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Best 11-Day Trekking Gorilla Rwanda Discovery Tour

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

A wonderful 11-day Trekking Gorilla Rwanda tour itinerary to discover the best. This tour will allow you to immerse yourself in unforgettable cultural and wildlife experiences of this central African country through guided game drives, gorilla and monkey trekking, chimpanzee tracking, and community visits.

The tour itinerary takes to the gorilla trekking Rwanda experience. Indeed, Rwanda gorilla trekking is a lifetime wildlife experience happening in the Volcanoes National Park.

What makes trekking gorillas exceptional is also the professional guides and gorilla trek lodges that offer an exquisite safari experience. Gorilla treks remain a bucket list when visiting Rwanda and Eastern Africa.

Recommended Airport

Kigali International Airport

Meeting Point

Kigali International Airport

Price Includes

  • Entrance fees and national park permits: Gorilla, Chimpanzee, Monkey trekking permits
  • Accommodation on twin/double room basis
  • Roundtrip transportation from Kigali International Airport and back
  • All meals are included from breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Private tour guide services

Price Excludes

  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Sunscreen, toiletries and personal items
  • Visa fee
  • Guide and hotel staff tips

Complementaries

  • Mineral water
  • Airport transfers

What to Expect from Trekking Gorilla Rwanda Tour

A wonderful 11-day journey to discover the best of Rwanda. This tour will allow you to immerse yourself in unforgettable cultural and wildlife experiences of this East African country through guided game drives, gorilla and monkey trekking, chimpanzee tracking, and community visits.

  • Game Drive in Akagera National Park
  • Kigali City tour
  • Chimpanzee trekking and Canopy walk
  • Trekking Gorilla Rwanda Experience
  • Golden Monkey Trekking
  • Kivu Lake - Boat Trip - Nyamyumba Hot springs
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Itinerary

Day 1Arrival at Kigali International Airport

On arrival at Kigali International Airport, meet and greet by your guide then be transferred to the hotel for check-in and relaxation after a long flight. Overnight at Hotel Mille Collines or similar

Day 2Game Drive in Akagera National Park

After early breakfast at 6.00 am, drive to Akagera National Park for a full day game drive. The park is home to Lions, Rhinos, elephants, buffalos, hippos, more than 500 species of birds have been listed for the park, making it a prime location for birdwatchers. 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 3Full day in Akagera National Park and surroundings

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, 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. Drive back to the park and enjoy a night game drive before overnight at Akagera Game Lodge.

Day 4Transfer to Kigali for City tour

After breakfast at 7:30 a.m, drive back to Kigali to visit:

  • Kigali Genocide Memorial, Kandt natural history museum,
  • Art Museum, Nyamirambo Women Center,
  • Kimironko market, Inema and Ivuka Arts
  • Campaign against genocide museum, Night city tour

Overnight at Hotel Mille Collines or similar

Day 5Kigali- Nyungwe Forest National Park

After breakfast at 8:00 a.m, in the morning, you will be transferred to Nyungwe Forest NP 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. 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 Top View Hill Hotel for overnight, you will be enjoying a scenic drive through the forest.

Day 6Chimpanzee 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 7Nyungwe Forest NP- Musanze

After breakfast at 8:00 A.M, drive to Musanze and visit the Buhanga Eco-park, a sacred forest, a real hidden gem where Rwandan Kings performed initiation ceremonies and rituals for a historical and nature trail. This site has enormous ecological importance and stunning beauty. Check-in and overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge.

Day 8Trekking Gorilla Rwanda Experience

Today after early breakfast, you report to the trekking assembly point at 7:00 a.m for a pre-trekking briefing. You visit a different group of your assigned habituated gorillas. The trek can take between one and four hours, and although the hike may be physically demanding, the anticipation of the experience is invigorating and the beauty of the forest and its inhabitants fascinating. Each trek is strictly regulated to one hour and the visit passes all too quickly and you will depart, leaving the gorillas to their fragile existence. After the trek, visit the Musanze caves, a geological treat of 2 km and home to the wild migratory bats. Return to Mountain Gorilla View Lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 9Golden Monkey trekking

Breakfast will be served early in the morning and you will drive to the park headquarters for a briefing at 7:00 am as for the Gorilla trekking. You will proceed with the Golden monkey trekking which takes three to four hours. After lunch, go for a unique experience at Iby’iwacu cultural Village and understand how ex-poachers became the gorilla’s guardians. Have a wonderful afternoon with locals involving in different activities like visiting the traditional healer & clinics, learning the ex-poaching techniques, pottery making, local beer making, traditional dancing, and many more… Return to Mountain Gorilla View Lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 10Gisenyi: Boat Trip on Lake Kivu - Nyamyumba Hot Springs

After breakfast at 9:00 a.m, depart for Gisenyi and check in at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel. Afterward, enjoy a boat trip in Lake Kivu visiting the Nyamyumba Hot springs, fishing village, Methane Gas and Amahoro Island then proceed with a walking city tour. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 11Transfer to Kigali International Airport

After breakfast, transfer to Kigali to catch your flight. On your way to the airport, visit the CAPLAKI handcrafts to buy last minutes’ souvenirs for family and friends. Recommended flight time: afternoon( from 14:00). End of service

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