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Explore the best of Rwanda on this 10 Days Rwanda Safari Tour, Primates and Wildlife Safari. You will visit 3 national parks of the country. The visit begins and ends in Kigali. Volcanoes National Park is one of the few places to see the mountain gorillas in the whole world. They live peacefully within the ecosystem. This trip continues to Lake Kivu, Nyungwe Forest National Park a known home to the chimpanzees, and Rwanda’s only Savannah conservation area Akagera.

Tour Highlight

  • Mountain Gorillas.
  • Chimpanzee Tracking.
  • Wildlife Views.

10 Days Rwanda Safari Tour

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kigali

Upon arrival you will be welcomed by a Verdant Safaris company representative who will transfer you to your accommodation that has been booked. Depending on your time of arrival, our guide will take you on a tour of Kigali City including visiting the Rwanda Genocide Memorial at Gisozi. Return to the lodge for dinner and stay overnight at

Luxury: Kigali Serena Hotel.

Midrange: Hotel des Mille Collines.

Best Budget: Step Town Hotel.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 2: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park

On this day you will enjoy a morning breakfast, after which you will transfer to Volcanoes National Park home to mountain gorillas, gorilla beringei. Arrive in time for a check-in at the lodge and entertainment from the Iby’iwacu community. These are said to have been poachers in the park and have however appreciated tourism in a different way for example they will perform and dance to travelers in exchange for money to sustain their living. Return to the lodge for dinner and staying overnight at

Luxury: Bisate Gorilla Lodge.

Midrange: Mountain Gorilla View Loge.

Best Budget: Kinigi Guest House.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 3: Gorilla Trekking

Early morning breakfast, transfer to the park headquarters for a gorilla experience. It begins in the morning at 8:00am with a briefing from the park rangers after which you will be divided into groups of 8 per gorilla family. It takes 2 or more hours trekking the mountain gorilla depending on how far they have moved. Through the forest trails you will identify many bird species, plants and other primates present in the conservation area, you will return to the lodge for dinner and staying overnight at

Luxury: Bisate Gorilla Lodge.

Midrange: Mountain Gorilla View Loge.

Best Budget: Kinigi Guest House.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 4: Golden Monkey Tracking and Transfer to Lake Kivu

Following breakfast, you will reassemble at the park premises for the golden monkey experience. Connect to the tracking point led through by a game ranger. The trek takes less time as compared to the mountain gorillas. Return to meet your guide who will transfer you to Lake Kivu enjoying the afternoon along the shores. Dinner and staying overnight at

Luxury: Lake Kivu Serena Hotel.

Midrange: Palm Garden Resort.

Best Budget: Paradise Marahide.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 5: Lake Kivu and Relaxation

Following a morning breakfast, you will enjoy the beautiful views of the surrounding environment the boat trip willed to the islands of the lake. Return for lunch and the rest of the evening at leisure

Luxury: Lake Kivu Serena Hotel.

Midrange: Palm Garden Resort.

Best Budget: Paradise Mara Hide.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 6: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park

Morning tea of coffee after which you will drive towards the Nyungwe Forest National Park. This is a known home to the chimpanzees. The thick tropical rain forest hosts over 13 primate species. It is one of the last few remaining tracts of deep forest in Rwanda know to have survived the ice age era. Arrive in time for lunch and later do a short guided nature walk through the forest region. Return for dinner and staying overnight at

Luxury: One and Only Nyungwe Forest.

Midrange: Emeraude Guest House.

Best Budget: Gisakura Guest House.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 7: Chimpanzee Tracking and Canopy Walk

On this day you will have a nice mouth-watering breakfast after which you will transfer to the park headquarters for a morning briefing, then begin the chimpanzee tracking. The primates are so loud that you will be in position to hear them as they have the beautiful sound through the forest. An hour is allowed while with the primates after which you will return for lunch and an afternoon canopy walk through the forest. Dinner and staying overnight at

Luxury: One and Only Nyungwe Forest.

Midrange: Emeraude Guest House.

Best Budget: Gisakura Guest House.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 8: Transfer to Akagera National Park

After an early morning breakfast, you will embark on our journey Eastwards to the savannah park. The drive is approximately 6 hours’ drive arriving in time for lunch and an afternoon game drive expect to see beautiful game sceneries. Return for dinner and staying overnight at

Luxury: Rusizi Tented Camp.

Midrange: Akagera Game Lodge.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 9: Game Drives and Boat Cruise on Lake Ihema

Morning breakfast after which you will head to the park for game drives early in the morning, through the well distributed tracts of the park. Expect to see lions, leopards, elephants, African buffaloes, antelopes ton mention a few. You will return to the lodge for lunch followed by an afternoon boat cruise along the Lake Ihema for more wildlife views like hippos and crocodiles. Return for dinner and staying overnight at

Luxury: Akagera Game Lodge.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 10: Departure

On this day you will have a relaxed breakfast while you prepare to check out of the lodge. This will be followed by a transfer to Kigali International Airport for your flight back home.

End of the 10 Days Rwanda Safari Tour.

The 10 Days Rwanda Safari Tour includes;

  • Meals and drinks as stipulated in the travel plan.
  • All ground transportation.
  • Park entrance and conservation fees.
  • English speaking guide.
  • 4*4 wheel car drive inclusive of fuel.

Excludes

  • Visas and air tickets.
  • Meals and drinks not included in the itinerary.
  • Gratuities.
  • Laundry services.
  • Extra costs incurred as a result of personal delay.

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