The 8 Days Rwanda Gorilla Tour holiday takes you to the Akagera National Park and you will experience the African big five like lions, elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, water and bushbucks, leopards among others and in then take the afternoon and a sundowner boat cruise along the shores of Lake Ihema. After this African wildlife experience visit the Lake Kivu for a boat cruise. This offers an unforgettable view of the Mount Nyiragongo in the Virunga mountains. Then you have the amazing face to face encounter with the mountain gorillas in the mist (Volcanoes National Park Rwanda) and you trek 2 times but visiting 2 different gorilla families!
Detailed Itinerary for 8 Days Rwanda Gorilla Tour
Day 1: Arrival in Kigali
Upon arrival at the Kigali International Airport, meet our driver/guide who will welcome you to the land of thousand hills and after transfer you to the Radisson Blue Hotel/Kigali Serena Hotel/Mille Collines Hotel, with time take the Kigali city tour visiting the genocide memorials and some local and crafts markets and you can get your interesting African souvenirs’ and then return to the hotel for your overnight stay.
Day 2: Kigali- Akagera National Park
After an early morning breakfast, embark the safari vehicle and transfer to Akagera National Park with en-route to the local markets and then upon arrival at the park take en-route game drive spotting the African wildlife species like elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, bush and water bucks, warthogs among others. Lunch, after the afternoon boat cruise at the shores of the Lake Ihema and you will spot some other animals like the amphibians (Crocodiles and Hippos) at the banks of the Lake. Return to the lodge and relax as you wait for your dinner and overnight stay at Luxury Ruzizi Safari Tented Camp.
Day 3: Game drive and Boat cruise
Early morning breakfast and after go for the game drive looking for more wildlife species that were missed on the first game drive, this experienced drive takes 3-4 hours looking for the animals and thereafter return to the lodge for refreshment and then lunch. Today take the sun downer boat cruise at the shores of Lake Ihema and take the unforgettable sun downer images. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 4: Akagera National Park to Volcanoes National Park
After breakfast, embark the safari jeep and transfer to Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda via Kigali with your en-route hot lunch. Then relax at your lodge of overnight stay as you wait for your dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/Lebambou Gorilla Safari Lodge/Laplame Hotel or Muhabura Guest House
Day 5: Gorilla Trekking.
Have early breakfast and after transfer to the Volcanoes National Park and upon arrival transfer to the briefing from the senior park ranger you will commence your memorable gorilla trekking which normally takes 2 to 6 hours in the jungle. You will be allowed to stay in the presence of the gorillas for a maximum of 1 full hour taking your unforgettable photos and images.
Day 6: Second day gorilla trekking
Breakfast and after go for the briefing again about the memorable gorilla trekking which normally takes half day in the jungle. You will be allowed to stay in the presence of the gorillas for a maximum of 1 full hour taking unforgettable images and videos. Later return to your Hotel for Relaxation. In the evening, you will go for cultural tour to the Iby’iwacu where you will learn more about the Banyarwanda community and their tradition. Be entertained in their traditional dances.
Day 7: Volcanoes National Park – Gisenyi
Early morning breakfast and thereafter embark our safari vehicle and drive to Lake Kivu and relax at the shores of the Lake, enjoy some outdoor activities like boat cruise along the shores of the Lake, lunch and overnight stay at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel.
Day 8: Departure
Breakfast, after embark the safari jeep and drive back Kigali with en-route hot lunch, after transfer to the airport for your return flight back home. End of services