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9 DAYS RWANDA WILDLIFE SAFARI

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9 Days
Availability : Jan 16’ - Dec 30’
Kigali
Akagera N.P, Volcanoes N.P, Rwanda national museum
Min Age : 17+
Max People : 18
Tour Details

Highlights

Game drives, Chimpanzee tracking, nature walks, Gorilla tracking, Boat cruises

Safari Overview

The 9 days Rwanda safari will give you the best of Rwanda’s tourist attractions. From Akagera that now is home to the Big 5 where you will have a chance to sight the big game like leopards, lions, elephants, giraffes and a variety of birds to Volcanoes national park which is home to mountain gorilla s and the endangered Golden monkeys. It will then take you south of Rwanda to Nyungwe for chimpanzee tracking having a night and relaxation on Lake Kivu. 

Safari Summary

Day 1 Arrival and pick up

Day 2 Transfer to Akagera National park and evening game drive 

Day 3 Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise on L. Ihema

Day 4 Transfer to Volcanoes national park and cultural walk

Day 5 Gorilla tracking and transfer to Kibuye

Day 6 Sunrise Boat cruise on Lake Kivu and transfer to Nyungwe 

Day 7 Chimpanzee tracking and afternoon canopy walk

Day 8 Visit Butare (Rwanda national museum and Nyanza Kings palace museum)

Day 9 Transfer to Kigali and departure.

Departure & Return Location

Kigali

Departure Time

7:00 a.m

Price Includes

  • All ground transport
  • English speaking driver guide
  • Drinking water
  • Gorilla, Chimpanzee and Golden monkey tracking permits
  • All activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • Accommodation and Meals
  • Park entry fees

Price Excludes

  • International flight fees
  • Tips and other gratuities
  • Visa fees and travel insurance
  • Souvenirs
  • Personal expenses
Itinerary

Day 1Arrival and pick up

Upon arrival at Kigali international airport, you will be welcomed by our company representative or driver / guide who will brief you about the tour and depending on the time of your arrival, you will do for a short city tour within Kigali and visit the Kigali genocide memorial site. Dinner and overnight stay at your Hotel.
Meal plan (D)
Accommodation: Kigali Serena Hotel (High end)
Hotel Chez Lando (Mid-range)
Murugo Hostel (Budget)

Day 2Transfer to Akagera National park and evening game drive

After breakfast, drive through Kigali then connect through the terraced hills of Rwanda to Akagera National park. Upon arrival in the park, you will check in at your lodge for a bit relaxation and lunch.
In the evening go for a short southern Lake Ihema game drive. Look out for animals such as elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, zebras, hippos, crocodiles and many more like roan antelopes and do some sunset photography (Animals against the sun).
Meal plan (B, L, D)
Accommodation: Ruzizi Tented Camp (High end)
Akagera Game Lodge (Mid-range)
Dereva Hotel (Budget)

Day 3Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise on L. Ihema

Wake up early in the morning have breakfast, after which you will go for a Northern circuit game drive to search for animals that you may have missed out in the previous game drive. This will be in search for the early risers like the lions, leopard, hyena, striped Jackal. It will also offer you an opportunity to encounter and enjoy to the fullest the variety of wildlife the park to offer. You will return to the lodge for lunch after the drive.
In the afternoon, do a boat cruise on L. Ihema which is the largest of all the lakes in the park. The cruise will bring you close the aquatic like in the park like hippos, crocodiles and a variety of birdlife (525 species recorded in the park) like African fish Eagle, African Jacana, King fishers among others.

Meal plan (B, L, D)
Accommodation: Ruzizi Tented Camp (High end)
Akagera Game Lodge (Mid-range)
Dereva Hotel (Budget)

Day 4Transfer to Volcanoes national park and cultural walk

After an early breakfast, connect to Volcanoes national park (216km) from Akagera national park. Volcanoes national park is known as a haven for mountain Gorillas and is home to five of the Volcanoes that make the Virunga ranges. The park was base for Zoologist Diane Fossey. On arrival check in at your lodge for refreshment and lunch.
After lunch, take a cultural walk to Iby’iwachu Cultural Village a Non-Profit umbrella organization that aims at improving the lives of reformed poachers and communities around Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park through provision of conservation incentives, supporting community enterprise development and livelihood based projects. It’s a rewarding place where you will be guided around the place as you enjoy the Kinyarwanda traditions including the Intore dance, traditional ceremonies and a guided community walk. After return to your lodge for an overnight and folk tales as you gather on the fire.
Meal plan (B, L, D)
Accommodation: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge(High end)
Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge (Mid-range)
Kinigi Guest House (Budget)

Day 5Gorilla tracking and after transfer to Kibuye (L.Kivu)

Rise early and have breakfast at the lodge, then transfer to the park headquarters where you will be briefed by park ranger on how to carry out gorilla tracking. Hiking on the slippery and muddy Volcanoes slopes with nettles is quite challenging. But the encounter with mountain gorillas erases all the challenges of the hikes. You will be allowed to stay with these gentle giants for an hour for observation and photography. (No flash lights allowed during photography).
Meal plan (B, L, D)
Accommodation: Serena Lake Kivu (High end)
Water Front Resort Lake Kivu(Mid-range)
Hotel Paradise Malahide (Budget)

Day 6Sunrise Boat cruise on Lake Kivu and transfer to Nyungwe

Wake up have breakfast and do a sunrise boat cruise on Lake Kivu. There after transfer to Nyungwe national park. Along the way you will visit the new Visitor’s Interpretive Centre to give you more information about the park such as number of primate species found in the park, types of bird species and other tourist activities carried out with in the Park. Check at your Hotel for Lunch.
In the afternoon, you can go for Colobus Monkey trekking (Optional). You will have to hike through lush forests and endless green tea fields while taking the stunning views of the surroundings.
Meal plan (B, L, D)
Accommodation: Nyungwe Forest Lodge (High end)
Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel (Mid-range)
Gisakura Guest House (Budget)

Day 7Chimpanzee tracking and afternoon canopy walk

Have an early breakfast, drive to the park headquarters in Nyungwe forest for briefing before going for chimpanzee tracking. It is advisable to carry packed lunch and plenty of water prior to this tracking since it can sometimes last over 6 hours. In the forest, you will not only see chimpanzees to but also variety of animals and birds like the Rwenzori Turaco, Black and white casqued horn bill, colobus monkeys,
Returns late in the afternoon have lunch and after do a canopy walk that will give you a chance to have an aerial view of the park.
Meal plan (B, L, D)
Accommodation: Nyungwe Forest Lodge (High end)
Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel (Mid-range)
Gisakura Guest House (Budget)

Day 8Visit Butare (Rwanda national museum and Nyanza Kings palace museum)

Early in the morning after breakfast, transfer to Butare town which was the first country’s Capital city. Along the way, you will pass through wonderful and magnificent hills and cultivated countryside. Visit the Rwanda national museum. The Museum will provide you with more information about Rwanda’s history and culture. You will have local cuisine lunch.
Proceed for about an hour and have a stopover at the royal King’s Palace in Nyanza for a cultural description about the history of Rwanda. Then check in into your Hotel and have lunch.
Check in at a hotel for dinner and overnight stay
Meal plan (B, L, D)
Accommodation: Nyanza Heritage Hotel (High end)
Kinyange Gardens Hotel (Mid-range)
Goodlife Lodge (Budget)

Day 9Transfer to Kigali and departure.

This day will mark the end of the 9 day safari in Rwanda. You will wake up in the morning, have breakfast and after your driver guide will transfer you to the airport for your exit flight.
Meal Plan (B)

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