This 5 days’ wildlife and gorilla safari in Rwanda will give you a chance to explore the outstanding National Parks in Rwanda that is Akagera National Park where you will experience unforgettable wildlife wandering around the beautiful Savannah grasslands while on the game drive and Volcanoes National park where you will encounter the remaining mountain gorillas.
Day 1: Pick up from Kigali International airport
Upon your arrival at airport, you will be welcome by our driver guide who will brief you about the 5 days wildlife and gorilla safari in Rwanda and transfer you to a pre-booked hotel. After lunch depending on the time of arrival, visit and enjoy Kigali city as you learn about the Rwandan Culture Dinner and Overnight at a hotel.
Day 2: Transfer to Akagera National Park and afternoon/evening game drive
Enjoy a cup of coffee/tea and later transfer to Akagera National Park for Game drive with endless chances of spotting different species of antelopes, over 624 bird species including the rare shoe bill stock, papyrus genolek and the big 5 animals that is buffalo, Lion, elephant Leopard and Rhino and so much more.
Day 3: Visit Imigongo Art & Craft Centre and travel to volcanoes national park
Drive to Imigongo art & craft Centre after a cup of coffee/tea, the community with based activities where you can learn to produce banana and sorghum beer, (local beers) acquire the ethno botany skills, make your own as you enjoy the beautiful handicrafts made out of banana leaves, wood carvings, and experience traditional dancing, drumming and singing.
You also won’t miss learning how to make a traditional dish together with a local family dinner. Later proceed on the drive to northern based Volcanoes National park for dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Gorilla trekking and Buhanga forest
Trek one of the last remaining Mountain Gorilla families in the world after your breakfast; some people call it a lifetime experience. You will begin with a briefing at the park headquarters which takes about 30minutes; enter the forest led by an armed ranger in search for the beautiful creatures in their natural environment. You will be allowed an hour to interact with the gorillas as you watch them while taking photos.
Gorilla trekking takes 2-6 hours depending on where you locate the gorillas because they loiter around the jungle in search of food.
Afternoon excursion into Buhanga sacred forest located outside of the park 8km from Musanze town. This is a historical forest where all Rwandan Kings were initiated. Dinner and overnight at Overnight.
Day 5: Return to Kigali international airport & Departure
Transfer to Kigali international airport after breakfast to catch up your next flight and this will mark the end of the 5 days’ wildlife and safari in Rwanda.