10 Days Rwanda safari tour/10 days wildlife, gorilla & chimpanzee trekking safari in Rwanda

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10 Days Rwanda safari tour/10 days wildlife, gorilla & chimpanzee trekking safari in Rwanda

Overview of the 10 days Rwanda safari tour/10 days wildlife, gorilla & chimpanzee trekking safari in Rwanda

Wholly in Rwanda, this 10 days Rwanda safari tours is a 10 days wildlife, gorilla & chimpanzee trekking safari in Rwanda to the best safari parks. Spending 10 days in the land of a thousand hills you have great wildlife interactions on game drives at Akagera National Park, chimpanzee trekking and canopy walk at Nyungwe Forest National Park and gorilla and golden monkey trekking at Volcanoes National Park.

Using a 4×4 safari vehicle, your Rwanda safari guide will be at Kigali international airport to pick you up for a transfer to your lodging facility in Kigali. Next morning you take a Kigali city tour then continue to Akagera National Park where you undertake a game drive and boat cruise the next day. From Akagera National Park you continue with the drive to Nyungwe Forest National park with a stop at the National Museum in Butare then after undertake chimpanzee trekking the next day at the park. From Nyungwe forest national park, you are driven to Kibuye then continue to Volcanoes national park for gorilla, golden monkey trekking and a visit to Dian Fossey conservation center. The tour ends with a transfer to Kigali international airport for a departure flight.

Highlights of the 10 days Rwanda safari tour/10 days wildlife, gorilla & chimpanzee trekking safari in Rwanda

Day 1: Upon arrival at Kigali international airport, you meet your driver guide for a transfer to a lodging facility in Kigali where you spend the night.

Day 2: In the morning after breakfast, you go for a Kigali city tour then after continue for a drive to Akagera National Park arriving in the evening.

Day 3: You go for a morning game drive in Akagera for the big five wildlife encounter then after undertake an evening boat cruise on Lake Ihema.

Day 4: From Akagera National Park, you are transferred to Nyungwe Forest National Park with a stop at the National museum at Butare.

Day 5: In the morning, you go for chimpanzee trekking at Nyungwe forest national park.

Day 6: After breakfast, you go for canopy walk at Nyungwe forest national park then transfer to Kibuye at the shores of Lake Kivu.

Day 7: From here, you continue with the drive to Volcanoes National Park which is the base for Rwanda gorilla safaris.

Day 8: This morning you go for the mountain gorilla trekking experience lasting about 2-6hours in Volcanoes National Park.

Day 9:  You go for golden monkey trekking and visit the Dian Fossey Conservation center.

Day 10: From Volcanoes National Park, you are driven to Kigali international airport for your way forward flight.

Day by day itinerary of the 10 days Rwanda safari tour/10 days wildlife, gorilla & chimpanzee trekking safari in Rwanda

Day 1 of the 10 days Rwanda safari tour/10 days wildlife, gorilla & chimpanzee trekking safari in Rwanda

You arrive for your Rwanda safari at the country’s national airport known as Kigali international airport where you meet your driver guide for a transfer to Kigali town where you spend the night. On arrival, you check in, have a meal and spend the night at the booked lodging facility.

Day 2 of the 10 days Rwanda safari tour/10 days wildlife, gorilla & chimpanzee trekking safari in Rwanda

10 days Rwanda safari tourAfter having morning breakfast, your driver guide will be there to pick you up for a transfer to Kigali town for a short city tour. You will visit the Gisozi genocide memorial center, markets and many places around then after have lunch. From Kigali after the tour, you take a scenic drive to Akagera National park arriving in the evening and spending the night at an accommodation in Akagera National Park.

 

Day 3 of the 10 days Rwanda safari tour/10 days wildlife, gorilla & chimpanzee trekking safari in Rwanda

10 days Rwanda safari tourEarly this morning, you are driven by your driver guide to Akagera park for a wild game drive that brings you up close to the wild animals. Meeting the early risers, you have chance to sight antelopes, giraffes, Elephants, Buffalos, bush bucks among many others. After about 2-4 hours on the drive, you go for lunch then after take an afternoon boat cruise on Lake Ihema, where you are rewarded with sight of wildlife like the hippos, crocodiles alongside numerous bird species. After the boat cruise, you are driven back to your lodging facility where you spend the night.

 

 

Day 4 of the 10 days Rwanda safari tour/10 days wildlife, gorilla & chimpanzee trekking safari in Rwanda

You have a hefty breakfast then after be driven to Nyungwe National Park on an amazing journey with stops along the way. You have a stop at Butare museum and nyanza museum as you learn more on the culture and traditions of the people of Rwanda. From here you continue with the drive to Nyungwe forest national park arriving in the evening for check in, dinner and an over night stay at a booked accommodation facility close to the park.

Day 5 of the 10 days Rwanda safari tour/10 days wildlife, gorilla & chimpanzee trekking safari in Rwanda

10 days Rwanda safari tourAs you continue with your Rwanda wildlife safari, this morning, you go to Nyungwe forest for chimpanzee trekking. Starting at 8:00am, you spend about 2-4hours trekking the chimpanzees then after return to the park headquarters. In the forest you also come along several bird species (about 300), several flora species and numerous butterflies. From here your driver guide transfers you back to your lodging facility where you, refresh, have lunch and relax for the rest of the evening.

 

 

Day 6 of the 10 days Rwanda safari tour/10 days wildlife, gorilla & chimpanzee trekking safari in Rwanda

This morning you will be driven for about 30 minutes to Nyungwe forest’s Uwinka tourist reception center for the start of the canopy walk. This 2-hour memorable walk takes you on a tour walking 50m above the ground for 200meters which is a breathtaking experience you cannot compare to any other canopy experience or 2 hours experience. After the walk above the tree tops on a suspended bridge, you return for lunch and check out of your lodging facility for a drive to Kibuye on the shores of Lake Kivu. Here you relax at the shores of this pristine lake (the largest in Rwanda) and then spend the night at a close accommodation.

Day 7 of the 10 days Rwanda safari tour/10 days wildlife, gorilla & chimpanzee trekking safari in Rwanda

Still driving along the shores of Lake kivu on your wildlife safari in Rwanda, you continue with the drive from Kibuye to Gisenyi. You have lunch at Gisenyi then continue with the drive to Volcanoes national park which is the only host to mountain gorillas in the country. You arrive in the evening for check in, dinner and an overnight stay at a booked accommodation in Volcanoes national Park.

Day 8 of the 10 days Rwanda safari tour/10 days wildlife, gorilla & chimpanzee trekking safari in Rwanda

10 days Rwanda safari tour

After breakfast at your accommodation in Volcanoes National Park, you are transferred to the park for gorilla trekking. Your Rwanda gorilla trekking safari experience starts with briefing at 8:00am by the park rangers on the Rwanda gorilla trekking etiquette. You then get into the jungle alongside 7 other trekkers and an armed park ranger where you spend about 2-6hours in the jungle and a single hour in the presence of the gentle mountain gorillas. You return to the trek start point where you meet your driver guide for a drive back to your lodging facility for relaxation.

Day 9 of the 10 days Rwanda safari tour/10 days wildlife, gorilla & chimpanzee trekking safari in Rwanda

After breakfast, you again get in to the jungles of Volcanoes National Park for golden monkey trekking. This is the only habitat where mountain gorillas and golden monkeys co-exist in Rwanda and the experience lasts about 4 hours. In the afternoon, you pay a tribute visit to the Dian Fossey Centre and look at the efforts that have been put in to gorilla conservation one of the factors that of recent created the shift of mountain gorillas from critically endangered to endangered on the IUCN list. You are later on returned to your lodging facility.

Day 10 of the 10 days Rwanda safari tour/10 days wildlife, gorilla & chimpanzee trekking safari in Rwanda

After breakfast, you check out and be driven to Kigali town where you undertake a short city tour on a visit to the genocide memorial center. You can also do some shopping before your driver guide takes you to Kigali international airport for a departure flight.

End of the 10 days Rwanda safari tour/10 days wildlife, gorilla & chimpanzee trekking safari in Rwanda

Dubbed the Switzerland of Africa, this beautiful country is worth visiting and spending 10 days there is much more rewarding. In 10 days, many tourists also tailor their safaris with Uganda gorilla trekking tour to Bwindi impenetrable national park mainly because of the low gorilla trekking permit cost in Uganda and for the big number of mountain gorillas in this park.

 

 

 

 

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