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Our 9 Days Rwanda Helicopter Tour Adventure is a great way to experience the beauty of Rwanda and will take you to take part in tracking mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park, chimpanzees in Nyungwe Forest National Park and so much more. Book this safari in Rwanda and take in the surreal panoramic views of this beautiful land of a thousand hills.

Tour Highlight

  • Wildlife Game Drives
  • Chimpanzee Tracking
  • Gorilla Trekking Experience.
  • Helicopter Flights.

9 Days Rwanda Helicopter Tour Adventure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kigali International Airport

Upon arrival you will be welcomed by a Verdant Safaris company representative who will brief you on the 9 day Rwanda tour. Depending on the time you arrive you will do a Kigali City Tour visiting the Kigali Genocide Memorial, the Cultural Museum of Rwanda and the local market. Check in at the hotel booked for you in Kigali for dinner and staying overnight.

Kigali Serena Hotel.

Meal Plan: (Lunch, Dinner).

Day 2: Helicopter Flight to Volcanoes National Park

After your morning breakfast, you will be transferred to Kigali International Airport for your flight to Volcanoes National Park. The flight takes approximately 25 minutes. You will meet your guide, transfer to the lodge for lunch, and later go for an afternoon entertainment from the Iby’iwacu Community you will enjoy being in the community together with the locals. They will drum and dance to their traditional songs. Dinner and staying overnight at;

Bisate Lodge.

Meal Plan: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Day 3: Gorilla Trekking Experience

After your early morning breakfast at the lodge, you will head out to the park headquarters as you prepare to track the mountain gorillas. You will be briefed by the ranger guides about the whole gorilla tracking exercise and you will be put in groups of 8 people, led by a ranger guide to guide you through the forest in search of the gorillas. Gorilla Trekking is an amazing experience and the gorillas live in harmony together with other creatures. Along the hike you may be lucky to see other park animals like the giant forest hog, forest elephants and forest duikers. Once you locate the gorillas, you will be allowed up to 1 hour with them for observation and photography. Dinner and staying overnight at;

Bisate Lodge.

Meal Plan: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Day 4: Golden Monkey Tracking

On this day, you will reassemble at the park headquarters for yet another endemic species experience just like the mountain gorillas. You will head into the forest, except the terrain is lower. Golden Monkeys live in the bamboo forest zone of the park outstanding with their extreme beautiful colors. The monkeys are always puffed and busy eating. It takes 2-3 hours participating in the activity before returning to the lodge for dinner and staying overnight.

Bisate Gorilla Lodge.

Meal Plan: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Day 5: Helicopter Transfer to Akagera National Park

Have breakfast and take a Helicopter Flight to Akagera National Park. Your guide will welcome you to the lodge for lunch and an afternoon game drive in the park. Expect to see a number of animal species including; lions, giraffes, antelopes and the expanse of nature. Dinner and staying overnight at

Magashi Camp.

Meal Plan: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Day 6: Morning Game Drive – Afternoon Boat Cruise.

On this day you will have breakfast and head out to spend the day in the national park. You will reach the park in search of the so called big five of the wilderness. From the time lions were reintroduced into the conservation area, it has been the best of all times and only place to see savannah species while in the park. Return to the lodge for lunch and later take an afternoon boat cruise on Lake Ihema. Expect to see water birds and islands while on the boat ride. Return for dinner and staying overnight at;

Magashi Camp.

Meal Plan: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Day 7: Helicopter Flight From Akagera National Park – Nyungwe Forest National Park

After breakfast, you will check out of the lodge and transfer to the airstrip to take your helicopter flight to Nyungwe Forest National Park. Arrive to meet your guide who will take you to the lodge for a hot lunch and an afternoon relaxation at the lodge. You can optionally have a guided nature walk around the lodge premises. Dinner and staying overnight;

One and Only Nyungwe Lodge.

Meal Plan: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Day 8: Chimpanzee Tracking and Canopy Walk

Have an early morning breakfast, get packed lunch and transfer to the park headquarters for briefing about the dos and don’ts while with the chimpanzees. An hour is allowed while with the chimpanzees. They are said to share about 98% of the human DNA, are characterized by their loud charter sound, herbivores in nature and are known to be so intelligent. Return for lunch and an afternoon walk along the canopy walkway. It is a suspended bridge along strong trees and presents a chance to take a walk in the beautiful forest.

One and Only Nyungwe Lodge.

Meal Plan: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Day 9: Departure

You will take a relaxed morning breakfast after which you will go to the airstrip for a helicopter transfer to Kigali International Airport for your flight back home.

End of the 9 Days Rwanda Helicopter Tour.

The 9 Days Rwanda Helicopter Tour includes;

  • Full board accommodation.
  • All ground transfers inclusive of fuel.
  • English speaking guide.
  • 4X4wheel car drive.
  • Laundry services.

Excludes

  • Visa and air tickets.
  • Gratuities.
  • Meals and drinks non mentioned in the travel plan.
  • Extra expenses incurred as a result of personal delays and circumstances beyond our control.

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