Day 1; Arrival, in Kigali
Upon your arrival at Kigali International Airport your guide will be there to meet you and assist with transferring to your hotel. Take the rest of the day to relax after your flight adjust to the time zone and prepare for the adventures ahead.
Day 2; Exploring Kigali – to Nyungwe Forest National Park
Begin your tour with a guided exploration of Kigali. Discover landmarks like the Kimironko Market before continuing on to Nyungwe Forest National Park. Along the way make a stop at Huyes Ethnographic Museum renowned as one of East Africas ethnographic museums.
Day 3; Nyungwe Forest – Chimpanzee Trekking and Banda Cultural Village
begin on an exciting trek in search of Nyungwes chimpanzees during the morning. Following lunch immerse yourself in a experience at Banda Cultural Village, nestled within the heart of the forest. Engage in music and dance performances savor cuisine and indulge in a taste of banana beer.
Day 4; Volcanoes National Park – Exploring Kitabi Cultural Village
Travel onwards to Volcanoes National Park, famously known as home, to mountain gorillas.
During your tour make sure to stop by the Kitabi Cultural Village. It’s a place to experience activities, like basket weaving, milk preservation and cultural performances.
Day 5; Gorilla Safari Tour Rwanda
On the day of your trip get ready for an adventure at Volcanoes National Park where you’ll have the opportunity to go gorilla trekking. Immerse yourself in the habitat of these creatures and spend an hour observing them after receiving a briefing at the parks headquarters. Once you’re done with the trek return to your lodge. Take some time to relax and reflect on this encounter.
Day 6; Genocide Memorials & Museums in Kigali
The sixth day is dedicated to exploring Kigali while delving into Rwandas history and vibrant culture. Start by visiting the Kigali Genocide Memorial, a poignant site that commemorates the victims of the 1994 genocide. Then explore landmarks such as the Presidential Palace Museum and the Campaign Against Genocide Museum. If you have time wrap up your tour with a visit to Caplaki Craft Village where you can find Rwandan souvenirs to bring back home.
Day 7; End Of Safari
After enjoying breakfast make use of any remaining time before your flight, for last minute souvenir shopping or further exploration. You’ll then be transferred to Kigali International Airport for your flight. As you bid farewell to Rwanda take a moment to contemplate the tour you’ve had filled with cultural encounters and thrilling wildlife experiences. It’s the way to bring closure to your 7 day safari adventure.