7 days (6 nights) Rwanda Gorilla, Wildlife & Dian Fossey tomb.
Areas to tour:
Akagera National park for wildlife viewing and Volcanoes National park for Mountain Gorilla trekking.
Day 1: Arrival – transfer to the home of mountain Gorillas
Day 2: Gorilla tracking
Day 3:Dian Fossey Tomb -Transfer to Akagera N.P
Day 4: Game drive – afternoon Boat trip on Lake Ihema.
Day 5: Return to Kigali – City tour
Day 6: Departure
End of the tour
7 Day Rwanda Wildlife Safari, Gorilla Trek, Dian Fossey Tombs, Akagera Park
DAY 1: Arrival in Kigali & Transfer to the Volcanoes National Park (Home of gorillas).
You will be welcomed by a guide who will drive north of Rwanda to Volcanoes National Park viewing spectacular scenery of the Virunga Mountains en route. Dinner and overnight stay at Kinigi Guest House (Budget) / Hotel La Palme / Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge (Deluxe) / Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury).
DAY 2: Gorilla Tracking
Breakfast and head to the park headquarters with packed lunch & water for a briefing about the dos and don’ts while with the gorillas then proceed to track the gorillas. Time take searching for these Gentle giants ranges between 2-8hours depending on the movement of gorillas. Dinner and overnight stay at your respective lodges on day 1.
DAY 3: Dian Fossey tombs tour
After breakfast, you will go to tour the tombs of the great lover of Gorillas (Dian Fossey), read more about her achievements towards the preservation of Gorillas. Return to your lodge for lunch and transfer to Akagera National park, this is a home of a variety of wildlife namely Elephants, buffaloes, warthogs, waterbucks, common or cape eland, roan antelope, hippopotamuses , sitatunga, burchell’s zebras, olive common baboons, giraffes, crocodiles, little bee eaters, open billed stock, marabou stock black headed gonolek, robin charts among others. Dinner and overnight at Akagere game lodge
DAY 4: Morning Game drive and afternoon boat cruise
Early morning breakfast, on words for the game drive to catch up with the early raiser and predators returning to their hiding places, expect to see a variety of wild animals like Giraffes, Elephants, Buffaloes, warthogs, water bucks to mention but a few. Along side animals, you will also see special bird species like little bee eaters, open billed stock, marabou stock black headed gonolek, robin charts. Return to Lodge for lunch as you prepare for the afternoon boat cruise at lake Ihema. While enjoying a boat trip, you will see crocodiles, Hippos and many birds, the boat provides a clear plat form for photographing. Return to your Lodge for dinner and overnight.
DAY 5: Game drive – Afternoon relaxation
Early morning breakfast, with your lunch box and drinking water, you will do a long game drive that will lead to a swamp where there’s always concentration of different wild animals and onwards to another western gate of the park. Return to your Lodge for relaxation while enjoying the view of the park, share great memories as you wait for dinner and overnight.
Day 6: Return to Kigali for city tour
Enjoy your breakfast and transfer to Kigali, visit the Gisozi genocide memorial, Local Art and craft shops, National Museum and so on. Dinner and overnight at Kigali Serena Hotel (Luxury), Manor Hotel (Deluxe) or Chez Lando Hotel (Budget)
Day 7: Departure
After breakfast, Visit fruit markets, do last minute shopping and transfer to Kigali International Airport for you scheduled flight.
- Safari Lodges in Volcanoes National Park include Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge, Gorilla Nest Lodge, Kinigi Guest House, Muhabura Hotel among others.
- Safari Lodge in Akagera National Park include Ruzizi Tented Camp, Akagera Game Lodge among others.