7 Days Akagera, Volcanoes & Nyungwe

7 Days Akagera, Volcanoes & Nyungwe

7 Days Akagera, Volcanoes & Nyungwe Tour: These 7-days Rwanda Tour visits three national parks and includes a dramatic gorilla encounter in Volcanoes National Park, game drives in Akagera National Park, and chimp tracking in Nyungwe Forest. A canopy and wildlife walk in Nyungwe Forest National Park, as well as golden monkey tracking in Volcanoes National Park, is included in this tour package. These 7 days Akagera, Volcanoes and Nyungwe Tour will start and end in Kigali city.

Highlights for 7 Days Akagera, Volcanoes & Nyungwe.

Day 1: Arrive in Kigali.

Day 2: Transfer to Akagera national park and Ihema Boat Cruise.

Day 3: Early morning game drive and transfer to volcanoes national park.

Day 4: Gorilla Trekking Rwanda.

Day 5: Transfer to Nyungwe.

Day 6: Chimpanzee tracking and Canopy Walk.

Day 7: Return to Kigali & Departure 

Detailed Itinerary for 7 Days Akagera, Volcanoes & Nyungwe.

Day 1: Arrive in Kigali.

Following your arrival, you will be welcomes by our company representative together with the guide and transfer you to your hotel in Kigali OR, depending on your time of arrival, enjoy a brief tour of Kigali city including Kimironko market and the Genocide memorials and transfer to the hotel for dinner and overnight at Step Town Motel/ Kigali Serena Hotel.

Day 2: Transfer to Akagera national park and Ihema Boat Cruise.

Have breakfast and transfer to Akagera national park where you will arrive in time for lunch at the lodge and later embark on the afternoon boat cruise on Lake Ihema where you will see game like hippopotamuses, Crocodiles and many bird species that live around the lake and the surrounding swamps. Dinner and overnight Akagera Game Lodge/ Ruzizi Tented Camp.

Day 3: Early morning game drive and transfer to volcanoes national park.

Rise up early and go for a game drive with great anticipation of seeing the different animals which rise early to graze and predators looking for their early morning kill. After the game drive, return to the lodge to freshen up and embark on your journey to Volcanoes national park with lunch en-route, arriving Ruhengeri in the evening. Dinner and overnight stay at 5 Volcanoes Boutique Hotel/ Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge/ Muhabura hotel.

Day 4: Gorilla Trekking Rwanda.

Wakeup to an early morning breakfast and report to the park headquarters for briefing and allocation of Gorilla trekking groups. Later head into the cold and misty forested slopes of Virunga national park on your Gorilla trekking journey. The trek can be anywhere between 2 to 6 hours depending on the movement of the Gorillas and upon finding them, you will be allowed 1 hour to see and take photos after which you exit the forest.

7 Days Akagera, Volcanoes & Nyungwe
Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park

Meet your driver / guide and transfer back to the lodge. If you feel strong, you may opt for a village walk. Dinner and overnight stay at 5 Volcanoes Boutique Hotel/ Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge/ Muhabura Hotel as above.

Day 5: Transfer to Nyungwe.
Breakfast will be served early and you will transfer to Nyungwe forest national park with lunch en-route. Dinner and overnight stay at Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel/ Gisakura Visitor Centre

Day 6: Chimpanzee tracking and Canopy Walk.

Enjoy breakfast and go for briefing before entering the forest, searching for the active and playful fellows in Nyungwe forest. The Chimpanzees are the easy to spot, as they jump from one tree to another, chattering and laughing. Chimp tracking usually takes about 3 hours. You will then return to your accommodation for lunch. After lunch, you will go on a walking trail that will take you to the Canopy Walk, a swing bridge 50 meters in length that is suspended from large trees. You will be able to see the amazing rainforest with a bird’s eye view, spotting wildlife moving about below you. Before night fall, you will return to the hotel for dinner and overnight at Nyungwe Top Hill View Hotel/ Gisakura Visitor Centre as above

7 Days Akagera, Volcanoes & Nyungwe
Canopy Walks in Nyungwe Forest National Park

Day 7: Return to Kigali & Departure

Enjoy breakfast at leisure and transfer back to Kigali. If the city tour wasn’t possible on the day of arrival, you will have a brief city tour and transfer to the airport for your onward flight. End of Tour.

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