5 Days Rwanda primate & Wildlife Tour
The 5 days Akagera wildlife and gorilla trek tour is an exclusive tour package with wonderful views of various wildlife and bird species through the Akagera savanna grassland and mountain gorillas through Volcanoes National Park.
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 marvelous 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 Game Drive and Afternoon Boat 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. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Day 3: 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 4: Mountain Gorilla Trekking – Iby’wacu Cultural Visit
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 (Day 3).
Day 5: Golden Monkey trekking &Departure
After breakfast drive back to Kinigi park offices for the Golden monkey tracking. Get the briefing before you start the trek, after you have lunch and transfer to back to Kigali for the city tour and later drop off at either hotel or airport. this will mark the end of your 5 days gorilla and wildlife tour to Rwanda.