This 5 days Rwanda gorillas and Akagera wildlife safari will give you the ultimate gorilla experience and a rewarding safari experience. Rwanda is popular for the gorilla trekking in Rwanda but not many people know that Rwanda can also give a wonderful African safari experience. On this 5-day Rwanda trip you will go on a safari trip to akagera national park to watch lots of wild animals and enjoy beautiful scenery. You will then head to volcanoes national park for a memorable gorilla trekking adventure in the misty jungles of the Virunga mountains.
DAY 1 – PICK UP AND TRANSFER TO AKAGERA NATIONAL PARK, SHORT GAME DRIVE AND BOAT SAFARI
You will set off from Kigali at 7.30am and depart for Akagera National Park in the east of Rwanda. On arrival you will do a game drive to spot some animals before continuing to check into your lodge. Later in the afternoon you shall do the boat trip on Lake Ihema which is the biggest lake in the park. You will get to see lots of water animals and birds. Crocodiles and Hippos are a common sight.
DAY 2 – MORNING GAME DRIVE AND AFTERNOON AT LEISURE
Today you shall do a game drive in the morning and explore other parts of the park to increase on your animal sightings and enjoy the beautiful scenery.
Afternoon at leisure
DAY 3 – FULL GAME DRIVE AND TRANSFER TO VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK
You shall have early breakfast and set off at 6.00am for a full game drive through the park. You will go through several habitats and watch a number of wildlife. The 6 hour game drive starts in the south of the park at the lodge and winds up in the north of the park in the Kilala plains which provide the best animal sightings in the beautiful open plains. You will exit the park by noon and head to Volcanoes National Park in the north of Rwanda.
DAY 4 – GORILLA TRACKING IN THE VIRUNGAS
You will rise up early and have breakfast by 6.30am and report to the park office in Kinigi for allocation of the gorilla group and briefing on gorilla tracking etiquette. Thereafter you shall transfer to the base of the of the Virunga mountains set off for the gorilla trekking adventure for the ultimate gorilla experience!
After the gorilla trek you shall spend the rest of the day at leisure
DAY 5 – TRANSFER TO KIGALI
After breakfast you shall transfer back to Kigali
This tour includes:-
• Tour car and tour driver driver/guide
• All meals
• Gorilla tracking permit ($1500)
• All safaris and activities as included in the itinerary
• Drinking water
Tour does not include:
• Optional activities
• Visa fees
• Personal insurance
• Tips All personal expenses such as laundry, phone bills, curio purchases