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7 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari

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7 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari

This one week Rwanda wildlife safari gives you an opportunity to explore Rwanda. Rwanda is a unique tour destination in Africa and a home to the rare mountain gorillas. Rwanda has three national parks and each park has its own different attractions. The parks include; Volcanoes national park which is popularly known for mountain gorillas and golden monkeys, Nyungwe national park that is popularly  known for chimpanzees and then finally Akagera national park which is known for wildlife games such as buffaloes, elephants, zebras, lions, and many others.

These 7 days Rwanda wildlife safari will give you an opportunity to have game drives, do gorilla trekking in Volcanoes national park, excellent bird watching, cultural experiences and nature walks. Volcanoes national park is located in the Northern Province, with attractions such as Mountain gorillas, Golden monkeys, Dian Fossy grave, Musanze cave, Twin lakes of Bulera and Ruhondo, Mount Bisoke, Karisimbi and then local communities.

Trip Highlights

Kigali city tour, Gorilla trekking, golden monkey trekking, Visiting Dian Fossy tomb and finally Mount Bisoke hiking.

Summarized itinerary

Day 1;    Arrival and transfer to Ruhengere

Day 2;    Gorilla trekking

Day 3;    Golden monkey trekking

Day 4;    Visiting Dian Fossy grave

Day 5;     Hiking Bisoke Mountain

Day 6;     Visiting the twin lakes and boat riding

Day 7;     Kigali city tour and transfer to Kigali airport

DETAILED ITINERARY

DAY 1;     ARRIVAL AND TRANSFER TO VOLCANOES

On your arrival at Kigali airport, you will be met by our professional guide who will warmly welcome you and transfer you to Volcanoes national park. This journey to the Northern Province takes about 5hrs and it passes through beautiful terraced hillsides that display Rwanda’s landscape. Volcanoes national park is popularly known as a sanctuary to the rare mountain gorillas. On your arrival at Volcanoes national park, you will check in at Five Volcanoes Hotel for luxury or at Bamboo Hotel for mid-range accommodation

Meal plan

  • Dinner and Breakfast

DAY 2;      GORILLA TREKKING EXPERIENCE

You will start your day with an early breakfast and then be transferred to the park headquarters for gorilla trekking briefing. You will then head into the park under the lead of arranger or guide for an opportunity to track the mountain gorillas through the light mountain forest on the slopes of Virunga. After spotting these incredible creatures, you will be given a chance to have a face to face encounter with these rare gorillas and also interact with them. After this amazing experience, you will return to your lodge for your lunch and refreshments. You will then  go for the Iby Iwacu village visit to enjoy cultural experiences, traditions and beliefs of the  local people. From here, you will return to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Meal plan

Full board meals

DAY 3;    GOLDEN MONKEY TREKKING

You will begin your day with breakfast and get ready to be transferred to the park headquarters for golden monkey briefing from park rangers. You will then walk into the forest to track these primates. The golden monkeys are said to be the most endangered primates in Volcanoes national park. After tracking out these primates from a closer range which lasts about 2-3hrs, you will return to your lodge for lunch and rest of the day relaxation

Meal plan

  • Full board meals

DAY 4;     VISITING DIAN FOSSY GRAVE

After having an early breakfast, you will be transferred to Karisoke, where Dian Fossy, a woman who is popularly known for having carried out a comprehensive research about mountain gorillas in Africa was buried and her friend gorilla which was called Digit. This area was designated as a tourist attraction. From here, you will return to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

DAY 5;      HIKING BISOKE MOUNTAIN

You will start your day with an early breakfast and be transferred to the park entrance to start on hiking mount Bisoke. Hiking to the top of this mountain takes about 2hrs depending on your physical fitness and then 1hr sloping back. It’s a very tiring experience but worth it. From the top of the mountain, you will be able to see most of the activities taking place at the foothills of the mountain and in the park. From this tiring experience, you will return to your lodge for lunch and rest of the day relaxation.

DAY 6;      VISITING THE TWIN LAKES AND BOAT RIDING

After having your breakfast from your lodge, , you will be picked to go and visit the twin lakes of Ruhondo and Bulera for a boat safari. This boat safari on the lakes will help you to calm your mind and your body while enjoying the beautiful scenery plus viewing different bird species on the lake shores. From here, you will be transferred to Kigali city with an overnight stay at City Blue Hotel

DAY 7;      KIGALI CITY TOUR AND TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT

You will start your day with breakfast and then go for a city tour to visit places such as; Kigali genocide memorial museum, hand craft shops and the local market. From here, you will be transferred to Kigali international airport for your out bound transfer and that will mark the end of this amazing 7 days Rwanda wildlife safari.

INCLUSIONS

  • Ground transfers
  • Gorilla trekking permit
  • Golden monkey trekking permit
  • Visiting Dian Fossy grave
  • Mount Bisoke hiking
  • Iby Iwacu cultural visit
  • Twin lakes visit
  • Kigali city tour
  • All accommodation and meals as per itinerary
  • Bottled drinking water

EXCLUSIONS

  • International flight tickets
  • Entry visa
  • Personal expenses such as telephone bills
  • Travel insurance
  • Activities and accommodation not mentioned in the itinerary

 

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