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15 Days Best Rwanda Safari Tours Highlights

The 15 Days Best Rwanda Safari Tours take you through combined magical attractive destinations on Rwanda Safari Tours. More so, it takes you to encounter the everlasting experience of different unique primates -like gorilla trekking and Dian Fossey hike to the grave in Volcanoes National Park, chimpanzee tracking Nyungwe National Park, game drive adventure in Akagera National Park, taking hiking adventure to Mount Bisoke one of the eight Virunga Volcanic mountains, visit the Isumo waterfall and tea plantation visit as well as adventuring into exciting Kigali City tour. Gorilla trekking goes with a valid permit cost USD700 per person per trek and chimpanzee track costs USD90 per person per day. This 15 Days Best Rwanda Safaris Tours starts and ends in Kigali city or Kigali International Airport

Your 15 Days Best Rwanda Safari Tours

Day 1: Arriva and Kigali City Tour

Day 2: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park

Day 3: Gorilla trekking –Volcanoes National Park

Day 4: Golden monkey tracking – Volcanoes NP

Day 5: Visit Dian Fossey’s grave  / Dian Fossey  hike

Day 6: Bisoke Hike

Day 7: Full day exploration in Kivu

Day 8: Drive to Nyungwe Forest NP

Day 9: Chimpanzee tracking and canopy walk –Nyungwe Forest NP

Day 10: Isumo waterfall hike and evening tea plantation visit

Day 11: Drive back to Kigali with Enroute encounter

Day 12: Transfer to Akagera NP

Day 13: Morning Game drive and Afternoon Lake Ihema boat cruise

Day 14:  Morning Game drive and Cultural Visit

Day 15: Departure to Kigali – Kigali Airport

15 Days Best Rwanda Safari Tours Detailed Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival and Kigali City Tour

Arrival: Depending on your point of location in Kigali, our professional driver guide will pick you up, and take you through a short briefing about 15 Days Rwanda Safari as you drive to Kigali City on a city tour. You will start with a visit to the Kigali Genocide memorial grounds to learn about the historical information of the Rwanda 1994 genocide. Visit some authentic restaurants and have some tasty Rwandan food. Then afternoon hour, go visit the Kimironko market for a chance to interact with some Rwandan people. Return to your hotel. Dinner and overnight stay.

Meal plan; Lunch and Dinner

Day2: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park

Transfer to Volcanoes national park: On the 2 day of the15 Days Best Rwanda Safari Tours, have an early morning breakfast at the hotel in Kigali and after transfer to Volcanoes National Park takes a 2-hour drive from -Kigali, you will have an Enroute visit to Dian Fossey museum in Musanze where you will be able to discover the great works of Dian Fossey she carried out of the study on these unique mountain gorillas. Arrive in time for lunch at the park and the rest of the day rest as you get ready for the next day’s activity.

Day 3: Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park

On this day of the 15 Days Best Rwanda Safari Tours, we participate in the highlight of this safari, Gorilla Trekking. You will wake early in the morning have a heavy breakfast and pack lunch boxes. After your driver guide will drive you to the park headquarter for a briefing about the dos and don’ts of mountain gorilla trekking. Then after, meet up with the park ranger guide who will group you in a group of eight individuals, according to the assigned gorilla family. Remember gorilla trekking experience can take about 30 to 7 hours depending on the gorilla family you trekking or the location and weather. You will start the activity accompanied by the park ranger in search of them but you’re recommended to carry good essentials for that successful trekking like wearing comfortable rubber hiking shoes, rain jackets, warm clothes, energy-giving snacks, and mineral water bottles among others.

15 Days Best Rwanda Safari ToursThe moment you find them always follow the instruction given by the park ranger and must stay a distance of about 6 to 7 meters away from them. You will be allowed an hour to observe them as they survive in the forest, feed, play, lay their nests high on the tree branches and on the ground, enjoy picture taking, and video capturing as well as enjoy your packed lunch. Generally, Gorilla trekking is an awe of inspiring. Hike back to the lodge and rest.

Cultural encounter; Later no, after the gorilla trekking experience, you will go visit the most amazing cultural Centre -Iby’Iwacu where you will be able to enjoy their transitional dance and songs. Back to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Meal plan; Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 4: Golden monkey tracking –Volcanoes National Park

Go day 4 of this 15 Days Best Rwanda Safari Tours, go golden Monkey Tracking: After breakfast with tasty snacks, your driver guide will drive you to the park headquarter for a briefing about the rules and regulation of golden monkey tracking and you will be able to reach where silver meets gold. After you will head out into the forest on foot to look for them. Once you find them you will have to follow them as they eat with much excitement of sightseeing this active species swinging around the tree branches. It is truly rewarding encounter to see these playful species with your sight. Walk back to the meeting point and be driven to the lodge for lunch. The rest of the day spend on leisure overlooking your veranda. Dinner and Overnight stay.

Day 5: Dian Fossey Hike

Dian Fossey Hike: On the 5day of 15 Days Best Rwanda Safari Tours, wake up and have aroma coffee with delicious snacks. After, you will be driven to the park headquarter for a briefing on what to expect about the experience. Thereafter you will drive to the starting point to start an amazing hike up to the tomb of the famous primatologist Dian Fossey who carried out a study on how mountain gorillas were to be habituated to get into contact with human beings. As of today, we can meet up with these great mountain gorillas in their nature inhabitant and because of the great works of Dian Fossey who built a research institute in Rwanda –Volcanoes National Park called Karisoke Research Centre to take part in studying these mountain gorillas which have impacted a lot on Rwanda’s Tourism hub and other destination where gorilla trekking takes place like Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Congo’s Virunga National Park.

You will hike back to the lodge, and rest as you meander around the beautiful features and green landscape. Dinner and Overnight stay

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and overnight stay

Day 6: Bisoke Hike and transfer to Gisenyi –Lake Kivu

Bisoke Hike: You will wake up ready for your Mount Bisoke hike one of the 8 Virunga mountains and is among the 5 volcanoes within the park. After your breakfast, you will set off a 1-day hike adventure on Mount Bisoke which takes between 4 to 5 hours to climb. If you make it to its top, you will be able to enjoy a great view of the crater lake, and the endless pains of Volcanoes national park among others.

15 Days Best Rwanda Safari ToursLater on, after a landmark adventure, you will descend to the stunning trailhead where your driver guide will be waiting for you from. You will get back to your lodge –hotel in Gisenyi. Dinner and overnight stay. This will mark the end of this day of your 15 Days Best Rwanda Safari Tours.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 7: Full-day exploration in Kivu

Full-day exploration in Kivu: After morning breakfast, drive to lake Kivu where you will be amazed at lots of astonishing bucket lists of activities, and enjoy the beautiful life around the beaches, and cool climate.

Note. Lake Kivu is renowned as a beautiful place because of its stunning emerald water that attracts lots of travelers on a visit to Rwanda throughout the year. Many features make it a busy place and a beautiful place to visit, this is because it is surrounded by thrilling road trips, Islands, serene hills with a glimpse of the lake in the near distance, lush green hills, and trees among others. Some of the optional activities to do here ;

Sportfishing; You can go for sportfishing in this freshwater lake where you can able a versatile range of fish species like Blue-spotted tilapia, Nile tilapia, and Redbreast tilapia among others.

 Boat cruise; You can opt to do a boat cruise and be able to visit different impressive islands on the lake, like Napoleon Island, and Amahoro Island as well as enjoys floating on the water and sighting countless scenic features.

Hiking and Biking; you can do hiking around the lake and be able to view sparkling waters and a kaleidoscope of colors. You will also enjoy perfect biking and discover new interesting trails, interacting with the people as well as an aerial view of the lake.

Swimming; Lake Kivu is free from water bilharzia so, you can take a relaxing swim on a sunny chillaxing day.

Birding; Around the lake, you can enjoy birding some of the birds to see include, yellow-throated green bul, knob-billed duck, Ashy Flycatcher, and African woodpecker among others.

Island hopping; You can get amazed at discovering unique aspects of several islands like a visit to Napoleon island, Nyiramirundi island, and Amahoro island among others.

 Meal plan; Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 8: Transfer to Nyungwe National Park

Transfer to Nyungwe; Wake up have breakfast and check out of your hotel. Drive south direction along Lake Kivu to connect you to Nyungwe Forest National Park. Arrive in time for lunch and check in at your lodge in Nyungwe.

You will spend your evening at leisure as you wait for dinner to be served and enjoy an overnight stay amid a peaceful jungle.

Meal plan; Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day9: Chimpanzee tracking and canopy walk in Nyungwe

Chimpanzee Tracking: After morning breakfast, your driver guide will transfer you to the park headquarter for a briefing about the rules of chimpanzee tracking. After, the briefing, go for chimpanzee tracking in the forest where you expect to enjoy watching these playful primates swinging from one tree branch to another, feeding and hunting as well as picture taking. After visiting, track back to your lodge for lunch.

15 Days Best Rwanda Safari ToursCanopy Walk; After lunch, go for an incredible canopy walk which is done on a 9-meter-long bridge where you will be excited with a gainful aerial view of the endless plains of Nyungwe and beautiful natural forest as well as bird species. Then after your great time up in the beautiful skies of Nyungwe. Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay in the same lodge.

Day 10: Isuma waterfall hike and evening tea plantation visit

Isuma waterfall hike: On the 10th day of your 15 days Best Rwanda Safari Tour, have breakfast. You will go visit the Isumo waterfall hike done through stunning trails that reward with birding notable bird species and beautiful butterflies as well as other ranges of the different species found in the Nyungwe forest.

The hiking trail measures about 5.3 kilometers and can be completed in about 4 hours to and fro. Return to your lodge –hotel for lunch and rest.

Visit Tea Plantation; Later no, you will drive to one of the amazing tea plantation experiences within the region, and get to learn all the processes done to have pure aroma tea leaves. Drive back to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay in Nyungwe.

 Mealplan; Breakfast, Lunch, and Overnight stay

Day 11: Drive back to Kigali with Enroute visits –Road trip attraction

Drive back to Kigali: You wake up leisurely and enjoy your breakfast in the cold Nyungwe forest as you get ready. You will check out of your hotel –lodge and drives back to Kigali with an Enroute visit along the way.

You will be able to visit the Butare Ethnography museum and also visit Nyanzi King’s Palace as well as en route lunch. After the process to drive further to Kigali. Arrive in the evening to check in at your hotel in Kigali city. Dinner and Overnight stay.

Mealplan; Breakfast, Lunch, and Overnight stay.

Day 12: Transfer to Akagera National Park –Night Game Drive

Transfer to Akagera: Early in the morning after your perfect breakfast is served at the hotel in Kigali. Your driver guide will drive you on another fantastic safari adventure to Akagere National Park a drive that takes 2 hours to access. The journey takes you through great exposure to the community. You will then arrive at the lodge –a hotel within the park check-in and lunch, and relax.

15 Days Best Rwanda Safari ToursNight game drive; Later on, you will drive in an open savannah grassland for a night game drive that allows you to witness nocturnal species of the area such as; lions hunting their prey, hyenas, buck babies, civets, leopards, and various cats. You may also have chances of seeing grazers like topis, impala, and bushbucks among others. Dinner and Overnight stay.

Mealplan; Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 13 :Morning Drive and afternoon Lake Ihema boat cruise- Akagera

Morning Drive: Wake up on an exciting morning, and enjoy your breakfast with delicious snacks. You will drive to the savannah plains of Akagera to spot a diversity of wildlife species and morning hours is the best time to witness the early risers and grazers that traverse the open grassland, commonly seen herbivores include; zebras, eland, warthogs, impalas, bush bucks, elephants, rhinos, giraffes, topis, vervet, giraffes, buffaloes monkeys thus getting much excited to the home of the big five –Akagera National Park. Back for lunch.

Boat Cruise: Later, you will go to visit Lake Ihema for your scheduled boat trip while cruising on the water. You will be able to see a wide range of hippos, crocodiles, and some water bird species. Drive back to the lodge

Meal plan; Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 14: Game drive and Cultural visit

Game Drive: On the 14th day of 15 Days Best Rwanda Safari Tours, after breakfast. You will drive back to the park’s savannah grassland to search for the missed animal species the day before.

Cultural Visit: Later you will connect for a community cultural visit where you be able to enjoy the amazing traditional life of the locals in the community. Return to your lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 15: Departure to Kigali or Kigali Airport

Departure: on the last of your 15 days Rwanda Safari Tours, you will wake up have breakfast and then check out of your hotel /lodge in Akagera National Park. Drive back to Kigali to be dropped off at your hotel in Kigali or the Kigali International Airport for your flight departure. This mark the end of 15 Days Best Rwanda Safari Tours

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