4 Days Volcanoes and Akagera National Park Safari

4 Days Akagera National Park Safari

4 Days Volcanoes and Akagera National Park Safari : Akagera national park will give you the opportunity to track the big five animals in Rwanda by participating in the game drives in Akagera National park, you will also get to watch the mountain gorillas in Africa s you participate in gorilla trekking in Rwanda which will give you one hour with the species observing a number of their rewarding features to make your safari experience quite memorable. You will also have a memorable experience participating in the cultural tours in Rwanda to understand more about the culture of the people of Rwanda and many other rewarding activities.

Highlights of your safari

Day 1: Transfer to Akagera national park and Ihema Boat Cruise.

DAY 2: Half game drive and transfer to volcanoes national park

Day 3: Gorilla trek in Volcanoes National park

Day 4: Dian Fossey Museum visit and transfer back to Kigali

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Akagera national park and Ihema Boat Cruise. 

You will be met by your driver guide at your agreed location in Kigali to transfer to Akagera national park where you will arrive in time to embark in an early  morning game drives that will give you the chance to watch a number of game animals especially the herbivores  like the elephants grazing within the plains, the rhinos, you will also get to see a number of remarkable views for the park and a number of rewarding attractions after your  game drive you will transferred to the lodge for lunch and refreshments and later on participate in the afternoon boat cruise on Lake Ihema where you will see game like hippopotamuses, Crocodiles and many bird species like the endangered shoe bill stork, African King fishers catching their prey from the Lake that live around the lake and the surrounding swamps.  Transfer to your pack for dinner and overnight stay. Karenge Bush Camp(budget) Akagera game lodge (Mid-range)

DAY 2: Half game drive and transfer to volcanoes national park

Rise up early and go for a game drive with great anticipation of seeing the different animals which rise early to graze and predators looking for their early morning kill. After the game drive, return to connect with your driver guide and drive back to your lodge for lunch. Later in the afternoon you will make your way to volcanoes national park having a stopover for lunch.

4 Days Volcanoes and Akagera National Park Safari
Gorilla trekking Tours

On reaching the park, you will participate in the ibyi’wacu cultural tour which will give you the chance to understand more about the culture of the people of Rwanda to make your safari experience rewarding. You will enjoy their cultural dances, you will also have the chance to observe their different cultural practices among other rewarding features. After the experience you will head back to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3: Gorilla trek in Volcanoes National park

Gorilla Trekking: Have a light breakfast and grab your packed lunches and set out to the park headquarters at 7 am to get the morning brief before your trek on what to expect, the do’s and don’ts and also get a chance to book your porter and all the hiking gear you may need. Set out into the forest in search of the gorillas. Trek with the rangers for about 2 to 7 hours according to the location of the gorillas. Once you meet these endangered animals, you will be allowed 1 hour to enjoy their presence and it is in this magical hour that you get to take photos and study the lifestyles of the mountain gorillas in their families as they go about their daily routines. Connect back to your accommodation for a late lunch and spend the evening at leisure. You may take on an optional community visit or cultural tour if you are feeling energetic. Get back to the lodge before the sun sets and have dinner and overnight as the night before.

Day 4: Dian Fossey Museum visit and transfer back to Kigali

Dian Fossey Hike & Departure: After breakfast, set out to your 2-hour drive to Kigali with an en-route Dian Fossey museum visit where you will spend about 2 hours learning about the famous gorilla lady with artifacts that belonged to her along with an impression of the Virunga ranges. This is a thrilling walk through the museum. Connect back to Kigali for lunch and if you have more time you may visit the Kimironko market to purchase some local souvenirs for the people back home and also get to interact with the community.

Drop Off: You will be dropped off at your agreed location in Kigali which will mark the end of your trip.

 QUOTATION BASED ON 10 PEOPLE.

Quotation Includes;

  • Gorilla trekking permit 1500 USD
  • Park entrance fees
  • all accommodation as per itinerary
  • safari van & Fuel
  • Full time English speaking driver/ guide
  • Park entrance fees
  • Boat cruise
  • Vehicle entrance fees
  • Bottled mineral water while on safari
  • All activities as indicated
  • All meals as indicated

Excludes;

  • All optional activities as indicated
  • Tips
  • Visa fees