7 Days Budget Volcanoes NP Gorilla Trekking Safaris

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7 Days Budget Volcanoes NP Gorilla Trekking Safaris

Rwanda is a popular East African safari destination offering classic safari experience, diverse culture, and safe travel expeditions, Rwanda is one of the few countries in the world where you can trek the mountain gorillas, chimpanzees, and Golden Monkeys, the country also offers top cultural and walking safaris in the famous Akagera national park.

Our 5 Days Budget gorilla trekking safaris in Volcanoes NP is a perfect safari to experience the diverse tourist attractions the country has to offers you will encounter primates and wildlife in this safari.

Safari highlights

  • Akagera NP
  • Volcanoes NP
  • Nyungwe forest NP
  • Kigali city tour

Safari itinerary

Day 1: Pick up and drive to Akagera National Park

After morning breakfast you will drive to the Kigali genocide museum for a short tour after the tour you will start your drive to Akagera national park, upon arrival you will check in to the lodge, and if time allows you will do a short evening game drive in the park.

Day 2: Game drive and boat safari on Lake Ihema

After early morning breakfast with packed lunch, you will depart the lodge for a long game drive where you will have a chance to search for the Big 5 wildlife in the park, and later you will do a boat cruise on Lake Ihema where you will have a chance to see hippos and crocodiles and lots of water birds.

Day 3: Drive to Volcanoes National Park

After morning breakfast you start your drive to Volcanoes national park Via Kigali where you will have lunch and then continue to the park for check-in and overnight, the drive may be a bit longer but through a smooth road network.

Day 4: Gorilla Trekking Experience

After morning breakfast your guide will pick you up from the Lodge and transfer you to Kinigi park headquarters for a gorilla briefing, after the briefing you will drive to the trailhead and start your trek into the forest in search of the mountain gorillas, After locating the mountain gorillas you will then spend 1 hour with the Mountain gorillas and then return to the Lodge for relaxation.

Day 5: Drive to Nyungwe Forest National Park

After a great experience with Mountain gorillas, you will bid farewell to the lodge and start your drive via the Kivu belt where you will have fantastic views of Lake Kivu, tea farms, and Gishwati Mukura forest before arriving in Nyungwe forest for check-in and Relaxation.

Day 6: Chimpanzee trekking experience in Cyamudongo

You will depart the Lodge early morning and meet with the park rangers in Nyungwe forest national park and drive to the Cyamudongo area where you will start your trek into the forest to locate the chimpanzees after locating the chimpanzees you will then spend 1 hour with the chimpanzees in their Natural Habitat and later return to the Lodge for relaxation

Day 7: Drive back to Kigali

After incredible trekking in the forest with gorillas and chimpanzees, you will start your drive to Butale where you will visit the ethnographic Museum and the king’s palace Nyanza after which you will be transferred to Kigali for your own ward flight.

Includes

  • Accommodation
  • Vehicle, guide, and fuel
  • Park entrance fees
  • Kigali genocide audio fees
  • Gorilla permit
  • Chimpanzee permit
  • Enroute meals and Drinking water
  • Free airport transfers

Excludes

  • International flights
  • Rwanda tourist visa
  • Insurances
  • pre & post-safari itinerary
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses like alcoholic drinks and donations
When to book safari package

6 months to 1 year for purposes of securing gorilla and chimpanzee permits.

Best time to travel

All year round is good to travel to Rwanda but the best months are from June to October and from December to February when it’s drier and trekking is much easier in the rainforests.

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