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Our 12 Days Visiting Rwanda Safari and Wildlife Tour will take you to visit to the 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. Contact us today to book this 12 day safari in Rwanda.

Tour Highlight

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

12 Days Visiting Rwanda Safari

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, your guide will take you on a Kigali City tour to a number of places including 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, arriving 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

Have an early morning breakfast and 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 gorillas 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: Hiking Dian Fossey Tomb

Following breakfast, you will transfer to the Karisoke Research Center to pay tribute to the American primatologist whose great gorilla works are evident in this region. Following her death, she was buried at the research center. You will en-route view several bird and plant species. Return 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 5: Golden Monkey Tracking and Transfer to Lake Kivu

Following breakfast, you will re-assemble 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 6: 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, returning for lunch and the rest of the evening at leisure

Luxury: Lake Kivu Serena Hotel

Midrange: Palm Garden Resort

Best Budget: Paradise Marahide

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park

Morning tea or coffee after which you will drive towards Nyungwe Forest National Park. The thick tropical rain forest hosts over 13 primate species and is one of the last few remaining tracts of deep forest in Rwanda known 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 House

Midrange: Emeraude Guest House

Best Budget: Gisakura Guest House

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: 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 we will return for lunch and an afternoon canopy walk through the forest. Dinner and staying overnight at

Luxury: One and Only Nyungwe House

Midrange: Emeraude Guest House

Best Budget: Gisakura Guest House

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Black and White Colobus Monkey Tracking

You will have tea or coffee in the morning after which you will transfer to the park in order to take part in Black and White Colobus Monkey Tracking. There is quite a population in the national park which will leave you surprised by how many they are. Imagine seeing over 80 characters tucked in black and white! You will return to the lodge for dinner and staying overnight at

Luxury: One and Only Nyungwe House

Midrange: Emeraude Guest House

Best Budget: Gisakura Guest House

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: Transfer to Akagera National Park

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

Luxury: Rusizi Tented Camp

Midrange: Akagera Game Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 11: Game Drives and Boat Cruise an Lake Ihema

Morning breakfast after which you will head to the park for a game drive 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: Rusizi Tented Camp

Midrange: Akagera Game Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 12: 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 outbound flight back home.

End of the 12 Days Visiting Rwanda Safari and Wildlife Tour.

The 12 Days Visiting Rwanda Safari and Wildlife 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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