Seven Day Complete Rwanda Tour

7 days / 6 nights


For those who want a more complete overview of what makes Rwanda such a wonderful country, our Complete Rwanda tour covers a mixture of its natural beauty and its fascinating culture.

This tour really does have it all. Not only do you get to see Rwanda’s famous mountain gorillas and chimpanzees, but you also get to mix in engaging cultural experiences and your choice of a variety of optional activities to make the trip your own. If you’re looking to soak in as much of Rwanda’s stunning natural beauty as humanly possible, The Complete Rwanda is the tour for you.

Home to the largest population of mountain gorillas on the planet, there is huge interest in trekking these magnificent beasts, with permits selling out virtually every day of the year. Meanwhile, there are excellent chimpanzee trekking opportunities and chances to see a dozen other primates.

 With this inspiring itinerary you will see Rwanda’s great apes in their natural habitats by trekking the Virunga Mountains before heading south to the ancient Nyungwe Forest for face-to-face encounters including East Africa’s rare chimpanzee populations and troops of colobus monkeys. If you love apes, Rwanda has to be the ultimate bucket-list destination.


We may be able to build in some of these optional excursions from the Avocet Fly-in Safari. Talk to us: they’re usually best arranged when you book. 4WD Safari, Birdwatching, Boat trip, Canoeing, Cultural excursion, Fishing, Guided walking safari, Helicopter, Kayaking, Night drive, Primate trekking, Watersports


  • Gorilla trekking with expert guides
  • Hugely diverse national parks
  • Volcano views and landscapes



You'll depart from Kigali after breakfast for the long but beautiful drive south to Nyungwe National Park. Along the way you'll come to understand why they call Rwanda 'The Land of 1000 Hills'.
The trip will be broken up with a number of stops,. You'll pay a visit to Nyanza, where you can visit the former palace of the last Rwandan king. Further you will make a stop the Butare National Museum.
After lunch, you'll proceed to Nyungwe, passing through the forest along the way. You'll have the chance to see playful primates playing by the road as you travel.
You'll arrive at your Nyungwe accommodation in time for dinner and a good night's rest.

You'll rise early for breakfast as you go off in search of Rwanda's enigmatic and endangered chimpanzee population. With only four hundred chimpanzees in the country, there's no guarantee you'll see chimps during your day's hike, but your Fahari Safari guide will do all he can to get you a glimpse of our closest relatives in the animal kingdom.

Even if you aren't lucky enough to spot a chimpanzee, the national park is a wonderfully diverse place that you'll get a chance to explore both in the morning in your hunt for chimpanzees and after lunch.

In the afternoon, you'll go in search of another of the park's primate residents - the cheeky black and white colobus monkey. These playful primates are an easier hike than the chimpanzees, and you'll delight in their antics.

You'll start your day with your choice of a guided waterfall walk or a walk along the Nyungwe Forest National Park's famous elevated canopy walk.

Both offer a unique perspective on this beautiful park, and you'll find a new appreciation for Rwanda's natural beauty as you move through this dense forest.

After your morning activity, you'll make your way to Karongi on the shores of Lake Kivu. The drive to this beautiful city takes you along one of the most scenic stretches of road you'll ever encounter - wending your way through hills and valleys along the way.

You'll start your day with a morning boat ride on Lake Kivu, taking in the serenity and beauty of this massive freshwater lake. As you enjoy your boat ride, you'll take in the gorges, mountains, creeks, and islands that make for one of Rwanda's most beautiful panoramas.
After a sumptuous lunch, you'll continue on to Musanze on the outskirts of Volcanoes National Park, where you'll pay a visit to the Gorilla Guardian Village to learn more about Rwanda's pre-colonial past.

After an early breakfast at your hotel, you'll proceed directly to the Volcanoes National Park's headquarters to meet your guides. After completing the briefing, you'll embark on the once in a lifetime experience of tracking the enigmatic mountain gorillas.

There is no guarantee how long or difficult your tracking experience will be as it depends on where the family of gorillas is and on weather conditions, It can take anywhere from two up to six hours of trekking through the mountain forest at relatively high altitudes. Fitness is definitely recommended for those wishing to undertake the excursion.

You'll have today to explore a different facet of the gorgeous Volcanoes National Park region, choosing from one of the below activities:

Golden Monkey Trekking

You'll trek through sun-dappled glades and dense stands of bamboo in search of these playful monkeys, who are well accustomed to visitors. This means you'll be able to view the golden monkeys playing, feeding, and leaping from tree to tree as if you weren't there. While your time with the monkeys is limited to an hour, this is ample time to see the inquisitive creatures in their natural habitat.

Mt. Bisoke Hike

An example of a perfectly domed volcano, the 3,700m high mountain has a deep crater lake at its top and makes for a pleasant but still physically demanding day's hike. Depending on your level of fitness and the number of stops you make, it can take anywhere between five hours and an entire day to complete the round trip.

After breakfast you'll be treated to a city tour covering some of the city's most famous sites including the craft markets, genocide memorial and the campaign against genocide museum.
Get your last minute shopping done, and then it's off to the airport for your onward journey.



  • A Special Safari Hamper- Soft drinks, Coffee/tea, and Water during game drives. A bottle of Non-Alcoholic Champagne
  • Park fees(For non-residents)
  • All activities(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation(Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • Transport 4X4 Custom built – Toyota Landcruiser with Pop-up Roof, Opening Sliding windows, Seat Belts, Heavy duty wheels, and Extra Fuel tanks. Refrigerator for cooling drinks, one pair of binoculars per couple, Eco friendly Trash Bag, Charging Outlets type Plug G for charging Cameras and smart phones (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks(As specified in the day-by-day section)


  • International flights(From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips(Tipping guideline US$10-15 pp per day)
  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)



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