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Explore the primate species of Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park and Nyungwe Forest, the big five mammals in Akagera National park as well as the beauty of Lake Kivu.

Attraction Features

1- Akagera National Park

2- Nyungwe National Park

3- Volcanoes National Park

Day 1: Arrival in Rwanda

Upon arrival, and after completion of customs and immigration formalities, you will be warmly welcomed by our representative and driver guide who will transfer you to the hotel and assist on check-in process and while in the lobby he/she will then brief you on the upcoming Safari


Midrange: Hotel Des Mille Collines 

High end: Kigali Serena Hotel

Meal plan: Breakfast

Day 2: Kigali Genocide Memorial. Transfer to Akagera National Park. Sunset Boat Cruise.

After your early breakfast you will depart the hotel at 8 am to visit Kigali Genocide Memorial. After that start your journey to Akagera National Park. You will have lunch enroute at Imigongo Arts Center in Kayonza then proceed with your journey. You will on arrival go for a sunset boat trip on Lake Ihema, thereafter return to the lodge and check-in.


Midrange: Akagera Game Lodge

High end: Magashi Bush Camp

Meal plan: B,L,D

Day 3: Game Drive. Drive to Kigali

After early morning breakfast, you will go for the day game drive experience for around six hours, getting up close to wildlife in Akagera National Park.

You will exit the park at Nyungwe gate and drive back to Kigali


Midrange: Hotel Des Mille Collines 

High end: Kigali Serena Hotel

Meal plan: B,L,D

Day 4: Transfer to Nyungwe National Park

Depart your hotel in Kigali and transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park in the southern province of Rwanda. This park is blessed with the beautiful scenery, abundant bird-life as well as the primates, including man’s closest relative, the Chimpanzees. Stops en-route to visit the ancient King’s Palace in Nyanza and the national museum in Butare, have lunch then proceed to Nyungwe forest.


Midrange: Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel

High end: One&Only Nyungwe House

Meal plan: B,L,D

Day 5: Chimpanzee Tracking and Canopy Walkway

After an early breakfast at 5 am embark on a drive to Cyamudongo segmented park for a hike into Nyungwe Forest for nature walk in search for Chimps. The flora in Nyungwe comes as an added bonus. You will spend one hour in their presence where you will observe, photograph and film their idyllic habitat. After lunch, drive to Uwinka for canopy walk way experience. Canopy walk offers clear view of plants, primates, birds, and butterflies at a close range.


Midrange: Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel

High end: One&Only Nyungwe House

Meal plan: B,L,D

Day 6: Transfer to Lake Kivu

After breakfast, you will embark on your journey to the northern part of Rwanda, alongside Lake Kivu. The road offers a panoramic view of the lake and surrounding environments. You will have lunch at Moriah Hill, and thereafter proceed to Rubavu town.


Midrange: Moriah Hill Resort

High end: Kivu Serena Hotel

Meal plan: B,L,D

Day 7: Boat Cruise on Lake Kivu. Drive to Volcanoes National Park

After a leisurely Break Fast, you will take a boat to explore and visit the hot springs, isolated beautiful islands, and local fishing communities around the lake. During the experience, you will encounter several bird species on the lake; enjoy the beauty of the isolated islands. After Lunch you will embark on your journey to Volcanoes National Park for 90 minutes. Enjoy the beautiful sheer green banana plantations, rustic village towns en route.


Midrange: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

High end: Virunga Inn Resort 

Meal plan: B,L,D

Day 8: Gorilla Tracking  

After an early breakfast in the morning, you will be transferred to the park headquarters for clearance, briefing and allocation. After briefing you will be led by experienced ranger guides on the hike to visit one of the 12 habituated mountain Gorillas families in the park. The terrain is rough and at times muddy. You will spend an hour in their presence when you can observe, photograph and film them in their idyllic habitat. After tracking you shall return to your accommodation and relax for the rest of the evening.


Midrange: Mountain Gorilla Lodge

High end: Virunga Inn Resort

Meal plan: B,L,D

Day 9: Golden Monkey Tracking. Ellen DeGeneres Campus.

After breakfast drive to park headquarters then meet your forest guides who will escort you into the park to trek the Golden Monkeys. Fully habituated now, enjoy a rare treat watching these unique primates play and perform in the forest. After lunch visit Ellen DeGeneres Campus of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund.


Midrange: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

High end: Virunga Inn Resort 

Meal plan: B,L,D

Day 10: Transfer to Kigali International Airport

After a leisurely breakfast, you will check out of the lodge and then transferred to the airport to catch your international flight to your next destination.

End of trip 


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  • Meet and greet on arrival in Kigali
  • Airport Transfers
  • Accommodation and meals as mentioned
  • WIFI in the car
  • Services of a professional experienced English/French speaking driver – guide
  • All activities as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Mineral water in the vehicle on safari with a snack hamper
  • Gorilla, Golden Monkey, Chimpanzee Permits
  • Park fees for non – residents
  • Comprehensive tour documents


  • International and domestic airline tickets
  • Optional extras whilst in Kigali and all destinations
  • Tips, gratuities and Covid-19 test charges.


  • Once inside the forest, the following must be observed;
  • No spitting in the park, No littering in the park
  • No coughing in the direction of the gorillas, Only speak in whispers
  • Do not point at gorillas
  • Movements around the gorillas must be unthreatening
  • No venturing behind shrubs. You may surprise gorillas.
  • If a gorilla charges or vocalizes, do not look directly at it. Stand perfectly still unless the guide asks you to crouch or move back.
  • Keep a minimum distance of 7 meters from the gorillas.
  • This tour is offered by the tour operator – and not by eastafricantraveldeals.com
  • Any potential disagreement or dispute should be taken direct with the specific tour operator – not with eastafricantraveldeals.com
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Q is Travel insurance included in prices?

Travel insurance is not included.
although it can be included at your request.

We do partner with both local and international travel insurances for emergency and evacuation services.

we recommend:
- Mondial Care is based in France
- Akagera Aviation is based in Rwanda


Travelers with Proof of Full Vaccination are Exempting from Mandatory Hotel Quarantine While Waiting for PCR Results Upon Arrival

Effective immediately, fully vaccinated international travelers arriving in Rwanda no longer need to quarantine at designated hotels while waiting for airport-administered PCR test results. Proof of full vaccination is required to avoid quarantine requirements, and travelers who cannot provide such proof – along with unvaccinated travelers – must self-isolate in a designated quarantine hotel upon arrival in Rwanda until they receive a negative PCR test result. While mandatory quarantine at designated hotels is no longer a requirement, the Rwandan Ministry of Health still recommends that travelers self-isolate at the location of their choice until negative test results are received.

All travelers, regardless of vaccination status, must arrive in Rwanda with a negative COVID-19 certificate from a test performed within 72 hours prior to departure for Rwanda. The only test accepted is the SARS-CoV2 Real Time Polymerase (RT-PCR). Rapid Diagnostics Tests (RDTs) are not accepted. Additionally, all travelers must take another PCR test upon arrival in Rwanda at the Kigali International Airport, even if they are fully vaccinated.

COVID-19 protocols remain in place throughout the country. These protocols include that all businesses must close by 11 p.m., and a curfew is set every day from midnight to 4 a.m. Entertainment and recreation establishments are now open, including nightclubs.

According to the Rwanda Development Board, 1.7 million Rwandans are fully vaccinated and 3 million have been administered the first dose. 90% of those working in Rwanda’s tourism industry have been vaccinated. Rwanda’s tourism sector is eager to welcome back more international travelers and are taking all steps and precautions to do so as safely as possible, hence the widespread vaccinations throughout the industry.
For more information on the COVID-19 protocol for travelers arriving in Rwanda, please visit: https://www.visitrwanda.com/rwanda-reopens/.

All the best,
The Rwanda Development Board, North America Office

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