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Our 8 Days Rwanda Adventure Expedition will lead you to Volcanoes National Park for mountain gorillas and golden monkeys, the primates live peacefully together in the forest without being captivated, Volcanoes is the nearest National Park in Rwanda, approximately 2 hours drive from Kigali, we will proceed to Akagera National Park for more wildlife it is one place to spot all the big five of the wilderness (lions, elephants, leopards, Rhinos, African buffaloes), we will have boat safaris, canopy walk and chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe Forest National Park, the tour starts and ends in Kigali.

8 Days Rwanda Adventure Expedition

Itinerary overview

Day 1: pickup and Transfer to Akagera National Park for an evening game drive

Day 2: Game drive and Boat cruise on Lake Ihema

Day 3: Morning game drive and Transfer to Nyungwe forest National Park

Day 4: Chimpanzee tracking

Day 5: Canopy walk and transfer to Lake Kivu

Day 6: Lake Kivu and transfer to Volcanoes National Park

Day 7: Gorilla trekking and Golden Monkeys

Day 8: Kigali City Tour and Departure

Detailed itinerary

Day 1 of 8 Days Rwanda Adventure: Pick up and Transfer to Akagera National Park

Upon arrival you will be picked by our company representative who will transfer you to Akagera national park, driving through beautiful rolling hills, we arrive on time for lunch and an afternoon game drive in the park, common sights include, elephants, African buffalos, waterbucks, bushbucks, warthogs. Returning to check-in at

Luxury: Rusizi tented camp

Midrange: Akagera game lodge

Best budget: Akagera Rhino lodge

Meal plan: Lunch and Dinner

Day 2: Game Drive – Afternoon Boat Cruise on Lake Ihema

We will have something to eat, after which we will transfer to the park center for game drives, early in the morning we will be looking for risers, especially the cat family that come to hunt for prey, along sights is the Rothchilds giraffes, baboons, gazelles, zebras, antelopes, returning for lunch and an afternoon boat cruise along Lake Ihema it is the second largest lake in Rwanda, harboring water birds, hippos and crocodiles  dinner and stay overnight at

Luxury: Rusizi tented camp

Midrange: Akagera game lodge

Best budget: Akagera Rhino lodge

Meal plan: Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Game Drive – Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park

One other game drive in the national park to look out for species we might have missed  on the previous day, we will transfer to Nyungwe forest national park Lunch en route and an optional tea plantation walk, we retire for the day at

Luxury: One and Only Nyungwe

Midrange: Nyungwe Hilltop view lodge

Budget: Gisakura guest house

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4: Rwanda Adventure Expedition, Chimpanzee Tracking

The national park is home to 13 primate types, most notable of them is the Chimpanzee, tracking the species starts at the park headquarters with a briefing and heads to the forest, it is led by ranger guides, one hour is allowed with the chimpanzee upon finding them enjoy the young chimps roll up and down of trees without minding your presence. We return to meet your guide for dinner and stay overnight at

Luxury: One and Only Nyungwe

Midrange: Nyungwe Hilltop view lodge

Budget: Gisakura guest house

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 5: Canopy Walk and Transfer to Lake Kivu

We will have breakfast and after reaching out to experience the suspended bridge in the Nyungwe forest, it presents an opportunity to view wildlife from a different angle, returning to transfer to Lake Kivu for a relaxed evening

Luxury: Lake Kivu Serena hotel

Midrange: Kivu lodge

Best budget: Inzu lodge

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, dinner

Day 6: Boat Cruise – Transfer to Volcanoes National Park

In the morning after breakfast, we will go for an optional boat cruise on Lake Kivu or a guided nature walk and later transfer to Volcanoes national park, it is one of the most amazing conservation areas in Rwanda, very close to the capital city.

Check-in at

Luxury: Mountain gorilla view lodge

Midrange: Kiningi guest house

Budget: Muhabura lodge

Meal plan; Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 7 of the 8 Days Rwanda Adventure Expedition: Gorilla Trekking Experience

We will wake up to a full day gorilla trekking activity, following breakfast, we drive to the park headquarters Kiningi for the morning briefing, the park rangers will give you notes about the mountain gorillas, dos and donts while with the gorillas, gorilla families are assigned per group of eight individuals led through by a park ranger, trekking takes 2-8 hours, it can be tiring but rewards by the time you meet the gorillas. Returning to dinner and staying overnight at

Luxury: Mountain gorilla view lodge

Midrange: Kiningi guest house

Budget: Muhabura lodge

Meal plan; Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 8: Kigali City Tour – Departure, end of the 8 Days Rwanda Adventure Expedition

We will drive for approximately 2 hours drive to Kigali from Volcanoes, arriving for a city tour and departure in the afternoon to catch your flight back home.

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Tour includes

  • All ground transportation inclusive of Transfer fees and Fuel.
  • Meals and drinks as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Accommodation as stipulated.
  • Park entrance and conservation fees.
  • Gorilla permit.
  • Chimpanzee permit.
  • Boat cruise.
  • English speaking guide.
  • 4*4 wheel car drive.

Excludes

  • Meals and drinks not included.
  • Alcoholic drinks.
  • Gratitude and tips to hotel staff.
  • Visa fees and air tickets.
  • Expenses incurred as a result of personal delays and situations beyond our control.
  • Items of personal nature.
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