This tour will begin and end in Kigali international airport, it will take you to Akagera National park for game viewing and also it will take you to Volcanoes national park a home to the endangered mountain gorillas. Sharing the love of gorillas with that of wildlife is memorable.
Day 1: Transfer to Akagera National Park
Upon arrival at the International Airport in Kigali, you will be met by our safari guide on board who will brief you about the all tour. Depending on the time arrived at the airport, you will go for a city tour and visit some of the tourist spots including the genocide memorial sites, art and craft shops. From here you will be transferred to Akagera National Park a home to the big five wildlife species. Upon arrival, have lunch and in the afternoon go for a boat ride on Lake Ihema to search for different species of animals that live and feed on the lake including Hippos, out-sized crocodiles and water birds like the papyrus Gonolek, shoebill stork and African fish eagle. Come back for dinner and an overnight stay at Akagera Game Lodge/ Umbrella Pine/Dereva Hotel
Day 2: Morning Game drive and Evening Boat Ride
wake up early for an breakfast and later catch-up with a game drive to meet the early risers and predators that live in the park including the Lions, Elephants, Buffaloes, Hyenas, impala, oribi, bushbuck, antelope, zebra, cape eland, giraffe among others. Retire to the Lodge for lunch and in the afternoon go for the boat ride on River Akagera and also explore the nearby lakes which will expose you to different species of animals and birds that live and feed on the lake. Retire to the lodge for an overnight stay at Akagera Game Lodge/ Umbrella Pine/Dereva Hotel
Day 3: Transfer to Ruhengeri
Wake up early for an early breakfast after, your safari guide will transfer you to Ruhengeri town the closest town near Volcanoes National Park. Upon arrival, have a short tour around the town and visit the local markets. From here continue with the safari to your pre-booked accommodation for dinner and an overnight stay at Kinigi Guest House/Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge
Day 4: Gorilla tracking in Volcanoes National Park
after breakfast, setoff to the ORTPN Offices with packed lunch for briefing about the dos and don’ts while with the gorillas and also get assigned to the gorilla tracking escorts and Rangers. Head deep into the forest to start the search of gorillas. Gorilla trekking is one of the most done safari activities at the park. Gorilla trekking time is unpredictable, since they are wild animals, they move freely in their natural habitat and once they are met you strictly allowed only one hour with them, its unjoyful encounter with the Gorillas and wonderful experience. After lunch, visit the twin lakes of Ruhondo and Bulera. Dinner and overnight stay at Virunga Volcanoes Lodge / Sabinyo Silver Back Lodge/Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/Kinigi Guest house/Hotel Muhabura
Day 5: Transfer back to Kigali
After, breakfast you will be transferred back to Kigali city for a short city tour where you can visit the Genocide memorial sites, Local schools and colorful markets. Later you will be transferred to the Airport for your departure flight back home.
End of Safari