12 Days Premier Expedition- Gorilla Trekking, Chimpanzee Watching & Wildlife Tour.
Day 1. Arrival at Kigali Airport, transfer to Kigali Marriott Hotel for dinner and an overnight stay
Day 2. Enjoy a well-prepared breakfast at Kigali Marriott, Re-check your bags for a domestic flight to Akagera National Park where you will meet an African Safari expert guide from Primate Safari Experience. The Guide will transfer you to Magashi Hotel for relaxation and refreshment.
Day 3. Leave for an early morning game drive in the open safari Land cruiser cross the south and northern parks of Akagera National Park. Return in the evening for an independent leisure relaxation at the lodge
Day 4. Transfer to the Air Strip to take a charter flight from Akagera National Park to Volcanoes Park. This is 45 minutes- flight with Robinson flight. The clients will be picked up using a Helicopter that will transfer them to Singita Lodge or to one and only Gorilla Nest Lodge.
Day 5. This day is reserved for incredible Gorilla trekking. This is a lifetime experience with the mountain gorillas, forget what you see in the movies and YouTube videos as you will experience an eye to eye with the incredible gorillas. The time to spend with the gorillas is strictly for 1 hour. A second opportunity can however be secured at the acquisition of another gorilla permit as a requirement. After here we shall have an overnight as above at Hotel Singita or at one and only Gorillas Nest lodge.
Day 6. Another new day with a different experience, this will involve trekking a different gorilla family in a different location with different /new tour guides. This makes it a new experience of trekking compared to the previous day. Transfer back to your hotel for relaxation and one can have an optional massage or sauna before dinner.
Day 7. Optional golden monkey trekking, community people visit, or a complete relaxation by the fireplace and cross-checking through your photos. Enjoy an overnight as above.
Day 8. Transfer to Gisenyi where you will be able to have a city tour of the border town bordering Rwanda and DRC Congo. This town is well endowed with historical wonders and great attractions along Lake Kivu. A drive and taking a boat ride along this incredible lake is worthwhile as it gives you a clear view of Goma a town of great music before proceeding for the half-day city tour of Goma. Expect some changes for the Congo Visa (what a joy to step into Congo land!!) expect to enjoy the sunset cruise with a great view of the Nyiragongo volcano with fire lights across the sky before transferring to Kivu Serena for an overnight.
Day 9. Take a charter flight from Gisenyi while enjoying the scenic view of the tea plantations, the rolling hills, and the Congo Nile trails as we proceed to Nyungwe the Primates capital for the chimpanzee. We shall check in at One and Only Lodge for an overnight.
Day 10. Leave for 8:30 am chimpanzee trekking in the Primates capital, expect to see a number of apes including different fauna and flora. The trekking will take you 2-3 hours depending on your fitness otherwise after trekking we shall return to the lodge for relaxation optional afternoon canopy walk through the rain forest of Nyungwe after we shall have an overnight at the lodge
Day 11. Enjoy morning breakfast and spend the rest of the day relaxing by the pool or indulging in spur treatment overnight as above
Day 12. Enjoy a morning breakfast, optional waterfall hike which takes you to the heart of Nyungwe were waterfalls on the rocks making an incredible sound of nature. The hike takes 2-4 hours after which return to the lodge for refreshment and lunch before taking a flight back to Kigali airport.
This marks the end of the 12 days of incredible Rwanda.
Accommodation as stipulated in the itinerary
All transport and game drives in open safari Land cruiser
Domestic charter flights
English speaking driver/ guide
All park fees, Government taxes
Meet and greet services and arrival and departure transfers
Meals as indicated in the itinerary
Guaranteed window seat in a 7 Seater Safari Landcruiser
All international airfares
All items of personal nature
All services not indicated in the itinerary, Visa fees, and Covid 19 departure test