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About this trip

We’ve been to Tanzania a few times and love it…Now we want to explore more of Africa!!

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the heart of Africa, where nature’s splendor and wildlife await your discovery. Your adventure begins in the lush landscapes of Nyungwe National Park, a verdant haven nestled in the southwest corner of Rwanda.

Nyungwe National Park: As you step into Nyungwe, you’ll be enveloped by a symphony of sounds – the gentle rustle of leaves, the melodious songs of birds, and the distant calls of primates. Your first stop: chimpanzee tracking. Guided by expert trackers, you’ll venture deep into the dense forests in search of these intelligent creatures. Traverse winding trails, crossing babbling streams and ancient trees, until suddenly, you catch sight of a chimpanzee swinging effortlessly through the canopy. Witness their playful antics and marvel at their human-like expressions as they go about their daily routines.

After an exhilarating chimpanzee encounter, set out on a guided nature walk through Nyungwe’s diverse ecosystems. From towering mahogany trees to delicate orchids, every step unveils a new wonder of the natural world. Keep your eyes peeled for colorful butterflies flitting among the foliage and elusive forest dwellers such as L’Hoest’s monkeys and golden monkeys.

Kivu at Lake Kivu: Next, journey to the tranquil shores of Lake Kivu and the picturesque town of Kibuye. Here, you’ll unwind amidst stunning views of Africa’s sixth-largest lake, its azure waters stretching as far as the eye can see. Embark on a scenic boat ride, gliding across the glistening surface while soaking in the breathtaking panorama of rolling hills and lush greenery that surrounds you.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest: Your adventure continues as you cross the border into neighboring Uganda, where the ancient and mystical Bwindi Impenetrable Forest beckons. Home to roughly half of the world’s endangered mountain gorillas, this UNESCO World Heritage Site promises an encounter with one of nature’s most awe-inspiring creatures. Trek through dense undergrowth, guided by experienced trackers, as you navigate the rugged terrain in search of these majestic primates. Finally, as you come face to face with a gorilla family in their natural habitat, time seems to stand still, and you’re overcome with a profound sense of connection to these gentle giants.

City Tour of Kigali: Conclude your African odyssey with a visit to Kigali, Rwanda’s vibrant capital city. Delve into the rich history and culture of this dynamic metropolis as you explore its bustling markets, poignant memorials, and modern landmarks. From the bustling streets of Kimironko Market to the solemn tranquility of the Kigali Genocide Memorial, each stop offers insight into Rwanda’s past, present, and future.

Throughout your journey, you’ll be accompanied by knowledgeable guides who share their passion for this remarkable region, enriching your experience with fascinating insights and unforgettable encounters. So, pack your sense of adventure and embark on a once-in-a-lifetime expedition through the wonders of Rwanda and Uganda.


**PLEASE NOTE – due to the nature of this adventure, the government permits are NOT transferable nor refundable.

Travel Insurance

We have seen first hand the need for travel insurance. Whether it be flight cancellations, theft, sickness, or pandemic issues, we now require each guest to purchase this. It is a very affordable and could save you a lot of headaches! MORE Adventures uses InsureMyTrip, however, please use which ever company you are comfortable with. Please make sure you fully understand your coverage to ensure all aspects are covered. Our guides will need this information for confirming your hotel accommodation.


Packing List

This is just a guide- more information to come


Lightweight, breathable clothing – Including long-slevved shirts and apnts which protects aganist scratches and insect bites.

Moisture-wicking t-shirt – to help keep you dry

Fleece or Light-weight jacket – Morning can be chilly

Waterproof Jacket or poncho – essential for sudden rains

Sturdy Hiking Boots- provide ankle support and are comfortable for uneven terrain.

Gaiters- protects your legs from mud, water and insects

Hat & Sunglasses – for sun protections

Gloves – for handling vegetation and providing extra grip.


Daypack – to carry your essentials during the trek’

Water bottle – staying hydrated is crucial

Snacks – Energy bars or trail mix. Anything easy to carry and won’t melt. You may also want to get some sugar energy for hiking with Swedish Fish, gummy bears, etc.

Walking Stick – can make walking so much easier, however, must be in checked luggage.

Binoculars – for viewing wildlife in the distance

Camera – with extra batteriers. Zoom lens (70-300mm) is ideal. You will also want to have a good external charger for your phone.

Rain Cover for Backpack – To keep all your gear and essentials dry.


Insect repellent


Hand Sanitizer and wet wipes

Small first aid kit to include bandaids, antispectic, painkillers and any personal medications.

Toliet paper- just in case.

Be sure to check out the MORE Adventures Store for quick links to items above. 

Be sure to check back often for more specific items. 

Transportation / Accommodation information


Our guides will be there to welcome you to Rwanda on the day the adventure starts. If you are coming in early, you MUST get your own transportation and arrange your own accommodations. 

Important Forms

Please make sure you have a copy of travel insurance policy and #, copy of your passport, and gorilla permit. (we will get you the information for this as we get closer). 


No training is needed for the adventure, however we will be walking a lot. 

Trip Outline and Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrival in Kigali

Upon your arrival at Kigali International Airport, our friendly guide will be there to welcome you to Rwanda, known as the “Land of a Thousand Hills.” We will then transfer you to your booked accommodation at Eagle View Lodge , where you can enjoy dinner and prepare for the exciting adventures ahead.

Accommodation: Eagle View Rwanda

Meal Plan: Dinner Included

Day 2 – Transfer Nyungwe National Park

After a hearty breakfast, we’ll check out from the hotel and head to the western province of Rwanda. En route, we’ll visit the Royal Palace Museum in the Southern Province, providing insight into Rwanda’s traditional way of life and past kingship. Lunch will be served on the way. In the afternoon, you’ll arrive at Nyungwe National Park, where you can unwind at your leisure.

Accommodation: Nyungwe Hotel

Meal Plan: Full board

Day 3 – Chimpanzee Tracking & Canopy Walk

After your morning coffee, we’ll leave for Nyungwe Forest, home to 13 primate species. You’ll embark on a chimpanzee trek, spending an hour with these fascinating creatures. Afterward, enjoy lunch before taking on the thrilling canopy walk, offering breathtaking forest views. Return to your accommodation for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Nyugwe Hotel

Meal Plan: Full board

Day 4 – Transfer to Kibuye at Lake Kivu

Following a leisurely breakfast, we’ll transfer to Gisenyi via Kibuye, Visit The Karongi Environmental Museum invites you to explore, learn, and connect with Rwanda’s environmental and cultural heritage this Environmental Museum isn’t just about the past and present; it’s also about the future, It’s a place where curiosity meets conservation a lakeside town near Lake Kivu. After lunch Where we will have a full boat ride on Lake Kivu which is biggest lake in Rwanda where we shall visit different historical Islands such as the Napoleon Islands where we find a lot of bats, Star Island where we find some species of monkeys and Peace/Amahoro Island to explore this magnificent lake, observing local fishermen and visiting islands. Lake Kivu is a haven for birdwatchers. Afterwards drive to Gisenyi take a relaxed stroll by the lakeshore and explore the town.

Enjoy dinner and an overnight stay at Paradise Kivu Lodge.

Accommodation: Serena Hotel

Meal Plan: Full board

Day 5 – Transfer to Bwindi via Cyanika Border

After a relaxed breakfast, we’ll drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to half of the world’s remaining mountain gorilla population. Along the way cross the Rwanda and Uganda border and afterwards visit Batwa Cultural Experience. The batwa are the real natives of the bwindi forest who were evacuated from the forest as a reason for conservation of the park. Check-in for dinner and sleepover at the Mutanda Lake Resort

Accommodation: Mutanda Lake Resort

Meal Plan: Full board

Day 6 – Gorilla Trekking

Begin your day with coffee and a briefing at the park headquarters. Then, venture into the jungle with a packed lunch to find the elusive mountain gorillas. Spend an awe-inspiring hour observing their behavior and capturing memories with your camera. The trek duration varies but is well worth it. Return to the lodge for lunch and relax while reliving your trekking experience.

Accommodation: Mutanda Lake Resort

Meal Plan: Full board

Day 7 – Transfer to Kigali with a City Tour

After a leisurely breakfast with stunning views, check out and drive back to Kigali via Gatuna border. Enjoy lunch at a convenient restaurant in Kigali. If time permits, visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial, a sobering tribute to the 1994 genocide victims. Later, enjoy dinner and an overnight stay at Eagle View Lodge.

Accommodation: Eagle View Lodge

Meal Plan: Dinner

Day 8 – Airport Transfer

After a relaxed breakfast, we’ll transfer you to the airport for your onward flight, marking the end of your incredible 8-day journey through Rwanda and Uganda.

What's Included

Transportation – 4×4 safari vehicles per itinerary

Accommodations and Meal per itinerary above

1 gorilla permit & 1 chimpanzee permit

Cultural visits/tours per itinerary

Genocide Memorial visit per itinerary

Boat ride on Lake Kivu per itinerary

Driver – during out trip. Canopy walk services of English speaking driver and guides. 

Not Included
    • Airfare
    • Meals and/or snacks not included above
    • Trip Insurance – Trip Insurance is NOT included and you MUST have it.
    • Any additional meals and beverage not listed
    • Personal Items
    • Taxes/fees not mentioned in itinerary.


Spending Money

Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip.

Emergency Fund

Please also make sure you have access to at least an additional USD $200 (or equivalent) as an ’emergency’ fund, to be used when circumstances outside our control (ex. a natural disaster) require a change to our planned route. This is a rare occurrence!


While conventions can vary from country to country, tipping is customary in Europe. A general rule is 10% of the bill for wait staff, and a smaller amount  for other service providers.

Tipping is an expected – though not compulsory – component of your tour program, and an expression of satisfaction with the persons who have assisted you on your tour. Although it may not be customary to you, it is of considerable significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels. There are several times during the trip where there is opportunity to tip the local guides. 

Cancellation Policy Reminder

If you must cancel your reservation, your cancellation fee will be determined accordingly:

For US Retreats:

  • A $499 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your spot for domestic adventures

For International Retreats:

  • A $699 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your spot.

Cancellation :Please understand that the Non-Refundable deposit  CANNOT be refunded due to the upfront costs we have to pay.

  •  If the cancellation occurs 176 days or more prior to trip start date, a refund will be issued in the way the funds were originally received, less the non refundable deposit.
  •  If the cancellation occurs 175 days or less prior to retreat start date, a credit to a future trip will be issued less the non-refundable deposit and $150 admin fee.
  • If a cancellation occurs within 90 days of adventure start date, a credit will be issued for 50% of the funds received, less non-refundable deposit and $150 Admin fee.
  •  If a cancellation occurs 89-30 days of an adventure, a 25% credit will be given to a future adventure.
  •  Less than 30 days prior to retreat start date funds are forfeited. No credits issued. Please let us know what your travel insurance company requires for reimbursement.

Travel insurance

Travel insurance is designed to help cover your expenses if something goes wrong on your trip, and fill any gaps that wouldn’t be covered by your primary health insurance or other insurance you may have. It’s not meant to be a substitute for health insurance and won’t cover non-essential overseas medical treatment, such as routine exams.

Travel Insurance by InsureMyTrip


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