10 Day Remarkable Rwanda – Mountain Gorillas and Big 5 Safari

Lets take you on a 10 Day Remarkable Rwanda tour and you will experience some rare innermost feeling hanging with some of the rare earthly creatures and the beautiful people of the historical Rwanda. Tick off Mountain Gorillas in Volcanoes, Chimpanzees in Nyungwe Forest, Big 5 wildlife in Rwanda’s famous Akagera national park as well as the unique communities in the Land Of A thousand Hills.


Detailed Itinerary for the 10 Day Remarkable Rwanda tour

Day 1: Arrival To Kigali, Rwanda

This 10 Day Remarkable Rwanda Tour starts here after you arrive at Kigali International Airport. Upon arrival you are met with a safari driver guide and transferred to the historical Mille Collins Hotel. Depending on your arrival time, you will have a heart breaking experience at the genocide memorial grounds, this is as unique as you will learn about the Rwandan History then you will learn a lot about their rich tribes and more about their culture. At Kigali Genocide Memorial and learn about the tragedy that happened in 1994 and the amazing stories of forgiveness and recovery since that time. Overnight at Hotel Mille Collins


Day 2: Transfer To Akagera National Park

Morning drive to Akagera National Park in the east of Rwanda, a dramatic landscape of rolling hills, savannah and woodland interspersed with a series of lakes. You may see giraffes, hippos, buffaloes, Zebra, crocodile and other wildlife. Dinner and Overnight at Akagera Rhino Lodge


Day 3: Northern Game Drives And Boat Cruise On Lake Ihema

Breakfast, early morning game drive starts with a spectacular sunrise. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and landscape through the northern part of the park, where most of the animals prefer to inhabit. Enjoy the views and canoe ride of Lake Ihema. Dinner and Overnight at Akagera Rhino Lodge 

Day 4: Transfer From Akagera To Nyungwe Forest national Park – Discover Africa’s Oldest Forest

After Breakfast on the fourth day this amazing safari, you’ll head to southern Rwanda to visit Nyungwe Forest, the chimpanzee’s home. Journey to Nyungwe Forest is stunning beautiful, through terraced hillsides and along the way we will stop to visit the Nyanza Kings palace and the Rwanda National Museum, before we enjoy lunch in Butare. Continue the drive this afternoon through the dramatic landscape of the Nyungwe Forest, arriving at our lodge located in the middle of the Nyungwe Forest. Dinner and Overnight at Nyungwe top view Jill lodge


Day 5: Nyungwe Forest – Chimpanzee Trekking & Afternoon Canopy Walk

Breakfast and then have an early start to go Chimpanzee tracking through Nyungwe. The forest is rich in botanical diversity and home to 13 species of primates including Chimpanzees, L’Hoest monkeys, and Columbus monkeys with 300 bird species. You will take a picnic lunch. Return is likely to be afternoon.


Relax at the lodge after chimpanzee trekking and get ready for the tranquil views from the top of one of Africa’s rainforest as you get guided for the canopy walk. This is the best moment to take pictures from the treetops.  Retire the day at your cozy lodge overlooking tea plantations and the rain forest. Dinner and Overnight at Nyungwe top view Hill lodge


Day 6: Nyungwe Forest – Colobus Tracking OR Waterfall Trails – Design your day

Six days of the 10 Day Remarkable Rwanda tour today, you have a variety of hikes and excursions to choose from, you can choose to go for an escorted walk in search of the large groups of Colobus monkeys and birds including the Ruwenzori turaco. Perhaps also take a guided walk to the waterfall, and enjoy the spectacular scenery of the forest. Catch up on your email with the Wi-Fi service available in all rooms! Dinner and Overnight at Nyungwe top view lodge

Day 7: Transfer from Nyungwe Forest To Volcanoes National Park

Early breakfast and get on our journey to northern Rwanda the Virunga Volcanoes, Volcanoes National Park, home to the endangered Mountain Gorillas. The drive will take approximately 6hours. Dinner and Overnight at Le Bambou gorilla lodge / Mountain gorilla view Lodge 

Day 8: Volcanoes National Park – Mountain Gorillas in the Mist

First Gorilla trek! You will arise early this morning and drive to the headquarters of Volcanoes National Park where you will meet your trackers/guides and head up the slopes of the Virunga Volcanoes. You will visit one of the ten habituated groups. Tracking Rwanda gorillas through the lush forested slopes of the Virungas is an absolutely magical experience. Some gorilla families however are more elusive, and tracking can take a full day, especially when it is wet and muddy, so you should be able to hike for three hours on steep mountain trails. Dinner and Overnight at Le Bambou gorilla lodge / Mountain gorilla view Lodge 


Day 9: Volcanoes National Park – Dian Fossey Hike (Karisoke Research Hike)

With morning breakfast, we storm the forest again to track the hike to Dian Fossey’s grave or the Gorilla cemetery or Forest walk in Volcanoes National Park. Dinner and Overnight at Le Bambou gorilla lodge / Mountain gorilla view Lodge 

Day 10: Volcanoes To Kigali And Flights Home – Departure

As we wide up our 10 Day Remarkable Rwanda tour, have a lazy breakfast and pack, then transfer to Kigali for your flight headed home. If you did not have time to visit on arrival day, you should get time to visit Kigali Genocide Memorial Site before your departure flight.

Bonne Voyage!

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