9 Days Rwanda Adventure

Overview

This comprehensive itinerary offers a perfect blend of wildlife encounters, cultural immersion, and natural wonders, making it an unforgettable adventure for nature lovers and curious travelers alike.

Highlights

  • Mountain Gorilla trekking
  • Akagera National Park game drive
  • Chimpanzee trekking
  • Canopy Walkway
  • Sunset boatride in Lake Ihema
  • Boat cruise in Lake Kivu
  • Napoleon Island
  • Visit Ellen DeGeneres  Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund
  • Visit Gorilla Guardian Village
  • Visit King’s Palace Museum
  • Visit Ethnographic Museum
  • Visit Gisakura Tea Estate
  • Visit Kamiranzovu Waterfalls

Itineraries

Day 1: Transfer to Akagera National Park & Sunset Boatride in Lake Ihema

Upon arrival in Kigali, you will be met by your driver guide and depart for Akagera National Park for a half game drive and go on a sunset boatride in Lake Ihema enjoying bird watching. This is an excellent opportunity for birdwatching and spotting wildlife like hippos, crocodiles, buffalo, and antelope along the lakeshore.

Day 2: Full Game Drive in Akagera National Park

After breakfast, you will meet your driver guide to embark on a game drive through the park, home to the “Big Five”- lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants, and buffaloes. You’ll have the chance to see a diverse array of wildlife in their natural habitat and return to Kigali.

Day 3: Transfer from Kigali to Nyungwe Forest National Park

Drive to Nyungwe Forest National Park one of Africa’s oldest rainforests en route, visit the King’s Palace Museum, Ethnographic Museum to learn about Rwanda’s rich cultural heritage.

Day 4: Chimpanzee trekking and Canopy Walkway

Embark on a chimpanzee trekking adventure, where you’ll have the opportunity to observe these fascinating primates in their natural habitat forest. And later you will walk on the canopy bridge starting from the Uwinka visitor centre and enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the forest.

Day 5: Kamiranzovu Waterfalls and Gisakura Tea Estate

This morning you will visit the Kamiranzovu waterfalls, and later pay visit to the Gisakura Tea Estate. Learn about the tea-making process and sample the local brew. Afterwards you drive to Karongi.

Day 6: Lake Kivu and Napoleon Island

Drive to Karongi this morning, take a boat cruise on the stunning Lake Kivu, stopping at Napoleon Island to explore its unique ecosystem and spend a night at the Inn on the lake.

Day 7: Volcanoes National Park

Transfer to Volcanoes National Park, home to the famous mountain gorillas. Prepare for your gorilla trekking adventure, and visit the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund.

Day 8: Volcanoes National Park

Embark on your gorilla trekking experience, one of the highlights of your Rwanda adventure. After your trek, that afternoon you will visit the Iby’iwacu Cultural Village.

Day 9: Kigali city tour and Departure

Exploring Kigali, including visits to the Kigali Genocide Memorial and other historical sites, Kimironko Local market and visit crafts shops for gifts and souvenirs shopping and later be transferred to the airport.

  • Gorilla trekking permits
  • Park entrance fee
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Driver guide service
  • All taxes included
  • Soft drinks
  • Airfares & Visa
  • Luxury drinks/Alcoholic drinks
  • Tips to local guides
  • Personal insurance and shopping