This 6 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari package offers you with two exceptional wildlife safari experiences; a safari game drive in Akagera National Park and a gorilla trekking adventure in Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. Experience the best of wildlife game viewing in Rwanda’s only Savannah, the Akagera national park which is home to animals such as the Lions, Buffaloes, Giraffes, Zebras, and Hippos. You will also have a chance to get up close with the giants of the wild on a visit to Volcanoes National Park for an amazing gorilla trekking experience.
6 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari Highlights
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On your first day of the 6 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari your driver-guide will pick you up from the airport upon your arrival and transfer you to your prebooked hotel of accommodation in Kigali. Have dinner and overnight here while you wait to explore more of Rwanda’s beauty and heritage the next day.
Accommodation:Upmarket: Kigali Radisson Blu, Mid-range: Hotel Villa Portofino, Budget: Quiet Haven Lodge
Wake up to a chilly breakfast at your hotel after which you will go for an exhilarating Kigali City tour where we explore Kigali the capital of Rwanda visiting key areas like Genocide Memorial, craft centers, Kandt National Museum among others.
You will then have lunch from the expatriate local restaurants and in the afternoon embark on a 2 -3 hours journey to Akagera national park in Rwanda’s eastern province. You can have short stopovers en route to Akagera park for photo moments of the beautiful landscape and people.
Upon arrival at the park offices, you will check-in for your 2 days accommodation in the park and just rest from the day’s fatigue waiting for a Rwanda wildlife safari experience the next day.
Enjoy Dinner and overnight at Akagera Game Lodge
Today we shall have a full day of exploring the wilderness in Akagera National Park. Very early in the morning after breakfast, we shall set off at 7:00 for an early riser’s game drive experience in Akagera National Park to search for the big mammals like Elephants, Giraffes, Buffaloes, several Antelope species and recently the re-introduced Lions. Most of the gamed 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 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 also have opportunities of a boat trip/canoe ride on Lake Ihema to watch Hippos and crocodiles in the water or by the shores.
Enjoy Dinner and overnight at Akagera Game Lodge
We shall have breakfast in the morning and then start off our journey to Volcanoes National park in Ruhengeri passing via Kigali City. 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 viewpoints. You will see the endless hills and understand why indeed Rwanda is referred to as ‘the land of a thousand hills’. We will arrive at the lodge later that evening ready for the gorilla hike the next day.
If time allows, you will take a walk through nearby forests to nearby crater lakes for scenic viewing, bird watching, and photography. Dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorilla’s Nest/Kinigi guest house. Dinner and Overnight at Gorilla’s Nest or Kinigi Guest House.
Today will be your best day ever on this 6 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari. Your driver-guide will transfer you to the briefing place right after your early breakfast to attend the gorilla trekking briefing from the ranger guide. 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.
Gorilla trekking then begins with a hike in the tropical rain bamboo forests of Volcanoes National Park with the rest of the trackers. Once you see the gorillas, you will a full hour to spend with these man’s closest shy friends watching them play, feed, and guard each other.
After tracking, you will retire to your hotel for dinner and overnight at Gorilla Nest Hotel/Kinigi Guest House/Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge
After early morning breakfast, you will take a half-day hike to Mt Bisoke, which is topped with a beautiful crater lake, take photos and later connect to Kigali International Airport for your flight back home.
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