This 9 days Rwanda highlights safari package is designed to give the avid tourist a sating encounter with Rwanda’s major attractions. You will visit Nyungwe Forest National Park, Butare town, Kibuye resort, Lake Kivu, Gisenyi town, Volcanoes National Park, and Iby’iwacu cultural village. The adventures to enjoy while on this safari include; chimpanzee and golden monkey trekking excursions, a boat cruise on Lake Kivu, a hike up Bisoke Volcano, guided canopy and nature walks.
Departure & Return Location
Kigali International Airport
3 Hours Before Flight Time
Gorilla Trekking Permit
Golden Monkey Trekking Permit
8 Nights Full Board Accommodation
All transportation in destination location
Guide Service Fee
Air Tickets & Visa Fees
Any Private Expenses
What to Expect
Your 9 days Rwanda highlights safari will include;
Kigali city tour
Chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe Forest
Explore Lake Kivu and Gisenyi by boat
Golden monkey trekking in the Volcanoes
Gorilla trekking in the Volcanoes
Iby’iwacu cultural village tour
Dian Fossey tomb, return to Kigali – end of safari
Day 1Kigali city tour
Your safari will begin when a guide picks you from Kigali airport. After a briefing on how your safari will go, you will set out on a Kigali city tour. In the early evening, you will retire to your choice lodging to relax and unwind before having dinner.
Day 2Drive to Nyungwe Forest National Park – visit Butare town en-route
You will set out on a drive to Nyungwe Forest National Park in the morning. On your way, you will briefly stop in Butara – Rwanda’s second largest city. While there, you will visit the national museum and Nyanza – the former King’s palace. When you arrive at the park, you will embark on a guided nature walk before retiring to your choice accommodation.
Day 3Chimpanzee trekking excursion – canopy hike
Nyungwe Forest is a hikers’ paradise. The forest is a mass of steep and rugged terrain. After a briefing, you will embark on a chimpanzee trekking excursion. You will encounter one of the habituated chimp families living in the park. In afternoon, you will embark on the popular canopy walk.
Day 4Transfer to Kibuye resort – explore Lake Kivu
You will embark on a transfer to Kibuye in the morning. Kibuye is one of the three resorts found on Lake Kivu. You will relax and unwind at the resort. In the afternoon, you will go for a boat cruise on Lake Kivu.
Day 5Transfer to Gisenyi by boat
You will transfer to Gisenyi in the morning. You will have an encounter with the locals and experience the countryside life for a day. You see the villagers going about their routine and working in the banana, cassava, rice, potatoes, and coffee plantations. Your day will be an adventurous one.
Day 6Drive to Volcanoes National Park – golden monkey trekking excursion
You will transfer to Volcanoes National Park in the morning. The park is famous for its resident mountain gorillas and golden monkeys. You will embark on a golden monkey tracking excursion when you arrive at the park. Later in the day, you will explore the lakes and caves in the park
Day 7Gorilla trekking excursion – Iby’iwacu cultural village tour
You will report at the park headquarters in the early morning. After a briefing on gorilla trekking etiquette, you will hit one of the trails to begin your pursuit for an encounter with a habituated gorilla family. You will later embark on a Iby’iwacu cultural village tour.
Day 8Bisoke Volcano hike – visit the Dian Fossey tomb
You will embark on a Bisoke Volcano hike after your breakfast. After the excursion, you will visit the tomb of Dian Fossey. Your excursions in the park will end when you choose to retire to your accommodation for dinner and the night.
Day 9Guided nature walk – return to Kigali – end of safari
At the climax of your safari, you will have a guided nature walk in the park and then embark on a drive back to Kigali town. Your guide will drive you to the airport if you have a flight to catch. This will mark the end of your safari.