8 Day Rwanda Gorilla & Cultural Tour

The 8 days Rwanda gorilla & cultural tour takes you the Rwanda tourism sites and the cultural sites, first visit Nyungwe area visiting the historical places like the King Nyanza, visit the Butare cultural museum, Lake Kivu, the Karisoke Gorilla research centre. Other activities to encounter include the Rwanda gorilla trekking, Rwanda gorilla safaris, Rwanda gorilla tours, Rwanda gorilla adventure!

Day 1: Nyungwe Tour

After breakfast transfer to Nyungwe Forest with stop-over at local markets along the way. Visit the traditional palace of Rwanda’s Former King in Nyanza. Drive past green fields of tea scattered across the hillsides and the small wooden houses characteristic of the surrounding forest. Dinner and overnight Nyungwe Forest Lodge/Nyungwe Top Hill Lodge/Gisakura Guest House. Meal plan: F/B

Day2: Visit Butare Cultural Museum

After breakfast tour the Botanical Gardens and a cultural museum in Butare. Then transfer to the hot springs in Bugarama. Dinner and overnight Rest House, meal plan: F/B

Day 3: Lake Kivu Tour

After breakfast undertake a primates tracking tour in the Nyungwe Forest in search of immense troops of Angolan Colobus and the Golden monkeys, and the chimpanzees. In the afternoon after your lunch, drive to Gisenyi. Enjoy swimming in the bilharzia-free fresh water of Lake Kivu. The background of the lake is beautified by Nyiragongo Volcano which recently erupted in 2002. Dinner and overnight at Hotel Izuba-Meridien, meal plan: F/B

Day4: Lake Kivu-Ruhengeri

Early in the morning transfer northwards to Ruhengeri. In the afternoon visit the surrounding communities. Visit local Dian Fossey projects. Dinner and overnight Gorilla Nest Lodge/Kinigi Guest House, meal plan: F/B

Day5: Community walk

After breakfast undertake a community walk. A local traditional dance by the Batwa (Pygmies) can be pre-arranged for you upon your request. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Nest Lodge/Kinigi Guest House, meal plan: F/B

Day6: Touring Karisoke Gorilla Research Centre

After breakfast tour Karisoke Gorilla Research Centre started by Dian Fossey, the famous primatologist.  Later in the day transfer back to Kigali. With time have a city tour – visit the Nyabugogo market, the Moslem quarter in Nyamirambo, the Franco-Rwanda cultural center and a genocide memorial Centre. Retire at lodge for dinner and overnight, meal plan: F/B

Day7: Rwanda gorilla Trekking-Golden Monkey Tracking

Have breakfast, after transfer to the volcanoes headquarters for briefing about the endangered mountain gorillas and the volcanoes as well, after enter into the tropical rain forest searching for the mountain gorillas and when you meet with the gorillas take the photos, videos and then have your lunch, after return to the park offices for your gorilla trekking certificate. Then in the evening take the golden monkey tracking and other primates! Return to lodge for dinner and overnight, meal plan: F/B

Day8: Departure

Have your breakfast, after transfer to Kigali airport for your flight departure back home. End of services

The package includes:

Ground transportation

Accommodation and meals as per itinerary

Visit cultural sites

Visit the palace

Visit the Lake Kivu

Gorilla permits

Golden monkey tracking

Visit Karisoke Gorilla Research centre

Community walk

English speaking guide

En-route luncheon

Mineral water on board

Exclusions:

The expenses of personal nature like: Air fare, Visa, Luxury drinks, laundry, tips to local guides, telephone calls, and porter fee while trekking, personal insurance, personal shopping bills.

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