7 Days in Rwanda: Nyungwe National Park & Volcanoes National Park

7 Days in Rwanda - Mama Tembo Tours

*This tour has multiple departure dates

Additional Dates: This is a custom itinerary sample and can be updated to fit your travel needs. Contact Mama Tembo Tours for Details!

What makes Rwanda Special? Referred to as the Land of a Thousand Hills, Rwanda is best known for Mountain gorillas, the most endangered of all the gorilla species, which live on the forested slopes of the Virunga Mountains in the country’s Parc National des Volcans, a mountain range which extends through Rwanda, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Half of the remaining numbers of Mountain gorillas are found in these mountains.

Parc National des Volcans, or Volcanoes National Park, is easily accessible from Kigali, Rwanda’s capital, in just three hours by road. These factors, along with Rwanda’s competent and organized handling of wildlife conservation and tourism overall, makes gorilla trekking in Rwanda a popular choice.

Rwanda has much to offer besides Mountain gorillas. Nyungwe Forest is the largest untouched montane forest left in Africa. Winding trails and waterfalls make it a wonderful place to hike, bird watch, and encounter primates other than gorillas, such as Colobus monkeys and chimpanzees. Part of Africa’s Great Rift Valley, Rwanda’s largest lake and sixth largest lake in Africa, Lake Kivu’s emerald-green waters are surrounded by mountains which are sculptured into terraced plots. The scenery is magnificent. Kivu is Rwanda’s largest lake and the sixth largest in Africa. This itinerary follows the Lake Kivu scenic route between Nyungwe Forest and Volcanoes National Parks.

This Rwanda itinerary works well with other African safari destinations such as Tanzania, Kenya, or Zambia. RwandAir and Kenya Airways connect all three countries.

Cost per person based on a group of 6 paxs, 2 paxs sharing: 3233 USD per person + 1750 USD in permits: 4983 USD pp in total if sharing a room.
Single supplement: 949 USD
Permits included in the 1750 USD: Chimpanzee @ 150 USD/Golden Monkeys @ 100 USD/Gorilla @ 1500 USD

MTT Safaris is happy to travel with you as Tour Leader should you require one. Additional charges apply.

Photo credit: Kristin McGee

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