10-Day Great Tour In Rwanda-Wildlife & Culture

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East Africa Tours- Zebras in Akagera National Park in Rwanda

10-Day Great Tour In Rwanda-Wildlife & Culture

  • 10 Days
  • small group travelers
    Group : 2 - 6People
  • Difficulty : Moderate
  • Pickup: Kigali International Airpot
  • Min Age : 15+

A great tour in Rwanda for a transformative vacation: The 10-Day highlights the Rwanda Wildlife, Chimpanzee Tracking, and Birding Safari: While the best period for bird watching is from December to February, the game drive is an all-year-round activity but highly recommended in the dry season. The chimpanzees, active primates jumping swiftly from tree to tree, are trekked as early as 5:00 a.m.

Recommended Airport

Kigali International Airport

Meeting Point

Kigali International Airport

Price Includes
  • Accommodation in double/twin room
  • Entrance fees and national park permits
  • Private tour guide services
  • Private Ground transportation
  • All meals are included from breakfast, lunch & dinner

Price Excludes

  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Visa fees
  • Guide gratuity & tips to hotel staff

Complementaries

  • Airport transfers
  • Mineral water

What to Expect from This 10-Day Tour In Rwanda

A great tour in Rwanda is a mix of culture, traditions, nature, and wildlife. The 10-Day itinerary focuses on Rwanda Wildlife, Chimpanzee Tracking, and Birding Safari: While the best period for bird-watching is from December to February, the game drive is an all-year-round activity but highly recommended in the dry season. The chimpanzees, active primates jumping swiftly from tree to tree, are trekked as early as 5:00 a.m.

Rwanda is also a star destination for Gorilla and trekking vacations.

The best Rwanda gorilla tours offer a unique opportunity to witness these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. With a range of tour options available, visitors can choose from trekking through the dense forests of Volcanoes National Park or exploring the lush greenery of Nyungwe Forest National Park. Along the way, expert guides provide insights into the gorillas’ behavior and ecology, as well as the history and culture of Rwanda itself.

In addition to gorilla sightings, tours often include encounters with other wildlife such as golden monkeys, colobus monkeys, and a variety of bird species. For those looking for an immersive experience, multi-day tours allow for a deeper exploration of Rwanda’s natural beauty and cultural heritage. Whether it’s a one-day trek or a week-long adventure, Rwanda gorilla tours offer an unforgettable journey into one of Africa’s most stunning destinations. 

  • Game Drives in Akagera National Park
  • Cultural Experience And Boat Safari
  • Kigali City Tour
  • Chimpanzee Trekking And Canopy Walk
Itinerary

Day 1Arrival at Kigali International Airport

On arrival at the airport, meet and greet our driver then be transferred to the hotel for check-in at Hotel Mille Collines or similar

Day 2Kigali- Akagera National Park

After breakfast, we drive eastwards to Akagera National Park but en route, stop at Muhazi Lake, along the lake with calm and peaceful waters for lunch, and relax on the shores of this Lake listening to bird songs. After, proceed to Akagera Game Lodge for overnight and get ready for the next day’s safari.

Day 3Akagera Game Drive in Akagera National Park

After breakfast at 7:30 a.m, enjoy a full day game drive and birding in the park, home to the big 5 and other wildlife animals like buffalos, Elephants, Lions, antelopes, Maasai giraffes, monkeys, savannah birds, civets, leopards, hyenas, rhinos, zebra and many more. With an experienced and knowledgeable guide, you will be able to spot and easily site the animals in their natural habitat. Overnight at Akagera Game Lodge.

Day 4Cultural Experience And Boat Safari

After breakfast, enjoy a morning boat safari to Lake Ihema to explore closer the hippos, crocodiles, and different water birds like the marabou stork, African fish Eagle, open build stock, herons, cormorants, etc. but you might get a chance to meet other animals like Elephants. Afterward, visit the surrounding communities to experience either the culture of cattle, local beer production, arts, and crafts or local festivities. Return to the hotel for relaxation and get ready for a night game drive to spot nocturnal animals and predators. Overnight at Akagera Game Lodge.

Day 5Akagera National Park- Kigali

After breakfast, drive back to Kigali and go for a city tour visiting: Kigali Genocide Memorial, and Kandt Natural History Museum. Overnight at Hotel Mille Collines.

Day 6Kigali City Tour

After breakfast, we will have a city tour of Kigali: • Presidential Palace Museum, • Nyamirambo Women Center, • Inema and Ivuka Arts • Nyabarongo river for bird watching.

 In the afternoon, we drive to Ntarama church, a genocide memorial site which is still containing the clothing, human remains, and artifacts of the 5,000 people who were killed during the Genocide. After Ntarama, visit the Nyamata Genocide Memorial church then drive back to Kigali to visit the Kimironko market. Overnight at Hotel Mille Collines.

 

Day 7 Kigali - Nyungwe Forest National Park

After breakfast at 8:00 a.m, in the morning, you will be transferred to Nyungwe Forest National Park with a stopover at Nyanza King’s Palace which was the residence of King Mutara III Rudahirwa and the Royal Palace that was traditionally built. This Palace offers a detailed look into the Rwandan traditional seat of their monarchy and is an impressive museum, restored to its 19th-century state. It is made entirely with traditional materials. Afterward, visit the Ethnographic National Museum with the finest ethnographic and archeological collections portraying Rwandan social and cultural aspects in Huye. On your way to your hotel, you will enjoy a scenic drive through the forest. Overnight at Top View Hill Hotel.

Day 8Chimpanzee Trekking And Canopy Walk

Wake up very early and after breakfast, enjoy a morning chimpanzee tracking then spend the rest of the morning at leisure. In the afternoon, do a canopy walk, hanging 60m above the forest floor enabling you to have a panoramic view of the forest’s fauna and flora including bird watching. Overnight at Top view Hill Hotel.

Day 9Nyungwe Forest NP- Kigali

After breakfast, drive back to Kigali and visit the CAPLAKI handcrafts village to buy last minutes’ souvenirs for family and friends back home. Overnight at Hotel Mille Collines. 

Day 10Departure - End of Tour

After breakfast, check out and transfer to the airport. End of service.

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