10 Days Gorillas & Other Rwanda Primates Safari

Embark on a thrilling 10-day adventure through Rwanda's diverse landscapes and encounter its fascinating wildlife. The Gorillas & Other Rwanda Primates Safari offers a unique blend of gorilla trekking in the renowned Volcanoes National Park and primate encounters in the enchanting Nyungwe Forest National Park and Mgahinga.

Embark on this extraordinary safari, immersing yourself in the captivating beauty and biodiversity of Rwanda, a country that leaves an indelible mark on all who visit its enchanting landscapes.

Detailed itinerary: 10 Days Gorillas & Other Primates

Day 1: Arrival in Kigali, Rwanda's Vibrant Capital
Upon arrival in Kigali, you will be warmly greeted and transferred to a nearby hotel, where you can relax and rejuvenate after your flight. Enjoy a half-board meal to kickstart your exciting journey.

Day 2: Kigali City Tour & Transfer to Akagera National Park
After breakfast, set out for a captivating city tour of Kigali, exploring its rich history and culture. Later, embark on a scenic drive to Akagera National Park, where the wildlife experience takes a different turn. In the afternoon, immerse yourself in a thrilling game drive in search of elephants, buffaloes, and more.

Day 3: Game Drive & Boat Cruise in Akagera National Park
Spend the day on game drives across Akagera's diverse terrain, in pursuit of more remarkable wildlife encounters. With a bit of luck, you may even spot majestic lions or elusive leopards. After the game drive, indulge in a serene boat cruise, offering a unique perspective of the park's beauty.

Day 4: Transfer from Akagera National Park to Nyungwe Forest National Park
As the sun rises, bid farewell to Akagera and journey southward to the lush Nyungwe Forest National Park. En route, visit Butare and explore the National Museum and the magnificent Royal Palace. Arriving in the afternoon, take in the stunning surroundings and enjoy a moment of tranquility.

Day 5: Chimpanzee Trekking & Golden Monkey Tracking in Nyungwe Forest
Prepare for an exhilarating experience as you embark on chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe Forest. Traverse the forest in search of these captivating primates and get a chance to observe other forest inhabitants, such as birds, reptiles, and butterflies. Later, drive to the picturesque Lake Kivu for a relaxing evening.

Day 6: Boat Cruise at Lake Kivu
Enjoy a scenic drive along the enchanting Lake Kivu, where sandy beaches and water sports await. Arriving in the charming lakeside town of Gisenyi, savor the peaceful ambiance and picturesque views. Take some time to indulge in water activities or simply unwind at your lakeside hotel.

Day 7: Transfer from Lake Kivu to Volcanoes National Park
Spend the morning cherishing the serenity of Lake Kivu before journeying to Musanze, the gateway to Volcanoes National Park. This park is renowned for gorilla trekking and promises an unforgettable wildlife encounter with these gentle giants.

Day 8: Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park
Rise early for an incredible gorilla trekking experience in Volcanoes National Park. After a briefing by park guides on gorilla etiquette, set out on a trek through bamboo forests and lush landscapes. Encounter a gorilla family, and be mesmerized by the profound connection between humans and these magnificent creatures. Spend a magical hour in their presence before descending the slopes. Optionally, visit the picturesque twin lakes of Bulera and Ruhondo.

Day 9: Second Gorilla Trek or Golden Monkey Tracking, and Return to Kigali
On this day, you have the option to embark on a second gorilla trek, visiting a different family and creating more cherished memories. Alternatively, opt for a Golden Monkey Tracking experience, offering a delightful encounter with these playful primates. After lunch, drive back to Kigali, where the journey began.

Day 10: Kigali City Tour & Departure
Before departure, take part in a Kigali city tour, exploring its vibrant culture and poignant history. Visit the Gisozi Genocide Memorial to pay respects to the country's past while embracing its promising future. Finally, be transferred to the airport in time for your onward flight, carrying with you the incredible memories of a 10-day journey filled with wildlife, culture, and natural wonders.