Overview

We unveil our 12 Days total adventure Rwanda, taking you to the country’s wildest places. The adventure Rwanda safari entails wildlife game drives, boat trips, Gorilla trekking, a Golden monkey trek, the karisimbi hike, a visit to Rwanda’s genocide memorial centre, Chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe forest, birding and a canopy walk experience among other captivating activities.

Highlights

  • Day 1: Arrival – Kigali City
  • Day 2: Kigali -Akagera National Park
  • Day 3: Game Drive & Boat ride in Akagera
  • Day 4: Akagera  – Volcanoes National Park
  • Day 5: Gorilla Trekking
  • Day 6: Golden Monkey tracking
  • Day 7: Karisimbi Hike
  • Day 8 Karisimbi Hike
  • Day 9: Volcanoes – Lake Kivu
  • Day 10: Lake Kivu boat ride – Nyungwe forest
  • Day 11: Chimpanzee trekking & Canopy walk
  • Day 12: Nyungwe forest – Kigali Out

12 Days Total Adventure Rwanda

Day 1: Arrival – Kigali

Arrive Kigali International Airport to be met by a company representative for transfer to Kigali city to check into your hotel refresh and rest.

Dinner and overnight at Mills Collins Hotel (moderate facility)

Meal plan: dinner

Day 2:  Kigali – Akagera National Park

Wake up to a relaxed breakfast and with bags ready. checkout to embark on the journey to Akagera National Park with a stop to do a city tour of Kigali. The look around the city will include a visit to the Rwanda Genocide Memorial Centre to see the skulls of Rwandans that lost their lives during the political era between the Hutu and Tutsi. Have lunch and thereafter head to Akagera National Park. Arrive to check in – on the way to our overnight accommodation lookout to spot a variety of wildlife like: elephants, zebras, buffaloes, warthogs, bush bucks and lions among others.

Dinner and overnight at Akagera Game Lodge (moderate Lodge facility).

Meal plan: lunch and dinner.

Day 3: Game drive & Boat ride

Move out for a game drive at dawn to spot nocturnal animals and other early riser wildlife. This adventure Rwanda game drive takes 3-4 hours in search of the most sought-after species like elephants, zebras, buffaloes, warthogs, water and bush bucks, lions, topi, oribi, leopards and more.

Return to the lodge for lunch and thereafter go for a boat ride along lake  Ihema a water body with unforgettable views for photographs of wildlife and birds along its shores.

Dinner and overnight at Akagera game lodge (moderate Lodge facility).
Meal plan: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4: Akagera – Volcanoes National Park

Estimated driving time: 4- 5 hours

After breakfast, embark on the drive to Volcanoes National Park with lunch en-route, and a stop at some cultural museums to experience Rwanda’s style of art and crafts.

Thereafter continue to the misty home of the mountain gorillas with a dinner and overnight stay at Gorilla Nest Lodge (High end lodge) or Davinci Lodge Rwanda (Moderate facility) or Kinigi Guest House (Budget facility)

Meal plan: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5: Gorilla trekking Rwanda

Head to the park headquarters for briefing after breakfast, about the dos and don’ts in the park and around the mountain gorillas before entering the jungle on your adventure Rwanda safari. Once we find the gorillas the allowed time around these gentle giants is 1 hour for conservation reasons.

Please be sure your camera has a full battery to capture some unforgettable memories as you watch the gorillas play, feed and groom each other. Carry with you, rain gear, comfortable walking covered shoes(boots), insect repellent, sun screen, a hat, packed lunch and bottled mineral water. After this unforgettable experience return for a relaxed afternoon/evening.

Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Nest Lodge (High end lodge) or Davinci Lodge Rwanda (Moderate facility) or Kinigi Guest House (Budget facility)

Meal plan: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 6: Golden Monkey tracking

Have breakfast, and go out to Volcanoes National Park again, for the golden monkey tracking, this activity is diverse, providing opportunities to view more primate species, birds, and butterflies among others.

Dinner and overnight stay at Gorilla Nest Lodge (High end lodge) or Davinci Lodge Rwanda (Moderate facility) or Kinigi Guest House (Budget facility)

Meal plan: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 7: Volcanoes National Park – Karisimbi trek

The hike to the peak of this mountain takes to 2 days for the special opportunity of seeing its snow capped top and view the beautiful scenery of the Virunga volcanoes and far in the horizons to the Congo and into Uganda. Enjoy the night, breath taking views of the lake and the summit of Mount Nyiragongo. Today’s climb lasts about 6 hours ending at 3700meters where you will spending the night camping. Dinner and overnight, camping gear will be required.

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 8: Volcanoes National Park – Karisimbi trek

Wake up to a relaxed breakfast and straight away embark on the last part of the hike finishing at the peak for amazing views to marvel at. After taking pictures and are satisfied with the experience of being at this peak, descend to end the hike and return to your accommodation to rest and stretch.

Dinner overnight stay at Gorilla Nest Lodge (High end lodge) or Davinci Lodge Rwanda (Moderate facility) or Kinigi Guest House (Budget facility)

Meal plan: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 9: Volcanoes National Park – Lake Kivu

After breakfast take a scenic drive via the undulating hills from which Rwanda derives its name “land of a thousand hills” drive to Lake Kivu with lunch en-route and enjoy the beautiful white sand bathing on arrival.

Dinner and overnight at Lake Kivu Serena hotel (High end lodge) or Water Front Resort (Moderate facility) or Paradise Malahide (Budget facility)

Meal plan: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 10: Lake Kivu boat ride – Nyungwe forest

Have breakfast and take an amazing boat cruise along the Lake to different fishing villages looking out to spot a variety of birds with unforgettable photograph opportunities of birds and the local fish mongers.

Return to the lodge for lunch and thereafter drive to Nyungwe forest.

Dinner and overnight Nyungwe forest lodge (High end lodge) or Nyungwe Hill Hotel (Moderate facility) or Gisakura Guest House (Budget facility).

Meal plan: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 11: Chimpanzee trekking & Canopy walk

After breakfast, head to the park headquarters for briefing about the forest and the chimps before another unique adventure Rwanda tour sets off. Thereafter enter the jungle in search of the shy chimps as they playfully swing in the tree branches.

This adventure Rwanda walk provides good opportunities to watch more primates like the white and black Colobus, vervet monkeys,grey cheeked mangabey, plus birds and butterflies.

Return to the lodge for lunch and after prepare for the evening canopy walk to spot more primates, birds and butterflies at close range.

Dinner and overnight at Nyungwe Forest Lodge (High end lodge) or Nyungwe hill hotel (Moderate facility) or Gisakura Guest House (Budget facility).

Meal plan: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 12: Nyungwe forest – Kigali Out

Estimated driving time 5- 6 hours

After an early breakfast, embark on the return drive to Kigali aiming to have lunch in the city and visit to some cultural markets to shop souvenirs for your great memories about the beautiful “land of a thousand hills”.

Drive to Kigali International Airport for your return flight home.

Meal plan breakfast, lunch

End of services.

End of the 12 Days Total Safari Adventure Rwanda tour.

This 10 Days Total Adventure Rwanda Safari Package Includes;

  • Accommodations for 9 nights
  • Meals as indicated against each day
  • Transportation in a customized 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Game drive, Boat ride & Bird watching
  • Park entry fees
  • 1 Gorilla permit per person
  • 1 Golden monkey tracking
  • Visit to the Dian Fossey graves
  • Boat ride along Lake Kivu
  • 1 Chimpanzee permit per person
  • The Canopy walk
  • A visit to the cultural museums and local cultural markets
  • En-route lunch

The Safari Exclusions

The expenses of personal nature like: Air fare, Visa, soda/alcoholic drinks, laundry, tips to local guides, telephone, and porter fee while trekking, personal insurance, personal shopping bills.