7 Day Gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda

Tour overview

gorillas rwandaThis safari starts and ends in Kigali city and includes a gorilla permit of worth $ 1500 per person in the final costing. The tour also includes gorilla trekking in volcanoes national park, enjoy a city tour in Kigali and be able to view the genocide memorial site and the national museum. You will as well visit Dian Fossey tomb and the chimps in Nyungwe National park.

Tour highlights

Day 1: Arrival in Kigali Rwanda

Day 2: Gorilla trekking safari

Day 3: A visit to Dian Fossey Tomb in Volcanoes

Day 4 : Transfer to Nyungwe National park

Day 5: Chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe national park

Day 6: Transfer to Kigali City

Day 7: Visit the Genocide Memorial site & Departure

Tour highlights

Day 1: Arrival in Kigali Rwanda

Upon your arrival at the airport in Kigali, the guide will receive you and then transfer you to volcanoes national park, a park filled with variety of mountain gorillas that have attracted many gorilla tourists to Uganda, on arrival at the park, you will check in at the lodge and rest for the evening.

Dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorilla view Lodge/ Lapalme Hotel/ Muhabura Hotel

Day 2: Gorilla trekking safari

Very early in the morning, have a breakfast at the lodge and then transfer to park headquarters where you will have a briefing by the park rangers on how to carry out gorilla trekking. Hiking on the slippery and muddy volcanoes slopes with the nettles is a challenge. This is a wonderful encounter and can also remove the bad memories. You will also be given 1 hour to stay with the gorillas for observation and photography. Later in the evening, you will visit the panoramic twin volcanoes lake of Ruhondo and Burera. Return to your lodge for dinner and the folk tales at the fire place.

Day 3: A visit to Dian Fossey Tomb in Volcanoes

You will enjoy a morning hike and then start your hike to Dian fossey grave yard and the research centre. This is exactly were the famous primatologist spend most of their time of habituating, studying as well as conserving the mountain gorillas in Rwanda.

Dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorilla Nest Lodge/ Kinigi Guest House

 

 

Day 4 : Transfer to Nyungwe National park

Enjoy breakfast and then transfer to Nyungwe Forest since it has many habitants including the montane forest, bamboo, swamps, grasslands, bogs, and it’s so mountainous. It also provides some of the great Golden Monkey trekking in Rwanda.

Dinner and overnight at Nyungwe forest Lodge/ Nyungwe Hill top Lodge/ Gisakura Guest House

Day 5: Chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe national park

Enjoy breakfast and then your proceed for chimpanzee trekking in Rwanda, the forest is in search of the colonies of the habituated golden monkeys. The other wildlife species include the grey cheeked magabeys, Angolan colobus, blue monkeys, owl faced monkeys and L’Hoest monkeys.

Day 6: Transfer to Kigali City

Very early in the morning, you will set off and then drive to Kigali in the afternoon or in the evening. Have lunch and be transferred to your hotel

Dinner and overnight at the Hotel Des Mille collines.

Day 7: Visit the Genocide Memorial site & Departure

You will visit to Genocide Memorial where you will find the remains of the Tutsis and the moderate Hutus that were killed during the 1994 genocide are preserved. After enjoying the city tour and Lunch, transfer to the airport for your next flight.

END OF SAFARI

Tour inclusions

  • Gorilla trekking permits
  • full board accommodation,
  • Full time English speaking professional driver/guide,
  • All tour activities as detailed in the itinerary,
  • Bottled water while on safari,
  • Transport

Tour Exclusions

  • Kigali hotel fees( the eve of the safari and the night after the safari),
  • Tips,
  • Laundry services,
  • Beverages/ drinks,
  • international flights,
  • Visas,
  • Items of a personal nature,
  • Optional activities in the itinerary