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5 Days Rwanda gorillas & wildlife safari – Silverback Gorilla Safaris

The 5 days Rwanda gorillas & wildlife safari takes you to both Volcanoes National Park to trek mountain gorillas and Akagera National Park for game viewing. Volcanoes National Park which is perched suitably in Ruhengeri, Northwestern Rwanda is approximately 2-3 hours’ drive from Kigali capital city. This is one of the 4 parks where mountain gorilla trekking adventures are carried out worldwide and occupies about 160sq.kms of land area. This protected area is comprised of 10 habituated gorilla groups.

5 Days Rwanda gorillas & wildlife safariAkagera National Park is a vast and only savanna park in Rwanda boasting of a complete big 5 game list. It is perched about 2 and half hours’ drive from Kigali capital city. On your 5 days Rwanda gorillas & wildlife safari tour, your trip begins and ends in Kigali-the capital city of Rwanda.

Detailed itinerary  of your 5 Days Rwanda gorillas & wildlife safari

Day 1: Departure from Kigali for Akagera-go for a quick afternoon game drive

Wake up early in the morning and be served with breakfast. After, meet your professional Rwanda tour guide for briefing and later, begin a 2 and half hours’ drive to Akagera National Park. Upon early arrival, expect to go on a quick game drive as soon as you are done with lunch. In your 4WD pop-up roof Van/Land Cruiser, expect excellent wildlife views of especially African bush elephants, birds, antelopes, buffaloes, zebras, rhinos, leopards, lions.

Where to stay:

Budget: Dereva Hotel

Mid-range: Akagera Game Lodge

Luxury: Magashi Tented Lodge/Ruzizi Tented Lodge

Day 2: Go morning game drive and launch cruise

After breakfast, go enjoy a game drive along the pristine savannas of Akagera National Park. Expect to catch a sight of Rwanda’s huge concentration of savanna wildlife including the Masai giraffes, lions, buffaloes, antelopes, rhinos, leopards, birds, warthogs.

Retreat from a 2-3 hours’ memorable game drive and be served lunch at the safari lodge. Later, you will be part of exciting launch cruise that takes 2-3 hours on Lake Ihema and comes with remarkable views of basking crocodiles, hippos, aquatic birds.

Where to stay:

Budget: Dereva Hotel

Mid-range: Akagera Game Lodge

Luxury: Magashi Tented Lodge/Ruzizi Tented Lodge

Day 3: Game drive and proceed to Northwestern Rwanda to explore Volcanoes

Have a leisurely breakfast and later, be prepared for a morning game drive. After, connect to Volcanoes National Park in Ruhengeri, Rwanda. Check in at your booked lodge to have a relaxed evening, dinner and overnight stay.

Where to stay:

Budget: Muhabura Hotel, Garden Palace Hotel or Kinigi Guesthouse

Mid-range: Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge, Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge

Luxury: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, Bisate Lodge or Five Volcanoes

Day 4: Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park

Enjoy a leisurely cup of Rwandan tea or coffee and after, assemble at Volcanoes park offices to be briefed on etiquette for gorilla trekking. Trekking to see mountain gorillas is generally an adventure that is unpredictable and it is essential to have bottled mineral drinking water, snacks. In a normal gorilla trek, it takes about 2-6 hours to make a complete trek and this is inclusive of 1 hour with gorilla family then photo taking. Get back from your gorilla trek to relax a little at the lodge and later have an evening visit at Iby’Iwacu Cultural Village.

Day 5: Return from VNP to Kigali-go Kigali city tour

Wake up and enjoy your early morning breakfast then check out ready to get back to Kigali. Get to Kigali early and go for a memorable Kigali city expedition. This includes visit to Gisozi genocide centre, local markets within Kigali among other places. Later, drop off at Kigali International Airport or hotel.

End of the 5 days Rwanda gorillas & wildlife safari

Safari inclusions

  • Driver allowances.
  • Park entranced fees.
  • Boat/Launch cruise on Lake Ihema

Full time professional service of an English-speaking guide in Rwanda.

  • Transportation by a 4WD Vehicle.
  • Accommodation for 4 nights & meals
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off.
  • Airport transfers as long as it is within the 5 days itinerary,
  • Game viewing.
  • Relevant Government tax
  • Bottled water.

Safari exclusions

  • Laundry
  • Visa fees.
  • Tips, cigarettes, beverages, telephone and shopping among other expenses.
  • Optional activities.

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