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8 Days Active Adventure Vacation Safari in Rwanda Africa

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8 Days Active Adventure Vacation Safari in Rwanda Africa

Overview of the 8 Days Active Adventure Vacation Safari in Rwanda Africa

8 Days Active Adventure Vacation Safari in Rwanda is an adventurous Rwanda vacation safari that allows you to explore the adventure side of Rwanda in detail. The safari involves a city walk in Kigali, the Musaze Caves walk, the adventure climb to Karisimbi Mountain including the Dian Fossey hike, the gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park, the beach relaxation on Lake Kivu and Canopy walk in Nyungwe forest National Park.

Safari Highlight of the 8 Days Active Adventure Vacation Safari in Rwanda

Day 1 of the 8 Days Active Adventure Vacation Safari in Rwanda:  Arrive in Rwanda – Kigali International Airport & transfer to the Hotel

Day 2 of the 8 Days Active Adventure Vacation Safari in Rwanda: Do Kigali city tour on foot

Day 3 of the 8 Days Active Adventure Vacation Safari in Rwanda: Transfer to Musaze (Ruhengeri) & do Musaze Caves Walk

Day 4 & 5 of the 8 Days Active Adventure Vacation Safari in Rwanda: Hike Mount Karisimbi Volcano with exploration to Dain Fossey site

Day 6 of the 8 Days Active Adventure Vacation Safari in Rwanda: Do gorilla trekking and transfer to Gisenyi

Day 7 of the 8 Days Active Adventure Vacation Safari in Rwanda: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park. Drive along the Congo Nile divide

Day 8 of the 8 Days Active Adventure Vacation Safari in Rwanda: Do adventurous Nyungwe Canopy walk & transfer to Kigali

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Detailed Safari Itinerary of the 8 Days Active Adventure Vacation Safari in Rwanda

Day 1 of the 8 Days Active Adventure Vacation Safari in Rwanda: Arrive in Rwanda – Kigali International Airport & transfer to the Hotel

Arrive at Kigali International Airport the main gateway to Rwanda where you will meet the driver guide to offer you a courteous welcome to Rwanda and briefing about the Safari after which you transfer to the hotel for relaxation and overnight.

Accommodation: Upmarket / Luxury:  Hotel des Milles Collines, Midrange / Standard:  Hotel chez Lando, Budget / Basic: Discover Rwanda Youth Hostel

Day 2 of the 8 Days Active Adventure Vacation Safari in Rwanda: Do Kigali city tour on foot

kigali-city-rwanda safari

kigali-city-rwanda safari

This is a whole day encounter in the city of Kigali exploring its heritage on foot. The day long walk takes you to various sights and sounds of Kigali including the impressive Kigali markets to explore the real business life of the local people, the street walks to share light moments with the cosmopolitan people that traverse the city streets daily, visiting the Uburanga Art Studio a famous art studio that produces counts of paintings along with sculptures that have moved the Rwandan art a distance, the Gisozi genocide memorial which is a historical site that features a collection of the materials including human remains that arise from the Rwandan genocide of 1994, the Presidential Palace Museum which is the home to President Habyarimana whose death sparked off the genocide horror and the remains of his clashed plane and other interesting Kigali landscapes like the walking through the Muslim quarters or the up class suburb of Nyarutarama. Retire for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Upmarket / Luxury:  Hotel des Milles Collines, Midrange / Standard:  Hotel chez Lando, Budget / Basic: Discover Rwanda Youth Hostel

Day 3 of the 8 Days Active Adventure Vacation Safari in Rwanda: Transfer to Musaze (Ruhengeri) & do Musaze Caves Walk

Musaze Caves Walk Active Adventure Vacation Safari in Rwanda

Musaze Caves Walk Active Adventure Vacation Safari in Rwanda

After breakfast, you embark on the transfer to Musaze – Volcanoes National Park 116km about 2 – 3 hours’ driving through impressive hills of Rwanda that have earned her the naming as the land of a thousand hills making stops at ideal spots for sightseeing and photography. Upon arrival in Musaze, you embark on the Musaze caves tour taking a 2 hour walk in the 2km cave that is over 65 million years formed as a result of the lava flow from the two Volcanoes of Sabyinyo and Bisoke. The Musaze Caves feature 31 entrances and the cave was significant in the Rwandan history as it would provide refuge in times of war and even the genocide time. Connect to the lodge after the cave walk for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Upmarket / Luxury: Mount Gorilla View Lodge, Midrange / Standard: Hotel La Palme, Budget / Basic: Muhabura Hotel, Camping

Day 4 & 5 of the 8 Days Active Adventure Vacation Safari in Rwanda: Hike Mount Karisimbi Volcano with exploration to Dain Fossey site

Diane fossey grave Active Adventure Vacation Safari in Rwanda

Diane fossey grave Active Adventure Vacation Safari in Rwanda

Gather at the Park Headquarters at Kinigi to embark on the Mount Karisimbi Climbing one of the eight Virunga Volcanoes rising to 4507m which makes it the sixth highest mountain on the continent of Africa. The famous Mount Karisimbi takes 2 days to climb round trip and you start off with the respective mountaineering and equipment along with the porters to summit this dormant Volcano. You traverse the secondary vegetation following steep and challenging slopes before approaching the Dain Fossey site 2,067m above sea level where you take time to visit the historical Karisoke research station where Dian Fossey pitched her tent upon her arrival in 1960s. Having commenced your climb at 2600m above sea level at the Karisimbi trail head 16km from Kinigi, you settle for overnight at 3,700m above sea level with the views of Mount Bisoke. You embark on the hike to the summit starting at 5:30am and following 2 hours of ascent, you summit the Karisimbi Volcano and then embark on the descend back to starting point taking 6 hours inclusive of stops. Connect to the lodge for relaxation and overnight.

Accommodation: Upmarket / Luxury: Mount Gorilla View Lodge, Midrange / Standard: Hotel La Palme, Budget / Basic: Muhabura Hotel, Camping

Day 6 of the 8 Days Active Adventure Vacation Safari in Rwanda: Do gorilla trekking and transfer to Gisenyi

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gorilla-trekking-rwanda-volcanoes

After our breakfast, start your Rwanda gorilla tracking safari by driving to the headquarters for briefing by park officials at 8am and after enter into the jungle to search for the shy mountain endangered gorillas in Rwanda. Requirements like firm walking shoes, hut, insect repellent, sun screen, rain gears, packed lunch and bottled water are a must plus other tools that one may need once in the tropical rain forest. The gorilla trekking experience in Volcanoes is beyond gorilla alone. The sights of the Volcanic Mountains that stretch from Congo through Rwanda to Uganda, the verdant green vegetation that shelter their slopes, the counts of birds along with fauna like duikers and buffaloes combine to generate lasting safari memories. The gorilla trekking activity tends to last from 2 to 8 hours or more depending on the day’s gorilla movement. The one hour of direct encounter with the gorillas brings you closer to these ancient apes, look into their eyes, their gigantic structure that makes them most powerful of all apes and see them forage and play before retreating to the starting point and connect to Gisenyi 110km about 2 hours’ drive arriving in the afternoon. The Gisenyi beaches offer a remarkable evening experience like swimming, beach sports and boat cruise among others. Retire for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Upmarket / Luxury: Lake Kivu Serena Hotel, Midrange / Standard: Hotel Gorillas Lake Kivu, Budget / Basic: Paladise Malahide, Resort Camping

Day 7 of the 8 Days Active Adventure Vacation Safari in Rwanda: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park. Drive along the Congo Nile divide

After breakfast, embark on the transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park 294km about 7 – 8 hours’ drive driving along the Congo Nile divide with magical sceneries of the water catchment area for these two prominent rivers arising from the heart of Africa. The views of Lake Kivu and the resort towns of Kibuye and Cyangungu before approaching Nyungwe forest are rewarding. Retire for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Upmarket / Luxury: Nyungwe Forest Lodge, Midrange / Standard: Nyungwe Hill Top View Hotel, Budget / Basic: Gisakura Guesthouse, Wild Camping

Day 8 of the 8 Days Active Adventure Vacation Safari in Rwanda: Do adventurous Nyungwe Canopy walk & transfer to Kigali

After breakfast, you connect at Uwinka Visitor Center to embark on the afternoon Nyungwe canopy walk. The two hour walk on top of the forest canopy offers you impressive views of the forest and the species that thrive in it including primates and birds. Retreat from the activity and embark on the transfer back to Kigali.

End of the 8 Days Active Adventure Vacation Safari in Rwanda

Getting There

Transport Means to Your Safari Destinations

4X4 Safari Landcruisers For Hire In Ugand & Rwanda

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One of the best known 4×4 WD that you can use for your safari in Uganda’s Parks and Rural countryside.Our car hire is based on limited mileage and applies to travel within Uganda.( Terms and conditions apply. Read More

4X4 Safari Vans For Hire In Uganda Rwanda

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Looking for 4X4 Safari Vans for hire in Uganda, Prime Uganda Safaris is available to your service. We have customized safari vans that have 4 wheel drive and have demonstrated the capacity to access distant Uganda Safari destinations and across borders such as Rwanda. Read More

4X4 Minivan|Coaster|Mini Buses For Hire in Uganda Rwanda

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We have minivans for hire to groups of eight up to twelve. Make sure to find the class to suit your large group.In this Category, we have 4X 4 Safari Mini bus with capacity ranging from 6 seater to 14 seater and they’ve got a pop up roof for game viewing purposes. These have got diesel powered engines and come with a driver guide but excluding fuel.( Terms and conditions apply). Read More

Accommodations/ Safari Lodges/ Safari Hotels to Your Safari Destinations

More lodging options in Bwindi National Park

Gorilla Mist Camp-bwindi

Gorilla Mist Camp is located in Ruhija sector in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park just outside the park boundary. The Gorilla Mist Camp presents perfect midrange / standard accommodation in Ruhija Bwindi

More lodging options in Queen Elizabeth National Park

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Enganzi Game Lodge is positioned on the Kichwamba escarpment presenting midrange / Standard accommodation to the Uganda safari undertakers visiting Queen Elizabeth National Park.

More lodging options in Bunyonyi National Park

bunyoni eco resort - uganda

Lake Bunyonyi Eco Resort is a midrange / standard accommodation establishment that is located on Kyahugye Island in the middle of Lake Bunyonyi surrounded by a count of wildlife including the Debrazza monkeys, the water bucks, Impala antelope and Burchell’s Zebra.

General Safari Inclusions

  • Gorilla Permit (for gorilla trekking safaris)
  • Chimpanzee Permit (for chimpanzee trekking safaris)
  • Full Board Accommodation on Safari
  • Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
  • Fuel
  • Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
  • Entrance fees to the tourist sites including Protected areas mentioned
  • Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • Border crossing fees (for cross border safaris)

General Safari Exclusions

  • General tips for the driver guide, site guides and service staff at the lodges
  • Laundry Services
  • Other Beverages / drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
  • International Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Visas
  • Optional Activity fees
  • Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)
  • Accommodation in Kampala or Kigali unless it is part of the Itinerary (Arranged on request)

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