For this seven-day Rwanda package, you will trek Mountain Gorillas in Volcanoes before you switch to Nyungwe Forest National Park for great encounters with the Chimpanzee primates. It includes a visit to two of Rwanda’s prominent parks.
Day 1: Airport Pick up – Transfer to Volcanoes.
You will be welcomed by our driver, and transferred to Kigali for a city tour. After the city tour, have lunch and then drive to Volcanoes National Park. Stay at
Budget: Muhabura Hotel
Mid-range: Da Vince Lodge.
Luxury; Mountain Gorilla View Lodge.
Day 2: Gorilla Trek – Iby’wachu Cultural Village.
Early in the morning, transfer up to the park headquarters for the briefing conducted to highlight trekkers about the Gorilla trek. You are required to come with your packed food and drinking water.
The Journey to the Jungle starts after briefing and you will search for the Gorillas until you locate them in the jungle.
You are allowed to be in their presence for one hour after descending back to the Lodge for relaxation. Later in the evening, you will visit the Iby’wachu cultural village.
Day 3: Dian Fossey Hiking.
After your morning breakfast is at the Park headquarters for a remarkable hike up to the Dian Fossey graveyard.
Reaching there, you will tour around and also visit the nearby research Centre for an insight into the conservation work done during her time. After returning for a transfer to Lake Kivu – relax at the beach and overnight stay at:
Mid-range: Malahide/Waterfront resort
Luxury: Lake Kivu Serena.
Day 4: Lake Kivu – Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park.
Early in the morning, check out for a journey to Nyungwe Forest National Park in the Southwestern part of Rwanda.
Lunch is provided en route. You will arrive in the evening, check in at the lodge and relax. Stay at:
Budget: Gisakura Guest House
Mid-range: Nyungwe Top View Lodge.
Luxury: Nyungwe House.
Day 5: Chimpanzee Tracking in Nyungwe.
Be at the Park headquarters for briefing and after the driver with the ranger guide will transfer up to the starting point in Chamudongo.
While in the Jungle, you are exposed to other primates and bird species. After some time with the chimpanzees, you start the journey back to the starting point for transfer back to the lodge.
Day 6: Canopy Walk in Nyungwe
In the eastern part of Africa, you can have this experience only in Rwanda’s Nyungwe forest. You are first briefed about the walk and after you descend via trails that wind through dense jungles up to the starting point.
You will take in views of tree tops, towering Virunga volcanoes, stretching vegetation and some bird species. After the walk, you ascend back to meet your guide.
Day 7: Kigali city tour – Departure.
Have your breakfast and after check out for the drive to Kigali. You will visit some historical sites like Nyanza palace, Butare Museum and Murambi memorial en route. Once you reach Kigali, have lunch and transfer to the airport for your return flight.
- Gorilla & Chimps Permits
- Park Ranger Fees
- Full Board Accommodation
- English-speaking Driver/Guide
- Ground Transportation by a 4×4 safari vehicle
- Airport pick & Drop.
- Kigali City Tour.
- Canopy Walk.
- Visa Fees
- Personal Insurance
- Personal expenses.