Are you planning a safari in Rwanda?
Here is a list of things you should do and see when you visit the land of a thousand hills.
Gorilla Trekking Rwanda
Rwanda is one of three countries in Africa where you can find mountain gorillas.There are 10 habituated gorilla families in Rwanda, all found on the slopes of the Virunga Mountains. Gorilla tracking in Rwanda is one of those things you need to do at least once in your lifetime. And many people believe that given the hundreds upon hundreds of people who have taken on this adventure in the Virungas.
You can plan a gorilla trekking trip with a few other activities thrown in for variety and more excitement. This is one activity you cannot possibly regret signing up for.
Volcanoes NP Rwanda
Volcanoes is probably the most popular park in Rwanda. There are so many things to see and enjoy in this park. You can go gorilla trekking, golden monkey tracking, volcano climbing, volcano climbing and hiking, birding, nature walks, cave exploration, visiting Diane Fossey’s research camp and so much more.
Nyungwe Forest National Park
Nyungwe is a large track of Montane Forest with all so many wonders. It is an exciting place to explore. Nyungwe forest national park has a canopy walk through the forest; one of only three in Africa. This canopy walk is 50 meters above the ground and is
Canopy walk in Nyungwe Forest
even above the tree tops. In addition to the canopy walk, you can also enjoy hikes, chimpanzee tracking, nature walks, monkey tracking and birding- some of the best birding in Africa. Nyungwe forest should be a must on your Rwanda safari itinerary.
Akagera National Park is Rwanda’s only Savannah Wildlife Park. It is found on the Rwanda border with Tanzania. Everyone expects to have a savannah wildlife experience when they visit Africa, Akagera gives you this experience in Rwanda.
Akagera is an amazingly, scenic park where you have the opportunity to go on day and night game drives, boat safaris, nature walks, hikes, fishing, birding, village visits and stay in one of two lodges within the park.
Day 1: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest
Our tour guide will pick you from Kigali airport upon arrival and immediately transfer you to Nyungwe Forest national park. Overnight at Nyungwe Safari Lodge.
Day 2: Chimpanzee Tracking
Take a cup of tea and enjoy a morning chimpanzee trekking in the lush Nyungwe tropical rain forest. In the afternoon a canopy walk will occupy your program. Dine and stay an overnight at Nyungwe Safari Lodge
Day 3: Transfer to Ruhengeri
After breakfast embark on a long drive bisecting Rwanda country to the famous Volcanoes national park. Along the way there is a lot to see including the local homesteads. Arrive in Kinigi in the evening. Dine and stay an overnight in Mountain Gorilla View Lodge /Gorilla Nest Lodge/La Palme Hotel
Day 4: Gorilla Trekking
Dedicate this day to gorilla trekking adventure and a community walk. Dine and stay an overnight in Mountain Gorilla View Lodge /Gorilla Nest Lodge/La Palme Hotel
Day 5: Dian Fossey Graveyard
This morning hike to the Karisoke research centre where lies the graveyard of famous primatologist, Dian Fossey, whose gorilla conservation legacy can be traced in the book: Gorillas in the Mist.
Day 6: Golden Monkey Tracking
After breakfast enjoy another fantastic adventure – the Golden Monkey (Cercopithecus Kandti) tracking, now listed by the IUCN as an endangered species. Only 6 visitors are allowed to track these beautiful primates a day. Dine and stay an overnight in Mountain Gorilla View Lodge /Gorilla Nest Lodge/La Palme Hotel
Day 7: Transfer back to Kigali-Culture tour
In the morning drive back to Kigali for a city tour before flying out of this fabulous nature gifted country. This day visit the Gisozi Genocide Memorial site, the handicrafts shops, among others.
After breakfast,you will be dropped at Kigali airport for your scheduled flight.
Rate per person
No of persons Budget Mid-range Luxury
1 Person $875 $1065 $2200
2 Persons $785 $865 $1500
4 Persons $646 $795 $1450
6 Persons $495 $565 $1225
Ground transport in a 4 x 4 vehicle
Fuel for the entire tour
English speaking Ugandan driver/guide
Park entrance fees
Water in the car throughout the tour
Accommodation as listed in the program
Services of Park rangers and Gorilla guides
Airfares into Uganda
Entry Visa fees
Gorilla trekking permits
Tips for guides and lodge staff
Airport departure taxes
Food and alcoholic beverages
All expenses of a personal nature e.g. laundry, souvenirs etc.