How To Spend One Week In Rwanda : Are you a traveller interested in spending a week in Rwanda to observe a number of different attractions that the country has to offer? In this article we are going to help you understand how you can spend your week in the country by visiting a number of national parks, you will also participate in a number of activities to make your safari experience quite rewarding.
AKAGERA NATIONAL PARK
For your first destination, you can make your way to Akagera National Park where you will have the chance to spend two days enjoying the beauty of the park and what it has to offer. On your first day of your safari, you will be picked by your guide who will transfer you to Akagera national park. The drive to Kigali city will take you about 4 hours to access the destination therefore you should consider being picked up early in the morning to make in time to participate in the boat cruise on Lake Ihema which will lead you to a number of rewarding attractions in the park for the rewarding wildlife safaris in Rwanda. The boat cruise on Lake Ihema where you will see game like hippopotamuses, elephants quenching their thirst from the river banks, Crocodiles and many bird species like the endangered shoe bill stork, the king fishers and many other water birds that live around the lake and the surrounding swamps and many other rewarding attractions as you watch a number of attractions in the wild for a rewarding Rwanda safari. After your safari experience in the wild, you will head to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay at any other the hotels in the park for an amazing safari experience in the wild.
On your second day in the park, you will then participate in the full day game drive. different animals which rise early to graze and predators looking for their early morning kill especially the big cats like the leopard, lions and many other carnivores. You will get to watch a number of herbivores like the rhinos grazing within the plains, elephants, gazelle, oribi and many other rewarding game animals. Later in the afternoon you will watch a number of predators coming from their hiding spots to catch prey, the herbivores catching their last bite for the day, the crocodiles can be seen sun-basking, elephants quenching their thirst from the river banks which will make your safari quite memorable. After an amazing safari experience, you will make your way back to your camp for dinner and overnight stay
On your third day you will wake up very early in the morning and then transfer to Kigali city have a stopover for lunch at some of the different local restaurants to enjoy some authentic Rwandan dishes for the ultimate Rwanda experience. after lunch, you will make your way to Volcanoes national park and if you’re interested you will participate in the cultural tour and get to watch a number of rewarding.
On your fourth day of your safari experience in Rwanda, you will participate in gorilla trekking in volcanoes national park which will give you the chance to understand a number of rewarding features of the primates in the wild. You will get to hike the Virunga mountains in Rwanda which will give you access to the habituated gorilla family for one hour observing their behavior in the wild. The activity is an all-day activity so after the experience head back to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay
on your fourth day you will participate in mount bisoke hike or you can opt to participate golden monkey trekking in the park which will also lead you to the Albertine endemic primate species which will give you access to a number of attractions as you hike the Virunga mountains to get to the habituated chimpanzee troops.
On your fifth day in the country you will them transfer to Nyungwe national park through Kigali city. The transfer will take you about 9 hours to reach the park having stopover at the king’s palace to understand more about the history of Rwanda before colonialism. After the stopover you will have lunch and then transfer to a hotel of your choice for dinner and overnight stay.
On your sixth day, you will wake up very early to participate in chimpanzee trekking in Rwanda. You will have the chance to watch the chimpanzees in the wild like; they will be seen chattering, laughing, you will get to observe the females’ red bottoms during ovulation which is a sign that they are ready to mate with the males among other interesting features. After the rewarding experience, you will then return to your hotel to freshen up, have lunch then spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing at your hotel. You can also participate in the community tour to help you understand more about the culture of the people of Rwanda by visiting the cultural group where you will be entertained by their traditional dances, you will watch how they prepares their local dishes and many other interesting features off the cultural groups.
On your seventh day in the park you will go on a walking trail that will take you to the Canopy Walk-a swing bridge 50 meters in length that is suspended from large trees. You will be able to see the amazing rainforest with a bird’s eye view, spotting wildlife moving about below you there after you will then transfer back to Kigali city where you will be dropped off at a location of your choice and the end of your safari.