This 5 days volcanoes and Akagera safari will open up an amazing safari experience will give you the opportunity will give you opportunity to observe a number of rewarding wildlife species as you participate in the boat cruise on Lake Ihema which will introduce you to a number water birds in the park like the endangered show bill stork, you will have the opportunity to participate in the game drives in Akagera National Park which will give you track the big five animals in Rwanda, you will also visit Volcanoes national the home to half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas in the world. You will have the chance to participate in gorilla trekking in Rwanda, you will also visit Dian Fossey hike which will give you the chance to visit the museum to observe the role of the American primatologist in gorilla trekking in Africa among other activities.

7 Days Uganda Rwanda Primates & Wildlife Safari

Highlights of your safari

Day 1: Pick up from Kigali and transfer to Akagera National Park

Day 2: Game drive and Ihema boat trip

Day 3: Cultural tour and Transfer to Volcanoes NP

Day 4: Gorilla trek in Volcanoes National park

Day 5: Dian Fossey Museum visit and transfer back to Kigali

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Pick up from Kigali and transfer to Akagera National Park

At an agreed location of your choice, get in touch with your driver to connect for the start of this 5 days Volcanoes and Akagera Safari. You will meet at around 8 am at the airport or the advised point of pick up and drive north of Rwanda for about 2 and a half hours until you reach the southern gate of the park. You will be welcomed by the pure air of the park. Connect to check in to your lodge and freshen up, have lunch.  After lunch participate in the Afternoon Game Drive which gives you the opportunity to view the wildlife of Akagera that is the lions, rhinos, giraffes, elephants and also the several different antelope species. dinner and overnight at your selected hotel.

Day 2: Game drive and Ihema boat trip

After an early morning breakfast at your hotel, day gives you a second chance to look out for the animals you may have not been able to see the previous evening in the park. After breakfast, meet your driver-guide and be at the starting point by 9 am to enjoy the drive in the several trails of the park. You will meet the early raisers and hunters looking for their day’s meal. Have lunch and connect for the boat cruise on Lake Ihema. This boat trip lasts 1 hour with a maximum of 11 people on board. You will get to see more of the park on the lake like the aquatic animals like the crocodiles, hippopotami enjoying the waters and the several birds like the African fish eagle and cattle egret. Find your way back to your accommodation with your driver-guide and spend the evening at leisure as you await the last dinner in the park.

Day 3: Cultural tour and Transfer to Volcanoes NP

Have breakfast and connect to have the cultural experience offered by the park, get to interact with the local community around the park and exit the park to connect to Volcanoes national park via Kigali. You will have lunch from Kigali and continue to Ruhengeri town for the night in anticipation for the gorilla trek the following day. Dinner and overnight will be at the selected lodge of accommodation.

Day 4: Gorilla trek in Volcanoes National park

Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes N.P: Have a light breakfast and grab your packed lunches and set out to the park headquarters at 7 am to get the morning brief before your trek on what to expect, the do’s and don’ts and also get a chance to book your porter and all the hiking gear you may need. Set out into the forest in search of the gorillas. Trek with the rangers for about 2 to 7 hours according to the location of the gorillas. Once you meet these endangered animals, you will be allowed 1 hour to enjoy their presence and it is in this magical hour that you get to take photos and study the lifestyles of the mountain gorillas in their families as they go about their daily routines. Connect back to your accommodation for a late lunch and spend the evening at leisure. You may take on an optional community visit or cultural tour if you are feeling energetic. Get back to the lodge before the sun sets and have dinner and overnight as the night before.

4 days Akagera and volcanoes national park safari
Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda

Day 5: Dian Fossey Museum visit and transfer back to Kigali

On the 5th day of your 5 days volcanoes and Akagera safari, Dian Fossey Hike & Departure: After breakfast, set out to your 2-hour drive to Kigali with an enroute Dian Fossey museum visit where you will spend about 2 hours learning about the famous gorilla lady with artifacts that belonged to her along with an impression of the Virunga ranges. This is a thrilling walk through the museum. Connect back to Kigali for lunch and if you have more time you may visit the Kimironko market to purchase some local souvenirs for the people back home and also get to interact with the community. 

Drop Off: You will be dropped off at your agreed location in Kigali which will mark the end of your trip.

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


  • 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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