8 day Rwanda Adventure Tour

8 day Rwanda Adventure Tour

Cost of 8 day Rwanda Adventure Tour

 

Rates are per person (pp) and based on 2 people sharing 1 room

Highlights for 8 day Rwanda Adventure Tour

  • Games drive in Akagera national park
  • Boat ride on Lake Ihema
  • Chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe Forest
  • Canopy Walk in Nyungwe Forest
  • Gorilla tracking in Volcanoes
  • Gorilla permits included
  • Travel with an expert guide
  • Lake Kivu
  • Photography moments
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Overview for 8 day Rwanda Adventure Tour

Rwanda is known as the “country of a thousand hills”. This unique and beautiful place is known for its gorilla tracking in Volcanoes National Park and is one of Africa’s indisputable travel highlights.

 

Rwanda is full of national parks, wildlife, friendly people and delicious food!

 

On this 8 day Rwanda adventure tour, 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. The parks are a mixture of Savannah, forest, and mountainous giving you varied sights of Rwanda.

 

From Elephants, Zebras to Chimpanzees and Gorillas including boat rides on Lake Kivu are some of the highlights on this safari and cultural encounter.

Summary for 8 day Rwanda Adventure Tour

  • You'll go to Rwanda 
  • This tour starts and ends in Kigali (Rwanda) 
  • You'll visit Kigali (City), Nyungwe Forest NP, Musanze (City), Volcanoes NP & Akagera NP
  • Activities: game drives, gorilla tracking & chimpanzee tracking
  • Game drives: pop-up roof 4x4 vehicle
  • Getting around: normal 4x4 vehicle
  • A transfer from and back to the airport (or hotel) is included
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged for extra cost

Day 1: Arrival Kigali Airport

Upon your arrival at Kigali International Airport in Rwanda on your first day of 8 day Rwanda Adventure Tour, you will be greeted by one of our tour guides, who will then transfer you to the hotel.

 

Depending on your arrival time, you will go on a city tour and be introduced to the history and culture of this country. Pay a visit to the Kigali Genocide Memorial Center before making your way to the Chez Lando Hotel.

 

Main destination: Kigali

 

Accommodation: Chez Lando Hotel 

Day 2: Nyungwe National Park

 

Today morning after your breakfast, your guide will meet you at the hotel and will transfer you to Nyungwe Forest, one of the largest forests in East and Central Africa on your second day of 8 day Rwanda Adventure Tour.

 

The forest is abundant with flora and fauna including 13 primate species from colobus monkeys, mangabeys, blue monkeys and, of course, our cousins the chimpanzees.

 

Nyungwe Forest is also a famous location for birders. With about 310 recorded bird species, 26 of which are endemic, this is one of the most important and still little known bird watching destinations in Africa. Dinner and overnight at your booked lodge.

 

Travel time: 4.5 hrs 

 

Hotel: Emeraude Kivu Resort

 

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3: Nyungwe Forest National Park - Chimpanzee tracking & Canopy walk

 

 

After a very early morning start, you will proceed to the chimpanzee tracking trail in either the Cyamudongo or Uwinka sections. The total population between the two groups is a healthy 80 individuals.

 

This exciting up-close encounter with human's closest relative you will not soon forget.

 

After the chimp tracking you can relax at the hotel or choose an optional activity like the canopy walk on your third day of 8 day Rwanda Adventure Tour.

 

Optional activity ( at $60 extra not included in the tour price)

 

In the afternoon you can go for East Africa’s only canopy walk. This walk takes place above a deep gorge cutting across the massive forest.

 

Lasting about 1½ hours, the walk takes you through some beautiful foliage and animal habitats. En route you will have the chance to spot blue monkeys and unique birds that dwell in the upper levels of the forest canopy.

 

Sign up for this activity with your booking.

 

Main destination: Nyungwe Forest National Park

 

Hotel: Emeraude Kivu Resort

 

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4: Nyungwe - Volcanoes National Park

After breakfast we will make our way to Kibuye via Kivu Lake, enjoying fantastic views of the country along the way. Have lunch in Kibuye and then drive north to Volcanoes National Park.

 

Situated in the Virunga area of dormant volcanoes that extend from east to the west, this park is home to the famous mountain gorillas, golden monkeys and other rare primate species. Your overnight will be at the Gorillas Volcanoes Hotel.

 

Main destination: Musanze

 

Accommodation: Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge

 

Meals & drinks: All meals included Drinking water 

Day 5: Volcanoes National Park - Gorilla Trekking - Kigali

Today you will enjoy the highlight of this trip: tracking mountain gorillas. Our adventure starts with a briefing before heading out on the trek on your 8 day Rwanda Adventure Tour.

 

Based on the gorilla families we are assigned to the trek will last anywhere between four to eight hours. After we find the gorillas, we will be permitted to spend one hour (at most) in their presence before descending the mountain.

 

We shall then make our way back to Kigali for our overnight stay at the Chez Lando Hotel.

 

Main destination: Volcanoes National Park

 

Accommodation: Chez Lando Hotel

 

Meals & drinks: All meals included

Day 6: Kigali - Akagera National Park

After breakfast we will make our way to the impressive Akagera National Park, which is comprised of wetland, savannah and woodland on your 8 day Rwanda Adventure Tour.

 

This parks sits at a lower altitude compared to the rest of the country, meaning it not only warmer but drier. Some of the wildlife you will see here include giraffes, buffalos and elephants as well as an abundance of birds.

 

If we are lucky we may have a sighting of the shoebill stork around the shores of the lake.

 

Main destination: Akagera National Park

 

Accommodation: Akagera Game Lodge

 

Meals & drinks: All meals included

Day 7: Game drive and Boat ride on Akagera National Park

Enjoy an early morning breakfast and start your game drives in an open roofed vehicle on your second day of 4 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking & Akagera National Park Safari on your 8 day Rwanda Adventure Tour.

 

A half day game drive here offers you an opportunity to spot a variety of game including elephants, buffalos, hippos, lions, Masai giraffe, gazelles, impala, baboons, oribi, Butchel’s zebra, topi, bush baby, leopard and bush-buck, etc.

 

Proceed for a boat trip after lunch on Lake Ihema, for a close encounter with the Crocodiles and Hippos along the river banks, coupled with large concentration of over 525 bird species both migratory and savanna related.

 

Unique species such as Shoe billed stocks and papyrus gonolek can be encountered. Endemics include the jacanas, ibis, sand pipers and herons. Return to your lodge for dinner.

 

Main destination: Akagera National Park

 

Accommodation: Akagera Game Lodge

 

Meals & drinks: All meals included 

Day 8: Akagera National Park - Kigali

After breakfast on your last day of 8 day Rwanda Adventure Tour, you will go for the early morning game drive to see wildlife such as elephants, impala, black-tailed mongoose, hippos, oribi, bushbuck, antelope, zebra, cape eland, giraffe, buffalo, and also primates like the olive baboon, vervet monkey, bush baby etc.

 

You will return to Kigali  and transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

 

Meal plan: Breakfast & Lunch.

End of tour of 8 day Rwanda Adventure Tour

Included

  • Park fees (for non-residents)
  • Gorilla permits (one per person, non-resident)
  • Chimp permits (one per person, non-resident)
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks (as specified in the day-by-day section)

Excluded

  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

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