5 Days Rwanda wildlife & Gorilla Tour – takes you to Akagera national park the best place for wildlife viewing in Rwanda. Wildlife to meet in Akagera national park includes the newly introduced lions, African elephants , zebras, antelopes and buffaloes among others and Boat ride along Lake Ihema where you will view crocodiles, Hippos and over 500 bird species and gorilla watching in the African bamboo jungle of Volcanoes national park.
Day 1: Transfer to Akagera national park – Game drive
Your tour guide will pick you up early morning from your hotel in Kigali and hit the road off to Akagera national park. On arrival, you will have lunch and proceed on a fantastic game drive. Expect to see giraffes, elephants, buffaloes, reedbuck, roan antelopes, etc. Dinner and overnight stay at Akagera Safari lodge
Day 2: Boat Ride along Lake Ihema – Kigali city
After breakfast enjoy a beautiful boat along Lake Ihema. Expect to see view crocodiles, Hippos and over 500 bird species. Later transfer back to Kigali for a city tour taking you to local markets, craft shops, local markets and the Gisozi memorial site where you will learn first hand information of the horrific genocide. Dinner and overnight in Kigali at Kigali Serena hotel(Luxury),
Day 3: Transfer to Volcanoes national park – Ibyiwacu Cultural Village
With an early morning cup of coffee, set off with your guide on a 2 and a half hours drive to Musanze province home to the Volcanoes national park. On Arrival have lunch at your hotel and be ready to set off for a cultural experience at the Ibyiwacu cultural village. Dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge(Luxury)/La
palme Hotel(Deluxe)/Muhabura Hotel(Budget)
Day 4: Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes NP – Visit Lakes Burera & Ruhondo
Be up early for breakfast at your hotel, drive to the park head offices with your tour guide. Assemble for briefing by 7:30 about the do’s and don’t when you meet gorillas. This is a standard precaution to protect the health of the mountain gorillas and the visitors. You will also be divided in groups of 8 people depending on your level of fitness.
After the Briefing and assigning a gorilla group to trek, you will drive to the head trail of your gorilla group where the trek will begin. At this point you will descend into the forest with a lead from an experienced local guide who will be in position to answer all your question as you trek in search for your gorilla family. This trek can last from 30 minutes to 6 hours hiking through bamboo trees. The length of your trek depends on how far into the forest your gorilla group has moved. You Once you meet the gorillas, only one hour is allowed with the gentle species so as not to exhaust them. In this one hour, you are allowed to take pictures, video recording but don’t forget to take time and take in this magical moment!
Once the hour is done, descend back to the head trail where you entered the forest from.
In The afternoon have an optional tour of the Lake Burera and Ruhondo located within the vicinity of Volcanoes national park.Dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge(Luxury)/La palme Hotel(Deluxe)/Muhabura Hotel(Budget)
Day 5: Transfer back to Kigali
After breakfast, you will transfer back to Kigali. Upon arrival, you will have Lunch and later be transferred to the Airport for your flight back home.
End of Tour