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8 days Rwanda culture & gorilla tour

Safari overview

8 days Rwanda culture & gorilla tour, This 8 days Rwanda culture & gorilla tour will give you a chance to trek the gorillas in volcanoes national park. And also visit the Iby’iwacu Cultural Village, you will also trek the golden monkey, and also relax at Lake Kivu.

Safari highlight for 8 days Rwanda culture & gorilla tour

Arrival in Kigali

Transfer to Volcanoes National Park

Gorilla trekking

Golden Monkey Trekking and Iby’iwacu Cultural Village

Transfer to Lake Kivu

Cultural Tour

Day 1: Arrival in Kigali

Upon arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will be met by our adventure Rwanda safari tour guide/driver. Who will transfer you to your pre booked accommodation in Kigali. Depending on your arrival time, you can spend the afternoon visiting some of the city’s cultural sites. Such as the Kigali Genocide Memorial sites where over 2000 buried under the same grave, take a visit also to the National Museum of Rwanda, or the Kimironko Market. Diner and an overnight stay at

Location: Kigali

Accommodation options:

  • Luxury: The Retreat by Heaven
  • Mid-range: Dove Hotel Kigali
  • Budget: Five to Five Hotel

Meals Plan: Lunch and Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits throughout

Day 2: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park

After breakfast, you will depart for Volcanoes National Park; the park is located in the northern of Rwanda. The journey takes about 2.5 hours and you will pass through spectacular scenery along the way. In the afternoon, you can visit the nearby Musanze Caves. Or take a cultural tour to visit a local village and learn more about their traditional Rwandan life. Dinner and an overnight stay at your lodge.

Destination: Volcanoes national park

Accommodation Options

  • Luxury: One and only | Five Volcanoes
  • Mid-range: Le Bambou gorilla lodge
  • Budget: Garden Palace hotel

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drinking Water throughout

Day 3: Gorilla trekking

After an early breakfast, you will head to the park headquarters to meet your ranger guide for a briefing on gorilla trekking rules and regulations. You will then embark on a trek through the forest in search of the mountain gorillas. The time taken to meet the gorillas depends on where they last spent their night from. So trek came go from 1-6 hours so a sturdy pair of walking shoes or boots is highly recommended and once the gorillas are met, you will spend an hour observing them in their natural habitat studding their behaviors. As well as taking as many pictures and videos with them before returning to your accommodation.

Destination: Volcanoes national park

Accommodation Options

  • Luxury: One and only | Five Volcanoes
  • Mid-range: Le Bambou gorilla lodge
  • Budget: Garden Palace hotel

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drinking Water throughout

Day 4: Golden Monkey Trekking and Iby’iwacu Cultural Village

In the morning, you will again be driven by our safari guide to the park headquarters to receive short briefings about gorilla trekking. Golden monkeys are primates that reside in the Virunga regions of Uganda, Rwanda and DR Congo. These monkeys are generally active than the gorilla so you will continuous follow them as they forage for food especially the delicious bamboo shoots. Like the gorillas ounce they met, you are strictly allowed 1 hour with them. Later, you will visit the Iby’iwacu Cultural Village, where you will experience traditional Rwandan culture through dance, music, and storytelling. Dinner and an overnight stay at

Destination: Volcanoes national park

Accommodation Options

  • Luxury: One and only |Five Volcanoes
  • Mid-range: Le Bambou gorilla lodge
  • Budget: Garden Palace hotel

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drinking Water throughout

Day 5: Transfer to Lake Kivu

After breakfast, you will depart for Lake Kivu, one of Africa’s great lakes located in western Rwanda. You can spend the afternoon relaxing on the beach, kayaking, or taking a boat ride to nearby islands. Come back to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay at

Destination: Volcanoes national park

Accommodation Options  

  • Luxury:  Gorillas Lake Kivu Hotel
  • Mid-range:   Lake Kivu Serena Hotel
  • Budget:  Hill View Hotel

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drinking Water throughout

Day 6: Cultural Tour

Today you will take a cultural tour to visit a local community and learn about traditional Rwandan life. You will visit a local school, a traditional healer, a banana beer brewery, and a weaving cooperative, among other sites.

Destination: Volcanoes national park

Accommodation Options  

  • Luxury:  Gorillas Lake Kivu Hotel
  • Mid-range:   Lake Kivu Serena Hotel
  • Budget:  Hill View Hotel

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drinking Water throughout

Day 7: Lake Kivu

Today is a free day to enjoy the many activities available at Lake Kivu, such as swimming, kayaking, boat rides, or hiking in the nearby hills. You can also visit some of the local fishing villages to learn about the traditional fishing methods and taste some of the local fish dishes. Diner and an overnight stay at

Destination: Volcanoes national park

Accommodation Options  

  • Luxury:  Gorillas Lake Kivu Hotel
  • Mid-range:   Lake Kivu Serena Hotel
  • Budget:  Hill View Hotel

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drinking Water throughout

Day 8: Departure

After breakfast, you will be transferred back to Kigali for your departure flight. You can stop along the way to visit some of the local handicraft markets to buy souvenirs before reaching the airport. And if your flight is in evening still you do last minutes shopping before your departure.

End of safari

This itinerary can be customized to your preferences and interests, and additional activities such as hiking, bird watching, or visiting other cultural sites can be added to the itinerary.

Destination: Kigali Rwanda

Accommodation Option: No

Meals Plan: Breakfast, and Lunch

Drinking Water and fruits throughout

Included in the tour package

  • Airport transfers
  • Transportation in a 4WD plus all fuel for the tour
  • Professional English-speaking driver/guide
  • Accommodations
  • Meals
  • Drinking water in the vehicle
  • Park entrance fees
  • Activities as listed
  • Cultural site visits
  • Lake Kivu
  • Golden Monkey Trekking
  • Iby’iwacu Cultural Village
  •  Gorilla tracking permit per person (USD 1500)

Excluded

  • International flights
  • Visa
  • Meals that are not part of your accommodation
  • A porter to carry your daypack during gorilla tracking (recommended)
  • Government tax or increments in park fees
  • Personal insurance (medical/travel)
  • Tips and gratuities to your driver/guide, rangers, site guides, porters, hotel staff, etc
  • All expenses of a personal nature (e.g. drinks, laundry, souvenirs etc)
  • Not included
    Visa fees,Airport taxes

    Items of personal nature like bar bills, tipping, Laundry, and any expenses of personal nature

    Thank you for booking this trip with us at Adventure Rwanda Safaris expect the best.  This trip is arranged by Mum and Dad Uganda Tours and it should be noted that this itinerary can be re-arranged to meet your expectations.