This is a 5 days tour and combines activities like Gorilla tracking and wildlife. Your will also see the Dian Fossey’s grave and a lot of bird species. The tour starts and ends in Kigali and accommodation is based on your choice (Budget/Mid range/Luxury)
Day 1, Transfer to Akagera National Park
After breakfast at your Hotel in Kigali, your tour guide will meet you and brief you shortly about your 5 days Safari in Rwanda. After the briefing, you will be transferred to Akagera national park where you will check in at your lodge, have lunch and in the afternoon set out for the game drive. You will spot different animals such as Elephants, Giraffes, Buffalos, spotted hyena, Hippo, and crocodiles. You are also likely to spot different bird species with in the Park. Dinner and overnight at Akagera Game Lodge/Dereva Hotel
Day 2, game drive and boat ride
After breakfast, you will go for the morning game drive and after take a canoe ride on Lake Ihema. Look out for water loving animals like Hippos, Nile Crocodiles, and a lot of bird species. Dinner and overnight and dinner at Akagera Safari Lodge/Dereva Hotel
Day 3, Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
After breakfast, you will transfer back to Kigali city and then connect to Volcanoes National Park.
Day 4, Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park
After an early morning breakfast, you will be transferred to the park headquarters in Kinigi for a briefing from the ORTPN officials. After the briefing, you will be allocated Gorilla groups where you will also be accompanied by ranger guides. You will trek through the forest as you search for the rare endangered Mountain Gorilla species. It will not be an easy task since you will encounter swamps, hills, valleys and so on but once you reach the exact place where the Gorillas are, you will forget all the hardships that you have gone through the past few hours and you will enjoy the one hour you will have with them. Such moment will be your best and the greatest among all. After the interaction, you will return to your lodge for refreshments, dinner and overnight stay at Gorilla Nest Lodge/La Palme Hotel/Kinigi Guest House
Day 5, Visit Dian Fossey and transfer back to Kigali
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Karisoke research center where Dian Fossey was buried along with her friendly gorilla called Digit. This was the base for the young American Primatologist where she carried out her research about the Mountain Gorillas in Africa. She died while trying to protect them from the poachers. Later you will proceed to Kigali city for dinner and overnight stay at Kigali Serena Hotel/Hotel Chezlando/Step Town Motel or you will be transferred to the Airport for your flight back home.