9 Days Gorilla & Coffee Tour 9 days

The 9 days Rwanda grand tour allows you explore all that Rwanda has to offer to tourists. You will first of all have a city tour in Kigali, proceed for primate tracking and birding in Nyungwe National Park, connect to Parc National des Virunga for Mountain Gorilla tracking.

Apart from Chimps Trekking, Nyungwe National Park offers other activities like the canopy walk, Kamiranzovu Trail etc.

Day 1 Kigali

By our Driver guide, our private car will drive you to the hotel for luggage’s deposit. Afterwards, we will drive you to the city tour trip. Trip to the top of Mt. Kigali for views of the city and the countryside, a milk bar, Richard Kant House visit, a neighborhood market, Arts work visit, a great Rwandan lunch, the best coffee around, a neighborhood walk and ends at the Kigali Genocide Memorial.

Our tour ends around 14:30 at The Kigali Genocide Memorial. Our driver and vehicle will wait with you until 17:00 (when the memorial closes) for those interested. We highly recommend visiting the Memorial. There is also an option to get a ride back to your hotel at 14:30 for those not interested in visiting the Memorial.

Day 2 Nyungwe

Depart from Kigali; en-route visit some historical sites on the main road like Kamegeri’s rock , National Museum of Rwanda, Check in the hotel and refresh before you go for a late afternoon drive at the tea plantations to see some tea plantations. Overnight at your guesthouse.

Day 3 Nyungwe National Park

Early breakfast (4:45am), then drive to the chimp trekking point. After trekking, you may go for the Canopy Walkway follows. This is 50 meters above the ground level, and 200 meters long. The dizzying platform is above a steep and deep valley across a massive forest. The hanging platform which allows visitors to view different animal species in Nyungwe forest spreads over hundreds of square meters and will allow visitors to be at the “eye-to-eye” level with different primate species, and many bird species, all of which are fond of inhabiting the upper scales of the forest.

You will also have time to meet farmers at the tea plantations or visit the tea factory. Afterwards, drive to Rusizi. Check in and have lunch at the hotel. Some time to relax after trekking chimps. Overnight at a recommended hotel. Apart from Chimps Trekking, Nyungwe National Park offers other activities like the canopy walk, Kamiranzovu Trail, bird watching, hiking, and other activities can be confirmed depending on your aspirations.

Day 4 Karongi - Lake Kivu

Napoleon’s hut and Amahoro “Peace” Islands - enjoy fried Kivu fish and potatoes on the island plus some cold drinks of your choice. Swimming is optional to any interested member/guest. Overnight at a recommended hotel.

Day 5 Musanze

Transfer to Musanze. Visit the twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo in the afternoon. Overnight at a recommended hotel.

Day 6 Gorillas Trekking

Early breakfast (5:30am), then start gorilla trekking procedures at 7:00am at the park headquarters. After gorilla trekking, refresh and do a courtesy visit to Karisoke Research Center and drive to Kinigi cultural village to enjoy the traditional dance. Overnight at a recommended hotel.

Day 7 Banana & Sorghum Plantations - Gisenyi

Banana and sorghum are some of our staple food products in Rwanda and they are used in different ways i.e. as food, local beer/drinks and very im-portant in the cultural practices most especially during our traditional weddings ceremonies, settling of disputes between community members, bonding relationship between different families etc. Rwanda has four common species of banana plants and each species of banana plant has got unique uses and value. Practically, you will learn and understand while in the field. Sorghum production is quite complicated but made simple to experience and really a thrilling experience. Transfer to Rubavu, Gisenyi - check in the hotel. Drive around Gisenyi town as we head to Rubona fishing village to experience the lifestyle of fishermen and also watch the hot springs. Swimming is optional in the lake. Overnight at a recommended hotel.

Day 8 Gakenke Coffe Plantation - Kirenge

En route from Gisenyi, guests will visit different touristic places accordingly mainly the Kirenge Arts center in Rulindo District. Before reaching Rulindo, visitors will have an opportunity to visit coffee plantations in Gakenke District. En route do shopping. Check arts market for more souvenirs. Dinner at a recommended restaurant. A bye bye party will be organized in the evening with presence of Rwandan traditional dancers and singers to say good bye.

Day 9 Depart

Transfer to the airport and depart Rwanda.

* Please check prices for full list of inclusions and exclusions


What's included

  • Guiding in selected language
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Pick up and drop off
  • Transportation
  • Park/ museum entrance fees
  • Gorilla trekking permit
  • Taxes

Available in

English, French, Suahili
(specialized or driver guide )


Available for

Students, Adults, Seniors



Departure & Return

Start city: Kigali

Pick up times available: 6:00

Pick up location: Kigali international Airport or your hotel in Kigali

Ends at: Kigali international Airport or your hotel in Kigali

Nearest airport: Kigali International Airport (KGL)



Additional Info

Country: Rwanda

Duration: 9 days

from $4000 per person

* Minimum of 3 adults are required on this tour

No

  • Nyungwe National Park
  • Kigali
  • Mountain Gorilla
  • Kamiranzovu Trail
  • Parc National Des Virunga
  • Virunga National Park
  • Coffee plantation
  • Tea Plantation
  • Gorilla Trekking
  • Gorilla Safari
  • Lake Kivu
  • Lake Burera
  • Lake Ruhondo
  • Musanze
  • Karisoke Research Center
  • Kirenge
  • Rulindo
  • Gisenyi