8 Days Rwanda Gorilla & Wildlife Safari

Tour Duration: 8 Days and 7 Nights 

Places to Visit: The 8 days Rwanda Safari offers you the best opportunity to Visit the country’s key tourist attractions such as Kigali City, Nyungwe Forest National Park, Parc National des Volcans, Karisoke Research Centre 

Meet the rare mountain gorillas in Rwanda on this 8 days Rwanda tour the best tour to showcase all what Rwanda has to offer! Rwanda is a new comer to tourism in Africa with an incredible array of wildlife most especially primates. This trip is one of the best primate safaris in Africa featuring gorilla tracking, chimpanzee tracking and golden monkey tracking. This trip is no doubt a great value for money and is available all year round.


The 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. Dinner and overnight stay at Mille Collines Hotel 

Day 2: A visit to Nyungwe Forest NP

After your breakfast you will transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park. Along the way you may make a stop-over for your lunch and a visit to the National Museum at Butare and Murambi Genocide Memorial Centre. Dinner and overnight stay at Gisakura Guest House 

Day 3: Chimpanzee Trekking in Nyungwe

After your early morning breakfast you will be picked up from you hotel and head out for an adventurous chimpanzee trek. Nyungwe Forest is one of the best places for chimp trekking. After lunch transfer to Bethanie Guest House for your dinner and overnight stay. 

Day 4: Gorillas in the Mist     

After breakfast transfer to the Volcano National Park en route lunch in Gisenyi. Dinner and overnight stay at Mountain Gorillas Nest Lodge 

Day 5: Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Volcano National Park

Enjoy your morning breakfast and go for a briefing before undertaking gorilla trekking in Parc National des Volcans. You can at any time of the day encounter the mountain gorillas in the forests depending on their movement that day. You will be allowed to view the gorillas for an hour. This gorilla encounter is the highlight of a tour in Rwanda. You may dedicate the evening to a community visit. Dinner and overnight stay at Gorillas Nest Lodge 

Day 6: Trekking Golden Monkeys

Take your breakfast and penetrate the jungles for trekking the colonies of Golden monkeys in Volcanoes National Park. Dinner and overnight stay at Gorilla Nest lodge 

Day 7: Touring Karisoke Research Centre

Visit the Karisoke Research Centre established by late Dian Fossey. The Movie Gorillas in the Mist was covered from here. The Graveyard of Dian Fossey together with her once beloved Mountain Gorillas stand out as a testimony of her love and dedication towards the conservation and development of mountain gorilla tourism in Rwanda. Dinner and overnight stay at Mountain Gorillas Nest Lodge 

Day 8: End of Rwanda Tour

Depending on your flight schedule you will transfer from Parc National des Volcans to Kigali for your lunch in preparation for your flight back to your home country.

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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