8 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari

Trip description

On this trip, you will experience the beauty of Rwanda – the “land of a thousand Hills.” Enjoy the different backdrops and Landscape of Rwanda as you turn along the hilly roads. The parks are a mixture of savannah, forest, and mountainous. You will trek Chimps in Nyungwe forest, and gorillas in Volcanoes national park.

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Kagera Safaris

8 days

From : €5,960*

Day 1: Arrival to Kigali

Day 2: Transfer to Akagera National park

Day 3: Explore Akagera national park

Day 4: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest - the home of chimpanzees

Day 5: Chimpanzee Tracking and Canopy walk in Nyungwe forest

Day 6: Transfer to Volcanoes national park - Gorilla Guardians Village

Day 7: Gorilla trekking

Day 8: Transfer to Kigali - Departure

Day 1 : Arrival to Kigali

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Welcome to Rwanda the land of “a thousand hills.” Our guide/ representative staff will be at
the airport to pick you. Depending on time of arrival, you will have a short city tour to sights like the Kigali genocide memorial and the Kandt museum.

Day 2 : Transfer to Akagera National park

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Today morning after breakfast, your driver guide will pick you up from the hotel to transfer you
to Akagera National Park. Have stopovers for stretching and photography of the beautiful
landscape. Arrival in the park, have lunch, game drive and later retire for overnight.


Drive time – 2.5 hours
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Akagera Game Lodge

Day 3 : Explore Akagera national park


After breakfast, start the game drive in search of Elephants, Hippos, Buffaloes and Lions. The
game drive will take you to the northern part of the park where most of the animals prefer to
inhabit. Look out for the Zebras, Giraffes and Impalas which are usually scattered along the
game tracks.
Return to the lodge for lunch, after which will take a boat safari on Lake Ihema for a beautiful
afternoon breeze and some sighting of birds and wildlife.

Day 4 : Transfer to Nyungwe Forest - the home of chimpanzees


This morning we depart Akagera national park for Nyungwe forest national park via Kigali. We
shall stopover in Huye for lunch and visit the national museum to learn more about the history
and traditions of the Rwanda people. We arrive in Nyungwe forest later in the evening.
Drive time – 7 hours
B, L & D
Nyungwe Topview Lodge

Day 5 : Chimpanzee Tracking and Canopy walk in Nyungwe forest


After an early breakfast, we leave for Chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe forest. The forest is rich
in botanical diversity and home to 13 species of primates including Chimpanzees, L’Hoest
monkeys, and Columbus monkeys with 300 bird species. Your tour guide will transfer you to the
briefing area where you will meet your ranger guide and receive briefing before you start your
Return to lodge after the chimp trek or you can choose to do the Canopy walk immediately so
that you rest once. The canopy walk allows you beautiful views of the forest from above as you
admire nature.

Day 6 : Transfer to Volcanoes national park - Gorilla Guardians Village

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We leave for Volcanoes national park after breakfast. Enjoy the different sights and winding
roads in the land of a thousand hills. You will have opportunities to have different stopovers for
pictures and stretching depending on your needs.
In the afternoon, visit the Gorilla Guardians village to learn more about the culture of the
Rwandan people and how they have co-existed with the mountain gorillas for generations.
Drive time – 5 hours

Day 7 : Gorilla trekking

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Meet the mountain gorillas in the dense jungles of the Virunga ranges. The trek to the gorillas
starts with a briefing at the park headquarters in Kinigi where you are assigned a ranger and
gorilla family to trek. After briefing, your ranger guide leads you to the starting point of the
trek. You might need to drive to the starting point of the trek depending on location of gorilla
group you are trekking. The trek through the habitat of these enormous animals is a fulfilling
unforgettable experience that many people look to undertake. The trek can last from a few
minutes to several hours depending on where the gorillas nested the previous night.

Day 8 : Transfer to Kigali - Departure


Today is your last day on this Kagera Safaris – Rwanda wildlife safari. Start your day with
breakfast and transfer to the airport.
Drive time – 2.5 hours

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