Singita and Magash Camp are one of the luxury accommodations in Rwanda so, this tour will give you a great opportunity to sleep in these two camps in volcanoes national park and Akagera national park on your 5 days luxury Rwanda gorillas and wildlife tour. Enjoy gorilla trekking experience and Iby’Iwacu cultural site for the Rwanda cultural dances arts experiences with gorilla safari trails a native safari company in east Africa. This finest trip is tailored with exclusive stay at Singita Kwitonda Gorilla Lodge (volcanoes national park) and Magash Exclusive Camp (Akagera National park)
Day1: Kigali – Volcanoes National Park
Meet and greet with our company safari guide either at the airport or at the Hotel, drive you to Kigali city and take a visit to the Kigali Genocide Memorial and experience the genocide massacre that happened in Rwanda in 1994 where over 1m people killed in just a period of 6 month, if time allows you can visit other interesting places like the art and craft shops, market places among others. After this experience embark in the 4×4 safari jeep and make a transfer to Volcanoes National Park and at 13:00 PM check in with the Lodge for lunch. The evening will be reserved for relaxation along the pool side. Dinner and overnight at Singita Kwitonda Gorilla Lodge. Meal plan: F/B
Day2: Rwanda Gorilla Trekking – Iby’Iwacu Cultural Village
Wake-up early for breakfast at the lodge and then after follow the guide to the briefing point at Kinigi station to receive short briefings about gorilla trekking, then after, head straight to the slopes of the Forest escorted by the armed ranger guide and a porter if requested. Rwanda gorilla trekking activity is regarded as one of the most interesting safari activities done in Rwanda no one should love to miss. The trek is sometimes tiresome and its unpredictable since they are wild animal they move freely in their natural habitat, the search can go from 1-6 hours and ounce they are met, you strictly allowed only one hour with them while observing there behaviors as well as taking as many photos as possible. You are not allowed to use flash camera while taking photos as they may flee threatened. Return to the lodge for lunch. In the evening take a visit to the Iby’Iwacu cultural village experiencing the Rwanda culture from once the gorilla hunters but they are now try to live in the nearby communities near the park. After this wonderful cultural experience retire back to the lodge for diner and an overnight stay at. Singita Kwitonda Gorilla Lodge. Meal plan: F/B
Day3: Kigali – Akagera National Park (Evening Sun Set Boat Cruise)
Early wake up for breakfast and then after embark into the jeep and make a transfer to Akagera national park in the Eastern part of Uganda. On the way, you will be exposed to beautiful sceneries arrive at the park in time, check into your pre-booked accommodation Magash Exclusive Camp and have a rest. In late afternoon after lunch, you will have a chance to have a wonderful and most interesting sun set boat cruise on the lake for photographic game viewing in Akagera national park games expected to see along the shores of lake Ihema include elephants, Kobs, warthogs, water and bush bucks, giraffes, buffaloes among others. Not animal species also expect to see various species of birds that live and feed on the feed on the lake. After this wonderful experience retire back to the lodge for dinner and an overnight Magash Exclusive Camp. Meal plan: F/B
Day4: Full Day Game Drive in Akagera National Park
After early cup of coffee proceed to a dawn game drive to catch up with early raisers and predators returning to their hideouts. The game drive will reward you with chances to see a variety elephant, buffaloes, lions, Maasai giraffe, gazelles, impala, baboons, oribi, Butchel’s zebra, topi, bush baby, leopard and bush buck among others. Today we shall go with our packed lunch from the lodge as we shall be going in the other sector of the park and we shall return in the evening. Dinner and overnight at the Magash Exclusive Camp as above, Meal plan: F/B
Day5: Akagera National Park – Departure
After breakfast at the lodge, our safari guide will drive you leisurely back to Kigali City for lunch at Mille Collines Hotel and then after drive to the Kigali International Airport to meet your return flight back home. End of services with Gorilla safari trails!
The parking list for safari include the healthy documents, valid passport and visa, walking shoes, rain gears, sun screen, insect repellent, hut, Yellow Fever Vaccination Card among others.
The package includes:
Ground transportation in 4X4 vehicle
Full day English speaking guide
Two nights stay at Singita Kwitonda Gorilla Lodge
Rwanda Gorilla permits each at $1500
Sunset Boat cruise along Lake Ihema
Two nights stay at Magash Exclusive Camp
The air fares, Visa, porter fees while trekking the gorillas, laundry, expensive drinks, and other activities not mentioned in the itinerary.
What to wear/bring
Dress codes are informal. Daytime temperatures are generally warm, so bring lots of light clothing, supplemented by light sweaters for the cool evenings and heavier clothing for the higher altitudes especially Virunga and Nyiragongo. When tracking gorillas layering your clothing is the best idea and we suggest: long sleeved shirts, cotton or gore tex trousers, strong walking shoes with ankle support, socks that you can tuck your trousers into, light gloves to protect your hands from thorns and nettles, a hat and sunglasses to provide protection against the sun and a waterproof jacket in neutral colors may come in handy in the moist mountains. Travel light and remember that soft-sided luggage is required. One medium sized duffel bag and one small day pack (carry-on) per person should be adequate. Laundry services are available at most accommodations. You should also pack some zip lock bags for spare clothing, cameras, binoculars and film. Please note that you are not allowed to use a flash when photographing Gorillas. It is a good idea to take along several different speeds of film (64 to 1000) as gorillas can be found in open sun or in the dark underbrush of the forest. Gorilla safari trails is readily available to give you the best and memorable experience safari