10 Day Wildlife and Gorilla Safari
Day 1- Transfer from the Airport.
Our representative will pick you from Kigali International Airport to the Hotel for the night and dinner at Kigali Serena Hotel (Luxury)/ The Urban boutique Hotel (Deluxe)/ Garr Hotel (Budget).
Day 2- Transfer to Akagera National park.
After your breakfast, You will drive to the eastern part of Rwanda near Tanzania border to Akagera National park. After lunch, you will go an evening game drive expecting to see various wildlife species like the zebras, antelopes among others. Overnight stay and dinner at Akagera Game Lodge.
Day 3- Game drive and Canoe ride.
Take a cup of coffee and leave for a morning game drive in the park hoping to see the elephants, giraffes, spotted hyena and many others. Return to the lodge for breakfast and relax waiting for lunch. Go for a canoe ride on Lake Ihema to see the hippos, crocodiles and a big concentration of water birds. Overnight stay and dinner at Akagera Game Lodge.
Day 4- Transfer to Volcanoes National Park in Ruhengeri
Early morning, you will set off a spectacular drive to Volcanoes national park with stopovers for photography and lunch. Reach Volcanoes national park in the evening for dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury)/ La Palme Hotel (Deluxe)/Muhabura Hotel (Budget).
Day 5- Gorilla tracking Adventure and Cultural walk.
In the morning, you will go for pre tracking briefing at the part headquarters before going for the gorilla tracking adventure in the forest. Tracking may take 1-8 hours depending on the group you are allocated and movement of the gentle giants. Stay in the presence of the gorillas for a maximum of one hour before returning back. In the afternoon, you may go for nature walks or cultural walk to the Banyarwanda village. Dinner and overnight at your previous Lodge.
Day 6- Diane Fossey Hike/Golden monkey tracking (Optional) and Transfer to Lake Kivu.
In the morning, you will hike up to Karisoke research centre, which was set up by Dian Foseey, an American primatologist who spent her years conserving the life of the gorillas. She was killed and buried there. You will learn more about her work and life of the mountain gorillas. Or set off to the forest to track the rare Golden monkeys. You will encounter other primate species as vervet monkeys, baboons, and a variety of bird species and butterflies. Later you will head to Lake Kivu, Dinner and overnight stay at Stipp Hotel.
Day 7- Boat Cruise and Transfer to Nyungwe forest national park.
Take your breakfast and head for a boat ride to the coffee Island to see the hot springs and get to experience spectacular views of the surroundings and hills. On return you will head to Nyungwe forest national park. You will have en route stopover in Nyanza museum, Butare museum among other areas good for photography and adventure, as well as lunch. Reach Nyungwe in the evening for dinner and overnight at Nyungwe forest Lodge (Luxury)/Nyungwe top view lodge (Deluxe)/Gisakura hotel (Budget).
Day 8- Chimpanzee tracking and afternoon primate walk in the forest.
In the morning, you will set off to the forest for chimpanzee tracking adventure with the park rangers. You will also go for colobus monkey tracking where you will encounter other primates as baboons, vervet monkeys, and others. Dinner and overnight stay at your previous lodge.
Day 9- Transfer back to Kigali and Cultural walk.
After breakfast, you will drive back to Kigali city, Later in the afternoon you will go for a cultural walk in the Banyarwanda community. Dinner and overnight stay at The Urban boutique Hotel.
Day 10- Transfer to Kigali International Airport.
After breakfast you will head to Kigali International Airport for your scheduled flight back home.