10 Days Rwanda Wildlife Safari holiday
10 Days Rwanda safari holiday offers the client the best of the Land of a thousand hills starting from Akagera national park, lake Kivu, Volcanoes National park, Nyungwe forest as well as the Iby’wacu Cultural Center for a great touring experience while staying in Rwanda on this 10 days wildlife tour.
Day 1: Transfer to Akagera National Park
Our company representative will pick you from either a hotel / airport for a road trip to Akagera National park ;rewarding you with stunning scenic views of the country side bringing you to the park in the afternoon, just in time for lunch. After lunch, enjoy a wonderful game drive through Lake Ihema looking out for Spotted Hyenas, Stray lions, zebras, Masai Elephants, Giraffes, Buffaloes, Nile Crocodiles and Hippopotami, among others. Retire at your lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Morning Launch Cruise
Have early breakfast and engage in an early morning game drive to the North of Akagera to view the early risers; zebras, impalas, hyenas, lions, elephants and jackals among others and in the afternoon, set out for a memorable Launch cruise (Lake Ihema and river Akagera) all rewarding you with sights of large concentrations of crocodiles, hippos, and several bird species. In the afternoon, you will set off with your driver guide for Kigali city. Dine and rest at a hotel in Kigali
Day 3: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest
After breakfast, you will be picked up by your tour guide for a long drive to the southwestern part of Rwanda; visiting the Butare palace and mirambi memorial genocide among others. Later proceed with your trip to the dense tropical rainforest reaching in the evening. Dine and rest at Nyungwe forest Lodge/Nyungwe top view lodge/Gisakura hotel.
Day 4: Chimpanzee Tracking
Upon rising, enjoy your breakfast and later head for the park headquarters for pre-tracking briefing on the code of conduct while tracking the chimps through the dense tropical rain forest. Enjoy the wonderful views of the chimps, colobus and velvert monkeys and many other interesting wildlife species dwelling within the forest.
Later, retrieve to the starting point, meet your guide and report at your lodge for refreshments and relations.
If you wish, you may head for the health club at the lodge for relations or return to the forest for a guided forest nature walk / canopy walk. Dinner and overnight your lodge.
Day 5: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
Have breakfast and get ready for your transfer to Volcanoes National Park, the base for mountain gorilla trekking in Rwanda. You will get to the park area – Musanze province in the evening. Check in at your lodge; Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (luxury,) Volcanoes Lodge (Super Luxury), Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge / La Palme (Mid-range), Muhabura Hotel (Basic)
Day 6: Mountain Gorilla Trekking and Iby’wacu Cultural Center
Upon rising, enjoy your morning coffee and assemble at the kinigi park offices; have breakfast, registration and briefing on the mountain gorilla trekking guidelines and code of conduct.
Here, you will also be allocated to your specific gorilla family and tracking group of 8 individuals. With your tracking gear’ you will ascend into the thick montane forest in search for the intriguing creatures; this may last between 1 and 8 hours depending on the days’ movement of the gorillas.
Expect an hour with these creatures once located and later retrieve to the starting point, meet your guide for your return to hotel. Later in the evening, engage in a Iby’wacu Cultural Visit.
Retire at your lodge for dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (luxury,) Volcanoes Lodge (Super Luxury), Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge / La Palme (Mid-range), Muhabura Hotel (Basic)
Day 7: Golden Monkey Tracking and Visit to Twin Lakes of Burera and Ruhondo
Enjoy your morning coffee and retrieve the Kinigi park offices for briefing on the code of conduct when tracking golden monkeys. Embark on your adventurous search for the shy creatures not ignoring the other wildlife species like the elephants, baboons etc. Golden monkeys cannot be missed due to their mass concentration within the forest. Later return to the starting point, meet your guide and retrieve your lodge for lunch and refreshments. In the afternoon, get ready for a local tour to the beautiful twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo. Dine and rest at your lodge (Day 5)
Day 8: Transfer to Lake Kivu
Following your breakfast, set off with your tour guide to Lake Kivu; the large fresh water lake in Gisenyi town. Dinner and overnight at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel (Luxury) / Stipp Hotel (Deluxe) / Paradise Malahide (Budget).
Day 9: Morning Boat Ride to Nyamirundi Island
Have breakfast and engage in a morning boat ride to some islands on Lake Kivu, Nyamirundi Island inclusive. Visit the coffee processing factories and later return to the shores of Lake Kivu for dinner and overnight at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel (Luxury), Palm Gardens resort (Deluxe), paradise marahinde (budget).
Day 10: Transfer to Kigali and Departure
Have breakfast and set off for your return trip to Kigali City for either a drop off at a hotel or airport for departure flight as may be scheduled.
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