9 Days Classic Rwanda
Day to Day Detailed Primate Tour to Rwandas
Day 1: Kigali-Akagera
After your breakfast from your hotel of residence, meet our guide and drive to eastern Rwanda to the Akagera National Park. Lunch at the hotel in the park, afternoon game drive and evening boat ride in Akagera. Animals like lions, antelopes, buffaloes and others can be seen. Overnight at Akagera Lodge or Camping.
Day 2: Akagera-Nyungwe forest park
After breakfast, embark the safari truck wildlife and proceed to southern Rwanda to Nyungwe Forest National Park. Lunch en-route and visit Butare museum. In Nyungwe a variety of primates can be seen for instance chimpanzees, monkeys and many more. Dinner and overnight Nyungwe forest lodge or Gisakura Guest House.
Day 3: Chimp trekking
Have early morning breakfast, and thereafter go for briefing from the park officials and start trekking the chimpanzees, this can take anything from a few hours to a full day depending on where the chimpanzees are. Evening nature walk to spot other primates in Nyungwe such as the Ruwenzori Columbus, Lhotse’s monkey, The Silver monkey, Owl faced monkey and the Grey cheeked Mangabey among others. After the trek return to base – Dinner and overnight Nyungwe forest lodge or Gisakura Guest House.
Day 4: Nyungwe – Volcanoes
After breakfast, take a whole day drive to northern Rwanda and to the foothills of the volcanoes that make up “Volcanoes National Park “. Lunch en-route, Dinner and overnight at Gorillas nest or Virunga safari Lodge or Sabinyo Silverback lodge.
Day 5: Gorilla tracking
Have early morning breakfast, and after transfer to the Park Headquarters of Parc National des Volcano. Meet your ranger guides for briefing on how to behave while in the forest searching for the Gorillas and also will let you know more about their behaviors’ and ways of life before you set off. After the briefing you will enter into the forest and search for these endangered mountain Gorilla species. This is a once in life time undertaking and an opportunity one should never miss in life in Africa. The activity will take half or full day, therefore you are advised to go with your packed lunch and bottled mineral water, hut, sun screen, insect repellent, Cameras, rain gears among others you think are vital while in tropical rain forest. After your hour spent with the mountain gorillas, return to lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight at silver back lodge.
Day 6: Dian Fossey-Volcano trek.
After breakfast, trek to the grave of the legendary Dian Fossey and experience her effort regarding the conservation of gorillas in their mist. Return to lodge for lunch and spend the evening trekking the mountain volcanoes. Return to lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 7: Volcano-Lake Kivu
After breakfast, proceed with a scenic drive to the white sanded beach of Lake Kivu. With lunch en-route, experience day leisure. Dinner and overnight Kivu Serena.
Day 8: Lake Kivu-Kigali
Have breakfast, after take more leisure activities at this lake, have lunch and after return to Kigali. Dinner and overnight Hotel in Kigali hotel or Okapi hotel.
Day 9: Kigali city tour-Departure
Have breakfast, take city tour to different historical sites with your packed lunch and after the whole leisure prepare to board your flight back home.