10 Days Best of Rwanda

Book this 10 Days Best of Rwanda for an awesome experience in this tiny nation. Get the best of Rwanda in ten days with this package. These 10 days are just enough to explore most of the interesting destinations in Rwanda. Book this 10 days Rwanda safari package for a memorable experience in this magical wilderness.

10 Days Best of Rwanda

10 Days Best of Rwanda Safari Overview

This 10 days Rwanda tour package highlights Akagera National Park, Nyungwe Forest National Park, Volcanoes National Park and Lake Kivu. These destinations are situated in various provinces of the country. This package starts in Kigali City (Central Province) but takes you to the northern, western, eastern and southern provinces of the country. You will get to explore almost the whole of Rwanda in bits.

10 Days tour Plan

Below is a more detailed day by day program for this 10 days Rwanda safari adventure with meals structure and driving time.

Day 1: Transfer to Akagera National Park

Early morning, our tour guide will pick you up from Kigali International Airport or an accommodation facility of your choice, carry out a brief city tour and transfer you to Akagera National Park after.

Overnight at Akagera Game Lodge for luxury and Ruzizi Tented Lodge for comfortable stay.

Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner

Drive Time: 2 Hours

Day 2: Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise

You will carry out a morning game drive at the northern part of Akagera National Part in this secodn day of your 10 days Rwanda tour. This part in particular has the highest concentration of wildlife. Here you will see animals like Elephants, Buffaloes, Warthogs, Lions and more.

In the afternoon, you will carry out a boat ride on Lake Ihema where you will see animals like Crocodiles, Hippopotamuses, along with other mammals that come to hydrate at the lake shores. This lake is also a good birder’s place.

Overnight at Akagera Game Lodge for luxury and Ruzizi Tented Lodge for comfortable stay.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park

This day you transfer to Volcanoes National Park in Musanze District, North of Rwanda. This is the park that shelters Rwanda’s mountain gorillas. When you reach, you will visit the twin lake of Burera and Ruhondo and later on proceed to your safari lodge for an overnight.

Overnight at Bisate Eco Lodge for luxury, Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge for mid-range or Kinigi Guest House for budget stay.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Driving Time: 4 Hours

Day 4: Mountain Gorilla Trekking

This is one of the best days of your 10 days safari in Rwanda. Very early in the morning, you will transfer to the park headquarters in Kinigi for briefing and after start off with your gorilla trekking adventure. You will spend between 2 to 8 hours depending on how long you take to locate the gorillas. This time includes a full hour gorilla trekking encounter with these primates.

In the afternoon, you will head for a cultural experience at Iby’Iwacu Cultural Village and after retire at your lodge for an overnight.

Overnight at Bisate Eco Lodge for luxury, Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge for mid-range or Kinigi Guest House for budget stay.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5: Golden Monkey Trekking and Dian Fossey Grave Visit

Just like the previous day, you will transfer to the park headquarters for briefing and after head for golden monkey tracking in Volcanoes National Park. Golden Monkey tracking usually lasts for 2 to 4 hours.

In the afternoon, you will visit Dian Fossey’s grave at Karisoke Research Center. Dian Fossey was one of the great pioneers of mountain gorilla conservation. She dies fighting for the safety of these gorillas and deserves to be honored.

Overnight at Bisate Eco Lodge for luxury, Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge for mid-range or Kinigi Guest House for budget stay.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6: Transfer to Lake Kivu, Gisenyi

This day of your 10 days tour in Rwanda is purposely to get you relaxed and less fatigued. This day you transfer to Lake Kivu in Gisenyi and carry out an afternoon boat ride on the lake. Lake Kivu is one of the African great lakes. You will cruise on it till the coffee island, explore the island and after return to your lodge for an overnight.

Overnight at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel for luxury and Hotel Paladis Malahide for comfortable stay.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Driving Time: 2 Hours

Day 7: Whole day at Lake Kivu

This is your perfect day to relax at one of the most beautiful places in Rwanda. You will relax at the Gisenyi beaches, carry out a few water sport activities and later on in the evening visit the surrounding towns of Kibuye and Gisenyi.

Overnight at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel for luxury and Hotel Paladis Malahide for comfortable stay.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park

Early in the morning, you will transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park in the southern province of Rwanda. You will visit a few land marks along the way like the Butare Museum and the former presidential palace before you climax your drive to Nyungwe Forest arriving late in the evening.

Overnight at Nyungwe Forest Lodge for luxury, Nyungwe Top Hill View Lodge for comfortable stay or Gisakura Guest House for budget stay.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Driving Time: 6 Hours

Day 9: Chimpanzee Trekking and Canopy Walk

Wake up early morning and head to the forests to search for Chimpanzees before they wake up. These primates move at a very high pace when awake and can be hard to trek. Your best chance is locating them before they wake up so that you have enough time to spend time around them.

In the afternoon, you will go for the unforgettable canopy walk. You will walk across the forest at an elevated view and enjoy a bird’s eye view of the entire forest.

Overnight at Nyungwe Forest Lodge for luxury, Nyungwe Top Hill View Lodge for comfortable stay or Gisakura Guest House for budget stay.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10: Transfer to Kigali City and Departure

Being the last day of your safari, you will transfer to Kigali City for drop off or to catch up with your flight back home.

Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch

Driving Time: 6 Hours

End if 10 days Rwanda safari.

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