11-days Best of Rwanda will be a memorable experience which includes visiting Kigali capital city, Gorilla and Golden monkey trekking in Volcanoes National Park, Chimpanzee trekking in Nyngwe Forest National Park, and AKagera National Park game viewing the big 5 animals and our wildlife during a game drive in Rwanda.
Detailed itinerary for 11 days Best of Rwanda
Day 1: Arrival and Transfer to Booked Hotel
Upon your arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will be welcomed by our professional driver/guide and then transferred to your chosen hotel. Check-in for Dinner and Overnight.
Day 2: Kigali Genocide Memorial
After your breakfast you will be picked up by our driver/guide and then embark on a Kigali city tour that includes Kigali Genocide Memorial, then head to the Old Kigali town, visit the Belgian Peace Keepers’ Memorial, Hotel Des Mille Collines for lunch and to see the hotel, visit Kimironko market, Nyamata and Ntarama Genocide Churches, and the craft centres and finally return to the hotel for dinner and overnight
Day 3: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
Breakfast will be served to you and after we drive to Volcanoes National park in Rwanda, check in at the hotel, have lunch then visit the Ibyiwacu(Guardian) cultural village, this is an initiative that involves the local people around the Park to protect and reserve the gorillas by showcasing the culture of Rwandan people on how they used to live. If time allows you can take a self-guided hotel or lodge, or relax.
Day 4: Gorilla trekking Volcanoes National Park
We have breakfast in the morning, then head for gorilla tracking in Volcanoes National park which is the most famous for gorilla tracking and other activities like golden monkey tracking and visiting Dian Fossey Grave. We will meet the guide, be briefed and head to the forest for Gorilla Adventure. accommodation near the park if time allows, you can visit the local communities.
Day 5: Golden monkey trekking
Early morning breakfast then proceeds to the office of the national park for registration and briefing then go for Golden monkey tracking where you will come at very close contact with the monkeys. This is one of the three places in Africa where you can see the Golden monkeys. After having lunch, proceed to Lake Kivu for relaxation or a boat cruise. it’s optional. Dinner and Overnight at the hotel.
Day 6: Transfer to Nyungwe National Park
You will have breakfast and after visiting, the Rwanda/Congo border then proceed to Nyungwe National Park, we shall drive through beautiful sceneries as we take photos on the lakeside road, have lunch on the way or move with packed lunch from the hotel, Dinner and overnight at the hotel/lodge.
Day 7: Chimpanzee trekking Nyungwe Forest National Park
Very early morning, after breakfast, will go for chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe National Park which is the largest Tropical rainforest in East and Central Africa covering a total area of 1019 sq. KM with different vegetation types, fauna and flora. We shall then have lunch and do a canopy walk in the afternoon. If time allows, you can do optional Colobus monkey tracking with guide arrangement then return for dinner and overnight at the hotel/lodge.
Day 8: Visit Kings Palace and transfer to Akagera National Park
Very early in the morning, we will head for the Nyungwe National Park for Chimpanzee tracking. On the way we shall have lunch, then proceed to Kings Palace on Nyanza Hill or the museum in Huye town and lastly go to Kigali for dinner and overnight at the hotel/lodge.
Day 9: Akagera National Park
Early Morning after breakfast, will drive to Akagera National Park, the only Savanna Park in Rwanda with different vegetation types, many fringed lakes and River Akagera that makes an international border with Tanzania. On the way, we shall meet local people, talk to them, take photos then proceed to the park for lunch. Later in the afternoon, will have a boat cruise on Lake Ihema and a short evening game drive to see animals like Zebras, impalas, buffaloes, elands and others.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel/lodge.
Day 10: Game drive in Akagera National Park for Big 5 animals
Full-day game drive in Akagera National Park in search of the Big 5 animals ie, Hippos, Crocodiles, lions, Elephants, Leopards, Rhinos, Buffaloes, Giraffes, impalas plus and beautiful birds. Akagera National Park is the only place in Rwanda where you can see Black Rhinos. Return for Dinner and overnight at the hotel/lodge.
Day 11: Game Drive and transfer to Kigali
After breakfast, will you do a half-day Game Drive, and have a picnic lunch on Mount Mutumba. Will proceed to look for other animals as we exit the park back to Kigali for overnight at the hotel/lodge or catch a plane.
11 days Best of Rwanda includes
- One Gorilla trekking permit
- one chimpanzee trekking permit
- one Golden monkey trekking permit
- services of English speaking driver/guide
- Bottled drinking water
- 4 by 4 safari vehicle
11-days Best of Rwanda excludes;
- international flight
- Rwanda visit
- porter fee
- Luxury drinks