7 DAYS LUXURY RWANDA SAFARI

7 days luxury Rwanda safari includes 6 nights and meals in an up-market safari lodge. This tour package takes you to Volcanoes National Park to trek mountain gorillas plus golden monkey tracking; Nyungwe Forest National Park to track chimpanzees and game viewing in Akagera National Park. Your trip will begin and end in Kigali capital city.

Tour activities to do on 7 days luxury Rwanda safari

  • Game drive
  • Boat cruise
  • Gorilla trekking
  • Chimpanzee tracking
  • Canopy walk
  • Cultural tour in Iby’Iwacu Cultural Center
  • Golden monkey tracking/Hike to Dian Fossey tomb site

Brief itinerary of your 7 days luxury Rwanda safari

Day 1: Transfer from Kigali Airport to a hotel

Day 2: Depart Kigali for Akagera National Park

Day 3: Morning game drive and drive to Volcanoes National Park

Day 4: Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park

Day 5: Golden monkey tracking and transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park

Day 6: Chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe Forest National Park

Day 7: Return to Kigali

Detailed itinerary of your 7 days luxury Rwanda safari

Day 1: Transfer from Kigali Airport to a hotel

Meet our company representative for a warm greeting and later, transfer to a hotel to relax, dine and spend a night.

Luxury hotels in Kigali capital city

  • Kigali Serena Hotel
  • Hotel Des Mille Collines

Day 2: Depart Kigali for Akagera National Park

Wake up early to enjoy your breakfast and after, check out of the hotel ready to depart Kigali for Akagera National Park about 2-3 hours’ drive to Eastern province of Rwanda. Lunch will be offered to you at luxury safari lodge in Akagera and later in the afternoon, you will participate in a launch cruise via the spectacular Lake Ihema. On this water sport, expect to spot out hippos, basking crocodiles and aquatic birds to mention but a few.

Journey: 2-3 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Luxury safari lodges in Akagera National Park

  • Ruzizi Tented Lodge
  • Magashi Luxury Tented Camp

Day 3: Morning game drive and drive to Volcanoes National Park

Have the best of your breakfast early in the morning and after, set off for a game drive through the Northern section of Akagera National Park. You will spend about 2 to 3 hours but it is a rewarding game viewing experience as you get a chance to sight different species of wildlife such as the African bush elephants, buffaloes, rhinos, leopards, lions, antelopes, giraffes. Drive back to your luxury safari lodge for lunch and later, meet your safari leader for transfer to Volcanoes National Park.

Luxury lodges to stay in Volcanoes National Park

  • Virunga Lodge
  • Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
  • Bisate Eco-Lodge

Day 4: Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park

Today, your luxury gorilla tour involves you rising up early for breakfast and later, assemble at Kinigi for briefing on guidelines for gorilla trekking starting at 7:00am. Please carry some packed lunch and bottled water as this is unpredictable adventure. It may take you between 2 and 6 hours but this includes 1 hour of magical encounter with a habituated gorilla group in the wild.  The actual trek begins at 8:00am after the park official assigns you gorilla family which you will track in a group of 8 visitors then the park ranger guide will escort you through the whole adventure.

Walk back to where you started your trek to receive your gorilla tracking certificate and later, in the evening, don’t miss the thrilling cultural experience at Iby’Iwacu cultural center which comes with exciting Intore dances, music performances and exploration about the Rwandese traditions.

Luxury lodges to stay in Volcanoes National Park

  • Virunga Lodge
  • Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
  • Bisate Eco-Lodge

Day 5: Golden monkey tracking in Volcanoes National Park and drive to Nyungwe Forest National Park

A trek to view golden monkeys in Volcanoes National Park also starts with breakfast and later, you gather at Kinigi for briefing on the safety measures. This is another most memorable primate experience offered to you on this Rwanda luxury safari. It will last you about 2 to 4 hours including 1 hour of magical hour and photography. After, return to enjoy your lunch at your luxury lodge then check out ready to head to Nyungwe Forest National Park where an estimate of 13 primate species live.

Luxury safari lodges to stay in Nyungwe National Park

  • Nyungwe Forest Lodge
  • One&Only Nyungwe House

Day 6: Chimpanzee tracking and canopy walk in Nyungwe Forest National Park

Have breakfast early in the morning and after, assemble at Cyangugu/Uwinka to be briefed on chimpanzee tracking rules and regulations. The actual chimpanzee trek begins at 8:00am and this will take you about 2 to 4 hours which includes 1 hour which is allowed for you to take pictures of chimpanzees, learn about their daily behaviors.

Return to your preferred luxury lodge to be offered lunch, share your experiences and in the afternoon, engage in a canopy walk. This allows you sight different species of primates, birds and the stunning forest cover.

Luxury safari lodges to stay in Nyungwe National Park

  • Nyungwe Forest Lodge
  • One&Only Nyungwe House

Day 7: Return to Kigali

Have your cup of tea or coffee and after, check out your luxury lodge ready to make a return trip to Kigali. Arrive early and go for a quick Kigali city tour before you will be transferred to Kigali airport for your flight back home.

End of your 7 days luxury Rwanda safari

Safari inclusions

  • Gorilla permit
  • Chimpanzee permit
  • Park entry fees
  • Game drives
  • Boat cruises
  • Transport in a 4×4 luxury safari car
  • Fulltime English-speaking driver guide
  • All activities listed in the itinerary apart from the optional ones.
  • Bottled water

Safari exclusions

  • Tips
  • Airfares
  • Cigarettes
  • Telephone calls
  • Rwanda visa fees
  • Personal insurance
  • Beverages

 

 

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