5 Days Rwanda mountain gorilla trekking and wildlife safari

5 Days Rwanda mountain gorilla trekking and wildlife safari

 5 days Rwanda mountain gorilla trekking and wildlife safaris a memorable safari package giving you an opportunity to visit two nationals of Rwanda, on this safari you visit Akagera national park which is a home to many wildlife and bird species. And volcanoes national park a home of mountain gorillas.

Highlights of the safari

  • Day 1: arrival in Kigali
  • Day 2: transfer to Akagera national park and Ihema boat cruise
  • Day 3: early morning game drive and transfer to volcanoes national park
  • Day 4: mountain gorilla trekking experience
  • Day 4: transfer back to Kigali and departure

Detailed itinerary of the safari

Day 1: arrival in Kigali

On the first day of the safari you will be picked at Kigali international airport upon your arrival by your safari driver, depending on the time of your arrival you will have a short Kigali city tour visiting sites like Kigali genocide memorial site, kimironko market and many site. after the city tour you will check into your lodge, have dinner and stay overnight.

Accommodation is got from

Luxury: Serena hotel Kigali

Mid-range: Lebanon hotel Kigali

Budget: Gloria hotel Kigali

Day 2: transfer to Akagera national park and Ihema boat cruise

On the second day of the safari you will wake up early in the morning for breakfast, checkout of lodge and embark on your journey to Akagera national park. Akagera national park is a memorable tourist destination and a home to many species of wildlife such as zebras, giraffes, lions, elephants and many bird species such as the magnificent shoebill stork. You will get in the park in the afternoon and go for an afternoon boat cruise on lake Ihema, on this safari experience you will enjoy sights of many aquatic animals such as hippos, crocodiles and many bird species such as shoe bills, grey crested crane and many more. In the evening you will drive to your lodge, check in and spend the night after dinner.

Accommodation is got from

Luxury: Akagera game lodge

Mid-range: Akagera resort and country club

Budget: Ruzuzi tented lodge

Day 3: early morning game drive and transfer to volcanoes national park

On the third day of the safari you will wake up early for morning breakfast, checkout of your lodge and drive to Akagera national park for a morning game drive. Game drive in the plains you get to spot a variety of animals such as Masai giraffes, lions, hyenas, leopards, zebras, roan antelopes, duiker, reedbuck, zebras, cape elands and many  bird species such as brown-chested lapwing, crested barbet, cabani’s bunting, booted eagle, blue-shouldered robin chat, Amur falcon, red-faced barbet, papyrus gonolek, shoebill and many more. After the game drive you will exit the park and embark on your journey to volcanoes national park and on your way you will have en-route lunch, upon your arrival in the park you will check into your lodge and in the evening you will have diner and stay overnight.

Accommodation is got from

Luxury: Sabyinyo silverback lodge

Mid-range: Le Palme hotel

Budget: Muhabura hotel

Day 4: mountain gorilla trekking experience

On the fourth day of the safari you will wake up early in the morning for breakfast and drive to volcanoes national park for a mountain gorilla trekking experience which is a thrilling experience, in volcanoes national park you will go to the headquarters for briefing. Briefing will be done by a game ranger who will read you a set of rules and regulations to be followed on the experience, hire a porter and e assigned a gorilla group to trek. After briefing you will start your search for mountain gorilla in the thick forests of volcanoes, searching for mountain gorilla takes approximately 2-4 hours depending on the terrain and where the gorilla spent the night and that is why you go with your packed lunch. When you find the mountain gorillas you will spend one hour with the thrilling big primates, in one hour you can take pictures as long as your flash light is off, enjoy sights of mountain gorillas taking care of their young babies and many more. After the experience you will descend back to the headquarters, you will meet your driver and decide whether to drive back to your lodge if you are so tired or go for an optional village walk. in the evening you will have dinner and stay overnight.

Day 5: transfer back to Kigali and departure

On the fifth and last day of the safari you will wake up in the morning at your own pack, checkout of your lodge and embark on your drive back to Kigali. in Kigali city you will have a brief short city tour visiting sites like Kigali memorial city, crafts market and many more depending on the time you have at hand. After the city tour you will have lunch and be dropped either at your hotel or at Kigali international airport for your departure flight home. Your drop off will mark the end of your 5 days Rwanda mountain gorilla and wildlife safari.

Safari inclusions

  • Gorilla trekking permit
  • all accommodation as per itinerary
  • 4X4 dust-proof safari vehicle (with popup roof) & Fuel
  • Full time English speaking driver/ guide
  • Park entrance fees
  • Boat cruise
  • Vehicle entrance fees
  • Bottled mineral water while on safari
  • All activities as indicated

Safari exclusions

  • All optional activities as indicated
  • Tips
  • Visa fees
  • Air tickets
  • All items of personal nature like laundry, phone calls, beer, e.t.c
  • Anything else not included in the itinerary

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