5 days Akagera National Park and Volcanoes National Park safari : Akagera national park and Volcanoes National Park will give you access to the big five animals in Rwanda when you make your way to Akagera National Park where you will also get to participate in the boat cruise on Lake Ihema, you can also get to watch the endangered mountain gorillas in Rwanda where you will participate in gorilla trekking in Rwanda which will help you understand more about the behaviour of the species in the wild as you spend an hour with the species in their natural habitats. Continue reading the itinerary to understand more activities you can embark on in the national parks in Rwanda.

Highlights of your safari

Day 1: Transfer to Akagera National Park and Ihema Boat Cruise.

DAY 2: Full day game drives

Day 3: Early morning game drive and transfer Kigali

Day 4: Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park

Day 5:  Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes impenetrable national park

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Akagera national park and Ihema Boat Cruise. 

You will be met by your driver guide at your agreed location in Kigali to transfer to Akagera national park where you will arrive in time to embark in an early  morning game drives that will give you the chance to watch a number of game animals especially the herbivores like the elephants grazing within the plains, the rhinos, you will also get to see a number of remarkable views for the park and a number of rewarding attractions after your  game drive you will transferred to the lodge for lunch and refreshments and later on participate in the afternoon boat cruise on Lake Ihema where you will see game like hippopotamuses, Crocodiles and many bird species like the endangered shoe bill stork, African King fishers catching their prey from the Lake that live around the lake and the surrounding swamps.  Transfer to your pack for dinner and overnight stay. Karenge Bush Camp(budget) Akagera game lodge (Mid-range)

DAY 2: FULL DAY GAME DRIVES

Rise up early and go for a game drive with great anticipation of seeing the different animals which rise early to graze and predators looking for their early morning kill. After the game drive, return to connect with your driver guide and drive back to your lodge for lunch. Later in the afternoon you will embark in the evening game drives and get to watch a number of wildlife species that you might have missed out during the morning game drives which will give you clear views of the early risers in the park like the elephants, rhinos, oribi and many other rewarding attractions. in the evening game drives you will get the chance to watch a number of carnivores hunting for their prey as you watch a number of herbivores heading back to their hiding spots. Dinner and overnight at Karenge bush camp (budget), Akagera Game lodge(midrange)

Day 3: Early morning game drive and transfer Kigali 

Rise up early and go for a game drive with great anticipation of seeing the different animals like the herbivores, the big five animals in Rwanda which rise early to graze and predators looking for their early morning kill. After the game drive, return to connect with your driver guide to embark Transfer to

Dinner and overnight at des mille collines..

Day 4:Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park

After breakfast, you will start the journey to Bwindi impenetrable national park passing through Katuna border in Kabale. On the way you will enjoy great views of rolling hills in Rwanda, terraced farmlands, beautiful scenery among others. Upon arrival in the park you will check into the lodge for dinner and overnight stay at Buhoma haven –midrange, Buhoma community

Day 5:  Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes impenetrable national park

5 days Akagera National Park and Volcanoes national park safari
Gorilla

After an early breakfast ,you will carry packed lunch from the lodge and meet up with your driver guide to transfer to the park headquarters for a briefing. After the briefing you will start trekking in the jungle in search of the mountain gorillas which takes about 30 minutes to 6 hours depending on where the gorillas are located because they like to move from one place to another in search of food. During trekking you will be able to view other primate species such as l’hoest monkeys, chimpanzees, black and white colobus monkeys, different plant species, birds among others.

Once the mountain gorillas are found you will be allowed to spend one hour with them in their natural habitat which gives you an opportunity to observe their habits, behaviors, watch gorillas feed, breastfeed, groom young ones, take photos and record the breathtaking moments to show people back home after the safari. After the one-hour encounter with the gentle giants you will trek back to the park headquarters where you will be rewarded a certificate for participating in gorilla trekking and then drive out of the park and drive back to Kigali. Upon arrival our driver guide will drop you off at Kigali international airport for your departure flight or drop off at any place of advise.

Quotation Includes;

  • Gorilla trekking permit 1500 USD
  • Chimpanzee permit
  • Park entrance fees
  • all accommodation as per itinerary
  • safari van & Fuel
  • Full time English speaking driver/ guide
  • Park entrance fees
  • Boat cruise
  • Vehicle entrance fees
  • Bottled mineral water while on safari
  • All activities as indicated
  • All meals as indicated

Excludes;

  • All optional activities as indicated
  • Tips
  • Visa fees
  • Air tickets
  • All items of personal nature like laundry, phone calls, beer, e.t.c
  • Anything else not included in the itinerary
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