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On this 12 Days Road Trip Adventure in Rwanda you will have an amazing safari experience as we will be visiting the best conservation areas of Rwanda including the Volcanoes National Park and Nyungwe Forest National Park, the safari presents a chance of meeting big primates like the Mountain Gorillas, and golden monkeys in Volcanoes National Park, and Nyungwe Forest National Park for the Canopy Walk and tracking black and white colobus monkeys. We will visit Akagera national park, Rwanda’s only Savannah National Park, to meet wildlife, there is a chance of spotting most of the big five of the wilderness.

12 Days Road Trip Adventure in Rwanda

Itinerary overview

Day 1: Arrival in Kigali.

Day 2: Transfer to Akagera National Park.

Day 3: Game drives in Akagera National Park.

Day 4: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park.

Day 5: Chimpanzee Tracking and Canopy Walk.

Day 6: Colobus Monkey Tracking.

Day 7: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park.

Day 8: Gorilla Trekking and Ibyiwacu Cultural Visit.

Day 9: Golden Monkey Tracking.

Day 10: Transfer to Lake Kivu.

Day 11: Boat Cruise along Lake Kivu.

Day 12: Departure to Kigali.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kigali

Upon arrival, you will be welcomed by a Kigali Car Rentals driver / tour guide who will welcome you, depending on the time of arrival, you will go for a Kigali city tour , visiting the Rwanda genocide memorial ground, which signifies where most Rwandans lost their lives during the civil war, take the local market tour and return to the hotel for your dinner and staying overnight at

Hotel des Mille Collins

Meal Plan: Bed and breakfast

Day 2: Transfer to Akagera National Park

We will have something to eat after which we transfer to Akagera National Park, which is Rwanda’s only Savannah national park, for wildlife, it is one gazette area where you can meet most of the adventure in Savannah parks, we drive approximately 2 and half  hours drive  arriving fro a ht lunch prepared check-in at the lodge and an afternoon game drive in Akagera National Park, expect to see Zebras, giraffes, waterbucks and many beautiful birds returning for a dinner and stay overnight at

Akagera Game Lodge

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3: Game Drives in Akagera National Park

After we have breakfast, we will be transferred to the park for enjoying the wildlife, Akagera’s most wildlife is concentrated in the North, we drive towards the areas through the game tracks of the park, popular spotting includes hippos, African elephants, lions, giraffes, and Impalas, we return to the lodge for lunch and an afternoon boat cruise along Lake Ihema.

Akagera game lodge

Meal plan: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4:  Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park

Nyungwe Forest National Park is one of the most virgin forests in Africa, it hosts 13 primates species popular for the chimpanzee, we will have breakfast early in the morning after which we shall depart to the conservation area driving through the beautiful tea plantations and the ever-rolling hills of Rwanda, we stop over in Huye for Lunch en-route and visiting the national museum, arriving in the evening in Nyungwe for dinner and stay overnight at

One and only Nyungwe house

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 5: Chimpanzee Tracking and Canopy Walk

Following an early morning breakfast, we will assemble at the visitor center for a morning briefing to meet our close relative Chimpanzee is said to share up to 98% of the human DNA, tracking takes 2-3 hours, the forest has a rich biodiverse number of primates so it is possible to view another type in addition to the chimpanzees, we return to the lodge for lunch and an afternoon Canopy walk, the suspended bridge will offer you the best sceneries in the park, returning for dinner and stay overnight at

One and only Nyungwe lodge

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 6: Colobus Monkey Tracking

After breakfast, we will transfer to the park center once again though this time around we will be looking for the colobus monkeys, there are many troops of Black and white colobus monkeys, imagine seeing over 500 characters tucked in White and black, we return to the lodge for a relaxed evening as we wait for the following day’s adventures.

One and only Nyungwe

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, dinner

Day 7: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park

We leave for volcanoes national park after breakfast, it is home to 5 volcanoes that form part of the eighth series of the great Virunga massif region, 2 of these are being shared with Uganda and the democratic republic of Congo we will drive for approximately 5 hours drive to reach the conservation area while enjoying the views of the volcanic mountain drops. Arriving for dinner and staying overnight at

Singita Kwitonda lodge

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 8: Gorilla Trekking and Ibyiwacu Cultural Visit

Morning breakfast after which we will transfer to the park headquarters for gorilla trekking experiences, you will be briefed by a park ranger and divided into groups per gorilla family, upon meeting the mountain gorillas, one hour is allowed while with the species, returning for lunch and a relaxed evening

Singita Kwitonda lodge

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 9: Golden Monkey Tracking

Like the previous day, the driver will drive you to the park headquarters to experience the golden monkeys, they live within the Bamboo forest region of Volcanoes and can only be found in the Virunga region, it is an endemic species, golden monkeys are more playful than the mountain gorillas, you will watch how thy beautiful pile bamboo leaves in their mouths. Upon reaching them, you will be allowed 1 hour to meet them and return.

Day 10: Transfer to Lake Kivu

Early morning breakfast, we visit the gorilla guardian village, for a cultural experience, they are amazing as they perform and dance to the  Rwandan traditional songs, you will have a chance to participate, they will show you how the Rwandans did their work long ago, traditional meds as well. After which we will have dinner and Transfer to Lake Kivu to finish our 12 days experience.

Lake Kivu Serena Hotel

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 11: Boat cruise along Lake Kivu

This will be more of a relaxed day in Rwanda, you will enjoy relaxing at the water pool at the lodge or have fun doing boat cruise or Kayaking on Lake Kivu, across the Lake are amazing views of Cogo the Neighbouring state dinner, and stay overnight at

Lake Kivu Serena Hotel

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 12: Departure to Kigali

We will have breakfast after which we transfer to Kigali to catch our international flight back home.

End of the 12 Days Road Trip Adventure in Rwanda.

The 12 Days Road Trip Adventure in Rwanda includes;

  • Meals and drinks as indicated in the travel plan.
  • Accommodation as indicated.
  • English speaking guide.
  • All ground transportation.
  • Park entrance and conservation fees.
  • Bottled water for highland areas.
  • Gorilla and chimpanzee permits.
  • Vehicle inclusive of fuel.

However, the 12 Days Road Trip Adventure in Rwanda excludes;

  • Meals and drinks not included in the travel plan.
  • Gratitude and tips to hotel staff and guides.
  • Extra costs incurred as a result of personal delays.
  • Visas and air tickets.
  • Laundry services.
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