Menu Close

12 days Rwanda Safaris Experience

This twelve-day safari will take you to some of Rwanda’s most amazing destinations. Hike through Nyungwe Forest National Park and search for the elusive mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park. Enjoy all that Rwanda has to offer from Kigali to Musanze!

Day 1. Kigali

You will be met and greeted by your Rwagasabo Safaris driver-guide upon your arrival at Kigali International Airport. He or she will brief you on your safari before transferring you to your hotel for your overnight stay in Kigali and relax at your Hotel.

Day 2. Transfer to Nyungwe Forest, Museums visit

After an early morning breakfast, you will drive into the Nyungwe Forest. On the way you will visit Nyanza King’s Palace, the National Museum of Butare. Nyanza was the headquarters of the ancient Rwanda Kingdom before the arrival of the Europeans. The compound features the tastefully decorated modern palace built by King Mutura in 1934.

Day 3. Golden Monkey tracking and Canopy Walk

After breakfast, you will enter the Nyungwe forest to track Golden monkeys. A walk into the forest with our knowledgeable guides well versed in botany, ornithology, and interspecies relationships will be a whole new learning experience for you. You will return to your hotel for lunch and take the Canopy walk in the afternoon, overnight at the hotel.

Day 4. Hiking to Waterfall/Colobus Monkey track

Today will be your second day in the Nyungwe forest. In the morning you can either opt for Colobus Monkey tracking or a nature walk to the waterfalls. After lunch relax, overnight will be at the hotel.

Day 5. Chimpanzees trekking

Wake-up in Early morning, departure at 5:00 a.m for chimpanzees trekking. After trekking, you will head to Karongi via kivu belt way. Along the way you will enjoy the thousands of beautiful green hills that make up our country as well as views of Kivu Lake. Your overnight will be at the Betania Guest House.

Day 6. Rubavu

Today you will transfer to Gisenyi by speed boat or by vehicle (the choice is yours). Along the way you will explore the wonderful views of the different islands along Lake Kivu and some of the Congolese hills. Your overnight will be at the Hotel Ubumwe.

Day 7. Transfer to Musanze

You will spend part of the day relaxing and swimming at Kivu Serena Beach. After breakfast and your time at the beach you will drive to Musanze, the base town for visiting mountain gorillas. Enjoy a visit of the Ibyiwacu cultural village and then overnight at the Hotel Muhabura.

Day 8. Mountain Gorilla trekking

Early in the morning after breakfast you will be transferred to Volcanoes National Park for your first gorilla trek. You will arrive at the main office at 7:00am for a short briefing and coffee break before going on your trek. After Gorilla trekking, lunch time, relax and overnight will be at the hotel.

Day 9. Golden Monkeys trekking

Today you will visit the golden monkeys in Volcanoes National Park. You will again have to be at the main office at 7:00am for a short briefing before your trek. Return at lunchtime and then go visit the twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo. Your overnight will be at the hotel.

Day 10. Transfer to Akagera National Park

In the morning, after breakfast, you will be transferred to Akagera via Kigali. Here you will have to visit Kigali Genocide Memorial center and lunch before driving into Akagera National Park. You will take a sunset boat cruise to Lake Ihema in the afternoon and the overnight will be at Akagera Game Lodge Hotel.

Day 11. Game drive

After breakfast you will go on a game drive in the park, Akagera National park is located in Eastern Rwanda on the border with Tanzania. African parks is currently managing this park and has done a great job with the conservation. In the past there were lots of conflict between people and the park but this was solved by fencing off part of the park and the introduction of community tours where visitors are encouraged to visit the communities and benefit accordingly. Akagera national park is a the only Savannah park in Rwanda and is home to several mammal species including Lions, Elephants, Giraffes, Hippos, Kobs, Zebras, Bushbucks, Waterbucks and most recently Black Rhinos have been introduces from South Africa, making Akagera national park officially a big 5 park like it was many years ago. It is also home to numerous bird species in the several habitats which include woodland, swamps, lakes and Savannah.
Then return to Kigali

Day 12. Kigali

After breakfast, and depending on your departure flight, you may go on a complementary visit to the Ntarama Church. This was the site where more than 5,000 were killed during the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. This genocide memorial is located 30km south of Kigali in the Bugasera region. This church and its contents are a reminder of the horrifying violence that took place. Learn more about the unity and reconciliation commission while you are here.
End of tour

  • Entry Permits
  • Park Ranger Fees
  • Relevant Government Taxes
  • Full time English or/and French speaking Driver/Guide
  • Full Board Accomodation
  • Meal
  • Ground Transportation by a 4×4 vehicle
  • Airport transfer, as long as your flight is on the same day on which the safari ends
  • Airfares
  • Visa Fees
  • Personal Insurance
  • Expenses of personal nature such as; drinks, tips, laundry, telephone, cigarettes, accommodation & meals not indicated in the itinerary and optional activities.

Find the list of recommended lodges to be enjoyed during your stay in Volcanoes national Park during your Gorilla trekking in Rwanda.

Volcanoes Lodges

Volcanoes national park is located in the northern province of Rwanda , its ranked as the home to the mountain gorillas and all gorilla trekking tours offered by Active African Vacations leads to Volcanoes national Park. Hotels & lodges found in this park include mountain gorilla view lodge,volcanoes lodge, Kinigi guest house,Muhabura hotel,Villa Da Gorilla,Five volcanoes lodge.

Muhabura Hotel Budget

Muhabura Hotel is a budget lodge (2 Star Hotel) and its recommended for travelers that are taking gorilla Safaris to Volcanoes on Budget option , Dont miss to enjoy the cheapest price on gorilla trekking adventure to Rwanda, Expect good service worthy the price.

Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

Book your stay on mountain gorilla view lodge which is a mid range hotel located in Volcanoes National Park, Mostly recommended to Middle range travelers on 3 Star Hotels.Enjoy gorilla trekking in Rwanda with Active African Vacations.

Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge luxury

Enjoy the overnight stay at Sabyinyo silverback lodge which is a luxury 5 Star hotel located in Volcanoes national park, its recommended to luxury travelers that wish to enjoy gorilla trekking in Rwanda and advance booking is required.


Nyungwe Lodges

Nyungwe forest national park is well known for chimpanzee tracking & canopy walk, its located in southern rwanda, it has accommodation facilities ranging from Mid Range,
Budget and luxury lodges. it has Gisakura guest house, Nyungwe forest lodge and nyungwe hill top Lodge. Book a Discounted price safari to nyungwe with Rwagasabo safaris Rwanda to enjoy the stay in any of the accommodation below.

One & Only Nyungwe House

Visit Rwanda Chimpanzee Tracking in nyungwe forest with the overnight stay in One & Only Nyungwe House that is a luxury lodge 5 Stars hotel recommended by Active African Vacations.

Gisakura Guesthouse budget

Traveling on budget option , Gisakura guest house is recommended to primates travelers that visit Nyungwe forest national park for chimpanzee tracking in the wild,its offering basic accommodation for travelers.

Nyungwe hill top view Mid range

Find mid range accommodation in nyungwe forest recommended by Active African Vacations called Nyungwe Hill Top lodge , offering moderate accommodation facilities to travelers .Book chimps Trek in Rwanda.


Akagera Lodges
Akagera Wildlife national park is among the top destination for wildlife conservation, enjoy wildlife game drive & Boat cruise in Akagera National Park. Its still lacking budget lodges and accommodation needs to be booked in advance.

Akagera Game Lodge

Being one of the best getaways and destinations at Akagera Np, the lodge offers exquisite reliable accommodation that is comfortable to all that visit the park on holiday.

Ruzizi Tented Camp

Situated along the shores of Lake Ihema offering exceptional views of the surrounding, Ruzizi tented camp has 7 en-suite tents suitable for all travelers worldwide.

Minimum Pax: 1

Duration: 12days

Pickup : Any time

Destination : Akagera, Nyungwe & Volcanoes National Park 

Type: Rwanda Tour