11 Days Rwanda Safari Special

If you are looking for a blend of wildlife, primates, culture and leisure, this 11 days Rwanda tour is a good package for you. The package features all the best Rwanda safari destinations with very interesting activities in each of the destinations.

11 Days Rwanda Safari Special

11 days Rwanda tour overview

Rwanda is a very small country. Surprisingly, you can explore most of the interesting places in just a span of 11 days. This is exactly what this package was designed to offer. The best of Rwanda in a single package.

Safari Day by Day

Please see detailed information below about this 11 days Rwanda adventure package.

Day 1: Arrival

When you arrive at Kigali International Airport, you will be picked by our safari guide and later transferred to an accommodation facility of your choice for an overnight.

Overnight at Radison Blu Hotel for luxury or Hotel Chez Lando for comfortable stay.

Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast

Day 2: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park

This day you transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park very early in the morning. This park is located in the southern province of Rwanda and it takes approximately 6 hours to access it. When you reach, you will transfer to your lodge for an overnight.

Overnight at Nyungwe Forest Lodge for luxury, Nyungwe Top View Lodge for comfortable stay or Gisakura Guest House for budget stay.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Driving Time: 6 Hours

Day 3: Chimpanzee Trekking and Canopy Walk

Rise very early in the morning and head to the forests to locate the chimps before they wake up. Chimpanzees move at a very high pace when awake so your best odd is to locate them before they rise, spend time with them and depart the forest.

In the afternoon, you will walk across the only canopy walk in East Africa as you get an elevated view of Nyungwe Forest.

Overnight at Nyungwe Forest Lodge for luxury, Nyungwe Top View Lodge for comfortable stay or Gisakura Guest House for budget stay.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4: Transfer to Gisenyi – Lake Kivu

This day you transfer to Gisenyi, Lake Kivu. When your reach, you will carry out an afternoon boat ride and head to the coffee island for a few domestic activities.

Overnight at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel for luxury and Hotel Paladis Malahide for comfortable stay.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Driving time: 4 Hours

Day 5: Whole day at Lake Kivu

This day you spend majority of your time carrying out leisure activities on Lake Kivu. You will engage in a couple of watersports like wind surfing, boat ride, cycling and more. You will spend your evening touring the towns of Kibuye and Gisenyi.

Overnight at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel for luxury and Hotel Paladis Malahide for comfortable stay.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park

Wake up early in the morning and transfer to Volcanoes National Park in Musanze. This is the park that shelters Rwanda’s mountain gorillas. When your reach, you will visit the twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo in the evening and transfer to your safari lodge.

Overnight at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge for luxury, Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge for comfortable stay or Kinigi Guest House for budget stay.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Driving time: 2 Hours

Day 7: Mountain Gorilla Trekking

Wake up to an early morning breakfast and transfer to the park headquarters in Kinigi for a briefing meeting before entering the jungles to search for gorillas. Depending on your luck, gorilla trekking can take somewhere between 2 to 8 hours inclusive of a full hour encounter with these primates. When you meet the gorillas, you will spend an hour around them and return to the lodge after for an overnight.

Overnight at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge for luxury, Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge for comfortable stay or Kinigi Guest House for budget stay.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8: Golden Monkey Tracking and Dian Fossey Grave Visit

This day you trek the golden monkeys in Volcanoes National Park in the morning and pay your respect to Dian Fossey in the afternoon. Dian Fossey is one of the pioneers of gorilla conservation in Africa. It is because of her that mountain gorillas still exist and are used to humans. She was buried next to her favorite gorilla digit.

Overnight at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge for luxury, Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge for comfortable stay or Kinigi Guest House for budget stay.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 9: Transfer to Akagera National Park

Have early morning breakfast and transfer to Akagera National Park to catch up with the afternoon boat ride on Lake Ihema. Lake Ihema is the largest lake in Rwanda. A cruise on it will reward you sights of crocodiles, hippopotamuses and more water animals.

Overnight at Akagera Game Lodge for luxury stay or Ruzizi Tented Lodge for comfortable stay.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Driving time: 4 hours

Day 10: Whole day at Akagera National Park

On this 10th day, you will carry out a full day game drive in the northern part of the national park. You will get to visit an area with the highest concentration of wildlife. You will see animals like Lions, Elephants, Leopards, Topis, Waterbucks, several species of bird life and more.

Overnight at Akagera Game Lodge for luxury stay or Ruzizi Tented Lodge for comfortable stay.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 11: Transfer to Kigali, City tour and Departure

This day you carry out a morning game drive as you exit the park driving towards Kigali for a brief city tour. Later in the evening, you will get transferred to Kigali International Airport to catch up with your flight back home.

Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch

Driving Time: 2 Hours

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