7 Days Best of Rwanda safari including primates tracking and canopy walk in Nyungwe national park, grand tour of Lake Kivu and the Nyimirundi coffee island and gorilla trekking in Volcanoes national park. This tour also offers you a cultural experience to explore the genocide memorial sites of Gisozi in Kigali and Murambi Genocide Memorial Site.
Day 1: Pick up – Transfer to Nyungwe National park
This Rwanda tour will begin with pick up from eith hotel in Kigali, or airport by our company tour guide and drive to to Nyungwe forest national park. Dinner and Overnight stay at Nyungwe Forst Lodge ( Luxury), Nyungwe Top View Hotel (Mid-range), Gisakura Guest House (Basic).
Day 2: Chimps Tracking – Canopy walk/nature walk/birding
Wake up to an early breakfast at your hotel then proceed with your guide to the Nyungwe forest headquarters for briefing about tracking chimps. The rangers know the best spots where you can easily track the chimpanzees. As you hike through the forest, you will come across other primates like monkeys, these will excite you as you get closer to the chimpanzees. After a wonderful time with the chimpanzees, you return for lunch and rest. In the afternoon, you go for a forest canopy walk Dinner and overnight at your hotel of Day 1.
Day 3: Transfer to Lake Kivu – Explore Lake Kivu
In the morning, after your breakfast, be ready to drive off to Gisenyi – Lake Kivu. En route visit the Murambi Genocide Memorial Site and the King’s palace reaching Lake Kivu in the evening to relax along the lake shores . Dinner and overnight at Lake Kivu Serena hotel (Luxury)/ Palm gardens resort (Deluxe)/ Paradise marahide (Budget)
Day 4: Boat Ride on Lake Kivu & Tour Nyamirundi Coffee Island
Have breakfast at the lodge and late embark on a boat ride along Lake Kivu. Lake Kivu is the largest fresh water lake offering tourists a relaxing environment while in Rwanda. You will also tour Nyamirundi Island famously known for a fantastic coffee making. Learn about how coffee is made. Later return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Transfer to Volcanoes national park – Ibyiwacu Cultural Tour
Wake up to an early breakfast; enjoy a fantastic scenic drive to Volcanoes national park lunch at your hotel on arrival. In the afternoon embark on a cultural visit to the Ibyiwacu cultural village to learn first-hand of the Banyarwanda culture. Dinner and overnight stay at Mountain gorilla view lodge/La palme hotel/Muhabura hotel.
Day 6: Gorilla Tracking – Tour the Twin Lakes
Be up early for a quick breakfast at your hotel and with your guide head to the Kinigi head offices by 7:30 am for your briefing. After a short guide as regards your expected gorilla tracking conduct the dos and fonts, you will enter the rain forest in search of the mountain gorillas. Once you meet the gentle giants, you are allowed to spend one hour with the gorillas then return to your lodge. In the afternoon if your up for it head out for a tour the twin lake of Burera & Ruhondo. Dinner and overnight at your lodge
Day 7: Transfer to Kigali for city Tour – Departure
Have breakfast at the lodge and later drive back to Kigali for a grand city tour. Expect to tour historical places like the genocide memorial site, the national museum. Later have lunch and drop off at either your hotel or the airport.
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