12-day Rwanda Extended Tour

Primates & Safari


Explore the best highlights of Rwanda on a 12-day journey that will take you to one of the oldest and most beautiful rainforests in Africa to the shores of Lake Kivu, incredible encounters with the endangered mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park and a wildlife safari in Akagera National Park!


  • Chimpanzee tracking permits included!
  • Kayaking on Lake Kivu
  • Wildlife safari in Akagera NP
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Welcome to Rwanda, the "land of a thousand hills". This tour has been designed to show you the best highlights of this fascinating country from a primate’s eye view of Nyungwe Forest on a canopy walk, to close encounters with chimpanzees and the gorillas of the mist. You will even get a chance to go on a wildlife safari in Akagera National Park, a new big 5 safari destination!


Day 1: Arrival to Kigali

Day 2: Visit Genocide Memorial & Travel to Nyungwe Forest

Day 3: Chimpanzee Tracking & Canopy Walk

Day 4: Lake Kivu

Day 5: Full-day Kayaking Tour on Lake Kivu

Day 6: Volcanoes National Park

Day 7: Gorilla Tracking (Optional)

Day 8: Golden Monkey Tracking & Canoe Trip

Day 9: To Akagera National Park & Game Drive

Day 10: Full-day game drive in Akagera NP

Day 11: Private boat safari on Lake Ihema & Drive to Kigali

Day 12: Kigali City Tour & Departure


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12-day Rwanda Extended Tour