5 Day Rwanda Primates & Wildlife Safari Tour.
Our 5 Days Rwanda Gorilla tracking and Akagera National Park tour is the best short time gorilla safari in Rwanda that gives you a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet the rare Mountain gorillas in their habitat at Volcanoes National park as well go on a safari where you will have a chance to encounter the Big Five animals. You will visit the Genocide Museum en-route to the Park or after your Gorilla Trek on the last day.
Scenic drive to Volcanoes National Park from Kigali Airport
Gorilla Tracking Experience
Scenic drive to Akagera National Park
Wildlife viewing in Akagera National Park
Day 1 : ARRIVAL AT KIGALI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AND TRANSFER TO VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK FOR OVERNIGHT.
You will be picked up by our safari guide from either a guest house/Lodge in Kigali if you arrive a day before or from Kigali International Airport if you arrive in the very early morning hours, then drive to Volcanoes National park in South Western Uganda where you will spend two nights. This journey is about 2-3 hours’ drive but very enjoyable as you will be driving through various local communities and towns along the road, the drive as well takes you through the beautiful cascading and rolling hills of commonly tagged Switzerland of Africa. You will as well have an opportunity for an en-route stopover for photography and sightseeing experience.
Accommodation:Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge.
Meal Plan: Full Board.
Drive time: 2-3 hours’ drive.
Destination: Volcanoes National Park
Day 2 : GORILLA TRACKING EXPERIENCE DAY.
After early morning breakfast, you will drive to the Park headquarters for registration and joining others for a gorilla trekking briefing about the dos and the don’ts during your Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Tour. Once this is done, you will trek through the montane forests of Volcanoes National park with your ranger guides to find the Gorillas, which can take you from half an hour to three-quarters of the day. During your trek, you will have a chance to encounter other wildlife including, various bird species and tree species which your guide which give you information about to make the trek enjoyable. This is indeed an extraordinary feeling being with these beautiful endangered Creatures.
Accommodation: Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge
Meal Plan: Full Board/with packed Lunch
Day 3 :TRANSFER TO AKAGERA NATIONAL PARK (2 hr 23 min)
On this day you will drive to Akagera National Park for 2 nights at Akagera Game Lodge, the park is located along the border of Rwanda with Tanzania in North East of Rwanda. Akagera national park is known for its Big Five with variety of habitats including grassland, acacia woodland, forest and water which has enabled it sustain a wide variety of wildlife among them the Big 5 animals which you will enjoy viewing while your stay here.
Accomodation:Akagera Game Lodge.
Meal Plan:Full Board/ with packed Lunch
Drive time:4 – 5 hours’ drive
Day 4 : WILDLIFE VIEWING IN AKAGERA NATIONAL PARK.
After an early morning breakfast, you will head out for game drives for wildlife viewing you will have a chance to see the Big Five animals depending on your Luck that day, big herds of Buffalos, Antelopes, Uganda Kobs, Warthogs among the wildlife and return to the lodge for lunch then later in the afternoon you will do a boat cruise on River Akagera. This boat cruise offers a chance to spot species of water birds, many wild animals as they flock this channel for drinking water.
Accommodation: Akagera Game Lodge.
Meal Plan:Full Board/ with packed Lunch.
Day 5 : DRIVE BACK TO KIGALI TO END OF THE TOUR VIA THE GENOCIDE MUSEUM/CITY TOUR IN KIGALI.
After your breakfast, you will be driven to Kigali for your post tour accommodation or you may choose to fly out of Rwanda today.
Meal Plan:Breakfast and Lunch.
Drive time:4 – 5 hour’ drive
End of Tour
Important Information .
- Gorilla permit
- Transport in a four wheel safari vehicle plus driver guide, fuel
- Accommodation for 4 nights and all meals
- Bottled water
- A city tour in Gisozi genocide memorial
- Visa fees
- Personal expenses like phone bills, laundry, alcoholic drinks and others
- Personal insurance