This is an opportunity for a cheap African safari tour in Rwanda. The 7 day cheap Rwanda gorilla holiday is a chimpanzee and gorilla trekking tour in Rwanda. You will also enjoy a beach holiday added.
About the 7 Day Cheap Rwanda Gorilla Holiday
The 7 day cheap Rwanda gorilla holiday gives you opportunity to track gorillas. This 7 day cheap Rwanda gorilla holiday goes to Volcanoes National Park.
This 7 day cheap Rwanda gorilla holiday also takes you to Nyungwe. This is a tropical rain forest that is home to chimpanzees. You will track the Chimpanzees in Nyungwe. This is also a habitat of 12 other primates. Nyungwe has some rare monkeys.
This cheap Rwanda gorilla holiday visits the scenic Lake Kivu. What a way to finish your Rwanda gorilla holiday in Africa! You will enjoy a sunset boat ride in Lake Kivu. Your 7 day cheap Rwanda gorilla holiday itinerary can be seen below:
7 Day Cheap Rwanda Gorilla Holiday Safari Highlights
- Rwanda Gorilla trek
- Kigali City Tour
- Rwanda Chimpanzee Tracking
- Genocide Memorial park tour
- Bird Watching
- Forest Walk
- Nature Walk
7 Day Cheap Rwanda Gorilla Holiday Safari Itinerary
Day 1: Kigali
You will be met upon arrival at the Kigali Airport. With the introductions done, enjoy a short transfer to Kigali city. It is here that you will be briefed on the cheap Rwanda gorilla holiday.
Spend the rest of the day at leisure in Kigali city. This is one of the cleanest of Africa’s cities. You can enjoy your day with a walk within the city. You will spend your night at Chez Lando Hotel. This is booked on bed and breakfast basis.
Day 2: Kigali-Nyungwe Forest National Park
Your day on cheap Rwanda gorilla holiday starts as early as 0600hrs. This will be with an early hot breakfast at your hotel in Kigali. You will leave to Nyungwe National Park in Southern Province.
The drive goes through Nyanza. Here you will have a stop to visit the historical Nyanza Kingdom. You will get to understand the history of Rwanda from here. Proceed to Butare where you will stop for lunch. A visit to Marambi Genocide Center will help you understand what happened in Rwanda.
Your cheap Rwanda gorilla holiday continues to Nyungwe. You will arrive in the evening to check in at Gisakura Guest House. This is where you will have your dinner and overnight.
About Nyungwe National Park
Nyungwe forest has a wide diversity of animal species. This makes Nyungwe Forest a priority for conservation in Africa. The forest is in a region. It is where several large-scale bio-geographical zones meet. This provides a great span of micro-habitats for different species of plants and animals.
Nyungwe National Park contains 13 different primate species. There are over 300 bird species and 1068 plant species. We also have 85 mammal species, 32 amphibian and 38 reptile species here.
The forest reaches an altitude of up to 3000m above sea level. Of particular interest is the presence of colonies of chimpanzees. We also have the Angola colobus, which is now extinct in Angola due to hunting.
There is a population of around 400 chimpanzees. 2 troops of these are habituated to human contact.
Hiking and encountering these chimps is what draws most visitors to the area. There is also an extensive network of forest hikes from park headquarters. They include a high and dramatic suspension bridge for the canopy walk.
Day 3: Rwanda Chimpanzee Trekking in Nyungwe
The day on cheap Rwanda gorilla holiday will start much earlier. This will be with a breakfast before 0430 hrs. You will head to the park office. This is where you will be briefed on chimpanzee trekking in Rwanda.
In smaller groups you will enter the Nyungwe Rain forest in search of man’s close relative. It is important to note that we share about 98% genetic makeup.
You should be on the lookout for other primate species. They include Colobus monkeys, l’hoest among other primates. There are also forest birds to watch out for. The afternoon will be spent at leisure in Nyungwe Forest.
There is the option for doing the canopy walk. You may also opt for bird watching. All these are at an extra cost. Your dinner and overnight will be at Gisakura Guest House.
Day 4: Nyungwe- Parc Nationale Des Volcanoes
Your 7 day cheap Rwanda gorilla holiday starts with an early breakfast. This will be followed by a drive to Parc Nationale des Volcans. The drive is quite eventful as there is beautiful scenery to see.
There will be several stops along the way to enjoy the environment. This will also include a stop for lunch. You will arrive in the evening at the Volcanoes National Park. Your dinner and overnight will be at Kinigi Guest House.
About Volcanoes National Park
Volcanoes National Park Rwanda is set along the Virunga Mountains. There are 8 primeval volcanoes shared by Rwanda, Uganda and the D. R. Congo. It takes one only 2hrs to drive from Kigali Rwanda’s capital.
The park is at the center enhancing the discovery of Rwandan cultural experiences.
Visiting the endangered Mountain Gorillas in the thick forests is the main event . One can also take on hikes to spot the rare species of Golden Monkeys too. You can as well as tremendous hikes to the prominent Dian Fossey tomb.
Close to the park you will explore the bustling and vibrant markets of Musanze. There are various species of birds that can also be spotted. This is for there are many beautiful different species.
Day 5: Rwanda Gorilla Trekking
You will wake up to an early breakfast on cheap Rwanda gorilla holiday. This will be followed by a transfer to the park head office. You will be in time for briefing at 0800 hrs.
Get into groups of 8 depending on The Rwanda gorilla family you are to trek. This will be under the leadership of a guide and an armed ranger. You can opt to pick a porter to help you carry your hand luggage. They are also important to carry you if you can’t manage the trek.
It is time to embark on gorilla trekking. This may take approximately between 2-8 hours. You will have lunch after your trek. Later you will be transferred back to your lodge. The afternoon will be spent at leisure. Your dinner and overnight will be at Kinigi Guest House.
Day 6: Volcanoes National Park – Lake Kivu (Gisenyi)
Start your Rwanda gorilla holiday with an early breakfast. You will then leave for Lake Kivu. This will include lunch en route. On arrival enjoy your time at leisure.
Be prepared for a sunset boat ride on the lake. In the evening you relax on the shores of the lake. Dinner and overnight will be at Paradise Mallahide.
Day 7: Lake Kivu – Kigali – Departure
Start your cheap Rwanda gorilla holiday with an early breakfast. This will be followed by departure to Kigali. On arrival you will proceed on a Kigali City tour. Upon arrival, you will embark on a Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre tour.
You will also be able to visit the colorful markets and craft center. You will conclude your Rwanda gorilla holiday with a transfer. This is to the Kigali International airport in time for your departure flight.
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7 Day Cheap Rwanda Gorilla Holiday Costs
The 7 Day Cheap Rwanda Gorilla Tour cost includes
- Accommodation with meals as per program
- Bottled water
- Customized safari-vehicle
- An English speaking guide
- 1 X Rwanda gorilla permit
- 1 X Rwanda chimpanzee permit
- Beach holiday
- Government taxes
- Lots of fun and African sunshine
The 7 Day Cheap Rwanda Gorilla Holiday does not include
- Items of personal use
- All drinks, beverages and alcohol other than what is served at breakfast
- Deviation from the Itinerary
- Tips and porterage
What you carry for your 7 Day Cheap Rwanda Gorilla Holiday:
- Sun glasses
- Camera gear
- Heavy and light clothes
- Rain Poncho
- Sturdy hiking boots