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Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

  • A transfer from the airport can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

Day 1

City tour of Kigali and drive to Akagera

City tour of Kigali and drive to Akagera

In the morning, you shall be picked up from your residence in Kigali city for a guided city tour to explore the landmarks of history of the capital. You will visit the Rwanda Genocide Memorial Museum in Gisozi. Kandt museum, a local fresh produce market and a local crafts market. After lunch, you will drive to Akagera National Park. Upon arrival and clearance, you shall enter the park and drive to your accommodation.

Main Destination:
Akagera National Park
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:
  • Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 2

Game drive and boat ride in Akagera

Game drive and boat ride in Akagera

Early in the morning you will embark on a game drive in Akagera National Park. Sightings of buffalo, elephant, antelope, zebra, giraffe, baboons, monkeys, an incredible 490 bird species are possible. You may also spot members of the lion pride in Akagera. A boat trip on Lake Ihema in the afternoon enables you to view hippos, Nile crocodiles and abundant waterbirds on the island in the middle of the lake.

Main Destination:
Akagera National Park
Accommodation:
Mantis Akagera Game Lodge
  • Luxury lodge located inside Akagera NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 3

Drive to Volcanoes National Park

Drive to Volcanoes National Park

After breakfast, you shall begin your journey to Volcanoes national park. Enjoy the spectacular views of hills and misty valleys on your way. Volcanoes National Park is the home of the endangered mountain gorillas in Rwanda. You will check into your accommodation, have dinner and prepare for activities of the next day.

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:
Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Volcanoes NP (Gorillas)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 4

Gorilla trekking and cultural visit

Gorilla trekking and cultural visit

After briefing, you will be led by experienced ranger guides on the hike to visit a habituated Gorilla family. You will spend an hour in their presence when you can observe, photograph and film them in their habitat. In the evening, you will drive to Iby’Iwachu cultural village where you will have an introduction to Rwandese culture and history. Return to your accommodation in the evening.

Main Destination:
Volcanoes National Park (Gorillas)
Accommodation:
Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Volcanoes NP (Gorillas)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 5

Drive to Kigali and departure

Drive to Kigali and departure

In the morning you shall check out of your accommodation and start the journey to Kigali city. Enjoy the countryside views along the way and you may stop for landscape photography or to interact with local communities along the way. In the evening you will be transferred to the airport to take your flight to the next destination.

Main Destination:
Kigali International Airport (Kigali)
Accommodation:
No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not 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.
  • A transfer back to the airport can be arranged for an extra cost.
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  • This tour is offered by Green & Yellow Tours, not SafariBookings.
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  • The exact order, contents and rates of this tour are subject to availability.
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  • Gorilla tracking permits are subject to availability.
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