9 Days Rwanda Gorillas, Chimps & Wildlife Tour Package

Tour Information

This incredible 9 Day Rwanda gorillas, chimps & wildlife safari offers the opportunity for once-in-a-lifetime wildlife encounters. You’ll drive through Akagera National park tracking the famous African BIG 5 game, track chimpanzees and spot monkeys, baboons and other wildlife in Nyungwe National Park. Trekking deep into the forests of Volcanoes National Park, you’ll search for endangered mountain gorillas with expert local gorilla rangers. You’ll also have an opportunity to explore Kigali and its colourful markets, cross Nyungwe’s Canopy Walkway and kayak on Lake Kivu..

Tour Highlights

  • Rwanda Wildlife Day Game Drives,
  • Rwandese People and Culture,
  • History and Culture in Akagera National Park,
  • Nyungwe Forest National,
  • Parc National des Volcano
  • Short City visit to Kigali

Price: from $4500 per person

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The Tour Itinerary:

DAY 1: Arrival to Kigali, Rwanda
This Rwanda Gorillas, Chimps & Wildlife Tour starts here after you arrive at Kigali International Airport. Upon arrival you are met with a safari driver guide and transferred to the Serena Kigali Hotel. This afternoon if you have time you can, you will have a heart breaking experience at the genocide memorial grounds, this is as unique as you will learn about the Rwandan History then you will learn a lot about their rich tribes and more about their culture. At Kigali Genocide Memorial and learn about the tragedy that happened in 1994 and the amazing stories of forgiveness and recovery since that time.
Overnight at Serena Kigali Hotel – B

DAY 2: Transfer to Akagera National Park
Morning drive to Akagera National Park in the east of Rwanda, a dramatic landscape of rolling hills, savannah and woodland interspersed with a series of lakes. You may see giraffes, hippos, buffaloes, Zebra, crocodile and other wildlife. Dinner and
Overnight at Serena Kigali Hotel – B-L-D

DAY 3: Northern game drives and transfers to Kigali
Breakfast, early morning game drive starts with a spectacular sunrise. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and landscape through the northern part of the park, where most of the animals prefer to inhabit. Enjoy the views of Lake Ihema as we head out to Kigali.
Dinner and Overnight at Serena Kigali Hotel – B-L-D

DAY 4: Transfer from Kigali to Nyungwe Forest
After Breakfast on the fourth day of the Rwanda gorillas safari, you’ll head to southern Rwanda to visit Nyungwe Forest, the chimpanzee’s home. Journey to Nyungwe Forest is stunning beautiful, through terraced hillsides and along the way we will stop to visit the Nyanza Kings palace and the Rwanda National Museum, before we enjoy lunch in Butare. Continue the drive this afternoon through the dramatic landscape of the Nyungwe Forest, arriving at our lodge located in the middle of the Nyungwe Forest.
Dinner and Overnight at Nyungwe Forest Lodge – B-L-D

DAY 5: Nyungwe Forest – Chimpanzee tracking
Breakfast and then have an early start to go Chimpanzee tracking through Nyungwe. The forest is rich in botanical diversity and home to 13 species of primates including Chimpanzees, L’Hoest monkeys, and Columbus monkeys with 300 bird species. You will take a picnic lunch. Return is likely late this afternoon, as the tracking can be quite strenuous and can take all day.
Dinner and Overnight at Nyungwe Forest Lodge – B-L-D

DAY 6: Nyungwe Forest – Colobus Tracking OR Waterfall Trails OR Canopy Walk
Six days in the Rwanda Gorillas & chimpanzees tour today, you have a variety of hikes and excursions to choose from, you can choose to go for an escorted walk in search of the large groups of Colobus monkeys and birds including the Ruwenzori turaco. Perhaps also take a guided walk to the waterfall, and enjoy the spectacular scenery of the forest. Alternatively you can choose to go for a a canopy walk or relax at the lodge, take advantage of the on-site spa services, or catch up on your email with the Wi-Fi service available in all rooms!
Dinner and Overnight at Nyungwe Forest Lodge – B-L-D

DAY 7: Nyungwe Forest Lodge to Volcanoes National Park
Early breakfast and get on our journey to northern Rwanda the Virunga Volcanoes, Volcanoes National Park, home to the endangered Mountain Gorillas. The drive will take approximately 6hours.

DAY 8: Volcanoes National Park – Gorilla trekking
First Gorilla trek! You will arise early this morning and drive to the headquarters of Volcanoes National Park where you will meet your trackers/guides and head up the slopes of the Virunga Volcanoes. You will visit one of the ten habituated groups. Tracking Rwanda gorillas through the lush forested slopes of the Virungas is an absolutely magical experience. Some gorilla families however are more elusive, and tracking can take a full day, especially when it is wet and muddy, so you should be able to hike for three hours on steep mountain trails.

DAY 8/2: Volcanoes National Park – 2nd Gorilla trekking
Optional gorilla trek, for those who cannot have enough of the magnificent creatures in just one day, the Rwanda gorillas tour will offer a second chance to fulfill your needs with a second day of trekking.

Alternatively you can track the Golden Monkeys or visit to Dian Fossey’s grave or the Gorilla cemetery or Forest walk in Volcanoes National Park.

DAY 9: Volcanoes to Kigali and flights home
Breakfast and pack, then transfer to Kigali for your flight headed home. If you did not have time to visit on arrival day, you should get time to visit Kigali Genocide Memorial Site before your departure flight.

 

9 DAYS  RWANDA GORILLAS, CHIMPS & WILDLIFE TOUR || Departure Dates & Prices 2022/23

 

2022 SCHEDULED DEPATURE DATES (Depart any time with minimum of 02 clients)

 FROM: $4500 PER PERSON

MINIMUM: 02 CLIENTS PER 4WD TOYOTA LAND CRUISER

MAXIMUM: 06 CLENTS PER 4 WD TOYOTA LAND CRUISER

ACCOMMODATION: LODGE

  • 03 Jan – 11 Jan 2022  Few spaces left 
  • 26 Jan – 03 Feb 2022  02 spaces left 
  • 03 Feb – 11 Feb 2022  Fully booked 
  •  26 Feb – 8 March 2022  Spaces available 
  • 03 Mar – 11 March 2022  Fully booked 
  • 26 Mar – 03 April 2022  03 spaces left 
  • 03 April – 11 April 2022   Spaces available 
  • 26 April –  04 May 2022  02 spaces left 
  • 03 May –  11 may 2022  Fully booked 
  • 26 May  –  03 June 2022  Few spaces left 
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  • 26 June –  04 July 2022 Few spaces left 
  • 03 July – 11 July 2022  Fully booked 
  • 26 July – 03 August 2022  Spaces available 
  • 03 Aug – 11 August 2022  Few spaces left 
  • 26 Aug – 03 Sep 2022  Fully booked 
  • 03 Sep – 11 Sep 2022  03 spaces left 
  • 26 Sep  – 03 Oct 2022  04 spaces left 
  • 03 0ct – 11 Oct 2022  Fully booked 
  • 26 Oct – 03 Nov 2022  Fully booked 
  • 03 Nov – 11 Nov 2022  Spaces available 
  • 26 Nov – 04 Dec 2022  Spaces available 
  • 03 Dec – 11 Dec 2022  Fully booked 

N.B. This tour can also depart any time with minimum of 02 clients



2023 DEPATURE DATES (Depart any time with minimum of 02 clients)

TOUR COST: From $4500 PER PERSON

MINIMUM: 02 CLIENTS PER 4WD TOYOTA LAND CRUISER

MAXIMUM: 06 CLIENTS PER 4WD TOYOTA LAND CRUISER

ACCOMMODATION: LODGE

  • 03 Jan – 11 Jan 2023  Spaces available 
  • 26 Jan  – 03 Feb 2023  Fully booked 
  • 03 Feb  – 11 Feb 2023 04 spaces left 
  • 26 Feb – 06 March 2023  02 spaces left 

N.B. This tour can also depart any time with minimum of 02 clients

 

INCLUDED IN PACKAGE
Ground transportation in a safari customized 4WD Toyota Land Cruiser with gasoline/fuel
Mineral water in the vehicle,
Services of an English speaking Driver/guide,
Accommodation as shown at the lodges mentioned in the itinerary,
Meals as shown (B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner),
All Park Entrance Fees,
Gorilla Trekking Permit per person.

EXCLUDED IN PACKAGE
International Airfares; Excess baggage charges;
Entry Visa Fees
International travel Vaccinations and Inoculations;
Items of personal nature such us Room service,
Beverages, Communications charges (telephone, fax, internet), Laundry, etc.;
Postage fees, Porterage fees, Tips and Gratuities for your Driver/guide and Hotels staff,
Shopping charges for Curios and Crafts,
International Airport Departure Taxes,
Optional activities unless specified as included,
Any other services not expressly shown in the itinerary or indicated as included.

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