5 days Nyungwe and Akagera tour is an adventure around Rwanda Tours where you will visit Kigali, have a tour around Butare and also take part in chimpanzee trekking, canopy walk, game drives and also a boat ride on Lake Ihema.
Day 1: arrival
Your guide will pick you up from the airport and welcome you to Rwanda. After a short briefing, your guide will drive you to the hotel for check in. Depending on your time of arrival, you will engage in a city tour around Kigali and visit Kimironko market and the genocide site.
After the city tour, you will be driven to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay at Step town hotel.
Day 2; Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park
On the 2nd day of your 5 days Nyungwe and Akagera tour, In the morning, you will be picked by the driver from your hotel in Kigali and drive southwards to Nyungwe forest National park. You will have a stopover in Butare, where you will visit the national museum of Rwanda, the king’s palace in Nyanza. After lunch, connect to your accommodation to spend the evening at leisure. Dinner and overnight at Gisakura visitor’s center
Day 3: Chimpanzee tracking and canopy walk
Enjoy breakfast and go for briefing about the endangered chimpanzees before entering the forest in search of the active and playful fellows in Nyungwe forest. The Chimpanzees are much easier to spot as they jump from one tree to another, chattering and laughing. Chimpanzee tracking usually takes about 3 hours. On finding them, spend an hour while taking pictures and videos. You will then return to your accommodation for lunch.
After lunch, you will go on a walking trail that will take you to the Canopy Walk–a swing bridge 50 meters in length that is suspended from large trees. You will be able to see the amazing rainforest with a bird’s eye view, spotting wildlife moving about below you. Before night fall, you will return to the lodge Gisakura visitor’s center for dinner as above
Day 4: Transfer to Akagera NP and boat cruise
On the 4th day of your 5 days Nyungwe and Akagera tour, After having breakfast at the lodge, you will prepare for your drive to Akagera national park. You will also take part in a boat cruise on Lake Ihema. Drive to your lodge for dinner and accommodation at Karenge bush camp
Day 5: Morning game drive and transfer to Kigali
You will have breakfast early at your lodge and then drive to Akagera national park for a guided morning game drive in the park. Look out for wildlife animals like giraffes, buffalo, elephants, sitatunga, black and white rhinos, impala and so many more.
After the game drive, you will be driven to Kigali which will bring your tour to an end.
End of the trip
- Chimpanzee permit
- Canopy walk
- Game Drive
- Boat Cruise
- Park entrance fees
- Vehicle entrance fees
- All accommodation and meals as per itinerary
- 4X4 safari vehicle & Fuel
- Full time English/ French speaking driver/ guide
- Bottled mineral water while on safari
- PCR Test
- Rwanda Visa fees
- tips and gratuity
- All items of personal nature like laundry, porterage, phone calls, beer, e.t.c
- Optional/ any activity not included in the itinerary