5 Day Rwanda Gorilla Safari

Included with this package

  • Accommodations and Meals mentioned
  • English-speaking Resident Driver Guide 
  • 4×4 Custom built safari vehicle and Fuel
  • Park Entrance Fees in all mentioned national parks
  • Government taxes
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Airport transfers

Overview

Customized 5 Days Rwanda gorillas and game safari to meet the endangered primates and the big five game. Go gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National park, home to the highest gorilla population in the Virunga Massif.  Volcanoes Park offers you the best luxury gorilla encounter costing $1500.  Read More

Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Akagera NP

You will be picked on arrival at the airport or from your Hotel/lodge in Kigali and have a short tour in the city to the genocide memorial, and the King’s palace. Begin on your journey to the Akagera National Park of Rwanda driving through the hilly countryside towards enjoying amazing views of this beautiful country. Retire at the lodge later on arrival and relax and have dinner.

Day 2: Game drive & Boat Cruise at Lake Ihema

After your breakfast at the lodge, you will drive to the park and enjoy the morning game drive with our experienced guide. Be sure to set your eyes on some of your favorite mammals like the lions, leopard, elephants, zebras, impalas, giraffes, buffaloes and many bird species among others. You will then break off for lunch and be ready to launch the afternoon boat cruise at Lake Ihema to catchup with hippos, crocodiles and other wildlife as they come to have a drink at the lake. Return home later after this busy day. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Day 3: Transfer to Volcanoes NP

After breakfast at the lodge, you will start on the journey transferring to Volcanoes National Park the home to the mountain Gorillas. The drive through the hilly areas of this country of a thousand hills leaves matchless memories as you also enjoy stop overs on local markets to have a feel of the African lifestyle. Arrive later after several hours of travel and check in at a lodge with in the park where your dinner and overnight will be.

Day 4: Gorilla tracking

Breakfast will be served very early this day and then drive to the briefing point with your guide. You will meet other guests and be trained together on the gorilla tracking experience and expectations. You will then be led into the forest in groups and start on the tracking for a habituated Gorilla family as allocated to you. A team of guides/rangers will lead you through the forest until you meet the Gorillas. You will be allowed to spend one full hour in the presence of the Gorillas as you learn more about them. Return to meet your guide after this experience and drive to the Hotel to have some rest after this vigorous activity. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Day 5: Return to Kigali

After a tasty breakfast on this day, you will embark on your journey back to Kigali to catchup with your flight.

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