5 Days Rwanda Wildlife safari and Mountain Gorilla Tours

Tour Highlights

This is one of a kind Mountain Gorilla Trekking with a combination of Rwanda wildlife watching safaris to Akagera national park which is rich in wild animals like elephants, Buffaloes, Giraffes, antelopes, Zebras among others.

Day 1: Transfer to Akagera Wildlife Park

Your drive/guide will meet at the hotel in Kigali at 9-10am after breakfast and transfer to Akagera Wildlife park (2-3hrs). Arrive in time for lunch, relax and at Akagera lodge and take an evening game drive. Expect an encounter with African Elephants, Masai giraffes, Antelopes, Zebras, Buffaloes, gazelles, Impala, Baboons, Oribi, Butchel?s zebra, Topi, Bush baby, Leopard and Bushbuck among others. Dinner and overnight at Akagera Game Lodge.

Day 2: Game drive & a boat ride

Wake up early for a cup of tea or coffee and proceed for a morning game drive in search for early raisers & predators returning to their hide outs. Expect an encounter with African Elephants, Masai giraffes, Antelopes, Zebras, Buffaloes, gazelles, Impala, Baboons, Oribi, Butchel?s zebra, Topi, Bush baby, Leopard and Bushbuck among others.

Retire to the lodges for late / full breakfast, relax as you wait for lunch, after which you will embark on a fantastic boat cruise on lake Ihema, where you may see huge crocodiles, Hippos, water birds such as Shoebill among others. Dinner and overnight at Akagera Game Lodge.

Day 3 : Transfer to the Home of Gorillas

Enjoy fantastic scenic views as we drive back to Kigali and then proceed to Parc National des Volcans. Overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge.

Day 4: Gorilla trekking adventure

Wake-up early and prepare your self for today?s incredible experience of gorilla tracking. You will transfer to Kinigi Headquarters with packed lunch, water and light rain jackets, attend a 30 minutes briefing about Gorilla tracking. You will be allowed to stay with gorillas for 1 hour for observation and photographing. Descend to the lodge after tracking relax at the lodge, Overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge.

Day 5 : Morning hike to Dian Fossey grave yard.

Have early breakfast and visit the grave of Dian Fossey, situated at the former Karisoke Research Center where Dian spent some twenty years studying the Mountain Gorillas. The trek to the site is quite spectacular, passing through bamboo forest and afro-montane habitats, criss-crossed trails with tracks of forest buffalo and elephant! You may see all sorts of wildlife as you make our way up and down to Karisoke, nestled between the volcanic peaks of Karismbi and Visoke.
 

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This is one of a kind Mountain Gorilla Trekking with a combination of Rwanda wildlife watching safaris to Akagera national park which is rich in wild animals like elephants, Buffaloes, Giraffes, antelopes, Zebras among others.

Day 1: Transfer to Akagera Wildlife Park

Your drive/guide will meet at the hotel in Kigali at 9-10am after breakfast and transfer to Akagera Wildlife park (2-3hrs). Arrive in time for lunch, relax and at Akagera lodge and take an evening game drive. Expect an encounter with African Elephants, Masai giraffes, Antelopes, Zebras, Buffaloes, gazelles, Impala, Baboons, Oribi, Butchel?s zebra, Topi, Bush baby, Leopard and Bushbuck among others. Dinner and overnight at Akagera Game Lodge.

Day 2: Game drive & a boat ride

Wake up early for a cup of tea or coffee and proceed for a morning game drive in search for early raisers & predators returning to their hide outs. Expect an encounter with African Elephants, Masai giraffes, Antelopes, Zebras, Buffaloes, gazelles, Impala, Baboons, Oribi, Butchel?s zebra, Topi, Bush baby, Leopard and Bushbuck among others.

Retire to the lodges for late / full breakfast, relax as you wait for lunch, after which you will embark on a fantastic boat cruise on lake Ihema, where you may see huge crocodiles, Hippos, water birds such as Shoebill among others. Dinner and overnight at Akagera Game Lodge.

Day 3 : Transfer to the Home of Gorillas

Enjoy fantastic scenic views as we drive back to Kigali and then proceed to Parc National des Volcans. Overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge.

Day 4: Gorilla trekking adventure

Wake-up early and prepare your self for today?s incredible experience of gorilla tracking. You will transfer to Kinigi Headquarters with packed lunch, water and light rain jackets, attend a 30 minutes briefing about Gorilla tracking. You will be allowed to stay with gorillas for 1 hour for observation and photographing. Descend to the lodge after tracking relax at the lodge, Overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge.

Day 5 : Morning hike to Dian Fossey grave yard.

Have early breakfast and visit the grave of Dian Fossey, situated at the former Karisoke Research Center where Dian spent some twenty years studying the Mountain Gorillas. The trek to the site is quite spectacular, passing through bamboo forest and afro-montane habitats, criss-crossed trails with tracks of forest buffalo and elephant! You may see all sorts of wildlife as you make our way up and down to Karisoke, nestled between the volcanic peaks of Karismbi and Visoke.