Day 1: Kigali
On arrival at Kigali International Airport and after finalizing the formalities, you shall be welcomed by your guide, who will then drive you to your hotel
Day 2: Nyungwe Forest National Park
After breakfast you will drive to Nyungwe Forest OR you may choose to fly from Kigali to the park. Nyungwe Forest National Park protects the largest single tract of Montagne forest remaining in Africa. It is a remarkably rich center of biodiversity, with 86 mammal species, 280 birds, and about 100 varieties of orchid. It is the most important birding site in Rwanda. After you have settled in, you will transfer for a canopy walk with in the forest. Specifically, the canopy walk is good for birders so as to enable those spot a variety of bird species with in the forest. While enjoying the canopy walk, look out for birds like the Rwenzori Turacco, black and white casqued hornbill and also do not miss spots of large troops of colobus monkeys.
Day 3: Nyungwe Forest National Park
After breakfast you will go chimp trekking in Nyungwe Forest. Nyungwe Forest National Park protects the largest single tract of Montagne forest remaining in Africa. Nyungwe National Park is most treasured for its primates, there is a remarkable 13 primate species recorded resident in this lush rainforest. This includes man’s closest living relative, the chimpanzee as well as the delightful L’Hoest’s monkey and numerous fun-loving troops of Black and White Colobus.
Day 4: Akagera National Park
Drive or fly to Akagera National Park. You will then be picked by the Magashi Shuttle and transferred to the Lodge. The Park borders fine-looking rising and falling plains, solid broadleafed forests, and brighter acacia woods that define its favorable nature to animals and visitors. Time allowing, you will go for an afternoon game drive where you will spot mammals like Giraffes, Buffaloes, Elephants, Crocodiles, Hippos Spotted Hyenas and abundant birdlife
Day 5: Akagera National Park
Today you will have an early morning game drive in the park, then return to your accommodation and in the afternoon have a boat ride on lake Ihema. You will sail along the water edge which is covered with several trees, drift past numerous giant hippos and see several crocodiles some in the shallows of the water and other basking on the shore
Day 6: Volcanoes National Park
After breakfast, depart for Parc National des Volcanoes. You may choose to fly to the park. The journey goes through the beautiful terraced hillsides that show much of Rwanda’s landscape, gradually climbing to the base of the awesome Virunga volcanoes, sometimes with as many as five peaks visible. You will choose to have the afternoon at leisure or explore the town of Ruhengeri
Day 7: Volcanoes National Park
After an early breakfast you will drive to Ruhengeri. You will experience the highlight of your trip by visiting the mountain gorillas of our planet in Volcanoes National Park where you will be led by an experienced Ranger Guide who will tell you interesting facts about the Mountain Gorillas. As an alternative to Gorilla trekking, there are other activities available which include; hiking Mount. Bisoke which starts early in the morning, a park ranger will accompany you to the top of the volcano. On a clear day you will enjoy the beautiful Crater Lake and the views of the other Virunga volcanoes. Incredible views in all directions, shady bamboo forest, lushly forested slopes and an exciting climb, or you may choose to track the golden monkeys in the bamboo forest, or visit the Dianne Fossey Grave, at the site you will find the house from where Dian Fossey was mysteriously murdered in 1985 but the more peaceful is the place where she was buried just next to her favorite gorilla, Digit and about 20 other mountain gorillas. In the afternoon you may have an optional walk to the Ruhengeri town and Market
Day 8: End of Itinerary
Today, you will drive to Kigali town or alternatively choose to fly to Kigali. Upon arrival, you will visit the genocide museum as well as have a short city Tour of the capital city. You will depart for the Airport and take your flight back home