7 Day Rwanda Tour and Gorillas Trekking

Overview

If you are really wanting to experience what the Rwanda The country of thousands hills have to offer, it is recommended to embark on this tour. This is the ultimate tour that allows you to track Gorillas, Chimpanzees and Monkeys, Experience People Culture, be entertainments by Intore dancers, Visit Lake kivu, Markets, Butare National museum, Trekking in Nyungwe forest, Also Visit the Kigali genocide memorial center where you will get to know what happened in Rwanda during the Genocide of 1994 ayear in Which 1 million people was killed within 100 days.

Tour deatails:

Day 1: Arrival in Kigali.

Arrive at Kigali airport where you will be welcomed by our driver and local guide for transfer to your Hotel- Briefing- Dinner and overnight in Kigali the capital city of Rwanda, at Gorilla hotel or Okapi Hotel.

Kigali was founded in 1907 as small colonial outpost by Dr. Richard Kandt, the first German colonial resident of Rwanda. The city has made tremendous progress since 1994 genocide. Considered one of the safest and friendliest of African capitals, Kigali is blessed with a moderate high altitude climate. It is inhabited by approximately 1 million people who now enjoy the benefits of peace. You will be pleasantly surprised at how comfortable it feels to be among the gentle people of Rwanda who will be delighted to welcome you to their beautiful, exceptionally friendly country.

Main destination: Kigali
Accommodation: Kigali 2000 Hotel
Meals & drinks: Dinner, Drinks not included

Day 2: Visit Kigali Genocide memorial Museum- Transfer To Nyungwe Forest national park

In the Morning after Breakfast and before we travel to Nyungwe Forest National park- We will Visit the Genocide memorial Museum- The exhibition in this museum tells the history of Rwanda leading up to genocide in 1994 and catalogues the details of the genocide using photographs, video, written accounts and a range of artifacts. It includes personal testimonies and a moving memorial to the children of the Rwandan genocide. The exhibition also has a section called “wasted lives”, which reflects on the holocausts and genocides in Armenia, South-West Africa, Bosnia and Cambodia. The Kigali Memorial Centre has gained a word-wide reputation for the powerful exhibition and its work in promoting peace; take your time to absorb its important message.  After we go on to Nyungwe Forest. We aim to arrive at the Nyungwe Forest Park Headquarters late in the afternoon where we will check in at your lodge for a night

Main destination: Nyungwe Forest
Accommodation: Nyungwe Top View Hotel
Meals & drinks: All Meals Included

Day 3: Primate Trekking Nyungwe Forest National Park

After a very breakfast we begin our trek into the forest to search for chimpanzees, hundred-strong troops of the delightfully acrobatic Angolan Colobus monkeys, as well as the handsome L’hoest monkeys- back and Overnight at Gisakura.

Nyungwe Forest National Park is a rain forest that is home to 13 different primate species, including humankind’s closest living relative the chimpanzee, in addition to the L’hoest monkeys and the largest known troop of agile Angolan Colobus in the world. Nyungwe Forest is home to some 25% of the African primate species! There are l’hoest monkeys and blue monkeys present and often observed around Uwinka, requiring less strenuous hiking. In addition to these important primate species Nyungwe Forest is alive with a huge floral diversity including at least 140 orchid species. The tall primary forest covers much of the fertile land, bamboo grows on the higher ridges while there are flooded forests and marsh habitats to the south of the National Park. Such diverse habitats attract an enormous range of plant, insect, bird and mammalian species, making Nyungwe a premier destination in East Africa for naturalists.

Main destination: Nyungwe Forest
Accommodation: Nyungwe Top Vew Hotel
Meals & drinks: All Meals, Drinks not included

Day 4: Transfer to Volcano National park

After Break-fast we proceed to Volcano national park, the home of mountain gorillas, passing through magnificent views of the beautiful, hilly countryside which gives Rwanda its name as “a country of a thousand hills. We will take Luch in Gisenyi at The shore of lake Kivu. Then Proceed to Volvanoes National park

Lake Kivu is a large deposit of fresh water that marks the western border with DR Congo and one of the Great Lakes of Africa. The lake lies in the Albertine Rift, a part of the Great Rift Valley and empties into the Ruzizi River, flowing southwards into Lake Tanganyika. Beneath the lake lie vast reserves of approximately 55 billion cubic of dissolved methane gas now being exploited. Lake Kivu is a wonderful tourist centre and is safe to swim so bring your swimming kit for a quick lunchtime dip. There are many stunning beaches, gorgeous landscapes and the sunsets are regularly stunning.

Main destination: Volvano National Park
Accommodation: Go lux Lodge
Meals & drinks: All Meals , Drinks not included

Day 5: Mountain Gorilla Trekking, Visit Ibyiwacu culture center

In the morning at 6.am get up early, take your break fast and drive to the National Park station for Registration and briefign befor you start the gorilla tracking. This activity is proven to be one of the most thrilling and exciting wildlife experiences that individuals should not miss. The gorilla trekking may take between 2 and 6 hours. However, this is all worth the time and effort. An experienced ranger will guide you and participants of this tour. The ranger will also share some interesting facts about gorillas’ lifestyle, and flora and fauna within the area. This tour gives you the chance to spend an hour with the gorillas before you go back to your lodge, eat your lunch, Visit Ibyiwacu Cultural Center and tramsfer to your lodge

Main destination: Virunga National Park
Accommodation: Go Lux Lodge
Meals & drinks: All Meals , Drinks not included

Day 6: Golden Monkey Trekking

Wake early Morning take your breakfast at 6.00Am, and leave the your lodge by 06.30Am. And drive to the Volcanoes National Park Station for brieifing and registration before you start your Golden Monkeys trekking. A park guide will be assigned for briefing at 07h00 and departure for Golden monkeys Trekking. The Trekking may take between 2 and 4 hours. However, this is all worth the time and effort. An experienced ranger will guide you and participants of this tour. The ranger will also share some interesting facts about Golden Monkeys’ lifestyle, and flora and fauna within the area. you will spend an hour with the Monkey before you go back to your lodge, eat your lunch, After Luch you will visit Iby’iwacu cultural centre (Now called Gorilla guardians village-1.5 hours). Thereafter, Drive back to Kigali, where we will arrive late around 18h00. End of tour, debriefing and drop-off.

Main destination: Volcanoes National Park
Accommodation: Kigali 2000 Hotel
Meals & drinks: All Meals , Drinks not included

Day 7: Kigali and transfer at the airport.  

After breakfast there is time for a last-minute shopping trip in Kigali before transferring to the airport for our personal good-byes and your departing flight. The price will include/ Gorillas permit, Transport in 4X4 vehicles, Accommodation in Mid class Hotel, Breakfast,  Guide, All park and museum entry fees. Not Included: Visa, Travel insurance, Flight, Meals and Drinks.

Main destination: Volcanoes National Park
Accommodation: Non acco;odation
Meals & drinks: Break Fast, Drinks not included

TARIFFS: From 2800USD.

Our tariff will includes: Airport transfers, Gorillas permits, Accommodation, Ground transportation by 4×4 tourist Land Cruiser or minibus, English speaking Driver/Guide, All park Entrance fees,

The tariff will not include: Air ticket, Tourist insurance/local health insurance, Entrance visas, Meals, drinks and tips.

NOTE: 

The above hotel cited and Depart Dates are for middle class tourists who would like to save money by joining a group. But those willing to undertake an up market range and would like this tour to be organized at any date, We recomand them to inform us.

Clients who choose to stay in Rwanda for more days at the end of their safari are free to do so. We can arrange hotel accommodation for your extended stay. Should you wish to spend more time exploring Rwanda, Congo, Burundi, Uganda, Kenya or Tanzania, we can arrange further safaris and city tours to meet your requirements.