12 Days Rwanda National parks Tour

The 12 days Rwanda at a Glance offers you the best opportunity to Visit the country’s key tourist attractions such as PNV for Gorilla tracking, Lake Kivu, Akagera Wildlife Park, Nyungwe Forest National Park and Kigali City.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1, Arrival in Kigali
All international flights in Rwanda arrive at the Kanombe or Kigali Airport. Therefore upon your arrival, you will be welcomed and greeted by our company representative who will brief you shortly about your Safari in Rwanda and later transfer you to your assigned accommodation facility for dinner and Overnight stay. Step Town Motel/Hotel Chezlando/Kigali Serena/Golf Hills Residence/ Milles Collines (BB)

Day 2, Travel to PNV
You will be picked up from your Hotel in Kigali city and be transferred to Volcanoes National Park as you prepare for your next days Gorilla adventure with in the forest. The park is a home to more than 360 Mountain Gorillas which are some of the remaining ones in the whole world. Dinner and overnight stay at Gorilla Nest Lodge or Mountains Gorilla View Lodge or Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge or Kinigi Guest House

Day 3, Mountain Gorilla Trek in PNV
After breakfast, make sure by 8:00am you are at the Park headquarters for a short briefing and Gorilla Group distribution. After this you will set out in the forest to search for these rare Mountain Gorillas. In Africa, they are only found in Rwanda and in Bwindi Uganda. You will have with you your packed water since it the trekking can be rough some times especially when it’s a dry season and when the Gorillas have moved a long distance. Unlike in Uganda, Gorilla tracking in Rwanda can take between 2-7 hours depending on the Gorilla Movement. You are only allowed to stay with the Gorillas for one hour which will be enough for you to take Pictures, Video coverage and enjoy your selves. After the one hour, you will return back to your lodge for refreshments and Lunch. In the evening you can visit the twin Lakes or take a short self guided walk around Kinigi (Ruhengeri). Dinner and overnight stay at Gorilla Nest Lodge or Mountains Gorilla View Lodge or Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge or Kinigi Guest House (FB)

Day 4, Golden monkeys trekking and transfer to Lake Kivu
After breakfast, you will return to the Forest to track the rare Golden Monkeys. Look out also for other primate species like the Monkeys, bird species and so on. After the trek, you will transfer to Lake Kivu which is the country’s biggest fresh water in western parts of Rwanda. Upon arriving, you will have refreshments and lunch after which you will undertake a 2-4 hours launch cruise along the Lake to the growing island which is more interesting. The cruise will provide you with a spectacular view of the Kibuye and Gisenyi towns and also the Nyiragongo Volcano in Congo which erupted recently in 2002. Return for dinner and overnight stay at Kivu Sun Hotel /Kivu Serena Hotel (FB)

Day 5, Transfer to Butare
After breakfast, you will transfer to Butare town. En route you will visit the old King’s Palace in Nyanza. Have lunch and later connect to Butare. Visit the National Museum. Dinner and Overnight stay at Hotel Credo (FB)

Day 6, Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park for Colobus Monkeys trekking (2hrs)
Early morning after breakfast you will drive to Nyungwe Forest National Park via Gikongoro. Upon arrival, have lunch and later set out for the Colobus Monkey tracking activity. With in the forest, you will track the rare black and white colobus Monkeys. You will also encounter other monkeys species like the Varvet monkeys, Blue Monkeys and so on. Dinner and overnight at Gisakura Guest House /Nyungwe Forest Lodge/Nyungwe Hotel (FB)

Day 7, Chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe Forest National Park
After breakfast, you will set out early morning for the Chimpanzee tracking activity with in the forest to search for the man’s closest friends. You will be accompanied by Forest Ranger guides who will show you different forest trail. The activity takes around 3-5 hours. Return to the lodge for lunch and in the afternoon, you will take a guided nature walk with in the forest. This will enable all those bird loving tourists to spot different bird species with in the forest. You should look out for birds like the black and white casqued hornbill and the Rwenzori Turacco. Dinner and overnight stay at Gisakura Guest House /Nyungwe Forest Lodge/Nyungwe Hotel (FB)

Day 8, Transfer back to Kigali.
After breakfast, you will take a short forest walk and later drive back to Kigali. En route, you will make a stop over at the Botanical Gardens with in Butare. Dinner and overnight stay at Step Town Motel/Hotel Chezlando/Kigali Serena/Golf Hills Residence/ Milles Collines (BB)

Day 9, Transfer to Akagera National Park
After a fully served breakfast, you will be transferred to Akagera National Park which is the only wildlife Park in Rwanda and the smallest among the 3 of them. You will arrive at the park in time for lunch which you will have at Akagera Game Lodge. Later in the evening you will go for the evening game drive to search for wildlife animals like Elephants, Antelopes, Giraffes, Impalas, Zebras, Topis, Baboons, Bush Babies, Leopards, Buffaloes, Gazelles and so on. Return to Akagera Game Lodge for dinner and overnight stay. (FB)

Day 10, Game drive and boat ride on Lake Ihema
You will take a hot Cup of tea early in the morning and after you will set out for the morning game drive to search for the early risers and also all the animals that you missed out on the previous game drive on day 1. You will encounter other animals like Masai Giraffes, Antelopes, African Elephants, Buffaloes, Zebra, Leopards and so on. After, this you will retire to the Lodge for refreshments and lunch. In the evening embark on the boat cruise which is carried out on Lake Ihema and this will give you sights of Crocodiles, Hippos and water loving birds like the rare shoebill stork, Fish Eagle, Kingfisher and so on. Return to Akagera Game Lodge for dinner and overnight stay. (FB)

Day 11, Transfer to Kigali
After breakfast, you will be transferred back to Kigali. Upon reaching the country’s capital, you will go for the short Kigali City tour and visit the Genocide memorial sites, Cultural sites, craft centers and shops and local markets. Dinner and overnight stay at Step Town Motel/Hotel Chezlando

Day 12, Departure;
Depending on the time of your flight, you will be transferred to the Airport for your flight back home.