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7 Days Rwanda Gorilla Tracking and Wildlife Safari

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7 Days Rwanda Gorilla Tracking and Wildlife Safari

The 7 days Rwanda gorilla safari allows you to explore best destinations of Rwanda in details. You will reach to the historical places, join on cultural activities, view wildlife and you will enjoy Rwanda as a country. The safari will take you to volcanoes national park, Dian Fossey, Nyungwe national park and Genocide memorial where the bodies of over 1500 people were buried. Activities include; Mountain Gorilla tracking, Dian Fossey Hike golden monkey tracking, Chimpanzee tracking, Visit Genocide Memorial Centre, Kigali city tour.

Day 1 of your safari, on your arrival in Kigali, you will transfer to volcanoes national park for gorilla trekking, Iby’lwacu community golden monkey tracking and dian fossey tour.You will then drive to Nyungwe national park foe chimpanzee trekking. Visit the Genocide memorial and finally on last day of your safari, you will opt to have Kigali city tour, visit local markets and then later connect to your flight home

Tour Highlights

Day 1: Arrival in Kigali, Rwanda – Transfer to Volcanoes National Park IBY ‘lwacu Community Encounter

Day 2: Gorilla trekking.

Day 3: Dian Fossey tour and Golden monkey tracking

Day 4: Transfer to Nyungwe national park.

Day 5: chimpanzee trekking.

Day 6: Visit Genocide Memorial

Day 7: City tour and transfer to the airport

Day 1: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park

Our company driver will pick you up from the hotel or Kigali international airport, he will brief you and then transfer you to volcanoes national park. On the way, you will view beautiful rolling hills and green vegetation. Upon arrival, you will check in with the lodge where you will have meals overnight.         On your arrival in the evening, you will encounter the lby’lwacu community

Destination; Volcanoes National Park

All meals

Drinking water and fruits throughout

Overnight stay at your lodge near the park

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking

Wake up early in the morning, take breakfast and report to park’s headquarters for briefing on the dos and don’ts of gorilla trekking by the game rangers. You will be allocating trekking group of 8 people and you will enter the jungle to trek our cousins the mountain gorillas. Time to spend with the gorillas after allocate them is one hours and you will go back to lodge. In the afternoon will have community walk and back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Destination; Volcanoes National Park

Meals; Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Drinking water and fruits throughout

Overnight stay at your lodge near the park

Day 3: Dian Fossey Tour and golden monkey trekking

Wake up early have breakfast and head to the famous Dian Fossey Research Centre and graveyard. Dian Fossey’s research center was started by Dr. Fossey and she spent close to two decades habituating, studying, and conserving the endangered mountain gorillas.

You will also get chance to track the golden monkeys in the volcanoes national park.

Destination; Volcanoes National Park

Meals; Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Drinking water and fruits throughout

Overnight stay at your lodge near the park

Day 4: Transfer to Nyungwe National Park  

 

Take morning breakfast and the driver will transfer you to nyungwe forest national park. Nyungwe forest has a variety of habituates including the montane forest, bamboo, grasslands, swamps, and bogs and the forest is mountainous. Nyungwe forest is the best destination for a golden monkey trekking experience. When you reach, will check in to the lodge, meals, and overnights at the lodge.

Destination; Nyungwe National Park

Meals; Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Drinking water and fruits throughout

Overnight stay at your lodge near the park

 

Day 5: Chimpanzee Trekking 

You will have morning breakfast and then proceed to headquarters for a briefing on chimpanzee tracking. You will enter the jungle to search for chimpanzees and colonies of habituated golden monkeys. You will observe other wildlife in the forest like grey-cheeked mangabeys, blue monkeys, Angolan colobus, and owl-faced monkeys to mention a few. After you will return back to the lodge for meals and overnight at the same lodge on day 4.

Destination; Nyungwe National Park

Meals; Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Drinking water and fruits throughout

Overnight stay at your lodge near the park

Day 6: Visit Genocide Memorial 

Have breakfast and head to Genocide Memorial where you find the remains of the people who were killed. The war killed thousands of the Tutsis and Hutus.

Overnight stay at your hotel

Destination; Nyungwe National Park

Meals; Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Drinking water and fruits throughout

Overnight stay at your lodge near the park

Day 7: City Tour and Transfer to the Airport 

You will have a city tour in Kigali city and lunch after the driver will transfer you to the airport for your flight back home.

End of Tour

Includes & Excludes

Tour includes

Gorilla and chimpanzee trekking permits

All activities on itinerary & park entry fees

Accommodation and meals

Transport in Standard Safari vehicle

Professional Tour Guide

Package Excludes

International Flights

Items of Personal Nature

Tips and Gratuity

 

Tour Details

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Departure & Return Location

John F.K. International Airport (Google Map)

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • Air fares
  • 3 Nights Hotel Accomodation
  • Tour Guide
  • Entrance Fees
  • All transportation in destination location

Price Excludes

  • Guide Service Fee
  • Driver Service Fee
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Room Service Fees

Complementaries

  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen
  • T-Shirt
  • Entrance Fees
What to Expect

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Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Zürich, Switzerland

We’ll meet at 4 p.m. at our hotel in Luzern (Lucerne) for a “Welcome to Switzerland” meeting. Then we’ll take a meandering evening walk through Switzerland’s most charming lakeside town, and get acquainted with one another over dinner together. Sleep in Luzern (2 nights). No bus. Walking: light.

Day 2Zürich–Biel/Bienne–Neuchâtel–Geneva

Enjoy an orientation walk of Zurich’s OLD TOWN, Switzerland’s center of banking and commerce. Then, leave Zurich and start your Swiss adventure. You’ll quickly discover that Switzerland isn’t just home to the Alps, but also to some of the most beautiful lakes. First, stop at the foot of the Jura Mountains in the picturesque town of Biel, known as Bienne by French-speaking Swiss, famous for watch-making, and explore the historical center. Next, enjoy a scenic drive to lakeside Neuchâtel, dominated by the medieval cathedral and castle. Time to stroll along the lake promenade before continuing to stunning Geneva, the second-largest city in Switzerland, with its fantastic lakeside location and breathtaking panoramas of the Alps.

Day 3Enchanting Engelberg

Our morning drive takes us from Swiss lakes to Swiss Army. At the once-secret Swiss army bunker at Fortress Fürigen, we’ll see part of the massive defense system designed to keep Switzerland strong and neutral. Afterward, a short drive into the countryside brings us to the charming Alpine village of Engelberg, our picturesque home for the next two days. We’ll settle into our lodge then head out for an orientation walk. Our stroll through the village will end at the Engelberg Abbey, a Benedictine monastery with its own cheese-making operation. You’ll have free time to wander back before dinner together. Sleep in Engelberg (2 nights). Bus: 1 hr. Walking: light.

Day 4Interlaken Area. Excursion to The Jungfrau Massif

An unforgettable trip to the high Alpine wonderland of ice and snow is the true highlight of a visit to Switzerland. Globus Local Favorite At an amazing 11,332 feet, the JUNGFRAUJOCH is Europe’s highest railway station. Jungfrau’s 13,642-foot summit was first ascended in 1811 and in 1912 the rack railway was opened. There are lots of things to do here: enjoy the ALPINE SENSATION, THE PANORAMA 360° EXPERIENCE, and the ICE PALACE. Also receive your JUNGFRAU PASSPORT as a souvenir to take home with you. The round trip to the “Top of Europe” by MOUNTAIN TRAIN will take most of the day.

Day 5Lake Geneva and Château de Chillon

It’s market day in Lausanne! Enjoy browsing and packing a picnic lunch for our 11 a.m. boat cruise on Lake Geneva. A few miles down-shore we’ll dock at Château de Chillon, where we’ll have a guided tour of this delightfully medieval castle on the water. On our way back we’ll take time to peek into the vineyards surrounding Lutry before returning to Lausanne. Boat: 2 hrs. Bus: 1 hr. Walking: moderate.

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