7 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari

Visit Rwanda for 7 days with this 7 Days Rwanda safari tour. This tour package mainly highlights primate experiences with a little spice of wildlife viewing and leisure. You will visit Akagera National Park for wildlife viewing, Nyungwe Forest national Park for Chimpanzee Trekking, Lake Kivu for leisure and Volcanoes National Park for mountain gorilla trekking.

7 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari

7 Days Rwanda Tour Overview

This 7 days Rwanda safari package highlights all the 3 Rwandan national parks. These include Akagera National Park, Nyungwe Forest National Park and Volcanoes National Park in their respective order. You will also visit Lake Kivu.

7 Days Tour Day by Day

Please see detailed day by day itinerary for this 7 days Rwanda safari. We can customize this tour to match your preference on request.

Day 1: Transfer to Akagera National Park

Our tour guide will pick you up from Kigali City and transfer you to Akagera National Park on the first day of your 7 days Rwanda safari. In the afternoon you will carry out a boat ride on Lake Ihema. This cruise will reward you sights of crocodiles, Hippopotamuses, several species of bird life and more mammals that come to the lake shores to hydrate.

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

Meals: Lunch and Dinner

Driving Time: 2 Hours

Day 2: Full day game drive

This second day of your 7 days safari in Rwanda, you carry out a full day game drive in the park. You will drive till the northern part of the park, a spot will so many wildlife herds. Sights here include; Elephants, Buffaloes, Lions, Leopards, Giraffes and many more wildlife species.

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

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park

Wake up early enough and drive south wards towards Nyungwe Forest National Park. You will visit the ethnographic museum in Butare and the former presidential palace in Nyanza before climaxing your drive to Nyungwe Forest.

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

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Driving Time: Approx. 6.5 Hours

Day 4: Chimpanzee Trekking and Canopy Walk

Head to the forests very early in the morning to locate the chimpanzee before they rise. When you locate these chimps, you will spend an hour around them and return to the lodge after for lunch. In the afternoon you will head for a canopy walk around the forest. This walk is a perfect chance for you to get a perfect elevated view of the forest.

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

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5: Transfer to Lake Kivu

This day you will drive to Lake Kivu following the Congo Nile Divide Trail. If you make it early enough, you will carry out a boat cruise on Lake Kivu till the Coffee Island and back.

Overnight at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel for luxury stay or Hotel Paradise Malahide for comfortable stay.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Driving Time: Approx. 3 Hours

Day 6: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park and visit Musanze Caves

This day you transfer to Volcanoes National Park in Musanze, a small town located in the northern province of Rwanda. You will visit the mystic Musanze Caves in the afternoon before retiring at your lodge for an overnight.

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

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Driving Time: Approx. 2 Hours

Day 7: Mountain Gorilla Trekking and Departure

Despite being the last day of your 7 days Rwanda safaris holiday, it comes with the best experience. Report to the park headquarters by 7:00 am for briefing and head to the jungles to search for mountain gorillas after. The activity may last up to 8 hours depending on how long it takes for you to locate the gorillas. When you meet the gorillas, you will spend one hour with them, return to the park headquarters to pick your respective gorilla trekking certificates and proceed to Kigali to catch up with your departure flight.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Driving Time: Approx. 2 Hours

End of 7 days Rwanda safari adventure.

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