Nyungwe Chimp, Lowland Gorilla trek, Lake Kivu, Volcano NP and Akagera wildlife tour

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This safari takes you to the Nyungwe rainforest is placed in the southwestern Rwanda, at the border with Burundi, south, and Lake Kivu and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west. Nyungwe rainforest is probably the best-preserved rainforest in the mountains throughout Central Africa. It is located in the watershed between the basin of the river Congo to the west and the basin of the river Nile to the east. From the east side of the Nyungwe forest comes also one of the branches of the Nile sources. Activities to encounter include the Rwanda chimpanzee tours, Lake Kivu Boat Cruise, Congo Lowland Gorilla safari, Golden Monkey trek, Akagera Wildlife adventure!

Day 1- Kigali-Nyungwe Forest

Have breakfast and thereafter embark the safari vehicle and transfer to Nyungwe forest and on your way to this forest have your lunch en-route, visit to some genocide memorials, then upon your arrival check in at

  • Peace Guesthouse (Budget)
  • Meals: Full Board
Day 2- Chimpanzee trekking & Canopy walk

Have breakfast, and after meet at the park offices for the briefing about the primates and the forest, after enter into the tropical rain forest searching for the shy chimpanzees in the tree branches. While on this walk expect to spot other primates like the white and black Columbus, Vervet monkeys, red tailed monkeys and manageably. More birds can be spotted too in the Nyungwe National Park, return to lodge for lunch and then evening take the canopy walk looking for primates, birds and the clear of the green canopy cover. Dinner and overnight as above,

  • Peace Guesthouse (Budget)
  • Meals: Full Board
Day 3- Transfer to Bukavu, Eastern Congo

After breakfast, you will transfer to Bukavu passing via the Cyangugu Border. Upon arrival, check into your lodge. In the afternoon go for a nature walk to Mbayo tea plantation or take a local community tour visiting the Bukavu town. Dinner and overnight at.

  • Hotel Horizon (Budget).
Day 4- Lowland Gorilla Tracking in Kahuzi Biega – DR Congo

Early in the morning, go for the memorable adventure of trek to see the lowland gorillas in Kahuzi Biega National Park. The hike is one of the most interesting ape watching adventures in the world. You are advised to follow the lowland gorilla trekking protocol which was set by the IUCN while tracking these apes. After gorilla tracking, you can go for a nature walk in the Kahuzi Biega park and visit Tshibati waterfalls. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

  • Hotel Horizon (Budget).
Day 5- Transfer back to Gisenyi Rwanda for Lake Kivu Experience

In the morning, embark on your return trip to Rwanda passing via the Cyangugu border arriving in the afternoon, transfer to Karongi for a boat ride in the lake Kivu with hikes to the peace and Napoleon islands as well as environmental Museum tour. Meals and overnight at

  • Inzu Hotel (Budget)
Day 6- Transfer to Rubavu

Breakfast at 6:30 am and transfer to Rubavu at 7:00 am and proceed for the Pottery experience with city sighting of Rubavu town bordering Congo, Hot springs. Lunch in Rubavu (Gisenyi) town, Dinner and overnight at

  • Inzu Hotel (Budget)
Day 7- Transfer to Musanze

Breakfast at 6:30 am and transfer to Musanze at 7:00 am and proceed to visiting the twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo with nature walk and visit to the Karisoke Research center & Exhibit. Lunch at Migano Café, Dinner and Overnight at

  • Muhabura Hotel(Budget)
Day 8- Golden Monkeys trek and drive back to Kigali

Morning breakfast at 6:10 am and depart from the hotel at 6:40 am and transfer to the park’s office for check in at the Park’s office and go for the trek of Golden Monkeys. Lunch at Sina Gerard’s Restaurant and proceed to Kigali. Drop off at your preferred location.

  • Gloria Hotel (Bed and Breakfast)
Day 9- Transfer to Akagera National Park

After breakfast we will transfer you to Akagera National Park in the eastern part of Rwanda. The drive is approximately 2½ hours. On arrival, you will go for a nature walk after which you will have lunch at Akagera Game Lodge. In the afternoon you will go for a canoe ride on Lake Ihema to see aquatic animals such as Hippos, Crocodiles as well as water birds like the papyrus Gonolek, shoebill stork and African fish eagle. You will be returned to your lodge for dinner and overnight at

  • Akagera Rhino Lodge (Mid-range)
Day 10-  Morning Game Drive – transfer to Kigali

After breakfast, you will go for the early morning game drive to see wildlife such as elephants, impala, black-tailed mongoose, hippos, oribi, bushbuck, antelope, zebra, cape eland, giraffe, buffalo, and also primates like the olive baboon, vervet monkey, bush baby etc. You will return to Kigali International airport for your departure flight.


What’s included in this itinerary?

  • Meals
  • Chimp permit
  • Gorilla permit for Kahuzi Biega
  • Golden Monkey permit for Volcano
  • Boat ride at Lake Kivu
  • Canopy walk
  • Accommodation and meals
  • Transport

What’s not included in this itinerary?


The expenses of personal nature like: Air fare, Visa, Luxury drinks, laundry, tips to local guides, telephone calls, and porter fee while trekking, personal insurance, covid tests, personal shopping bills.