7 Days Gorilla Safari Holiday in Rwanda

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Overview of the 7 Days Gorilla Safari Holiday in Rwanda

The 7 Days Gorilla Safari Holiday in Rwanda is one of the medium African Vacation Safaris that allows you to explore the destination Rwanda in detail. The 7 days tour incorporates wild game viewing, the primate tracking including chimpanzees and gorillas, recreation and culture and history.  The 7 Days Gorilla Safari Holiday in Rwanda takes you to Akagera National Park, the Butare and Nyanza for culture and heritage, the Nyungwe Forest National Park for chimpanzees and canopy walk, the Lake Kivu recreation, Musaze caves tour and Volcanoes National Park for gorilla trekking.

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Safari Highlight of the 7 Days Gorilla Safari Holiday in Rwanda

Day 1 of the 7 Days Gorilla Safari Holiday in Rwanda: Arrive at Kigali International Airport & transfer to Akagera National Park

Day 2 of the 7 Days Gorilla Safari Holiday in Rwanda: Do game drive and afternoon boat ride on Lake Ihema

Day 3 of the 7 Days Gorilla Safari Holiday in Rwanda:  Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park. Explore the ethnographic museum in Butare and Nyanza palace en route in Butare.

Day 4 of the 7 Days Gorilla Safari Holiday in Rwanda: Do chimpanzee trekking and canopy walk

Day 5 of the 7 Days Gorilla Safari Holiday in Rwanda: Drive to Lake Kivu (Gisenyi) following the Congo Nile divide trail

Day 6 of the 7 Days Gorilla Safari Holiday in Rwanda: Drive to Musaze and do Musaze Caves tour on arrival

Day 7 of the 7 Days Gorilla Safari Holiday in Rwanda: Do gorilla trekking and transfer to Kigali

Detailed Safari Itinerary of the 7 Days Gorilla Safari Holiday in Rwanda

Day 1 of the 7 Days Gorilla Safari Holiday in Rwanda: Arrive at Kigali International Airport & transfer to Akagera National Park

Following the flight from your respective country of origin, you land at the Kigali International Airport which is the main gateway to the destination Rwanda. You are welcomed by the driver guide giving you briefing about the safari and the destination Rwanda in general. You embark on the drive to Akagera National Park to the east of Rwanda 135km about 2 ½ drive encountering magical sights of Rwandan countryside including the sights of the Inyambo cows in Rwamagana before arriving at the lodge in the evening to relax and have dinner and overnight

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Accommodation(click on a particular accommodation to view more information about it)

Upmarket / Luxury: Ruzizi Tented Lodge

Midrange / Standard:  Akagera Game Lodge

Budget / Basic:  Dereva Hotel

Wild Camping

Day 2 of the 7 Days Gorilla Safari Holiday in Rwanda: Do game drive and afternoon boat ride on Lake Ihema

Settle for breakfast at 6am before connecting to the park to embark on the game viewing encounter at 7pm. The drive through the diverse landscapes of Akagera National Park presents the magical game viewing encounter in the destination Rwanda. The possible sights of elephants, Masaai giraffes, buffaloes, Impala, water bucks, bushbucks, Oribi, eland, reedbuck, roan antelope, lions, leopards among other wild game can be explored on this activity. The game drive in Akagera National Park takes 3 – 4 hours after which you retreat to the lodge for relaxation and lunch. In the afternoon, you embark on the boat ride on Lake Ihema one of the myriad of lakes in the park standing as the second largest in Rwanda. The boat allows you to explore the recreational waters of this lake, the fringing papyrus that supports counts of goneleks and shoebill stork, the sights of Nile crocodiles and Hippos. Retire for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation(click on a particular accommodation to view more information about it)

Upmarket / Luxury: Ruzizi Tented Lodge

Midrange / Standard:  Akagera Game Lodge

Budget / Basic:  Dereva Hotel

Wild Camping

Day 3 of the 7 Days Gorilla Safari Holiday in Rwanda:  Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park. Explore the ethnographic museum in Butare and Nyanza palace en route in Butare.

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Drive to Nyungwe Forest National Park 320km about 5 hours’ drive to the south west of Rwanda. The drive takes you magical hills of southern Rwanda before stopping en route in Butare to visit the Butare National Museum also referred to as the ethnographic Museum featuring a range of artifacts that count to more than 100,000 bringing out the background, heritage and history of Rwanda – the land of a thousand hills.  You proceed to visit the Nyanza Palace the Royal court of the two Kings of Rwanda namely King Musinga and his successor King Rudahigwa featuring an impressive architectural hut, the traditional Inyambo cows and items that these Kings used in their daily life. You retreat from the stop in Butare and proceed to Nyungwe arriving in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation>(click on a particular accommodation to view more information about it)

Upmarket / Luxury: Nyungwe Forest Lodge

Midrange / Standard: Nyungwe Hill Top View Hotel

Budget / Basic: Gisakura Guesthouse

Wild Camping

Day 4 of the 7 Days Gorilla Safari Holiday in Rwanda: Do chimpanzee trekking and canopy walk

Settle for breakfast at 6am before gathering at Nyungwe National Park headquarters for briefing about the Chimpanzee trekking conduct at 8am. You embark on the chimpanzee trekking exploration in this forest of Nyungwe which is known to have survived the last ice age featuring over 13 primate species, the 310 species of birds, the 75 mammal species and great counts of butterflies. The chimpanzee trekking experience tends to last 2 – 5 hours and one full hour is availed to you to explore the chimps in detail as they feed, copulate, socialize, patrol, make pant hooting calls and the young ones play which magical deriving ultimate memories. Retreat from the activity and relax at the lodge till lunch after which you gather at Uwinka visitor center for canopy walk in the afternoon exploring the famous canopy walk way of Nyungwe standing as the third in Africa and the first of its kind in East Africa. The activity takes 2 hours and offers you the opportunity to explore the lush canopy of Nyungwe, the magical sights of primates, birds and butterflies that prefer to dwell on the raised branches of the trees. Retire for overnight

Accommodation>(click on a particular accommodation to view more information about it)

Upmarket / Luxury: Nyungwe Forest Lodge

Midrange / Standard: Nyungwe Hill Top View Hotel

Budget / Basic: Gisakura Guesthouse

Wild Camping

Day 5 of the 7 Days Gorilla Safari Holiday in Rwanda: Drive to Lake Kivu (Gisenyi) following the Congo Nile divide trail

Following breakfast, you set off to Lake Kivu (Gisenyi) 294km about 7 – 8 hours’ drive following the Congo Nile divide trail which marks the geographical separation between the water catchment areas for River Nile and River Congo the major rivers of Africa. The drive exposes you to the views of Lake Kivu, the impressive resort towns like Cyangungu and Kibuye and eventually Gisenyi. Arrive in the afternoon and spend the rest of the evening relaxing on the cozy beaches before retiring for dinner and overnight

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Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury: Lake Kivu Serena Hotel

Midrange / Standard: Hotel Gorillas Lake Kivu

Budget / Basic: Paladise Malahide

Wild Camping

Day 6 of the 7 Days Gorilla Safari Holiday in Rwanda: Drive to Musaze and do Musaze Caves tour on arrival

Take a relaxed breakfast and embark on the transfer to Musaze – Volcanoes National Park 110km about 2 hours’ drive. Upon arriving 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 7 of the 7 Days Gorilla Safari Holiday in Rwanda: Do gorilla trekking and transfer to Kigali

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Settle for breakfast at the lodge at 6am and connect to Kinigi Park headquarters of Volcanoes National Park to catch up with briefing at 8am. The earlier arrival offers you an opportunity to explore the traditional Kinyarwanda performance and the hot cup of Rwandan coffee all presented at a zero cost. After this encounter, you attend to the ranger guide briefing at 8am in the respective gorilla families allocated after which you connect to the trail head to embark on the active gorilla trekking experience. You traverse the jungle full of lush flora, counts of birds (178 species) and the forest animals like duikers. The one magical hour with the gorillas presents a lifetime moment of re-uniting with your long lost cousins. You enjoy them as they forage, the silverback demonstrating its might, the young ones socializing, the female caring for the young and the entire group spread across the forest gathering their nutritious diet provided naturally in their ancient habitat.  Retreat from the activity which tends to last 2 – 8 hours according to the movements of mountain gorillas and embark on the drive to Kigali 116km about 2 – 3 hours’ drive.

End of the 7 Days Gorilla Safari Holiday in Rwanda

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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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