5 Days Gorillas and Wildlife Safari

Want a blend of Rwanda’s gorillas and wildlife? This package highlights these two interesting safari activities.

5 Days Gorillas and Wildlife Safari

5 days Rwanda Gorilla and Wildlife Safari Overview

This 5 days package mainly highlights gorilla trekking and wildlife viewing in Volcanoes National Park and Akagera National Park respectively.

Day Plan

For a more detailed day by day plan of this safari, see below. Feel free to request any changes if you can. This safari package is 100% customizable and can be tailored to match your preference.

Day 1: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park

Our tour guide will pick you up from Kigali International Airport and transfer you to Volcanoes National Park in Musanze. The drive is approximately 2 hours and very scenic. When you arrive, you will check in to your safari lodge for an overnight.

Overnight at Bisate Eco Lodge for luxury, Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge for comfortable stay or Kinigi Guest House for budget stay,

Meals: Lunch and Dinner

Driving Time: 2 Hours

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking

This day you meet the gorillas in their natural habitat. You will wake up so early in the morning and head to the park headquarters for a briefing before you proceed to the jungles to search for gorillas. Your trek can last somewhere between 2 to 8 hours depending on how long you take to locate the gorillas. This time includes a one hour encounter with the mountain gorillas. From here you will return to your lodge and head for an afternoon Rwanda cultural experience at Iby’Iwacu Cultural Center.

Overnight at Bisate Eco Lodge for luxury, Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge for comfortable stay or Kinigi Guest House for budget stay

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Transfer to Akagera National Park

On this third day you make your way to Akagera National Park in the Eastern Province of Rwanda. Akagera National Park is apparently the largest Rwandan national park and shelters most of its wildlife. It is here where you can find the big five game animals in Rwanda.

When you reach, you will carry out an afternoon boat ride on Lake Ihema where you will see animals like crocodiles, hippopotamuses, buffaloes, elephants, giraffes and more.

Overnight at Akagera Game Lodge for luxury or Ruzizi Tented Lodge for comfortable stay

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Driving Time: Approx. 4 Hours

Day 4: Full Day Game Drive

On this fourth day, you carry out a full day game drive spending most of your time in the northern sector of the park. The northern sector of Akagera National Park has the highest concentration of wildlife and you will enjoy your time here. Some of the animals you are likely to see include; Giraffes, Lions, Leopards, Giraffes, Buffaloes, Impalas, Warthogs and more.

Overnight at Akagera Game Lodge for luxury or Ruzizi Tented Lodge for comfortable stay

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5: Transfer to Kigali and Departure

This day you carry out another morning game drive whilst exiting Akagera National Park driving to Kigali. When your reach Kigali, you will carry out a brief city tour depending on how much time you have left and transfer to Kigali International Airport to catch up with your departure flight after.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Driving Time: Approx. 4 Hours

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