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10 days Rwanda safari takes gives you deep insight about the land of a thousand hills, a country blessed with natural beauty. Rwanda has a rich and interesting historical background about the famous Genocide, cultural setup and it is home to the endangered mountain Gorillas. In this 10 days Rwanda safari itinerary, we will take you through the best of Rwanda.

Rwanda has a lot to offer and this 10 days Rwanda safari itinerary shows you a lovely part of Rwanda’s countryside and national parks. This itinerary includes a visit to Nyungwe Forest National Park, Lake Kivu and also Volcanoes National Park. Nyungwe Forest National Park is home to many primate species, including the chimpanzee and the big five. It is also a haven for a large diversity of birds from sky birds to Albertine birds and butterflies. Nyungwe Forest National Park also has another interesting feature……a canopy walkway that is 6ft high and very long built above the treetops and from which you have an amazing view of the forest beneath. Lake Kivu’s small, friendly towns and white sandy beaches make it an excellent night stop. A chance to recharge the batteries before continuing to Volcanoes National Park and have a highlight of the safari, trekking the mighty endangered mountain gorillas.

Visit Rwanda, the land of a thousand hills, a country blessed with natural beauty. With a rich and interesting historical background about the famous Genocide, cultural set up and and a home to the endangered mountain Gorillas. In this itinerary, we will take you through the best of Rwanda.

Itineraries

Day 1

Arrival and transfer

On arrival at Kigali International airport, our safari guide will who will transfer you to Kigali Serena Hotel for an overnight stay on Bed and Breakfast basis. Depending on your arrival time, you may also have a city tour in Kigali where you may visit the local craft markets, and genocide memorial museum one of the popular attraction in the city centre.

Day 2

Transfer to Nyungwe Forest

After breakfast, head to Nyungwe National Park, en route visit Nyanza palace. Nyungwe forest is located in the southern corner of Rwanda and has got a vast vargin tropical rain forest with a high, dense canopy that harbors about 310 different bird species, hundreds of butterflies and orchids, and over 75 different species of mammals – including 13 primates (about a quarter of all Africa's primates) as the chimpanzees. Dinner and overnight at Nyungwe forest lodge (FB).

Day 3

Angola Monkey tracking

After breakfast you will report to the park headquarters where your guide will accomplish the necessary formalities for you of allocating you Angola monkey family to track. You will meet your ranger guide(s) for a briefing about Angola monkey tracking formality and how everything will be conducted from the start to the finish point; also you will be briefed on how you are to conduct yourself in the forest before and after encountering the Angola monkeys. Overnight at Nyungwe forest lodge. (Full Board).

Day 4

Forest walk at Nyungwe forest

After breakfast, go for canopy walk. Forest walks give you an opportunity to explore the interior and fascinating habitats of the Nyungwe forest. Walking in Nyungwe is a fantastic experience with trails lasting from one to eight hours. This is a beautiful trail and one of the shortest hikes yet includes East Africa’s highest canopy walk with spectacular views across Nyungwe Forest, while the 6 hour Bigugu Trail leads you to the highest mountain in the Park at 2950m. Dinner and overnight at Nyungwe forest lodge.

Day 5

Nyungwe Forest to Volcanoes National Park

After breakfast, proceed to Volcanoes National Park for Gorilla tracking. This park lies in North western Rwanda bordering Virunga National Park and is a home to the rare mountain Gorillas. This park will give you the ultimate Gorilla tracking experience as you get closer these giant apes after the thrilling trek in the jungle in search of the Gorilla family allocated to the group. Overnight Mountain Gorilla view lodge.

Day 6

Mountain Gorilla trekking

After breakfast you will report to the park headquarters where your guide will accomplish the necessary formalities for you of allocating you a gorilla family to track. Start your Gorilla tracking experience with the help of the guide allocated to you, this experience will get you closer to these giant yet gentle apes, a life time experience that you will live to remember; Dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorilla view lodge.

Day 7

Transfer to Akagera National Park

After breakfast, You will be transfered to Akagera National Park for full day gave viewing. You will stopover for lunch at Chez Robert in Kigali, then head to Ruzizi for a boat ride after along Lake Ihema after lunch. During the boat cruise, you may encounter different animal species as well as a variety of bird species. Overnight at Ruzizi tented camp.

Day 8

Game Viewing at Akagera National Park

After breakfast, you will set out for a full day game viewing safari within the Park with your packed lunch. Explore the park in search for the big game found only in this park in Rwanda for instance; Giraffes, Elephants, Lions, and Buffaloes and so on. Return in the evening to your lodge for dinner and an overnight stay at Ruzizi tented camp

Day 9

Akagera National Park to Kigali

After breakfast, we will have a game drive through the park and later return Akagera game lodge for your lunch, thereafter precede to Kigali. Arrival in time for a city tour, visit the genocide memorial sites thereafter precede for dinner and an overnight stay at Kigali Serena Hotel.

Day 10

Kigali City tour and transfer

After your breakfast, you will be transferred to Kigali for a city tour where you will visit a memorial genocide museum at Gisozi, you will also visit the local craft markets and in the evening, you will have a farewell dinner at Kigali Serena hotel before being transferred to the airport for your international flight.
  • Park fees(For non-residents)
  • Gorilla permits(One per person, non-resident)
  • Chimp permits(One per person, non-resident)
  • All activities(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation(Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks(As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • International flights(From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips(Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

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