9 Days Rwanda Ultimate Safari

On this trip, you will experience the beauty of Rwanda – the “land of a thousand Hills” with its different landscapes and backdrops against the winding roads. Explore the reconciliation village outside Kigali. After this, proceed to Nyungwe forest where you will engage in different experiences giving you an intimate time in the forest; chimp trekking, colobus monkey trekking and canopy walk. The tour will proceed to Volcanoes national park for gorilla trekking and golden monkey trekking with a visit to the gorilla guardians village for community experience.

Safari Highlights

  • Reconciliation village
  • Chimpanzee tracking
  • Colobus monkey trekking
  • Canopy Walk in Nyungwe Forest
  • Gorilla tracking in Volcanoes
  • Golden monkey trekking
  • Community experiences

Day 1: Arrival to Kigali

Welcome to Rwanda the land of “a thousand hills.” Our guide/ representative staff will be at the airport to pick you.

Journey time – 30 minutes
Upmarket – Kigali Marriott Hotel
Midrange – Heaven Boutique Hotel

Day 2: Reconciliation Village tour & Kigali City Tour

You will start the morning with a tour of the genocide reconciliation village outside of Kigali city and hear the stories of genocide survivors as they live alongside the perpetrators. If any time is lest after this experience, visit the Kigali genocide memorial,  Kandt museum and shop for art and crafts.

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Day 3: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest – the home of chimpanzees

This morning we depart for Nyungwe forest national park via Kigali. We shall stopover in Huye for lunch and a visit to the national museum to learn more about the history and traditions of the Rwanda people. We arrive in Nyungwe forest later in the evening.

Journey time – 5 hours

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Upmarket – One & Only Nyungwe House
Midrange – Nyungwe Topview Hotel

Day 4: Chimpanzee tracking and Canopy walk in Nyungwe forest

After an early breakfast, we leave for Chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe forest. The forest is rich in botanical diversity and home to 13 species of primates including Chimpanzees, L’Hoest monkeys, and Columbus monkeys with 300 bird species. Your tour guide will transfer you to the briefing area where you will meet your ranger guide and receive briefing before you start your trek.

Return to lodge after the chimp trek or you can choose to do the Canopy walk immediately so that you rest once. The canopy walk allows you beautiful views of the forest from above as you admire nature.

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Day 5: Colobus monkey trekking

This morning again we leave for the briefing point at the Nyungwe forest. After briefing, the ranger guide will lead you into the forest for the Colobus monkey trekking. One of the habituated troops has more than 200 individuals so you can look forward to experiencing playful interactions of the monkeys as they groom, feed and play for each other. You are allowed 1 hour in their presence before you start the trek back.

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Day 6: Transfer to Volcanoes national park

We leave for Volcanoes national park after breakfast. Enjoy the different sights and winding roads in the land of a thousand hills. You will have opportunities to have different stopovers for pictures and stretching depending on your needs.

Journey time – 5 hours

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Upmarket – Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge
Midrange – Le Bamboo Gorilla Lodge

Day 7: Gorilla trekking

Meet the mountain gorillas in the dense jungles of the Virunga ranges. The trek to the gorillas starts with a briefing at the park headquarters in Kinigi where you are assigned a ranger and gorilla family to trek. After briefing, your ranger guide leads you to the starting point of the trek. You might need to drive to the starting point of the trek depending on location of gorilla group you are trekking. The trek through the habitat of these enormous animals is a fulfilling unforgettable experience that many people look to undertake. The trek can last from a few minutes to several hours depending on where the gorillas nested the previous night.

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Day 8: Golden Monkey Trekking

Just like yesterday, your driver guide will transfer you to the park headquarters for briefing before you can start your trek. Golden monkeys are generally more active than gorillas and will require you to move as you follow them foraging for food. Once you locate them, you are only allowed to stay with them for 1 hour after which you start the trek back.

Use the afternoon to visit the gorilla guardians village where you will learn more about the Rwandan culture. Become a King or Queen for a day, get involved in knitting, learn how to use a bow and arrow.

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Day 9: Transfer to Kigali

Today is your last day on this Kagera Safaris – Rwanda wildlife safari. Start your day with breakfast and transfer to the airport.

Journey time – 2.5 hours

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Included in the Price

Ground transport per 4WD
Reconciliation Village
Ethnographic Museum
Chimpanzee trekking permit
Colobus monkey
Canopy walk
Gorilla trekking permit
Golden monkey trekking
Gorilla Guardian’s Village
Bottled water in safari vehicle
Full board accommodation as mentioned in itinerary
Service of an English-speaking driver guide
All mentioned activities except for the optional ones


Extras at the accommodation i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
Tips to porters and driver/ guide

Availability of accommodation, permits, and activities not guaranteed until confirmation.

Terms and Conditions – https://www.kagerasafaris.com/terms-and-conditions/

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