7 Days Akagera National Park And Volcanoes National Park

5 days Akagera anda Volcanoes National Park Safari

In this 7 days Akagera National Park and Volcanoes national park will give you the opportunity to have an amazing Rwanda safari that will make your safari experience quite memorable. Get the opportunity to visit the home of the big five animals in Rwanda get to enjoy the cool breeze as you participate in the boat cruise on Lake Ihema, participate in the full game drive and get to watch the herbivores grazing in the plains, you will watch the carnivores catching their prey and when you get to the home of the mountain gorillas in Rwanda, Volcanoes national park, you will watch how the species coo-exist with one another as you participate in gorilla trekking in Rwanda. You will also participate in the cultural tours in volcanoes national park as you enjoy the cultural dances and many more.

Highlights of your safari

Day 1: Pick up from Kigali and transfer to Akagera national park

Day 2: Game drive and Ihema boat trip

Day 3: Full day game drives

Day 4: Cultural tour and Transfer to Volcanoes NP

Day 5: Gorilla trek in Volcanoes National park

Day 6: Golden monkey trekking

Day 7: Dian fossey museum visit and transfer back to Kigali

Detailed itinerary


At an agreed location of your choice, get in touch with your driver to connect for the start of this 7 days Volcanoes and Akagera Safari. You will meet at around 8 am at the airport or the advised point of pick up and drive north of Rwanda for about 2 and a half hours until you reach the southern gate of the park. You will be welcomed by the pure air of the park. Connect to check in to your lodge and freshen up, have lunch.  After lunch participate in the Afternoon Game Drive which gives you the opportunity to view the wildlife of Akagera that is the lions, rhinos, giraffes, elephants and also the several different antelope species. dinner and overnight at your selected hotel.


After an early morning breakfast at your hotel, day gives you a second chance to look out for the animals you may have not been able to see the previous evening in the park. After breakfast, meet your driver-guide and be at the starting point by 9 am to enjoy the drive in the several trails of the park. You will meet the early raisers and hunters looking for their day’s meal. Have lunch and connect for the boat cruise on Lake Ihema. This boat trip lasts 1 hour with a maximum of 11 people on board. You will get to see more of the park on the lake like the aquatic animals like the crocodiles, hippopotami enjoying the waters and the several birds like the African fish eagle and cattle egret. Find your way back to your accommodation with your driver-guide and spend the evening at leisure as you await the last dinner in the 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 embark in the evening game drives and get to watch a number of wildlife species that you might have missed out during the morning game drives which will give you clear views of the early risers in the park like the elephants, rhinos, oribi and many other rewarding attractions. in the evening game drives you will get the chance to watch a number of carnivores hunting for their prey as you watch a number of herbivores heading back to their hiding spots. Dinner and overnight at Karenge bush camp (budget), Akagera Game lodge(midrange)

Day 4: Cultural tour and Transfer to Volcanoes NP

Have breakfast and connect to have the cultural experience offered by the park, get to interact with the local community around the park and exit the park to connect to Volcanoes national park via Kigali. You will have lunch from Kigali and continue to Ruhengeri town for the night in anticipation for the gorilla trek the following day. Dinner and overnight will be at the selected lodge of accommodation.

Day 5: 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.

7 Days Akagera National Park And Volcanoes National Park
Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes


After a safety briefing, you’ll be driven to the start of the trail you’ll take to reach the golden monkeys. Your trekking guide will be in radio communication with the trackers locating the golden monkeys, and will lead you along generally clear paths to the edge of the forest, at which time you’ll then be moving through more dense vegetation. The duration of your trek depends on the location of “your” golden monkey group. The monkeys can cover a fair amount of distance daily, so it can sometimes take a while for the trackers to locate them. Once you’re with the golden monkeys, you’re allowed an hour, maximum, with them before heading back.The two groups of habituated monkeys are getting more used to their human visitors, so don’t be surprised if they jump quite close, and be aware of standing directly underneath a group in the trees, as little “presents” can drop down at times


Dian Fossey Hike & Departure: After breakfast, set out to your 2-hour drive to Kigali with an enroute 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.


2975 USD per person sharing a double room (budget accommodation)

3145 USD per person sharing a double room (midrange accommodation)

Quotation Includes;

Gorilla trekking permit 1500 USD

Chimpanzee permit

Park entrance fees

all accommodations 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


All optional activities as indicated


Visa fees

Air tickets

All items of personal nature like laundry, phone calls, beer, e.t.c

Anything else not included in the itinerary