Day 1: Transfer to Akagera national park & have an afternoon boat cruise.
The guide picks you from the hotel and you start your transfer to Akagera National park famous for variety of wildlife species viewed while on a game drive and a boat cruise. Upon your arrive at the park, check in and have lunch as you prepare for an afternoon boat cruise along Lake Ihema where you see many water species including; the hippos, crocodiles and water birds. After return to the lodge for Dinner and an overnight.
Dinner and overnight at Ruzizi tented Lodge (High end) Akagera game lodge (Moderate) Akagera Resort
Have breakfast at the lodge, after proceed for a briefing at the park headquarters to know about the dos and don’ts of gorilla trekking. After, proceed for the search for mountain gorillas, once found, you spend 1 hour with them as you get to enjoy their company.
You are to enjoy close views of adults feeding, grooming, and resting as the youngsters swing from one tree to tree. After the trek, return to the lodge for lunch as you prepare to visit the Ibucway village, this is a great opportunity gives the visitors the chance to get to know Rwanda and the village in a meaningful and personal way.
Dinner and overnight as above.
Have a morning game drive and view many animal species including; impalas, defassa water buck, oribi, Masai giraffes, reed bucks, sable and roan antelopes, zebras, hippo and crocodile and elephants and many bird species. After, the game drive, return to the lodge for lunch as you prepare for a transfer to Volcanoes national park in Ruhengeri, the land of mountain gorillas.
Upon your arrival at the lodge, check in and relax for the evening.
Dinner and Overnight at Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel (Luxury)/ Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Moderate)
Have breakfast at the lodge and proceed for a hike to Dian Fossey tomb. This was a great primatologist who dedicated her life to taking care of the mountain gorillas. She was killed by the poachers and was buried near her favorite mountain gorilla “digit”. The hike takes between 3 to 6 hours. After, return to the lodge for lunch as you prepare for a community walk around the nearby villages to explore the way of life of Rwanda people.
After, return to the lodge for dinner and an overnight.
Dinner and overnight as above .
Have breakfast at the lodge and after proceed to Kigali city to engage in city tour of Kigali. Be able to visit Kigali Genocide memorial site as well as the inema arts Centre to view some of the cultural items in this Centre. Have lunch in any local restaurant in Kigali and after proceed to Kigali airport for your departure flight back home.
Flight back Home .
- Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary
- 1 gorilla permit
- Accommodation in the mountain huts and camps/ Hotels
- Transport in 4×4 vehicle
- Park entrances
- Professional Guide fees
- All activities in the itinerary
- Rescue team in case of emergency
- Enroute meals
- Items of personal nature
- International Flights
- Drinks & Laundry
- Telephone fees
- Personal insurance