7 days Best of Rwanda Safari Tour : It will take you to the Kigali Genocide Memorial, embark on a gorilla trek in the volcanoes, search for golden monkeys, witness animals, and follow chimpanzees.
Day 1: Arrival in Kigali Rwanda
The tour guide from Discover Africa Safaris Tours will pick you up from Kigali’s Kanombe Airport and take you to your hotel, where you can eat and sleep. At Hotel Gorillas (FB), have dinner and then retire.
Day 2: Kigali City tour
After breakfast, take a city tour and stop by the Kigali Memorial Genocide Centre, which has exhibitions and film displays that detail the history of the genocide in Rwanda. You can also browse through images, read some written reports, browse through some artifacts, and listen to personal testimonials. The exhibit features a part titled “Wasted Lives” that discusses the holocausts and genocides that occurred in Cambodia, Bosnia, Armenia, and Southwestern Africa. Drive to Volcanoes National Park to do gorilla trekking after lunch.
Dine and slumber at budget Kinigi Guest House, Moderate La palme or Luxury Mountain gorilla view Lodge . You may even upgrade to Super luxury Sabinyo Silverback lodge (FB)
Day 3: Gorilla Trekking
On the 3rd day of your 7 days Best of Rwanda Safari Tour, Typically, gorilla trekking is the high point of every safari in Africa. The ideal place in Africa to trek these rare but intriguing mountain gorillas (the Gorilla beringei beringei) is Parc national des Volcans. This park is situated on Rwanda’s border with Uganda and the DR Congo. Seven volcanoes make up this mountain range, with the Karisimbi rising to a height of more than 4500 meters.
Some of the last remaining mountain gorillas live on the slopes covered in bamboo and rainforest foliage. These gorillas were first thoroughly examined by George Schaller and, not so long ago, by Dian Fossey, who conducted her research there for 13 years before she inexplicably passed away at Bisoke.
You can read her book Gorillas in the Mist to learn more about her tireless efforts to stop gorilla poaching; perhaps there wouldn’t be any gorillas in Rwanda now. Parc National des Volcans is home to 4 habituated gorilla families, including the Susa Group, which has 35 members. Other gorilla families include the Sabinyo, which has 13 members, the Amahura, which has 16, and Group 13, which has only 6.
Finding them is not difficult, and each gorilla family can only be visited by a maximum of eight persons per day, requiring 32 permits each day. After tracking an ape, get back to your accommodation and unwind. Visit Kinigi Guest House, La Palme, or Mt. Gorilla View Lodge for meals and accommodations (FB)
Day 4: Golden Monkey Trekking
Drive to Gisenyi after breakfast to do golden monkey trekking. After lunch, take a stroll through the neighborhood to meet the locals, some of whom might even perform traditional dances for you. You could decide to watch the villagers make beer from yellow bananas. Visit Serena Hotel or Paradise Malahide Hotel for meals and lodging (FB)
Day 5: Transfer to Lake Kivu for another Adventure
On the 5th day of your 7 days Best of Rwanda Safari Tour, Drive to Lake Kivu after breakfast for a boat excursion around the Virgin Islands, such as Napoleon’s Hat Island, where you may climb to the top of the hat to see thousands of Angola bats flying over the clear skies. Continue to Butare after lunch to tour the national university, the Institute of Scientific Research, and the national museum, which is Rwanda’s intellectual hub. Visit Hotel Faucon (FB) to eat and stay.
Day 6: Nyungwe Forest- Night at Gisakura Lodge
One of the most carefully protected montane rainforests in all of Africa is Nyungwe Forest. It covers an area of 970 sq km and offers beautiful views of the surrounding forest, Lake Kivu, and the far-off volcanoes of the Parc National des Virunga.
The main draw here is taking a guided tour to search for big groups of chimpanzees or black and white Angolan Colobus monkeys, which can number up to 400 individuals per tribe. There are about 270 different species of trees, more than 70 different kinds of mammals, 275 different kinds of birds, a plethora of orchids, and a variety of butterflies. Gisakura Lodge offers dining and lodging.
Day 7: Chimpanzee Trekking Safari in Nyungwe
On the 7th day of your 7 days Best of Rwanda Safari Tour, Chimpanzee trekking can be done in the Nyungwe forest after breakfast. Huge chimpanzee populations can only be compared to those seen in Uganda’s Kibale area national park in this area. This forest’s primate tourism is unparalleled in Africa thanks to the L’Hoest’s and white Angolan Colobus monkeys. Drive to Nyanza, the historical residence of Rwanda’s former monarchs, after lunch.
Visit this palace and take in some of the elders’ traditional storytelling. The Intore dancers, who gained notoriety at the 1958 international cultural exhibition held in Brussels, are currently considered to be among the greatest Rwanda legends.
This warrior’s dance is a masterpiece of the nation’s choreographic legacy. If you want it, a cultural dance of this kind will be organized, replete with bells worn in the ankles, an angelic choir, and a lion mane made of sisal fiber. eat and rest at Hotel Ibis
Day 8: Return to Kigali
Drive to Kigali after breakfast, then be taken to the airport for your flight out.
End of 7 days Best of Rwanda Safari Tour