Family luxury Safari, Gorilla tracking safari
Ultimate Gorilla Trekking Rwanda

TRIP DURATION

7 Days

journey type

Land Journey

time of the year

Jan-Feb, Apr - Oct, Dec

where you'll visit

Kigali City, Volcanoes National Park, Ellen DeGeneres Gorilla Campus

Tour Overview

The Gorilla Trekking Rwanda’s encounter on this incredible experience safari of about 7 days of travelling and exploring the upcountry’s most beautiful destination, where you will be able to go deep down to search for some of the remaining chimps in the country in Nyungwe Forest national park and experience first-hand gorilla trekking in some of the finest wild jungles of Africa, Volcanoes National Park. These 7 Days around Rwanda will show you everything.

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Your Safari/trip Includes

  • All relevant Government taxes
  • Park fees
  • Domestic flights as per the itinerary
  • Ground transportation
  • Gorilla permits
  • Water in the vehicle for all overland sectors
  • Services of a qualified English-Speaking Driver Guide
  • Meals as showed in the itinerary
  • Accommodation as showed in the itinerary
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers

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Itinerary Details

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Day 1 : Arrive Kigali, Rwanda

Meet and Greet by your GoExplore Safari guide who will pick you up and transfer you from the airport and head to the Hotel in Kigali for -/+20 minutes. you will go through the briefing about your trip to Rwanda.

Lodge/Hotel: Heaven Boutique Lodge
Meal plan: Bed & Breakfast
Day 2 : Nyungwe Forest National Park | Time To Reflect

Begin with an evocative visit to the Kigali Genocide Memorial. Next, drive south to Nyanza, the historical seat of the Rwandan kingdom. Continue to Nyungwe Forest National Park, a pristine, bio-diverse natural rainforest filled with intriguing wildlife. Arrive at your lodge, a serene hideaway occupying a tea plantation on the edge of the forest. Enjoy the evening at leisure to enjoy your surroundings.

Lodge/Hotel: One & Only Nyungwe House
Meal plan: Full Board
Day 3 : Nyungwe Forest National Park | Guided Walk

Explore the park on a guided morning nature walk, following the trail of its 400-strong troop of habituated Ruwenzori black and white Colobus monkeys. It is also home to nearly a dozen other primate species and a birder’s paradise with over 300 species, including 16 endemics. This afternoon, tour a nearby tea plantation where you have the opportunity to visit local farmers. Alternatively, you may choose to embark on a canopy walk in Nyungwe Forest National Park.

Lodge/Hotel: One & Only Nyungwe House
Meal plan: Full Board
Day 4 : Gisenyi Lake Kivu | Along The Shores

This morning, take a scenic drive to Gisenyi, located on the shores of Lake Kivu, stopping at local markets along the way. Spend time relaxing at your lodge, watching the sunset over the lake and over the nearby Virunga Volcanoes.

Lodge/Hotel: Lake Kivu Serena Hotel
Meal plan: Full Board
Day 5 : Volcanoes National Park | Where Gorillas Reside

Following breakfast, drive to Volcanoes National Park, with a stop at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel for lunch. The afternoon is yours to relax at your luxurious lodge overlooking the rolling hills and volcanoes of Rwanda. This great volcanic massif encompasses six active and three extinct volcanoes. Most notably, though, it’s the residence of around half of the world’s endangered mountain gorillas — some 400 of them, in fact. The park itself has a longstanding connection with gorilla conservation. It was the base for the groundbreaking work of primatologist Dian Fossey, which began in the late 1960s and is portrayed in the evocative book and film Gorillas in the Mist.

Lodge/Hotel: Volcanoes Virunga Lodge
Meal plan: Full Board
Day 6 : Volcanoes National Park | Gorillas Close Encounters

Drive to Volcanoes National Park headquarters to join your gorilla trekking group. With help from your park guide, traverse the dense forest until you come face-to-face with a local gorilla family. Observe them as they play, forage, and rest in the shade of the trees. You are given one hour to spend in the presence of these magnificent animals.

Lodge/Hotel: Volcanoes Virunga Lodge
Meal plan: Full Board
Day 7 : Kigali | A Parting Glimpse

In the morning, observe a different gorilla family. Following lunch at your lodge, return to Kigali this afternoon. You will visit the Ellen Gorilla Campus of Conservation and then proceed to Kigali for your flight back home.

Lodge/Hotel:
Meal plan: Full Board

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