8 Day Rwanda Adventure Tour (Comfort)

Comfort
Small Group

Tour Details

Tour Style Comfort Small Group
Length 8 days
Countries Visited Rwanda
Starts Kigali
Ends Kigali
Group Size Avg 5, Max 6
Age Range 15+ Years and Older
Tour SKU ACE2608
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What You'll Experience

  • Kigali
  • Volcanoes National Park
  • Gorilla Trekking
  • Akagera National Park

Why You'll Love this Tour

Explore the rainforest of Rwanda in search of mountain gorillas and golden monkeys on an unforgettable expedition. Meet Gorillas in their natural habitat at a research center established by Dian Fossey, who spent 18 years studying gorillas in the Virunga Mountains with National Geographic's support. Take a safari in Akagera National Park in search of the "big five" lions, leopards, elephants, and Cape buffalo, while learning about the remarkable conservation efforts that have restored this once-devastated area.

Tour Price

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Included

  • Meals - 7 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners
  • Accommodation - 7 Nights Hotel/lodges
  • Transport - Overland Adventure Vehicle (OAV), 4x4 safari vehicle, Walking, Mokoro
  • Services of 2 crew (head guide/cook and driver)
  • Kigali Genocide Memorial Visit
  • Nyamirambo Women's Centre, Local Lunch
  • Golden Monkey Trek
  • Mountain Gorilla Conservation Sundowner Experience
  • Gorilla Trekking
  • Iby'iwacu Village Visit
  • Akagera National Park - Conservation and Community
  • Akagera NP Morning Safari Drive
  • Wildlife Cruise on Lake Ihema

Excluded

  • International Airfares
  • Travel insurance (Get Adventure Travel Insurance)
  • Personal spending money
  • Visa costs
  • Border taxes
  • Passports
  • Vaccinations
  • Personal taxes (including departure and border taxes)
  • All optional activities
  • Unscheduled or optional national / game parks and other activities
  • Gratuities
  • Sleeping bag if needed
  • Restaurant meals (other than those listed)
  • All drinks
  • Tips
  • Laundry
  • Other items of a personal nature

Activities

Some of the activities you can take part in on this tour.

Included in Tour Price

  • Kigali Genocide Memorial Visit
  • Nyamirambo Women's Centre, Local Lunch
  • Golden Monkey Trek
  • Mountain Gorilla Conservation Sundowner Experience
  • Gorilla Trekking
  • Iby'iwacu Village Visit
  • Akagera National Park - Conservation and Community
  • Akagera NP Morning Safari Drive
  • Wildlife Cruise on Lake Ihema
 


Other Activities

No Optional Activities available on this tour

Itinerary

Day 1: Kigali, Rwanda

You are welcome to arrive at any time. Transfers are included.

Spend some time exploring the city if you arrive early. It’s a pleasant, friendly place to be. Aside from the city limits, Kigali has some interesting and historical sites. We recommend booking a pre-night if you want more time to explore.

Accommodation: Hotel des Mille Collines (or similar)

Day 2 : Kigali – Volcanos National Park, Rwanda

Experience the Kigali Genocide Memorial and learn about this somber chapter of Rwanda’s history. Enjoy a local lunch at the Nyamirambo Women’s Centre before taking a walk in the vibrant Nyamirambo neighbourhood. Upon arrival at Volcanoes National Park in the afternoon, we will settle into our lodge offering stunning views of the peaks.

Volcanoes National Park is bordered by Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda. Among the eight volcanoes in the Virunga Mountains, five are found here. Forest and bamboo cover the park’s volcanoes and highlands (a favourite snack of gorillas). Mountain gorillas are the most famous residents here, but buffaloes, bushbucks, golden monkeys, hyenas, numerous bird species, and elephants live here as well.

Accommodation: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
Included Highlight: Kigali Genocide Memorial Visit; Nyamirambo Women’s Centre, Local Lunch
Route: Kigali – Volcanoes National Park
Distance: 130 km (3h)

Day 3 : Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

With a park ranger, trek through lush, jungle-covered hills in search of a unique and endangered species — the golden monkey. Explore this playful, curious creature’s natural habitat, followed by a visit to Dian Fossey’s Karisoke Research Center founded by National Geographic Grantee Ellen Degeneres. Enjoy immersive activities, such as a 360-degree theatre and replica of Dian Fossey’s original cabin, before meeting with some of the organization’s gorilla experts. You’ll have the chance to ask them questions about their experiences working for the world’s largest gorilla conservation organization.

Please note: Proper hiking attire must be worn.

Accommodation: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Golden Monkey Trek; Mountain Gorilla Conservation Sundowner Experience

Day 4 :Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

Join a park ranger on an unforgettable trek through the jungle to search for mountain gorillas. Depending on where the gorillas are located, these treks can vary in length and difficulty. We’ll return to our lodge for lunch, then visit a local village to see how rural life is lived.

There are approximately 800 mountain gorillas in the wild today. Rwanda, DRC, and Uganda are home to these animals. In DRC and Rwanda, gorillas live in similar ecosystems/areas. Those gorilla species are known as highland gorillas.

Gorilla family visits in Rwanda are conducted once a day, with a maximum of eight trekkers per group, and the duration of a visit is limited to one (1) hour with the gorilla family. The time spent with them is limited due to conservation considerations and to minimize impact on the day-to-day life of the gorilla family you are visiting. You never know how long your trek will be, so it’s important to be well prepared. Depending on the location of the gorillas, which are constantly moving, the duration of a trek can vary between 4 and 9 hours. Apart from the occasional buffalo or elephant trail, you will mainly walk where there are no paths.

You are not allowed to touch the gorillas (although they may touch you in some cases). Loud noises and sudden movements are also prohibited. In general, you should keep a distance of 7m from the gorillas, but they are unaware of this and may get very close to you; if this happens, slowly move away. Follow the instructions of the trackers and rangers at all times.

There is an approximate charge for porters of $10USD per person. In addition to carrying your day pack, the porters can provide you with a welcome hand over difficult spots. Even the fittest of people can be affected by some tracks’ mud and elevation if they don’t hire a porter. In addition, it provides employment and supports the local economy.

Accommodation: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Gorilla Trekking; Iby’iwacu Village Visit
Route: Volcanoes National Park – Kigali

Day 5: Volcanoes National Park/Akagera National Park, Rwanda

After lunch, head east to the Akagera National Park. This part of Rwanda was once devastated by armed conflict, and many years of neglect and misuse followed. Wildlife returned to park savannas, forested hills, and wetlands due to dedicated work by the local communities. Here you can get a behind-the-scenes look at this fascinating conservation success story. Afterwards, stay at our comfortable lodge overlooking beautiful Lake Ihema.

There are zebras, giraffes, elephants, zebras, giraffes, and hundreds of bird species in Akagera National Park. There are highlands, savannah plains, swamps, wetlands and lakes within the park, which runs along the Tanzanian border.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Route:  Volcanoes National Park – Parc National de l’ Akagera
Distance: 240 km

Day 6: Akagera National Park, Rwanda

Safari drives in the early morning offer the chance to see lions, buffalo, hyenas, and antelopes grazing freely. Take a dip in the pool or relax at the lodge after lunch. Take a boat ride along Lake Ihema in the afternoon to search for hippos and crocodiles. Observe elephants and buffalo gathered at the lakeshore for water, as well as other wildlife. The area is home to many birds, including herons, shoebill storks, fish eagles, and kingfishers.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Akagera NP Morning Safari Drive;Wildlife Cruise on Lake Ihema

Day 7: Akagera National park- Kigali, Rwanda

In the early hours of the morning, when animals are most active, we will head out for our final safari drive. Giraffes, gazelles, impalas, baboons, Butchel’s zebras, leopards, and lions can be seen here. In the afternoon, we will travel overland back to Kigali through the northern edge of the park.

Accommodation: Hotel des Mille Collines (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast
Included Highlight: Akagera NP Morning Safari Drive
Route: Parc National de l’ Akagera – Kigali
Distance: 110 km

Day 8: Kigali, Rwanda

Your tour comes to an end today.

Meals: Breakfast

Onward Travel Plans

Due to circumstances beyond our control while on tour (such as border crossings, traffic, breakdowns and delays, etc), the end time on the last day cannot be guaranteed. Therefore we strongly recommend you stay the night and fly out the next day. Please consult with your booking consultant.

FROM

R111,299

Price Disclaimer: Tour is Priced ZAR 111299 - ZAR 133599 (Price Fluctuates base on the seats available. confirm with your consultant). Currency fluctuations may occur

Currency estimated. Base currency is South African Rand (ZAR)

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