This 11 days Best of Rwanda Safari tour is designed to fulfill a traveller’s desire to explore Rwanda to the maximum in terms of History, culture and wildlife.
Day 1: Check in for Dinner and Overnight
Our professional driver guide to your chosen hotel immediately after reaching Kigali International Airport . Check in for Dinner and Overnight.
Day 2: Head to the Old Kigali town
In the morning you will have breakfast and then embark on a city tour that includes, Kigali Genocide Memorial, then head to the Old Kigali town, visit the Belgian Peace Keepers’ Memorial, Hotel Des milleCollines for lunch and to see the hotel, visit Kimironko market, Nyamata and Ntarama Genocide Churches, and the craft centres and finally return to the hotel for dinner and overnight
Day 3: Drive to Volcanoes National park in Rwanda
Breakfast will be served to you and after we drive to Volcanoes National park in Rwanda, check in at the hotel, have lunch then visit the Iiwacu(Guardian) cultural village, this is an initiative that involve the local people around the Park to protect and reserve the gorillas showcasing the culture of Rwandan people on how they used to live. If time allows you can take a self guided hotel or lodge, or relax.
Day 4: Head for gorilla tracking in Volcanoes National park
We have breakfast in the morning, then head for gorilla tracking in Volcanoes National park which is the most famous for gorilla tracking and other activities like golden monkey tracking and visiting Dian Fossey Grave. We will meet the guide, be briefed and head to the forest for Gorilla Adventure. accommodation near the park if time allows, you can visit the local communities.
Day 5: Proceed to the office of the national park for registration and briefing
Early morning breakfast then proceed to the office of the national park for registration and briefing then go for Golden monkey tracking where you will come at a very close contact with the monkeys. This is one of the three places in Africa where you can see the Golden monkeys. After have lunch, proceed to lake kivu for relaxation or boat cruise. its optional. Dinner and Overnight at the hotel.
Day 6: Proceed to Nyungwe National Park
Before we set off for the day, you will have breakfast and after visit the Rwanda/Congo border then proceed to Nyungwe National Park, we shall drive through beautiful sceneries as we take photos on the lake side road, have lunch on the way or move with packed lunch from the hotel, Dinner and overnight at the hotel/lodge.
Day 7: Chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe National Park
Very early morning, after breakfast, will go for chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe National Park which is the largest Tropical rainforest in East and Central Africa covering a total area of 1019 sq. KM with different vegetation types, fauna and flora. We shall then have lunch and do canopy walk in the afternoon. If time allows, you can do optional Colubus monkey tracking with guide arrangement then return for dinner and overnight at the hotel/lodge.
Day 8: Head for the Nyungwe National Park for Chimpanzee tracking
Very early in the morning, we will head for the Nyungwe National Park for Chimpanzee tracking. On the way we shall have lunch, then proceed to Kings on Nyanza Hill or the museum in Huye town and lastly go to Kigali for dinner and overnight at the hotel/lodge.
Day 9: Drive to Akagera National Park
Early Morning after breakfast, will drive to Akagera National Park, the only Savanna Park in Rwanda with different vegetation types, many fringed lakes and River Akagera that makes an international border with Tanzania. On the way we shall meet local people, talk to them, take photos then proceed to the park for lunch. Later in the afternoon, will have a boat cruise on lake Ihema and a short evening game drive to see animals like Zebras, impalas, buffaloes, elands and others.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel/lodge.
Day 10: Drive in Akagera National Park in search of the Big 5 animals
Full day game drive in Akagera National Park in search of the Big 5 animals ie, Hippos, Crocodiles, lions, Elephants, Leopards, Rhinos, Buffaloes, Giraffes, impalas plus and beautiful birds. Akagera NP is the only place in Rwanda where you can see Black Rhinos.
Return for Dinner and overnight at the hotel/lodge.
Day 11: Do half day Game Drive
After breakfast, will do half day Game Drive, have picnic lunch on Mount Mutumba. Will proceed to look for other animals as we exit the park back to Kigali for overnight at the hotel/lodge or catch a plane.