7 Days Rwanda Gorilla, Chimps & Wildlife Safari


The 7 days Rwanda Safari offers you the best opportunity to Visit the leading tourist attractions in Rwanda including Volcanoes NP for Gorilla tracking, the impressive Lake Kivu, Nyungwe Forest NP, Akagera Wildlife Park as well as the capital city Kigali. 

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kigali

You will be received by a representative from Africa Nature Trekkers and one of our drivers / safari guide at Kigali International Airport and transferred to your booked accommodation where you will relax and spend the night – Hotel des Mille Collines 

Day 2: Kigali – Nyungwe Forest National Park

In the morning from Kigali you will proceed to visit to Nyungwe Forest National Park en route visiting the traditional palace of Rwanda’s Former King in Nyanza. Drive past green fields of tea scattered on the hillside slopes and the small wooden houses unique to the areas surrounding Nyungwe Forest. This drive may take you approximately 6 hours. Dinner and overnight stay at Gisakura Guest House 

Day 3: Guided Nature Walk

For birders a guided nature walk in the morning will enable them to spot a variety of bird species in the Nyungwe forest. You will not miss birds such as Rwenzori Turaco and black and white casqued hornbill. Large troops of colobus monkeys will be every time encountered on different forest trails. In the afternoon you will track chimpanzees. Dinner and overnight stay at Gisakura Guest House 

Day 4: Return to Kigali

In the morning after breakfast you will proceed to Kigali. Along the way, in Butare, visit the Botanical Gardens and a cultural museum. Arrive in Kigali City in time for lunch. After lunch proceed northwards to Kinigi via Ruhengeri. The beautiful scenery of the rolling hills for which Rwanda is well known will make the journey interesting to look at. Dinner and overnight stay at Gorilla Nest Hotel 

Day 5: Gorilla Trek in Parc National Des Volcanoes

After a morning breakfast transfer to Kinigi Park Headquarters for a briefing with the rest of trackers and then immediately commence gorilla trekking in Parc National des Volcans. An encounter with the gorillas is the highlight of a Rwanda safari. Time taken to encounter these gentle apes ranges between 2 to 8 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas on that particular day. Dinner and overnight stay at Gorilla Nest Hotel 

Day 6: Parc National des Volcans

You will visit Karisoke Research Centre which Dian Fossey established for the habituation and deeper study about the gorillas. You may choose mountain climbing of the Visoke Volcano. Dinner and overnight stay at Gorilla Nest Hotel 

Day 7: Kigali – Departure

You will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight back home.

End of Safari!

What to Bring

  • Comfortable safari boots / shoes
  • Right travel clothes
  • Sun block
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Photo /Video Camera

This safari itinerary is a proposal trip that can be gladly customized to suit any personal changes, times, dates and other specifications.


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