8 Days Gorilla, Chimps & Wildlife Safari


The 8 days Rwanda Safari offers you the best chance to Tour the main vacation destinations in Rwanda including Volcanoes NP for Gorilla tracking, the amazing Lake Kivu, Nyungwe Forest NP, Akagera Wildlife Park and the capital city Kigali not forgetting an encounter to Rwanda’s genocide site.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 – Kigali

You will be received by your safari guide at Kigali International Airport who will brief you about your safari and later transfer you to your lodging for dinner, relaxation and overnight in any of your desired lodge.

Accommodation: Step Town Motel

Standard: Kigali Serena,

Luxury; Golf Hills Residence

Day 2: Kigali – Nyungwe Forest National Park

After an early breakfast, we will leave our lodging and travel south for the Nyungwe Forest National Park. En route we will make a stop at Butare and tour the National Museum and the golden Royal Palace. When it’s approaching evening, we shall arrive and relax, have dinner and overnight as you prepare for tomorrow’s activities.

Day 3: Nyungwe Forest – Lake Kivu

Today we undertake the exciting Chimpanzee trekking experience in the Nyungwe Forest. You will likewise have an opportunity to see alternate inhabitants of the forests including amazing birds, reptiles, and butterflies. This evening we drive to Kibuye to the Grand Lake Kivu. Our beautiful lodge is located at the shores of this extensive lake. Supper and medium-term remain at your cabin.

Day 4: Lake Kivu

We drive the all-encompassing course along Lake Kivu, a beautiful and stunning drive as we advance toward Gisenyi, a pleasant lakeside town frequently alluded to as the ‘Martha’s Vineyard of Rwanda’. The region is honored with sandy shorelines and water sports choices. You have the late evening for unwinding in the zone or at your lodging.

Day 5: Lake Kivu – Parc des Volcans

We have the morning to simply appreciate the Lake’s peaceful setting; the inn’s numerous luxuries or maybe tour the close-by volcanic hot springs previously we drive to Musanze (in the past called Ruhengeri) in the northwest piece of Rwanda, the fundamental base town for Gorilla following. Supper and medium-term remain at your cabin

Day 6: Parc des Volcans

After your morning reminder and breakfast move by street in a 4WD Land Cruiser and answer to the recreation center home office, for gorilla trekking customs and preparation by the Volcanoes National Park’s aides on the gorillas’ manners. The gorilla aggregate that you will tour will rely upon the task of explorers to the seven habituated gorilla gatherings. Stop officers have effectively left to find the 7 habituated Gorilla bunches that are available to guests. You will be appointed to an explicit gathering of gorillas. Gatherings of trekkers will have a most extreme of 8 guests for each gorilla family. Your trek will shift long contingent upon which gorilla aggregate you have been allocated to and will initiate at around 7,000 feet of elevation in the upper terraced slants of the well of lava. Before long you will enter the timberland of bamboo and thick undergrowth. You pursue ways and the strolling is steep yet not excessively strenuous. Nothing can set one up for the effect of experiencing a completely developed silverback gorilla: up to multiple times as cumbersome as the normal man, yet astoundingly tranquil and tolerant of human guests. There are no words to depict the excite of acknowledgment joined to gazing profoundly into the fluid dark-colored eyes of these delicate mammoths, which share some 97% of their qualities with people. In the wake of finding you doled out Gorilla gathers you will put in one hour in their organization before remembering your means down the spring of gushing lava inclines.

Toward the evening there is a discretionary tour to the little-known, however compellingly delightful twin pools of Bulera and Ruhondo. Supper and medium-term remain at your hotel.

Day 7: Parc des Volcans – Kigali

After an early breakfast, we report again to the Volcanoes National Park’s Office to experience the now commonplace gorilla trekking conventions. We then return to the woodland for the second and last gorilla trek touring an unexpected family in comparison to yesterday. You additionally have the choice of the Golden Monkey Trek as an option in contrast to the Gorilla trek. After lunch, we will drive back to Kigali.​_

Day 8 – Departure

After breakfast, you will appreciate a Kigali city tour and tour the Gisozi Genocide Memorial before being exchanged to the airplane terminal in time for your forward flight.

End of Safari!


Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
1 Gorilla tracking permit
Professional English Speaking driver guide. (Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.)
Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
Bottled water while on safari
All Taxes/VAT
Roundtrip airport transfer
Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
Drinks (As specified in the day-by-day section)

Safari Exclusions

General tips for the driver guide, site guides and service staff at the lodges
Laundry Services
Other Beverages / drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
International Flights (Arranged on request)
Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
Optional Activity fees
Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)

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    Why Visit Rwanda

    The small nature of Rwanda that makes it easy to navigate through and also the high number of magnificent wildlife and other attractions make Rwanda an easy to browse the country.

    What is included in Gorilla permit?

    A gorilla trekking permit gives you one hour with mountain gorillas in the distinctive gorilla trekking destinations in Rwanda. Included are park entrance fees, National Park guides/officers fees. Gorilla Tracking in Rwanda with Friendly Gorillas Safaris, your tours will be an experience of a life time.