8 Days Rwanda Gorilla and Wildlife Tour
The 8 Days Rwanda Gorilla and Wildlife Tour takes you on remarkable Wildlife Adventure Tours, Mountain Gorilla Trekking Tours, Golden Monkey Tracking and Dian Fossey Hike.
The 8 Days Rwanda Gorilla and Wildlife Tour takes you to Akagera National Park for amazing Wildlife Safaris, then to Volcanoes National Park for stunning Gorilla Trekking Tours and Golden Monkey Treks as well as to Dian Fossey Tomb.
Day 1: Arrival at Kigali
It's on this day that you will be jetting in at Kanombe international airport Kigali. You will be picked up by our ever on time driver and drive you straight to your hotel. Check in at Hotel des mille Collins [luxury] Iris guest house [budget] for dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Akagera National Park
Rise up very early in the morning and have your breakfast. Then you will be picked up by your driver and embark on a 2 hours drive journey to Akagera nat6ional park on the Tanzania border. Arrive and check in at Akagera game lodge, have lunch and then relax a little bit.In the afternoon go on the game drive and return in the late afternoon before sunset for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Game drive and Boat trip
Wake up so early for your breakfast and proceed for a morning game drive to catch up with the early risers and predators returning to their hideouts. The game drive will reward you with chances to see a variety elephants, buffaloes, lions, Maasai giraffe, gazelles, impala, baboons, orbit,, topi, bush baby, leopard and bushbuck among others. Return to the Lodge for late breakfast and relax as we wait for lunch. Later this afternoon we may enjoy a Boat ride on Lake Ihema, which will reward you with large number of hippos, huge Nile crocodiles and about 525 bird species. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge.
Day 4: Transfer to Ruhengeri
Wake up very early in the morning and drive back to Kigali and when there visit the genocide memorial, have lunch in Kigali and then afterwards proceed north to Ruhengeri in the northern Rwanda's Musanze district. This drive will take you through the undulating hills of Rwanda. Reach in the evening and check in at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge [luxury], Lap-lame Hotel [mid range] or Kinigi Guest House [budget] for dinner and overnight. Meal plan: F/B.
Day 5: Gorilla trekking
After early morning breakfast, head straight to the volcano national park head offices for briefing about gorilla Trekking Rules then after enter into the rain forest to search for the mountain gorillas.
When they are found you will a maximum of 1 hour and then return to the park offices for your gorilla tracking certificate. Return to the hotel for lunch and some relaxation and take a simple nature walk to visit some local communities . Dinner and overnight. Meals plan here is F/B
Day 6: Cultural and Historical tour
Wake up early in the morning and have your breakfast. Together with packed lunch go on a cultural and historic tour beginning with the Dian Fossey grave situated at Karisoke research center where she spent over twenty years studying about mountain gorillas until she was killed by the poachers. On the way to and from Karisoke, through the volcanic peaks of Karisimbi and Vishoke, you will encounter a lot of wildlife. This trek will consume a whole day and then return in the evening to your hotel for lunch and dinner.
Day 7: Golden Monkey Tracking
Have your early morning breakfast and assemble again at the park head quarters for Golden Monkey Tracking where you will again visit the Volcano National Park for the best primates Watch in the Jungle as you may see other birds and other small animals in the park during the time of search for the Golden Monkey. Relax in the afternoon as we wait for Cocktails, have dinner and Over night at the lodge.
Day 8: Dian Fossey Grave and Transfer back to Kigali
After breakfast, you will go to tour the tombs of the great lover of Gorillas (Dian Fossey) an American anthropologist spent years researching and conserving the gorillas before she was killed and is buried there next to Digit, a silver back gorilla.Have lunch at the Lodge & transfer back to Kigali to catch the flight and that marks the end of 8 Day Rwanda Gorilla & wildlife Safari.
This safari quotation includes
- Accommodation and meals as specified in the itinerary
- Gorilla permits
- All tour activities
-A 4x4 comfortable safari vehicles.
-Professional full time English speaking Driver Guide.
The package excludes
All expenses of personal nature like: Air fare, Rwanda Visa, drinks, laundry, tips to local guides, telephone, porter fee while trekking, personal insurance, personal shopping bills and cigarettes