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7 Days Rwanda Safari Tour: A Perfect One Week in Rwanda Itinerary

7 Days Rwanda Safari Tour: Overview

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Explore the ultimate 7 Days Rwanda Safari Tour: This one-week Rwanda safari itinerary is a  perfect adventure that enables you to explore Rwanda’s gorillas, chimpanzees, wildlife, culture, and

beautiful scenery. Starting and ending in Kigali, this affordable 7 days in Rwanda safari trip combines Rwanda gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park, a canopy walk and chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe National Park, wildlife viewing in Akagera National Park, Musanze cave walk, cultural tours, and Lake Kivu beach relaxation to form a diverse and exciting journey.

Your seven-days Rwanda safari adventure begins in Akagera National Park, renowned for its diverse African wildlife, including elephants, buffaloes, hippos, giraffes, lions, leopards, and rhinos. Next, journey to Nyungwe Forest National Park, one of Africa’s most expansive montane forests and home to over 500 chimpanzees and 13 primate species.

After enjoying the wonders of Nyungwe, relax at Lake Kivu, one of Africa’s Great Lakes, before heading to Volcanoes National Park, where you’ll have the unique opportunity to trek and observe a third of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas. Gorilla trekking in Rwanda offers the extraordinary privilege of witnessing these gentle giants in their natural habitat, an unforgettable experience.

You can book this 7 days Rwanda safari tour as-is or customize it to fit your interests.

7 Days Rwanda Safari: Prime Safari Activities

  • Trekking gorillas in Volcanoes National Park
  • Chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe Forest National Park
  • Canopy walking in Nyungwe Forest
  • Game drives in Akagera National Park
  • Boat cruise on Lake Ihema in Akagera
  • Exploring Musanze Caves
  • Relaxation on Lake Kivu’s sandy beaches
  • Cultural heritage tours at the Ethnographic Museum & King’s Palace
  • Scenic drives through Rwanda’s stunning landscapes

7 Days Rwanda Safari Tour: Featured Destinations

  • Days 1 & 2: Akagera National Park
  • Days 3 & 4: Nyungwe Forest National Park, Ethnographic Museum & King’s Palace
  • Day 5: Lake Kivu – Gisenyi Beach
  • Day 6: Volcanoes National Park & Musanze Caves
  • Day 7: Kigali

7 Days Rwanda Safari Tour: Highlights

Day 1: Arrival at Kigali International Airport & transfer to Akagera National Park

Day 2: Morning game drive & afternoon boat ride in Akagera National Park

Day 3: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest, visiting the Ethnographic Museum & King’s Palace en route

Day 4: Morning chimpanzee trekking and afternoon canopy walk in Nyungwe Forest

Day 5: Drive to Lake Kivu for beach relaxation, via the Congo-Nile Divide Trail

Day 6: Relaxed morning and transfer to Volcanoes National Park, with a tour of Musanze Caves

Day 7: Gorilla trekking and return to Kigali for departure

7 Days Rwanda Safari Tour: Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival & Transfer to Akagera National Park

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Upon arrival at Kigali International Airport, meet your tour driver who will brief you on your 7-days Rwanda safari itinerary. Enjoy a scenic drive to Akagera National Park, passing through the picturesque Rwamagana countryside. Check into your lodge for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

Optional activities:

  • Sunset boat cruise on Lake Ihema
  • Night game drive.

Day 2: Game Drive & Boat Ride in Akagera

Start the day of this rewarding Rwanda wildlife safari with an early morning game drive to spot predators and other wildlife as the sun rises over the plains. Return to the lodge for lunch and relaxation. In the afternoon, enjoy a boat ride on Lake Ihema, watching hippos, crocodiles, and various bird species. Retire to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park

After a relaxed breakfast, embark on a journey to Nyungwe Forest National Park. En route, visit the King’s Palace in Nyanza and the Ethnographic Museum in Huye to learn about Rwanda’s rich cultural heritage. Continue to Nyungwe Forest for dinner and overnight at your lodge.

Day 4: Chimpanzee Trekking & Canopy Walk

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Begin the day with an early breakfast and then join a guided trek to see chimpanzees in Nyungwe Forest. Afterward, return to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, experience a thrilling canopy walk above the forest.

Day 5: Drive to Lake Kivu

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before driving to Lake Kivu, passing through scenic landscapes and small villages. Arrive in Gisenyi for relaxation at your beachfront hotel.

Day 6: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park & Musanze Caves

After a relaxed morning at Lake Kivu, drive to Volcanoes National Park. Upon arrival, explore the Musanze Caves before heading to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 7: Gorilla Trekking & Return to Kigali

Start the day with an early breakfast and head to the park headquarters for a briefing on the Rwanda gorilla trekking. Spend an hour observing mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. After this unforgettable experience, return to Kigali for your departure flight.

End of the 7 Days Rwanda Safari Tour

Feel free to customize this itinerary to match your interests and preferences for an unforgettable Rwanda safari experience.

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