8 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking – Gorilla Tours & Game Drive

8 days luxury Rwanda tour combines most of the iconic safari parks in Rwanda. It is one of the most exceptional wildlife and primate safari packages set for you to visit Volcanoes National Park to track mountain gorillas, Akagera National Park for game viewing and Nyungwe Forest National Park to track chimpanzees and also go on a canopy walk. Your luxury Rwanda tour covers 7 nights and meals in an up-market lodge. It begins and ends in Kigali.

Activities to do on 8 days luxury Rwanda tour

  • Game drives
  • Boat cruise
  • Chimpanzee tracking
  • Gorilla trekking
  • Visit Lake Kivu

Brief itinerary of your 8 days luxury Rwanda tour

Day 1: Kigali-Akagera National Park

Day 2: Game drive and afternoon boat cruise

Day 3: Akagera-Nyungwe Forest National Park

Day 4: Chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe National Park

Day 5: Nyungwe-Volcanoes National Park

Day 6: Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park

Day 7: A boat ride/relaxation around Lake Kivu shores

Day 8: Drive back to Kigali

8 Days Rwanda luxury Safari- Gorillas & Chimpanzee Tracking: Wildlife Safari.

Experience the gorillas, Chimpanzee & wildlife watching in Rwanda with an experienced tour guide of Primate Safari Experiences on 8 days/ 7 nights.

Day 1: Kigali-Akagera National Park

You will be briefed on what you should expect on your Rwanda luxury tour. The tour leader then transfers you from Kigali International Airport to Akagera National Park in Northeastern Rwanda. Arrive early to check-in at Magashi luxury tented camp, Ruzizi tented camp to dine and have a night stay.

Day 2: Game drive and afternoon boat cruise

Breakfast will be offered to you at your respective luxury lodge and after, carry out a morning game drive along the Northern section of Akagera National Park. Note, this is the only savanna and also big game park in Rwanda. Today, in your 4×4 luxury safari car, expect to look out for the African bush elephants, leopards, zebras, giraffes, waterbucks, lions, rhinos, roan antelopes, buffaloes, bushbucks, birds and a lot more. After an amazing game drive which lasts about 2 to 3 hours, drive back to have lunch.

In the afternoon, enjoy a launch/boat cruise on Lake Ihema. Expect to see hippos, crocodiles, water birds. Return to dine and spend a night in Magashi luxury tented camp, Ruzizi tented camp.

Day 3: Akagera-Nyungwe Forest National Park

Leave Akagera after breakfast for Nyungwe Forest National Park which hosts 13 primate species. A stopover will be made at Huye for you to enjoy lunch and also for you to visit ethnographic museum. Later, start your 7 hours’ drive to Nyungwe National Park to check in at Nyungwe Forest Lodge, One&Only Nyungwe House.

Day 4: Chimpanzee tracking

Enjoy your cup of tea or coffee and later, be at Uwinka reception for briefing early enough for you to know which dos and don’ts to follow. Expect to strike your imaginations with chimpanzees, learn about their behavior and also you will come across other species of primates which make up a total of 13 primate species in Nyungwe Forest National Park. These include Rwenzori colobus monkeys, red tailed monkeys, grey cheeked mangabeys, L’Hoest monkeys plus some striking butterflies, bird species. In the afternoon, you will have a canopy walk through suspended 50 meter walk way. Dine and spend a night at Nyungwe Forest Lodge, One&Only Nyungwe House.

 Day 5: Drive to Volcanoes National Park

Day 5 of your luxury Rwanda tour will begin with breakfast. After, meet your tour leader for transfer to Volcanoes National Park. Check in at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, Five Volcanoes Lodge, Bisate Eco-Lodge for dinner and a night stay.

Day 6: Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park

After breakfast, assemble at Kinigi with your packed lunch and adequate drinking water. Kinigi is where you will be briefed on the set guidelines which you have to observe when trekking to see mountain gorillas. The park official will also allocate to you 1 habituated family to trek in a group of 8 visitors. At 8:00am, an experienced park ranger guide will escort you for actual search for mountain gorillas and this may take you between 2 and 6 hours. Once you come across these large apes, you will have only 1 hour of a face to face encounter with them, take pictures and learn more about their daily behaviors in the wild. Return thereafter to your respective luxury gorilla safari lodge to relax and share your different experiences of the whole day.

However, there is a lot more to sight in addition to mountain gorillas as this gorilla park hosts other primates and lots of forest birds. In the evening, expect to participate in a culture tour in Iby’Iwacu cultural village to enjoy cultural dances, music performances and so much more. Dine and spend a night at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, Five Volcanoes Lodge, Bisate Eco-Lodge.

Day 7: Chill around Lake Kivu shores

Have a hefty breakfast early in the morning and after, drive to Lake Kivu to relax as you enjoy the refreshing atmosphere around the lake shores. You will also embark on a boat ride d or go for kayaking and in the evening. Dine and spend a night at Kivu Serena Hotel.

Day 8: Drive back to Kigali

Enjoy your delicious cup of tea or coffee in the morning and after, check out of your luxury lodge ready to return to Kigali. Following, embark on a Kigali city tour shortly then transfer to the airport for your flight back home.

End of your 8 days luxury Rwanda tour

Tour inclusions

  • Park entrance fees
  • Service of an English-speaking tour guide
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Chimpanzee permits
  • Gorilla permits
  • All trip activities except the optional ones
  • 7 nights and meals
  • Relevant government taxes

Tour exclusions

  • Personal insurance
  • Tips
  • Cigarettes
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Laundry services
  • Optional activities
  • Hotel fees after your trip
  • Visa fees
  • Airfares
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