9 days rwanda gorilla trekking

9 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking

9 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking

Look into the eyes of a large silverback gorilla and he'll look back with a thoughtful, intelligent gaze, mindful that you're another individual. Any apprehensions or nerves you might have had during your trek will melt away the minute you see your gorilla family. Gorilla trekking safaris offer a magical encounter that transcends any other 'wildlife' experience we know. Gorilla trekking safaris can be done throughout the year. The hiking itself can be more arduous in the rainy seasons from April – May and in November, but at an altitude of 2000m and more, it can of course rain here at any time of the year.

Tour Highlights

Rwanda Holiday Tour is the best package that takes you to volcanoes national park for gorilla trekking tours, Lake Kivu for boat cruise, Akagera national park for wildlife and Nyungwe forest national park chimpanzee trekking adventure experiences.

Over your 9-day itinerary, you will see the best of Rwanda with two gorilla treks and the chance to see many endangered species.

Inevitably, securing permits for trekking gorillas over these popular periods can be difficult at short notice, so you should plan well ahead.

We will make all the arrangements for buying your permits.

Included

  • Gorilla permits
  • Overnight at Hotel on bed and breakfast
  • Full board accommodation on safari
  • Game drives in 4×4 safari Land Cruiser
  • All parks and conservancies entry fees
  • Services of an English-speaking driver-guide
  • A pair of binoculars in every safari vehicle
  • All transfers, including to and from
  • All relevant government taxes and levies

Excluded

  • International flights
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities (tipping guideline US$10.00 per person per day)
  • Visa
  • Travel Insurance

Trekking Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival at Kigali

Depending on arrival time, meet and greet our representative to start you Rwanda Holiday Tour, he will drive you to Volcanoes national park. along the journey to Ruhengeri, you will enjoy the beautiful hilly landscapes from which Rwanda is named the “land of a thousand hills” this journey, will only be amused at how those hills could be arranged in such a beautiful manner so much in a descending order, with undulating greenery grass all over them. Arrive in time for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation at Mount Gorilla View Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 2

Kigali – Volcanoes national park

Today is the highlight of your Rwanda Holiday Tour, no memory, absolutely no single memory will ever cross your mind apart from the time you come across the gorillas. The gorillas have tended to occupy the tourism industry for this 21st century. You will be guided in the in the forest which involves hilly hikes and sometimes slippery during the rainy season. But the encounter with a Gorilla is worthwhile the tiredness that takes about 2-6hours before you meet them and you will only be left with these giants for a maximum of 1hour.It is wise to carry packed lunch and water for this exercise. Retire for dinner and overnight stay at booked lodge.

Accommodation at Mount Gorilla View Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3

Volcanoes national park (Gorilla Trekking)

Today is the highlight of your Rwanda Holiday Tour, no memory, absolutely no single memory will ever cross your mind apart from the time you come across the gorillas. The gorillas have tended to occupy the tourism industry for this 21st century. You will be guided in the in the forest which involves hilly hikes and sometimes slippery during the rainy season. But the encounter with a Gorilla is worthwhile the tiredness that takes about 2-6hours before you meet them and you will only be left with these giants for a maximum of 1hour.It is wise to carry packed lunch and water for this exercise. Retire for dinner and overnight stay at booked lodge.

Accommodation at Mount Gorilla View Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4

Volcanoes national park- Lake Kivu

Lake Kivu, on the Rwanda/Congo border, the largest, is like a giant inland sea with some interesting lakeside towns. Kibuye, two hours from Kigali, is a relaxing retreat for swimming, canoeing and water-skiing. Gisenyi, a famous resort in the past, now has a sleepy forgotten air with some fine but neglected buildings from the Belgian era. Lake kivu is a place to visit after gorilla tracking in PNV in Rwanda. A boat ride on the lake where you will have a chance to see a lot of bird species and different water loving animals on the lake shore will not leave you the same. You will have Dinner and peaceful overnight.

Accommodation at Kivu Serena hotel

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5

Lake Kivu- Nyungwe Forest National Park

Have an early breakfast at the lodge and after transfer to Nyungwe forest national park with lunch en route. The forest is rich with the shy forest dwellers like the wild chimpanzees, red-tailed monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys and many others.

Accommodation at Nyungwe Forest Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6

Nyungwe Forest National Park (Chimpanzee Trackingand Bird Watching)

After breakfast, report to the park headquarters in Nyungwe forest for briefing before going for chimpanzee tracking. However, it is advisable to organize packed lunch and plenty of water prior to this expedition since it can sometimes last over 6 hours. In the forest, you will not only see chimpanzees to but also variety of animals and birds like the great blue Turacco, black and white casqued horn bill, colobus monkeys – sometimes as many as 400 in a group.

Accommodation at Nyungwe Forest Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7

Nyungwe Forest National Park - Akagera National Park

You will have an early breakfast after which you will leave Nyungwe forest National Park and transfer to Akagera national park. Enroute, visit the Rwanda National Museum and also pass by the Nyanza cultural village where the African culture is witnessed. Dinner and overnight in Akagera Game park.

Accommodation at Akagera Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8

Game Viewing Akagera National Park

Have breakfast after which you will go for the morning game drive and this will reward you with views of animals like elephants, impala, oribi, bush buck, antelope, zebra, cape eland, giraffe, buffalo, hippo and crocodiles. Later afternoon, a boat ride on lakeIhama is equally rewarding.

Accommodation at Akagera Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 9

Akagera National Park- Kigali - Departure

Transfer back to Kigali , Upon arrival in Kigali, you will have a small city tour and visit more visit the Market places for craft shopping. Proceed to airport to end your Rwanda Holiday Tour.

Accommodation at Akagera Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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