5 Days Rwanda Gorilla and Wildlife Safari

5 Days Rwanda Gorilla and Wildlife Safari

The 5 Days Rwanda Gorilla and Wildlife Safari takes you to Volcanoes National Park for Mountain Gorilla trekking and Akagera Game Park for wildlife viewing. To the north west of Rwanda, Volcanoes National Park protects the Rwandan side of the Virunga Mountain Chain of eight mountains which shelters a count of 480 mountain gorillas. It is the only park with habituated gorillas in Rwanda. The extension to Akagera presents an opportunity to explore a range of wild game thriving in this only savannah game park in the country including the Big mammals like the Elephants, Buffaloes; antelopes like Kobs, Topis, water bucks, Elands; Aquatics like Nile crocodiles and Hippos not forgetting the range of 500 species of birds that make the Akagera park an Important Bird Area.

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Safari highlight

Day 1 of the 5 Days Rwanda Gorilla and Wildlife Safari: Arrive in Rwanda – Kigali International Airport and transfer to Volcanoes National Park

Day 2 of the 5 Days Rwanda Gorilla and Wildlife Safari: Do gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park and relax at the lodge

Day 3 of the 5 Days Rwanda Gorilla and Wildlife Safari: Transfer to Akagera National Park. Lunch stop in Kigali

Day 4 of the 5 Days Rwanda Gorilla and Wildlife Safari: Do wild game viewing / game drive in the morning & afternoon boat cruise on Lake Ihema

Day 5 of the 5 Days Rwanda Gorilla and Wildlife Safari: Transfer to Kigali City & visit the Gisozi genocide memorial


Day 1 of the 5 Days Rwanda Gorilla and Wildlife Safari: Arrive in Rwanda – Kigali International Airport and transfer to Volcanoes National Park

You arrive in Rwanda at the famous Kigali International Airport where you are welcomed by the company representative, attend to short briefing about the trip and then embark on the transfer to Volcanoes National Park 116km about 2 – 3 hours drive. The drive to the north west of the Country presents remarkable views of the scenic countryside with rolling hills and magical settlements. Retire for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation

Up market / Luxury: Mount Gorilla View Lodge / Virunga Lodge / Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, Midrange / Standard: Hotel Lapalme / Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge, Budget / Basic: Muhabura Hotel

Day 2 of the 5 Days Rwanda Gorilla and Wildlife Safari: Do gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park and relax at the lodge

After a good breakfast at your lodge, you gather at the Volcanoes Park Headquarters Kinigi for the gorilla trekking experience. The encounter commences at 8am in the morning with gorilla family allocation and briefing but an earlier arrival offers you chances of enjoying the magical performances of the Kinyarwanda dance troupe and a self served warm cup of coffee. You embark on the hike through the jungle of Volcanoes on the slopes of the Virunga Volcanoes traversing the challenging landscapes, slippery surfaces, the dense jungle whilst enjoying the impressive bird songs and other jungle sounds. Your moment with the mountain gorillas is a lifetime exciting memory as you will view them forage, play, socialize, and care for the young among other aspects. The viewing is limited to one hour for conservation purposes though the entire trekking experience can last from 2 – 8 hours. Retreat from the activity and connect to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation

Up market / Luxury: Mount Gorilla View Lodge / Virunga Lodge / Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, Midrange / Standard:

Hotel Lapalme / Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge, Budget / Basic: Muhabura Hotel

Day 3 of the 5 Days Rwanda Gorilla and Wildlife Safari: Transfer to Akagera National Park. Lunch stop in Kigali

After a relaxed breakfast, you embark on the transfer to Akagera National Park 251km about 4 – 5 hours drive excluding stops en route. You enjoy the amazing sceneries of the rolling hills of Rwanda dubbed the land of a thousand hills before making a lunch stop in Kigali. In the afternoon, you proceed to Akagera National Park check in at the lodge and relax till dinner time and overnight

Accommodation

Up market / Luxury:Ruzizi Tented Lodge, Midrange / Standard: Akagera Game Lodge, Budget / Basic: Dereva Hotel

Day 4 of the 5 Days Rwanda Gorilla and Wildlife Safari: Do wild game viewing / game drive in the morning & afternoon boat cruise on Lake Ihema

The rolling savannah landscapes of Akagera National Park is the only habitat of its kind in Rwanda with a myriad of wild game suitable to be explored on a safari like this. The early morning drive through the park presents opportunity to explore the range of species including elephants, Masaai Giraffe, Buffaloes, Topis, Roan Antelopes, leopards, Lions, waterbucks among others. The wild game viewing encounter lasts 3 – 4 hours after which you retreat to the lodge for relaxation and lunch. In the afternoon, you embark on the boat cruise on Lake Ihema. The Akagera National Park features the most extensive protected wetland system in central Africa. Lake Ihema one of the lakes in the park presents the likely views of Nile Crocodiles, Hippopotamus and water birds. Retire for dinner and overnight

Accommodation

Up market / Luxury:

Ruzizi Tented Camp, Midrange / Standard: Akagera Game Lodge, Budget / Basic: Dereva Hotel

Day 5 of the 5 Days Rwanda Gorilla and Wildlife Safari: Transfer to Kigali City & visit the Gisozi genocide memorial

After a relaxed breakfast, embark on the transfer back to Kigali City 135km about 2 ½ hour’s drive. Upon arrival, you tour the genocide museum to learn into the Rwanda’s history where the 1994 horrific ethnic terror led to the death of over 800,000 people. The audio presentations, the chats and writings will enable you explore all the details of the terror.

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5 Days Rwanda Gorilla and Wildlife Safari



General Safari Inclusions

  • Gorilla Permit (for gorilla trekking safaris)
  • Chimpanzee Permit (for chimpanzee trekking safaris)
  • Full Board Accommodation on Safari
  • Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
  • Fuel
  • Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
  • Entrance fees to the tourist sites including Protected areas mentioned
  • Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • Border crossing fees (for cross border safaris)

General Safari Exclusions

  • General tips for the driver guide, site guides and service staff at the lodges
  • Laundry Services
  • Other Beverages / drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
  • International Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Visas
  • Optional Activity fees
  • Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)
  • Accommodation in Kampala or Kigali unless it is part of the Itinerary (Arranged on request)


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