MARU 05: 7 Nights/ 8 Days Rwanda Gorilla & Wildlife Safari

Day 1: Arrival and Transfer to Kigali city, Rwanda
On your arrival at the airport, you will receive sincere welcome with a smile by the guide representative the driver/ guide will meet you at Kigali International Airport and get transferred to your hotel where you will have dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Transfer to Akagera National Park
Wake up and have breakfast then depart for Akagera National Park in the east of Rwanda and arrive in the time for lunch with 30 minutes relaxing time at the poolside. Then later, leave for an afternoon game drive an activity that will draw you close to wildlife animals and also get the opportunity to take right positioned photos. Then return to Akagera game lodge for a welcome dinner and orientation at the lodge.

Day 3: Game drive in Akagera National park
Past breakfast leave for a morning game drive that will offer you a chance to see variety of birds, elephant, hippo, giraffe, spotted hyena, buffalo and crocodiles. In the afternoon you will enjoy a canoe ride on Lake Ihema, which is too impressive and it will take you up to the main Hippo recreation ground in Rwanda. During this activity you will enjoy the moving cool winds of the lake and even get great adventure in your safari by being a long side a large number of hippo, the huge Nile crocodile and many birds. Dinner and over night at the lodge.

Day 4: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
Following breakfast in the morning, you will depart towards Kinigi in the north-west of Rwanda with a lunch en route in Kigali. There after; have a visit to the Genocide Memorial, where you will be told stories of survival and the heart-warming stories of recovery and rebuilding hope.

The journey goes through the beautiful terraced hillsides that characterize much of Rwanda’s landscape, gradually climbing to the base of the awesome volcanoes and sometimes with as many as five peaks visible. You will return to the lodge in the evening and then meet one of the veterinarians from the Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project, and hear about their ongoing efforts to protect the Mountain Gorillas. You will have cocktails and dinner with them, and share some of the stories, challenges, and successes of their important work.

Day 5: Gorilla safari vacation Rwanda
After breakfast, drive to the headquarters of Volcanoes National Park where you will meet the ranger guides and other trackers awaiting to start the activity. Later, head up the slopes of the Virunga Volcanoes for the search of mountain Gorillas. Note, only one

habituated groups will be seen out of the five and the number of tracker should be only eight per day.  Therefore, be assured of having an intimate experience with the group, whichever group you visit. The trek can be quite tough that it takes a lot of time and endurance so you should be able to hike for two or three hours on Steep Mountain trails. Dinner and overnight at Virunga lodge/Kinigi guest house.

Day 6: A visit to the African Gorilla Hero
Following breakfast you will visit the grave of Dian Fossey, located next to that of Digit. The grave site is located at the former Karisoke Research Center where Dian spent some twenty years studying the Mountain Gorillas, and the trek to the site is quite spectacular, passing through bamboo forest and afro-montane habitats – indeed the trails are criss-crossed with the tracks of forest buffalo and elephant.

You may also see all the behaviors of wildlife as we make our way up and down to Karisoke, nestled between the volcanic peaks of Karisimbi and Bisoke. Alternatively you can relax at the lodge, visit some of the local villages, or trek to see the endangered Golden Monkeys that also make this area home.

Day 7: Second Gorilla safari vacation trek at Volcanoes National Park
Have breakfast and go trek the Mountain Gorillas the second time. You will be able to visit different Gorilla group than the first visit. You will return and visit the local market. You will have a farewell dinner tonight with the Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project Field Staff.

Day 8: Virunga Lodge to Kigali, Rwanda
You will have a relaxed morning, just immerse in the ambiance of this lovely place, thinking about the adventures of the past week, and prepare to get back home. Depending on your flight schedules you may have lunch at the lodge then depart for Kigali and return flight home.

See more of our offers on Uganda Gorilla Tour, Gorilla Tracking Bwindi, Queen Elizabeth,

Kindly book your safaris with us along this link