7 Days Gorilla Holiday, Rwanda Vacation Tour
Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Akagera National Park
Upon arrival at Kigali Airport, you will be transferred to Akagera Wildlife park, check-in Akagera Lodge and embark on a boat cruise on Lake Ihema for excellent birding, Hippos and Crocodiles. Dinner and Overnight at Akagera Game Lodge or Ruzizi tented camp.
Day 2: Game viewing drives and afternoon boat trip on Lake Ihema
Before breakfast, you will have an early morning game drive and have a chance to see animals like Butchell’s Zebra, lions, elephants, topi etc and over 425 species of birds including the shoe billed stock, African jacana, sacred ibis goliath heron etc. In the afternoon, you will take a boat trip and later drive to Kigali and arrive in time for dinner. Overnight at Golf Hills Residence / Kigali serena hotel / Hotel des mille collin or Chez lando hotel.
Day 3: Drive to Nyungwe Forest via Butare Town
Early morning after breakfast you will drive to Nyungwe National park. Stop in Butare for a visit to Rwanda National Museum and Murambi Genocide memorial site. Check in Gisakura Guest House or Nyungwe forest lodge. You may have chance to see the colobus monkeys and birds including the Rwenzori turaco.
Day 4: Chimpanzee and other Primates Trekking excursion
Early morning before breakfast at around 5:00 am, you will enter Nyungwe forest and search for Chimpanzee. You will have a chance to see some of these close relatives to man, see how they feed and play with each other and then return to the lodge for late breakfast and lunch. After drive to Ruhengeri. Dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge or Kinigi Guest House / Mountain gorilla view lodge / Sabyinyo silverback lodge / Virunga lodge / Le bambou gorilla lodge / Hotel la palme.
Day 5: Gorilla trekking adventure and transfer to Lake Kivu
Wake up early morning and drive to Ruhengeri for an encounter with the gorillas. En route you will be able to see the pyrethrum plantations and on arrival at Ruhengeri, the guide will pick you up and proceed to Parc national de Volcans the home to the rare mountain gorillas. You will take a hike up to the bamboo forest to spend a magical hour in the company of the gorillas and then return to the lodge for lunch. After lunch drive to Lake Kivu. Dinner and Overnight at Lake Kivu Serena hotel /Hotel Paradise marahide.
Day 6: Fantastic Boat cruise on lake Kivu to hot-springs
At Lake Kivu a boat cruise to the coffee growing island is interesting. Return to Kigali, Dinner and overnight at Golf Hills Residence/Hotel gorillas Kigali / Manor hotel or chez lando.
Day 7: Kigali City tour
Following breakfast, you will transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
END OF RWANDA GORILLA VACATION HOLIDAYS