Safari Overview

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1:  Arrival, Kigali
Day 2:  Nyungwe Forest National Park
Day 3:  Nyungwe Forest National Park
Day 4:  Nyungwe / Kibuye / Gisenyi
Day 5:  Gisenyi / Volcanoes National Park
Day 6:  Volcanoes National Park / Kigali
Detailed Itinerary Tour Inclusions Tour Exclusions

Day 1 - Arrival Kigali

Arrive Kanombe Airport, Kigali, where you will be met by our representative and transferred to the Serena Hotel. Check in and day at leisure with an opportunity to take optional excursions depending on time of arrival you will have a briefing before you are picked up and taken for dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at Kigali Serena Hotel

Day 2 - Kigali-Nyungwe National Park

After an early breakfast, drive south 136Km with a stop at the traditional seat of the monarchy. Visit Royal Palace in Nyanza restored entirely of traditional materials to its 19th century state. Continue to the university town of Butare where you will visit the National Museum which houses perhaps the best ethnographic collection in East and Central Africa. Lunch in Butare and then proceed a 130km drive to Nyungwe Forest. Dinner and overnight at Nyungwe

Day 3 - Nyungwe National Park

After an early breakfast, this morning track deep into Nyungwe forest for the Chimpanzees after which you return to Gisakura Guest House for lunch. In the afternoon you will take a tour of the tea plantation, returning to your guest house for dinner and overnight. Dinner and overnight at Nyungwe

Day 4 - Nyungwe/Kibuye/Gisenyi

After breakfast drive to Kibuye along the shores of Lake Kivu to arrive in time for lunch at Moriah Lake Resort while enjoying the beautiful scenery. After lunch you will commence your scenic boat ride to the lake shore town of Gisenyi. Dinner and overnight Gisenyi.

Day 5 - Gisenyi/Volcanoes National Park

A very early start (0500am) with picnic breakfast for your drive to Volcanoes National Park. At 0700hrs briefings at the park offices for your track for the Golden Monkeys your driver will then take you to the starting point of the track and wait for your return. After lunch take a scenic drive to view the twin lakes, Ruhondo and Burera. Dinner and overnight Ruhengeli

Day 6 - Volcanoes National Park-Kigali

After an early breakfast you will head to the park offices at 0700hrs you will be allocated a gorilla group followed by a briefing by tracking guide, after your briefing your driver will drive you to the starting point of your track where he will wait for your return. After a magical hour

  • Meet/greet and welcome on arrival Services
  • Fullboard Accommodation on Select Camps + Lodges
  • Transport in Toyota Land Cruiser-4x4WD
  • Park Entrance Fees to respective National parks/Game Reserve
  • Services of an English-speaking and professional driver guide
  • Game viewing drives per day whilst on safari
  • Flying Doctor membership service for emergencies
  • Complimentary bottled mineral water throughout the safari
  • Premium Alcoholic drinks,
  • Hot Air Balloon safari Excursion
  • Any Excursion not specified in itinerary
  • Tips to your driver/guide
  • Tourist Visas