Day 1; Arriving in Kigali, Rwanda
When you arrive at Kigali International Airport our guide from Insight Safari Holidays will be there to greet you and take you to your accommodation, in Kigali. Take some time to unwind and refresh. In the afternoon explore the city of Kigali by visiting markets, museums and cultural sites. Discover Rwandas rich history, culture and the resilience of its people. Indulge in a dinner at your hotel before resting up for the safari adventure that awaits.
Day 2; Exploring Kigali City and touring to Volcanoes National Park
Start your day with a breakfast before begining on a guided tour of city. Visit landmarks like the Kigali Genocide Memorial to pay your respects and learn about Rwandas history. Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of markets, art galleries and craft centers where you can support talented artisans and find unique souvenirs.
In the afternoon make your way to Volcanoes National Park situated in Rwanda. Once you arrive at this park check in, at your lodge. Relax amidst its stunning surroundings. Enjoy a dinner as you prepare for a gorilla trekking experience scheduled for the next day.
Day 3 4; Gorilla Trekking, in Volcanoes National Park
Rise and shine in the morning enjoy a breakfast and then make your way to the park headquarters. There you’ll receive a briefing about gorilla trekking that includes information about the gorilla groups you’ll be visiting and guidelines on how to approach them respectfully in their natural environment. Accompanied by a guide and tracker begin on an exciting tour through the rainforest as you search for these majestic creatures. The duration of the trek can vary depending on where the gorilla family’s located. Encountering these gentle giants makes every step worthwhile.
Spend an unforgettable hour observing and capturing photographs of the gorillas as they carry out their daily activities. Witness their interactions grooming rituals and playful behaviors up close. This intimate encounter with these beings will leave you in awe.
In the afternoons take advantage of activities such as visiting Ruhondo and Buleras Twin Lakes or exploring the Musanze Caves. As evening falls return to your lodge for relaxation, dinner and reflecting upon the days thrilling adventure.
Day 5; Golden Monkey Trekking and Immersive Cultural Experience
After a breakfast set off for a one of a kind golden monkey trekking experience. These monkeys are unique to the Virunga Mountains. Are renowned, for their demeanor and striking golden fur.
begin, on a captivating tour through the bamboo forests, guided by trackers and delight in an hour long encounter with these magnificent primates.
Later in the day engage deeply with the culture as you visit a village. Interact with the welcoming community delve into their way of life. Take part in cultural activities like traditional dances weaving baskets or listening to captivating stories. Gain insights into Rwandas cultural heritage and understand the significance of community driven tourism initiatives. Wind down your evening by returning to your lodge for a dinner and some deserved relaxation.
Days 6 7; Exploring Akagera National Park
After a breakfast set off for Akagera National Park situated in the region of Rwanda. This diverse ecosystem comprises sprawling savannahs, wetlands and picturesque lakes that offer a experience. Upon arrival at your chosen lodge or campsite relish a lunch before begining on an afternoon game drive.
Over the following two days immerse yourself in the captivating landscapes of Akagera National Park renowned for its wildlife. Enjoy thrilling game drives as you search for elephants powerful buffalos, graceful giraffes, striped zebras, elegant antelopes well as a diverse array of bird species. Glide, along Lake Ihemas tranquil waters to spot hippos basking under the sun and crocodiles lurking nearby while marveling at the birdlife adorning its shores.
Explore the variety of wildlife. Immerse yourself in the thrill of encountering animals in their natural environment. When evening comes make your way back, to your accommodation for a dinner. Some well deserved relaxation.
Day 8; Discover the Canopy Walk at Nyungwe Forest National Park
Start your day with a breakfast before begining on a tour to Nyungwe Forest National Park, nestled in the picturesque southwest region of Rwanda. This sanctuary is teeming with primates, birds and unique plant species. Upon arrival settle into your lodge. Relish a lunch.
In the afternoon brace yourself for an exciting canopy walk amidst the enchanting Nyungwe forest. Traverse suspended bridges that hang above the forest floor granting you a one of a kind perspective and an opportunity to witness primates and birdlife from a new angle. Marvel at views. Savor the tranquility that this forest has to offer. As night falls return to your lodge for a dinner and some deserved relaxation.
Day 9; Encounter Chimpanzees and Depart from Kigali
Rise in the morning for an unforgettable chimpanzee trekking experience within Nyungwe Forest. begin on a guided trek led by experienced trackers as you venture into the heart of this forest. With its population of chimpanzees chances are high that you’ll get up close and personal with these captivating creatures in their habitat. Take your time observing their behaviors for an hour – it’s truly awe inspiring!
After completing this trekking adventure return to your lodge for a lunch before commencing your tour back, to Kigali.
Upon arrival, in Kigali during the afternoon take some time to freshen up and get ready for your destination. You’ll then be transferred to Kigali International Airport for your departure carrying with you cherished memories, from your safari adventure.