6 Day Itinerary Rwanda

Durations6 Days

Tour TypeRwanda safaris

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Tour Schedule Details

Your journey begins in the early morning as you arrive in Kigali. From there, embark on a four to five-hour drive to Akagera National Park. The road is mostly paved and in excellent condition until you reach the final stretch.

Akagera National Park, spanning 100,000 hectares, is located in eastern Rwanda, bordering Tanzania. Since 2010, it has been managed by African Parks in collaboration with the RDB. This park showcases some of the most captivating savannah landscapes in East Africa, featuring open plains, woodlands, lakes, swamps, and grassy low mountains. In the last eight years, Akagera has undergone a remarkable transformation with the virtual elimination of poaching, leading to thriving wildlife. In 2015, African Parks reintroduced lions after a 20-year absence, and in 2017, they brought back the black rhinoceros.

In the evening, delight in a boat ride across Lake Ihema, where you can spot hippos and various bird species.

Spend the night at a hotel within the park.

Rise early for a full day of safari game drives with an expert guide, taking you through the awe-inspiring landscapes of Akagera National Park. The park’s diverse terrain is home to a wide range of wildlife, including buffalo, lion, leopard, elephant, giraffe, spotted hyena, zebra, and more. Visitors can enjoy expertly-guided game drives, walks, and boat trips, providing opportunities to observe the park’s rich biodiversity. Akagera is also renowned for its nearly 500 bird species, including the remarkable shoebill with its oversized bill and the almost exclusive red-faced barbet.

Retire to the same hotel for the night.

Travel back to Kigali from Akagera National Park, with a scenic three-hour drive.

Spend your day in Kigali visiting important landmarks like the Genocide Memorial Museum, exploring the Inema arts center, and browsing local markets.

Stay the night at a Kigali hotel.

Embark on a picturesque three-hour journey north to Volcanoes National Park, offering stunning views of the lush, green countryside. The park’s landscape is nothing short of breathtaking, with a majestic line of distant volcanoes.

Visit the Gorilla Guardian’s Centre to gain insights into the history of Volcanoes National Park.

Choose your preferred hotel and enjoy a relaxing evening.

Venture into Volcanoes National Park for an unforgettable gorilla trekking experience. Start your day at sunrise, driving a short distance to the park headquarters for a briefing, assistance from porters, and a warm cup of tea or coffee before commencing your forest adventure. Local porters can be arranged to enhance your gorilla tracking experience under the guidance of an expert.

The duration of tracking may vary, ranging from 90 minutes to the entire morning, depending on the assigned family group. You will have a precious hour with the gorillas, either following their movements or staying with them as they go about their daily activities. Your guide will ensure you are in the best positions to capture stunning photographs and fully savor this breathtaking encounter.

Afterward, return to your hotel to freshen up before transferring back to Kigali in the afternoon.

Spend the night at a Kigali hotel, savoring the delectable cuisine and amenities.

Your journey concludes as your flight departs from Kigali.