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10 Days Rwanda Safari: Gorillas, Chimpanzees, Wildlife Tour

10 Days Rwanda Safari Tour – Overview.

10 Days Rwanda safari tour is a 9 nights/12 days safaris in Rwanda taking you to all Rwanda national parks and cultural places.

The 10 day Rwanda safari offers amazing game viewing in Akagera National Park with a boat cruise on Lake Ihema, thrilling Gorilla trekking, and Golden monkey tracking in Volcanoes National Park with community cultural tours, Chimpanzee tracking, and a canopy walk in Nyungwe National Park plus a Kigali city tour.

10 Days Rwanda Safari Tour – Highlights.

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kigali
  • Day 2: Transfer to Akagera National park and evening game drive
  • Day 3: Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise.
  • Day 4: Transfer from Akagera to Nyungwe National park
  • Day 5: Chimpanzee tracking
  • Day 6: Canopy walk
  • Day 7: Transfer to Volcanoes national park
  • Day 8: Gorilla tracking
  • Day 9: Golden monkey/Dian Fossey
  • Day 10: Boat cruise and transfer to Kigali and Departure

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10 Days Rwanda Safari Tour – Detailed Itinerary.

Day 1: Arrival in Kigali

On arrival at the airport, you will be received by our company representative who will transfer you to

Accommodation: Kigali serena hotel /The Manor hotel/ Chez Lando hotel for dinner and overnight.(Mid-range/standard) or Murugo Rwanda Hostel (Budget/basic).

Day 2: Transfer to Akagera National Park And Evening Game Drive.

In the morning, you will set off a scenic drive to Akagera national park, reaching early for lunch at the Akagera Game Lodge.

After lunch, go for afternoon game drives where you will encounter elephants, Zebras, impalas among others as they graze.

Accommodation: Dinner and overnight at Akagera game Lodge.

Day 3: Morning Game Drive And Afternoon Boat Cruise.

Early morning, you will go for game drives up to the northern part of the park to catch up with early risers before they go into hiding.

You will have the chance to see lions, antelopes, giraffes, bushbucks among others. Return to the hotel for relaxation by 11:00 am, and then lunch.

After lunch, go for an afternoon boat cruise on Lake Ihema, where you will be rewarded with a view of the game as hippos, crocodiles, as well as a variety of bird species.

Accommodation: All meals, overnight at Akagera game Lodge.

Day 4: Transfer From Akagera to Nyungwe National park.

In the morning, you will set off a long drive to Nyungwe National park. You will have en route stopover in Nyanza museum, Butare museum among other areas good for photography and adventure, as well as lunch.

In the alternative, you may opt to track chimps in Kibale Forest national park where there are over 98% chances of seeing them.

Accommodation: Reach Nyungwe in the evening for dinner and overnight at Nyungwe forest Lodge/Nyungwe top view lodge/Gisakura hotel.

Day 5: Chimpanzee Tracking

In the morning, you will set off to the forest for a Chimpanzee tracking adventure. If in Kibale, the Bigodi wetland sanctuary nature walk is a highlight in itself – meet different monkey and bird species.

Day 6: Canopy Walk And Scenery Viewing.

In the morning go for the breathtaking forest canopy walk then return to your lodge for evening relaxation.

Accommodation: Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 7: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park.

Early morning, enjoy a spectacular drive to Volcanoes national park with stopovers for photography and lunch. Reach Volcanoes national park in the evening for

Accommodation: dinner and overnight stay at Mountain gorilla view lodge/La palme hotel/Muhabura hotel.

Day 8: Gorilla Trekking.

In the morning, you will go for pre – tracking briefing at the park headquarters. Gorilla tracking may take 1-8 hours depending on the group you are allocated and the movement of the gentle giants the previous night.

Stay in the presence of the gorillas for a maximum of an hour before exiting the forest. In the afternoon, you may go for nature walks or community cultural walks to the Ib’iwachu Cultural village. 

Accommodation: Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 9: Golden Monkey/Dian Fossey.

This day, you will either go for golden monkey tracking or go for Dian Fossey hike at Karisoke research center, where Dian, an American anthropologist spent years researching and conserving the gorillas before she was killed and buried next to Digit, a silverback gorilla. On return, transfer to Lake Kivu. Relax at the beach,

Accommodation:  dinner and overnight at Lake Kivu serena hotel/Stipp Hotel/Paradise Malahide.

Day 10: Boat Cruise And Transfer to Kigali.

In the morning, you will enjoy a boat cruise up to the coffee island and have a view of the surrounding islands.

On return, set off to Kigali, where you will reach early to have the necessary shopping. You will then check in your hotel or be dropped at the airport for your departure flight if it is on schedule.

End of The 10 Days Rwanda Safari.

Getting There

Safari Package Includes

Airport transfers Transportation by safari van Accommodation and meals as per itinerary Gorilla permits, one per person to be paid in advance Driver allowances En-route lunches Visit the equator and igongo cultural Center.

The Package Excludes

personal nature expenses of excludes: laundry, tips to local guides, telephone, porter fee while trekking, Air fare, Visa, drinks, personal insurance, personal shopping bills and cigarettes.