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6 DAYS RWANDA WILDLIFE AND GORILLA SAFARI

Day 1: Arrival for the 6 days Rwanda Wildlife and Gorilla Safari


Today you start the amazing experience touring Rwanda on this wildlife and gorilla safari. Home Rwanda Safaris driver guide will pick you up from your hotel or at the Kigali international airport on your arrival.


Accommodation


Up market – Kigali Marriott Hotel
Mid-range – Hotel Villa Portofino
Budget – Yambi Hotel


Day 2: Kigali city tour


After a breakfast, we take the Kigali city tour visiting key areas like Genocide Memorial, craft centers, Kandt National Museum etc. You can choose which sites to visit because in the afternoon we journey to Akagera national park after having lunch in the city.

Akagera National Park is located in eastern Rwanda, our journey will be about 2 hours arriving late afternoon continuing to the lodge for check-in. You can have short stopovers en route to Akagera park for photo moments of the beautiful landscape and people.
Journey time – 2 hours


Accommodation

Up market – Magashi Camp
Midrange – Ruzizi tented camp
Mid-range – Akagera game lodge


Day 3: Exploring wildlife in Akagera national park


We arise early and leave right after breakfast to explore Akagera national park in search of the big mammals like Elephants, Giraffes, Buffaloes, several Antelope species and recently the re-introduced Lions. Most of the game drives happen in the northern part of the park where we will spend the better part of the day and return to the lodge later that afternoon. Akagera national park is is the biggest in Rwanda with beautiful scenery and landscape. It has varied habitats for wildlife and a birders haven with over 500 species in the park. There are also opportunities to explore the park on foot together with a ranger by taking a nature walk, this can be incorporated on request especially in the afternoon.
You have opportunities of a boat safari on Lake Ihema to watch Hippos and crocodiles in the water or by the shores.

 

Accommodation

Up market – Magashi Camp
Midrange – Ruzizi tented camp
Mid-range – Akagera game lodge

Day 4: Transfer to Volcanoes national park


After breakfast, we relieve the great wildlife safari experience in Akagera national park before transferring to the volcanoes national park where the massive gentles giants inhabit. It is a natural habitat for the mountain gorillas providing the perfect environment and food for the gorillas. Volcanoes national park is located in northern Rwanda about 2 hours from Kigali in Kinigi, Musanze. The drive from Akagera national park to Musanze will be through Kigali city, enjoy several villages with great landscape views. You can ask the driver to stop for picture moments at different view points as you see the endless hills and understand why indeed Rwanda is referred to as ‘the land of a thousand hills’. We will arrive to the lodge later that evening ready for the gorilla hike the next day.
Journey time – 4 hours


Accommodation

Up market – Five Volcanoes
Mid-range – Le Bambou gorilla lodge
Budget – Garden palace Hotel


Day 5: Rwanda Gorilla trekking safari


After a good restful night, your whole agenda today is tied to meeting the mountain gorillas in the lush and dense jungles of the Virunga ranges – precisely the volcanoes national park. Your driver guide will transfer you to the briefing place right after your early breakfast to listen from the ranger guide on how to behave while in the park and divide you into the different gorilla groups. In the meantime as you wait for the briefing enjoy the Rwandan cultural dances and the freshly brewed Rwandan coffee. After a briefing from at the visitors Center – you embark on the trek that will eventually bring you to the gorillas in their natural habitat. The trek can last from an hour to several hours depending on where the gorillas nested the previous night – you need to be relatively fit to enjoy this experience.
Depending on the time the gorilla tracking lasts, you have an opportunity to visit the Gorilla Guardians village for a taste of the Rwandan culture.

 

Accommodation

Up market – Five Volcanoes
Mid-range – Le Bambou gorilla lodge
Budget – Garden palace Hotel


Day 6: End of your 6 day Rwanda Wildlife and Gorilla Safari


We hope that you have had a fantastic time exploring the wildlife and culture of Rwanda and will look back at these memories with smile. This is the last day of your safari, after a lazy morning we start journey to Kigali for your return flight or hotel. If your flight in later in the night you can add an optional activity like golden monkey trekking, hike one of the virungas, visit Dian Fossey’s tomb and learn more about her conservation work.

Tour includes

  • Ground transport per 4WD

  • Bottled water

  • Full board accommodation and meals

  • Park entrance fees and gorilla permits

  • Game drive

  • Boat trips

  • Service of an English-speaking driver guide

  • All mentioned activities except for the optional ones