Gorilla Watching and Akagera Wildlife 5 days



Day one:

Pick up from the airport or from your overnight accommodation in Kigali and transfer to the Akagera National Park.  On arrival,  have lunch at the camp, before an afternoon game watching in the park. Drive close to the marshes of the River Akagera introduces; Sitatunga, Zebra and Cape buffalo. Also, lookout for the rare birds species, among them, the Shoe billed stork and the papyrus Gonoleks.  Dinner and the night stay at the Ruzizi Tented Camp. Meals: Lunch and dinner.


Day two: 

Morning breakfast at the tented camp. Later, start the morning game viewing safari through the  hilly terrain and savannah grassland. The drive through the acacia trees highlights eland, Masai Giraffe, Cape Buffalo, Oribi, Spotted Hyena, side stripped Jackal and possibly a sighting of leopard. You may also encounter Elephants at the River Akagera in the mid afternoon, Impala, Vervet Monkeys can also be seen on the game viewing safari of Rwanda’s Akagera game reserve.  You would be having a lunch break in between game drives before returning to have dinner and overnight at the upscale Ruzizi tented Camp with your tent with the best views of the Lake Ihema.


Day three:

Breakfast at  the Camp, then depart for Musanze through the lovely roads and evergreen mountains. After lunch at the Lodge, the evening will be spent on an acclimatization stroll in the area of about 6,500 feet above sea level.  Later, return for dinner before overnight at the Mountain Gorilla View Lodge in Kinigi.


Day four:

Morning breakfast and early start of the day’s gorilla safari trekking on the slopes of the Volcanoes national park. The gorilla safari is led by a group of gorilla trackers and guides and ends when the Mountain gorillas are sighted. After an hour viewing and taking pictures. The safari ends with a short walk to the park boundary and transfer to the Mountain Gorilla View Lodge for meals and overnight.


Day five:

After breakfast, we depart from the gorilla trekking area and drive to Kigali. Depending on the flight, we may take a brief genocide memorial tour before heading to the airport for your outward flight.

Price includes:

Full board Accommodations with breakfast, Lunch and dinner as listed  in program,

Game viewing safari drives,

Mountain Gorilla trekking tickets,

Private transfers in 4×4  vehicle.

Driver guide who speaks English.