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EJIG's Great Apes of Rwanda - 7 Days

Kigali Butare Nyungwe Volcanoes Park Kigali

DAY: 1 Kigali, Rwanda

Arrive Kigali, Rwanda

You will be met by a representative of Exotic Journeys International Group who is an experienced guide and also the Regional Manager.

After a short briefing, you will be escorted to your city hotel. The guide will give you an insight on the wonderful adventures ahead of your safari.

Overnight: Gorilla Hotel, Kigali

Meal Plan: None

DAY 2: Kigali

Breakfast at the hotel.

City tour of Kigali visiting Kigali Solaire, Stade regionale, Kigali Genocide memorial, Dr. Richard Kandt Museum who was the first Germany explorer to settle in Kigali, Belgian camp.

Transfer to Bugesera in the afternoon to visit the reconciliation village, Nyamata and Ntarama genocide churches where thousands of innocent people were butchered in the house of God.

Overnight: Gorilla Hotel, Kigali

Meal Plan: Bed & Breakfast

DAY 2: Kigali – Butare – Nyungwe

Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer to Nyungwe, en route visiting Butare.

Visit the Basilica of Kabgayi, the first catholic cathedral in Rwanda, Murambi Memorial, Nyanza, King’s palace and a traditional Rwanda home, National Museum.

Transfer to Nyungwe Forest.

Overnight: Nyungwe Top View Lodge, Nyungwe

Meal Plan: Full Board

DAY 4: Chimpanzee Trekking in Nyungwe

Early breakfast at the hotel.

Transfer to the edge of the forest where chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe begins.

In the afternoon, hike the waterfall and visit a tea plantation.

Overnight at Nyungwe Top View Lodge

Meal Plan: Full Board

DAY 5: Nyungwe - Volcanoes National Park

Breakfast at the lodge

Transfer to the Volcanoes National Park via Ngororero route. The journey takes around 9 hours but on good roads or follow the dirt bumpy road that meanders around Lake Kivu with beautiful scenery of “1000 hills and a million smiles”. The drive will take more than 10 hours but it’s a great drive through the remotest villages of Rwanda as you enjoy local lifestyles along the Congo-Nile trail.

Overnight: Gorilla Hotel
Meal Plan: Full Board

DAY 6: Volcanoes Park – Gorilla Trekking

Early breakfast transfer to the park.

After completing our park formalities, we embark on a once in a life time experience of tracking mountain gorillas.

Once you spot them you are allowed to spend an hour watching your closest long lost cousin. This is perhaps one of the most breathtaking wildlife experiences on earth! You get so close to these awesome giant primates. You stare at each other blankly not knowing who to break the long silence first. Tracking the gorillas through the light mountain forest on the slopes of the Virunga is a magical experience.

Some gorilla families, however, are more elusive and tracking can take a full day, especially when it is wet and muddy.

Overnight at Gorilla Hotel
Meal Plan: Full Board

DAY 7: Golden Monkeys Visit - Departure

Return to the entrance of the Park early this morning to see the Golden Monkeys. It is now believed that they are the only feasible population of Golden Monkeys residing in Volcanoes National Park. They are beautiful and endangered primates which have become quite habituated to humans, making it possible to observe them closely.

After lunch at the Lodge, transfer to Kigali International airport.

Depart on your onward journey.

Meals: B, L




  • Accommodations in deluxe hotels and luxury Tented Jungle Camps.
  • Private escorted airport transfers.
  • Gorilla Permit – currently ($ 1500.00)
  • Entry Fees to Volcanoes National Park currently ($ 90.00)
  • Escorted wildlife safaris
  • English speaking licensed jungle guides.
  • Transportation by 4x4 Land Cruisers.
  • Daily breakfast.
  • All meals in the lodges
  • Concierge service.
  • Services of a professional tour manager.
  • Park conservancy Fees
  • Operates Daily
January 1 – December 31
Luxury Tour: Great Apes of Rwanda - 7 Days Price Per Person
Double Occupancy $ 5410.00
Single Room Occupancy $ 5685.00
Gorilla Permit & Volcano Park Fee included
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