Trip overview: 7 Days Rwanda Safari

This 7 Days Rwanda Safari starts and ends in Rwanda (Kigali). The trip will take you to volcanoes national park for single gorilla trekking. While at Volcanoes, you will have fun meeting the mountain gorillas that share 99% DNA with the humans. The 7 Days Rwanda Safari will continue to Nyungwe forest national park for chimpanzee trekking and canopy walk.

Detailed itinerary.

Day 1: Arrival at Kigali international airport and transfer to Volcanoes.

Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met and greeted by our friendly driver guide who will brief you and take you through your trip plan. You will then be transferred to Volcanoes national park where you will check in at One & Only gorilla’s nest. You will have lunch and proceed to you will have lunch and proceed to visit Elen DeGeneres Museum by Diane Fossey for an optional tour. It’s a 20 minutes drive from the hiking point to Elen DeGeneres museum by Diane Fossey

Accommodation; One & only gorilla’s nest (Luxury)/ Five volcanoes (Midrange)

Meal plan: Full board

Day 2: Gorilla trekking and cultural tour

On this day, you will have a great time meeting with the mountain gorillas in Volcanoes national park! After a tasty breakfast, you guide will pick you from the lodge. You will head for briefing by ranger guides at 7:30 and at 8:30am with packed lunch. You will start the trek to hunt for the gorillas and after finding them you will spend with them a maximum of 1 hour. This walk can take 4-5 hours depending on where you meet the gorillas. The park is steep, it is a real hiking and being physically fit is recommended. After trekking, you will return to the lodge for lunch.

After lunch, we shall visit the Ibwiwachu cultural village, they perform cultural activities like singing, dance etc. Dinner and overnight stay near Volcanoes National Park.

Accommodation; One & only gorilla’s nest (Luxury)/ Five volcanoes (Midrange)

Meal plan: Full board

Day 3: Golden monkey trekking & boat ride along the twin lakes.

This will take us through the edges of the forest via potato fields and the briefing will be conducted in the same place where the usual Kinigi park office is located this means the trekking will take us 3-4 hours after the trekking, we shall return to the lodge for lunch.

After lunch, you will have the option to visit the Twin Lakes Ruhondo and Burera. This is another opportunity to enjoy the beautiful scenery and animals of Rwanda.

Accommodation; One & only gorilla’s nest (Luxury)/ Five volcanoes (Midrange)

Meal plan: Full board

Day 4: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park

After an early breakfast, we will drive south in our comfortable 4×4 safari Jeep through rolling Rwandan hills for a visit to the Royal Palace at Nyanza. Our drive continues to the university town of Butare, where we can visit the National Museum, known as one of the best museums in East and Central Africa. We will take lunch in Butare and then proceed to Nyungwe Forest. Dinner and overnight at a lodge near the park.

Accommodation: One & only Nyungwe house (Luxury)/ Nyungwe top view hotel (Midrange)

Meal plan: Full board

Day 5: Chimpanzee tracking and canopy walk

The morning will start after breakfast with chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe Forest. You may spot other primates such as the Lhotse’s monkey and the grey-cheeked Mangabey. The birds in this tropical forest are also spectacular! It is quite the experience to enjoy the chimpanzees in their natural environment. You will have an opportunity to relax over lunch, and then start a canopy walk in the afternoon. The canopy walk is a guided tour starting from the Uwinka Visitors center in Nyungwe Forest with a 30 minutes’ walk via the Igishigishi Trail. The trail begins with a steep slope, but the views atop the canopy make it worth it! On a clear day, you can see Lake Kivu.

Accommodation: Nyungwe top view hotel (Midrange)

Meal plan: Full board

Day 6: Transfer back to Kigali

After breakfast, you will be transferred back to Kigali where you will check-in at the lodge upon arrival. The transfer from Nyungwe forest to Kigali takes approximately 4-5 hours hence on that day, expect no activity.

Accommodation: Retreat by Haven (Luxury)/ Kigali Marriot hotel (Midrange)

Meal plan: Bed & breakfast

Day 7: Kigali city tour and transfer back to the airport

After breakfast, you will visit the fire house which is the area where the plane that was carrying president Habyarima was brought down, that late sparked the famous 1994 Rwanda genocide. You will then visit the Belgium museum and learn more about Rwanda’s culture. After the city, you will be transferred back to the airport for your flight back home.

End of the 7 Days Rwanda Safari.

Cost of the package basing on 4 pax:

Room arrangement Luxury accommodation Midrange accommodation

Room Arrangement Luxury Accommodation Midrange Accommodation
Single rooms USD 13890 Per person USD 2840 Per person
Double rooms USD 10680 Per person USD 2,640 Per person


· Transport

· Accommodation as mentioned above

· Meals as mentioned above

· 1 gorilla permit per person

· 1 chimpanzee permit per person

· 1 golden monkey permit per person

· Cultural tour

· Boat ride along the twin lakes

· City tour

· All entrance fees

· All activities mentioned above


· All items that are not mentioned above

· Tips and gratuities

· Visa fees

· Alcoholic drinks

· Air tickets