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9 Day Rwanda Gorilla Trek & Wildlife Tour

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9 Day Rwanda Gorilla Trek & Wildlife Tour

(Kigali – Akagera – Volcanoes – Fossey – Kigali)

Tour Highlights

  • Having a game drive in Akagera National park and a boat trip on Lake Ihema to experience Africa’s most inspiring concentration of big water birds.
  • Gorilla Trekking – The thrill and awesome sensation of looking into the eyes of the world’s largest living primates (mountain gorillas) in their natural habitat.
  • Visiting Musanze cave for a unique experience of seeing different types of bats and to enjoy views of the twin lakes and wildlife attractions.
  • Hiking to the grave and site of Dian Fossey’s research station at Karisoke to pay homage to the legendary American zoologist who became famous for her dedication to studying and protecting endangered mountain gorillas in Rwanda.
  • Making your way through airy bamboo forests to find the charming Golden Monkey.
  • Visiting the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre, a sobering and yet touching museum dedicated to the nearly one million people who lost their lives in the conflict and is now an educational site with museums and exhibits dedicated to preventing genocides around the world.

TOUR DETAILS

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Kigali Airport

You will be received at the airport by our guide who will transfer you to the Hotel of your booking in Kigali where you will have dinner, a briefing about the 9 Day Rwanda Gorilla Trek & Wildlife Tour and overnight.

Accommodation options:
Up-market: Mille Collins
Midrange:
Budget: Hotel Okapi
Meal plan: Dinner

Day 2: Transfer to Akagera National Park

You start the 9 Day Rwanda Gorilla Trek & Wildlife Tour with an early breakfast and drive to Akagera National Park. After lunch you will go for an afternoon game drive to see the Giraffes, Buffaloes, Spotted Hyenas, Elephants, Crocodiles, Hippos and plenty of bird life. You will have dinner and overnight at Akagera Game Lodge.

Day 3: Game drive and boat ride on Akagera Lake

You will have an early breakfast and set off for another game drive to catch up with the early risers and large predators including lions and hyenas, bushbuck, zebra, Elephants, giraffes, Buffaloes, cape elands, impalas, oribi and antelopes.

You will have lunch and later go for a boat launch on the beautiful Lake Ihema to see Hippos, giant crocodiles and a profusion of water birds that will include the African fish eagle, papyrus Gonolek and the shoebill stork. You will have dinner and overnight at the lodge booked for you.

You will have dinner and overnight at Akagera Lodge.

Day 4: Transfer to Parc Nationale des volcanoes

You will have breakfast and travel to Ruhengeri town near the Volcanoes National Park. You will have a tour of this town and also visit the sightseeing spots of this beautiful area before retiring to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation options:
Up-market: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge / Gorillas Nest Lodge
Midrange: La Palme Hotel
Budget: Kinigi Tourist Guest House
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5 & 6: Gorilla trekking

Gorilla Trekking, the most anticipated adventure on the 9 Day Rwanda Gorilla Trek & Wildlife Tour itinerary.

You will have an early breakfast and report at the Park Headquarters for a briefing on the rules to be observed during Gorilla trekking. You will be allocated a Gorilla family to track and guides to lead you to the Gorillas. The Gorilla tracking will take 2-5 hours. Once found, you will spend a maximum of one hour observing the gorillas in their natural setting. After the tracking you will be returned to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation options:
Up-market: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge / Gorillas Nest Lodge
Midrange: La Palme Hotel / Volcanoes Gorilla Lodge
Budget: Kinigi Tourist Guest House / Muhavura Lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7: Visit to Musanze cave, Dian Fossey

You will after breakfast transfer to the Musanze cave where you will have a unique experience of seeing different types of bats and to enjoy views of the twin lakes and wildlife attractions. You will have lunch and take a hike to Karisoke Research Centre established by Dian Fossey, an American primatologist who dedicated all her life conserving the primates.

You will after being taken around this remarkable centre return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 8: Golden Monkeys tracking

You will set off after breakfast to track the rare Golden monkeys in Parc Nationale Des Volcanoes. You will also be able to see other primate species such as vervet monkeys, baboons, and a variety of bird species and butterflies. The guide will explain to you how the primates behave and about the fauna and flora in this park.

Accommodation options:
Up-market: Le’ Bambou Gorilla Safari Lodge
Budget: Kinigi Guest House / Muhavura Lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 9: Kigali City Excursion and Departure

You will have an early breakfast and transfer to Kigali for a city excursion. You will visit the Genocide memorial site, the colourful markets and the crafts centres. You will have lunch after which you will be transferred to the Airport for your outbound flight.

Meal plan: Breakfast and Lunch

END OF SAFARI!

The safari package includes:

  • Transportation by 4 WD vehicle
  • Accommodation as per the itinerary
  • Services of an English speaking driver/guide
  • Meals as per the Itinerary
  • Park entrance fees
  • Gorilla trekking permit
  • Chimpanzee tracking permit
  • Lake Kivu visit
  • Kigali City Tour fees

The safari package excludes air ticket, personal travel insurance, visa fees, drinks, cigarettes, tips, souvenirs and any other items of a personal nature.

When to go gorilla tracking - gorilla trekking in Uganda & RwandaBEST TIME TO GO

Gorilla Viewing: Gorilla trekking can take place at any time of year with April/May and November being wetter. However, be aware that rain occurs all year round. For general game viewing safaris, the best time to go is during the dry season (between June and September).

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