7 Days Rwanda Golden Monkeys & Big 5

Nyungwe Forest, Akagera Road
  • 7 Days
  • On Going
  • Min Age : 10+

Embark on an unforgettable seven-day safari adventure in Rwanda, exploring the country’s diverse landscapes and incredible wildlife. From tracking golden monkeys to encountering the Big 5 and Big Cats, this safari promises thrilling experiences and unforgettable encounters with some of Africa’s most iconic animals. With expert guides leading the way, you’ll delve deep into Rwanda’s national parks, forests, and conservation areas, immersing yourself in the natural beauty and biodiversity of this stunning destination.

Departure Time

6:00 AM: Departure from Kigali

Price Includes

Airport transfers.

Accommodation throughout the safari.

Transportation in a safari vehicle.

Experienced safari guide.

All meals as specified in the itinerary.

Golden monkey trekking permit.

Game drives and boat cruise as mentioned.

Entrance fees to national parks and attractions.


Price Excludes
International flights.
Personal expenses such as souvenirs and tips.
Additional activities not mentioned in the itinerary.


What to Expect

Wildlife Encounters: Get up close and personal with a variety of wildlife, including golden monkeys, the Big 5, and big cats. Experience the thrill of spotting these magnificent animals in their natural habitat.

Scenic Landscapes: Marvel at the stunning landscapes of Rwanda, from lush rainforests to vast savannahs. Enjoy panoramic views of lakes, mountains, and rolling hills throughout your safari adventure.

Cultural Experiences: Learn about Rwanda’s history, culture, and traditions through guided city tours and interactions with local communities. Gain insights into the country’s rich heritage and vibrant culture.

Expert Guidance: Benefit from the expertise of knowledgeable safari guides who will lead you through the wilderness, sharing their insights and ensuring an enriching and memorable experience.


Arrive at Kigali International Airport and transfer to your accommodation. Relax and unwind after your journey, preparing for the adventure ahead.

Depart from Kigali and drive to Nyungwe Forest National Park. Enjoy a scenic drive through the Rwandan countryside. Check into your accommodation and spend the afternoon at leisure.

Embark on a guided golden monkey trekking excursion in Nyungwe Forest. Encounter these playful primates in their natural habitat. Explore the lush forest and learn about its biodiversity.

Transfer to Akagera National Park, located in eastern Rwanda. Enjoy a game drive in search of the Big 5: lions, elephants, buffaloes, leopards, and rhinos. Check into your accommodation within or near the park.

Embark on a full-day safari focused on spotting big cats such as lions, leopards, and cheetahs. Explore different areas of Akagera National Park, known for its diverse wildlife. Enjoy a picnic lunch in the park before continuing your safari adventure.

Take a morning boat cruise on Lake Ihema, the largest lake in Akagera National Park. Spot hippos, crocodiles, water birds, and other aquatic wildlife. Enjoy stunning views of the surrounding landscapes and wildlife-rich shores.

Return to Kigali and embark on a guided city tour, visiting landmarks such as the Kigali Genocide Memorial and Kimironko Market. Enjoy a farewell lunch at a local restaurant. Transfer to Kigali International Airport for your departure flight.

After the trek, return to your lodge for lunch and relaxation. Reflect on the incredible experiences of the past two days and savor your final moments in Nyungwe Forest.

Check out of your lodge and bid farewell to Nyungwe Forest. Begin your journey back to Kigali, where you can continue your travels or catch your departure flight.


The safari may be suitable for children depending on their age and interests. Some activities, such as game drives and boat cruises, are suitable for families. However, certain treks and activities may have age restrictions, so it's important to inquire beforehand.

Pack lightweight, breathable clothing in neutral colors for game drives and outdoor activities. Don't forget essentials such as sunscreen, insect repellent, a hat, sturdy walking shoes, and a camera with extra batteries.

It's advisable to consult your healthcare provider for any necessary vaccinations or medications before traveling to Rwanda. Take precautions against mosquito bites and stay hydrated during outdoor activities.

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