5 Day Wildlife & Gorilla safari in Rwanda

Tour overview

gorilla safari rwandaThis safari is mainly known for the big game viewing and will expose you to variety of wild animals like the elephants, lions, the Masai giraffes, impalas, the baboons, zebras, the leopards, bush babies as well as bush buck. You will also enjoy gorilla trekking with in Volcanoes National park.

Tour highlights

Day 1: Arrival at Kigali international Airport

Day 2: Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise

Day 3: Transfer to Volcanoes National park

Day 4: Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes.

Day 5: Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Kigali international Airport

The company guide will meet you and then give you a briefing about the safari, drive towards the east through the beautiful plains, the broad leafed woodland, the lighter acacia woodland and the rolling grassland. There are also the variety series of lakes that are linked by the swamps that form a pointless wetland.

Dinner and overnight at Ruzizi Game Lodge/ Akagera Game lodge

Day 2: Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise

You will start the day with a morning breakfast and after join the ranger in an open vehicle for your safari into the akagera national park.  Enjoy a half day game drive that offers you an opportunity to spot variety of animals like the gazelles, Masai giraffes, baboons, impalas, ebras, topis, leopards, as well as bushbuck. After you return to the lodge for lunch.

After that proceed for the boat cruise along Lake Ihema where you be able to see the hippos and the crocodiles, birds that total 525 species. There are also a unique species of the bird called the shoebill stork and the papyrus Ganolex that can be seen, the other endemics also include; the Jacanas, sand pipers, ibis and the herons.

Return to your lodge for dinner and a chance to discuss today’s sightings!

Day 3: Transfer to Volcanoes National park

You will also start with a morning game drive after enjoying breakfast and then return to Kigali as you connect to volcanoes National park in the north for an adventure of the mountain gorillas. You check into the lodge and then have lunch. Have a walk through the forest to the nearby crater lakes for the great scenic views, bird watching as well as photography.

Dinner and overnight at Mountain gorilla lodge/ Lapalme Lodge/ Kinigi Guest House

Day 4: Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes.

Very early in the morning, have a breakfast at the lodge and then transfer to park headquarters where you will have a briefing by the park rangers on how to carry out gorilla trekking. Hiking on the slippery and muddy volcanoes slopes with the nettles is a challenge. This is a wonderful encounter and can also remove the bad memories. You will also be given 1 hour to stay with the gorillas for observation and photography. Later in the evening, you will visit the panoramic twin volcanoes lake of Ruhondo and Burera. Return to your lodge for dinner and the folk tales at the fire place.

Day 5: Departure

Enjoy breakfast and then have a half day hike to Mt Bisoke that is topped with the beautiful crater lake, take some photos and then later connect to Kigali international airport for your flight back home.

END OF SAFARI