Best of Rwanda: Primates and Landscapes 10 Days
Embark on a mesmerizing 10-day adventure with Napanda Safaris as we unveil the hidden gems of Rwanda. Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of primates and immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring landscapes that this remarkable country has to offer. From encountering majestic gorillas to exploring lush rainforests and scenic lakes, this itinerary promises an unforgettable journey through the heart of Rwanda.
Upon your arrival at Kigali International Airport, our friendly guide will welcome you and transfer you to your hotel in Kigali. Take some time to relax and acclimate to the vibrant atmosphere of the capital city. In the evening, enjoy a delicious dinner and rest up for the exciting days ahead.
After a hearty breakfast, embark on a guided tour of Kigali, visiting iconic landmarks such as the Genocide Memorial Museum and local markets. Gain insights into Rwanda's rich history and vibrant culture. Afterward, we'll drive to Volcanoes National Park, home to the endangered mountain gorillas. Check into your lodge and enjoy a serene evening surrounded by the breathtaking scenery.
Prepare for an extraordinary encounter with the gentle giants of Volcanoes National Park. Embark on a thrilling gorilla trekking expedition, led by experienced guides who will take you through the dense rainforest in search of a gorilla family. Witness the captivating behavior of these magnificent creatures up close and create lifelong memories. After the trek, relax at your lodge and relish the day's adventures.
Today, embark on an exhilarating golden monkey tracking experience. Traverse the forest trails and witness the playful antics of these rare and endemic primates. Afterward, visit the picturesque Twin Lakes, Burera and Ruhondo, where you can admire their shimmering blue waters and surrounding lush landscapes. Enjoy a scenic picnic lunch by the lakeside before returning to your lodge.
After breakfast, depart for Nyungwe Forest National Park, a haven for primates and birds. The journey offers stunning views of Rwanda's countryside and rolling hills. Upon arrival, settle into your lodge and take some time to relax amidst the tranquil ambiance of the forest.
Embark on an unforgettable chimpanzee trekking adventure in Nyungwe Forest. Trek through the dense vegetation, listening to the sounds of nature and keeping an eye out for these charismatic primates. Later, experience the thrill of the Canopy Walk, suspended high above the forest floor, granting panoramic views of the lush surroundings. Return to your lodge and unwind amidst the tranquility of the forest.
Today, journey to Lake Kivu, one of Africa's great lakes. Enjoy a relaxing boat ride along the crystal-clear waters, soaking in the scenic beauty that surrounds you. Engage in cultural interactions with local communities along the lakeshore, immersing yourself in their traditions and customs. In the evening, savor a delightful dinner overlooking the picturesque lake.
Bid farewell to the misty forests as you travel to Akagera National Park, known for its diverse wildlife and stunning landscapes. Arrive at your lodge and enjoy a peaceful evening in the heart of the savannah.
Embark on an exhilarating game drive through Akagera National Park, where you'll have the opportunity to spot a variety of wildlife, including elephants, buffalos, giraffes, zebras, and more. Afterward, enjoy a boat safari along Lake Ihema, witnessing hippos, crocodiles, and a myriad of bird species in their natural habitat. Capture breathtaking photographs and relish the beauty of this untamed wilderness.
Relish your last morning in Akagera as you savor a leisurely breakfast amidst the captivating scenery. Afterward, bid farewell to the national park and journey back to Kigali. Our guide will drop you off at the airport, where you'll catch your departure flight, taking with you memories and experiences that will last a lifetime.
- Airport transfers
- Accommodation in comfortable lodges and hotels
- Meals as specified in the itinerary
- English-speaking guides and rangers
- Gorilla and golden monkey permits
- Chimpanzee trekking permits
- Park entrance fees
- Cultural interactions and community visits
- Boat rides and game drives as mentioned
- Bottled water during activities
- International flights
- Visa fees
- Travel Insurance
- Personal expenses
- Additional activities or optional excursions not mentioned in the itinerary