Are you planning a safari in Rwanda?
Here is a list of things you should do and see when you visit the land of a thousand hills.
Gorilla Trekking Rwanda
Rwanda is one of three countries in Africa where you can find mountain gorillas.There are 10 habituated gorilla families in Rwanda, all found on the slopes of the Virunga Mountains. Gorilla tracking in Rwanda is one of those things you need to do at least once in your lifetime. And many people believe that given the hundreds upon hundreds of people who have taken on this adventure in the Virungas.
You can plan a gorilla trekking trip with a few other activities thrown in for variety and more excitement. This is one activity you cannot possibly regret signing up for.
Volcanoes NP Rwanda
Volcanoes is probably the most popular park in Rwanda. There are so many things to see and enjoy in this park. You can go gorilla trekking, golden monkey tracking, volcano climbing, volcano climbing and hiking, birding, nature walks, cave exploration, visiting Diane Fossey’s research camp and so much more.
Nyungwe Forest National Park
Nyungwe is a large track of Montane Forest with all so many wonders. It is an exciting place to explore. Nyungwe forest national park has a canopy walk through the forest; one of only three in Africa. This canopy walk is 50 meters above the ground and is
Canopy walk in Nyungwe Forest
even above the tree tops. In addition to the canopy walk, you can also enjoy hikes, chimpanzee tracking, nature walks, monkey tracking and birding- some of the best birding in Africa. Nyungwe forest should be a must on your Rwanda safari itinerary.
Akagera National Park is Rwanda’s only Savannah Wildlife Park. It is found on the Rwanda border with Tanzania. Everyone expects to have a savannah wildlife experience when they visit Africa, Akagera gives you this experience in Rwanda.
Akagera is an amazingly, scenic park where you have the opportunity to go on day and night game drives, boat safaris, nature walks, hikes, fishing, birding, village visits and stay in one of two lodges within the park.
Day 1: Arrival in Rwanda
Airport pick-up from Kigali international airport. Overnight stay atThe Manor Hotel, Kigali
Day 2: Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes national park
After breakfast, our tour guide will lead you to the park headquarters for briefing from the head of the park rangers. At 8.30 am local time, commence the memorable gorilla tracking experience. You will be left in the presence of the awesome mountain gorillas for about an hour. Take photographs and enjoys the antics of baby gorillas as they swing from tree branch to another. Gorilla trekking is the best wildlife experience in Africa.
Day 3: Transfer to Akagera national park
After breakfast transfer transfer to Akagera national park for an afternoon boat cruise on lake Ihema. Expect to see buffaloes, crocodiles, hippos, numerous water birds among others. Overnight stay at Akagera Safari Lodge
Day 4: Game drive in Akagera national park
After a morning breakfast enjoy a game drive in Akagera national park. Expect to encounter some members of the Big Five including the Hippos, elephants, buffaloes, etc; giraffes, warthogs, waterbucks and different antelope species. Overnight stay at Akagera Safari Lodge.
Day 5: – Return to Kigali –City tour- Departure
After breakfast, you will head for a city tour around Kigali such as the Gisozi Genocide Memorial site, the handicrafts shops, the museum and other fascinating places in Kigali depending on the time of your flight
Rate per person
No of persons Budget Mid-range Luxury
1 Person $875 $1065 $2200
2 Persons $785 $865 $1500
4 Persons $646 $795 $1450
6 Persons $495 $565 $1225
Ground transport in a 4 x 4 vehicle
Fuel for the entire tour
English speaking Ugandan driver/guide
Park entrance fees
Water in the car throughout the tour
Accommodation as listed in the program
Services of Park rangers and Gorilla guides
Airfares into Uganda
Entry Visa fees
Gorilla trekking permits
Tips for guides and lodge staff
Airport departure taxes
Food and alcoholic beverages
All expenses of a personal nature e.g. laundry, souvenirs etc.