9 Days Rwanda Gorillas, Chimps and wildlife safari

9 days Rwanda gorillas, chimps and wildlife safari: This 9 days Rwanda gorillas, chimps and wildlife safari is one of the best safari enjoyed by several tourists while on a Rwanda tour. This safari included 9 days and 8 nights starting from Kigali international airport to Nyungwe forest national park where you will encounter 13 species of primates especially during chimpanzee trekking and nature walks within Nyungwe forest. Nyungwe forest national park has a lot of hiking trails leading to deferent destinations such as canopy, waterfalls, rivers and many more. Another stop from Nyungwe forest national park will be in Volcanoes national park for mountain gorilla trekking, nature walks to the crater lakes, volcano hiking to summit the Crater Lake on top of mount Bisoke among others. Spend the remaining days of your 9 days Rwanda gorillas, chimps and wildlife safari in Akagera national park for game viewing during the game drive and boat cruise. And finally be dropped at the airport for departures back home or to the next destination incase you’re still proceeding with other safaris.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS 9 DAYS RWANDA GORILLAS, CHIMPS AND WILDLIFE SAFARI

Highlights of 9 days Rwanda gorillas, chimps and wildlife safari

Day 1: Arrival

Arrival : on day of 9 days Rwanda gorillas, chimps and wildlife safari,  as you land at Kigali international airport, you will be met and picked by our company representative, he will brief you about your of 9 days Rwanda gorillas, chimps and wildlife safari, then transfer you to the lodge reserved for you in Kigali city. Assuming that you arrive before lunch, you will be served with your lunch, have a brief relaxation and embark on a city tour within Kigali. You will visit the Kigali genocide memorial sites where Rwandese commemorate their loved ones that lost their lives during the Rwanda genocide in 1994, market places for some fruits and vegetables , craft shops for some souvenirs , among others then have dinner and overnight at the lodge in Kigali.

Meal plan: Lunch and dinner

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Day 2: Transfer to Nyungwe forest national park

Transfer to Nyungwe forest national park: On day 2 of 9 days Rwanda gorillas, chimps and wildlife safari after breakfast, you will be driven from your hotel in Kigali to Nyungwe forest national park with an enroute lunch and stopovers to visit more genocide memorial sites along the way. Proceed to the lodge via park headquarters to obtain a chimpanzee trekking permit. Once you get to the park, check in at the lodge, have dinner and enjoy an overnight stay.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Chimpanzee trekking and canopy walk in Nyungwe forest

Chimpanzee trekking: chimpanzee trekking is always the topmost activity by travelers in Nyungwe forest national park. After breakfast on day 3 of 9 days Rwanda gorillas, chimps and wildlife safari, park drinking water and snacks then be transferred to the headquarters of the park for chimpanzee trekking briefing and later on penetrate into Nyungwe forest alongside armed rangers to search for chimpanzees. During chimpanzee trekking, you will also be able to encounter other species of primates including Colobus monkeys, Red-tailed monkeys, among others. Trekking chimpanzee can last between 2-7 hours then return to the lodge for lunch.

Canopy walk: as mentioned earlier, Nyungwe forest national park has several hiking trails but the most visited trail is the canopy walk trail that lasts about 2 hours. Therefore, after enjoying lunch, you will enjoy a 2 hours canopy walk in Nyungwe forest that stretches to 150m in length at a height of 50m above the ground. Canopy walk is so rewarding and it offers a great view of the park at glace, a view of the volcanic mountains, wild life encounters such as elephants, monkeys, chimpanzees , birds , and different plant species. Return to the lodge later in the evening for dinner and overnight stay.

Meal plan: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4: Transfer to Volcanoes national park

Transfer to Volcanoes national park: on day 4 of 9 days Rwanda gorillas, chimps and wildlife safari, you will arise from your bed for breakfast, check out of the lodge and be driven form Nyungwe forest national park f o Volcanoes national park a home to endangered mountain gorillas with as enroute lunch in Gisenyi. You will be in position to visit some of the genocide memorial sites in Gisenyi and then proceed with the drive via coffee plantation farms to volcanoes national park in Ruhengeri with a stopover at Kiningi where you will visit the park headquarters for volcanoes national park to pick up the necessary permits including gorilla trekking permit and Bisoke hiking permit, later on proceed to your lodge for check in, dinner and overnight.

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Meal plan: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5: Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes national park

Gorilla trekking in volcanoes national park: after breakfast on day 5 of 9 days Rwanda gorillas, chimps and wildlife safari, prepare your lunch box and drinking water before being driven by your tour guide direct Kinigi park headquarters for gorilla trekking briefing. At the park headquarters, you will be required to hand over your gorilla trekking permit, then hire a porter and set off for a life time memorial adventure of spending one hour with the mountain gorillas in the jungle. During gorilla trekking, you will spot other different primates, mammals, birds, butterflies and many other species within the forest. Later on return to Kiningi park headquarters for gorilla trekking certificates and be driven back to the lodge for an evening relaxation as you wait for dinner and overnight. Alternatively, in case you are in for an evening activity, then a nature walk to visit the twin lakes of Burela and Ruhondo is the best option.

Meal plan: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 6: Hike mount Bisoke volcano

Mount Bisoke hike: on day 6 of 9 days Rwanda gorillas, chimps and wildlife safari, once you are done with breakfast, meet your driver for a transfer to the beginning of mount Bisoke hike since the most precious attractions of mount Bisoke lie in Rwanda side. Mount Bisoke is situated in border with Virunga national park in DRC, and volcanoes national park in Rwanda. You will ascend mount Bisoke with enough drinking water and a packed lunch box since this is a full day activity. During the hike you will be in position to encounter some mountain gorillas, elephants, have a view of other mountains within virunga massif, two beautiful crater lakes one along the hike and another one at the summit of the mountain. An overall mount Bisoke hike takes about 8hours, 6 hours to climb up to the summit and 2 hours for sloping back down. However, experienced hiker can make a complete circuit in just 4-5 hours.

Meal plan: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 7: Transfer to Akagera national park

Transfer to Akagera national park: After breakfast, on day 7 of  days Rwanda gorillas , chimps and wildlife safari, check out of the lodge and embark on a journey to Akagera national park while viewing the green nature of the vegetation cover filled with hills, terraces, woodlands, wetlands and savanna grassland. You will arrive in time for lunch. Check in, enjoy your lunch and embark on an evening game drive to view some of the wildlife species since we know that Akagera national park is basically known for conducting wildlife viewing safaris. After game drive, you will be transferred for dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 8: Game drive and boat cruise

Game drive and boat cruise: On day 8 of 9 days Rwanda gorillas, chimps and wildlife safari, you will be served with an early breakfast  then head out of your lodge to spend at least 5 hours on a game drive where you be in position to spot different species of wildlife including elephants, lions, buffaloes , impalas, among others. You will also spot different bird species, butterflies and have a clear view of the park and all that are within it. Return for lunch and embark on afternoon boat cruise on Lake Ihema. During the boat cruise, you will spot more elephants, buffaloes, hippos and crocodiles along the lake shores without forgetting several species of birds such as Papyrus Genlok, shoebill , Jacana etc. later on after cruising on the lake, you will be transferred to the lodge for dinner and have an overnight.

 

Meal plan: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 9: Transfer to Kigali for departures.

Transfer back to Kigali for departures: This is the last day in Kigali as you will be concluding your 9 days Rwanda gorillas, chimps and wildlife safari. Well, wake up on a relaxed breakfast at the lodge, later on check out and be driven to Kigali for some shopping. And in case you missed city tour on day 1, then this is the day to enjoy it before you depart. Otherwise, have lunch and be transferred to Kigali international airport for departures.

Meal plan: Breakfast and lunch

END OF YOUR 9 DAYS RWANDA GORILLAS, CHIMPS AND WILDLIFE SAFARI

Inclusive in this 9 days Rwanda gorillas, chimps and wildlife safari

  • Airport transfers in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Gorilla trekking permit
  • Chimpanzee trekking permit
  • Mount Bisoke hiking permit
  • Park entrance fees
  • All activities
  • All meals as per Itinerary
  • Ranger fees
  • Accommodation as per Itinerary
  • An English speaking guide
  • Bottled drinking water

Exclusive in 9 days Rwanda gorillas, chimps and wildlife safari

  • Visa fees
  • Flight ticket
  • Porter
  • Insurance
  • Tips
  • Optional activities