This 9-Day Photography Wildlife & Gorilla Tour Rwanda Itinerary covers one Country Rwanda, Visitors will visit the 3 parks of Rwanda. Volcanoes national park, Akagera National park and Nyungwe. Among the activities that will be done include, Gorilla tracking, Chimpanzee tracking, Game drive, Boat cruise, Golden monkey tracking, Nature walks, Canopy walk, Ibyiwachu cultural Village etc.
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Day by Day Itinerary
Day 1of 9-Day Photography Wildlife & Gorilla Tour Rwanda: Arrival
This day, the guide will pick you from the airport and drive you to your hotel for your overnight. This day will be for relaxation from the long flight. The guide will pick you again from your hotel on Day 2 to continue with the safari full of amazing attractions.
Day 2 of 9-Day Photography Wildlife & Gorilla Tour Rwanda: Kigali-Akagera National Park-game drive
Today after your breakfast from hotel of residence, meet the guide and after proceed to Akagera National Park in the East of Rwanda bordering Tanzania. As you enter take an evening game drive and look out for some big five and other animal species like the Elephants, Buffaloes, Giraffe, warthogs, water bucks, bush bucks, oribi, hear beets among others respectively.
Day 3: Boat cruise-Drive to Volcano national park
In the morning go prepare for a boat ride on Lake Ihema on this 9-Day Photography Wildlife &Gorilla Tour Rwanda and here you will spot aquatic wildlife like hippos, crocodiles and many more birds and animals along the shores of the lake. After have lunch and drive to Volcano national park. Return to lodge drive to Ruhengeri.
Day 4: Gorilla trekking experience in Volcano National park
After our breakfast prepare for briefing from park officials and after enter into the jungle to search for the shy mountain endangered gorillas. Requirements like walkable shoes, hut, insect repellent, sun screen, rain gears, packed lunch and bottled water are must and other tools that one may need once in the tropical rain forest.
Day 5: Golden monkey trekking—Ibyi’wachu cultural Village
After breakfast at the Lodge, you will go for Golden Monkey trekking within the Volcanoes National Park. These Golden Monkeys are the most endangered primates with in the forest. This activity will not take long like as it is when tracking the Gorillas. You will spend also less time with these primates. Return to your lodge for lunch. After go for Ibyi’wachu cultural Village where you will enjoy the Kinyarwanda culture, like dance, songs, traditional marriage etc
Day 6: Drive from Volcano to Nyungwe National park
After breakfast at your lodge, drive to Nyungwe National park. Today there will be no special activity; it will be traveling from one destination to the other. Enjoy the ride and the sceneries around. Reach in the evening and check in to your hotel in Nyungwe.
Day 7: Chimpanzee trekking experience and Canopy walk
After breakfast, prepare for a briefing from park officials and then go for chimpanzee trekking. This experience does expose you to a variety of wildlife species that this forest offers such as the LÂ’HoestÂ’s monkey and the grey-cheeked mangabeys are often sighted. The birds are spectacular, though as in most tropical forests, you’ll have to look hard for them. Giant hornbills, great blue Turaco and red-breasted sparrow hawks are amongst the specials, of which 24 are endemic to this section of the Rift Valley. Return to the lodge for lunch and after go for Canopy walk in the forest where you will walk on the platform up in the forest, you will see most of the attractions from up.
Day 8: Nature walk in the forest (water fall)
In the morning, after breakfast go for Nature walk with walkable shoes, hut, insect repellent, sun screen, rain gears and others needed while in tropical rain forest for a full day forest guided walk with in Nyungwe Forest National Park. On this walk expect to see a variety of birdlife species and also primates like Monkeys.
Day 9: Nyungwe –Kigali (City tour if time allows
After breakfast return to Kigali for a city tour to local markets, shopping souvenirs or board your home flight. End of services.
- Park fees
- Chimp permits
- A professional driver/guide
- All transportation(Unless labeled as optional)
- Roundtrip airport transfer
- International flights(From/to home)
- Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
- Tips(Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
- Personal items(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)