7 Days Rwanda Safari Holiday
7 Days Rwanda safari tour for tourists,
who wish to experience the best wildlife, natural landscapes and culture of Rwanda, the land of a thousand hills. In southwest of the country you will track chimpanzees in Nyungwe forest plus a canopy walk. You also have time to relax at Lake Kivu and then visit volcanoes national park where you will see gorillas and golden monkeys plus a cultural tour of Iby’iwacu cultural village. You will end with a tour of Kigali city.
Day 1: transfer Kigali to Nyungwe forest national park
Early morning depart from Kigali driving to Nyungwe forest national park southwest of Rwanda. En route you will make a stop at Nyanza to visit king’s palace learn about history of Rwanda. Lunch will be served and continue to your accommodation for dinner and overnight. Gisakura guest house/ Nyungwe forest lodge
Day 2: chimpanzee tracking and nature walk/ canopy walk
Early morning after breakfast head to Cyamudongo forest uwinka visitor center meet the guides for briefing. You will go searching for chimpanzees in the forest and enjoy their encounters. Other primates like white Colobus monkey and several birds can be spotted as you return for lunch. In the afternoon, go for a canopy walk. You will walk on suspended bridges 50 meters above the ground giving views of Nyungwe and chance to spot many birds and primates. Diner and overnight
Day 3: transfer to Lake Kivu
After breakfast, transfer to Lake Kivu. You check in your lodge located in Gisenyi town right on the shores. After lunch take a boat cruise to explore several islands including Nyamirund. You will also visit the Kinunu coffee station to enjoy a taste of Rwandan coffee. Return and relax at the beach for sunset views. You may have dinner and overnight at Paradise Malahide/ Lake Kivu Serena hotel
Day 4: transfer to volcanoes national park
After breakfast, transfer to Ruhengeri volcanoes national park. Arrive at your accommodation and relax. Dinner and overnight at Da Vinci lodge/ Five Volcanoes lodge/ Muhabura lodge
Day 5: Gorilla tracking and Iby’iwacu cultural village tour
Eat breakfast early morning then head to kinigi visitor center. The expert guides will brief on gorilla rules. You will hike through the forest look for gorillas and spend 1hour with them. You will return for lunch at the lodge. In the afternoon, visit Iby’iwacu cultural village to learn about the traditional culture of Rwanda.
Day 6: Golden monkey tracking and tour Musanze caves or canoe on twin lakes of burera and Ruhondo
Tracking golden monkeys also starts at 07:30am in the morning just like gorilla tracking. However, the golden monkeys are jumpy creatures and live in bamboo forest over 2000 meters above sea level.
So you expect a physical trekking but you will be able to spend 1 hour take pictures of the monkeys and return for lunch. In the afternoon, you two options: you can transfer to Musanze caves, where you can spot many bats or visit the Twin lakes for a canoe experience.
Day 7 Transfer to Kigali and city tour
After breakfast, you transfer back to Kigali city. Depending on the schedule of departure flight, you may do a tour of Kigali genocide memorial and Kaplacki craft markets. After wards transfer to Kigali
End of Safari