Day 1: Arrival in Kigali.
Upon arrival at the airport, our guide will be ready to receive you and tell you so much about the natural beauty of Rwanda. You will appreciate the country as a land of thousand hills. Our guide will drive you to your hotel and these range from luxury, moderate and budget accommodation. They are beautifully designed to make your stay comfortable. You check in and have dinner. Overnight at
Luxury Accommodation: Kigali Serena Hotel
Moderate Accommodation: Manor Hotel
Budget Accommodation: Chez Lando Hotel
Day 2: Transfer to Akagera National park and evening game drive.
Have a lovely breakfast and drive off to the beautiful Akegera National Park. The journey is amazing as you will see magnificent sceneries, the vehicle can be stopped at any time to take pictures and get a closer view at interesting features. We arrive during lunch time and check in to our desired lodges. In the afternoon, we go for a game drive; you will get a chance to see animals such as elephants, Impalas, Zebras and many others. Make sure your camera is fully charged to enable you take the best shots as you catch a glance at the animals. After a wonderful time in the park, we return to the lodge. Have dinner and overnight at Akagera game lodge
Day 3: Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise.
Wake up early morning, have breakfast and proceed for a second morning game drive. We will drive to the northern part of the park to see the early risers as they go back to sleep. Such animals are only active at night and rarely seen during day. As you drive through, you see animals like bush bucks, giraffes, zebras, antelopes, lions and many others. You will see them in large numbers as they try to look for pasture. Return to the lodge for lunch and relax. In the afternoon, we get ready for the boat cruise on lake Ihema,you will get a chance to see hippos thrashing the water, crocodiles basking in the sun, different bird species and other animals seen at a distance. The encounter will be rewarding and memorable. Have dinner and overnight
Day 4: Transfer from Akagera to Nyungwe National park.
Have a beautiful breakfast and drive off to Nyungwe National Park. The journey will be interesting with stop overs; you will visit Butare museum and Nyanza museum. You will take nice pictures and get information about Rwanda’s culture. Have lunch and proceed to the park. We arrive late in the evening and check in to your desired lodge. Have dinner and overnight
Luxury Accommodation: Nyungwe Forest Lodge
Moderate Accommodation: Nyungwe Top View Lodge
Budget Accommodation: Gisakura Hotel.
Day 5: First Chimpanzee tracking and afternoon primate walk in the forest.
Have an early morning breakfast and proceed to the park headquarters for briefing about the rules of tracking the chimpanzees. The encounter is amazing as you hike through the jungle, you will get a chance to see them face to face as they do their daily work; some playing, feeding and others resting. They will surely entertain you and all you have to do is to take as many pictures as possible. After a thrilling moment with the chimpanzees, return to the lodge for lunch and in the afternoon, go for colobus monkey tracking. As you hike, you will come across other primates such as vervet monkeys, baboons and others. Bird watchers will get a chance to see many species. Have dinner and overnight.
Day 6: Second chimp tracking and afternoon canopy walk
With an exquisite breakfast, get ready for the second chimpanzee tracking. This time we take a different route. You will see many of these and appreciate the fact that Rwanda is gifted by nature. The encounter is always unique and beyond comparison. Have lunch and in the afternoon, we go for the spectacular forest canopy walk, this is well constructed to offer you a better view of the birds, waterfalls, primates and a breathtaking view of the forest. It’s quite adventurous and memorable for a lifetime. Dinner and overnight
Day 7: Transfer to Volcanoes national park.
Have an early morning breakfast and drive off to the Volcanoes national Park. The journey is not boring as you take beautiful sceneries of the area, with stopovers anytime you see something interesting. Lunch is en-route and we arrive late in the park and check in to your desired lodge. Have dinner and rest.
Luxury Accommodation: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
Moderate Accommodation: La Palme Hotel
Budget Accommodation : Muhabura hotel
Day 8: Gorilla tracking.
Have a pretty breakfast and proceed to the park headquarters for briefing about the rules and guidelines that govern tracking the gorillas in the park. The activity takes about 2 to 8 hours with strictly one hour of being with the gorillas. The experience of hiking through the jungle is breathtaking and some level of physical fitness is required. Accessibility of the gorillas will depend on where they were the previous day. Confronting the gentle giants will be breathtaking, you will see them do their daily routine; mothers feeding their young ones, playing, feeding and others resting. You are kindly asked to keep a distance while watching the gorillas. Silence must be observed and remember to remove your flash light because it distracts them. After a thrilling moment with the gorillas, return to your lodge and relax. In the afternoon, you may opt for a cultural walk or nature walk. You will see the banyrwanda community and how much they value their culture, they will entertain you with their traditional dance and you may participant if you so wish. For the nature walk, you will visit the twin lakes and enjoy the calm environment. Dinner and overnight
Day 9: Golden monkey/Dian Fossey.
Have an early morning breakfast and set off for the golden monkey tracking. As you hike, you will meet other primates along the path. Spotting the golden monkeys in the wild will be amazing; you will see them jump from one branch of tree to another. Others will be playing and feeding. Make sure your camera is on standby because you may miss to take the best shots in stunning positions. In the afternoon, go hike Dian Fossey at Karisoke research center, she was an American anthropologist who struggled to protect the lives of the gorillas. She was killed and buried adjacent to Digit, a mountain gorilla. Drive to Lake Kivu and enjoy the cool environment of relaxation. Have dinner and overnight
Luxury Accommodation: Lake Kivu Serena Hotel
Moderate Accommodation: Stripp Hotel
Budget Accommodation: Paradise Malahide
Day 10: Boat cruise and transfer to Kigali.
Have a wonderful breakfast and get ready for a boat cruise, you will ride up to the coffee island and enjoy a magnificent view of the surrounding islands. Return to the hotel and drive off to Kigali. Depending on time, you may visit a few shops and buy for yourself a souvenior.If you have no flight, check in to your hotel and if you have drive off to the airport for your flight back home. Say farewell to Rwanda.