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8 Days gorilla, hiking canopy tour in Rwanda

Welcome! This day on your arrival, you will be picked by our driver guide (Company representative) who will give you and extra ordinary welcome in a country of 1000 hills Rwanda and then transfer you directly to akagera National park where you will check in the hotel and then do an afternoon boat ride on lake Ihema viewing the Hippopotamus, crocodiles,…

What you'll do

Welcome! This day on your arrival, you will be picked by our driver guide (Company representative) who will give you and extra ordinary welcome in a country of 1000 hills Rwanda and then transfer you directly to akagera National park where you will check in the hotel and then do an afternoon boat ride on lake Ihema viewing the Hippopotamus, crocodiles, birds and other animals drinking water then after drive back to the hotel. Overnight and Dinner at a hotel.

After an early breakfast, we shall start a full game drive in Akagera National Park passing through Rwanda’s phenomenal landscapes and living lifestyles, start your morning game drive, which takes you on tops of rolling hills surrounded by beautiful lakes from the south up to the north, enjoy beautiful sceneries of Rwanda’s hilly landscape comprised of a blend of wetlands, savannah, and woodland, the natural forests also provide a relaxing feeling. The location of the park shows that it lies at a lower altitude as compared to the rest of the country, therefore meaning that it is not only warmer but also drier in the dry season. Here you meet the big five animals such as Elephants, lions, buffaloes, Leopards and Rhinos known to be living in a game park and others such as impalas, zebras, bush bucks, water bucks, tops, orbis, baboons, giraffes, cape elands and so many others. This way takes you towards beautiful bushy rolling hills up to the north exit of the park. From here you will drive back to Kigali.

Enjoy your breakfast, after your breakfast, we head south west to the verdant Nyungwe Forest National where you shall do an afternoon Canopy Walkway for 45 minutes’ walk in the forest, a thrilling adventure awaits you on the Nyungwe Canopy Walk. From the park information center, descend the 40º slant via a zig-zag foot path to the first tower deep in the forest valley for the 1½ hr walk on the Canopy Walk’s suspension bridge. Besides being so high in such a picturesque location, the walk allows access to the upper parts of the forest, where one can see some unique ‘canopy’ species; apes, birds, butterflies, plants and insects, flowers, leaves and other animals that live in the roof of the forest which are otherwise invisible but can now be seen at eye level, or even from above. From there you shall go for your lunch, have a nature walk in gisakura tea plantations and drive back to the hotel

Early morning after having your breakfast, we shall drive to Nyungwe National park reception for registration at the entrance (Gisakura Reception Victors Center) and later we shall be briefed about the park and the Tropical Waterfall found in the middle of the forest. This activity will take 1-4 hours. The trail has a lot of wildflowers along it and non-forest birds- on the way you will have 360degrees view of the park and even see Lake Kivu in the distance. On a clear day, you can even see the majestic Virunga Volcanoes that seem to tower over Rwanda. From here you will go for lunch, after lunch, visit Gisakura Tea plantation. Later, you will drive to kibuye where you will spend your dinner and night.

In the morning after having your breakfast we shall have a full boat ride on Lake Kivu one of the biggest lakes in Rwanda where we shall visit different historical Islands such as the Bat Islands, Monkey Island and Peace/Amahoro Island. After having lunch we shall transfer to Volcanoes national park, dinner and night at your hotel.

Wake up very early in the morning and transfer to the volcanoes National park, You shall prepare for a thrilling experience of gorilla trekking. We shall head to the Headquarters of Kinigi with packed lunch, snacks, water plus a light rain jacket for a briefing about the gorilla trekking escapade. Along with your trekking gear and drinking water, the driver will drop you off at the starting point to trek the gorillas together with the ranger guides. This activity may take between 1-7 hours searching for the gorillas depending on their movement. However, meeting them is so rewarding and you will spend maximally 1 hour with them as you take time studying them and taking pictures and videos. After spending your time with the fascinating mountain gorillas, return to the base and meet your driver and a transfer for lunch. After lunch you will go for Ibyiwacu cultural village (Optional extra activity upon availability) to learn about the Rwandan culture and traditions, Thereafter you will be dropped back to your hotel.

Early in the morning we shall get ready for the great hiking adventure by driving to the volcanoes national park. We shall gather at the park headquarters, attend a short briefing about hiking do’s and don’ts and then transfer to the hiking starting point with your packed lunch, hiking boots and a rain coat since it’s a rainforest, snacks and enough drinking water of at least 1 liter. The hike takes about 3 - 4 hours to reach the summit and 2 hours to descend. You will enjoy the fresh breath at the volcano summit with spectacular views of the neighboring countries and volcanoes national park then drive back to the hotel.

You will be picked up from your hotel in Kigali and then drive through the city, take a visit to Kigali Memorial Center where there are 250,000 people killed and buried in the mass grave during the Rwanda Genocide against the Tutsi. Then after proceed to the Campaign against Genocide Museum. CAG Museum depicts in details how the Campaign Against Genocide Plan was executed by RPF/A following the withdrawal of UN troops leaving the targeted Tutsi under the mercy of the Genocidaires and how only the RPF/A forces who were in the war of liberation took the unilateral decision to stop Genocide, Rescue victims of Genocide and defeat the Genocidal forces, visit

  • Visit craft markets and Kigali art centers. 
  • Visit Nyamirambo old city and Kigali city center
  • Kaplaki art gallery for shopping
  • Kigali convention center 
  • Tour around Kimironko local Giant market. From there you will be transferred to the airport for your flight.

What is in the package

  • Transportation
  • All park fees (the ones included)
  • Driver / guide fees
  • Meals
  • All accommodation as per above itinerary
  • Boat ride on lake ihema
  • Water
  • All vat taxes
  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips
  • Visa
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Alcoholic drinks/spirits
  • Laundry

Personal Insurance

Where to stay

Akagera game lodge

Accommodation Category: 4 star

Number of clients: 1 (one)

Quote List: Full board

Price: $6,600/ Person International 

Price: $5,600/ Person African Residents 

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