilderness in the future. We hope to see you (or any referral) when next, you visit, and thanks for choosing Private Trip Uganda!

 

Lodge/Hotel: Ony Recommended on request.
Meal plan: Half Board (HB)

Safari Pricing

1 Pax 2 Pax 3 Pax 4 Pax 5 Pax 6 Pax
USD $1,000 USD $1,000 USD $1,000 USD $1,000 USD $1,000 USD $1,000

Tour Inclusions


Meals specified and accommodation with en suite facilities.
Ground transportation in a comfortable 4×4 safari car.
Applicable Park entrance, activity fees.
Professional English-speaking Tour Driver-guide.
Gorilla trekking permit per person participating(1500 USD).
Chimp tracking permit per person participating(90USD).
Bottled water while on safari.
Complimentary airport/hotel pick-up and drop off.
Activities as stipulated (except those stated as optional).

Tour Exclusions


Activities not mentioned in the itinerary.
Phone calls and bar bills.
Personal/travel insurance.
Driver guide’s gratuity (recommended).
All Other Services of a personal nature (e.g. LAUNDRY, Flight ticket(s).
Entry visa into Uganda (Click Here).
All kinds of drinks except water.
Any activity stated as “OPTIONAL”.
Covid-19 tests (if any).

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