6 Days Rawanda

The best tourism destination of Rwanda; the Akagera NP for peerless savannah specialties as Rhinos, Giraffe, crocodiles, lions amidst the acacia dominated rolling hills. To the world class gorilla tracking experience in the Virunga, Volcanoes NP; to be amazed by the sheer size of these gentle giants as your sit amidst them more so when you realize that there are about 1000 of them left in the world.

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Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival Kanombe Airport – Kigali

On arrival, you will be met by our staff at Kanombe Airport in Kigali; he will help you with your luggage to the car and drive you to your hotel. After check in, he will brief you about Rwanda and your travel itinerary.

  • Arrival
  • Drive to your hotel
  • Check in to your hotel
  • Accommodation: mid-range
  • Dinner and overnight at your hotel

Day 2

Drive to Akagera NP, afternoon Game Drive.

After breakfast drive to the east of Rwanda, after 4 hours arrive at the national park gate, Akagera NP. Drive to the park office handle the bureaucracy and drive to your hotel; check in, relax and do an evening game drive.

Akagera NP covers 2500 sq Kms East of Rwanda of a savannah landscape dominated by tangled acacia woodland intercepted by open grass lands. The park is graced with remarkable herds of Elephants, Buffaloes while the elusive leopards and graceful lions and noisy hyenas are regular sights. The mammal checklist includes the zebra, Impala, oribi, the secretive bush buck, the rare Tsessebe and the Eland; the largest antelope.

  • Early morning breakfast
  • Drive to Akagera NP, 4hrs
  • Lunch at your hotel at Akagera
  • Evening game drive
  • Dinner and overnight at your hotel

Day 3

Full Day Game Drive

After breakfast drive to the northern part of the park for a full day game drive; north Akagera is famous for great sightings of the Giraffe, Rhinos, lions among others. with a packed lunch enjoy the rolling hills and acacia trees dominated habitat to retreat back to your hotel in the evening rather tiered but with great memories.

  • Early morning breakfast
  • Full day game drive
  • Packed lunch
  • Accommodation, mid-range
  • Dinner and overnight at your hotel

Day 4

Drive to Ruhengeri – Volcanoes NP

After breakfast drive to Ruhengeri; Ruhengeri town is set at the base of solidified lava flow revealing a fascinating relic of the volcanic activity that could have led to the formation of the lakes of Burera, Ruhondo and Karago. It is the biggest town near Volcanoes NP and home to Dian Fossey museum.  Visit it for insights about the gorilla species, life style, habitat and about the lady that committed her life to these gentle giants and how she was unluckily killed.

Volcano NP described by Dian Fossey as an area you shiver than sweat is located in NW Rwanda, an old volcano of green rain forest protecting the virunga mountain range that is about 15000 feet high, comprising of five volcano peaks; Karisimbi 4,507m, Bisoke 3,711m, Muhabura 4,127m, Gahinga 3,474m and Sabyinyo 3,634m. its rich montane ecosystems of evergreen bamboo forest, open grass land, swamp and heath is home to the rare mountain gorilla and the endemic golden monkeys.

  • Early morning breakfast
  • Drive to Ruhengeri, 6 hours
  • Lunch en-route
  • Visit Dianne Fossy Museum
  • Dinner and overnight at your hotel

Day 5

Gorilla Tracking

After breakfast drive to Kinigi the National Park office and as you enjoy a coffee, you shall be allocated a gorilla group and the park ranger shall give a brief before the start of the hike.

The parks exhilarating trekking, experience you to the cultivated foothills, stirring views of the mysterious intimacy of the rainforest, the calls of colorful birds and chattering of the rare golden monkey. While the elusive populations of buffalo and elephant are regularly heard spurring in the forest and through the forest canopy gaps, you may glimpse at the magnificent mountain peaks of the Virunga volcanoes.

  • Early morning breakfast
  • Gorilla tracking, 2 -6 hours
  • Packed lunch
  • Dinner and overnight at your hotel

Day 6

Drive to Kigali and Departure

After breakfast drive to Kigali for your departure; have a city tour: the genocide museum, Kigali City, have lunch/ dinner and drive to Kanombe International Airport for your departure.

  • Morning breakfast
  • Drive to Kigali
  • Lunch in Kigali
  • Visit Genocide Memorial
  • City tour
  • Drive to the airport for departure