An 8-Day Rwanda Safari Tour: Witness Gorillas & Chimpanzees
Rwanda is a nation that has a lot of natural attractions and diverse wildlife on offer. Tourists can delve into the tragic history of Rwanda by visiting Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre and Famous Hotel Rwanda. They can meet your closest primates the mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park. Let this 8-day Rwanda safari tour assist you with the best places and things to do in the country of gorillas and chimpanzees.
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Meet your private guide at Kigali international airport, who will transfer you to your hotel. Set off with your guide on an introductory tour of the city. The journey from the airport to the hotel is only a few minutes, but the scenic views of the country are pretty awesome to be ignored. Try to soak in the scenic bites of this mesmerizing place. The entire Rwanda is packed with green tropical forests and rolling hills.
Historical Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre
Visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre, which does an excellent job of educating visitors about the history of Rwanda by providing an important space of remembrance and peace. The best part about the center is the audio guide that narrates the entire history of the country throughout the exhibition. This helps you in getting an in-depth understanding of the horrors that took place in Rwanda in 1994. Visit the park at your comfort, explore it during the day, and enjoy a small picnic in one of the beautiful garden spaces.
Enjoying Famous Hotel Rwanda
Today, pay a visit to the famous Hotel Rwanda. This is the same hotel that the Hollywood Movie Hotel Rwanda was narrated. If you have seen the movie, you will connect to the story of this place. The hotel signifies the bravery of a hotel manager who once saved 1238 lives inside this hotel. A visit to the hotel connects you to the moments of horrors that hundreds of people witnessed inside the hotel. Explore it all and return to your hotel before the dark.
Heading to Volcanoes National Park
Today, your guide will drive you to the Volcanoes National Park, home to some of the rarest species of mountain gorillas. You are expected to visit the park early, around 8-9 AM. The earlier you reach, the more time you spend with your closest primates. Once inside the park, listen to two things. One is your guide, and second to the hoots of the gorillas. Listen to them as you must follow the same while enjoying the gorilla trekking experience.
Natural Volcanoes National Park
Today, start the hike deep into the forest to where the gorillas were seen the night before and track from that point. You can be there till the evening, after which you must leave for your place. You may also find the forest raining mildly, so make sure you have a solution. However, getting face to face with gorillas will cover all this with surprise and thrills.
Mystical Nyungwe Forest
Today, enjoy an early breakfast before your guide drives you in a private vehicle to visit the scenic Nyungwe Forest, which is home to many Rwandan Chimpanzees. A hike in the forest is all you need to soak your eyes with the scenic beauty of the green rolling hills and incredible golden chimpanzees of the forest. Following that, enjoy a delicious dinner at a posh eatery before retiring to your resort for the night.
Adventurous Nyungwe Forest
Today, enjoy mesmerizing canopy walks and waterfall hikes in the forest. The views of the forest are breathtaking, and the countless birds and butterfly species, including the golden monkey population, definitely make it one of the top places in Rwanda. Enjoy a serene hike in the beautiful forest of Nyungwe while being surrounded by the pristine natural environment. You can opt for one of the popular camps for an overnight stay in the forest.
Today, your private guide will transfer you to the airport for your international departure.