This 8 days safari allows you to visit the primates of Rwanda including the Golden monkeys, Chimpanzees and the gorillas to Nyungwe national park and to Volcanoes National park as well as visiting the savannah park of Akagera for game drives.
Day 1: Arrival - Overnight in Kigali
Upon arrival, you will be met by your guide at Kigali International Airport; he will then transfer you to your hotel for dinner and overnight. At hotel Okapi.
Day 2: Kigali to Nyungwe National Park
In the morning after your breakfast will drive to Nyungwe national park, the park is known for its primate concentration 13 species of primates, dinner and overnight at Gisakura Guest House.
Day 3: Nyungwe National Park
1In the morning after your breakfast will go for a nature walk in the forest, where you will be able to see different primate species including chimpanzees, L’Hoest’s monkey and hundred-strong troops of the delightfully acrobatic Angola colobus, the park has also got different bird species 300 bird species have been identified in the area including the great blue turaco - an outlandish blue, red and green bird which streams from tree to tree like a procession of streamlined psychedelic turkeys, after this nature walk you will walk back to your facility Gisakura Guest House for dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Nyungwe to Ruhengeri
In the morning after your breakfast will drive from this beautiful forested area to Ruhengeri via Kibuye as you drive you will enjoy the scenic view of lake Kivu continue to Ruhengeri, dinner and overnight at Kinigi Guesthouse.
Day 5: Gorilla Tracking
3In the morning after your breakfast, your guide will pick you from your hotel/lodge in Ruhengeri and he will drive you to Kinigi the park headquarters for the park, where you will be briefed on the procedures, allocation of Gorilla Groups to track and the guides that will help you in this adventure. After this you will be off to this life time adventure to meet face to face with these great giants. Time taken while tracking gorillas ranges from a few hours to a whole day depending on the movement of these gentle giants, have awesome time with these gorillas for an hour when you meet, after you have enjoyed this time, taking photographs you will be directed and will trace back to your starting point thereafter will meet your guide who will drive you to your lodge for dinner and overnight.
Before you come for gorilla tracking prepare your jungle shoes suitable for steep muddy slopes and carry rain jackets because the forest is a tropical forest thus you cannot rule out the fact that it can shower any time in the day, thus you need this jacket to protect your equipments like cameras for example, carry sunscreen lotion and insect repellant.
Day 6: Day for Golden Monkeys - Kigali
4In the morning you will be driven to the park and the off for golden monkeys tracking Or alternatively may also decide to trek the Karisoke Research centre trek to the grave of Dian Fossey, Dian Fossey was a lady who spent a lot of time studying Gorillas over 20 years , she started the Karisoke research centre between Karisimbi and Bisoke volcanic peaks thus the name ‘Karisoke’ she was later murdered by what is believed to be the poachers, who she had spent most of her time fighting, after this trek, will walk back to your facility for lunch and thereafter drive back to Kigali, dinner and overnight.
Day 7: Kigali to Akagera National Park
5In the morning after breakfast will drive from the city to Akagera National Park a savanna park in Rwanda on the Eastern part of the country, upon arrival at the park in the lunch time will check in at your lodge Akagera Game Lodge, for lunch thereafter go for a game drive in the south alongside Lake Ihema circuit. In this drive a lot of savanna animals will be sighted including elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, zebras, hippos, crocodiles and many other mammal species. After the game drive will drive back to your lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 8 : Akagera National Park - Kigali
In the morning after your early breakfast will go for another game drive in the northern circuit where you will be able to see other wildlife species like the hippos, crocodiles and moreve wildlife on the lake circuit. Transfer to Kigali. In case you still have time will visit the Kigali Genocide memorial site. Thereafter transfer to the airport.
End of the safari