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 the southwest of the country, you will track chimpanzees in the 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.

Tour includes

  • Transportation in the 4WD vehicle with a guide/driver
  • Drinking is provided in the car
  • Full board accommodation for 6 nights and hot en-route meals
  • Gorilla, chimpanzee, and golden monkey tracking permits
  • Park entry fees

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer Kigali to Nyungwe Forest National Park

Early morning you will depart from Kigali driving to Nyungwe Forest National Park southwest of Rwanda. En route, you will make a stop at Nyanza to visit the king’s palace and learn about the history of Rwanda. Lunch will be served and continue to your accommodation for dinner and overnight. Gisakura guest house/ Nyungwe forest lodge

Day 2: Nyungwe Chimpanzee Tracking and Nature Walk/Canopy Walk

Early morning after breakfast, you will head to Cyamudongo Forest Uwinka visitor center to meet the guides for briefing.

You will go searching for chimpanzees in the forest and enjoy their encounters. Other primates like the white Colobus monkey and several birds during the trekking.

You will then 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 a chance to spot many birds and primates. Dinner and overnight: Gisakura Guest House/ Nyungwe Forest Lodge

Day 3: Transfer to Lake Kivu

After breakfast, you will transfer to Lake Kivu. You will check in at your lodge located in Gisenyi town right on the shores. After lunch, you will 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.

you will finally return and relax at the beach for sunset views. Dinner and overnight at Paradise Malahide/ Lake Kivu Serena hotel

Day 4: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park

After breakfast, you will transfer to Ruhengeri Volcanoes National Park.  In the afternoon, you will arrive at your accommodation, check-in, have lunch, and relax the whole evening.

Dinner and overnight at Da Vinci Lodge/ Five Volcanoes Lodge/ Muhabura Lodge

Day 5: Gorilla tracking and Iby’iwacu cultural village tour

You will have breakfast early morning then head to the Kinigi Visitor Center. The expert guides will brief on gorilla rules.

You will hike through the forest look for gorillas and spend 1 hour with them as you study their social characters and take their pictures and videos.

You will return for lunch at the lodge. In the afternoon, visit the Iby’iwacu cultural village to learn about the traditional culture of Rwanda.

Dinner and Overnight at Da Vinci Lodge/ Five Volcanoes Lodge/ Muhabura Lodge

Day 6: Golden Monkey Tracking and Tour Musanze Caves or Canoe on The Twin Lakes of Burera and Ruhondo

Early in the morning, you will head to the base of Volcanoes National Park where the golden monkeys live to start your tracking experience.

The golden monkeys are agile and arboreal creatures and live in bamboo forests over 2000 meters above sea level. you are advised to carry a good pair of binoculars and you must be very attentive to get the most out of the experience.

You expect physical trekking but you will be able to spend 1 hour taking pictures of the monkeys.

You will enjoy this experience because of the glittering golden patch at the back of these monkeys that makes them food for the eyes. After the trekking, you will return for lunch.

In the afternoon, you will have two options:  you will either transfer to Musanze caves, where you can spot many bats, or visit the Twin Lakes for a canoe experience.

Dinner and Overnight at Da Vinci Lodge/ Five Volcanoes Lodge/ Muhabura Lodge

Day 7 Transfer to Kigali and city tour
After breakfast, you will transfer back to Kigali city. Depending on the schedule of the departure flight, you may do a tour of the Kigali genocide memorial and Kaplacki craft markets. Afterward, you will transfer to Kigali city center

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