10 Days Rwanda primates safari offers you a selection of Rwanda’s best attractions. highlights os the 10 Days tour include, gorilla trekking, chimpanzee racking, wildlife viewing, genocide memorial site visit, lake kivu, diverse cultural experiences
Tour Itinerary Day 1: Transfer to Akagera National Park
Our company representative will pick you up from your hotel in Kigali / Kigali International Airport for a transfer to Akagera National Park. Driving North wards, enjoy the spectacular sights and sounds of the country side. Reaching just in time for lunch, enjoy your meal and later engage in a wonderful evening game drive through the northern part of the park. Here you will view various wildlife species like spotted hyenas, stray lions, large herds of elephants and buffaloes, antelopes, and zebras among others together with several bird species. Dinner and overnight at Akagera Game Lodge (Luxury / Midrange).
Day 2: Morning Game Drive and Launch Cruise on Lake Ihema
Rise a bit early (by 6:00 AM), and with your morning cup of coffee, engage on an amazing morning game drive to the southern part of the park to catch a glimpse of the late night hunters and early risers before they all set out to their hide outs and days’ activities such as the spotted hyenas, buffaloes, stray lions, giraffes etc. Returning to the lodge midmorning, freshen up, have lunch and in the afternoon embark on on a Launch Cruise on Lake Ihema for clear views of several of the aquatic wildlife like crocodiles, hippopotami, and several species as they all graze and wash up near the Lake.
Dinner and overnight at your lodge.
Day 3: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park
Following your breakfast, you will set off with your driver guide for Nyungwe Forest National Park. Driving to Gisenyi province; enjoy the beautiful scenery views of the country side, and also have an en route stopover at the Murambi Genocide Memorial Site, lunch in Butare town before proceeding with your drive to your hotel/ lodge. Dinner and overnight at Nyungwe Forest Lodge (Luxury), Nyungwe Top View Lodge (Midrange) and Gisakura Guest House Lodge (Budget)
Day 4 : Chimpanzee Tracking and Forest Canopy Walk
Rise early, have breakfast and assemble at the Nyungwe Forest Park offices for pre- tracking briefing on the code of conduct when tracking for chimpanzees. With all the necessary gear, embark on this expedition, and on locating them, expect an hour with them, observing and taking photographs. Later, have lunch; taking in the various sights and sounds of the dense forest. In the afternoon, proceed with a canopy forest walk through the dense woods; You will have a chance of viewing the entire Nyungwe Forest and its habitats from above while they watch you swing in the air; quite interesting though only for the strong hearted. Dinner and overnight at your lodge.
Day 5: Transfer to Lake Kivu
Following your breakfast; you will set off for Lake Kivu driving via Butare to Gisenyi province. Lake Kivu is part of the Great East African Rift Valley with a very beautiful inland beach surrounded with steep terraced evergreen rolling hills. Here, relax at the lake shores or at the Health Club. Dinner and overnight at Dinner and overnight at L. Kivu Serena Hotel (Luxury) , Malahide Hotel (Mid-range) Le Palme Lodge (Budget)
Day 6: Full Day Boat Ride to Lake Kivu Islands
Upon rising, enjoy breakfast and engage in wonderful boat rides to some of Lake Kivu’s Virgin Islands, Napolean’s Hat Island, as well as the Nyamirundi Island – the renowned coffee manufacturing industry. While at Nyamirundi, learn the various steps through which Rwanda’s finest coffee is brought to table. Dinner and overnight at L. Kivu Serena Hotel (Luxury), Malahide Hotel (Mid-range) Le Palme Lodge (Budget)
Day 7: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
Following your breakfast, you will set off with your driver guide for Volcanoes National Park. Driving Northwest to Musanze province; enjoy the beautiful scenery views of the country side, and also have an en route lunch and later proceed with your drive to the park. Dinner and overnight rest at Muhabura Guest House / The Garden Place (Budget), Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge / Davinci Gorilla Lodge (Mid-range) , Five Volcanoes Gorilla Lodge / Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury
Day 8: Mountain Gorilla Trekking and Iby’wacu Cultural Visit
Upon rising, enjoy breakfast and report at the Kinigi park offices and engage in a morning briefing on the gorilla trekking code of conduct provided by the Park Warden. After this, embark on your gorilla trekking expedition; once you locate the amazing creatures, enjoy an hour with them before retrieving the starting point, to meet your guide for your return to the lodge. Have lunch and later take a visit to the Iby’wacu Cultural Village for Cultural entertainment and enrichment. Dinner and overnight at your lodge.
Day 9: Golden Monkeys Tracking and Burera & Ruhondo Twin Lakes
Upon waking up, enjoy your morning coffee and retrieve the kinigi park offices for pre-tracking briefing on the code of conduct when tracking for the shy and playful golden monkeys. Later embark on your amazing adventure, return midmorning from your hike, have lunch, relax and later in the evening, take a stride to the beautiful twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo. Dinner and overnight at your lodge
Day 10: Departure
Have breakfast at leisure and get ready for your transfer back to Kigali for drop off at the airport for departure flight. Though with an early arrival, you may engage in a Kigali City tour to the Gisozi Genocide Memorial Site, local shops and market centers before proceeding with the drive to airport/ hotel.