7 Day Amazing Wildlife and Gorilla Safari of Rwandafrom
This 7-day amazing wildlife and gorilla safari in Rwanda will take you to Rwanda the land of a thousand hills and engage in different activities that this safari will entail. Rwanda offers the best wildlife and gorillas safaris which you will explore during your amazing wildlife and gorilla safari. Explore the gorillas and golden monkeys in Volcanoes National Park and encounter the Amazing big 5 animals of Akagyera National Park as well as Chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe Forest National Park.
Where to go during this Wildlife and Gorilla Safari
Akagera National Park
Akagera national park is located in northeastern Rwanda and the only savannah national park in Rwanda that features the big 5 animals which include buffaloes, elephants, rhinos, leopards, and lions. Other great animals within the park include the hippos, zebras, warthogs among others, it features over 500 species of different birds.
Volcanoes National park (gorilla and Golden Monkey tracking)
Our 7 days amazing wildlife and gorilla safari in Rwanda will introduce to you Volcanoes National park in Rwanda famous for gorilla tracking in addition to other various species found within the park. Volcanoes National park forms part of the Virunga volcanoes which are shared between the democratic republic of Congo, Uganda, and Rwanda itself. There are mostly evergreen Bamboo forests covering the park and some of the areas are dominated by the grass heath and swampy areas. The key attraction in the volcanoes National park is the endangered mountain gorillas and the activity of gorilla trekking happening throughout the year. The park features 12 habituated gorillas in Volcanoes National park that are opened for gorilla trekking. Other than gorilla trekking, the park also features over 200 bird species which can be seen during gorilla trekking or as an independent activity. Other animals that you will explore during our 7 days amazing wildlife and gorilla safari in Rwanda include, Forest elephants, buffaloes, bush pigs, giant forest hogs, duikers, spotted hyenas, bush-bucks, and several primates. Enjoy the golden monkey trekking during this amazing wildlife and gorilla safari in Rwanda which is also found in Volcanoes National Park. It is only 2 hours from Kigali international airport to volcanoes National Park
Explore Nyungwe National Park
During the wildlife and gorilla safari in Rwanda, you will visit Nyungwe forest national park which is the biggest montane forest that is well known and boasts over 1,050 plant species, 250 Albertine Rift Endemics, and 200 orchids, along with at least 120 butterfly species. The vertebrate fauna includes 32 amphibians, 38 reptiles, 85 mammals, and 310 bird species of which about 15% are Albertine Rift Endemics. Chimpanzee tracking is the major activity that is carried out in Nyungwe Forest National Park and only 2 chimpanzee habituated families are available for trekking in Nyungwe forests national park with the largest group of chimpanzees having more than 60 individual chimpanzees.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Challenging
Group Size Small Group
This 7 Days Rwanda wildlife and gorilla Safari involves primates watching tour in Rwanda at Parc Des Volcanoes for mountain gorillas and Nyungwe Forest National; Park for chimpanzees and several other primate species.
- Gorilla permit/s
- Genocide Memorial visit & Kigali city Tour
- Visit Gorilla Guardian Village
- Golden Monkey Tracking Permit
- 4*4 Safari Vehicle
- English speaking guide
- Drinking water
- Air tickets
- Visa ad visa fees
- Items of personal nature
- Optional activities not mentioned in the itinerary
- Tips through the tour
Transfer to Nyungwe Forest
You will be picked up by our company driver guide from either a hotel / Kigali International Airport for a transfer to Nyungwe Forest NP; southwest of Rwanda in Gisenyi province. En route, visit the Butare Museum, Mirambi Genocide Site and Nyanza King’s Palace among others. Later proceed with your drive to Nyungwe Forest National Park. Dine and rest at your lodge.
Chimp Tracking and Canopy Walk
Upon rising; enjoy breakfast and head for the Nyungwe Forest Park offices for morning briefing on the chimpanzee tracking expedition. With your tracking gear embark on this amazing exercise; where you will be rewarded with clear views of various primate species like L’Hoest’s monkey, golden monkeys, large troops of the Angola Colobus, vervet monkeys, Silver Monkey, Hamlyn’s Monkey, Red-tailed Monkey, Dent’s Mona Monkey, Olive Baboon and the Grey-cheeked Mangabeys etc.
Later, have lunch in wild and in the afternoon, proceed with the Unique Canopy Forest Walk; rewarding you with an entire forest coverage with wild animals seeing you from above as you swing over the thick dense trees.
Dine and rest at your lodge
Transfer to Lake Kivu
Have breakfast and later hit the road for the drive to Gisenyi province – home to Lake Kivu. On arrival have lunch and engage in an afternoon canoe ride to some of the Islands on Lake Kivu not leaving out the Famous Nyamirundi Island – well known for its tasty Coffee.
Dine and rest at your lodge
Travel to Volcanoes National Park
On waking up; have breakfast and later hit the road for your transfer to Volcanoes NP, northwest of Rwanda in Musanze province. En route enjoy the spectacular scenery views of the country side.
Later Dine and rest for overnight at your lodge.
Mountain Gorilla Trek and Iby’wacu Cultural Center
Have breakfast and head for the Kinigi Park offices by 7:00AM; just in time for the morning briefing on the codes of conduct when trekking for the mountain gorillas. After locating the creatures, take clear observation of their behavior while taking photographs and videos for this wonderful encounter. Later retrieve the starting point; meet up your guide for a drive back to your lodge.
After Lunch, step out for a visit to the Iby’wacu Cultural Village where you will learn more about the Rwandan cultural practices.
Later; Dine and rest for overnight at your lodge.
Golden Monkeys and Visit to Twin Lakes (Burera and Ruhondo)
Have breakfast and head for the Kinigi Park offices by 7:00AM; just in time for the morning briefing on the code of conduct when tracking for the shy and playful golden monkeys. After locating the jumpy creatures, take clear observation of their behavior while taking photographs and videos for this wonderful encounter. Later retrieve the starting point; meet up your tour guide for drive back to your lodge.
Later take a guided walk to the beautiful Twin Lakes of Burera and Ruhondo.
Dine and rest for overnight at your lodge.
Return to Kigali and Departure
Upon rising; have breakfast and later set off for Kigali for drop off at either a hotel or Kigali International Airport.