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Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

  • You'll be collected from the airport.
  • Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

Day 1

Kigali – Akagera National Park Boat Launch

Kigali – Akagera National Park Boat Launch

Leave Kigali and start your journey to the Akagera National Park. You will on arrival go for a boat trip on Lkae Ihema, thereafter return to the lodge and check in. while on the lodge, you will feel the sounds of jungle since the lodge is in the middle of the bush and overlooking lake Ihema.

Main Destination:
Akagera National Park (Rwanda)
Best Time To Visit June to September and mid-December to mid-February (It is drier and wildlife is easier to spot)
High Season June to September (The park is busiest at weekends)
Best Weather June to October (Sunny, but not too hot)

Wildlife in Akagera NP

GiraffeCommon
BuffaloAbundant
ZebraAbundant
HippoAbundant
White RhinoOccasional
LionOccasional
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ElephantOccasional
HyenaRare
Accommodation:
Mantis Akagera Game Lodge
  • Luxury lodge located inside Akagera NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 2

Game Drive Akagera National Park – Kigali

Game Drive Akagera National Park – Kigali

After an early morning breakfast, you go for the whole day game drive experience, getting upclose to wildlife in Akagea National Park, you will exit the park at Nyungwe gate and drive back to Kigali. During the game drive to the north of the park, you will go through different topography but most interesting part of it is the Crocodile Swimming Pool & the valley with large concentration of wildlife as you get nearly to the Nyugwe exit gate to proceed to Kigali.

Main Destination:
Kigali (Rwanda)
Accommodation:
Step Town Motel
  • Budget hotel located in or near Kigali
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 3

Kigali transfer Volcanoes National Park

Kigali transfer Volcanoes National Park

Pick up after your breakfast, You will visit the Kigali Genocide Museum to pay your last respect for victms of 1994 Rwandan Genocide before Leaving the lively capital, you drive north-west through lush hills and bustling market towns for approximately 2.5 hours, to the stunning Volcanoes National Park – well known as the venue for Dian Fossey's pioneering studies of the mountain gorillas.

Main Destination:
Volcanoes National Park (Gorillas)
Best Time To Visit June to August (It is drier and hiking is easier)
High Season June to September (Permits are scarce)
Best Weather June to October (Sunny, but not too hot)

Wildlife in Volcanoes NP

Accommodation:
Kinigi Guesthouse
  • Budget guest house located just outside Volcanoes NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 4

Optional Rwanda Gorilla Tracking Volcanoes National Park

Optional Rwanda Gorilla Tracking Volcanoes National Park

This Optional Gorilla Tracking day requires a Gorilla Tracking permit at a fee of usd $1,500 or choose to go for an alternative Bisoke Volcano Hike. Early morning breakfast and head to meet at the park headquarters for gorilla tracking briefing, and then hike up into the rainforest to a troop of magnificent mountain gorillas. Each troop has its own 24-hour guard, so their location is known; you usually have an hour with them, time to sit and observe them at very close quarters indeed. After the day experience return to the lodge for refreshment and cup of coffee.

Main Destination:
Volcanoes National Park (Gorillas)
Accommodation:
Kinigi Guesthouse
  • Budget guest house located just outside Volcanoes NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 5

Golden Monkey Trekking Volcanoes National 3 transfer to lake kivu

Golden Monkey Trekking Volcanoes National 3 transfer to lake kivu

Start early on your first morning for a trip to track the golden monkeys. These primates are beautiful, endangered and more agile than the mountain gorillas. They live in bamboo thickets on the lower slopes of the mountains – and tracking them acclimatizes you perfectly to the slight altitude, marking your last views of the park's environs, and this will be followed by a transfer to Lake Kivu. You will enjoy the lakeside drive with great scenery.

Main Destination:
Lake Kivu (Rwanda)
Accommodation:
Emeraude Kivu Resort
  • Mid-range resort located in or near Lake Kivu
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 6

Eastern Lowland Gorilla Tracking Kahuza Biega National Park

Eastern Lowland Gorilla Tracking Kahuza Biega National Park

After an early morning breakfast, prepared to go lowland Gorilla Tracking, cross the border at Ruzizi one to Democratic republic of Congo and proceed to Tshivanga Kahuzi-Biega National Park headquarters, kbnp is a World Heritage site. A vast area of primary tropical forest dominated by two spectacular extinct volcanoes, Kahuzi and Biega, the park has a diverse and abundant fauna. Some of the last groups of eastern lowland gorillas consisting of only some 7,000 individuals, live here at between 2100 and 2400 m above the sea-level. They have black coats, and the males develop silver backs as they mature. With the help of a ranger and trackers, we approach this rare primate. The walk can take several hours, but coming across the group in its particular habitat is an inspiring moment.
After the day experience with lowland Gorilla tracking transfer back to the lodge.

Main Destination:
Kahuzi Biega National Park (Gorillas)
Accommodation:
Emeraude Kivu Resort
  • Mid-range resort located in or near Rusizi
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 7

Chimpanzee Trekking Cyamudondo Forest, Nyungwe National Park

Chimpanzee Trekking Cyamudondo Forest, Nyungwe National Park

Early morning breakfast and transfer to Cyamudondo Forest, Nyungwe National Park a head of your Chimpanzee Trekking. Cyamudongo Forest is an isolated area annexed from the Nyungwe national park but it remains part of the park. In a company senior site ranger guide, you will follow him in the trailhead in search of the Chimpanzee and after you find them, you will be Permitted to stay with them for an hour. If time allows you will do a canopy walk instead afternoon and then transfer to Katabi eco camp for overnight.

Main Destination:
Nyungwe National Park (Chimps)
Best Time To Visit June to September (Dry weather, best chimp trekking)
High Season June to September (Popular gorilla trekking time in Volcanoes NP)
Best Weather June to October (Sunny, but not too hot)

Wildlife in Nyungwe NP

Accommodation:
Kitabi Eco Center
  • Budget lodge located just outside Nyungwe NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 8

Nyungwe Forest National Park - Kigali

Nyungwe Forest National Park - Kigali

An early morning breakfast, Visit the Murambi Genocide memorial and Visit the national museum at Butare and then proceed to Nyanza and Visit the King of Rwanda Palace which is followed by a transfer to Kigali marking the end of your primates and wildlife trip in Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo. Your guide driver will drop you at your hotel in Kigali. End.

Main Destination:
Kigali (Rwanda)
Accommodation:
No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

  • Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • You'll be dropped off at the airport.
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  • This tour is offered by Amakula African Safaris, not SafariBookings.
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