Discover the Beauty of Rwanda

DURATION

7 Days

ACTIVITIES

Game drives | Boat safaris

overview

Embark on an incredible 7-day safari in Rwanda, immersing yourself in the country's breathtaking landscapes and diverse wildlife. From the bustling city of Kigali to the pristine national parks, this itinerary takes you on a journey that includes gorilla trekking, game drives, cultural experiences, and more.

Day 1 | Arrival in Kigali and City Tour

Upon arrival at Kigali International Airport, you’ll be greeted by your guide who will transfer you to your accommodation in Kigali. After settling in, embark on a city tour of Kigali to discover the vibrant capital. Visit the Genocide Memorial Center, which provides a profound insight into Rwanda’s history and resilience. Explore local markets, cultural centers, and art galleries, immersing yourself in the city’s atmosphere. Overnight stay in Kigali.

Day 2 | Transfer to Akagera National Park

After breakfast, depart from Kigali and drive to Akagera National Park. The journey takes approximately 3-4 hours, during which you’ll witness the beautiful Rwandan countryside. Upon arrival, check-in at your lodge located within or near the park. After lunch, embark on an afternoon game drive guided by experienced rangers. Encounter a wide array of wildlife, including elephants, giraffes, zebras, antelopes, buffaloes, hippos, crocodiles, and various bird species. Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3 | Full Day Game Drive in Akagera

Enjoy an early breakfast before setting off on a full-day game drive in Akagera National Park. Explore the park’s diverse ecosystems, from open grasslands to marshes and lakes. Spot wildlife such as lions, leopards, hyenas, zebras, impalas, topis, waterbucks, and more. Take in the breathtaking landscapes and enjoy a picnic lunch in a designated area within the park. Continue your game drive, maximizing your chances of encountering the park’s diverse wildlife. Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 4 | Transfer to Volcanoes National Park

After breakfast, depart from Akagera National Park and make your way to Volcanoes National Park. The drive to Volcanoes National Park takes approximately 4-5 hours, during which you’ll witness the changing landscapes of Rwanda. Upon arrival, check-in at your lodge situated near the park. Spend the rest of the day at leisure, relaxing and preparing for the highly anticipated gorilla trekking experience the following day. Overnight stay near Volcanoes National Park.

Day 5 | Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park

Rise early for an unforgettable day of gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park. After breakfast, proceed to the park headquarters to meet your expert guide and receive a briefing on gorilla trekking etiquette and safety guidelines. Join a small group and venture into the lush rainforest in search of one of the habituated gorilla families. The duration of the trek can vary from 1 to 4 hours, depending on the gorilla family’s location. Once you find them, spend an awe-inspiring hour observing and photographing these incredible creatures in their natural habitat. After the trek, return to your lodge to relax. If time permits, visit the nearby Iby’Iwacu Cultural Village to learn more about Rwandan traditions, music, and dance. Overnight stay near Volcanoes National Park.

Day 6 | Golden Monkey Trekking and Cultural Experience

After breakfast, embark on an exciting golden monkey trekking adventure in Volcanoes National Park. Explore the dense bamboo forests as you search for and observe the playful golden monkeys. Spend time photographing their antics and learning about their behaviors. In the afternoon, engage in a cultural experience by visiting local communities and immersing yourself in Rwandan traditions. Learn about traditional crafts, music, and dance, and interact with the locals. Return to your lodge for dinner

Day 7 | Departure

Enjoy your final breakfast in Rwanda and take some time to relax before departing. If time allows, you can explore more of Kigali, visit local markets for souvenir shopping, or simply soak in the city’s vibrant atmosphere. In the afternoon, transfer to Kigali International Airport for your departure, bidding farewell to the land of a thousand hills and carrying with you unforgettable memories of your Rwandan safari adventure.

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SUGGESTED LODGES

Raddison Blu
Magashi Camp
Bisate Lodge
One & Only Nyungwe
Silverback Lodge
Akagera Rhino Lodge

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