Gorilla, Chimps, Wildlife & Golden Monkey Safari


The 12 days Rwanda Safari offers you the best chance to explore Rwanda’s major safari destinations including Akagera Wildlife Park, Volcanoes NP for Gorilla following, Nyungwe Forest National Park, energizing Lake Kivu, and additionally Kigali capital for a city tour. This 12 days Rwanda gorilla safari has various activities that shall make your Rwanda tour visit an incredible one.

Day by Day itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in 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: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park

Early morning our guide will pick you from your Hotel and take off on a drive to Volcanoes National Park as you plan for your following day’s Gorilla experience in the forests. This park is a home to roughly 450 Mountain Gorillas which is half of their outstanding populace on the planet. Dinner and overnight at Kinigi Guest House, or Mountains Gorilla View Lodge, or Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge

Day 3: Mountain Gorilla Trek in PNV

After an early breakfast, you will be taken to the Park head office for preparation and Gorilla Group allocation. You gather for gorilla tracking guidelines before you set out into the Volcanoes timberlands to look for these amazing Mountain Gorillas. You are advised to carry drinking water and packed food with you since the gorilla tracking experience can be a bot adventurous (sometimes it’s hard to get the allocated gorilla families) particularly when it’s a dry season and when the Gorillas have moved a long distance. The encounter many times takes around 2-7 hours depending on the last known location of the allocated gorilla family. After finding the allocated gorilla family, you have one full hour to interact and experience them as they play, relate in their natural habitat. You will have an opportunity to take photographs and videos with these impressive beings. After your fruitful experience, you will come back to your hotel for Lunch.

In the late evening, you will tour the Twin Lakes or take a short independently directed stroll around Kinigi (Ruhengeri).


Mount Gorilla see stop (Luxury}

Lebabou hold up (Standard)

Kiningi Guest house) (budget)

Day 4: Golden monkeys trekking and exchange to Lake Kivu

After breakfast, you will come back to the Forest to track the unique Golden Monkeys. Watch out also for other primate species like the Monkeys, winged animal species, etc. After the trek, you will exchange to Lake Kivu which is the nation’s greatest crisp water in western parts of Rwanda. After arriving, you will have refreshments and lunch after which you will embrace a 2-4 hours dispatch journey along the Lake to the developing island which is all the more intriguing. The voyage will furnish you with a stupendous perspective of the Kibuye and Gisenyi towns and furthermore the Nyiragongo Volcano in Congo which ejected as of late in 2002. Supper and medium-term remain at Kivu Sun Hotel/Kivu Serena Hotel

Day 5: Transfer to Butare

After breakfast, you will transfer to Butare town. Enroute, you will tour the old King’s Palace in Nyanza. Eat and later associate with Butare. Tour the National Museum. Supper and Overnight remain at Hotel Credo

Day 6: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park

Early morning after breakfast you will drive to Nyungwe Forest National Park by means of Gikongoro. Upon landing, eat and later set out for the Colobus Monkey following action. Inside the woods, you will follow the uncommon high contrast colobus Monkeys. You will likewise experience other monkey species like the Vervet

monkeys, Blue Monkeys, etc. Supper and medium-term remain at Gisakura Guest House/Nyungwe Forest Lodge

Day 7: Chimpanzee Tracking in Nyungwe Forest

After breakfast, you will set out early morning into Nyungwe National Park for the Chimpanzee tracking experience inside the woodland to search for the man’s dearest companions. You will be joined by Forest Ranger guides who will indicate your diverse woodland trail. The movement takes around 3-5 hours. Come back to the hotel for lunch and toward the evening, you will take a guided nature stroll within the woods. This will empower every one of those winged creature cherishing vacationers to spot distinctive fowl species within the timberland. You should pay special mind to fly creatures like the highly contrasting casqued hornbill and the Rwenzori Turaco. Supper and medium-term remain at Gisakura Guest House/Nyungwe Forest Lodge

Day 8: Transfer Back to Kigali City

After breakfast, you will take early morning nature walk and later drive back to Kigali. In transit, you will make a stopover at the Botanical Gardens within Butare. Supper and medium-term remain at Hotel Chezlando, Kigali Serena/Golf Hills Residence

Day 9: Transfer to Akagera National Park

After breakfast, you will exchange to Akagera National Park which is the main wildlife Park in Rwanda and the littlest among them 3. You will touch base at the recreation centre in time for lunch which you will have at Akagera Game Lodge. Later at night, you will go for the night amusement drive to scan for wildlife creatures like Elephants, Antelopes, Giraffes, Impalas, Zebras, Topis, Baboons, Bush Babies, Leopards, Buffaloes, and Gazelles, etc. Supper and medium-term remain at Akagera Game Lodge

Day 10: Game Drive and Boat Ride On Lake Ihema

You will take a hot Cup of tea very early in the morning and after you will set out for the morning boat ride in search of the aquatics and also some of the animals you previously missed. During the drive, you will experience various animals including Leopards, Maasai Giraffes, Zebras, diverse Antelopes, Buffaloes, and African Elephants, among others. Retire from the activity and return to you Lodge for refreshments and lunch as you prepare for an evening boat ride on the staggering Lake Ihema where you will see Crocodiles and Hippos in addition to various water feathered creatures including the exceptional shoebill stork, Fish Eagle, Kingfisher, etc. Supper and medium-term remain at Akagera Game Lodge

Day 11: Transfer to Kigali

After breakfast, you will transfer back to Kigali. Upon arrival at the country’s capital, you will go for the short Kigali City tour and tour the Genocide memmorial destinations, Cultural sites, markets and shops and neighbourhood markets before returning to your hotel lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation; Step Town Motel, or Hotel Chezlando

Day 12: Departure

Depending on the time of your flight, you will transfer to the Airport for your trip back home.

End of Safari!

This safari schedule is a proposition trip that can be readily tweaked to suit any close to home changes, times, dates, and different particulars


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.