TOUR TYPE: PRIVATE SAFARI /GROUP SAFARI
DAYS /NIGHTS: 8 DAYS, 7 NIGHTS
On this 8 days Lakes & Primates with Gorillas in the Mist Adventure, you will experience all the 3 prime Rwandan national parks. You will start with the scenic Akagera national park, proceed to Nyungwe forest national park and end with the home of mountain gorillas, Volcanoes national park. Enjoy the different backdrops of Rwanda as you turn along the winding roads
Price from US $ 2,158 pp sharing
About this Tour
This 8-day adventure explores the rolling hills, lush wilderness and humanity of Rwanda. Rwanda, Africa’s home to some of the last remaining mountain gorillas, is a place where you will be warmly welcomed. Rwanda has boldly risen from a tragic past and stands proudly as a representation of Africa’s incredible beauty. During this enchanting tour, you will be greeted by Rwanda’s curious monkeys and human-like chimpanzees, challenged by exhilarating mountain trekking and captivated by the unique characteristics of the endangered mountain gorilla.
After encountering these gentle giants, we will then relax on sandy shores and spend time with locals on this authentic journey which explores the spirit of Rwanda. We will experience the abundance of primates in Nyungwe National Park and relish in the relaxed atmosphere of Lake Kivu. From a hike through Rwanda’s dense steamy jungles, to the gentle nature of mountain gorillas, and a visit to the moving Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre, this trip will introduce you to both unique wildlife as well as ancient and modern cultural traditions.
Transfer to the beautiful Country of Rolling Hills-Rwanda to enjoy remarkable safari Adventures while on vacation holiday as you track the rare primate species of Mountain Gorillas in Volcanoes National park and Chimpanzees in the vast green Nyungwe forest National park. These will offer you amazing Primate Tours that you cannot experience anywhere else in East Africa.
Day 1 – ARRIVAL – KIGALI
Meet on arrival at the airport. Transfer to hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 2 – KIGALI – HUYE – NYUNGWE FOREST NATIONAL PARK
After an early breakfast, we follow the road as it climbs and descends some of the thousand Hills, with spectacular views all along the way. Arrive at Huye. Visit the National Museum. It is a must for anybody who is interested in African history. Time permitting, tour the remarkable arboretum and continue toward the Nyungwe forest.
Day 3 – NYUNGWE NATIONAL PARK – CHIMPANZEES AND COLOBUS MONKEYS
Covering 970 km2, the Highlands provide unique habitat for thirteen species of primate, including chimpanzees, l’Hoest and owl-faced monkeys. As you walk under the canopy of majestic trees, a large group of semi wild colobus monkeys can be seen feeding on wild figs and jumping from branch to branch.
This high altitude jungle floor boasts some of the most beautiful orchids in the world.
Day 4 – LAKE KIVU
En route to Karongi, enjoy the fantastic views over Lake Kivu and its ragged shore. Experience the peaceful atmosphere of the calm and pristine waters of Africa’s highest lake from the terrace of your hotel.
Day 5 – LAKE AND HILLS
After a refreshing early morning swim and a hearty breakfast, we continue toward north, along the lakeshore. There is plenty of opportunity for shopping and meeting villagers at the colourful market places. Stop at a huge tea plantation.
Lake trip from Karongi to Rubavu on a private boat. Duration of about 3 hours.
Day 6 – MOUNTAIN GORILLAS
As the first light of dawn breaks through the curtain of mist clinging to the summits of Karisimbi, Bisoke, Sabyinyo, Gahinga and Muhabura, we make our way into the Volcanoes National Park.
Tracking the gorillas through the unique vegetation can take several hours of challenging walking in wet and muddy conditions. To see a gorilla, the trek will have been worth the hardship.
Day 7 – VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK – OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES
Options available include a second gorilla trek, or a trek to a habituated group of Golden Monkeys (cercopithecus mitis kandti) which are endemic to the Virungas, or the visit of Karisoke Research Centre built by Dian Fossey being also the site of her grave, located in the park between the Karisimbi and Bisoke Volcanoes , or the climb ofBisoke volcano with its superb crater lake. Alternatively tour the shores of the small Ruhondo and Bulera lakes before driving back to your hotel.
Day 8 – KIGALI – DEPARTURE
Drive to Kigali. Visit of town and its highlights. Transfer to the airport.
Interested in this trip? Let us know and we will help you plan…
- Ground transport per 4X4 vehicle
- Park entrance fees
- Game drives
- Boat trip
- Chimpanzee trekking permit
- Gorilla trekking permit
- Bottled water
- Full board accommodation
- Service of an English-speaking driver guide
- All mentioned activities except for the optional ones
- Both Local & International Flights
- Tips & Laundry
- Extra Activities
- Extra Drinks & Meals not mentioned above
- Insurance cover