+256 704347452 info@paradiseadventurevacations.com
+256 704347452 info@paradiseadventurevacations.com

Rwanda Gorilla Safari Adventure – 7-Days

Full Name*
Email Address*
Your Enquiry*
* Creating an account means you're okay with our Terms of Service and Privacy Statement.
Please agree to all the terms and conditions before proceeding to the next step
Save To Wish List

Adding item to wishlist requires an account

7 Days 6 Nights
Availability : 11
Kigali Airport
Kigali Airport
Min Age : 11+
Max People : 200

7 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari Adventure

Welcome to Rwanda Gorilla Safari Adventure, the “land of a thousand hills”. This tour has specifically been designed to show you the best highlights of this fascinating country. Not only from a primate’s eye view  Nyungwe Forest but also on a canopy walk. In order to close encounters with chimpanzees and the gorillas of the mist. Additionally accommodation is provided in an en-suite lodges of mid-range standard, chosen for their comfort and great location.

The Highlights of Rwanda Gorilla Safari Adventure

Arrival to Kigali

Visit Genocide Memorial & Travel to Nyungwe Forest

Chimpanzee Tracking & Canopy Walk

Explore Lake Kivu

Volcanoes National Park

Gorilla Tracking (Optional)

Return to Kigali


Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival To Kigali/Rwanda Gorilla Safari Adventure

This small but scenically stunning country is thus known for its endless rolling green hills, which you will experience on your fly-over to Kigali International Airport. A representative from your hotel will pick you up and drive you straightaway to your hotel in a quiet leafy street in the heart of down-town Kigali.

However, if time allows, you are free to explore the city today. There are many activities in Kigali that are easily arranged through the reception at your hotel, for example city tours and visits to the craft markets browse amongst the pottery, carvings, batik, weaving, musical instruments, leather and fabrics on offer..

Location: Kigali Rwanda

Accommodation Option:

             Luxury             Kigali Serena Hotel or Similar
             Mid-range             Kigali Marriott Hotel or Similar

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey


Day 2: Visit Genocide Memorial & Travel To Nyungwe Forest National Park/Rwanda Gorilla Safari Adventure

Genocide Memorial

Your Paradise Adventure Vacations guide will greet you at the hotel in the morning and certainly drive you to Nyungwe Forest in western Rwanda. If time allows and you feel up for it, you can visit the Genocide Memorial in town before setting off. Furthermore, the Genocide Memorial is a place of commemoration for the 250,000 victims buried in mass graves here and an important remembrance of the unfathomable brutality of the 1994 genocide. The exhibit is an intensely emotional experiences but also an educational one, where you will learn about the darkest hour in Rwanda’s recent history.

Nyungwe Forest

On your drive today, you will then  pass through the town of Butare, about 135km from Kigali. While here you can visit Butare National Museum displaying a range of ethnographic objects that will give you an insight into the rich traditional life and culture of the country. At the end of the day you will reach Nyungwe Forest National Park. Specifically known as one of the world’s oldest and most beautiful rainforest in Africa. The forest is incredibly biodiverse with 13 known primate species residing here for instance  colobus monkeys, mangabeys, blue monkeys and, of course, our nearest relatives, the chimpanzees. Nyungwe Forest is also famous among the birding community who come to spot some of the 310 bird species recorded here, 26 of which are endemic to Rwanda. You will also have plenty of time to explore the interior of the forest tomorrow.

Location: Nyungwe Forest National Park (Chimps)

Accommodation Option:

                      Luxury                 The Retreat by Heaven or Simlar
                     Midrange   Dove Hotel Kigali or Similar

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey


Day 3: Nyungwe Forest National Park- Chimpanzee Trekking & Canopy Walk/Rwanda Gorilla Safari Adventure

Firstly, you will venture deep into Nyungwe Forest National Park in search of the chimpanzees. Meanwhile on a Chimpanzee Tracking experience in Nyungwe Forest you will have the opportunity to follow an experienced guide into the forest to observe these fascinating creatures at a close range. Watching them interact with each other and go about their daily routine of grooming, playing and foraging is surely an incredible experience.

While your chances of encountering chimpanzees are high during your tracking excursion, it is never 100% guaranteed. These are after all wild animals with wills and minds of their own. From the trails below the foliage you will also head up high into the forest canopy on one of East Africa’s first canopy walks. The network of suspension bridges will lead you on a 1.5 hour walk over a deep gorge through especially to the beautiful and lush vegetation and difference animal habitats.

Location: Nyungwe Forest National Park (Chimps)

Accommodation Option:

                     Luxury                 The Retreat by Heaven or Similar
                    Midrange    Dove Hotel Kigali or Similar

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey


Day 4: Lake Kivu/Rwanda Gorilla Safari Adventure

From the rainforests of Nyungwe you will then travel north along the shores of Lake Kivu. One of the African Great Lakes in the Albertine Rift evidently creating a natural border between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The stunning shores of Lake Kivu basically contain some of the best inland beaches on the continent. Meanwhile you can choose to relax at the lodge today ,take a stroll on the long stretch of beach near the property, or explore the shorelines and bays on a half-day kayaking tour.

Location: Lake Kivu

Accommodation Option:

                      Luxury               Gorillas Lake Kivu Hotel or Similar
                    Midrange Lake Kivu Serena Hotel or Similar

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey


Day 5: Transfer To Volcanoes National Park/Rwanda Gorilla Safari Adventure

If you think after Nyungwe Forest and Lake Kivu, that Rwanda can’t get any more scenic, you haven’t certainly seen Volcanoes National Park. The national park basically contains parts of the Virunga mountain range and its 5 volcanoes that form the border between Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Besides being one of the most scenic sights in Africa, the park is also the gateway to face-to-face encounters with the iconic mountain gorillas.

While the main draw of visiting Volcanoes NP is to see the real gorillas in the mist, there are other fantastic activities to experience here like, tracking excursions to find the rare golden monkeys, volcano hikes and a visit to the Dian Fossey research center.

Optional: Explore more of Lake Kivu

Lake Kivu also offers some of the best outdoor activities in Rwanda from hiking or mountain biking the Congo Nile Trail. For instance a network of over 200km of trail stretching along the length of the lake, to kayaking excursions to explore some of the islands scattered across the lake. Should you want another day to fully discover this stunning region let your Travel Consultant know at the time of booking!

Optional: Go Gorilla Tracking in Uganda instead for half the price!

From Lake Kivu you are close to the Ugandan border and Bwindi Forest and Mgahinga National Park where, combined, more than half the gorilla population in the world reside. The permit prices for gorilla tracking in Uganda are USD 700, less than half of the cost of gorilla permit costs for tracking in Rwanda. Rwanda Gorilla Safari Adventure, Should you feel like this is better suited for your budget we can arrange your gorilla tracking experience to be in Uganda instead. You would then skip this visit to Volcanoes NP and head straight for Bwindi Forest or Mgahinga NP.

Location: Volcanoes National Park

Accommodation Option:

                     Luxury                 Mountain Gorilla View Lodge or Similar
                    Midrange   Volcanoes Boutique Hotel or Similar

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

Day 6: Volcanoes National Park- Gorilla trekking (Optional)

Encountering the rare and endangered mountain gorillas is surely an experience of a lifetime. In the company of an experienced park ranger you will certainly be tracking the whereabouts of one of the habituated family groups who live in the park and can tolerate the presence of humans for a brief period every day.

Your gorilla tracking experience will be an exciting, yet challenging, journey along forested (sometimes muddy and slippery) slopes, tangled vines, thick vegetation and bamboo forests before you  eventually reach the territory of these gentle giants. En-route, your ranger will also point out telltale signs of previous gorilla activity like dung, nests and chewed bamboo shoots.

Once the family of gorillas have been located, settle in to the environment and enjoy the hour you have to quietly observe these fascinating primates whose habits and mannerisms remind us so much of our own. Encountering the mountain gorillas in the wild is a truly humbling and emotional experience, one that you will surely  remember for the rest of your life.

Location: Volcanoes National Park

Accommodation Option:

                     Luxury                 Mountain Gorilla View Lodge or Similar
                    Midrange   Volcanoes Boutique Hotel or Similar

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey


Day 7: Return To Kigali/Rwanda Gorilla Safari Adventure

Enjoy your last morning in the rain-forest today before your guide drives you back to Kigali for your departure flight. Please make sure your international flight departure is not before 3 pm. For flights departing before 3 pm we will arrange a night in Kigali for you at an additional cost. Thus the end of our tour.

Thank you for specifically choosing Paradise Adventure Vacations and we hope to see you again!

Location: Kigali Rwanda

Accommodation: No

Meal plan: Breakfast and lunch 

Drinking water and Fruits throughout


Tour Includes:

Airport transfer on Day 1 carried out by accommodation in Kigali

Airport transfer on Day 7 carried out by your driver/guide

Transportation in a 4WD safari van

All fuel for the tour

Professional English-speaking driver/guide

Accommodation as listed

Meals as listed

Drinking water in the vehicle

Park entrance fees

Activities as listed

1 Chimpanzee Tracking permit per person

1 Gorilla Tracking permit per person (USD 1.500)



Tour Excludes:

International flights

Visa, Meals that are not part of your accommodation

Activities that are mentioned as optional in the program

A porter to carry your daypack during gorilla tracking (recommended)

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.)

Special Deals on African Safari 2023-2024 (Rates Per Person in USD)

2 People
1 room
4 People
2 rooms
5 People+
Mid-range Safari $000pp $000pp GET A QUOTE
Luxury Safari $000pp $000pp GET A QUOTE

Our Safari Vehicles - Luxury 4x4 Land Cruiser Extended

All our Safari vehicles are Toyota Land-cruiser 4×4 with pop-up roofs. The vehicles are serviced and maintained to a very high standard before, during and after every safari. Paradise Adventure Vacations Ltd offering all-wheel drive safari vehicles suitable for off-road driving, which enable travelers to discover the magical areas of East Africa in a pleasant and reliable manner.

Our Safari Vehicles Seating Plan

Paradise Adventure Vacations

Electrical charging & power supply

All our safari vehicles have power / charging points. Please bring travel adaptors to ensure they are suitable for your appliances / devices

What happens if the jeep breaks down?

Our Safari vehicles are serviced and maintained to a very high standard before, during and after every safari. The age of the vehicles in our fleet varies but most were built between 2008 and 2013. If your vehicle does break down and it cannot be fixed on the road, we will request a rescue jeep which will come for you so that you can continue your safari with minimum impact. Whilst every effort is made to prevent this from happening, the driving is rough and the vehicles do take quite a pounding!

We believe in value for money. Every guest would like to have the most reliable and comfortable vehicles on safari. In response to the clients’ needs, we have a very strict vehicle replacement policy that ensures a young fleet at all times. We have a total fleet of 225 well-maintained motor vehicles, predominantly 4-wheel drives. This does away with the problem of sub-contracting vehicles and driver-guides, which may compromise the quality of services. Our safari vehicles are specifically converted for maximum space and comfort. All of them have hatched roof and sliding windows to facilitate good viewing and convenient photography during game drives and sight seeing.

    Request a Quote:

    8 travellers are considering this tour right now!