8 Days Rwanda Wildlife and Gorilla Safari

8 Days Rwanda Wildlife and Gorilla Safari

Day 1 On arrival in Rwanda, you will be welcomed by a representative from our company who will drive you to Kigali for a short Safari briefing. After this you will head to Akagera

National Park which is composed of wetland, woodland and vannah with the lowest point of Rwanda.

Upon arrival, have lunch and after Indulge in an evening game drive  to search for animals like Giraffe, Buffalo, Elephant and  a lot of bird species like the shoe bill stork which can be seen easily on the shorelines on River Akagera. Dinner and overnight stay at Akagera Game Lodge

Day 2, Game drive and Boat ride
After breakfast, you will set out for the morning game drive to search for early risers and also animals you have missed out in the previous game drive. Return to the Lodge for lunch and in the afternoon go for the boat ride on River Akagera and to the nearby lakes which will expose you to water loving birds and animal species that come along the shorelines to take water. Dinner and overnight stay at Akagera Game Lodge

Day 3, Transfer to Kigali
After breakfast, indulge in a last game drive and then proceed to Mt Mutumba (1825M) for Picnic lunch. The mountain has magnificent scenic view of the park. After this, you will transfer to Kigali for a short city tour around the Genocide Memorial sites and local markets. Dinner an overnight stay at Kigali Serena Hotel for Luxury/Golf Hills Residence for mid range/Okapi Hotel or Step Town Hotel for Budget

Day 4, Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park
After breakfast, you will drive southwest to Nyungwe forest National Park. En route visit the Butare town which is the country’s 2nd capital after Kigali. Here visit the National Museum, National University and the Botanical gardens. Proceed and have another stopover in Nyanza for a visit to the Old King Mwami’s palace. Nyungwe forest is on a high elevation and simply placed on a 970 square kilometers land and it is very apparent that it creates its own climate from its own biodiversity. Upon arrival in Nyungwe, participate in the evening forest walk. Dinner and overnight stay at Nyungwe Forest Lodge/Gisakura guest House

Day 5, Chimpanzee Tracking
After a morning breakfast, you will head to the Park headquarters for chimp trek briefing. After this you will then go for chimp trek in the forest. The time taken to encounter the Chimps is unpredictable but usually takes between 3- 10 hours. Along the way, you will encounter other primates species found in this Park such as the Silver monkey, Owl faced monkey, Ruwenzori colobus, L’hoests monkey, and the Grey cheeked Mangabey and so many others. Return for dinner and overnight stay at Nyungwe Forest Lodge/Gisakura guest House

Day 6, Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
After breakfast, you will transfer to Ruhengeri town and then to Volcanoes National Park. En route stop over at Gisenyi town for a scenic view on Lake Kivu and for Lunch. Reach the park in the evening in time for Dinner and overnight stay Virunga Volcanoes Lodge / Sabinyo Silver Back Lodge/Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/Kinigi guest house/Hotel Muhabura

Day 7, Gorilla Trekking
After breakfast, you will set out of your lodge with your packed lunch to the ORTPN Offices for briefing and gorilla tracking escorts and Rangers. You will then start your trek of the Gorillas. Once you come across the bamboo forest logs and also your first perception of the sound the breaking of bamboo indicating that the gorillas are nearer. Prepare yourself for the enjoyful encounter with the Gorillas and wonderful experience. Stay with the gorillas for 1 hour and then and trek back to your lodge or lunch and in the afternoon, visit the twin lakes of Ruhondo and Bulera. Dinner and overnight stay Virunga Volcanoes Lodge / Sabinyo Silver Back Lodge/Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/Kinigi guest house/Hotel Muhabura

Day 8, Transfer back to Kigali
After breakfast, you will go for a short tour around Ruhengeri and then later transfer back to Kigali reaching in time for Lunch. Drop off will be at your Hotel in Kigali or at the Airport for your flight back home

End of Safari