Rwanda Escape

Rwanda Escape

Explore and wrap up Rwanda attractions in 10 days! Visit three of Rwanda’s National parks i.e. Nyungwe for Chimpanzee tracking, Akagera for game viewing and Volcanoes National Park for gorilla and golden monkey trekking. Spice up your stay with a visit to Lake Kivu, not to mention interacting with the local communities.

Days (10)

  1. Arrival At Kigali International Airport
    • Day 1

    Upon arrival at Kigali international airport, you will be welcomed by our driver guide. He will brief you about your 10 days safari and then drive you to your booked accommodation for dinner and overnight stay. Meal Plan: Dinner

  2. Transfer To Akagera National Park From Kigali. (travel Time: +2hrs)
    • Day 2

    After breakfast, start off your journey to discover Akagera National Park. Our driver guide will take you on this approximately 2.5 hour journey. The drive is arguably scenic and one wouldn’t resist the temptation to make some stopovers for photography. Enjoy an en route mini game drive as you approach your lodge for check-in and lunch. After lunch, embark on a boat trip to explore Lake Ihema. You will ride passed yawning hippos and crocodiles in the water. Watch visiting buffaloes, elephants, and antelopes lining the lake shores. Later return to the lodge for dinner and evening stay. Meal plan: Breakfast and lunch.

  3. Full Day Game Drive.
    • Day 3

    After early morning breakfast, you will go for the early morning game drive. This offers a great opportunity to catch up with late hunters and early risers. Roam the park tracts in search of the big 5 and other interesting wildlife. You are also likely to encounter some bird species as the park is home to over 500 bird species. You will have a picnic lunch. After lunch, proceed with your game drive for more search of abundant wildlife within this great park. Later return to your lodge for dinner and evening stay.

  4. Transfer To Kigali (travel Time: +2hours)
    • Day 4

    After breakfast, start off your journey back to Kigali. Have lunch, and later in the afternoon, visit the Kigali genocide memorial ground. Over 25000 bodies of victims of the 1994 Rwandan genocide were buried in a mass ground on site. This place acts as a museum and an education center. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

  5. Transfer To Nyungwe Forest National Park. (travel Time: +5 Hours)
    • Day 5

    After breakfast, start off your journey to discover Nyungwe forest national park. Along the way, make stopovers at Royal Palace Museum and the Ethnographic Museum in Southern Province to learn about Rwanda’s history and cultures. You will have lunch en route at one of the local restaurants. Upon arrival at Nyungwe, you will check-in at your booked accommodation and spend the afternoon at leisure. Have dinner and overnight stay. Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

  6. Chimpanzee Tracking And Canopy Walk
    • Day 6

    After breakfast, you will be dropped at Nyungwe headquarters for briefing before venturing into chimpanzee tracking. Although chimpanzees hog the limelight, Nyungwe forest has more 12 primate species to look out for. Smell the freshness as you listen to the birds singing in the trees. The forest is also home to a colorful variety of birds and butterfly species. Upon finding the chimpanzees, you will be allowed one hour in their company. Observe them as you take pictures, audio and visual recordings. After tracking the chimps, return to the lodge for lunch and then go for the canopy walk. This exhilarating walk on a 70 meters suspended metallic bridge affords you a scenic overview of Nyungwe forest and its environs. Also, get to see birds and primates up close while on this approximately 2 hour venture. Later in the afternoon return to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay. Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.

  7. Transfer To Musanze (travel Time: 3 Hours)
    • Day 7

    After a relaxed breakfast, experience the beautiful sun rise over Lake Kivu. Take a boat ride to explore the beautiful attractions within this great lake. Disembark from the boat to take on a nature walk on one of the islands. Lake Kivu is also a birders' haven as it is home to a number of bird species like the comrand, pied king fishers, weaver birds, heron to mention but a few. Return to the shore, have lunch and drive off to Musanze. The drive is roughly 3 hours long. Upon arrival, check in at your lodge where you will also have dinner and overnight stay. Musanze is a tourism area near Volcanoes National Park, where most of the lodges are located since there are no lodges inside of the park. Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.

  8. Gorilla Trekking
    • Day 8

    Today after your early morning breakfast, at 7.30 am, you will be transported to the park’s headquarters for the pre-trek briefing. Explore Volcanoes National Park in search of the rare mountain gorillas. Trekking can last from 1-6hrs depending on the movement of the gorillas. Upon meeting the gorillas, you will have one hour to gaze into the eyes of these gentle giants. Take pictures, audio, and visual recordings as you watch them go about their daily activities like feeding, grooming, playing etc. Return to the park headquarters, and drive back to your accommodation where you will spend your afternoon at leisure.

  9. Golden Monkey Trekking And Transfer To Kigali (travel Time: 2 Hours)
    • Day 9

    After breakfast, report to park headquarters for briefing before your golden monkey trekking adventure. The activity is not as strenuous as gorilla trekking since the monkeys never go to high altitudes. Upon finding the golden monkeys, you will be allowed one hour with them. You will later return to the lodge for lunch and later transfer to Kigali. If time permits, do a Kigali city tour to visit the Kigali genocide memorial ground and Kimironko local market for shopping. Have dinner and overnight stay at your booked accommodation in Kigali.

  10. Transfer To Kigali Airport And Departure
    • Day 10

    After breakfast, check out and transfer to Kigali airport for your onward flight back home. End of service.


A gorilla permit
Cultural experience
Game drive
Ground transportation
A golden monkey permit
Park entrace fees
Full board accommodation for 9 nights
Boat ride on L.Kivu
Drinking water